iV2017 21st International Conference

Information Visualisation

11 - 14 July 2017

London South Bank University ● London ● UK ●



International Symposium

Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking


In an increasingly complex world, Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking are gaining importance in all areas of science, business and society. Analogue and digital visual approaches aim to support the creation, application and communication of knowledge and insights – particularly in situations where people from different educational, cultural and professional backgrounds collaborate.


Whilst Information Visualization (IV) focuses on the use of computer-based tools to explore large data sets, Knowledge Visualization (KV) and Visual Thinking investigate (a) how to create and transfer insights between individuals and within groups, (b) how to manage and reduce complexity and to allow understanding, and (c) how to support learning, communication and interaction through new approaches and techniques.


Knowledge Visualization aims to facilitate the mutual transfer of facts, insights, experiences, values, expectations, perspectives, opinions and predictions. Researchers and practitioners in the domains of Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking develop strategies, tools and methods to make knowledge visible and to improve processes through which knowledge can be identified, accessed, assessed, shared, discussed, applied and generally managed.



The Symposium on Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking is an international, interdisciplinary forum for contributions from fields such as Knowledge Management and Visualization, Information Design and Architecture, Cognitive Science, Argument Mapping, Business Sketching, Visual Analytics, Arts, Interface Design, Business Analysis, Project Management, Economics, Market Research, Learning Sciences, Media and Communication Studies.


The joint aim is to address and discuss theories, methodologies, techniques, applications, evaluations and case studies related to the visualization of knowledge and to processes which involve visual thinking.



This call for papers seeks original papers and contributions concerning, but not limited to:

·         Theories, frameworks and models of knowledge visualization and all aspects of visual thinking

·         Systems, methods and ideas on the evaluation of visualization methods and on conveying un-/intended inferences (e.g. why do visualizations fail, even misrepresent, misinform, mislead etc)

·         Research on the economic and social impact of visualizations (e.g. efficiency, meaning, policy, cross-cultural)

·         Case studies on innovations in the visualization of knowledge, particularly in the area of ‘Complexity Management’ (e.g. visualizing complex change projects)

·         Experiences on the use of visual metaphors in science, business, politics and society

·         Evaluations in the area of marketing and management support (e.g. abstract services in business, strategy implementation etc)

·         Research on the use of visual methods to communicate complex facts (e.g. nanotechnology to the general public, use of visualizations in media, in urban planning as to future cities, in general simulation etc)

·         New forms of interactive dynagrams (dynamic decision diagrams) for collaborative contexts

·         Knowledge Visualizations for a VUCA World (highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous contexts)

·         Models and applications for infrastructures using interactive touch-displays (e.g. large multi-touch displays)

·         Experiences on the use of live sketching to facilitate knowledge sharing, integration, and creation


Further Information and Contact

All enquiries regarding the Symposium on Knowledge Visualization and Visual Thinking should be addressed to Sebastian Kernbach (sebastian.kernbach@unisg.ch). To maintain a high quality standard, early submission is encouraged. Since this is a collaborative and innovative forum, Sebastian is open to discuss your suggestions and ideas at early stages.


Organizing Committee

Sebastian Kernbach, University of St. Gallen, http://www.mcm.unisg.ch, sebastian.kernbach@unisg.ch

Remo Burkhard, ETH Zurich, http://www.ia.arch.ethz.ch, burkhard@arch.ethz.ch

Martin J. Eppler, University of St. Gallen, http://www.mcm.unisg.ch, martin.eppler@unisg.ch


Advisory Committee

Sabrina Bresciani, University of St Gallen, http://www.sabrinabresciani.com

Dominique Brodbeck, Macrofocus GmbH, http://www.macrofocus.com

Tom Crawford, Visualization Network, http://www.viznetwork.com

Jan Halatsch, Antje Kunze, Stefan Müller Arisona, Lukas Treyer, ETH Zurich, http://www.ia.arch.ethz.ch Randy Goebel, University of Alberta, http://www.cs.ualberta.ca

Michael Granitzer, Wolfgang Kienreich, Vedran Sabol, Christin Seifert, Mario Zechner, Know-Center, http://www.know-center.at

Michael Meier, vasp datatecture GmbH, http://www.vasp.ch

Jeanne Mengis, University of Lugano (USI), http://www.usi.ch

Roland Pfister, University of St. Gallen, http://www.mcm.unisg.ch

Wibke Weber, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Wei Zeng, Chen Zhong, ETH Future Cities Laboratory Singapore, http://www.futurecities.ethz.ch


Further information: www.graphicslink.co.uk/IV2017/









All symposium enquiries or suggestions should be addressed t:

Sebastian Kernbach, sebastian.kernbach@unisg.ch


Remo Burkhard, ETH Zurich, http://www.ia.arch.ethz.ch, burkhard@arch.ethz.ch


Martin J. Eppler, University of St. Gallen, http://www.mcm.unisg.ch, martin.eppler@unisg.ch

All other enquiries and submissions should be addressed to:
Conference Co-ordinator


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