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The International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners in Information Visualization. The conference will be structured along several topics related to Information and Data Visualization. We welcome papers describing original work in any of the topics listed below. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions also encouraged. We also welcome theoretical and/or empirical contributions. Paper acceptance will be based on quality, relevance to the conference theme and originality. The conference program will include both oral and poster presentations. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Visual Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery
  • Big Data Visualisation
  • Display and Interaction Technology
  • Databases and Visualization, Visual Data Mining
  • Graph Visualization
  • Interface and Interaction Techniques for Visualization
  • Internet, Web and Security Visualization
  • Software Visualization
  • Information Visualization
  • Visual Analytical Reasoning
  • Hardware-Assisted Visualization
  • High-Dimensional Data and Dimensionality Reduction
  • Text and Document Visualization
  • Visual Representation and Interaction
  • Data Management and Knowledge Representation
  • Explainable Machine Learning by Visualization


  • Interactive Visual Interfaces for Visualization
  • Perception and Cognition in Visualization
  • Visualization Applications
  • Visualization Taxonomies and Models
  • Visualization Algorithms and Technologies
  • Visualization Tools and Systems for Simulation and Modeling
  • Multivariate Data Visualisation
  • Empirical Studies of Information Visualisations
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Dynamic or Temporal Data Visualisation
  • Usability Studies and Visualization
  • Glyph-Based Visualization
  • Human-Centered Aspects of Visualization
  • Coordinated and Multiple Views
  • Interpretation and Evaluation Methods
  • Knowledge-Assisted Visualization
  • Large Data Visualization
  • Integration of Data Analysis, Interaction, and Visualization
  • Data Driven Storytelling


  • Biomedical Visualization and Applications
  • Non visual visualisations
  • Virtual Environments and Data Visualization
  • Volume Visualization
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Flow Visualization
  • GPU-based Visualization
  • Geographic Information Visualisation
  • Multi-Field Visualization
  • Small-screen visualisation
  • Uncertainty Visualization


Federico TombariGoogle and Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany
Dieter SchmalstiegGraz University of Technology, Austria
Nathalie Henry RicheMicrosoft Research, United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 8 - 10 February, 2021

Paper Submission: October 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 26, 2020

Paper Submission: November 5, 2020 (extended) (extended)
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 17, 2020

Demo Proposal: December 17, 2020

Panel Proposal: December 17, 2020


IVAPP Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ivapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org


Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Kadi BouatouchIRISA, University of Rennes 1, France


Christophe HurterFrench Civil Aviation University (ENAC), France
Helen PurchaseUniversity of Glasgow, United Kingdom


Daniel Archambault, Swansea University, United Kingdom
George Baciu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Ayan Biswas, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
David Borland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Alexander Bornik, Key-Researcher, LBI-CFI, Austria
Romain Bourqui, University of Bordeaux, France
Massimo Brescia, Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica, Italy
Michael Burch, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Guoning Chen, University of Houston, United States
Yongwan Chun, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
António Coelho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Danilo B. Coimbra, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Georgios Dounias, University of the Aegean, Greece
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Mennatallah El-Assady, University of Konstanz, Germany
Danilo Eler, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Sara Fabrikant, University of Zurich - Irchel, Switzerland
Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, ICMC, Brazil
Johannes Fuchs, University of Konstanz, Germany
Enrico Gobbetti, CRS4, Italy
Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, Canada
Martin Graham, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Celmar Guimarães da Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil
Lynda Hardman, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica; Utrecht University, Netherlands
Jan-Henrik Haunert, University of Bonn, Germany
Christian Heine, Leipzig University, Germany
Seokhee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
Torsten Hopp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jie Hua, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Bernhard Jenny, Monash University, Australia
Mark Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Daniel Jönsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Ilir Jusufi, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Bijaya Karki, Louisiana State University, United States
Sehwan Kim, WorldViz LLC, United States
Steffen Koch, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Kraus, Aalborg University, Denmark
Robert Laramee, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Haim Levkowitz, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, United States
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Xiaoyang Mao, University Yamanashi, Japan
Rafael Martins, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Eva Mayr, Danube University Krems, Austria
Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Tim Nattkemper, Biodata Mining group, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ingela Nystrom, Uppsala University, Sweden
Benoît Otjacques, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Jinah Park, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Fernando Paulovich, Dalhousie University, Canada
Luc Pauwels, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jürgen Pfeffer, Technische Universität München, Germany
Philip Rhodes, University of Mississippi, United States
Maria Riveiro, University of Skövde, Sweden
Filip Sadlo, Heidelberg University, Germany
Beatriz Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Giuseppe Santucci, University of Roma, Italy
Giuseppe Santucci, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Angel Sappa, ESPOL Polytechnic University (Ecuador) and Computer Vision Center (Spain), Spain
Gerik Scheuermann, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Falk Schreiber, University of Konstanz, Germany and Monash University Melbourne, Germany
Juergen Symanzik, Utah State University, United States
Masahiro Takatsuka, University of Sydney, Australia
Roberto Theron, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Christian Tominski, University of Rostock, Germany
Tea Tušar, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Thomas van Dijk, University of Würzburg, Germany
Gilles Venturini, }University of Tours, France
Tatiana von Landesberger, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Monica Wachowicz, UNB, Canada
Gunther Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratrory/UC Davis, United States
Marcel worring, Full Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hsian-Yun Wu, TU Wien, Austria
Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Xiaoru Yuan, Peking University, China
Jianping Zeng, Microsoft, United States
Yue Zhang, Oregon State University, United States

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