Key Dates:
 Sept 5th: Paper submission
 Sept 15th: Notification
 Sept 30th: Demo deadline
 Oct 1st: Camera Ready
 Oct 23rd: Workshop



This workshop will provide a unique and valuable opportunity in which participants will be able to meet, talk, and showcase their visualization techniques to leading physicians and receive feedback about how their tools can be adapted for use in clinical practice.  In addition, physicians will provide detailed information about areas in healthcare where additional visualization techniques are needed.


Visualization and visual analytics show great potential as methods to analyze, filter, and illustrate many of the diverse data used in clinical practice.  Today, (a) physicians and clinical practitioners are faced with the challenging task of analyzing large amount of unstructured, multi-modal, and longitudinal data to effectively diagnose and monitor the progression of a particular disease; (b) patients are confronted with the difficult task of understanding the correlations between many clinical values relevant to their health; and (c) healthcare organizations are faced with the problem of improving the overall operational efficiency and performance of the institution while maintaining the quality of patient care and safety. 

Visualization and visual analytics can potentially provide great benefits to each of these three core areas of healthcare.  However, to be successful, the resulting visualization must be able to meet the physician’s requirements and be useful for both patients and physicians.

Despite the continuous use of scientific visualization and visual analytics in medical applications, the lack of communication between engineers and physicians has meant that only basic visualization and analytics techniques are currently employed in clinical practice.  The goal of this workshop is to gather together leading physicians and clinical practitioners to share with the visualization community their need for specific visualization tools and discuss the areas in healthcare where additional visualization techniques are needed.


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  1. VAHC 2011 Electronic Proceedings now available here

  2. Panel: Physicians @ VisWeek will start at 11am

  3. Call for demos.  Submit one-page description to

  4. Accepted papers and posters announced

  5. Workshop schedule now available

  6. Registration now open (through VisWeek)

  7. Keynote speakers announced