Submission

Important Dates

Call openingApril 2022Submissions deadlineJune 2, 2022Notifications of acceptanceJuly 14, 2022Final / Camera ready submissionsAugust 11, 2022

All deadlines are at AOE.

Paper Submission

We invite researchers, scholars, and creative practitioners to submit papers related to the theme Mingling Spaces. We encourage submissions such as technical descriptions of creative visualization projects, philosophical meditations on art-science methodology, expanded descriptions of specific (media) art projects, and critical interpretations of visualization approaches and practices. We are open to any submission that relates in some way to art or design and that would be of interest to the communities participating in IEEE VIS 2022.

Example topics

Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Critical visualization
  • The influence of visualization techniques on art or design practices
  • The influence of contemporary art and design practices on visualization techniques
  • Exploration of the history of visualization
  • Temporal dynamics and affective motion
  • Visual storytelling
  • Art and information
  • Software studies
  • Data visualization art
  • Database aesthetics
  • Creative visualization techniques
  • Experimental interaction techniques
  • Design and information aesthetics
  • Infographics and art
  • Cybernetic art and visualization
  • Telematic embraces and visualization
  • Aesthetics of experiment
  • Aesthetics of interpretation
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 material is encouraged to help reviewers evaluate the submission.

Acceptance

Accepted authors will present their work in one of the two VISAP Papers sessions - virtually or in-person - during the conference. All accepted papers will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2022 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Previous VISAP Papers

Please see the online proceedings from previous years (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 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 Mingling Spaces.

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 around this reflection-in-action when creating visualizations or data-driven art pieces.

These 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 appropriateness and richness of the visual style
  • The quality of presentation
  • The production value of images, photos and diagrams
Example Topics

Projects could involve any of the following:

  • Visualization that emphasizes aesthetics
  • Visualization that encourages creative interaction
  • Speculative visualizations
  • Visualization as tactical media
  • New data paradigms
  • Live coding and streaming data
  • Complex systems
  • Exploratory data semantics
  • 3D visualization, VR environments, and immersive analytics
  • Computational photography
  • Ambient information displays
  • Visualization as storytelling
  • Design studies
  • Data sonification
  • Conversation theory
  • Digital humanities visualization
What we mean by Pictorial and 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.

Format (pictorials)

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 work

Please see the five pictorials (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) from the inaugural edition of this format in the 2018 program, the three pictorials (1, 2, 3) in the 2019 program, the two pictorials (1 and 2) in the 2020 program, and the five pictorials (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the 2021 program.

Acceptance

All accepted Pictorials will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2022 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Pictorials will be part of the VISAP’22 exhibition as printed booklets and showcased in the VISAP’22 catalog, which will be available both online and in print. Selected submissions will be invited to present their work - virtual or 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 Mingling Spaces. 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 the 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’ 22 is taking place in a hybrid format, describe how the work will be presented for online viewing and/or in-person. Provide technical details of the project. For instance, can your exhibit be viewable online? Does it require the audience to interact with it live? Are there any time of day requirements? 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
Example topics

Artworks could involve any of the following:

  • 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
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 the 2021 catalog (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 work will be included in the online proceedings of VISAP on the visap.net website, as well as in a catalog that will be shared on the visap website. In addition to accepting installations that may be featured on the in-person or online exhibition, 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 details for showcasing their artworks in the online exhibition. 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’22 exhibition chairs will contact the exhibitors upon acceptance. All accepted artworks will be documented in the IEEE VISAP’ 22 exhibition catalog, which will be available online.

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’22 Papers and Exhibition submissions by:

  1. Clicking on the “Submissions” tab
  2. Selecting the VIS 2022 conference, and
  3. Selecting “VIS 2022 VISAP”, and finally clicking on “Go”

The submission system opens in April.

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 (either virtually or 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 (again, either virtually or in-person).
No artist fee is provided. There are some complimentary day registrations available for selected artists. Priority will be given to exhibiting artists. 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.