Pedagogy of Data Visualization
Workshop at IEEE VIS 2016 • October 23, 2016 • Baltimore, MD


Pedagogy of Data Visualization Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to create and sustain a community of educators interested in the pedagogy of data visualization. The workshop will be the beginning of a community of practice where participants will discuss their interests, challenges faced, and novel approaches that they have incorporated into their respective classrooms.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: Jul 31, 2016 Extended
Notification of acceptance: Aug 15, 2016
Camera-ready papers due: Aug 31, 2016
Workshop at IEEE VIS 2016: Oct 23, 2016

All deadlines are at 11:59pm PDT.


The workshop welcomes 2 to 4 page abstracts on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Pedagogical strategies and curricular development related to data visualization
  • Model assignments highlighting innovative, ready-to-adopt materials
  • Software that assists the teaching/learning process and how it was used in the classroom
  • Resources and strategies for teaching specific datavis sub-areas or topics: perceptual issues, data cleaning, visualization literacy, geovisualization, etc.
  • Innovative means for integrating research as part of coursework
  • Material for teaching ethical considerations with regard to data visualization
  • Demonstrations of in-class exercises and technologies for facilitating learning

Abstracts should describe ideas and/or pedagogical examples that have been tried and tested in the classroom.


Abstracts should be between 2 to 4 pages. One extra page of references is allowed (for a maximum of 5 pages with the last page containing only references). Submissions should follow the VGTC Conference formatting guidelines at:

Abstracts may be submitted via EasyChair at:

Accepted abstracts will be invited to give a brief talk at the workshop and will be posted on our website.