||Call for Participation
The posters program at Visualization has become an increasingly
important component of the conference, showcasing high-quality
cutting-edge research. Because the conference reception is co-located
with the poster area, posters presentations can initiate productive
discussions and collaborations. Posters offer a venue for work in
progress, research exploring new problems or application areas,
student projects, and any work that might particularly benefit from
discussion with others in the field (see also the Frequently Asked Questions below). Case studies in all
areas of science, engineering, and medicine are welcome.
Review criteria are: interest to the community, originality,
significance, and presentation quality. Submissions will be limited to
two printed pages and an optional draft of the poster. Submissions
should include a concise description of the idea, the results or
findings, supporting imagery and figures, and a discussion of the
implications of the work to visualization. Full literature searches
are not expected, although relevant citations should be
included. Submissions must be in final form; those accepted will be
distributed to attendees on paper and on the conference DVD as
submitted -- no revisions will be possible. Any optional drafts of
posters are submitted for review purposes only and will not be
Deadline: June 30, 2006
Starting with IEEE Visualization 2006, the Best Poster award will
be determined through a two stage review process, similar to the
current process for the Best Paper award. The decision will be
made by a Best Poster Committee, consisting of the current poster
chairs and the poster chairs from the previous year's conference,
and chaired by one of the current poster chairs. For the
Visualization 2006, the Best Poster Committee is:
2006 Best Poster Committee Members:
Daniel Weiskopf (chair), Simon Fraser University
Gordon Kindlmann, Harvard Medical School
David Laidlaw, Brown University
Robert Kosara, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Best Poster Selection Procedure
- July 20, 2006: acceptance decisions are announced for all
- The Best Poster Committee will review and discuss the accepted
posters, to choose 5 candidates for Best Poster.
- August 30, 2006: Best Poster candidates are announced.
- At the conference: There will be a Best Poster Session (new in
2006) affording each of the Best Poster candidates a 7 minute talk
(with 3 minutes for questions and speaker transition) to present their
work in more detail. These talks are an opportunity to showcase the
high quality of research on display in the Poster Session. Note that
the fast-paced Poster Preview Session will still include the Best
Poster candidates, as not all Vis attendees will be able to see the
Best Poster Session.
- The Best Poster Committee will make their decision based on
the Best Poster oral presentations, and on the posters
- At the end of the conference: the Best Poster winner will be
announced (along with the other awards).
To make the Best Poster decision, the Best Poster Committee will
assess the quality and impact of the research, and the clarity of
its presentation. Specifically, the poster should describe a
compelling innovation in visualization methods or applications,
in a way that invites further research, discussion, or
collaboration. The explanation of the research problem and
methods should be easily understood. The visual presentation on
the poster should be clean and logically structured, and the main
research results should be clearly stated.
Abstracts will be accepted electronically in PDF. The draft of the
poster may be in either Powerpoint or PDF. Both should be submitted
using the Poster Submission
Page The final poster size should not exceed 60 inches wide x 40
inches tall (approximately 150 cm x 100 cm).
For more information please contact Daniel Weiskopf at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Gordon Kindlmann at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of a poster?
There are different reasons for submitting your work as a
poster. Maybe the work wasn't quite mature enough at the papers
deadline, but you would like to show it to your colleagues. Or you
want some feedback on what others think about it. Maybe the work was
interesting but not of such a great value that it would warrant a
paper (student projects often fall into this category). Or you may
have some late breaking results you want to show the world before
writing a complete paper. A poster presentation provides you with the
chance to get more feedback than with a paper presentation, and you
can get in contact with people working in a similar field, or who are
interested in your work.
What are my responsibilities as a poster author?
To facilitate dissemination, discussion, and access, posters will be
on display during the entire conference. Authors will be expected to
set up their posters the first morning of the conference, and take
them down the final afternoon. Posters are also presented in person,
first in a one minute summary at the fast-paced poster summary
session, and then by standing with the poster during the poster
session itself (during the conference reception) to describe
the work and to answer questions. If the poster has multiple authors,
not all authors need to be there, however the poster must be staffed
by at least one person at all times during the poster session.
Multiple authors may wish to "tag team," taking turns at their own
poster and then seeing the other poster presentations.
What makes for a good poster?
The main points of the poster should be easily readable from about
three meters away. The poster may also have more dense text, suitable
for viewers who come for a closer look, standing perhaps one meter
away. Consider also that the material on the poster should be useful
for you to illustrate key points when discussing your work
individually with attendees during your session. And don't forget to
include your name, affiliation, and contact information on the
poster. At the poster session, you should have your business card or a
leaflet ready to give to interested people.
What is the expected physical format of a poster?
Posters are usually printed with a large-format printer onto a large
piece of paper, which covers most or all of the posterboard it is
mounted on. A less attractive (though time-honored) option is to form
the poster from a collection of individual letter-size sheets of
paper, either as the individual pages of the presentation, or as
"tiles" of a single large-format document. At the conference, you
will mount your poster onto a posterboard for display. Posterboards
and pushpins will be supplied by the conference organizers.
Will I have an internet connection for my laptop?
Probably not. It's best not to plan on having an internet connection
during your session.
Will AC power be available for my laptop or other
Sorry, we can t promise AC power outlets. Charge your batteries before
Can I leave my laptop or other equipment there before
or after the session?
The poster sessions are in unsecured open areas. Take your laptop and
all your gear with you.