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7th International Conference "INFORMATION VISUALISATION"
London, England 16 - 17 - 18 July 2003

Call for: Paper, Symposium, Tutorial/course, Poster/workshop, Practitioner Report, Panel and Participation.

Publications: Besides the publications by the IEEE Computer Society, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to special edition of the "Journal of Digital Information Management on "Information Visualization". 

For this conference in general or under a specific symposium, it is possible to present full paper, short paper, poster presentation and display or video-paper. These submissions may include Research, Review and Application but are not limited to these only.

Accepted papers will be published in The Proceedings. IV03 Proceeding will be published by IEEE Computer Science Society. With paper submission, you agree to pay registration fee (or reduced registration fee if your registration form is received on or before the early registration date) and published papers must be presented by at least one of the authors.

Reviewing is applied for all the materials submitted. Electronic submission is encouraged and pdf format is most appropriate, Otherwise, four printed copies of full papers are expected that will be reviewed by the members of the reviewing committee. The final manuscripts for full papers are expected to be not more than 6 pages - up to 4 excess pages may be purchased and is set by publisher at 25 GBP per page. To Judge the length of your paper, the following instruction has been used in past and expect to be the same or similar this year too. 

For paper format visit:

The submission should include:

Name and affiliation of each author
Name and brief biography of the presenter
Abstract (300 words or less)
Contact author:
Work Telephone: 

All papers should be addressed to:
Anita D'Pour
GraphicsLinkIV03 -
Conference Co-ordinator
P.O. BOX 29, HATFIELD, AL9 7ZL, United Kingdom.
Tel: (Int. +44) 1707 - 652 224

Fax: (Int. +44) 1707 - 652 247

Theme and Scope:

Information Visualisation Theory & Practice
Design Visualisation
Knowledge Domain Visualisation
Collaborative Information Visualisation Environments
Semantic Web Visualisation
Visualisation and data mining 
Web Graphics and Visualisation
Spatial/Geographic Data Visualisation
VDB - Visualising Data Bases
Co-operative Design Visualisation
Information Visualisation in Medical & Biological Sciences
Visualisation in Built Environment
Symposium of Digital Art and Gallery
VG - Fundamentals of Visualisation & Graphics
Multimedia- Theory & Practice
Education and Industrial Prospective
Augmented and Virtual Reality
Computer Animation and Visual Effects
Computer Visualisation & Graphics Rendering
Data Real-time Visualisation of Simulation
International Symposium on Applications of Graph Theory


Call for Chapter Proposals 

You are invited to propose papers for a BOOK on: 

Transformation of Knowledge, Information and Data: Theory and Applications 


Data today is in motion, going from one location to another. It is more and more moving between systems, persons, departments, and organizations. This is essential, as it indicates that data is actually used, rather than just stored. In order to emphasize the actual use of data, we may also speak of information or knowledge. When data is in motion, there is not only a change of place or position. Other aspects are changing as well. Consider the following examples. 

The data "format" may change when it is transferred between systems. This includes changes in data structure, data model, data schema, data types, et cetera. Also, the "interpretation" of data may vary when it is passed on from one person to another. Changes in interpretation are part of data semantics rather than data structure. The "level of detail" may change in the exchange of data between departments or organizations, e.g. going from coworkers to managers or from local authorities to the central government. In this context we often see changes in level of detail, by the application of abstraction, aggregation, generalization, and specialization. Moreover, the "systems development phase" of data models may vary. This is particularly the case when implementation-independent data models are mapped to implementation-oriented models (e.g. semantic data models are mapped to operational database specifications). 

These examples illustrate just a few possibilities of changes in data. Numerous other applications 
exist and everybody uses them all the time. Most applications are of vital importance for the 
intelligent functioning of systems, persons, departments, and organizations. 

In this book, the fundamental treatment of moving data, with changing format, interpretation, level 
of detail, development phase, et cetera, is based on the concept of "transformation". The terms 
conversion, mutation, modification, evolution, or revision, may be used in specific contexts, but the 
central concept is "transformation". 


Formal transformation theory 
Properties of transformations 
Structure transformation 
Specific transformation theory (e.g. ER, XML, UML) 
Transformations in brokers 
Data schema transformation 
Transformation as a base for optimization 
Rewrite rules 
Graph transformation 
Evolving information systems 
Genetic algorithms using data transformations 
Data conversion 
Conversion of data types 
Model equivalence via transformations 
Transformation in data warehouses 
Knowledge transformation in organizations 
Changes in organizational structures 
Applications of transformations 
Case studies 
Automated transformation tools 

Other related topics may be proposed as well. The book will be published by IDEA GROUP PUBLISHING, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. 


April 15, 2003: submission of proposals 
April 30, 2003: notification of acceptance 
July 31, 2003: first version of chapters 
October 31, 2003: revised chapters 
January 15, 2004: final version of chapters 


You are invited to submit a proposal of 2-4 pages describing the focus of your paper. The proposal should 
also give the tentative organization of the paper (section titles with section summaries). 

Papers should be original and should not be submitted for publication or published elsewhere. 

Electronic submissions are required. Please e-mail your proposal or questions to P. van Bommel, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with subject IGP-PROPOSAL. 

CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submissions: 14 April 2003 (for all contributions)

5-8 November 2003 - ALGARVE, PORTUGAL (

Conference background and goals

The IADIS WWW/Internet 2003 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these developments. Main tracks have been identified (see below). However innovative contributes that don't fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees. 

Format of the Conference 

The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book. The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet. 

Types of submissions 

Full and Short Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics related to e-Society are of interest. These include, but are not limited to the following areas: 

- Accessibility 
- Adaptive Web Systems 
- Collaboration 
- Computer-Mediated Communication 
- Data Mining 
- Database Planning and Development 
- Digital Libraries and E-Publishing 
- Distributed and Parallel Applications 
- E-Business and E-Commerce 
- E-Government 
- E-Learning 
- Electronic Data Interchange 
- Quality, Evaluation and Assessment 
- Extensible Languages 
- Global Tendencies in WWW/Internet 
- Groupware 
- Human Computer Interaction 
- Hypermedia 
- Information Architectures 
- Information Visualization 
- Intelligent Agents 
- Interfaces 
- Internet Services 
- Languages 
- Metadata 
- Multimedia 
- Performance Issues
- Personalized Web Sites and Services 
- Portal strategies 
- Protocols and Standards 
- Searching and Browsing 
- Security Issues 
- Semantic Web 
- Storage Issues 
- System Integration 
- Teaching and Learning Strategies 
- Technology Innovation and Competitiveness 
- Technology Management 
- Technology Strategies 
- Tele-Work 
- WWW/Internet Applications 
- WWW/Internet Case studies 
- WWW/Internet Impacts 
- Web Engineering 
- Web Personalization 
- Wireless Applications 
- Ubiquitous Computing 
- Usability 
- User Modelling 
- Virtual Communities 
- Virtual Reality 
- XML 

Important Dates:

- Submission Deadline: 14 April 2003
- Notification to Authors: 13 June 2003
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 27 June 2003
- Late Registration: After 27 June 2003
- Conference: Algarve, 5 to 8 November 2003 

Conference Location 

The conference will be held in Algarve, Portugal. 


Rua Tomas Ribeiro, 45 1-Dto 
1050-225 Lisbon, Portugal 
Web site:

* Scientific Committee 

Conference Chair
Pedro Isaas, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Program Chair
Nitya Karmakar, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Committee Members: *
Alois Ferscha, University of Linz, Austria 
Andry Rakotonirainy, University of Queensland, Australia 
Anne-Marie Vercoustre, CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences, Australia
Azzedine Boukerche, University of North Texas, USA 
Christof Fetzer, AT&T Research Labs, USA 
Donald Needham, US Naval Academy, USA 
Emilia Mendes, University of Auckland, New Zealand 
Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna, Italy 
Frank Wang, London Metropolitan University, UK 
Gabriele Kotsis, University of Linz, Austria 
Guido Wirtz, University of Mnster, Germany 
Hans Weghorn, University of Cooperative Education, Germany 
Heidi Ellis, Rensselaer at Hartford, USA 
Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA 
James Thong, H.K. University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 
Jan Damsgaard, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 
Jinlin Chen, University Of Pittsburgh, USA 
Jos Miguel Baptista Nunes, University of Sheffield, UK 
Kai Jakobs, Technical University of Aachen, Germany
Karin Hogstedt, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Karthick Rajamani, IBM Austin Research Lab, USA
Katy Borner, Indiana University, US
Klaus Turowski, Uni Augsburg, Germany
Kristian Hammond, Northwestern University, USA
Luisa Mich, University of Trento, Italy
Luminita Vasiu, Middlesex University, UK
Maggie McPherson, University of Sheffield, UK
Mark Gaynor, Harvard University, USA
Maarten van Steen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Martin Gaedke, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Mathias Bauer, German Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany 
Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Melissa Lee Price, Staffordshire University, UK
Michael Welzl, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Miguel ngel Sicilia Urban, Carlos III University, Spain
Mikko Siponen, University of Oulu, Finland
Nicola Henze, Institut Fr Technische Informatik, Germany
Pascal Felber, Institut EURECOM, France
Peter Martini, University of Bonn, Germany
Petrie Coetzee, Technikon Pretoria, South Africa
Piet Ribbers, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Ram Rajamony, IBM Austin Research Lab, USA 
Roberto Bayardo, IBM Almaden, USA
Steven A. Demurjian, The University of Connecticut, USA
Thomas Meuser, University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany
Tiffany A. Koszalka, Syracuse University, USA
Tim Weitzel, Frankfurt University, Germany
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Umberto Martini, University of Trento, Italy
Vitorino Ramos, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

* list not yet complete

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