Call for papers and artworks – IEEE VISAP’15 “Data Improvisations”, Chicago, USA – deadline 26 June 2015 [image: Escher Animator by Danny Bazo, IEEE VISAP’14] IEEE VISAP’15 “Data Improvisations”: Call for Papers and Artworks Oct 16-30, 2015 Chicago, Illinois Paper and artwork submissions due June 26, 2015 visap.uic.edu/2015 visap.uic.edu/2015/callforentries.html The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, or VISAP’15, showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an art show that runs concurrently with the IEEE 2015 VIS conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields. Submissions to VISAP’15 are due on June 26th; the theme for the Call for Papers and Artworks this year is Data Improvisatio ns. VISAP’15 runs for two weeks from October 16th through October 30th at two locations in Chicago, Illinois. During the main IEEE VIS 2015 conference (October 25th-30th), events will take place at the historic Palmer House Hotel and at the LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both located in downtown Chicago. Additionally, the LeRoy Neiman Center will be open to the general public for viewing the VISAP’15 art installations both the week before and during the IEEE VIS conference. Both the artworks and the papers will be selected through a rigorous peer review process in which submissions are evaluated on both quality and relevance to the IEEE VIS community by a program committee made up of experts in visualization and media arts. All accepted papers appear in the VISAP’15 proceedings; accepted artworks will be featured in a exhibition catalog designed by Jack Henrie Fisher. Additionally, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, we wil l be selecting outstanding submissions to appear in a special section of an issue of Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology. VISAP’15 Chairs: Angus Forbes, Fanny Chevalier, and Daria Tsoupikova For more information, please contact Angus Forbes: aforbes [at] uic.edu.