- October 18, 2013 - Official announcement of the 2014 Scientific Visualization Contest
- Thursday, July 31, 2014 - Submission deadline
- Friday, August 29, 2014 - Team Notification
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - Official announcement of results at IEEE VIS 2014 in Paris, France
- The contest is open to everyone except contest organizers and judges. Sponsors can participate non-competitively. We invite submissions from individuals or teams, and from both industry and academia alike.
- Submissions must fulfill the requirements explained below.
- The chairs and the jury retain the right to disregard any entries that do not meet the requirements below, are of poor quality, or are otherwise deemed inadequate.
In order to demonstrate your approach, you are expected to submit:
- A 2-page mini-paper in PDF format describing your visualization and analysis techniques. Please visit http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html for a summary of the formatting guidelines of the manuscript.
- Up to 12 additional images (beyond those in the paper) which explain how your visualizations help answering the questions. The images should be appended to the 2-page document (thus, your whole pdf document should have more than 2 pages). You are invited to use captions in order to explain your images.
- An MPEG, AVI, or Quicktime video (duration at most 10 minutes) showing the methods or processes in action. This will be most helpful for demonstrating the effectiveness of your approach. You have the opportunity to submit 2 videos: one high-quality video for the review process and one compressed video (up to 50 MB) for the electronic proceedings of IEEE VIS 2014.
- You may choose to make your paper and video anonymous. However, in that case we will not make it publicly available. Otherwise, your submission will be published on our webpage and in the electronic proceedings of the IEEE VIS 2014.
- The 2-page write-up should not try to give any background information, which will probably be the same for each contestant anyway. Instead, we would like to learn the important information on what novel visualization ideas you have come up with, how the visualizations were created, what insights scientists might be able to gain from your visualizations, etc.
- We will not be running any software as part of the evaluations. Instead, your paper, images, and videos should convey everything we should know about your work.
For the winning entry we expect the following additional requirements:
- At least one member of the winning team must register for the conference and be present at the contest's award ceremony. (Note that one free conference registration goes along with winning the contest).
- A team member should present the overall approach in a short talk (10 mins) at the award ceremony.
- The work should also be demonstrated on a poster which will be part of VIS' main poster session. During this session, a team member should attend the poster.
- The PDF document and the video should be compressed as one single ZIP archive. No password, please! Please use the following naming convention: university name, initials of first two authors. Example: if your university name is "Clausthal", and the first two authors have the initials GZ and JF, then the file name should be clausthal_gz_jk.zip.
- The ZIP archive file has to be uploaded via anonymous FTP at the following server: ftp://ftp.sdsc.edu/incoming/viscontest.
- Once you have submitted your entry, send us an email (see Contact page) and we will confirm your submission.
- Please note that only committee members can view the submissions at the FTP server!