Restructuring IEEE VIS for the Future (18w2230)


(University of British Columbia)

(University of Calgary)

Hans Hagen (University of Kaiserslautern)

(University of Konstanz)

Stephen North (Infovisible)

(Harvard University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Restructuring IEEE VIS for the Future" workshop in Banff from June 15, 2018 to June 17, 2018.

The IEEE VIS conference, which began in 1990 and now has over 1000 attendees, is the premiere venue for visualization research. It encompasses three main conferences whose proceedings are published as a special issue of the IEEE journal Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and many symposia and workshops. We are bringing together senior and earlier-career visualization researchers who organize and participate in VIS to discuss and develop proposals for its possible restructuring to meet the current needs of the research community, which may be different than the current structure that evolved over the past decades.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).