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***Workshop location has changed. See the updated program***

***Registration desk open from Tuesday in the Basil Hetzel building***

In the last decade, Big Data Analytics has become a major decision support factor in industry and government organisations. Visual Analytics is the enabling science for effective exploration of big data through meaningful visualisations and interactive user interfaces. Understanding the multidisciplinary nature, including user querying, powerful analytics, machine learning, visualisation, human-computer interaction, perception and cognition, is critical for Visual Analytics to be effectively deployed.


The symposium will be held at the University of South Australia (UniSA) on November 7-10, 2017. BDVA’17 will host an exciting programme with internationally renowned keynote speakers, special sessions, and a day of complimentary hands-on workshops. BDVA’17 aims to:

  • provide early career scientists with an inspiring event allowing them to connect to relevant experts in the field.
  • provide an exciting venue for researchers to network and establish national and international collaborations; and
  • bring together leading experts from all relevant scientific domains to advance the understanding of visual analytics of complex, big, and dynamic data.


The symposium will accept a range of manuscript types, including methods, systems, applications, evaluation techniques and theoretical work in the area of Visual Analytics. The scientific scope of the symposium includes, but is not limited to:

  • Visual Analytics of High-dimensional and Spatio-temporal Data
  • Scientific and Information Visualisation
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining for Big Data Visual Analytics
  • Visual Representation and Interaction
  • Perception and Cognition of Visual Information
  • Analytical Reasoning and Sense-making on Big Data
  • Context-driven User Querying
  • Semantics-driven Visual Analytics
  • Evaluation Methods for Visual Analytics
  • Visual Analytics Algorithms and Foundations
  • High Performance Graphics for Visualisation
  • Advanced Technologies and Applications for Visual Analytics
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality for Visual Analytics
  • Art and Science for Visual Analytics
  • Big Data Management, Transformation, and Presentation
  • Visual Analytics Processes and Workflows
  • Simulation for Visual Analytics

Important Dates

Workshop proposal deadline May 31, 2017
Submission of regular papers closes: June 16, 2017 June 30, 2017 [extended]
Notification of workshop acceptance June 16, 2017
Notification of regular paper acceptance: August 11, 2017
Submission of poster/demo papers closes: August 18, 2017
Submission of workshop papers closes (if applicable) August 18, 2017
Submission of camera ready regular papers closes: September 1, 2017
Notification of poster/demo paper acceptance: September 15, 2017
Notification of workshop paper acceptance (if applicable) September 15, 2017
Submission of camera ready poster/demo papers: September 29, 2017
Submission of camera-ready workshop papers (if applicable) September 29, 2017
Early bird registration closes: October 7, 2017
BDVA’17 Symposium: November 7–10, 2017
Workshop date November 7, 2017