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Call for Participation – CHI 2011 Workshop on Analytic Provenance CFP


Call for Participation

Workshop on Analytic Provenance: Process + Interaction + Insight*
*CHI 2011*
May 7-8, 2011 in Vancouver, BC


Visual analytics is the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces. One key aspect that separates visual analytics from other related fields (InfoVis, SciVis, HCI) is the focus on analytical reasoning. While the final products generated at from an analytical process are of great value, research has shown that the processes of the analysis themselves are just as important if not more so. These processes not only contain information on individual insights discovered, but also how the users arrive at these insights.

This area of research that focuses on understanding a user’s reasoning process through the study of their interactions with a visualization is called Analytic Provenance, and has demonstrated great potential in becoming a foundation of the science of visual analytics. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia, national labs, and industry to share methods for capturing, storing, and reusing user interactions and insights. We aim to develop a research agenda for how to better study analytic provenance and utilize the results in assisting users in solving real world problems.

The workshop will involve short presentations and demonstrations by participants, feedback from practicing analysts, observations of usage of various analytic tools that illustrate provenance, and breakout sessions for discussing research agendas. Submissions to the workshop should be sent to Alex Endert (aendertatcsdotvtdotedu) in the form of a position statement (maximum 2 pages).

Submissions should describe work that is ongoing, with either demonstrations of working systems or evaluations of the role of analytic provenance in visual analytics problems. We ask that if you are planning on submitting a position statement, please contact Alex to inform him of your intent to submit. If accepted, at least one author of the paper will have to attend the workshop. All workshop attendees must register for the workshop and at least one (1) day of the conference. All submissions should be prepared according to the standard HCI Archival Format.

Important Dates:

  • January 10, 2011 – Submission Deadline
  • February 4, 2011 – Acceptance Notification
  • March 11, 2011 – Revised Manuscript Due
  • May 7-8, 2011 – PIIW Workshop

If you are considering a submission to this workshop please  sending a message to Alex Endert (aendertatcsdotetdotedu) expressing your intentions.  This will help us estimate the workshop size and make up.