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Ottawa, Canada
Lat 45.421, Long -75.690

Thematic Background

Visualization as a tool for analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling the complex urban fabrics that form our cities. Yet, there is a crucial need to bridge the gap between the flood of urban data and the capacity of decision makers to integrate that data into effective and informed decisions. The CityVis workshop wants to critically assess this notion and ask how data and data visualization can be used to serve and better understand or even organize urban processes, focusing on an explicitly “human-centric” perspective. This perspective should support and improve the understanding and the utilizations of data for all stakeholders - from governments and companies to citizens.

Workshop focus

We are interested in bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives, especially on the human-centric component of urban visualizations. We invite innovative ideas, design concepts, requirement analysis and work-in-progress relating to the following technical scope: During the workshop, participants will be given a brief introductory presentation by the organizers to outline the workshop scope, followed by a selection of case study presentations (chosen from the accepted papers).he rest of the workshop will consist of interactive activities, making use of creative design thinking techniques, to encourage participants to collaboratively try to refine the definition of the urban data visualization theme. Through this first interactive workshop, we aim to establish a definition, goals, and challenges for urban visualizations.
The CityVis workshop is open for all IEEE Vis Participants.*

Workshop Outcome

Accepted Abstracts


Program Committee


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