CLOSED: Call for Papers: Special Issue on Visualization in the Wild

CG&A seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 17 April 2023

Important Dates

Submissions due: 17 April 2023

Publication: November/December 2023

Visualization approaches have been successfully applied to a variety of application fields. Continuously published novel visualization approaches reflect the need for and success of visualization approaches. However, when looking at visualization techniques that designers apply in real-world applications targeted at a larger user group (e.g., medical experts, engineers, journalists and public authorities), novel, published approaches hardly end up being used in real-world scenarios. This is unfortunate, especially since data science and data analytics are emerging fields, with many users needing data visualization. So far, it is not clearly defined which visualization approaches can be transferred successfully and how, and which cannot. In this special issue, we aim to shed light on (un)successful visualization approaches in real-world applications and to encounter reasons or guidelines for bringing visualization approaches into the wild. The special issue will contain success or non-success stories of visualization approaches in various applications and lessons learned from these experiences. It also welcomes guidelines and workflows that assist in bringing visualization approaches into real-world applications to reach larger groups of users.

Topics of interest include:

  • Role of visualization in applications
  • Integration of visualization in workflows
  • Visualization in data science
  • Human-centered design of visualization applications
  • Uncertainty visualization
  • Visualization for decision-making
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Design studies
  • Application use-cases
  • Integration of domain knowledge
  • Human-in-the-loop
  • Visualization for communication
  • Trust in visualization
  • Visualization literacy
  • Perceptual issues in visualization
  • HCI and visualization design
  • Keywords:
    • Application-driven Research
    • Visualization Applications
    • Transferability
    • Human in the Loop
    • Visual Data Analysis
    • Domain-Specific Research 


Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit the CG&A Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


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Guest Editors

  • Johanna Schmidt, VRVis 
  • Daniel Wiegreffe, Leipzig University
  • Christina Gillmann, Leipzig University