Visual Analytics plays a major role in the analysis and decision-making processes for science, industry, and government organisations. It is one of the best ways we have for making sense of big and/or complex data sets. Reflecting its history of encouraging research into less-traditional approaches to visual analytics, this year BDVA has broadened scope to include the emerging field of Immersive Analytics. Immersive Analytics aims to support data understanding and decision making everywhere and by everyone, working individually or collaboratively. It aims to make embodied tools that are intuitive, engaging, and appropriately utilise all sensory channels. This may be achieved through the use of immersive virtual environment technologies, data physicalisation, natural interfaces or responsive analytics, but is not tied to the use of any particular technology.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-06-17

Author guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished regular papers 4 to 9 pages + 2 pages for references that report novel and mature work. Paper quality versus length will be assessed based on a contribution-per-page judgment. The symposium proceedings will be will be submitted for inclusion to IEEE Xplore. It is a condition of publication that accepted papers are presented by one of the authors. All accepted papers will be presented during the symposium. Presenters must register before the camera-ready deadline to avoid withdrawal from the symposium proceedings and programme. Abstract submissions are due on June 17 June 20, full paper submissions are due on June 24 July 1, 2018. Please use the templates provided at this website: IEEE Templates.

Topics of submission

Symposium topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Immersive Analytics
  • Immersive Storytelling
  • Collaborative Visual and Immersive Analytics
  • Personalized Visual and Immersive Analytics
  • Use of Mixed Reality for Analytics including Situated Analytics
  • Visual, Audio, Haptic, and Multisensory Data Presentation including Data Physicalization
  • Human-Computer Interaction including Use of Natural Interfaces for Analytics
  • Analytical Reasoning and Sense-making of Big or Complex Data
  • Scalable Visual and Immersive Analytics including HPC for Visualisation
  • Responsive Analytic Algorithms for Interactive Data Exploration
  • Big Data Management, Transformation, and Presentation
  • Context-Semantics-driven Visual and Immersive Analytics
  • Processes & Tools For Building Visual and Immersive Analytics Applications
  • Applications and Case Studies


General Chair

  • Falk Schreiber, University of Konstanz, Germany

Program Chairs

  • M. Eduard Gröller, TU Wien, Austria

  • Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia

Organising Chairs

  • Alexandra Diehl, University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Björn Sommer, University of Konstanz, Germany

Financial Chair

  • Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz, Germany

Publication Chair

  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO Data61 Hobart, Australia

Publicity Chair

  • Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King’s College London, UK

Poster and Demonstrations Chair

  • Johanna Schmidt, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria

Workshops Chair

  • Mennatallah El-Assady, University of Konstanz, Germany

Steering Committee

  • Tomasz Bednarz, CSIRO Data61 & UNSW, Australia

  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO Data61, Australia

  • Julian Heinrich, Bayer Crop Science, Germany

  • Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Quang Vinh Nguyen, Western Sydney University, Australia

Program Committee

  • Benjamin Bach, The University of Edinburgh

  • Fabian Beck, University of Duisburg-Essen

  • Tomasz Bednarz, UNSW Art & Design, CSIRO Data61

  • Silvia Castro, Universidad Nacional del Sur

  • Jian Chen, The Ohio State University

  • Maxime Cordeil, Monash University

  • Tim Dwyer, Monash University

  • Niklas Elmqvist, University of Maryland

  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO

  • Martin Falk, Linköping University

  • Carla Freitas, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • Issei Fujishiro, Keio University

  • Hans-Christian Hege, Zuse Institute Berlin

  • Nathalie Henry-Riche, Microsoft

  • Marcel Hlawatsch, University of Stuttgart

  • Tony Huang Swinburne, University of Technology

  • Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz

  • Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University

  • Jinman Kim, The University of Sydney

  • Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz

  • Søren Knudsen, University of Calgary

  • Steffen Koch, University of Ulm

  • Nils Kriege, TU Dortmund

  • Michael Krone, University of Tübingen

  • Bongshin Lee, Microsoft

  • Kwan-Liu Ma, University of California, Davis

  • G.Elisabeta Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center

  • Frank Maurer, University of Calgary

  • Quang Vinh Nguyen, Western Sydney University

  • Aruquia Peixoto, CEFET/RJ

  • Jonathan Roberts, Bangor University

  • Bahador Saket, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology

  • Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock

  • Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu

  • Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia

  • Manuela Waldner, Vienna University of Technology

  • Yingcai Wu, Zhejiang University

  • Anders Ynnerman, Linköping University

  • Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas


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