VCMA workshop and the Special Issue of Information Visualization journal

Update 11 July 2016: We will guest-edit a special issue of the Information Visualization journal on

Visual Movement Analytics

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

Update 6 July 2016: After a successful workshop, selected papers/slides are now available for download.

Update 14 June 2016: Final programme is online.

Update 1 June 2016: Preliminary programme is now available for download.

Update 5 May 2016: Call for live demonstrations is now open.

Update 18 April 2016: List of accepted papers is now available.

Update 30 March 2016: Information on workshop registration is now available. Early registration is open until 22 April 2016.

Update 11 March 2016: submission DL for both the regular part and data challenge is extended to 22 March 2016.

The past decade has seen a dramatic improvement of positioning technologies which led to massive volumes of tracking data about virtually any object that moves, in a multitude of application domains. Consequently, many new methods for these data have been developed, and computational movement analysis has evolved as an important stream of research within GIScience. However, many challenges remain, including context-aware analysis, multi-sensor data integration, scale-adaptive analysis, integration of analytical and visual methods, etc.

This one-day workshop calls for recent advances in movement analysis. First, we call for submissions in any application area using any movement data type on:

  • new computational methods of movement analysis and
  • new visually-supported methods, as well as
  • empirical evaluations and applications of existing methods.

Second, we are organising a data challenge using open GPS seabird tracking data and call for both purely analytical and visually-supported solutions to address ecological research questions. Participation in data challenge is encouraged, but not required for workshop attendance.

The full Call for Papers is also available as a pdf file.

This is a co-located workshop with the AGILE 2016 conference and will take place on 14 June 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.