Visual Analytics and Communication

TC Leadership

Weidong Huang

TC Co-Chair

Weidong Huang (Email)
University of Tasmania
Tasmania, Australia

Henry Duh

TC Co-Chair

Henry Duh (Email)
University of Tasmania
Tasmania, Australia

Yuhua Luo

TC Co-Chair

Yuhua Luo (Email)
University of the Balearic Islands
Palma, Spain

Our Goal

It is widely acknowledged that visual analytics and communication has an important role in facilitating us for the exploring and understanding of big data. Our technical committee’s mission is therefore to build the community to bring active world-class industrial and academic exerts together and provide a platform to foster collaboration among them to discuss the current state of the art research and identify future opportunities. The community will be devoted to design, development and application of theories, methodologies, tools and systems of visual analytics and communication. The activities we plan to conduct towards the fulfillment of our mission include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Actively participate in activities organized or sponsored by the SMC society.
  • Organize IEEE/SMC conferences on visual analytics and communication.
  • Organize a special track in the annual SMC conference.
  • Edit special issues and review papers for SMC publications including IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.
  • Establish special interest group in visual analytics and communication.
  • Enhance awareness and promote membership growth of the TC and the SMC society.


  • Tomasz Bednarz, CSIRO
  • Adel Ahmed, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Wolfgang Aigner, Poelten University of Applied Sciences
  • Justin Baker, CSIRO
  • Robert Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau
  • Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart
  • Shiwei Cheng, Zhejiang University of Technology
  • Phil Cox, Dalhousie University
  • Kate Dunn, University of Sydney
  • Paul Fishwick, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Camilla Forsell, Linköpings Universitet
  • Wojtek James Goscinski, Monash University
  • Liang Gou, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University
  • Xavier Ho, The University of Sydney
  • Xiaodi Huang, Charles Sturt University
  • Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University
  • Karsten Klein, Monash University
  • Jun Kong, North Dakota State University
  • Machiko Kusahara, Waseda University
  • Chun-Cheng Lin, National Chiao Tung University
  • Zhanping Liu, Kentucky State University
  • Jing Luo, Chongqing Jiaotong University, China
  • Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba
  • Omar Mubin, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney
  • Yoshihiro Okada, Kyushu University
  • Marc Olano, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Kamran Sedig, Western University
  • Arcot Sowmya, University of New South Wales
  • Guodao Sun, Zhejiang University of Technology
  • Shigeo Takahashi, University of Tokyo
  • Zhiyong Wang, The University of Sydney
  • Sai-Keung Wong, The National Chiao Tung University
  • Keqin Wu, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Theodor Wyeld, Flinders University
  • Ye Zhao, Kent State University
  • Jianlong Zhou, National ICT Australia

Anticipated Activities

Organized series of conferences on our area of interest since 2008:

  • The 13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering, Sydney Australia, 2016;
  • The 2016 International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics, 2016;
  • The 13th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization, Chongqing China, 2016;
  • The 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, Dallas USA, 2016;
  • Special session on visual analytics and communication in the IEEE SMC annual conferences;
  • Open Forum on visual analytics and communication;
  • Develop new SMC members related to the technical community;

Edited a number of related special issues in:

  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Human-Machine Systems, Service Computing, Automation Science and Engineering
  • Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications

Join Us

Our vision is to build an active, supportive, and productive community within the SMC society to foster the international collaboration among researchers and practitioners with a goal to further advance the cutting-edge research of visual analytics and communication and promote the application and impact of the research being performed in the real world.

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