CLOSED: Special Issue on Visualization Connections – Call for Papers


Final submissions due: CLOSED
Publication date: November/December 2018

The visualization community hosts a number of exciting workshops each year that focus on a diverse range of topics, including the use of virtual reality (VR) in visualization applications, design, and development of data systems for interactive data exploration, consideration of cognitive biases in decision making, integration of deep learning techniques, visualization for digital humanities, strategies for teaching visualization, hands-on approach to scientific discovery, and activities to improve diversity in the visualization community.

These workshops represent late-breaking work and research in cutting-edge domains that could lead to new frontiers in visualization research and application. The purpose of this special issue is therefore to highlight and report these exciting new areas in the visualization community. Broadly speaking, we are soliciting papers that best capture the spirit of visualization workshops. The topics of these papers include, but are not limited to:

  1. Summary papers: These are papers that best summarize the goals, activities, outcomes, and impact of the workshop. These papers should focus on how the workshop has advanced the state-of-the-art or how the workshop can lead to new ideas and practices in the visualization community.
  2. Research papers: Research papers are papers that are borne from the workshop events. These can be papers that extend upon ideas that have been presented at the workshops, or new ideas that came from the feedback and discussions at the workshop.
  3. Prospective papers: Many of these workshops are meant to be experimental and provocative. As a result, participants of a workshop might have different experiences or perspectives about the burgeoning fields that these workshops represent. Prospective papers are papers that provide such alternative views or voices.
  4. Application papers: In synergy with the research papers, application papers are reports of how the ideas from the workshop have been applied to a domain, including the benefits and the challenges of transitioning the ideas from research into practice.

Guest Editors

Please direct any correspondence before submission to the guest editors:

o   Peter Lindstrom (, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, SciVis

o   Huamin Qu (, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, InfoVis

Submission Guidelines

Nondepartment articles submitted to IEEE CG&A should not exceed 8,000 words, including the main text, abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text, where a page is approximately 800 words. Articles should include no more than 10 figures or images. Each 1/4 page figure, image, and table counts for approx. 200 words. Note that all tables, images, and illustrations must be appropriately scaled and legible; larger elements should be accounted for accordingly with respect to word count. Please limit the number of references to the most relevant and ensure to delineate your work from relevant past articles in CG&A. Furthermore, avoid an excessive number of references to published work that might only be marginally relevant. Consider instead providing such pertinent background material in sidebars for non-expert readers. Visit the CG&A style and length guidelines at We also strongly encourage you to submit multimedia (videos, podcasts, and so on) to enhance your article. Visit the CG&A supplemental guidelines at

Please submit your paper using the online manuscript submission service at When uploading your paper, select the appropriate special issue title under the category “Manuscript Type.” Also, include complete contact information for all authors. If you have any questions about submitting your article, contact the peer review coordinator at