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Workshop on Visualization for Interactive Spatio-Temporal Resource Allocation Data

AVI 2024, Arenzano (Genoa), Italy & online - June 3, 2024 full-day

Call for Papers

Resources allocation plays a crucial role in diverse fields such as urban planning, transportation, environmental management, and emergency response. In most application domains, the allocation of resources is an activity that requires dealing with spatio-temporal data (which implies to distribute resources across a physical or geographic space over time). Spatio-temporal resource allocation, spanning dimensions of time, space, and objects, poses a multifaceted challenge to support the planning activites. The temporal dimension signifies when resources are allocated, and the spatial dimension delineates where resource are (or will be) available.

In this context, visualizations emerge as powerful tools facilitating the identification of spatial disparities and inequalities in resource distribution. Moreover, visualization might be helpful to present simulated data that can predict the use of resources in the future. This capability is pivotal for ensuring fairness and addressing social, economic, or environmental justice concerns. Visualizations enable the pinpointing of underutilized areas or areas requiring adjustments, enhancing overall efficiency. Last but not least, visualization might act as powerful tools to support the communication between the stakeholders actively invoved in planning tasks and informing lay users about the process and the outcomes of activites.

We invite designers, researchers, and practitioners from across a wide range of related areas, interested on the design, development, deployment, and evaluation of spatio-temporal visualizations to submit contributions in the form of a full, short paper or position paper. Typical contributions to this workshop focus on methods, processes, and approaches for designing, building, and testing visualization systems and techniques for spatio-temporal data.

Topics of Interest

We welcome submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Participation and Submission

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop are organized via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) one-column template, and submitted in a PDF format.

The following types of contributions are welcome. The page length is given in brackets.

Contributions will be screened by the members of the program committee and selected reviewers based on scientific relevance, originality, and overall quality. Upon acceptance, at least one author of each accepted paper will be required to attend the workshop. Virtual participation will be made possible.

All workshop participants need to register for the workshop. If you'd like to join the workshop without presenting a paper, we kindly ask you to submit a position paper expressing your interest in participating.

Accepted and presented papers will be made available through the CEUR Workshop Proceedings.

Selected publications will be invited for inclusion in a Springer LNCS post-proceedings volume or on a Special Issue, which will be decided during the workshop according to the received contributions.


The VISTA Workshop is a full-day workshop held in an informal and interactive format, combining short presentations of the accepted workshop papers with group discussions, aimed at assisting the authors and other participants with developing their research and design ideas. The workshop will be organized into two parts:

The complete program will be available once the submission process is complete.

Important Dates

Program Committee


Aline Menin

She is Associate Professor in Data Visualization, Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering at the University Côte d'Azur, France. She has a PhD in Computer Science by the University Grenoble Alpes, France, since 2020. She is a member of the SPARKS/Wimmics research team, where she carries out her research activities in the field of information visualization, and particularly, delving into the challenges of representing the spatio-temporal aspects of linked open data. Her research interests are information visualization, geovisualization, human-computer interaction, extended reality, and user-centeorange design.

Contact: aline.menin@inria.fr
Webpage: https://amenin.gitlab.io/

Marco Winckler

He is Full Professor in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Université Côte d'Azur, France, where is head of the research team SPARKS. He is also member of the INRIA team wimmics. His research is concerned by the Engineering of Interactive Systems and more specifically about engineering of Information Visualization techniques. In his research, he investigates the use of model-based approaches (mainly dialogue models and tasks models) as a mean to describe interactive systems, to specify users' needs, to evaluate the user interaction through systems' specifications, and to support the communication of designers and developers of interactive systems.

Contact: marco.winckler@inria.fr
Webpage: https://webusers.i3s.unice.fr/~winckler/

Paolo Buono

He is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari Aldo Moro (UNIBA). He is a founding member of the IVU (Interaction, Visualization, Usability & UX) Lab of the University of Bari, where he coordinates research on Information Visualization and Visual Analytics. His research interests focus on Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Centorange Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Computing, IoT, and Multimodal and Multimedia interaction. Since 2008, a relevant part of his research has been devoted to improving the interaction of people with pervasive environments, specifically, in the context of cultural heritage exploiting games to engage people during the visit.

Contact: paolo.buono@uniba.it
Webpage: http://ivu.di.uniba.it/people/buono.htm

Wolfgang Aigner

He is Full Professor at the Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies (IC\M/T) at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria and adjunct professor at TU Wien, Austria. He is the head of the research area “data visualization” and his main research interests include visual analytics and information visualization with a focus on time-oriented data. He has authoorange and co-authoorange more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and is an author of the book "Visualization of Time-Oriented Data" (Springer, 2011) that is devoted to a systematic view of this topic. Since 2002, Wolfgang has been involved in the acquisition and execution of several funded basic and applied research projects at the national and international levels.

Contact: Wolfgang.Aigner@fhstp.ac.at
Webpage: https://www.fhstp.ac.at/en/about-us/staff-a-z/aigner-wolfgang