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VISUALIZATION is a vital research and applications frontier shared by a variety of science, medical, engineering, business, and entertainment fields. The tenth IEEE Visualization conference continues the focus on interdisciplinary methods. Collaboration among developers and users of visualization methods across all of science, engineering, medicine, and commerce is addressed at Visualization ‘99. Sunday through Tuesday of Conference Week will include tutorials, symposia, and mini-workshops. Papers, panels, case studies, and late-breaking hot topics will be presented Wednesday through Friday.

We invite you to participate in IEEE Visualization ‘99 by submitting your original research through papers, panels, case studies, late breaking hot topics, and demonstrations. Share your perspectives through panels and workshops, or your experience through tutorials. Please select the forum appropriate to your submission, where it will be considered by your peers for presentation. Particular focus on parallel techniques in visualization and information visualization are addressed in special two-day symposia.


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For further information on the conference, evolving symposia, or on submissions, contact:

Steve Bryson
Conference Co-Chair
NASA Ames Research Center
Phone: 650-604-4524, Fax: 650-604-3957,  Email:

Theresa-Marie Rhyne
Conference Co-Chair
Lockheed Martin/US EPAScientific Visualization Center
Phone: 919-541-0207, Fax: 919-541-0056, Email:

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Paper Submissions (due March 31, 1999)

Papers are solicited that present research results related to all areas of visualization. Original papers should be limited to 5,000 words.  The submission of NTSC VHS video (up to 5 minutes in length) to accompany the paper is strongly recommended. Please submit 7 copies of all materials. An electronic abstract must be sent through the conference website for each submission. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings; the videos will be included in the conference video proceedings.

Panel Proposals (due March 31, 1999)

Panels should address the most important issues in visualization today. Panelists should be experts in their fields who can discuss the challenges of visualization, and engage the audience and fellow panel members in a stimulating, interactive debate. Panel proposals should describe the topic to be addressed and identify the prospective panelists. Each panelist should include a position statement on the topic and a short biography, the total of which should be limited to 500 words. The statements will be included in the conference proceedings.

Case Study Proposals (due March 31, 1999)

Case studies are reports on how visualization has contributed to the analysis of data in actual applications or studies of the visualization process. A short paper limited to 2500 words (maximum 4 pages B/W plus 1 page color) will be included in the conference proceedings. Images and/or NTSC VHS video to accompany the paper are recommended; the video will be included in the conference video proceedings. Please submit six copies of all materials.

Late-Breaking Hot Topics Proposals (due June 15, 1999)

Submissions will be accepted on Late Breaking “Hot Topics” that pertain to all areas of Visualization. These submissions must be original, may show work in progress, and may not exceed 2000 words or a maximum of 4 pages including images. Images and/or NTSC VHS video to accompany the paper are recommended; the video will be included in the conference video proceedings. Accepted papers will be published and distributed at the conference. Authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to submit a revised paper. Submissions will be done electronically.

Tutorial Proposals (due March 31, 1999)

Half-day and full-day course proposals are invited for visualization systems, methods, and application areas. Tutorials will be offered Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Mini-Workshop and Birds-of-a-Feather Proposals (due March 31, 1999)

Proposals may be submitted for Mini-Workshops and evening Birds-Of- A-Feather (BOF) gatherings on visualization methods or application areas. They should deal with state-of-the-art topics and involve experts in the field. Discipline-focused proposals devoted to a particular discipline’s methods and needs are encouraged.

Demonstration Proposals

Visualization ‘99 is a unique opportunity to present your products or research to visualization experts from a wide variety of fields. We invite demonstrations of commercial hardware, software, integrated systems peripherals, and literature, as well as academic research. We encourage demonstrators to have technical representatives in attendance.

Creative Applications Lab (due July 15, 1999)

The Creative Applications Lab (CAL) is designed to let presenters interact with conference attendees on an individual basis. The CAL will have a variety of computers on which the contributors can install their materials for attendees’ experimentation and enjoyment. The CAL will be open in conjunction with the demonstrations at Visualization ‘99.

Co-located with IEEE Visualization ’99 are:

IEEE 1999 Symposium on Parallel Visualization and Graphics (PVG ’99) (submission deadline March 31, 1999)

Papers and case studies in parallel visualization and graphics, with particular interest in using clusters of commodity PCs and graphics cards for high-performance visualization and graphics tasks.

IEEE 1999 Symposium on Information Visualization (Info Vis ’99) (submission deadline March 31, 1999)

Papers, panels and case studies concentrating on issues specific to abstract information visualization.

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