Call for Papers

Workshop on Molecular Graphics and Visual Analysis of Molecular Data 2023

co-located with EuroVis 2023 – 12-16 June, 2023, Leipzig, Germany

This year, there will be a MolVA Workshop Special Issue in the Computers and Graphics Journal (C&G). The journal publications will be published directly in Computers and Graphics Journal (C&G) Special Section on Molecular Graphics and Visual Analysis of Molecular Data, while the conference-only papers will be published in the EG Digital Library. Moreover, the conference-only publications will be offered to submit an extended version that will undergo another peer-reviewed process and can be still accepted as a journal publication after the workshop. While the Computers and Graphics journal does not enforce a strict page limit, we expect authors of typical journal submissions not to exceed 12 pages in a two-column single-spaced publication format, excluding references.

For the EG Digital Library MolVA proceedings, we invite both short as well as full papers. However, note that these papers are not eligible for journal publication but can be extended after the workshop and submitted in the second round.

Computer & Graphics Journal Submissions

Please use this template for C&G journal track submission. Please note that the Computers and Graphics journal does not enforce a strict page limit. All submissions will be fully peer-reviewed by at least three experts according to the standards of Computers and Graphics Journal. You can find the complete author guidelines at:

EG Digital Library Submissions

For the conference-only track, we invite short 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). Please use the following template. The conference-only papers shall be submitted via Precision Conference System:

Paper Types & Topics

We solicit several types of submissions that expand or summarize the state of the art in visualization and computer graphics with a strong focus on applications to molecular data:

  • Full research or system paper submissions presenting novel work.
  • Survey papers discussing the state-of-the-art topics relevant to MolVA Workshop (
  • Extended and revised versions of short papers that were accepted conference-only publications at the MolVA 2021 (following the usual requirement of at least 30% new materials).

All accepted papers will be presented at MolVA 2023 Workshop which will be co-located with EuroVis 2023 in Leipzig, Germany. Therefore, at least one of the authors of an accepted paper will have to register and attend the workshop.

Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular Graphics & Rendering
  • Web-based Molecular Graphics & Visualization
  • Immersive Analytics approaches using, e.g., VR/AR technologies
  • Visual Analysis of Molecular Data (e.g., molecular structures, biological networks and pathways, or omics data)
  • Visualization of Dynamic Molecular Data & Large Molecular Systems
  • Machine-learning approaches for analysis of molecular data
  • Tools papers describing new molecular visualization tools or novel features in existing tools

Important Dates

  • Computer & Graphics (C&G) Special Issue
    • Extended Submission Due C&G: November 20, 2022
    • Submission Due C&G: October 30, 2022
    • First Decision C&G: December 15, 2022 (or 4 weeks after submission)
    • Revised Papers Due C&G: January 30, 2023
    • Final Decision C&G: February 28, 2023
    • Publication C&G: June 2023
  • Eurographics Proceedings
    • Submission Due: February 28, 2023
    • First Decision: March 21, 2023
    • Revised Papers Due: April 11, 2023
    • Final Decision: April 12, 2023
  • Workshop Date: June 12, 2023


Molecular visualization is one of the oldest branches of scientific visualization, which has been developing for over 50 years. Nevertheless, it is still a very active research area mainly due to the continuous advances in computational biology and computer graphics techniques. 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.

This multidisciplinary workshop – which is held in conjunction with EuroVis for the fifth time – brings together visualization and computer graphics researchers working with molecular data.