Considering Contribution Types for Visualization Research

We aim to promote healthy growth of the visualization community, to increase intellectual diversity, and to better demonstrate the value and impact of visualization research.

We began discussing contribution types at the “Restructuring IEEE VIS for the Future” workshop held at the Banff Interna-tional Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in June 2018. Our discussion in a breakout session focused on broadening intellectual diversity in visualization research. We continued our discussion after the workshop and held a meetup at IEEE VIS 2018 to continue the conversation with a broader audience.

We identified the initial set of 25 contribution types reflective of visualization research, building on our own observations and conversations with the visualization community. We hope to extend and refine this list of contribution types, and collect more example papers.