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IEEE PacificVis 2018 (4/10-13) ポスター/コンテスト募集 (2017/12/30)

来年4月に神戸大学にて開催される国際会議 IEEE PacificVis では、
 Poster 1月19日投稿期限
 Storytelling Contest 1月19日投稿期限
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WELCOME

The 11th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2018) will be held in Kobe, Japan during April 10 to 13, 2018. Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. 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 symposium, welcoming all areas of visualization research such as: information visualization, scientific visualization, graph and network visualization, visual analytics, and specific applications such as (but not limited to) security-, software- and bio-visualization. Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and application papers in all areas of visualization. We encourage papers in any new, novel, and exciting research area that pertains to visualization.

http://pvis.org/

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visualization Notes

The 11th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2018) will be held in Kobe, Japan during April 10 to 13, 2018. Visualization has become an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. 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 2018 features a short paper track, called "Visualization Notes." The purpose of this track is to encourage young researchers to present their work and discuss with participants including senior researchers there. The submissions can be late-breaking results and work in progress, while they should be novel enough to attract interest from the visualization community.

The suggested topics for the "Visualization Notes" are the same as those for full papers, while the ideas there can be relatively small as compared with those for full papers. Nonetheless, the "Visualization Notes" are still expected to contain technically interesting results in theories and/or applications.
Please note that all submissions must be original and thus have not been published elsewhere. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed through a single-stage process by the international program committee. Accepted short papers will be included in the conference proceedings and in IEEE digital library.

IMPORTANT DATES

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Notes Deadline Dec. 4, 2017
Notes Notification Jan. 12, 2018
Camera ready Notes due Feb. 2, 2018
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The deadline is due at 9:00 pm Pacific Time (PST).

Submission

Original unpublished short paper submissions of up to 4 pages (two-column, single-spaced, 9-point font, including figures and tables) without references or 5 pages including references are invited. Manuscripts must be written in English, and follow the formatting guidelines. Reviewing will be double blind, so please remove all author and affiliation information from submissions and supplemental files. Please substitute your paper's ID number for the author name. Papers should be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format. Please provide supplemental videos in QuickTime MPEG-4 or DivX version 5, and use TIFF, JPEG, or PNG for supplemental images.

Formatting Guidelines Submission System

Contact

Email
pvis_notes(at)pvis.org

Visualization Notes Co-Chairs

- Kazuo Misue (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
- Filip Sadlo (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
- Lei Shi (Chinese Academy of Science, China)

Posters

The 11th IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2018) will be held in Kobe, Japan during April 10 to 13, 2018. PacificVis 2018 is soliciting high quality poster proposals. The PacificVis 2018 poster program is welcoming all areas of visualization research such as: information, scientific, graph, security, software and bio-visualization. Authors are encouraged to submit work in progress and practical applications to demonstrate novel and applicable ideas in all aspects of visualization.

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 included in the electronic conference proceedings (USB memory stick distributed to conference attendants).

IMPORTANT DATES

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Poster papers submission deadline Jan. 19, 2018
Poster papers notification Feb. 7, 2018
Camera ready poster papers due Feb. 21, 2018
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Deadlines are due at 9:00 pm Pacific Time (PST).

Submission

Submissions should be made electronically in Adobe PDF by the deadline. Poster abstract submissions of up to 2 pages (two-column, single-spaced, 9 point font, including figures and tables) are invited. Manuscripts must be written in English, and follow the formatting guidelines. The posters will be peer-reviewed in a one-stage single-blind process. Posters will be evaluated by the PacificVis 2018 Poster Co-Chairs based on the level of contribution, validity of the results, originality, and clarity of presentation. The reviewing will be based primarily on the abstract content but will consider other supplemental materials (videos, images, and so on) if provided.

Poster Presentation

Accepted poster will be presented at the poster session of the conference. The final posters should be printed with no larger than paper size A0 size (841mm x 1189mm / 33.1" x 46.8"). At least one author of an accepted poster must register for and attend the conference to present the work. Authors will also be required to present a brief summary of their talk at the fast-forward session.

Contact

For questions regarding poster submission, please do not hesitate to contact the chairs directly via pvis_posters(at)pvis.org

Posters Co-Chairs

- Chongke Bi, Tianjin University, China
- Masahiko Itoh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
- Puripant Ruchikachorn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Visual Data Storytelling Contest

Following the success of the successful 2017 IEEE PacificVis Data Storytelling Contest, the contest will take place for the second time in 2018. Data storytelling, narrative visualization, or explanatory visualization has emerged as an important industry trend, with events such as the Tapestry Conference, the Information is Beautiful Awards, and the Malofiej Infographics World Summit, as well as new visual essay publications and blogs such as The Pudding, Explorable Explanations and Google News Lab's Data Journalism blog. The purpose of this contest is to encourage students and researchers to demonstrate the value of their visualization research through effective visual data storytelling, and to contribute to this exciting development in the broader visualization community.

PacificVis is a unified visualization symposium, welcoming all areas of visualization such as: information, scientific, graph, security, and software visualization. Storytellers are invited to submit visual data-driven stories that draw upon any of these areas. Unlike contests such as the VAST challenge or the SciVis Contest, the data for the PacificVis visual data storytelling contest will be left unspecified; storytellers are free to choose any publicly-available dataset(s). Similarly, the task that storytellers are to accomplish is to successfully communicate a message or series of messages (i.e., a narrative, a series of insights) using visualization techniques and supported by the underlying data. The themes of the story can draw from any topic, including current affairs, history, natural disasters, and research findings from the sciences and humanities.

Videos of the 8 finalists from the 2017 contest can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/pviscontest.

For additional inspiration, consult these articles:

- Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data (Segel and Heer, IEEE InfoVis 2010)
- Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization (Kosara and Mackinlay, IEEE Computer 2013)
- Visualization Rhetoric: Framing Effects in Narrative Visualization (Hullman and Diakopoulos, IEEE InfoVis 2013)
- Understanding Data Videos: Looking at Narrative Visualization Through the Cinematography Lens (Amini et al., ACM CHI 2015)
- More than Telling a Story: Transforming Data into Visually Shared Stories (Lee et al., IEEE CG&A 2015)

Or watch these videos:

- Once Upon a Time: From Data to Stories (John Schwabish @ Socrata Connect 2017)
- Animation, Pacing, and Exposition (Tony Chu @ OpenVisConf 2016)
- Where's Larry? Bringing Data to Life Through Story (Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic @ Tapestry Conference 2017)

Entries may be submitted by teams or individuals, and from both industry and academia alike. Conference sponsors can participate non-competitively. Submissions must fulfill the requirements explained below:

Requirements:
- Submissions can take several forms:

- Website: an author-hosted website is preferred, however authors may opt to submit a .zip archive of a website containing all dependencies and a readme .txt or .md file with instructions on how to view the website locally. Authors submitting a website are also highly encouraged to submit a .zip archive containing screenshots and/or a video capture of the website via PCS as a fallback in the event that the contest chairs and judges are unable to view the website. Authors are encouraged to use interactive and animated elements that advance the story, such as scrollytelling waypoints or stepper navigation controls. Websites that require the viewer to engage in substantial exploratory interaction are discouraged.

- Video: .mp4, .avi, or .mov formats are preferred, with a maximum length of 5 minutes. Note that video submissions that appear to be tutorials or demonstrations of a visualization tool will not be considered; the focus of the submission must be a visual narrative about the data, not a visualization tool or technique.

- Data Comic: a multi-page .pdf file that tells a story in the style of a comic book.

- Infographic: a single-page poster .pdf file that tells a story.

- A succinct story title or headline.

- A 150-word extended abstract using the _IEEE VGTC poster template_ that briefly describes the data analysis and design process undertaken by the storyteller(s). The abstract should not include the message(s) communicated by the story; the story must stand alone in this regard such that a viewer should not need to read the abstract to understand the story. If submitting the story as a website, authors must include the URL of the story in this abstract.

- A list of references that include the publicly-available dataset(s) that informed the story and those that are visually represented within the story, as well as any tools, libraries, previously published techniques, or software applications used during the data analysis and story design process.

- The story must feature at least one programmatically-generated visual representation of data; visual representations of data generated by manual illustration (e.g., on paper, using illustration software) are allowed; however, these representations must be used in conjunction with a programmatically-generated visual representations of data. In addition, the programmatically-generated visual representation(s) should be the authors's own work, using techniques or tools created by the authors. Third party techniques or applications may be used in conjunction with the authors's own work as long as proper credit is given to their respective creators and it is made clear which aspects of the implementation represent the authors's own work.

- The entries must be original data-driven stories that have not been previously published elsewhere.

- For the winning entries we expect the following additional requirements:

- At least one member of the winning team must register for the conference and be present at the contest's poster session and award ceremony.

Submission Procedure:

The submission deadline is January 19th, 2018 9 PM PST.

- The title, submission file, abstract, and reference list should be submitted via PCS.

The notification date is February 7th, 2018.

Final Submission: February 21st, 2018 9PM PST.

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Awards and Rating

A jury of visualization and data storytelling experts will carefully judge each submission. Successful entries will effectively communicate a narrative, message(s), or insight(s) using visual representations of data. Each judge assigned to a submission will give the submission a score from 1 to 5, and they will be asked the following questions:

- Is this work relevant for the PacificVis Data Storytelling Contest?

- Is the story original (i.e, not previously published elsewhere)?

- Is the story engaging and interesting?

- Is the narrative point or message of the story clearly discernible? Are insights clearly communicated?

- Are data sources adequately referenced?

- Are data sources publicly available?

- Does the story feature at least one programmatically-generated visual representation of data?

- Is it clear which aspects of the story represents the author(s)' own work, using techniques or tools created by the authors?

- Is proper credit given to the creators of third party techniques or applications used to generate the story?

Winning entries will receive a certificate.

The jury consists of:

- (To be announced)

Contact

For questions regarding the contest, please do not hesitate to contact the chairs directly via contest[at]pvis.org.

Contest chairs:
- Matthew Brehmer, Microsoft Research, USA
- Ingrid Hotz, Linkoping University, Sweden
- Hidenori Watanave, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan