The Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase (SciViz) provides a forum for the year’s most impressive videos in HPC. Six finalists will compete for the Best Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Award, and each finalist will present their video during a dedicated session. Videos are judged based on overall quality, how they illuminate science, and on creative innovations in the production process.
SciViz Showcase ScheduleTuesday–Thursday, November 14–16, 2023
SciViz Showcase Co-ChairKelly Gaither, University of Texas; Texas Advanced Computing Center, Dell Medical School
SciViz Showcase Co-ChairKristi Potter, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
SciViz Showcase submissions open January 1, 2023.
AUG 5, 2023
SEP 11, 2023
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Content & Schedule Building
SEP 30, 2023
Final Materials Due
SC’s Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase (SciViz) provides a forum for the year’s most instrumental videos in HPC. There are two categories of submissions: explanatory and exploratory visualizations. Explanatory submissions aim to convey a science story in a manner accessible by a broad audience. Exploratory visualizations illuminate research discoveries in a format targeted towards science domain experts. While an exploratory submission may not have the same level of professional polish as an explanatory submission, its impact stems from the scientific insights gleaned or the scale of the visualization achieved.
Six finalists will compete for the Best Visualization Award, and each finalist will present the work behind their submission in a 15-minute presentation. There will also be a live display for the duration of the conference so that attendees can experience and enjoy the latest in science and engineering HPC results expressed through state-of-the-art visualization technologies. Presenters will participate in the Posters Reception on Tuesday to answer attendees’ questions.
A SciViz submission has two main components: a video (up to 1GB in size) and a manuscript of up to six pages including references. The manuscript should indicate whether the submission is explanatory or exploratory, describe the scientific story conveyed by the video, how the visualization helps scientific discovery, and the “state-of-the-practice” information behind making the video.
The video should be in MP4, MOV, or AVI format and use a codec that will play in typical desktop computer media players. There is no hard limit on video length, but typical videos are less than 10 minutes long, and the submitted file should be no more than 1GB.
The manuscript must be no more than six pages including references and should be uploaded as a PDF for the initial submission.
Videos are judged by overall quality, how they illuminate science, and for creative innovations in the production process. Each submission is peer-reviewed by the SciViz Committee. Submission reviews are single-blind (reviewers will see author names, but authors will not see reviewer names).
Entrants will specify whether their submission is an explanatory or exploratory visualization. Explanatory submissions aim to convey a science story in a manner accessible by a broad audience. Exploratory visualizations illuminate research discoveries in a format targeted toward science domain experts. While an exploratory submission may not have the same level of professional polish as an explanatory submission, its impact stems from the scientific insights gleaned or the scale of the visualization achieved.
All submissions will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
Best Visualization Award Selection
A select committee will choose the winner of the Best Visualization Award from among the six finalists. The judges will make their decision after both the Poster Reception and the Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase Finalist Presentations have occurred. The winner of the Best Visualization Award will be presented during the Thursday Awards Ceremony.
Please be aware of, and adhere to, these SC Conference guidelines regarding potential conflicts of interest and disclosure.
A potential conflict of interest occurs when a person is involved in making a decision that:
Program Committee members will be given the opportunity to list potential conflicts of interest during each program’s review process. Program Committee chairs and area chairs will make every effort to avoid assignments that have a potential COI.
According to the SC conference you have a conflict of interest with the following:
Note that “service” collaborations, such as writing a DOE, NSF, or DARPA report, or serving on a program committee, or serving on the editorial board of a journal, do not inherently create a COI.
Other situations can create COIs, and you should contact the Technical Program Chairs for questions or clarification on any of these issues.
Please review the ACM guidelines on identifying plagiarism.
Authors should submit new, original work that represents a significant advance from even their own prior publications.
Workshop organizers who decide to use the SC submissions website for collecting and reviewing workshop papers will be given access to the plagiarism tools embedded in the portal.
If your submission is accepted, you must register for the Technical Program in order to attend the SC Conference and present the poster in person. Remote presentations will not be accommodated.
If your submission is accepted, the authors can finalize the video content and the manuscript, incorporating feedback from reviewers.
SC does not include SciViz accepted submissions in the SC proceedings.
SciViz accepted videos and manuscripts are made available in the Technical Program Archives, upon submission of final materials to the SC submissions website before September 30, 2023.
SciViz videos will be displayed Tuesday–Thursday, November 14–16, 2023.
Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase videos will be displayed on high-resolution 1920 x 1080 (16:9) monitors.
SciViz finalists will give 15-minute presentations in a session held Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
The Posters Reception on Tuesday evening provides food and drink to registered Technical Program attendees. This reception includes the Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase videos. Presenters must be available to answer questions and discuss their work for the duration of the reception.
A select judging committee attends the finalist presentations and the Posters Reception to judge the SciViz finalists. After these two events, the committee convenes to select a single Best Visualization Award winner, who is announced at the Thursday Awards Ceremony. The winner receives a certificate and a cash prize award.
Is there a template I can use to format my manuscript?
Please use one of the following two templates when formatting your manuscript:
Which poster track is right for my work?
See this chart to clarify the proper poster track for your work.
Can I change from one poster track to another?
No. Authors are required to select the type of poster at the time of submission. Authors can select either Research Posters, ACM Student Research Competition (Graduate or Undergraduate), Doctoral Showcase, or Scientific Visualization & Data Analytics Showcase from the SC submissions website.
Do posters have allocated space, or is space first-come-first-serve?
Each poster is given a designated space with a display board. Before the conference, we will send authors a poster directory that maps assigned display boards. The title of each poster will also be printed on its display board in the Posters area to help you locate your space.
When do I need to be at my poster location to present it?
All presenters must be available at their posters/videos to answer questions and discuss their work for the duration of the Posters Reception on Tuesday evening. In addition, each poster track has a separate presentation session for selected posters. Exact days and times will be available once the program is finalized.
Is my poster archived?
Yes, all posters are archived and can be accessed after the conference from the Proceeding & Archives page on the conference website.
I noticed QR codes next to every poster at the conference. Do I have to generate that QR code for my poster?
No, you do not have to generate those QR codes. We generate one QR code for every poster that points to your submitted content. This code is attached to the poster pedestal by the time you arrive at SC. Conference attendees can scan these QR codes and access all of your material easily.
Where do I place the QR codes on my poster?
QR codes can be placed anywhere you want to link to external content on your poster; for example, to point to a video narration of the poster by the author, links to results, movies, graphics, datasets, codes, etc.
Are posters peer-reviewed?
Yes, all Poster submissions (ACM SRC, Research Posters, Doctoral Showcase, and SciViz Showcase) are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts.
Create an account in the online submission system and complete the form. A sample form can be viewed before signing in.
If you have questions about SciViz Showcase submissions, please contact the program committee.
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