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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.


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
  • 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
  • Visual Representation and Interaction
  • Data Management and Knowledge Representation
  • Explainable Machine Learning by Visualization


  • Interactive Visual Interfaces for Visualization
  • Perception and Cognition in Visualization
  • Visualization Applications
  • Visualization Taxonomies and Models
  • Visualization Algorithms and Technologies
  • Visualization Tools and Systems for Simulation and Modeling
  • Augmented Reality and Data Visualization
  • Mixed Reality and Data Visualization
  • Immersive Analytics
  • Time-Dependent Visualization
  • Usability Studies and Visualization
  • Glyph-Based Visualization
  • Human-Centered Aspects of Visualization
  • Coordinated and Multiple Views
  • Interpretation and Evaluation Methods
  • Knowledge-Assisted Visualization
  • Large Data Visualization
  • Integration of Data Analysis, Interaction, and Visualization
  • Data Driven Storytelling


  • Biomedical Visualization and Applications
  • Vector/Tensor Field Visualization
  • Virtual Environments and Data Visualization
  • Volume Visualization
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Flow Visualization
  • GPU-based Visualization
  • Image/Video Summarization and Visualization
  • Multi-Field Visualization
  • Parallel Coordinate
  • Uncertainty Visualization


Matthias NiessnerTechnical University of Munich, Germany
Anthony SteedUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Alan ChalmersWMG, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Helen PurchaseMonash University, Australia and University of Glasgow, United Kingdom


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 (consult SCITEPRESS Ethics of Publication)

It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book
A short list of papers presented at IVAPP will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of the Open Access Information Journal
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 27 - 29 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: November 22, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020 (expired)


Paper Submission: December 13, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 7, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 15, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020 (expired)


IVAPP Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186




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


Andreas KerrenDepartment of Computer Science and Media Technology, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
Christophe HurterFrench Civil Aviation University (ENAC), France


Alfie Abdul-Rahman, King's College London, United Kingdom
George Baciu, Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Juhee Bae, Information Technology, University of Skovde, Sweden
Ayan Biswas, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
David Borland, RENCI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Romain Bourqui, LaBRI UMR CNRS 5800, University of Bordeaux, France
Chris Bryan, Arizona State University, United States
Michael Burch, Center for Data Analytics, Visualization, and Simulation, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Maria Beatriz Carmo, LASIGE, Departamento de Informática, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Guoning Chen, Computer Science, University of Houston, United States
Yongwan Chun, School of Economic, Political and Policy Science, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
António Coelho, Departamento de Engenharia Informática, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Danilo B. Coimbra, Computer Science Department, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Celmar G. da Silva, University of Campinas, Brazil
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
Georgios Dounias, Department Of Financial And Management Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece
Soumya Dutta, Applied Computer Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Achim Ebert, FB INF - AG CG&HCI, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Danilo M. Eler, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Kathrin Feige, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira, Computer Science, University of São Paulo, ICMC, Brazil
Enrico Gobbetti, Visual Computing, CRS4, Italy
Randy Goebel, Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada
Martin Graham, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Robert Haining, Geography, Cambridge University, United Kingdom
Christian Heine, Leipzig University, Germany
Torsten Hopp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jie Hua, FEIT, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Bernhard Jenny, Monash University, Australia
Mark W. Jones, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Daniel Jönsson, Linköping University, Sweden
Ilir Jusufi, Computer Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bijaya B. Karki, Computer Science, Louisiana State University, United States
Sehwan Kim, WorldViz LLC, United States
Steffen Koch, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Martin Kraus, Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
Michael Krone, University of Tübingen, Germany
Denis Lalanne, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Haim Levkowitz, Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, United States
Giuseppe Liotta, Dipartimento di Ingegneria, University of Perugia, Italy
Rafael M. Martins, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Brescia Massimo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, INAF, Italy
Krešimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center, Austria
Eva Mayr, Department for Knowledge & Communication Management, Danube University Krems, Austria
Wouter Meulemans, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Martin Nöllenburg, TU Wien, Austria
Luis G. Nonato, Matematica Aplicada e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ingela Nystrom, Centre for Image Analysis, Uppsala University, Sweden
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Klinik für Neurologie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Benoît Otjacques, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
Jinah Park, School of Computing, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Fernando Paulovich, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada
Torsten Reiners, School of Information Systems, Curtin University, Australia
Philip J. Rhodes, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Mississippi, United States
Patrick Riehmann, Virtual Reality and Visualization Research Group, Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar, Germany
Maria Riveiro, School of Informatics, University of Skövde, Sweden
Adrian Rusu, Computer Science & Engineering, Fairfield University, United States
Filip Sadlo, Heidelberg University, Germany
Beatriz S. Santos, DETI/IEETA, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Giuseppe Santucci, University of Roma, Italy
Angel Sappa, ESPOL Polytechnic University (Ecuador) and Computer Vision Center (Spain), Spain
Falk Schreiber, University of Konstanz, Germany and Monash University Melbourne, Germany
Marcos Serrano, Toulouse University, France
Juergen Symanzik, Mathematics and Statistics, Utah State University, United States
Roberto Theron, Computer Science and Automation, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Christian Tominski, University of Rostock, Germany
Thomas C. van Dijk, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Yunhai Wang, School of Computer Science and Technology, Shandong University, China
Gunther H. Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratrory/UC Davis, United States
Zeng Wei, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinrong Xie, University of California, Davis, United States
Hsu-Chun Yen, Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Lina Yu, Compiler optimization, Intel Corporation, United States
Jianping Zeng, Microsoft, United States
Yue Zhang, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, United States

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