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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 2018 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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( 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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 27 - 29 January, 2018

Paper Submission: July 31, 2017
Authors Notification:
October 20, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 3, 2017

Paper Submission: September 29, 2017
Authors Notification:
November 7, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 20, 2017

Workshop Proposal: August 31, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: August 31, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: November 24, 2017

Demo Proposal: November 24, 2017

Panel Proposal: November 24, 2017


IVAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Jose BrazEscola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal


Lars LinsenJacobs University, Bremen, Germany
Alexandru TeleaUniversity of Groningen, Netherlands


George Baciu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Till Bergmann, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jürgen Bernard, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Rita Borgo, King's College London, United Kingdom
David Borland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Anne Boyer, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Massimo Brescia, Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica, Italy
Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Phaedon C. Kyriakidis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Maria Beatriz Carmo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Daniel Cernea, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Germany
Guoning Chen, University of Houston, United States
Yongwan Chun, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Joao Comba, UFRGS, Brazil
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
Chi-Wing Fu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Enrico Gobbetti, CRS4, Italy
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech, United States
Martin Graham, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Daniel Griffith, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Osman Hassab Elgawi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Julian Heinrich, University of Tübingen, Germany
Torsten Hopp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Seiya Imoto, University of Tokyo, Japan
Tobias Isenberg, Inria, France
Philip J. Rhodes, University of Mississippi, United States
Won-ki Jeong, UNIST, Korea, Republic of
Bijaya Karki, Louisiana State University, United States
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
Jens Kruger, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Haim Levkowitz, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, United States
Jie Liang, Peking University, China
Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Giuseppe Liotta, University of Perugia, Italy
Krešimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center, Austria
Torsten Moeller, University of Vienna, Austria
Luis Gustavo Nonato, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (Iccas), University of Leipzig, Germany
Benoît Otjacques, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Fernando Paulovich, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Patrick Riehmann, Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar, Germany
Angel Sappa, Computer Vision Center, Spain
Heidrun Schumann, University of Rostock, Germany
Celmar Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil
Marc Streit, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Juergen Symanzik, Utah State University, United States
Yasufumi Takama, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Levente Tamas, Techical Univeristy of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Laura Tateosian, North Carolina State University, United States
Roberto Theron, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Huy T. Vo, The City College of New York, United States
Mark W. Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Günter Wallner, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
Jinrong Xie, eBay Inc, United States
WU Yingcai, Zhejiang University, China
Hongfeng Yu, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
Eugene Zhang, Oregon State University, United States

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