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The posters program at IEEE 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 session, posters can initiate productive
discussions and collaborations. Furthermore, poster authors may give
demos (on their own laptop) at the poster session to small groups of
other conference attendees. Thus, posters are an attractive venue for
disseminating innovative ideas, exploring new problems or application
areas, showcasing student projects, getting feedback from experts in
the community, and presenting work that might particularly benefit
from discussion and/or collaboration with others. See also
the Frequently Asked Questions below. Case studies
in all areas of science, engineering, and medicine are also welcome.
Posters are accepted based on a review (by the Poster Committee) of a
two-page abstract, and an optional draft of the poster. Review
criteria are: interest to the community, originality, significance,
and presentation quality. Poster abstracts are similar in over-all
form to a paper, but much more concise. Poster abstracts include a
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
important relevant citations should be included. Abstracts must be in
final form: accepted abstracts will be distributed to attendees in the
Conference Compendium as submitted -- no revisions will be
possible. Any optional drafts of posters are submitted for review
purposes only and will not be distributed.
Poster abstracts will be accepted electronically in PDF format.
Poster authors should use these
observe the strict two-page limit.
An Acknowledgments section is not necessary.
The draft of the
poster may be in either Powerpoint or PDF. Both should be submitted
using the Poster Submission Page (to be activated later).
The final poster size should not exceed 60 inches wide x 40
inches tall (approximately 150 cm x 100 cm). Once specific
arrangements for poster boards have been made, authors of accepted
posters will be notified if their posters may be larger than this.
Poster Abstract Deadline: June 30, 2007
To submit your poster,
here to go to the Poster Submission Page.
As 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 2007, the Best Poster Committee includes:
2007 Best Poster Committee Members:
Gordon Kindlmann (chair), Harvard Medical School
Lars Linsen, Jacobs University Bremen
Daniel Weiskopf, Simon Fraser University
Robert Kosara, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Best Poster Selection Procedure
- July 27, 2007: 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 31, 2007: Best Poster candidates are announced.
- At the conference: There will be a Best Poster Session
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.
For more information please contact or Gordon Kindlmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lars Linsen 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 (prior to the conference reception),
and second, 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.
Do posters count as publications?
Posters are not considered archival publications because they are
distributed only in the Conference Compendium. However, posters make
great starting points for full-length publications!
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 poster-board it is
mounted on. A less attractive 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 poster-board for display. Poster-boards
and push-pins will be supplied by the conference organizers.
Will I have a table to put my laptop or other gear
The specific arrangements for the poster session have yet to be
determined, but we expect to make available tables for those who
wish to use a laptop with their poster during the session.
Will I have an internet connection for my laptop?
Probably not. You should not plan on having an internet connection
during your session.
Will AC power be available for my laptop or other
You should assume that AC power outlets will not be available
at your poster during session.
Charge your batteries before the session, and bring multiple
batteries if necessary.
Can I leave my laptop or other equipment with the poster
before or after the session?
The poster sessions are in unsecured open areas. Take your laptop and
all your gear with you.