7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium

See info below about the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: October 23-25, 2013

Hello,

This is Kevin Stewart, and once again I am sending a message to you on behalf of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Visualization in Transportation to keep you posted on the progress of the 2013 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium. 

Planning continues to progress on the Symposium.  Since the “Save the Dates” notice sent out last month there have been several new developments, which are described below.  The Symposium planning committee welcomes your ideas and feedback, which can be sent to kevin.stewart@infrabim.com .

Conference Theme

The theme for the 2013 Symposium “Visualization for Big Data”.  The goal of the 2013 Symposium is to advance innovation in visualization for transportation applications through the exchange of information, to create a collaborative environment that promotes ideas for action that evolves our ability to address those needs, and to foster the integration of visualization into mainstream practice. 

Call for Papers

The website http://www.trbvis.org/ now has a link for submitting papers, and provides information on evaluation criteria and the submittal process.  We encourage interested individuals to submit session topics, presentation ideas, and paper abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 2013 symposium. The conference will be a forum for exchange and dissemination of information related to all applications and modes of visualization in the transportation industry, and the conference planning committee is seeking input on session and presentation topics from visualization experts, transportation professionals, and researchers in all modes and domains. 

Please note that the deadline for submission is January 7, 2013

Symposium Website

A web page has been added providing general information about the symposium.  To access the most up-to-date information on the 2013 Symposium, go to http://www.trbvis.org/visualization-symposium/

Virtual Conference Attendance

The Symposium planning committee understands that many of you have travel restrictions that may prevent you from attending the conference in Irvine.  Preparations are underway  to have both physical and virtual participants and presenters. We may even be able to register iPad buddies – i.e., on site participants who carry around an iPad to interact with virtual  participants who watch presentations online and converse via iPad.  Stay tuned for further developments.

Poster Sessions

In addition to traditional podium session and workshops, we will have the ability to provide electronic poster sessions during the symposium. Imagine a traditional poster session like TRB, where you stand in front of your paper poster and talk about your project. Now imagine doing the same thing in front of a large screen monitor connected to your laptop. You could include animations, simulations, or just run your software live. This provides a more intimate setting to explore specific ideas or techniques in an interactive hands-on discussion.

General Symposium Information:

 Symposium Chairman:  Mehmet Ertan Ornek (ertan.ornek@diodostransportation.com)

  • Dates:  October 23-25, 2013
  • Theme: Visualization for Big Data
  • Venue:  The Symposium will be held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering.  This facility is located in Irvine, California, just minutes from the John Wayne – Orange County Airport.   For more information on the Beckman Center, see http://nas.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BC_home .
  • Accommodations:   There are a number of hotels in the Beckman Center area.  No arrangements for hotel conference rates have been made at this time – stay tuned for further updates.

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