Special Sessions

Special Session on ‘Immersive Analytics’


Immersive Analytics is an emerging research thrust which investigates how new interaction and display technologies can be used to support analytical reasoning and decision making. The aim is to provide multi-sensory interfaces for analytics software that support collaboration and allow users to immerse themselves in their data and designs.

Immersive Analytics builds on technologies such as large touch surfaces, immersive virtual and augmented reality environments like Oculus Rift and CAVE2, and new tracking devices such as Leap Motion and Kinect. As a result, new visual analytic tools will provide environments beyond the classical keyboard and mouse desktop.

For this special session, we aim bringing together researchers working on all aspects of Immersive Analytics, to discuss research directions and challenges, and to present the current state of the art.

Topics of interest include the whole range of topics touched by Immersive Analytics research, including

  • development and evaluation of innovative interfaces and devices,
  • development and evaluation of interaction metaphors
  • development and evaluation of visualizations adapted to the new environments
  • systematic assessment of analytic workflows in application areas to investigate the potential of immersive analytics approaches for both research and commercial applications
  • challenges from application areas, e.g. life sciences, business intelligence, logistics, information security, software engineering, that highlight the shortcomings of classical mouse and keyboard approaches

Both researchers working on Immersive Analytics and practitioners from potential application areas are welcome to submit a paper for the special session. Due to the emerging nature of Immersive Analytics, both papers that describe original research, including research in progress, and position papers are welcome.

Authors should submit manuscripts via Easychair that are neither submitted for publication or under review elsewhere. The page limit is 8 pages, depending on the nature of the paper and the state of the research papers can be shorter, but should have at least 4 pages in the IEEE manuscript format.

Accepted papers will be published as part of the BDVA proceedings. High quality papers might be selected for a journal publication.

Submission deadline: June 30

Notification of acceptance: July 10

Submit your Special Session paper through EasyChair.

For more details on the special session please contact technical programme chair Karsten Klein.