VisGuides:

3rd Workshop on the Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization

Workshop at IEEE VIS, October, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA


Note on Covid-19: For the latest updates on the Covid-19 impact on the timeline, schedule, and format of the VIS conference, please refer to the IEEE VIS website.


About

The VisGuides 2020 Workshop focuses on the analysis, design, reflection, and discussion of applicable frameworks to mastering guidelines in visualization by the broader visualization community, embedded in a larger research agenda of visualization theory and practices.

This workshop follows-up the ideas from the IEEE VIS 2016 and 2018 Workshop on Creation, Curation, Critique and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization (C4PGV) (https://c4pgv.dbvis.de/).

The workshop wants to deliver concrete ideas and meta-guidelines about how the visualization community can contribute to the collection, storage, formulation, and dissemination of guidelines - within and beyond the visualization community. To make this possible, we aim at:

  • Discussing work-in-progress and current activities around visualization guidelines.
  • Collect a comprehensive list of common and less common guidelines.
  • Based on this collection, exercise, create, and discuss a possible framework, or template, or methodology to capture guidelines.
  • Discuss a research agenda on how to address open questions around guidelines and how on-going research - in any field of visualization - can contribute to sustainable management and discussion of guidelines.

Call for Papers

The VisGuides 2020 Workshop calls for submissions about Creation, Curation, Critique, and Conditioning of Principles and Guidelines in Visualization. The ever-increasing global awareness, practice, and teaching of information and data visualization includes a growing audience of consumers and creators. Building on the success of two prior IEEE VIS workshops in 2016 and 2018, this workshop focuses on how to implement an actionable framework around guidelines for the wider visualization and non-visualization community.

Submit your ongoing work and innovative ideas as short papers up to 4 pages and be part of a vibrant half-day workshop that will bring together an exciting program with papers and discussions.


Topics and Scope

The focus of this 2020 workshop will be to think, design, and discuss an applicable framework embedded in a larger research agenda to master guidelines in visualization by the visualization community. In other words, the workshop wants to deliver concrete ideas and meta(!)- guidelines about how the community can contribute to the collection, storage, formulation, and dissemination of guidelines—within and beyond the visualization community. Our goals for this workshop are:

  • Discuss work-in-progress and current activities around visualization guidelines: new guidelines, management systems, teaching activities, studies, etc.
  • Collect a comprehensive list of common and less common guidelines, including references, examples, counter-examples, etc.
  • Based on this collection exercise, create and discuss a possible framework, or template, or methodology to capture guidelines. With this proposal, we provide an initial template, the ‘Guideline Report’ (see online). As empirical and design knowledge about data visualization grows, and as data visualization is becoming a more widespread activity and application, we need a framework and technological platform where we can propose, discuss, and study guidelines as scientific activities and where we can balance the formative nature of guidelines and their exceptions.
  • Create and discuss activities to engage students, workshop participants, practitioners, designers, data analyst experts, and other visualization stakeholders to express and reflect on their guidelines.
  • Discuss a research agenda on how to address open questions around guidelines and how on-going research—in any field of visualization—can contribute to sustainable management and discussion of guidelines.

Submissions

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished short papers up to 4 pages (excluding 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. The topics of these presentations may include but not limited to the followings:

  • Comparative analysis of several guidelines for visual representation, requirements, and gap analysis of principles and guidelines for one or more visualization tasks (or application domains);
  • Evidence-based critique of a principle or a guideline;
  • Case studies of a principle in relation to a task, a visual design, and a group of users;
  • Proposal of a new principle or a guideline, or a major revision of an existing one;
  • Proposal of a mechanism for curating principles and guidelines;
  • Proposal of a framework for the critique of principles and guidelines;
  • Proposal of a mechanism for disseminating and deployment of established principles and guidelines;
  • Discourse on a long-term sustainable mechanism for creation, curation, critique, and conditioning activities;
  • Discourse on the relationships and transformations between principles and guidelines and other theoretical aspects, such as taxonomies, conceptual frameworks and models, and quantitative laws, and so forth.;

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.

Submission deadline:20 July 2020
Notification:15 August 2020
Camera ready:25 August 2020
Paper format:IEEE TVCG format (conference)
Submission length:2-4 pages (excluding references)
Submission website:EasyChair
Review process:2-3 peer reviews each. Single-blind mandatory, double-blind optional.
Presentation:~5 minutes plus plenary discussion
Registration:Participants must be registered at for the specific day at the VIS conference

Guideline Report

As a possible submission template to the workshop, we are proposing the format of a Guideline Report:

  • Title of the guideline that is proposed or discussed
  • Guideline description
  • Background
  • Supporting elements
    • Arguments (common sense)
    • Studies
    • Design examples
  • Rejecting elements
    • Arguments (common sense)
    • Studies
    • Design examples
  • Discussion
  • Implications / Considerations
    • Ethical
    • Practical
    • Technical
    • ...
  • Conclusions
  • Summary-box
    • Title
    • Description
    • Supporting (max 3 bullet points)
    • Contra (max 3 bullet points)
    • Discussions (max 2 bullet points)

Publication

All accepted short papers will be published online, accessible to the public, at a website dedicated to the workshop. We will follow the Short position statements / work in progress notes strategy, outlined at the IEEE VIS Website: http://ieeevis.org/year/2020/info/call-participation/workshops. This means that papers will be published through the workshop with a DOI and on the conference USB key. Papers are considered published but not archival. They can hence be resubmitted to any IEEE VIS conference in the future.


Team

Workshop Co-chairs

  • Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King's College London
  • Alexandra Diehl, University of Zurich
  • Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh

Organization Committee

  • Rita Borgo, King's College London
  • Nadia Boukhelifa, INRA
  • Kelly Gaither, University of Texas
  • Michael Sedlmair, University of Stuttgart

Advisory Board

  • Min Chen, University of Oxford
  • Daniel Keim, University of Konstanz
  • Renato Pajarola, University of Zurich

Program Committee

  • Rita Borgo, King's College London
  • Nadia Boukhelifa, INRA
  • Mennatallah El-Assady, University of Konstanz
  • Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO
  • Eduard Groeller, Vienna University of Technology
  • Gordon Kindlmann, University of Chicago
  • Robert Laramee, University of Nottingham
  • Bongshin Lee, Microsoft
  • Kresimir Matkovic, VRVIS Research Center
  • Charles Perin, University of Victoria
  • James Scott-Brown, University of Oxford
  • Michael Sedlmair, University of Stuttgart
  • Danielle Szafir, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Thomas Torsney-Weir, Swansea University