The VisGuides 2018 Workshop calls for submissions about Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization. The ever-increasing global awareness, practise, and teaching of information and data visualization includes a growing audience of consumers and creators. We, as a scientific community must put careful emphasis on the collection and curation of knowledge in the area. The goal of this workshop is to discuss and consolidate guidelines, best practices, controversies, and success stories in the field of information visualization.

Submit your work and be part of a vibrant one-day workshop that will bring together an exciting programme with internationally renowned keynote speakers and panel discussions.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-07-23

Call for paper description

he focus of this workshop is placed on a fundamental aspect: the need of a unified theoretical foundation or framework for underpinning all four components of creation, curation, critique and conditioning of design guidelines and principles for visualization and visual analytics. The challenge includes:

  • Survey well-known principles or guideline; where they are applicable and when and where it is not, as well as examples for attesting either conditions,
  • Discuss principles, guidelines, recommendations, based on the presented evidence (including examples of their uses and misuses), critique (including revision and improvement) and conditioning (i.e., education, training, and deployment) compiling the lessons learned from the usage of those guidelines with an impact beyond the scientific visualization community.
  • Improving the platforms (e.g., VisGuides) and repositories (e.g., VGR ) for supporting the evolution and improvement of principles and guidelines, and fostering early proposal of principles and guidelines."


Submission Info

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished short papers up to 4 pages (including references) that present innovative ideas, discourses, design concepts, empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, social models, and work-in-progress in the context of principles and guidelines in visualization and visual analytics. The topics of these presentations may include but not limited to the followings:

  • Discussion of known guidelines in the visualization discipline.

  • Comparative analysis of several guidelines for a visual representation.

  • Debate Mechanisms from Social Sciences.

  • Discourse Models for Computer Science.

  • Requirements and gap analysis of principles and guidelines for one or more visualization tasks (or application domains).

  • Evidence-based critique of a principle or guideline.

  • Case studies of a principle/guideline in relation to a task, a visual design, and a group of users.

  • New principle or guideline, or a major revision of an existing one.

  • Mechanisms for curating principles and guidelines.

  • Framework for critique of principles and guidelines.

  • Mechanism for disseminating and deployment of established principles and guidelines.

  • Discourse on long-term sustainable mechanism(s) for Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning activities.

  • Discourse on the relationships and transformation between principles and guidelines and other theoretical aspects, such as taxonomies, conceptual frameworks and models, and quantitative laws.


Submissions can be of any length from 2 to 4 pages in standard IEEE TVCG format (conference), in proportion to the contribution: work-in-progress, latest breaking news, or mature research.


PC Members

  • Eduard Groeller, Vienna University of Technology

  • Kelly Gaither, University of Texas at Austin

  • Steven Haroz, Sorbonne Universite

  • Charles Perin, City, University of London

  • Mennatallah El-Assady

  • Nadia Boukhelifa, INRA

  • Rita Borgo, King's College London

  • Daniel Archambault, Swansea University

  • Michael Sedlmair, Jacobs University

  • Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University

  • Eser Kandogan, IBM

  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO

  • Robert Kosara, Tableau Software

  • Bongshin Lee, Microsoft

  • Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center

  • Gordon Kindlmann, University of Chicago

  • Chris Weaver, University of Oklahoma

Advisory Board

  • Min Chen, University of Oxford, UK

  • Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz, DE

  • Melanie Tory, Tableau Research, USA


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    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg