Submission Instructions

Dates

Submissions open by early April 2021.
Submissions are due by June 1, 2021.
Notifications of acceptance will be made by July 15, 2021.
Final/Camera-ready submissions are due by August 19, 2021.

Format (Papers)

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.

Detailed information on paper submissions.

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.

Detailed information on pictorials submissions.

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.

Detailed information on exhibition submissions.

Procedure

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

All submissions must be made using the IEEE VGTC Electronic Conference System. After creating an account or signing in, submitters will find the VISAP'21 Papers and Exhibition submissions by 1) clicking on the "Submissions" tab, 2) selecting the VIS 2021 conference, and 3) selecting "VIS 2021 VIS Arts Program (VISAP'21)," and finally clicking on "Go." The submission system opens in April.

At least one author per accepted paper is required to attend the IEEE VIS conference to present the work. Submitters of accepted artworks 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.

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.

Paper Instructions

We invite researchers, scholars, and creative practitioners to submit papers related to the theme dis/connected. 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 historical analyses of information visualization techniques. 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 2021.

Example topics

Previous Accepted Work

Please see the online proceedings from previous years (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.

Acceptance

Accepted authors will present their work in one of the two VISAP Papers sessions during the conference. All accepted papers will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2021 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Pictorials Instructions

We invite artists and designers to submit pictorials and annotated portfolios related to the theme (dis)connected.

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, submitters are invited to communicate their visualization practices in rich, heavily visual ways.

What to Consider

Elements that reviewers will look for include:

Example Topics

Projects could involve any of the following:

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.

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 and two pictorials (1 and 2) in the 2020 program.

Acceptance

All accepted Pictorials will be published online in the IEEE VIS 2021 Arts Program proceedings, and indexed in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Pictorials will be part of the VISAP'21 exhibition as printed booklets and showcased in the VISAP'21 catalog, which will be available both online and in print. Selected submissions will be invited to present their work in one of the two VISAP Papers sessions during the conference.

Exhibitions instructions

We invite artists and designers to submit artworks related to the theme (dis)connected. 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 making these headings in your proposal):

Example topics

Artworks could involve any of the following:


Previous accepted work

Please see 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 e-catalog that will be shared on the visap website. In addition to accepting installations that may be featured on the 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 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 in institutions.