EuroVA 2017


June 13, 2017:
EuroVA 2017  is history. We had an inspiring keynote talk and an exciting program with high-quality presentations. Many thanks go to the audience, the authors and presenters, the session chairs, the program committee, the keynote speaker, the EuroVis organizers, and our sponsor.



June 13, 2017:
This year’s EuroVA best paper goes to:

Visual Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Data in Ophthalmology
Martin Röhlig, Paul Rosenthal, Christoph Schmidt, Heidrun Schumann, Oliver Stachs

Here are some quotes from the best paper jury:

“… scientific contributions are high and the results are very promising …”
“… important application domain …”
“… the paper presents interesting solutions …”
“The quality of the obtained results is impressive.”

May 29, 2017:
EuroVA 2017  will be hosted in Room C – Sala d’Actes (FME building – Campus Sud). Maps are below. Additional information may be available at the main website of the EuroVis conference, here.

May 5, 2017:
A preliminary program for EuroVA 2017 has been set up. We will have four sessions, two on Monday afternoon and two on Tuesday morning.

May 1, 2017:
We are happy to announce that Raimund Dachselt will be giving this year’s EuroVA keynote. Raimund will be talking about Natural Interaction for Enhancing Visual Analytics.

Mar 27, 2017:
We would like to thank all authors who submitted their work to EuroVA! This year, we received 17 submissions. Each submission was carefully reviewed by three expert reviewers from our international program committee. Based on the reviews, we could accept  9 papers unconditionally plus 4 conditionally. (Update: All 4 have been accepted finally.)
We are looking forward to an exciting workshop program at EuroVA 2017. The program outline will be posted soon.

Feb 25, 2017:
Please note that we allow in this year’s EuroVA submission process single-blind and double-blind submissions.

Jan 30, 2017:
Please note that the EuroVA deadlines have changed. The deadlines are now 10 days later:
Submission deadline:              17 February, 2017 (old) -> 27 February, 2017 (new)
Notification of acceptance:     17 March, 2017 (old) -> 27 March, 2017 (new)
Camera-ready deadline:          14 April, 2017 (old) -> 24 April, 2017 (new)

Jan 20, 2017:
We have compiled a great international program committee. We thank all people who agreed to serve on the committee!

Dec 5, 2016:
A first draft of the Call for Submissions is online. New are the possibility to submit to a special section, which will be on interaction this year, and to submit position papers. More details on topics are in the call below. The important dates are not yet fully fixed.

 Oct 12, 2016:
We are happy to announce that the 8th edition of the EuroVA workshop will
take place in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with EuroVis 2017. More information
about important dates, submission instructions, etc. will be available soon on this


EuroVA 2017 is the eighth international EuroVis workshop on Visual Analytics.
It will take place June 12-13, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Visual Analytics is a problem-solving and sense-making technology that integrates analytical computations, visual representations, and interaction. It includes the analysis of complex (massive, dynamic, ambiguous, conflicting, …) data and information for gaining understanding, building knowledge, and inferring insight. Visual Analytics aims at a synergistic collaboration of humans and computers mediated through interactive visual interfaces. As such, Visual Analytics is an interdisciplinary field of research, including aspects of visualization, human-computer interaction, statistics and mathematics, data management and knowledge representation, data analysis and machine learning, cognitive and perceptual sciences, and more.EuroVA 2017 is the best place to present and discuss ideas of new methods and theories, interesting applications, designs, and studies of the use of Visual Analytics methods and systems. The workshop will accept a range of paper types, including technique, system, application, evaluation and theory papers in the area of Visual Analytics.


EuroVA is an established workshop to present and discuss new ideas, methods and theories, interesting applications and designs, and studies of the use of Visual Analytics in practice.

The workshop will accept three paper types:

  • Research papers present new unpublished concepts, methods, or techniques
  • Special session papers focus on a topic of particular topic of interest
  • Position papers express relevant and potentially controversial standpoints

The workshop seeks to attract innovative, fresh ideas, not necessarily highly polished, but with high potential of becoming significant contributions to the Visual Analytics community.

Special Session on Interaction

Visual Analytics integrates the human in the loop. Interaction between the human and Visual Analytics methods and tools is essential for effective data exploration and analysis. EuroVA 2017 especially invites papers that focus on interaction in Visual Analytics. Topics of interest for the special session on interaction include but are not limited to:

  • Interaction techniques for Visual Analytics
  • Interface design for exploration and analysis
  • New display environments and interaction modalities
  • Guidance for Visual Analytics
  • Syntax and semantics of interactions for data analysis activities
  • Models of human-in-the-loop data analysis
  • Collaborative Visual Analytics

Regular Topics

Regular topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Visual representations of complex data
  • Computational methods to support analysis tasks
  • Data management, data provenance, and data uncertainty
  • Theoretical foundations of Visual Analytics
  • Cognitive and perceptual aspects
  • Infrastructures and architectures for Visual Analytics systems and services
  • Visual Analytics applications
  • Evaluation of Visual Analytics techniques and procedures

Position Papers

Position papers are problem discussions or statements describing the author’s relevant experience and ideas in regards to Visual Analytics. Position papers will be selected according to their importance and relevance for the workshop topics and how well they will fit the planned discussions.

Important dates

Submission deadline:              27 February, 2017
Notification of acceptance:     27 March, 2017
Camera-ready deadline:          24 April, 2017
EuroVA workshop:                   12-13 June, 2017

Submission guidelines

Papers, 4 pages in length + 1 extra page for references (maximum) must be prepared using the EuroVA LaTeX template, which can be downloaded here:

Papers are to be submitted via PCS at:

At least one author of an accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop to present the accepted work. The EuroVA 2017 Workshop Proceedings will be published by the Eurographics Association, and be stored on the Eurographics Digital Library.


Program chairs:
Michael Sedlmair – University of Vienna, Austria
Christian Tominski – University of Rostock, Germany

Publicity chair:
Michael Behrisch — University of Konstanz


Aigner, Wolfgang, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences
Angelini, Marco, Sapienza University of Rome
Bach, Benjamin, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Bak, Peter, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Borgo, Rita, King’s College London
Boukhelifa, Nadia, INRIA
Brown, Eli, DePaul University
Chen, Min, University of Oxford
Correll, Michael, University of Washington
Crouser, Jordan, Smith College
Dou, Wenwen, UNC Charlotte
Ellis, Geoffrey, University of Konstanz
Fuchs, Georg, Fraunhofer IAIS, St. Augustin
Gleicher, Michael, University of Wisconsin
Heinzl, Christoph, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Hurter, Christophe, DGAC, Toulouse
Isenberg, Petra, INRIA
Johansson, Jimmy, Linköping University
Keim, Daniel, University of Konstanz
Kerren, Andreas, Linnaeus University
Kohlhammer, Jörn, Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt
Maciejewski, Ross, Arizona State University
May, Thorsten, Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt
McNamara, Laura, Sandia National Laboratories
Miksch, Silvia, Vienna University of Technology
Mueller, Klaus, Stony Brook University
Pohl, Margit, Vienna University of Technology
Rind, Alexander, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences
Ritsos, Panagiotis, Bangor University
Santucci, Giuseppe, University of Rome
Schulz, Hans-Jörg, University of Rostock
Schumann, Heidrun, University of Rostock
Streit, Marc, JKU Linz
Telea, Alex, University of Groningen
Torsney-Weir, Thomas, University of Vienna
Tory, Melanie, Tableau Research
Turkay, Cagatay, City University
Vrotsou, Katerina, Linköping University
Wang, Yunhai, Shandong University