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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.


Avaliable soon.


IVAPP 2014 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 ( 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.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be  published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book  .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 5 - 8 January, 2014

Paper Submission: September 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
October 22, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 14, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: October 15, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 11, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 27, 2013 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: October 22, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 15, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: December 11, 2013 (expired)


IVAPP Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The Sana Lisbon Hotel is situated in the Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo (close to Marquês de Pombal), within walking distance of Lisbon historical center and easily reached from Lisbon International Airport or Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente Train Stations.

The hotel has eleven meeting rooms which are easily transformed for either small meetings or conferences for up to 900 people.

The modern and elegant decoration of all areas of the hotel have been conceived to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility to all guests.

Sana Lisbon Hotel's central location and good access routes are ideal for conferences, business meetings, social events and to explore the best that Lisbon has to offer.


Jose BrazDepartamento De Sistemas e Informática, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal


Robert S. LarameeComputer Science, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Andreas KerrenDepartment of Computer Science and Media Technology, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden


Wolfgang Aigner, Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Lisa S. Avila, Independent Researcher, United States
George Baciu, Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Rita Borgo, Informatics, King's College London, United Kingdom
David Borland, RENCI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Anne Boyer, KIWI Team, Loria - Inria Lorraine, France
Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Maria Beatriz Carmo, LASIGE, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Remco Chang, Tufts University, United States
Guoning Chen, Computer Science, University of Houston, United States
László Czúni, Dep. of Image Processing and Neurocomputing, University of Pannonia, Hungary
Christoph Dalitz, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Robertas Damasevicius, Software Engineering Department, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Mihaela Dinsoreanu, Computer Science, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Csaba Domokos, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vi­sion and Ma­chine Learn­ing Lab,, Singapore
Georgios Dounias, Department Of Financial And Management Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece
Osman H. Elgawi, Electrical Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Chi-Wing Fu, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Zhao Geng, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Mohammad Ghoniem, e-Science Unit, ERIN, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Wooi-Boon Goh, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
David Gotz, Independent Researcher, United States
Martin Graham, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Seokhee Hong, School of IT, University of Sydney, Australia
Tony Huang, University of Tasmania, Australia
Seiya Imoto, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mark W. Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Rui José, Information Systems Department, University of Minho, Portugal
Johannes Kehrer, Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jessie Kennedy, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Martin Kraus, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Simone Kriglstein, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Lars Linsen, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
Giuseppe Liotta, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Italy
Shixia Liu, Independent Researcher, China
Ross Maciejewski, Computer Science, Arizona State University, United States
Brescia Massimo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, INAF, Italy
Luis G. Nonato, Matematica Aplicada e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Klinik für Neurologie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Benoît Otjacques, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Alex Pang, computer science, University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Torsten Reiners, School of Information Systems, Curtin University, Australia
Philip J. Rhodes, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Mississippi, United States
Adrian Rusu, Computer Science & Engineering, Fairfield University, United States
Filip Sadlo, IWR, Heidelberg University, Germany
Angel Sappa, ESPOL Polytechnic University (Ecuador) and Computer Vision Center (Spain), Spain
Heidrun Schumann, Computer Science And Electrical Engineering, University of Rostock, Germany
Marc Streit, Institute of Computer Graphics, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Yasufumi Takama, Graduate School of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Ying Tan, Peking University, China
Sidharth Thakur, Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), United States
Slobodan Vucetic, Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University, United States
Chaoli Wang, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame, United States
Daniel Weiskopf, VISUS, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Kai Xu, Computer Science, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Hsu-Chun Yen, Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hongfeng Yu, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States
Xiaoru Yuan, School of EECS, Peking University, China
Blaz Zupan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia