Time & Location

IEEE VIS, October 22 from 2 to 5 pm
Melbourne, Australia

Thematic Background

Visualization as a tool for analysis, exploration and communication has become a driving force in the task of unravelling the complex urban fabrics that form our cities. Yet, there is a crucial need to bridge the gap between the flood of urban data and the capacity of decision makers to integrate that data into effective and informed decisions. The CityVis workshop wants to critically assess this notion and ask how data and data visualization can be used to serve and better understand or even organize urban processes, focusing on an explicitly “human-centric” perspective. In our previous workshops we have developed an initial framework for such perspectives or rather design considerations, which should inspire, but not limit, future submissions (Goodwin et al, 2021). These perspectives should support and improve the understanding and the utilizations of data for all stakeholders - from governments and companies to citizens. This workshop should help us further refine those concepts and particularly look at how we can go beyond traditional techniques and approaches.

Workshop theme:
Urban Data Governance

Urban systems such as healthcare, transportation, culture, housing, and energy, are undergoing digital transformations and generating vast quantities of data. This has necessitated the emergence of data governance frameworks. Data governance determines (1) the actors that make decisions regarding the conception, use, dissemination, processing, and sharing of data, (2) how these decisions are made, and (3) corresponding accountability mechanisms. It significantly influences the production, usage, and distribution of data, which in turn impact urban data visualisation.

Against this backdrop, CityVis 5 delves into the interplay between data governance and urban visualisation. It aims to convene researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to navigate the intricacies of data governance in an urban visualisation context. The workshop will tackle a range of topics, including (but not limited to):

Promoting interdisciplinarity

Throughout all CityVis workshops we have been promoting interdisciplinarity. While the workshops have a strong focus on visualization, we invite researchers from all disciplines, who work with/on visualizations or at the intersection to the above topics. We believe interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives to be crucial for broadening the conversation and uncovering new perspectives on our research and practices.


  • 31st July Deadline for structured abstracts
  • 7th August Notification of acceptance
  • 15th August Camera-Ready Deadline
  • 22nd October Workshop

Submission of Abstracts

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit abstracts on case studies in the domain of urban visualization, in particular focusing on the theme “Data Governance” and relating to the topics mentioned above (see Workshop Theme).

Abstracts must consist of no more than 5,000 characters (approx 2 pages). Please use the IEEE VIS submission guidelines for structuring your abstract.

The submitted abstracts will undergo a double-blind peer review through the program committee. All accepted abstracts will be published on the workshop website (open access).

Please submit your abstract through the IEEE VIS submission system.

Submit your abstract

If you have any questions, please get in touch.


  • Jessica Bou Nassar Monash University
  • Lyn Bartram Simon Fraser University
  • Sebastian Meier Potsdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Darren Sharp Monash University
  • Leonard Higi Potsdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Sarah Goodwin Monash University

Program Committee

  • Alan Gamlen Australian National University
  • Amit Jena Monash University
  • Asım Evren Yantaç Koç University
  • Benjamin Shapiro Georgia State University
  • Cagatay Turkay University of Warwick
  • Christoph Kinkeldey HAW Hamburg
  • Christopher Marsden Monash University
  • Christopher Petit University of New South Wales
  • Damla Çay Koç University
  • David Hunter Ravensbourne University
  • Dominique McCollum Coy Monash University
  • Giacomo Marinsalta Potsdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Heike Vornhagen Insight Centre
  • Jonathan Kern Nelson University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Juan Carlos Carvajal Bermúdez CityLAB Berlin
  • Juan Francisco Saldarriaga Columbia University
  • Liubov Tupikina Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris
  • Marian Dörk Potsdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Mennatullah Hendawy Technische Universität Berlin
  • Michael Szell IT University of Copenhagen
  • Nicole Hengesbach University of Warwick
  • Puripant Ruchikachorn Chulalongkorn University
  • Rodrigo Medeiros Instituto Federal da Paraíba
  • Sheng-Ming Ryan Wang National Taipei University of Technology
  • Till Nagel University of Applied Sciences Mannheim
  • Vincent Tourre École Centrale Nantes


If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us jessica.bounassar@monash.edu