Call for Papers

Molecular visualization is one of the oldest branches of scientific visualization, which has been developing for over 50 years. Due to the continuous advances in both computational biology and computer graphics techniques, molecular graphics and visualization are still very active areas of research. Not only the ever-increasing dataset sizes yield a constant challenge for visual analysis, but also new technologies like advances in web-based graphics or augmented and virtual reality open new possibilities. In this half-day workshop, which is held for the first time in conjunction with EuroVis, we would like to initiate a multidisciplinary meeting which brings visualization researchers together working with molecular data. Whereas molecular graphics is an established topic since many years, the hybrid-dimensional visual analysis of molecular structures is still a quite new research field with a lot of potential. We would like to encourage submissions especially using new technologies, such as immersive analytics-related approaches. We invite short papers as well as full papers (2-4 pages for short and up to 8 pages for full papers, both with an additional page reserved for references). All papers will undergo a single-stage, double-blind peer review process. Accepted papers will be published in the EG digital library. Authors prepare their submissions as a PDF file using the EuroVis 2018 LaTeX2e template. The submission must be original work that has not been published previously in any conference proceedings, magazine, journal, or edited book. All papers are submitted using the Precision Conference System (PCS). The workshop will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, June 4th, 2018 as part of EuroVis 2018. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Molecular Graphics
  • Visual Analysis of Molecular Data
    • e.g., molecular structures, biological networks and pathways, or omics data
  • Visualization of Dynamic Molecular Data
  • Visualization of Large Molecular Systems
  • Web-based Molecular Graphics and Visualization
  • Immersive Analytics approaches using, e.g., VR/AR technologies

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline (preliminary): March 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptance (preliminary): April 10, 2018
Camera-ready Deadline: April 20, 2018
Workshop Date: June 4, 2018

Please note that the information on this webpage is in preliminary state, especially the final dates might change.


Invited Speakers:

Dr. Seán O’Donoghue

Bio: Seán O’Donoghue is a Senior Principal Research Scientist in Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney. He is also a Laboratory Head and Senior Faculty Member at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. He was also recently appointed as a Conjoint Professor in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science (BABS), University of New South Wales. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) and PhD in biophysics from the University of Sydney, Australia. Much of his career was spent in Germany, where he worked both in the Structural and Computational Biology programme at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and at Lion Bioscience AG. He has been awarded a C. J. Martin Fellowship from the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, an Achievement Award from Lion Bioscience, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is leading several projects, including: and Reflect, a browser plug-in designed to help in understanding life science literature widely used by life scientists (first prize, Elsevier Grand Challenge); VizBi, an international initiative aimed at improving data visualization and user experience in bioinformatics software; VizbiPlus, aimed at educating and inspiring the general public about cutting-edge biomedical research (Finalist, 2015 NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award); and Aquaria (first prize, 2015 NSW iAward for Research and Development), a resource that simplifies discovery and insight from protein structures.

Abstract: tba

John E. Stone (to be confirmed)

Bio: John Stone is the lead developer of VMD, a high performance molecular visualization tool used by researchers all over the world. His research interests include molecular visualization, GPU computing, parallel processing, ray tracing, haptics, and virtual environments. Mr. Stone is a Senior Research Programmer in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and Associate Director of the NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence at the University of Illinois. He was inducted as an NVIDIA CUDA Fellow in 2010. In 2015 Mr. Stone joined the Khronos Group Advisory Panel for the Vulkan Graphics API. In 2017, Mr. Stone was awarded as an "IBM Champion for Power" for innovative thought leadership in the technical community. He also provides consulting services for projects involving computer graphics, GPU computing, and high performance computing.

Abstract: tba

Organizers & Contact

Jan Byška, University of Bergen, Norway
Michael Krone, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Björn Sommer, University of Konstanz, Germany
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