Welcome to the BELIV Workshop 2020

We invite contributions to BELIV 2020, the international forum to broadly discuss research methods in visualization. Our discussions span from novel and not-yet fully established evaluation methods for visualization tools and techniques, to methods that more generally establish the validity and scope of acquired visualization knowledge. BELIV supports contributions and discussions from the rich spectrum of visualization researchers, embracing the varied ways that researchers self-identify with respect to the main conference tracks at VIS.

Complementary to the broad scope of BELIV and its general commitment to research methods, BELIV 2020 will include a timely focus topic:
From a Distance: Research practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. See the Call for Papers for more details.


COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the unprecedented challenges of conducting visualization research during the COVID-19 pandemic, BELIV 2020 will include a focus on assessing and sharing our adapted research practices during this time, and speculating about what it might mean for the future. The topic — From a Distance: Research practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond — is an opportunity for our community to come together and discuss visualization research methods under conditions where researchers and participants are socially distant. This focus topic is in addition to our call for papers on the broader topic of research methods in visualization.

Additionally, in keeping with this year’s theme of From a Distance, BELIV 2020 will be a virtual event to ensure the broadest possible participation regardless of potential travel restrictions and continued health concerns.

BELIV 2020 Announced

The BELIV workshop series is a biennial event focusing on research methods in visualization. BELIV 2020 will be the 8th of the BELIV workshop series, and well be held in conjunction with the IEEE VIS 2020 Conference. All registered attendees of VIS will be able to access the workshop.