Submitting to VISAP 2023

Important Dates

Call opening:April, 2024
Submissions deadline:June 2, 2024
Acceptance notifications:July 14, 2024
Camera ready deadline:August 14, 2024
Exhibition materials submission:August 14, 2024
VISAP exhibition: October 14–17, 2024
Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort

All submissions are due by June 2, 2024; 11:59pm (23:59) Anywhere On Earth (AOE), using the Precision Conference System (PCS).


Paper Submission

We invite researchers, scholars, and creative practitioners to submit papers related to the theme Diverse Data. Submissions can include, but are not limited to technical descriptions of creative visualization projects and techniques, reflections on the impact of data visualization techniques on art and design practice, philosophical meditations on art-science methodology, expanded descriptions and discussions of specific (media) art projects (including design case studies), and critical interpretations of visualization approaches and practices. We are open to any submission that relates in some way to art or design and to this year's theme (see Call for Entries).

Paper Format

Authors are required to use the IEEE Conference format for paper submissions. Word and LaTeX templates are available. It is mandatory to use this format. However, including keywords and index terms is optional.

Paper submissions must not exceed 10 pages—including all figures and references.

Submitting supplementary material and/or links to external materials is encouraged to help reviewers evaluate the submission.

Acceptance

Accepted authors will present their work in-person in one of the two VISAP Papers sessions during the conference. All accepted papers will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2024 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Previous VISAP Papers

Please see the online proceedings from previous years (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 20182017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) for examples of accepted submissions. (Selected VISAP papers have also been featured in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications and Leonardo).


Pictorial Submission

We invite artists and designers to submit pictorials and annotated portfolios related to the theme Diverse Data. Artists, designers, and researchers all make creative choices based on practical knowledge, generally acquired through experience. Unfortunately, this knowledge is seldom shared in publications. VISAP Pictorials aim to foster discussions about this reflection-in-action when creating visualizations or data-driven art pieces.

Pictorial submissions reflect either on shared concepts among a selection of visualizations, or on the design process of a single work. Whether in the case of a single artifact, or, in the case of a series of artifacts, the designer is in a unique position to provide valuable insights into the design intentions, the design space explorations, and the design process (Löwgren 2013). Through pictorials and annotated portfolios, we invite submissions that communicate the visualization practices in rich, heavily visual ways.

What to Consider

Elements that reviewers will look for include:

  • The quality of the description of the design process and reflections on this process
  • The appropriateness and richness of the visual style
  • The quality of presentation
  • The production value of images, photos and diagrams

What is A Pictorial/Annotated Portfolio?

A pictorial is a visual description and reflection of the design process of a single visualization project. It is intended to capture the situated and rich nature of design. See DIS Pictorials for inspiration.

An annotated portfolio is a collection of design works with brief textual annotations. It has been proposed by Gaver and Bowers (2012) as a "way to communicate design research". The systematic selection and annotation of the artifacts are part of the contribution. Submitters are encouraged to highlight important features, discuss how ideas were developed, and reflect on recurring topics through their series of works.

Pictorial Format

Artists and designers are required to use the VISAP Pictorials format for pictorial and annotated portfolio submissions. InDesign and Word templates are available. It is mandatory to use this format.

Pictorials and annotated portfolios must not exceed 16 pages. We encourage submitters to use the space in the most creative and visual way.

Submitting supplementary material and/or links to external material is encouraged to help reviewers evaluate the submission.

Previous Accepted Works

Please see the five pictorials (12345) from the inaugural edition of this format in the 2018 program, the three pictorials (123) in the 2019 program, the two pictorials (1 and 2) in the 2020 program the five pictorials (12345) in the 2021 program, three pictorials (123) in the 2022 program and three pictorials (1, 2, 3) in the 2023 program.

Pictorial Acceptance

All accepted Pictorials will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2024 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Pictorials will be part of the VISAP 2024 exhibition as printed booklets and showcased in the VISAP 2024 catalog, which will be available both online and in print. Selected submissions will be invited to present their work in-person in one of the VISAP Papers sessions during the conference.


Artwork Submission

We invite artists and designers to submit data-driven artworks related to the theme Perpetual Presence. We welcome submissions in any medium, e.g., interactive projections, multimedia sculptures, mobile devices, illustrations, physicalizations, video game art, digital prints, screen-based art, fixed audio-visual pieces, etc.

What to Include in Your Proposal

While the proposal is free-form, the following information must be included (consider structuring your proposal based on these headings):

  1. General Information: Title of the work, Year, Authors (and roles), Medium and Dimensions of the work
  2. Description: Description of the work and any interactive elements. Explain how your work relates to this year's theme and how it links to information visualization, scientific visualization, and/or visual analytics. Discuss the reception of your work at previous exhibitions (if it has been exhibited before)
  3. Technical Requirements: Given that VISAP' 24 is an in-person event, describe how the work will be presented at the gallery space. Provide technical details of the project. For example, what technical equipment is required? Does the project require the audience to interact with it live? Are there any time of day requirements or specific lighting conditions needed? Does it require any specific space or technical setup (e.g. VR gadgets or audiovisual equipment)? Consider how your artwork could be integrated in both a physical and virtual art exhibition.
  4. Supporting Material: Provide links to high-resolution images, audio, webpages and/or videos that will help give the reviewers a clear sense of your work

Artworks could involve any of the following forms:

  • Visualization that emphasizes visual and performative aesthetics
  • Visualization that encourages creative and/or collaborative interactions
  • Speculative visualizations
  • Visualization as tactical media
  • New data paradigms
  • Live coding and streaming data
  • Complex systems
  • Exploratory data semantics
  • 3D visualization, VR/AR/XR environments, and immersive analytics
  • Computational photography
  • Ambient information displays
  • Visualization as storytelling
  • Design studies
  • Data sonification
  • Conversation theory
  • Digital humanities visualization
  • Physical visualization and sculptural design

Submission Format (Exhibition)

Artists and designers are required to submit a 2 page .pdf file describing the work they wish to exhibit. No specific format is imposed.

Submitting additional images, videos, or audio files as supplementary material is strongly encouraged to help reviewers evaluate the submission.

Previous Accepted Work

Please see 2023 catalog (designed by Tommaso Elli and Francesca Morini), 2022 and 2021 catalogues (designed by Bon Adriel Aseniero), the 2020 catalog (designed by Christy Cheung), the 2019 catalog (designed by Damla Çay), 2018 catalog (designed by Density Design), the 2017 catalog (designed by Yoon Chung Han), the 2016 catalog (designed by Jeremy Boy), the 2015 catalog (designed by Jack Henrie Fisher), the 2014 catalog, or the 2013 catalog (both designed by Lauren Thorson) to get a sense of the range of artworks that have been accepted previously. Please feel welcome to contact the chairs if you have questions about whether or not your work is an appropriate submission to VISAP.

Acceptance

All accepted artworks will be included in the online proceedings of VISAP on the visap.net website, as well as in a VISAP 2024 catalog that will be shared on the VISAP website. All accepted artworks will be presented in the gallery space of the Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort from October 15 to October 17, 2024.

The official opening of the exhibition will take place during the week of the VIS conference (presumably Tuesday, October 12, 2024). Some artworks may be selected for artist talks during the week of the IEEE VIS conference. Performance submissions may also be scheduled for specific times during the exhibition. Artists will work with the VISAP organizers on the details for showcasing their artworks. Artists and authors are strongly encouraged to participate in the VISAP program throughout the week.

No artist fees or travel costs are provided. There are some complimentary registrations available for selected artists. Priority will be given to exhibiting artists who are independent artists and not affiliated with institutions.

The VISAP 2024 exhibition chairs will contact the exhibitors upon acceptance.


Submission Procedure (for all tracks)

All submissions must be made using the IEEE VGTC Electronic Conference System (on PCS). After creating an account or signing in, submitters will find the VISAP 2024 Papers and Exhibition submissions by:

  1. Clicking on the "Submissions" tab

  2. Selecting VTGC (in "Society"); VIS 2024 (for "Conference/Journal"), and VIS 2024 Arts Program (for "Track"), and

  3. Clicking on "Go"

VISAP uses a single-blind review process: submitted material is not required to be anonymized.

At least one author per accepted paper and pictorial is required to register to the IEEE VIS conference to present the work in-person. Submitters of accepted exhibits are also strongly encouraged to attend the conference to set up their work for the opening reception, and to participate in the program throughout the week in-person.

We invite students to apply to the IEEE VIS student volunteer program to help cover registration fees. We also invite authors and artists who demonstrate financial need to apply for the IEEE VIS Inclusivity & Diversity Scholarship.