October 24 - 29, 2010 | Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Call for Participation »VAST Papers

The IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (IEEE VAST), founded in 2006 as the IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, is the first international conference dedicated to advances in Visual Analytics Science and Technology. The scope of the conference, co-located with the annual IEEE Visualization Conference and the IEEE Information Visualization Conference, includes both fundamental research contributions within visual analytics as well as applications of visual analytics, including applications in science, engineering, medicine, health, media, business, social interaction, and security and investigative analysis. We invite you to participate in IEEE VAST 2010 by submitting your original research, application, or evaluation paper by March 31, 2010.

Papers are solicited that present original research results clearly related to visualization problems. Original papers are limited to 8 pages. The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is encouraged. Papers, videos, and supporting materials will be submitted electronically. Note that submission of an abstract for papers is mandatory by March 21, and full papers are due 10 days later. Selected best papers from IEEE VAST 2010 will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in special issues of peer-reviewed journals after the conference.

Visual Analytics is the science of analytical reasoning supported by highly interactive visual interfaces. People use visual analytics tools and techniques in all aspects of science, engineering, business, and government to synthesize information into knowledge; derive insight from massive, dynamic, and often conflicting data; detect the expected and discover the unexpected; provide timely, defensible, and understandable assessments; and communicate assessments effectively for action. The issues stimulating this body of research provide a grand challenge in science: turning information overload into the opportunity of the decade. Visual analytics requires interdisciplinary science, going beyond traditional scientific and information visualization to include statistics, mathematics, knowledge representation, management and discovery technologies, cognitive and perceptual sciences, decision sciences, and more. Your submission should help develop and/or apply Visual Analytics, clearly showing an interdisciplinary approach.


Papers may be submitted electronically at https://precisionconference.com/~vgtc/.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Visual representations and interaction techniques including the principles for depicting information, new visual paradigms, statistical graphics, geospatial visualizations, the science of interaction, and approaches for generating visual analytic visualization and interactions,
  • Data management and knowledge representation including scalable data representations for high volume and stream data, statistical and semantic signatures, and synthesis of information from diverse data sources,
  • Analytical reasoning including the human analytic discourse, knowledge discovery methods, perception and cognition, and collaborative visual analytics,
  • Presentation, production, and dissemination methods including methods and tools for capturing the analytics process, and story telling for specific and varying audiences, and
  • Applications of visual analysis techniques, including but not limited to applications in science, engineering, humanities, business, public safety, commerce, and logistics as far as they contribute to Visual Analytics are of particular interest
  • Evaluation methods, security & privacy, interoperability, and technology practice & experience,
  • Discourse visualization and visual representations of the reasoning process,
  • Mathematical foundations of data transformations to allow interactive visual analysis, and
  • Algorithms and technologies which are fundamental for visual analytics, including user and device adaptivity, web interfaces and mobile devices.

Submissions are limited to 8 pages and do not need to be anonymized. Please click here for formatting guidelines and here for guidelines on supplementary materials.

The submission of a video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is encouraged. Papers, videos, and supporting materials will be submitted electronically. Note that submission of an abstract for each paper is mandatory by March 21, 2010 and full papers are due 10 days later. All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in any conference proceedings, magazine or journal. Concurrent submissions are strictly not permitted. If it is determined that a manuscript is simultaneously under the consideration by another publication venue (e.g., conference, journal, edited book) during the review process of IEEE VAST 2010, the manuscript will immediately be rejected.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline (Mandatory)     March 21, 2010 (5 PM Pacific Time)
Full Papers Due     March 31, 2010 (5 PM Pacific Time)
Accept/Reject Notification     June 8, 2010
Camera Ready Copy Due     July 20, 2010


Alan MacEachren, The Pennsylvania State University
Silvia Miksch, Vienna University of Technology

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