Workshop at IEEE VIS 2021

Our 2nd Workshop on Audio-Visual Analytics will be hosted at IEEE VIS 2021, the premier forum for advances in visualization and visual analytics.

Time: October 25, 2021 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm New Orleans (7 pm – 10:30 pm Vienna)
Place: virtually on Zoom, YouTube, and Miro
Registration: Please use this link to register for the conference (free for students): Registration to IEEE VIS 2021

After your registration, you will receive your invidudual login data to access the virtual conference. Our workshop will take place HERE.


12:00 pm Welcome and Introduction by Organizers
12:10 pm “Introduction of Sonification for VIS community members” (by Bruce Walker)
12:25 pm “Implementing Audio-Visual Data Representations” (by Niklas Rönnberg)
12:35 pm “Sonification for Blind Individuals” (by Niklas Elmqvist)
12:45 pm “Adopting Theoretical Constructs from Visualization for Sonification” (by Kajetan Enge)
12:55 pm Interactive Working Sessions on the topics theory and design, tools, and evaluation (Organizers and Paricipants)
01:30 pm Break
02:00 pm Continued: Working Sessions on the topics theory and design, tools, and evaluation (Organizers and Paricipants)
02:40 pm Reporting to the other groups
03:10 pm Open discussion and future collaborations
03:30 pm End of Workshop

The goals of the workshop are:

  • to build a network of members from the sonification and the data visualization communities.
  • to get inspired by the members of the respective other communities, as our goals are often similar but our strategies differ.
  • to identify research gaps for a combined visualization and sonification theory.
  • to work towards a research agenda to close the found gap.

We plan to structure the research agenda for audio-visual analytics by four areas:

  • theory and design,
  • tools, and
  • evaluation.

The workshop is planned in an interactive format with most of the time scheduled for group and plenary discussions.

Call for Participation

We invite participants of IEEE VIS 2021 to take part in the discussion sessions of this workshop.

The workshop is open to all IEEE VIS 2021 attendees. There is no call for papers and no selection procedure for participation in this workshop due to its interactive format.

The Audio-Visual Analytics workshop will be a fully remote, virtual event due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and in alignment with the decision not to host a physical meeting for VIS 2021. Group and plenary discussions will use the virtual platforms Zoom and Miro.

It will take place on Monday October 25, 2021 12:00 am – 3:30pm Central Time/New Orleans (19:00 – 22:30 CET/Vienna).


The workshop is planned as the kick-off event to work on a follow-up publication on the research agenda discussed in the workshop. This follow-up publication will be authored by a self-selected subset of workshop participants and organizers. It can be a journal article (e.g., in IEEE TVCG) or an edited book (e.g., Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Visualization).

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