Visual Analytics Commission Activities at ICC in Washington, DC

We would like to invite all of you attending the upcoming International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC to take part in Visual Analytics Commission sessions and other activities.

We are very excited to feature 29 talks across 8 dedicated sessions. You can see the full details by going to this link and expanding the Visual Analytics grouping at the bottom of the list of track topics.

We will also be hosting our bi-annual Visual Analytics Commission Meeting, held on Wednesday, July 5th from 12:30 – 1:20PM in Delaware B. At our business meeting we will propose some ideas for future commission related activities, and we look forward to hearing from you about what you’d like this group to focus on going forward. We are also especially interested to hear from potential volunteers (yes, students too!) in this meeting who would like to take a more active role in shaping what happens in the years ahead.

Finally, at the ICC we will be taking part in a special session highlighting a new slate of cartography research agenda papers that are forthcoming in the International Journal of Cartography. These five articles will be briefly summarized in a session on Wednesday, July 5th from 4:10 – 5:50 in Delaware B. The Visual Analytics commission led the development of one of these five articles, found here.

All five articles will eventually be released in a special, open-access issue of the International Journal of Cartography.

We hope to see you in DC next week!

Special Issue on Visual Movement Analytics

As a follow-up to the successful workshop at the AGILE 2016 conference on “Visually-supported Computational Movement Analysis” we are now calling for papers for a special issue of the Information Visualization journal on

Visual Movement Analytics.

Submission DL is 31 Jan 2017. More information about the topic and the submission procedure is in the call for papers, which is open to anyone interested in this topic (not only workshop participants).

2016 workshop news: VCMA@AGILE & SpatialVA@GIScience

A quick update on the two workshops that we are running this year:

We have just published the list of accepted papers at the Visually-Supported Computational Movement Analysis (VCMA2016) workshop in Helsinki, Finland (14 June 2016). The contributions were excellent, promising a high-quality workshop. Stay tuned for final updates at the VCMA2016 website or on twitter (#VCMA2016) and join us for the workshop (registration details are on the website, and a side note that this is a co-located workshop with the AGILE2016 conference, which has the honour to have the ICA President, Prof Menno-Jan Kraak, as the keynote speaker).

Our second workshop, Understanding Spatial Data (Big and Small) with Visual Analytics (SpatialVA2016), will take place in Montreal, Canada (27 Sept 2016) and we are delighted to have two prominent scientists as keynote speakers: Prof Sheelagh Carpendale from the University of Calgary and Prof Alan MacEachren from Penn State University.
There is still time to contribute to this workshop: the deadline has been extended to 29 April 2016. So submit a contribution and join us in Canada for a great event.

See you in Helsinki and Montreal!