Organising Committee

Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Peter Eades, The University of Sydney
  • Hans Hagen, University of Kaiserslautern

Program Committee Chairs

  • Sheelagh Carpendale, University of Calgary
  • Wei Chen, Zhejiang University
  • Seokhee Hong, The University of Sydney

Poster Co-Chairs

  • Shixia Liu, Microsoft Research Asia
  • Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney
  • Shigeo Takahashi, University of Tokyo

Publicity Chair

  • Jinman Kim, The University of Sydney

Organizing Chair

  • Karsten Klein, The University of Sydney

Steering Committee

  • Issei Fujishiro, Keio University
  • Seokhee Hong, University of Sydney
  • Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University
  • Kwan-Liu Ma (Chair), University of California, Davis
  • Huamin Qu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Comittee Members

First NameLast NameInstitute
GennedyAndrienkoFraunhofer Institute, Germany
DanielArchambaultUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
AnastasiaBezerianosEcole Centrale Paris, France
UlrikBrandesUniversity of Konstanz, Germany
StefanBrucknerVienna University of Technology, Austria
HamishCarrUniversity of Leed, UK
MinChenUniversity of Oxford, UK
Carlos CorreaLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
WalterDidimoUniversity of Perugia, Italy
TimDwyerMicrosoft Research, USA
NiklasElmqvistPurdue University, USA
ThomasErtlUniversity of Stuttgart, Germany
MarkusHadwigerKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
NathalieHenry RicheMicrosoft Research, USA
DannyHoltenTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
HiroshiHosobeNational Institute of Informatics, Japan
Mao LinHuangUniversity of Technology, Sydney, Australia
JessieKennedyNapier University, UK
StephanKobourovUniversity of Arizona, US
KojiKoyamadaKyoto University, Japan
BongshinLeeMicrosoft Research, USA
MichaelMcGuffinEcole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
PetraMutzelTU Dortmund, Germany
VijayNatarajanIndian Institute of Science, India
MartinNöllenburgKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
StephenNorthAT&T Labs Research, USA
Timo RopinskiLinkoping University, Sweden
Jinwook SeoSeoul National University, South Korea
Han-WeiShenOhio State University, USA
RobertoTamassiaBrown University, USA
XavierTricochePurdue University, USA
IvanViolaUniversity of Bergen, Norway
ChaoliWangMichigan Technological University, USA
AlexanderWolffUniversität Würzburg, Germany
YingcaiWuMicrosoft Research Asia, China
JingYangUNC Charlotte, USA
Hsu-ChunYenNational Taiwan University, Taiwan
HongfengYuUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Ye ZhaoKent State University, USA


  • Feb 24th 2013. A PDF version of program is now available !
  • Feb 24th 2013. Final Program is now available!
  • Feb 24th 2013. The conference banquet is organized at Zilver Restaurant. Maps and details can be found from here.
  • Feb 24th 2013. PacificVAST final program is available at here.
  • Feb 24th 2013. The second keynote speaker is changed to Prof. Charles (Chuck) Hansen .
  • Feb 8th 2013. Tutorial Program is now available!
  • Feb 2nd 2013. Early bird registration is extended to February 5th (Midnight Sydney Time UTC+10).
  • Jan 28th 2013. Copyright form - All authors are required to submit a copy right form for their papers to be published and presented before the conference.
  • Dec 22nd 2012. Registration is now open.
  • Dec 10th 2012. New Workshop/Tutorial day added at 26th February

Keynote Speakers

Giuseppe Di Battista

Department of Engineering,
The Università Roma Tre, Italy

Charles (Chuck) Hansen

School of Computing,
University of Utah, USA

Important Dates

Paper submission September 26, 2012, 11:59pm (PDT)
Paper notification November 21, 2012
Camera ready papers due December 7, 2012
Poster submission December 17, 2012, 11:59pm (PDT)
Poster notification January 8, 2013
Camera ready poster due January 21, 2013
Workshop/Tutorial February 26
Symposium February 27-March 1