Call for Participation

The workshop "Visualization in Environmental Sciences 2015" (EnvirVis 2015) is a co-located event of EuroVis 2015 and invites both contributions in the field of visualization and visual data integration with a broad application area in environmental research.


In the previous years, research in environmental sciences has become more and more important as we are faced with increasing problems concerning climate change, water scarcity, pollution of the environment or changes in biodiversity. Visualization of complex monitoring or remote sensing data, or results from simulation of natural phenomena such as groundwater processes or migration of animal species under changing natural conditions is a crucial step for a better understanding of the measured data. It is essential for discovering correlations and communicate research results to the public. However, as data sets are often large and highly heterogeneous, visualization is a complex task. In addition, there are often large differences in the spatial and temporal resolution of data sets, the quality of measurements needs to be validated, inconsistencies between data sets need to found and - if possible - fixed, and multiple data sets might need to be integrated for numerical simulations. The amount of data and the heterogeneity of the information are also key challenges for simulation and the subsequent understanding of research results. Besides applying established visualization techniques to geoscientific data, advances are also made with the help of high-performance computing, virtual reality environments as well as specialized hardware.

The EnvirVis workshop invites contributions with a broad application area in environmental research from both visualization and environmental sciences. Our goal is to raise awareness to the importance of visualisation in geosciences and to establish a forum for interdisciplinary discussions.
Addressed application areas include, but are not limited to

  • Climate research, atmosphere modeling
  • Geology, geography, geophysics
  • Soil and groundwater research
  • Energy resources and waste management
  • Land use research
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Date and Location

The EnvirVis workshop will be held in conjunction with the EuroVis 2015 Conference in Cagliari, Sardinia/Italy on the 25. and 26. May 2015, preceding the main conference. Workshop and conference will be held at the T-Hotel hotel and conference center.

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be submitted using the SRM Conference Management System.

The submission guidelines for workshop papers are identical to those of EuroVis short paper submissions. Submission should not exceed the page limit (4 pages without references, 5 pages including reference). When asked, please copy your abstract into the appropriate field in conference management system. Additional fields (Benefit, Contribution, etc.) need not be filled.
Please refer to the EuroVis short paper submission guidelines for detailed information.

Formatting Instructions

In order to submit the camera-ready EnvirVis 2015 Short Papers, authors need to prepare their submissions as a PDF file using the EnvirVis 2015 Short Paper LaTeX2e style. -- If you have any questions concerning the format please send us an e-mail.

After uploading the camera-ready version of your paper, please send a copy of the EG License Agreement to EuroGraphics to allow the publication of your paper in the workshop proceedings at the EuroGraphics Digital Library.