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IVAPP is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


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 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 are also encouraged. 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. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


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
  • Visual Representation and Interaction
  • Data Management and Knowledge Representation
  • Mathematical Foundations of Interactive Visual Analysis
  • 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


  • Interactive Visual Interfaces for Visualization
  • Interpretation and Evaluation Methods
  • Knowledge-Assisted Visualization
  • Large Data Visualization
  • Perception and Cognition in Visualization
  • Visualization Applications
  • Visualization Taxonomies and Models
  • Visualization Algorithms and Technologies
  • Visualization Tools and Systems for Simulation and Modeling
  • Time-Dependent Visualization
  • Usability Studies and Visualization
  • Glyph-Based Visualization
  • Collaborative Visualization
  • Coordinated and Multiple Views


  • Biomedical Visualization and Applications
  • Flow Visualization
  • GPU-based Visualization
  • Image/Video Summarization and Visualization
  • Multi-Field Visualization
  • Parallel Visualization
  • Uncertainty Visualization
  • Vector/Tensor Field Visualization
  • Virtual Environments and Data Visualization
  • Volume Visualization
  • Scientific Visualization


IVAPP 2016 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit extended revised versions to a special edition of Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting (JVRB).
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic.


Conference Date: 27 - 29 February, 2016

Paper Submission: September 30, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 27, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 5, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 26, 2015 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: January 3, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 14, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 18, 2016 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 11, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: December 30, 2015 (expired)


IVAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ivapp.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal


Lars LinsenWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Alexandru TeleaUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands


Wolfgang Aigner, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Vladan Babovic, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Maria Beatriz Carmo, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rita Borgo, King's College London, United Kingdom
David Borland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Massimo Brescia, Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica, Italy
Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Lieu-Hen Chen, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Guoning Chen, University of Houston, United States
Christoph Dalitz, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Georgios Dounias, University of the Aegean, Greece
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Chi-Wing Fu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mohammad Ghoniem, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Martin Graham, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Theresia Gschwandtner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Alfred Inselberg, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Mark Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Jessie Kennedy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Sehwan Kim, WorldViz LLC, United States
Jörn Kohlhammer, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Germany
Martin Kraus, Aalborg University, Denmark
Simone Kriglstein, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jie Liang, Peking University, China
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Krešimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center, Austria
Luis Nonato, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Benoît Otjacques, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Philip Rhodes, University of Mississippi, United States
Adrian Rusu, Fairfield University, United States
Ignaz Rutter, University of Passau, Germany
Giuseppe Santucci, University of Roma, Italy
Angel Sappa, ESPOL Polytechnic University (Ecuador) and Computer Vision Center (Spain), Spain
Tobias Schreck, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Hans-Joerg Schulz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD, Germany
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock, Germany
Michael Sedlmair, University of Vienna, Austria
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Sidharth Thakur, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), United States
Roberto Theron, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Christian Tominski, University of Rostock, Germany
Cagatay Turkay, City University London, United Kingdom
Günter Wallner, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
Daniel Weiskopf, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Kai Xu, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Hsu-Chun Yen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hongfeng Yu, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
Xiaoru Yuan, Peking University, China