Visualization in Environmental Sciences Workshop

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June 17-18, 2013

The workshop Visualization in Environmental Sciences (EnvirVis) is a co-event of EuroVis 2013 and invites both contributions in the fields of scientific visualization and visual data integration with a broad application area in environmental research.

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Researchers in environmental sciences are faced with tremendously heterogeneous data sets, ranging in spatial scales from micrometers to thousands of kilometers and varying on time scales from milliseconds to millions of years. Typically, the original data as well as the results of numerical simulations are 3-D or 4-D data sets, such as seismic tomography images of the Earth’s interior, finite-element models of mantle convection, models of geological structures, complex soil and groundwater systems, nuclear waste repositories in the geological subsurface or processes in the atmosphere (Billen et al. 2008). Due to the technical progress of monitoring devices as well as supercomputers, data sets are becoming more and more complex – called “big data”. This makes scientific visualization indispensable for the analysis of large numbers of integrated data sets or uncertainties in high-resolution numerical models. The scientific ‘‘market’’ for visual data exploration is increasing as more and more visualization facilities become available to environmental research. This, in turn, encourages the development of scientific software specific to the visualization of environmental data. Such frameworks are also very well suited for educational and outreach purposes.

Addressed areas for visualization studies:
• Geosciences
• Hydrology
• Soil and groundwater research
• Climate research
• Waste management
• Biodiversity

Important dates:
• Short papers due: March 14, 2013
• Final decisions: April 19, 2013
• Camera-ready versions due: May 3, 2013
• Workshop: June 17-18, 2013
• EES Topical Issue manuscripts due: August 31, 2013 October 31, 2013

Submission Guidelines:
Short paper submissions, 4 pages in length + 1 extra page of references (maximum) relating to the environmental research applications of visualization technology, are currently being accepted online.

Please refer to the EuroVis short paper submission guidelines for instructions and information of online submissions. Please note the specifications unique to EnvirVis papers below!!!

For any further inquiries, please contact: leslie.jakobs@ufz.de

Formatting instructions:
In order to submit the camera-ready EnvirVis 2013 Short Papers, authors need to prepare their submissions as a PDF file using the EnvirVis 2013 Short Paper LaTeX2e style linked below. The changes in this style will only affect the headers of the document by changing the event name to that of the EnvirVis workshop. You can also copy the file "envirvis2013-short.sty" from the linked zip-file into your directory and change line 6 of the original document from

If you have any questions concerning the format, please send us an e-mail. We apologize for the inconvenience.
EnvirVis LaTeX2e Style (320.3 KB)

We will edit a topical issue of the ISI Journal Environmental Earth Sciences (EES) based on the best contributions to the workshop. We hope to raise additional interest in visualization on the environmental research side through this topical issue. Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out.

Date and Location:
The workshop EnvirVis will be held in conjunction with the EuroVis 2013 Conference in Leipzig on June 17-18, 2013, preceding the main conference. Workshop and conference will be held at the Leipziger Kubus, a conference center on the UFZ Campus, Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig.

Workshop Chairs:
Olaf Kolditz, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig; TU Dresden, Germany
Gerik Scheuermann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Karsten Rink, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany

Program Committee:
Lars Bernhard, TU Dresden, Germany
Georges-Pierre Bonneau, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, France
Min Chen, Oxford University, UK
Leila De Floriani, University of Genova, Italy
Doris Dransch, GFZ Potsdam, Germany
Stefan Finsterle, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA
Stefan Gumhold, TU Dresden, Germany
Hans Hagen, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
Charles Hansen, University of Utah, USA
Mario Hlawitschka, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Olivier Kaufmann, Universite de Mons, Belgium
Oswald Knoth, TROPOS Leipzig, Germany
Niklas Röber, DKRZ, Hamburg, Germany
Helmut Schaeben, TU Freiberg, Germany
Uwe von Lukas, Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt, Germany
Gunther Weber, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA
Dirk Zeckzer, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

For more information on the EuroVis 2013 conference, please visit www.eurovis2013.de. Please also refer to our flyer below for information about the TESSIN VisLab.