_   Oct. 29-Nov. 3,2006  Baltimore MD USA    
  _ Call for Participation

Submissions are solicited for workshops related to all areas of visualization. The workshops will provide an informal setting for participants to discuss advanced technical topics in visualization, involve experts in the field, allow for dissemination of work in progress, and promote new ideas. Workshops should be designed to complement, not compete with, the mission of IEEE Visualization 2006, IEEE Symposium on Information Visuslization 2006 and IEEE VAST 2006.

Workshops should either

  1. emphasize emerging ideas, concepts or technologies that are currently too nascent or too interdisciplinary for a full symposium, or
  2. bring together experts on a subject to create a report, white-paper or proposal requiring interactive work sessions.

Submissions should clearly describe which type of workshop is intended. Furthermore, every workshop must have a report (white-paper or proposal) as a result. Therefore, a submission should indicate the type of intended result.

A distinction that separates workshops from tutorials and/or symposia is that the information flow for a workshop should not be directed solely from the presenters to the audience, but should engage the participation of all attendees in the development of particular ideas or issues. Reports of the results from the workshops will be presented during a session of the conference.

Papers submitted and presented as part of this workshop will not be published in the proceedings of the conference. Workshop materials may be published as part of the electronic proceedings on the conference DVD, subject to approval of the electronic publications chair. If you wish to have your materials considered for printed publication, please submit the paper to the main conference or the related symposia.

Letters of intent for workshops are highly recommended but are not exclusively required. Letters should state the title and purpose of the workshop and list the names of the workshop organizers.

Proposals should be submitted to Gerik Scheuermann (scheuermann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de). Proposals should include the title, goals, technical scope, planned activities, and length (full or half day). The mission or proposed focus and impact of the workshop results should be stated, as well as a statement of the organization and development of the list of participants (how large is the intended workshop? how are participants selected?). In addition, organizers should describe any other relevant considerations for the workshop including: the organization of facilities (room setup as a round table? Lecture theater? or in a Panel format?); also the proposal should include arguments for other considerations such as the inclusion of workshop materials in the conference DVD. Organizers should also provide a brief description of their background, and related publications and research.

For more information, please contact any of the Workshop Chairs, Gerik Scheuermann (scheuermann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de), Terry Yoo (yoo@nlm.nih.gov), or Jihad El-Sana (el-sana@cs.bgu.ac.il).

Deadlines: Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2006.
 - Letters of intent for workshop proposals are recommended and are due by May 31, 2006.
 -Workshop proposals can be submitted at any time for early consideration and early decisions.
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