Submit an Abstract to our Satellite Event on Vision Science and Visualization Research!

Abstract submission is open!

Submit your research abstract here.

May 19th, 2020: 7:30pm-9:30pm, Room TBD

Interdisciplinary work across vision science and data visualization has provided a new lens to advance our understanding of the capabilities and mechanisms of the visual system while simultaneously improving the ways we visualize data. Vision scientists can better understand human perception by studying how people interact with visualized data. Vision science topics, including visual search, ensemble coding, multiple object tracking, color and shape perception, pattern recognition, and saliency, map directly to challenges encountered in visualization research.

VISxVISION ( is an initiative to encourage communication and collaboration between researchers from the vision science and the data visualization research communities. Building on the growing interest on this topic and the discussions inspired by our recent events at IEEE VIS and VSS, this workshop provides a continuing platform to bring together vision science and visualization researchers to share cutting-edge research at this interdisciplinary intersection. We also encourage researchers to share vision science projects that can be applied to topics in data visualization.

This year’s workshop will consist of a series of research talks, followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. The workshop will conclude with a “meet & mingle” session with refreshments, intended to encourage more informal discussion among participants and to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration.

A call for abstracts on will solicit recent, relevant research at the intersection of vision science and visualization, or collaborative/applied projects in either field (deadline: April 1). The top submissions will be selected for presentation as lightning talks at the workshop (notification: April 15).

About VSS!

The VSS Annual Meeting is a gathering of more than 2,000 vision researchers from around the world. VSS 2020 will be held May 15-20, 2020, at the TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

The VSS Annual Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to explore cutting-edge science, research and technology, and to collaborate with colleagues over the course of six days. The VSS program includes over 1,200 poster presentations, 200 talk presentations, member-initiated symposia, workshops, and social events.

This satellite event is neither sponsored nor endorsed by VSS.