Public Health's Wicked Problems: Can InfoVis Save Lives?

In conjunction with IEEE VIS 2013
(IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Information Visualization, Scientific Visualization)
October 13, 2013 Atlanta, GA, USA


Call for Participation

The goal of the workshop is to bring together world-class public health and information visualization experts and curious learners to discuss how the fields can come together to generate new tools for emerging and longstanding public health problems.

All registered attendees of IEEE VIS are encouraged to attend the workshop, with a special invitation to public health professionals who are interested in data visualization techniques to attend the conference in Atlanta.

We are soliciting full papers and extended abstracts/presentations across the range of focus areas of visualization, from issues in data collection for maximizing visualization opportunities, to analysis techniques, traditional and novel presentation formats, and data storytelling. Submissions should focus on the use of visualization to identify, analyze, and solve public health and related health system challenges.

Scope and Topics

We invite original research, case studies/practice reports, systematic reviews, evaluation studies, methodology innovations, or commentary on the following topics of specific interest, while welcoming work on all aspects of public health and information visualization.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions for papers can be 4-8 pages long, with the length of submission appropriate to the contribution; extended abstracts for presentation should be 2 pages long. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the workshop organizers.

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Deadline for submissions: September 6, 2013
Notification of acceptance: September 16, 2013
Workshop: October 13, 2013

Workshop Contact Email

Please contact Susan Robinson,