The VIS Arts Program (VISAP) is a mini-conference and exhibition where visualization researchers, designers, and artists come together to showcase and discuss works at the intersection of data visualization, art and design. It is the biggest associated event in the IEEE VIS conference, and its main goal is to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration across and between fields of research and practice.

VISAP welcomes a wide range of submissions, including interactive artworks, design projects, novel visualization tools and applications, art-science or artist-in-lab projects, critical interpretations and evaluations of data visualizations, and philosophical meditations on the intersections between art and research. These can either be submitted to a paper track, or to an exhibition track (see details below).

VISAP will take place in hybrid form this year. Accepted works to the paper and exhibition track can be presented either virtually or in-person.

Accepted works will be published on the official VISAP website and in a dedicated exhibition catalogue. Papers and pictorials will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

The theme for VISAP’22 is Mingling Spaces

For 10 years the VIS Arts Program, and before this the VIS Arts Show, have represented a mingling space, a space “to bring or mix together or with something else, usually without fundamental loss of identity” [Merriam-Webster].
VISAP’22 will take place in a hybrid format, and we will therefore experiment with different forms of mingling, attempting to bridge and mix not only disciplines, methodologies and techniques but also the virtual and the physical, the immaterial and the material; people and artifacts online and offline, remote and on-site. In line with this experiment, we invite submissions that explore, re-interpret, speculate and reflect on the idea of mingling spaces.

Read more about the theme in the Call for Entries page.

Important Dates

Call opening:

April 2022

Submissions deadline:

June 2, 2022 June 9, 2022

Notifications of acceptance:

July 18, 2022 July 19, 2022

Final / Camera ready submissions:

August 11, 2022

All deadlines are at AOE.
Submit using the Precision Conference System (PCS).

From VISAP'21

[1] FaceType: Expressing Our Spoken Expression (Kevin Maher, Fan Xiang, Liang Zhi)

[2] Roads in you (Yoon C Han)

[3] Spectrographies: Decomposition of Music into Light (Baltazar Pérez, Ilana Levin, Glacier's Lament)

[4] Jiabao Li Not Suitable for Breathing (Zhouyang Lu)

[5] Not Suitable for Breathing (Zhouyang Lu)

[6] Untitled Interspecies Umwelten (Joel Ong)

Fast Forwards

Discover more in the website of Visap21