Announcing a Geovisual Analytics Workshop at GIScience 2018

New Directions in Geovisual Analytics: Visualization, Computation, and Evaluation

The ICA Commission on Visual Analytics is pleased to announce a Call For Papers for a pre-conference workshop to be held in conjunction with GIScience 2018 in Melbourne.

The theme of this workshop is New Directions in Geovisual Analytics: Visualization, Computation, and Evaluation.

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This workshop focuses on eliciting and sharing nascent challenges in visual design, evaluation, and computation related to geovisual analytics. The core concept of this workshop is to focus on exploring ideas for new approaches – not simply to recap what has already been accomplished. Toward that end, workshop participants will be asked to submit extended abstracts that describe new research directions in visualization, evaluation, or computation (and may synthesize across these areas as well). We especially encourage high-risk ideas that have a potentially high-return in terms of scientific and social impact. Potential topics may include:

• New visual representation types in geovisual analytics
• Novel computational and visual methods for handling massive, streaming, spatiotemporal data
• Opportunities for integrating immersive environments and geovisual analytics
• Artistic approaches for expressing or interacting with big spatial data
• New approaches for integrating users in the design of geovisual analytics systems
• Ideas for integrating sensemaking into geovisual analytics

This workshop will have a discussion-centric format. Accepted talks will be given in short formats (10min or 5min in length) with an emphasis on having ample discussion and networking time connected to each series of talks.

The workshop will be held August 28, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Extended abstracts (no longer than six pages using the GIScience 2018 format) will be due April 27, 2018.

A dedicated workshop website can be found here: