Call for Posters

1. Symposium Aims and Scope

The goal of the Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis) is to establish a premier international and interdisciplinary event for all aspects of visualization in biology. This Symposium aims at bringing together researchers from the visualization, bioinformatics, and biology communities with the purpose of educating, inspiring, and engaging visualization researchers in biological data visualization, as well as bioinformatics and biology researchers in state-of-the-art visualization research.

2. Poster Topics

We are looking for contributions on all aspects of visualization in
biology. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genome and sequence data, including genomic variation data 
  • Multivariate omics data (transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) 
  • Phylogenetic data 
  • Ecological and taxonomic data 
  • Biological networks and pathways 
  • Biological Ontologies 
  • Sructures (protein structures, RNA structures, etc.) 
  • Subcellular, cellular, tissue- and organ-level structures 
  • Visualization of image data, such as microscopic or radiological data 
  • Integration of image and omics data for systems biology 
  • Modeling, simulation and visualization of biological systems 
  • Visualization in neurobiology and developmental biology 
  • Systems and software frameworks for biological visualization 
  • Integration of visualization in biological workflows or collaborative processes 
  • Visualization and visual analytics of integrated data sets 
  • Usability of visualization by biologist 
  • Creation and visualization of biological atlases and metadata 
  • Processes for interdisciplinary collaboration between biology and visualization 
  • Visualization and visual analysis of eQTL data (see related information on the Contest web page) 

3. Poster Criteria

Given the goal of bringing together members of both the biology and visualization communities for discussion, the symposium solicitation is purposefully broad and open-minded to diverse types of submissions. The posters are meant to support an exchange of ideas and can be based on work-in-progress. Although submissions may present relevant research previously published for a different community (e.g. a biology or bioinformatics conference or journal), we will not accept material submitted simultaneously to another VisWeek 2012 venue.

Each extended abstract will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Types of submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Descriptions of work-in-progress and preliminary results 
  • Demonstrations of new or recent systems, both open source and proprietary 
  • Descriptions of analysis challenges where current tools fall short for  specific datasets and goals to inform the visualization community in producing better future solutions 
  • Ideas for future research directions 
  • Experience reports, highlighting lessons learned from the deployment of relevant previously published work
  • Reports of original research 

Poster submissions consist of an extended abstract (up to 2 pages), which may include figures. Do NOT submit the actual large format poster document. Accepted submissions will be presented as posters at the Symposium and we encourage authors to include a demo or video into their presentation. All presenters will have the opportunity to give a brief overview of their work in a plenary "fast-forward session". Presenters of selected posters will be given the opportunity for longer oral presentation at the Symposium.

All extended abstracts will be considered a "personal communication" to the symposium attendees. The extended abstracts will not be published in the proceedings, but will appear in the program, with the distributed Symposium materials, and on the Symposium website.

4. Important Dates

Poster extended abstract submission: Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Notification of acceptance: Friday, July 27, 2012

Camera ready copy: Saturday, August 25, 2012

All deadlines are at 5:00 pm Pacific Time (PDT).

Details on how to submit Poster extended abstracts are provided on the Submission page.