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Call for Papers

ADS-VIS2011: Making visible the invisible: Data Visualisation in Art, Design and Science Collaborations

University of Huddersfield, UK, March 10th-11th 2011
1st Call for Abstracts, 300 word limit, Submission deadline: December 6th 2010

Paper-submissions are closed now.

If you wish to participate please send us a 'letter of intent' not longer than 300 words. In this letter please outline your interest in participating in the event and how you wish to contribute to it. This letter will form the basis to consider an invitation to join us. Participation in this event is by invitation only.

Please be reminded that the event is not about paper presentations but about conversations. Participants should share an interest to listen & converse. The premise is not to listen to answers but become involved in developing the next questions. Mail To: Making visible the invisible: Letter of intent.

What is an conversational conference? Learn more about the conversational conference format in the paper by Nagib Callaos 'Integrating the conversational conference':

Keywords: art, design, science, interdisciplinary collaboration, data visualisation, multi-modal visualisation, sonification, sustainability, ecology

A two-day conversational* conference on interdisciplinary collaboration in data visualisation.

In recent years numerous visualisations involving scientific data and scientific themes have emerged from interdisciplinary collaborations between artists, scientists and designers. Works reach across diverse media, ranging from applied screen-based applications to experimental physical installations. While some are intended to inform by making the complex and abstract clear and visual, others focus on the aesthetic quality of the experience. What many of the works have in common is being the outcome of collaboration across disciplines.

This event seeks not only to contribute to the debate around data visualisation but also to a better understanding of what makes interdisciplinary collaborations successful. We wish to provide a platform for open dialogue and discussion across disciplinary cultures and seek a better understanding of the critical requirements for interdisciplinary collaboration. We ask what are the most fruitful conditions for interdisciplinary collaboration? How can trans-disciplinary understanding be best facilitated?

We are seeking contributions that advance the state of data visualisation through interdisciplinary collaborations. In particular approaches which include:

- Sensual, aesthetic, poetic and conceptual approaches
- The role of inter-, trans-, or meta-disciplinary collaboration
- Methods, case studies or frameworks that facilitate dialogue and exchange across disciplines
- Themes around sustainability, ecological literacy or climate change
- Physical installations that transcend screen-based modalities
- Sonic visualisation and sonification
- Interactive and immersive visualisation,
- Affective visualisation (real time representation of affective data)
- Aesthetic and semantic investigation of data sets
- Novel interfaces for navigation of data
- Human statistical data (such as bio-signal, biological, birth-rates, energy consumption)
- Astrophysical and cosmological data and simulations (such as solar wind, cosmic radiation, planetary motions, large scale structures, N-body simulations, gravitational waves)
- ‘Displays’ that make use of natural forces such as light, water, fog, wind etc. as outputs
- Pollution and environmental data (weather, gravity, volcanoes, earthquakes)
- Visualisation / mappings of complex networks or processes
- Live data (local and remote)
- Neuro-plastic applications
- Open APIs, open platforms, open formats, open hardware

Other relevant works concerning the processes of interdisciplinary exchange and scientific data visualisation not directly included in the above categories are also welcome for submission.

Abstract submissions & Letter of intent:

Please read the below carefully.
Your abstract should not exceed 300 words and can be entered into easychair as an abstract.
Please provide up to six keywords and one figure.
Please write so that everyone can understand. Reviewers will be from multiple disciplines.

Your Letter of Intent should not exceed 300 words. It should outline your interest in participating in the conference, your expectations and how you wish to contribute to the event.

Please submit both your abstract & letter of intent via Easychair > ADS-VIS2011:
Abstract submission deadline is December 6th, 2010, 24:00 h GMT

All submissions will be reviewed and feedback given to the authors.
Notice of acceptance will be given December 20th. Once accepted, final submission date of a 3000 word (short) paper is February 16th.

6-12-02010 | Your abstract 300 words
20-12-02010 | Notification of acceptance
16-02-02011 | Paper submission, 3000 words

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, February 16th 02011

Publication: Submissions of final papers (max. 3000 words) will be considered for a publication under the University of Huddersfield imprint after peer-review. Each primary author of a peer-reviewed & accepted submission will receive a printed copy. A digital copy of accepted submissions will also be made available on the University of Huddersfield repository.
Journal Publication: In 2011 The Intellect Journal "Studies in Culture and Innovation" will consider extended papers of up to 7000 words for publication after peer-review.

* Conversational conferences are described here:

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