Eurovis Call for Full Papers

With this call for papers, we invite submission of high-quality papers that will set the standard and stimulate future trends in the field of visualization and visual analytics. Accepted full papers will be published in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, the International Journal of the Eurographics Association, after a two-stage peer-reviewing process. All accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference.

We encourage submissions from all areas of visualization and visual analytics.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Techniques:
    novel algorithms, visual encoding methods, and/or interaction techniques for data analysis, exploration, or communication. All sub-areas of data visualization and visual analytics are welcomed, including high-dimensional, time-series, spatial, geographic, text, hierarchical, and network data. Techniques may be specialized for specific devices or form-factors (e.g., mobile or wall-scale visualization).
  • Systems:
    new software frameworks, languages, or tools for visualization; systems for large-scale visualization; integrated graphical systems for visual analysis or interactive machine learning; collaborative and web-scale visualization systems.
  • Applications & Design Studies:
    novel use of visualization to address problems in an application domain, including accounts of innovative system design, deployment and impact. We welcome diverse application areas, including the physical sciences, life sciences, social sciences, engineering, arts, sports, and humanities.
  • Evaluation & Empirical Research:
    Comparative evaluation of competing visualization approaches; controlled experiments to inform visualization best practices; longitudinal and qualitative studies to understand user needs, visualization adoption, and use.
  • Theory:
    models of visual encoding, interaction, and/or analysis tasks; implications from theories of perception, cognition, design, and/or aesthetics; methods for automated design or visualization recommendation.

Important Dates

November 28, 2019 Abstract deadline
December 5, 2019 Full paper deadline
February 11, 2020 First round notification
March 4, 2020 Revised submission
March 14, 2020 Final notification
April 6, 2020 Camera ready version

* All deadlines are at 23:59 UTC

Instructions

We do not impose strict maximum lengths for submitted papers to the full papers track. However, it is unusual for papers to exceed 10 pages (in Computer Graphics Forum (CGF) style, including all images but excluding references). Papers should only be as long as their content would justify. Reviewers might rate a submission lower if it is perceived as being unnecessarily long. Authors are encouraged to use supplementary documents to provide extra content.

Submissions must be made using the Computer Graphics Forum style. Formatting information is available here. A LaTeX style sheet is provided as well as a sample document explaining the required format.

Abstracts and full papers are submitted using the Precision Conference System (PCS). For detailed paper preparation and submission instructions please refer to the submission guidelines below.

Submission of an abstract is mandatory by the abstract deadline, with completed papers due on by the full paper deadline. Submissions will not be accepted if an abstract is not submitted by the abstract deadline. Abstract submissions require the title, authors, paper type, abstract, and keywords in the form. The remaining fields (the document, additional material) are submitted by the full paper deadline. Submitters should choose keywords and categories appropriate for their paper as this information is used in reviewer selection.

Authors have the option to submit their papers anonymously. In contrast to previous years, double-blind reviewing is optional, not required: authors may choose to disclose their identities to the reviewers. The reviewing process does not consider anonymity as a factor. The process will attempt to preserve anonymity of authors of anonymized submissions. However, the program committee, which is responsible for half of the reviews, will know the authors of all submissions.

Authors have the option of submitting additional material with their submissions. Supplementary materials, such as videos and supporting data, are encouraged. For papers that have previously been reviewed for other venues and have been rejected or withdrawn, the authors can provide a cover letter describing the changes they have made to comply with reviewers’ comments and requests.

All full papers accepted to Eurovis appear in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, containing the conference proceedings, and will appear at the same time in the Eurographics digital library.

Eurovis submissions and papers are subject to the pre-print and self-archiving policies of the Computer Graphics Forum journal.

Eurovis Full Papers Chairs

Michael Gleicher, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA

Tatiana von Landesberger, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany

Ivan Viola, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

For any question concerning Full Paper submissions please contact the Full Paper Chairs: full@eurovis2020.org

Submission Guidelines

Formatting Instructions

In order to submit to Eurovis 2020, authors prepare their submissions as a PDF file using the Eurovis 2020 LaTeX2e Style (including a document class, a style file, a sample source file, and a corresponding PDF output file). Use EGauthorGuidelines-eurovis20-full.tex for your submission.

Please make sure that an image embedded in your paper does not contain transparent pixels (i.e., an alpha channel of a transparent color) because this will lead to problems when the resulting PDF is displayed or printed.

Submissions can also include supplementary material such as videos or executable programs. The server will accept uploads of at most 200 MB, so multiple files of over 200 MB must be submitted separately. We encourage the use of digital videos to support paper submissions, particularly if part of, or all of the work covers interactive techniques. Please use only the most common video codecs (e.g., MP4 format using the H.264 codec) to maximize the chances that the reviewers can see it.

We do not impose strict maximum lengths for submitted papers to the full papers track. However, it is unusual for papers to exceed 10 pages (including all images but excluding references). Papers should only be as long as their content would justify. Reviewers might rate a submission lower if it is perceived as being unnecessarily long. Authors are encouraged to use supplementary documents to provide extra contents.

Abstracts and full papers are submitted using the Precision Conference System (PCS).

Authors Guidelines

For Eurovis 2020 double-blind reviewing is optional. Thus, authors may opt to disclose their identities, but this is not required.
All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in any conference proceedings, magazine, journal, or edited book. Concurrent submissions are strictly forbidden. If it is determined that a manuscript is simultaneously under the consideration by another publication venue, the manuscript will be rejected.

We expect that the submissions will clearly discuss the novel and significant contributions as well as place them in the context of prior art in the field. Authors should highlight how their contributions differ from previous work and advance the state of the art in visualization. Among the venues for important prior art are journals such as Computer Graphics Forum and IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics as well as conferences like Eurovis, SciVis, InfoVis, VAST, and PacificVis.

Authors should cite all relevant previous work and clearly explain the differences between it and their paper, including their own previous work with full reference details. If it is impossible to do so, for instance, because the work is submitted but not yet publicly available, then include a version of the relevant document(s) with your submission as supplemental material. Authors should not include an acknowledgments section in the initial submission, nor should they post their submitted manuscript on the web before the notification date.

For papers that have previously been reviewed for other venues and have been rejected or withdrawn, the authors can provide a cover letter describing the changes they have made to comply with reviewers’ comments and requests. This procedure is strongly recommended and it is meant to improve the efficiency of the reviewing process but does not imply reviewer continuity. The cover letter is submitted as an ‘Additional Material’.

All full papers accepted to Eurovis 2020 appear in a special issue of Computer Graphics Forum, containing the conference proceedings, and will appear at the same time in the Eurographics digital library.

Note that for each full paper the submission of an abstract is mandatory by the abstract deadline, with completed papers due on by the full paper deadline. If you do not submit an abstract by this deadline, you will not be able to submit a paper. For the abstract submission, you need to fill out the parts about the title, authors, paper type, abstract, and keywords in the form. The remaining fields (the document, additional material) only have to be submitted by the final deadline (see Important Dates). Make sure that you select the correct paper type and choose appropriate keywords. If multiple paper type categories apply, select the one which best fits your paper.

Full papers will undergo a revision and review cycle after initial notification of review results, in order to ensure they are acceptable for publication and presentation in the journal. At least one author of an accepted paper must register (pay before May 3) and attend the conference to present the work, and authors will also be required to present a brief (less than one-minute) summary of their talk at the opening papers preview session (also called papers fast-forward).

Contributions must be written and presented in English.

Our conference will adhere to the ethics guidelines for reviewers, which can be found here: Reviewer Guidelines.