Call for Papers


The 6th PacificVis Symposium (Pacific Visualization) will be held in Sydney, Australia from February 26 to March 1, 2013. As part of PacificVis, workshop/tutorial sessions will be held on February 26, with the Symposium starting from Feburary 27. PacificVis is an IEEE sponsored international visualization symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region, with the objective to foster greater exchange between visualization researchers and practitioners, and to draw more researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research. PacificVis is a unified visualization conference, welcoming all areas of visualization research such as: information, scientific, graph, security, software and bio- visualization. Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and practical applications in all areas of visualization. We encourage papers in any new, novel, and exciting research area that pertains to visualization.


Important Dates:

  • Paper submission deadline: September 26, 2012, 11:59pm (PDT)
  • Notification of acceptance: November 21, 2012
  • Camera-ready papers due: December 7, 2012

Program Co-Chairs:

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

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Visualization application areas such as but not limited to:

  • statistical graphics and mathematics
  • financial, security and business visualization
  • physical sciences and engineering
  • earth, space, and environmental sciences
  • geographic/geospatial/ terrain visualization
  • molecular, biomedical, bioinformatics and medical visualization
  • text, documents and software visualization
  • social, ambient and information sciences
  • education and everyday visualization
  • multimedia (image/video/music) visualization
  • any other non-spatial data or spatial data that is visualized with a new spatial mapping

Data focused visualization research:

  • high-dimensional data and dimensionality reduction and data compression
  • multidimensional multi-field, multi-modal, multi-resolution and multi-variate data
  • causality and uncertainty data
  • time series, time varying, streaming and flow data
  • scalar, vector and tensor fields
  • regular and unstructured grids
  • point-based data
  • large scale data (petabytes, ...)

Technique focused visualization research:

  • volume modeling and rendering
  • extraction of surfaces
  • topology-based and geometry-based techniques
  • glyph-based techniques
  • integrating spatial and non-spatial data visualization
  • machine-learning approaches

Graph and network visualization research:

  • design and experimentation of graph drawing algorithms
  • techniques, interfaces and interaction methods for graphs, trees, and other relational data
  • visualization of graphs and networks in application areas (e.g., social sciences, biology, geography, software engineering, circuit design, business intelligence)
  • interfaces and interaction techniques for graph and network visualizations
  • Benchmarks and experimental analysis for graph visualization systems and user interfaces

Interaction focused visualization research:

  • icon- and glyph-based
  • focus + context
  • animation
  • zooming and navigation
  • linking + brushing
  • coordinated multiple views
  • view-dependent visualization
  • data labeling, editing and annotation
  • collaborative, co-located and distributed
  • manipulation and deformation
  • visual data mining and visual knowledge discovery

Empirical and comprehension focused visualization research

  • visual design and aesthetics
  • cognition and perception issues
  • cognitive studies on graph drawing readability and user interaction
  • presentation, dissemination and storytelling
  • design studies, case studies and focus groups
  • task and requirements analysis
  • metrics and benchmarks
  • evaluations of all types: qualitative, quantitative, laboratory, field, and usability studies
  • validation and verification
  • perception theory including such factors as color texture, scene, motion perception, perceptual cognition

System focused visualization research

  • novel algorithms and mathematics
  • mobile and ubiquitous
  • taxonomies and models
  • methodologies, discussions and frameworks
  • visual design, visualization system and toolkit design
  • illustrative visualization
  • data warehousing, database visualization and data mining
  • collaborative and distributed visualization
  • mathematical theories for visualization

Hardware, Display and Interaction Technology

  • large and high-res displays
  • stereo displays
  • mobile and ubiquitous environments
  • immersive and virtual environments
  • multimodal input (touch, haptics, voice, etc. )
  • hardware acceleration
  • GPUs and multi-core architectures
  • CPU and GPU clusters
  • distributed systems, grid and cloud environments
  • volume graphics hardware
The papers should be original and not previously published. Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop topics. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE and also included in the IEEE Digital Library. Authors of selected research papers of outstanding quality will be invited to submit an extended version to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.


Call for Posters


The 6th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2013) will be held in Sydney, Australia from February 26 to March 1, 2013. As part of PacificVis, workshop/tutorial sessions will be held on February 26, with the Symposium starting from February 27. PacificVis is an IEEE sponsored international visualization symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region, with the objective to foster greater exchange between researchers and practitioners interested in visualization and visual analytics techniques, and to attract more researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to enter this rapidly growing area of research.


Important Dates

  • Poster submission deadline: December 17, 2012, 11:59pm (PDT)
  • Notification of acceptance: January 8, 2013
  • Camera-ready version due: January 21, 2013

  • Poster Co-Chairs

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

  • PacificVis 2013 is soliciting high quality poster proposals. The PacificVis 2013 poster program offers an opportunity to present innovative techniques in commercial products, work in progress, student projects, or non-traditional research. We especially welcome presentations of novel interface and interaction techniques for visualization. The objective is to foster exchange between researchers and practitioners in the fields of visualization and HCI. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

    Data focused visualization research

  • High-dimensional and multi-variate data
  • causality and uncertainty data
  • time-varying data
  • scalar, vector and tensor fields
  • regular and unstructured data
  • spatial data
  • large-scale data
  • Technique focused visualization research

  • Volume modeling and rendering
  • feature extraction
  • topology-based and geometry-based techniques
  • glyph-based techniques
  • dimension reduction, machine-learning approaches
  • Graph and network visualization research

  • Graph drawing algorithms
  • graphs, trees, and other rational data
  • interaction techniques for graphs and networks
  • social and scale-free networks
  • aesthetic for graph drawing readability
  • Interaction focused visualization research

  • Focus+context techniques
  • animation
  • zooming and navigation
  • linking+brushing
  • labeling, editing, and annotation
  • collaborative
  • co-located and distributed
  • manipulation and deformation
  • linking + brushing
  • visual data mining
  • Empirical and comprehension focused visualization research

  • Visual design and aesthetics
  • cognition and perception
  • presentation and storytelling, usability studies
  • validation and verification
  • color, texture, scene and motion perception
  • System focused visualization research

  • Mobile and ubiquitous
  • taxonomies and models
  • methodologies and frameworks
  • visualization system and toolkit design
  • illustrative visualization
  • database visualization
  • collaborative visualization
  • Hardware, display and interaction technology

  • Large and high-resolution displays
  • stereo displays
  • immersive and virtual environments
  • multimodal input
  • GPU and multi-core architectures
  • CPU and GPU clusters
  • grid and cloud environments
  • Visualization application areas

  • Visualization in mathematics, financial, security, and business visualization, geo-visualization, biomedical visualization, text and documents, visualization for education, multimedia visualization, social media visualization and health

  • An interactive poster session will be held to allow plenty of opportunities for one-on-one dialogue and small group discussion in a casual setting. Extended abstracts of the accepted posters will be distributed at the conference, but these abstracts will NOT be included in the symposium proceedings and will NOT be considered publications. The same work can therefore be submitted to a journal or conference later.

    Posters should present at least partial results achieved with a new technique. Submissions describing unsubstantiated ideas for future research will not be accepted. Based on the results of paper review process, the PacificVis 2013 program committee will also decide to offer several authors to present their work as invited posters and we expect to build a high quality poster program based on these core contributions. Posters will be evaluated by the PacificVis 2013 Poster Co-Chairs based on the level of contribution, validity of the results, originality, and clarity of presentation.


    Submission Instructions

    Posters of up to 2 pages (two-column, single-spaced, 10 point font, including figures, tables and references) are invited. Manuscripts must be written in English, and follow the formatting guidelines. DOC and LaTeX templates are available at

  • http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Track/pacvis.html
  • Submissions should be made electronically in Adobe PDF (no paper copy will be accepted) by e-mailing it to the Poster Co-Chairs (pvispstr@it.usyd.edu.au) by the deadline specified below. File name should start with primary author's full last name followed by an underscore and arbitrary poster name, for example smith_graph_drawing.pdf. Please do NOT use paper submission system for anything related to posters. Even if the PacificVis 2013 program committee offered you to present an invited poster based on your earlier paper submission, please send the new 2-page version to the Poster Co-Chairs (pvispstr@it.usyd.edu.au) by the deadline specified below. This will serve as an indication that you accept the invitation and are willing to present your work as a poster at the conference.


    For more information, email pvispstr@it.usyd.edu.au

    News

    • 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 UniversitÓ 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