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The InfoVis 2006 Art Exhibit slide are now available. Please click here for details.

InfoVis 2006 Symposium Program announced. Click here for details.

The InfoVis 2006 speaker slide templates are now available. Click here for details.

InfoVis 2006 Keynote and Capstone speakers announced. Click on links for further information.

A combined Vis, InfoVis, and IEEE VAST Advance Program Overview has been posted. Please click here for details.

General registration is now open. Please click here to register.

We solicit papers, posters, videos, artistic works, and contest entries for InfoVis 2006, the twelfth annual IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization. InfoVis is the primary meeting in the field of information visualization, and is held on October 29 through 31, in conjunction with the IEEE Visualization 2006 (Vis06) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the week of October 29 through November 3, 2006.

Computer-based information visualization, or "infovis", centers around helping people explore or explain data through systems that include static or interactive visual representations. The central design challenge in infovis is designing a cognitively useful spatial mapping of a dataset that is not inherently spatial. There are many possible visual encodings, only a fraction of which are helpful for a given task. We draw 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 is critical for keeping pace with the torrents of data that confront us all.

We encourage submissions of papers (abstracts due on March 21, 2006 and papers due on March 31, 2006), interactive posters and videos (June 30, 2006 deadline), and InfoVis contest entries (August 11, 2006 deadline). We also are pleased to announce a new art exhibit component for the symposium (June 30, 2006 deadline).

Video poster format and submission instructions are now available. Please click here for details.

General Symposium Chair:
Pak Chung Wong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Program Chair, Vis06 Liaison:
Matt Ward, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Papers Chairs:
John Stasko, Georgia Tech
Jarke van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Important Submission Deadlines

March 21, 2006 Paper Abstracts Due. Note: Abstract submission is required for authors wishing to submit a paper.
March 31, 2006 Full Papers Due.
June 30, 2006 Posters Due.
Videos Due.
Art Exhibit Submission Due.
September 20, 2006 (EXTENDED!) Contest Entries Due.

Co-located with InfoVis 2006 are:

IEEE Vis 2006 IEEE Visualization Conference
October 29 - November 3, 2006
http://vis.computer.org/vis2006/
IEEE VAST 2006 IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology
October 31 - November 2, 2006
http://conferences.computer.org/vast/vast2006/