Workshop description

Motivation – Visualization has different purposes: representing complex structures or processes, supporting multiple viewpoints, allowing intuitive interaction with data or models (all of this could be considered functionality or dialogue requirements); or supporting aesthetics and the user’s experience (a rather novel goal, enabled, as well as triggered, by new technologies: portability, location and movement awareness of hardware, 3D and fine-grained rendering). Developments often seem to aim at one of these two directions, sometimes clearly at the expense of the other. Our quest is to consider if there is the need for an explicit trade off, the possibility of a balance, or even an opportunity to discover an optimal combination.

Approach – This workshop will allow exchange of ideas, experiences, viewpoints from different disciplines, and visions on the role of industry and academia in developing a common ground for aware design and teaching.


Participation will be through selection based on submitted position statements. The statements from accepted participants will be available on the workshop website for prior orientation and discussion.

Envisioned workshop size

We expect between 10 and 20 active participants, of which about 10 will be triggered by direct mailing from the organisers based on previous participation to visualization workshops. In fact, several of the organizers have been active for over 5 years in the IFIP working group WG 13.7 - Human - Computer Interaction & Visualization HCIV – an international multidisciplinary group of over 30 visualization professionals. On the other hand, membership of this group will in no way be related to acceptance or rejection of participation.

Workshop schedule

The preliminary workshop schedule as well as the list of authors and topics can be found in the following PDF: Workshop Schedule.