[CogSci] Frontiers Special Issue: Use-Inspired Immersive Analytics: CFP

Chen, Jian chen.8028 at osu.edu
Mon Apr 23 07:46:43 PDT 2018

Dear colleagues, 

This is a friendly reminder: the paper deadline for the Frontier immersive analytics special issue is approaching. 

Use-Inspired Basic Research in Immersive Analytics 

Submission deadline: May 18 2018 

About this Research Topic: 

Immersive analytics (IA) investigates how new interaction and display technologies can be used to support analytical reasoning and decision making. Here immersion is regarded as an objective measure of the quality of the system’s technology, a measure of the extent to which the system presents a vivid environment, be it high-fidelity rendering or not, tracked or not, and stereoscopic or not. As a result, large high-resolution displays and the entire spectrum of mixed reality (MR) and ubiquitous computing all introduce opportunities to facilitate analytical reasoning and thus fall into the immersive analytics paradigm.

This Research Topic is dedicated to "use-inspired basic research in immersive analytics" where a real-world problem shapes the design and studies. We encourage the discussions on intriguing issues of persuasive power of communications utilizing immersive display technologies, understanding the multifarious symbiosis relationships between humans and computing, and how best display and interaction can be used not only as a mechanism to conceive and communicate reality or how a set of visual variables can be encoded, but a means for influence, a way to persuade viewers to share that reality or at least to act in accordance with it. The consequences for design will be more powerful if immersiveanalytics can alter human assessments of and actions on their data. 

We are also interested in the building blocks of thought and crucial insights to be gained from the underlying structure of mental activities: the brain’s operations, which is perhaps the great remaining mysteries of human-computer integrated analytical reasoning. We like to explore how visual aids can link seemingly unrelated actions and events and how embodiment and new metaphors shape our minds and thinking, inspired by real-world uses. 

Special Issue Editors: 

Benjamin Bach, University of Edinburgh 
Doug A. Bowman, Virginia Tech 
Jian Chen, The Ohio State University 
Steven M. Drucker, Microsoft Research 
Tim Dwyer, Monash University 
Brian Fisher, Simon Fraser University 
Arie Kaufman, Stony Brook University 
Karsten Klein, Monash University 
Liz Marai, University of Illinois at Chicago 
Kim Marriott, Monash University 
Dieter Schmalstieg, Graz University of Technology 
Falk Schreiber, Monash University 
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Simon Fraser University 
Hui Su, IBM Research 
Judith Terrill, National Institute of Standards and Technology 
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia 

 Best regards, 
- Jian for Arie, Benjamin, Brian, Bruce, Dieter, Doug, Falk, Hui, Karsten, Kim, Judy, Liz, Steve, Tim, Wolfgang 

Jian Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor 
Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
The Ohio State University 
2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 
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