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

Chen, Jian chen.8028 at osu.edu
Wed Feb 21 10:59:23 PST 2018

Dear colleagues,

You are invited to submit your work to a special issue on the new frontier research on Immersive Analytics. Please find details below.

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 immersive analytics 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
Office phone: 614.688.1981  Fax: 614.292.2911

My web home: http://www.cse.osu.edu/~chen.8028
Lab opennings: http://www.cse.ohio-state.edu/~chen.8028/OSUHVCL/Hiring.html

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