This workshop, held in conjunction with the 2015 IEEE VIS conference in Chicago, will examine the opportunities and challenges for personal visualization and personal visual analytics. The venue will provide an opportunity to discuss the current landscape of personal visualization tools and approaches as well as highlight ongoing work in this new area.
We welcome submissions both as papers and as posters/demos.
PapersAuthors should submit a 2-4 page position paper in TVCG format which describe a personal visualization challenge, informed by their own research, observations, or thinking about personal visualization and analytics. Position papers should clearly identify one challenge and discuss implications for the visualization community.
Posters/DemosAuthors wishing to demo should submit a 2-page description of the work in TVCG format, accompanied by an A0 poster and/or a plan for an interactive demonstration. Posters and demos should present new or ongoing research on the topic of personal visualization. Example demonstrations might include tools the authors have built for themselves, for relatives, or for novice communities, while poster submissions might include design ideas and early sketches describing new personal visualization tools and concepts.
TopicsTopics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Defining and exploring the relationship between personal visualization and parallel research areas such as personal informatics that focus on collecting personal data.
- Providing approaches for visualizing and making sense of large quantities of multi-dimensional, temporal, multi-variate personal data.
- Examining the role of communities, sharing, and privacy in personal analytics.
- New application areas that involve personal data (health and well-being, environmental concerns, sport monitoring, etc.).
- Designing visualization and analysis tools for non-expert.
- Exploring the relationship between personal visualization tools and data portraits, data sculptures, and other artistic representations of personal information.
- Evaluation tools and strategies for measuring the impact of personal visualization.
- Visualization designs that consider factors such as pleasure, gamification, and engagement with personal data.
To submit, email submissions in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Personal Visualization 2015" by August 31, 2015. Note that at least one of the authors of each paper or poster/demo that is accepted must attend the workshop and must register for one or more days of the VIS conference. Please provide in your email the name and email of the main contact/presenter of the submission. Also indicate the type of your submission: paper, poster or demo.