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VINCI 2016 : The 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (Call For Participation)


When Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 26, 2016
Where Dallas, Texas, USA
Submission Deadline TBD

Call For Papers


The 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2016)

Dallas, Texas, USA, 24-26 September 2016

VINCI ’16 features high profile keynote speeches, state-of-the art technical sessions and entertaining social programs, which will surely be interesting and beneficial to our participants (detailed programs can be found on


Keynote Speech 1:

TITLE: Beyond the Two Cultures: A Crisis in Representation

Prof. Malina Roger
(The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)


As an astrophysicist, I have spent my career bathing in astronomical data, the data world is as real to me as the sensory physical world. Yet we are still in the stone age of representing digital data in forms that we can understand and feel. Three years ago I started the UT Dallas ArtSciLab where artists and scientists work side by side making trouble with data. I will present our work with neuroscientists, astronomers and geoscientists and also talk about the new born digital hybrids whose existence gives the lie to the very concept of C P Snow’s Two Cultures.

Short Bio:

Malina is a space scientist and astronomer, an art-science researcher, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair Professor, and Professor of Physics, at UT Dallas. He obtained his B.S. in physics from MIT in 1972, and his Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1979. Founded the ArtSciLab which hosts projects which involve collaboration between artists and scientists, resulting in art works, scientific data exploration tools, and public engagement activities involving the integration of the arts, design and humanities in science, technology, education and mathematics (STEAM). Malina is an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics. "Laser d’or" Prize, from the International Video Art Organization.

Keynote Speech 2:

TITLE: Visual Analytics and the VAST Challenges: this year’s Challenge and a retrospective look at an influential international competition

Prof. Georges Grinstein
(University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)


The VAST Challenges are a decade old and have had large international participation. The challenge data sets are mostly synthetic with embedded ground truth and participants are asked stop solve a particular problem, which in many cases involves discovering that ground truth, which in turns makes it easier to objectively evaluate submissions. But submissions are also evaluated several other ways. I will discuss several key problems in Visual Analytics, provide examples of how the VAST Challenges were developed as an attack on these problems, and show award winning solutions. I will also discuss the importance of open source tools in solving these problems.

Short Bio:

Georges Grinstein is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, was head of its Bioinformatics Program, Director of its Institute for Visualization and Perception Research, and is now Chief Scientific Officer of Weave Visual Analytics. He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1978.
His work is broad and interdisciplinary, covering the perceptual and cognitive foundations of visualization, very high-dimensional data visualization, visual analytics and applications. The emphasis is on the modeling, visualization, and analysis of complex information data and systems.
He has over 40 years in academia with extensive consulting, over 300 research grants, products in use nationally and internationally, several patents, numerous publications in journals and conferences, a book on interactive data visualization, founded several companies, been the organizer or chair of national and international conferences and workshops in Computer Graphics, in Visualization, and in Data Mining. He has given numerous keynotes and mentored over 40 doctoral students and hundreds of graduate students. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals in Computer Graphics and Data Mining, a member of ANSI and ISO, a NATO Expert, and a technology consultant for various government agencies and commercial organizations.
For the last ten years he has co-chaired the IEEE VAST Challenges in visual analytics leading to new research areas. He has developed and taught new courses, one of which Radical Design focused on how to develop radical new products instead of evolutionary ones. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Excellence CCICADA (Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis), and directs the development of Weave, an open source web-based interactive collaborative visual analytics system incorporating numerous innovations.


Facilitating Visualization Capacity Building
Organizers: Vetria L. Byrd (Purdue University) and Joseph A. Cottam (CREST/Indiana University)
Panel Members: TBA

Visualization plays an important role in discovery and insight. As a tool, visualization is often times utilized as a light in a sea of data providing insight to large, complex datasets. The scientific community and society at large are the beneficiaries of the utility visualization brings. As more and more data is created and consumed persons with knowledge of the visualization process, applications, methods and techniques will continue to be in demand in all fields with data visualization needs. The purposes of this panel are two-fold: (1) to discuss the need for facilitating visualization capacity building: incorporating visualization early and often into computing and other educational programs to equip students with transferrable skillsets that are in demand in the global workforce and (2) to facilitate a discussion on what knowledge base is needed to build and strengthen visualization capacity of users in visualization application domains.


Full Papers:

Visual Analysis of User-Driven Association Rule Mining
Hui Lei, Cong Xie, Pingping Shang, Fan Zhang, Wei Chen and Qunsheng Peng

Supporting Collaborative Political Decision Making - An Interactive Policy Process Visualization System
Tobias Ruppert, Andreas Bannach, Jürgen Bernard, Hendrik Lücke-Tieke, Alex Ulmer and Jörn Kohlhammer

Enhancing Infographics Based on Symmetry Saliency
Kouhei Yasuda, Shigeo Takahashi and Hsiang-Yun Wu

A User Study on Judging the Target Node in Partial Link Drawings
Michael Burch, Rudolf Netzel, Marcel Hlawatsch and Daniel Weiskopf

The Dynamic Call Graph Matrix
Michael Burch

Adaptively Tiled Image Mosaics Utilizing Measures of Color and Region Entropy
Lina Zhang, Kwan-Liu Ma and Jinhui Yu

BranchingSets: Interactively Visualizing Categories on Node-Link Diagrams
Francesco Paduano, Ronak Etemadpour and Angus Forbes

Visibility Widgets: Managing Occlusion of Quantitative Data in 3D Terrain Visualization
Martin Röhlig and Heidrun Schumann

Generation of Miro’s Surrealism
Lu Xiong and Kang Zhang

Eliciting Tacit Expertise in 3D Volume Segmentation
Ruth West, Cindy Grimm, Max Parola, Meghan Kajihara, Anahita Sanandaji, Jeremy Deutsch, Luke Hillard, Brandon Lane, Kathryn Hays and Anne Carlew

A Comparative Study on Inter-Device Interaction: One-Handed Interaction VS Two-Handed Interaction
Zheng Huang, Jed Limke and Jun Kong

What Makes You Think This Is a Map? Suggestions for Creating Map-like Visualisations
Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang, Robert P. Biuk-Aghai and Muye Yang

How People Deploy Dimensional Information to Estimate Relative Values
Yina Li and Dong-Jin Li

A Guided Tour of Literature Review: Facilitating Academic Paper Reading with Narrative Visualization
Yun Wang, Dongyu Liu, Xiaojuan Ma, Qiong Luo and Huamin Qu

Deep Exploration of Multidimensional Data with Linkable Scatterplots
Quang Vinh Nguyen, Simeon Simoff, Yu Qian and Maolin Huang

Short Papers:

IDSPlanet: A Novel Radial Visualization of Intrusion Detection Alerts
Yang Shi, Yaoxue Zhang, Fangfang Zhou, Ying Zhao, Guojun Wang, Ronghua Shi and Xing Liang

Spatio-temporal Visual Information for Human Action Recognition
Li Yao and Weixin Xu

Bus Lines Explorer: Interactive Exploration of Public Transportation Data
Rainer Splechtna, Alexandra Diehl, Mai El-Shehaly, Claudio Delrieux, Denis Gracanin and Kresimir Matkovic

Do Defaults Matter? Evaluating the Effect of Defaults on User Preference for Multi-Class Scatterplots
Casey Haber, Lyndon Ong Yiu, Alark Joshi and Sophie Engle

Spatiotemporal Analytics of Topic Trajectory
Jiangen He and Chaomei Chen

A Hybrid Approach for Event Social Influence Visualization
Wenqian Ji, Yan Tang, Pengju Ma, Shijie Tang, Zhipeng Fang, Xuan Li and Tianjian Chen


EduVis: Visualization for Education Knowledge Graph Based on Web Data
Kai Sun, Yuhua Liu, Zongchao Guo and Changbo Wang

Visualizing Time-Variant Sets on a Handheld Device
Iliesa S. K. Delai, Meilan Jin and Geoffrey M. Draper

Interactive Exploration of Multidimensional YouTube Data Using the GPLOM Technique
Seimei Matsusaki, Xi Han, Alark Joshi and Sophie Engle

Visual Communication Power Construction and Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Tobacco Control Advertising
Qian Wang and Bing Xiao

The Effect of Color on Short-term Memory in Information Visualization
Kang Xin

Design for the future: Incorporating Cradle to Cradle Design into our street
Yinan Li and Jian Wang

Understanding Contagion Dynamics in Networked Populations Through Data Exploration and Visualization
Sherif Abdelhamid, Chris Kuhlman, Madhav Marathe and S. S. Ravi

SeaCove: accessing SEmAntic COVErage of queries for improved user experience when searching the web
Haolin Ren, Guy Melançon, Benjamin Renoust and Marie-Luce Viaud

VolSelectAware: Visual-Cognition Coupled Non-Visual Data-Driven Volume Selection for Immersive Scientific Visualizations
Daniel Wilches and Amy Banic

Performance Histogram Curve: Abstractive Visualization and Analysis of NBA Games
Biao Zhu and Wei Chen


Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden


Jie Li, Tianjin University, China


Kostiantyn Kucher, Linnaeus University, Sweden


Pushpa Kumar, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Jey Veerasamy, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Wolfgang, Aigner, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences

Benjamin Bach, Microsoft Research — Inria Joint Centre

Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau

Rita Borgo, Swansea University

Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza University of Rome

Paul Bourke, University of New South Wales

Stephen Brooks, Dalhousie University

Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart

Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa

Daniel Cernea, AGT International

Jian Chen, University of Maryland

Wei Chen, Zhejiang University

Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno

Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern

Mai Elshehaly, Virginia Tech

Camilla Forsell, Linköpings Universitet

Vittorio Fuccella, Università di Salerno

Philip Galanter, Texas A&M University

Liang Gou, IBM Research - Almaden

Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech

Ira Greenberg, Southern Methodist University

Theresia Gschwandtner, Vienna University of Technology

Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University

Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney

Weidong Huang, University of Tasmania

Xiaodi Huang, Charles Sturt University

Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University

Karsten Klein, Monash University

Jun Kong, North Dakota State University

Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University

Yina Li, Nankai University

Zhanping Liu, Kentucky State University

Aidong Lu, UNC Charlotte

Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center

John McGhee, UNSW Australia

Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba

Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney

Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology

Francois Poulet, University of Rennes 1 - IRISA

Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Maximilian Schich, The University of Texas at Dallas

Kamran Sedig, The University of Western Ontario

Guanglei Song, Twitter

Arcot Sowmya, University of New South Wales

Changming Sun, CSIRO

Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu

Ioannis G. Tollis, University of Crete

Cagatay Turkay, City University London

Chris Muelder, University of California at Davis

Andrew Vande Moere, K.U.Leuven

Gualtiero Volpe, DIBRIS-University of Genova

Sai-Keung Wong, The National Chiao Tung University

Hsiang-Yun Wu,Keio University
Jie Wu, Tongji University

Yingcai Wu, Zhejiang University

Yu-Bin Yang, Nanjing University

Ye Zhao, Kent State University

Jianlong Zhou, National ICT Australia

Hong Zhou, Shenzhen University

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