• July 1, 2015 5:00pm PDT: Submission of Short Papers (4-6 pages)
  • Update: August 15, 2015 5:00pm PDT: Poster Submissions
  • September 4, 2015: Author Notification
  • September 18, 2015: Camera Ready Submission and Copyright Forms


The symposium will feature a series of invited presentations by leading data scientists covering visualization in data science. In addition, there will be short paper presentations and a poster session.


Paper submissions should be 4-6 pages and describe the role, application, and impact of visualization in data science. We would like to particularly encourage papers that cross disciplinary boundaries and show how visualization in data science can be a catalyst for discovery. Papers will be published on the symposium website and will be included on the VIS USB stick. We consider papers as work in progress and encourage authors to publish an improved version of the paper in a journal or at another venue at a later time.

Review Process

Paper submissions will be managed by the Program Chairs and sent to external reviewers to evaluate the work’s novelty and significance. You have the option to have your work reviewed via a double-blind process; to do this, simply be sure to exclude all identifying information in the submitted manuscript file, ensuring that the reviewers will not know the identify of the authors. Otherwise, the review process will be single-blind, i.e., the reviewers will know the identity of the authors, but the authors will not know the identity of the reviewers.

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

Please format your submission according to the VGTC formatting guidelines.

To submit a paper please use the Precision Conference System. After logging in go to “new submissions” and select “Submit to Papers” for VDS 2015.


Submissions consist of a brief 250-word abstract and one supporting image that summarizes your work. You must present a corresponding poster during the designated poster session, and are encouraged to incorporate a demo or video into your presentation. You also have the opportunity to give a brief oral preview during a plenary ‘fast forward’ session. We encourage submission of work in progress and preliminary results, previously published work from other venues, and visualization challenges relevant to data science.

Review Process

Poster submissions will be reviewed for relevance and interest to the data science community by the program chairs.

Submission and Formatting Guidelines

Poster submissions consist of a 250 word textual abstract and a supporting image (required). Optionally, you can also submit a link to a short video or other supplementary material such as software.

Accepted poster submissions will be asked to prepare a poster and present it on the day of the symposium.

To submit a poster please use the Precision Conference System. After logging in go to “new submissions” and select “Submit to Posters” for VDS 2015.