5th Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Paper Track Call for Submissions

Re-Thinking, Re-Defining, Re-Imagining Data

This year, we invite a dialogue on the topic and terminology around “data”, a contested term within and between a range of disciplines - very broadly speaking, the meaning and implications of the term “data” can vastly differ across the sciences and humanities and related subfields. There are varying perspectives on the meaning and use of data that impact how we engage and debate it. “Data” seems core to visualization! Or is it?

We are especially interested in a number of open questions in this space, including but not limited to the following:

We invite papers at the intersection of visualization and (digital) humanities that provide both theoretical and applied perspectives around these and other questions.

For our paper track we are seeking works from scholars in visualization, the humanities, social science, and the arts who use visualization as part of the process of analyzing and interrogating human culture. Submissions will present original research ideas or results as they relate to visualization for the digital humanities. Each submission should clearly state its specific contribution to this growing field of research.

Submission format

Submissions will take the form of short (4-6 page - excluding references) papers. Submissions are meant to describe and critically discuss works at the intersection of visualization and humanities research, including applied case studies and empirical results and/or theoretical perspectives. We welcome works that highlight the difficulties (and proposed solutions) of designing visualizations in the context of humanities research and/or applying concepts from humanities research to foster visualization research and design. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their paper at the workshop. All presentations will be followed by a lively discussion with workshop participants.

All accepted papers will be archived in open-access online archive arXiv. However, interested authors may also choose to have their papers placed in the IEEE Explore repository.

Submitting a paper

Paper submissions should be in PDF format following the two-column IEEE TVCG Conference Style Template (http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html).

Papers should be submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vis4dh0) by July 10, 2020 (5pm PST). Notifications will be sent on August 7, 2020.

Submissions to the Paper Tracks will be optionally double-blind. Authors wishing to submit their work double-blind should remove author information from the cover page of their submitted document, and take care to avoid identifying information in the submission itself.