International Symposium Cooperative Design and Visualization, CDV


The rapidly growing amount, availability and complexity of information pose great chances for a more holistic understanding of yet undiscovered interdependencies within systems and disciplines. Recent developments show that areas such as economics and trading, legislation, planning and design need new techniques for assessments and risk management. Quite often it is hard to predict and to communicate what effects certain sanctions will have – or even why they are particularly selected as a part of an action plan. The importance to clearly visualize and communicate system effects present an incontestable value – especially if combined with instant and interactive techniques, which stimulate a fruitful exchange between disciplines. Interdisciplinary questions drive evermore cooperation and analytical work in teams. Since each discipline provides its personal visual and textual languages these barriers have to be overcome when it comes to true cooperation. Enhanced – while still being generic – techniques for supporting and managing cooperative processes need to be found.


This symposium will present current results emerging in the international field from research and praxis. Thus topics of submitted contributions (theories, methodologies, techniques, applications, evaluations) should describe but are not limited to:

·         Innovative forms of representations (cooperative visualization)

·         Interactive exploration (HCI, database support, distributed environments)

·         Instant cooperation (cooperative design, concurrent design)


For Symposium on Cooperative Design and Visualization (CDV2012) we are looking forward to receive new contributions in visualization and cooperation from the engineering, design, planning, economics and computer sciences oriented disciplines.

Further Information and Contact:

CDV2012 is part of the 16th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV2012), 10-13 July 2012, LIRMM/CNRS University of Montpellier 2, France.


Submission procedures:

Further information:

Symposium Chair

Antje Kunze, ETH Zurich,,

Jan Halatsch, ETH Zurich,,

Christian Derix, Aedas CDR,,

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