Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics
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The Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics (VGTC) is a constituency of IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) that oversees various technical activities related to visualization, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, and interaction.. VGTC is one of the 26 technical committees/councils of IEEE-CS that covers various specializations of computer science and computer engineering.
|Origins||IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS)|
|Method||Conferences, Publications, and Industry standards, Certification and training|
|Claudio Silva (Current Chair)|
Membership in VGTC is open and free of charge to researchers, practitioners and students. Membership in IEEE or the IEEE Computer Society is not required for membership, and members are eligible to serve in most positions including chairing annual conferences or serving on the executive committee. Members are also able to nominate others for technical awards.
Visualization Pioneers GroupEdit
The Visualization Pioneers Group is open to members after 20 years of contributions to some aspect of visualization. Members commit to serving the visualization community, be it through conference or journal paper reviews, financial support for the mentoring program, or serving as a mentor. Members also pay USD $50 in dues per year.
The VGTC has two flagship annual conferences. The annual executive committee meeting is held during the same week as IEEE Visualization.
IEEE VIS is a combination of conferences and symposia:
- IEEE Information Visualization Conference (InfoVis - formerly Symposium on Information Visualization)
- IEEE Visual Analytics Science and Technology Conference (VAST - formerly Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology)
- IEEE Scientific Visualization Conference (SciVis - formerly Vis)
- IEEE Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization Symposium (LDAV)
- 2019: Vancouver, Canada
- 2018: Berlin, Germany
- 2017: Phoenix, Arizona
- 2016: Baltimore, Maryland
- 2015: Chicago, Illinois,
- 2014: Paris, France
- 2013: Atlanta, Georgia
- 2012: Seattle, Washington
- 2011: Providence, Rhode Island
- 2010: Salt Lake City, Utah
- 2009: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- 2008: Columbus, Ohio
- 2007: Sacramento, California
- 2006: Baltimore, Maryland
- 2005: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2004: Austin, Texas
- 2003: Seattle, Washington
- 2002: Boston, Massachusetts
- 2001: San Diego, California
- 2000: Salt Lake City, Utah
- 1999: San Francisco, California
- 1998: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
- 1997: Phoenix, Arizona
- 1996: San Francisco, California
IEEE Virtual RealityEdit
- 2019: Osaka, Japan
- 2018: Berlin, Germany
- 2017: Los Angeles, California
- 2016: Greenville, South Carolina
- 2015: Arles, Camargue-Provence, France
- 2014: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2013: Orlando, Florida, United States
- 2012: Orange County, California
- 2011: Singapore
- 2020: Atlanta, Georgia
The VGTC also sponsors other related IEEE symposia:
- IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI now combined with IEEE VR)
- EG/IEEE Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis - formerly VisSym)
- International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)
- IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis - formerly APVIS)
The IEEE VGTC has run special issues of Computer and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, and is the sponsor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG).
The IEEE VGTC grants awards for individuals who have made significant contributions to the community through their research and volunteer efforts. The Technical Achievement Awards are presented during the opening sessions of the annual Visualization and Virtual Reality conferences. Members who have given outstanding service are routinely awarded with the IEEE Certificate of Appreciation and IEEE Meritorious Service Awards. Graduate student members are eligible for the IEEE VGTC VPG Doctoral Dissertation Award presented through the Visualization Pioneers Group annually at the IEEE VIS conference.
Visualization Technical Achievement AwardsEdit
Virtual and Augmented Reality Technical Achievement AwardsEdit
IEEE Visualization AcademyEdit
The IEEE Visualization Academy (or in short Vis Academy) was established in 2018 by the IEEE VGTC Executive Committee, with the inaugural "class" of inductees to include all the Visualization Career Awardees and all the Visualization Technical Achievement Awardees, from 2004 to 2019, for a total of 30 unique inductees. Induction into the Vis Academy is the highest and most prestigious honor in the field of visualization.
The Vis Academy is a prestigious academy, the "visualization technology hall of fame" or the "visualization fellows assembly", and will highlight the accomplishments of the research leaders of the field of visualization that will indirectly underscore the accomplishments of the entire field. In addition to being an honorary academy, the academy will be called upon to provide technical leadership, mentoring and fostering new talents, and other community services, as necessary.
Members include: Stuart Card, Sheelagh Carpendale, John C. Dill, David S. Ebert, Thomas Ertl, Eduard Gröller, Markus Gross, Hans Hagen, Pat Hanrahan, Charles Hansen, Jeffrey Heer, Christopher R. Johnson, Ken Joy, Arie E. Kaufman, Daniel Keim, David Laidlaw, Kwan-Liu Ma, Bill Lorensen, Jock Mackinlay, Tamara Munzner, Gregory Nielson, Hanspeter Pfister, Frits Post, Lawrence Rosenblum, Ben Shneiderman, Claudio Silva, John Stasko, Amitabh Varshney, J.J. van Wijk, Anders Ynnerman
- Chair - James Ahrens, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Vice Chair - Miriah Meyer, University of Utah
- Vice Chair for Conferences - Aditi Majumder, University of California, Irvine
- Chair for Technical Awards Committee for Virtual Reality - Henry Fuchs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Chair for Technical Awards Committee for Visualization; IEEE Service Awards Chair for ISMAR, Visualization, and Virtual Reality - Holly Rushimeyer, Yale University
- Claudio Silva, New York University
- Robert Moorhead, Mississippi State University
- Hanspeter Pfister, Harvard University
- Amitabh Varshney, University of Maryland, College Park
- Klaus Mueller, Stony Brook University
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- Technical Committees & Councils, IEEE-CS, http://www.computer.org/web/tandc/technical-committees
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