IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis)

The IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis) is the primary meeting in the field of information visualization. Computer-based information visualization centers around helping people explore or explain data through interactive software that exploits the capabilities of the human perceptual system. A key challenge in information visualization is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that is not inherently spatial and accompanying the mapping by interaction techniques that allow people to intuitively explore the dataset. Information visualization draws on the intellectual history of several traditions, including computer graphics, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, semiotics, graphic design, statistical graphics, cartography, and art. The synthesis of relevant ideas from these fields with new methodologies and techniques made possible by interactive computation are critical for helping people keep pace with the torrents of data confronting them. One of the few resources increasing faster than the speed of computer hardware is the amount of data to be processed.

Conference Links

Below are links to the actual conference websites for each year of the meeting as well as links to the IEEE Digital Library page for each proceedings, links to the contest websites, copies of the conference compendia, and so on.

InfoVis 2011
InfoVis 2010
InfoVis 2009
InfoVis 2008
InfoVis 2007 Papers Compendium (PDF, 41 MB) Contest
InfoVis 2006 Papers Compendium (PDF, 127 MB) Contest Art Show
InfoVis 2005 Papers Compendium (PDF, 51 MB) Contest
InfoVis 2004 Papers Compendium (PDF, 61 MB) Contest
InfoVis 2003 Papers Compendium (PDF, 28 MB) Contest
InfoVis 2002 Papers Compendium (PDF, 32 MB)
InfoVis 2001 Papers Hot Topics Posters
InfoVis 2000 Papers Hot Topics
InfoVis 1999 Papers Hot Topics
InfoVis 1998 Papers Hot Topics
InfoVis 1997 Papers
InfoVis 1996 Papers
InfoVis 1995 Papers

Submission Policies

Members of the conference Program and Organizing Committees are eligible to submit papers to the conference. When a paper is submitted by one of the two Papers Chairs, the other Chair handles the review process of the submission and reviewing is totally anonymous to the submitter.

Papers authored or co-authored by a member of the Best Papers Committee or by one of the Papers Chairs are not eligible to receive the Best Paper Award.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee and two external reviewers who are familiar with the topic area of the paper. The two Papers Chairs make the final acceptance decisions on each paper.

Program Committee

Members of the Program Committee for the conference are selected by the two Papers Chairs, with approval from the Steering Committee. An individual can serve for at most three years in a row on the Program Committee before moving off for at least one year.

Organizing Committee

The Steering Committee selects the Papers Chairs for the conference. Each Papers Chair ideally serves for two years, with one new person joining each year, thus providing a senior and junior presence within the two chairs.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee below oversees the conference in conjunction with the Organizing Committee for each year.