The 13th IEEE Symposium on
Large Data Analysis and Visualization

in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2023 Melbourne, Australia
22-27 October 2023

Call for Papers


Data scales are increasing throughout scientific, business, and research contexts. Large-scale scientific simulations, observation technologies, sensor networks, and experiments are generating enormous datasets, with some projects approaching the multiple exabyte range in the near term.

Gaining insight from massive data is critical for disciplines such as climate science, nuclear physics, security, materials design, transportation, urban planning, and so on. Business-critical decisions are made based on massive data in domains like social media, machine learning, software telemetry, and business intelligence. The tools and approaches needed to search, analyze, and visualize data at extreme scales can be fully realized only from end-to-end solutions, and with collective, interdisciplinary efforts.

The 13th IEEE Large Scale Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV) symposium, to be held in conjunction with IEEE VIS 2023, is specifically targeting methodological innovation, algorithmic foundations, and possible end-to-end solutions. The LDAV symposium will bring together domain experts, data analysts, visualization researchers, and users to foster common ground for solving both near- and long-term problems.


We are looking for both original research contributions and position papers on a broad-range of topics related to collection, analysis, manipulation, and visualization of large-scale data. We are particularly interested in innovative approaches that combine visualization and visual analytics.

LDAV welcomes papers on techniques and algorithms, systems, application and design studies, empirical studies, state of the practice, and position statements. More descriptions on these paper types can be found here.

Representative topics include:

As part of the review criteria, reviewers will be asked to assess whether the contribution is in scope for LDAV, i.e., whether it considers “large data”. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to clearly identify the “large data” aspect you address.

For LDAV, we define large data to be data of size and complexity that require innovation to be processed and understood. With respect to size, the techniques for handling this data require either using atypical hardware or specialized techniques that run on typical hardware. Examples of atypical hardware include supercomputers or novel hardware (such as a just-released GPU, an understudied device like a FPGA, or a high-resolution display), with corresponding techniques including, for example, efficient parallelization. There are many examples of specialized techniques that enable typical hardware to operate effectively on large data; canonical examples include multi-resolution and streaming techniques. With respect to complexity, techniques in scope for LDAV should be illuminating data sets that are considerably larger than typical for a given task, for example, but not restricted to: rendering, layout, analysis, etc. Finally, data may be large relative to the resources available, and such examples are welcomed at LDAV. For example, novel techniques may be needed to visualize or analyze data on a Raspberry Pi or sensor network.


LDAV is accepting both full papers and short papers. The manuscripts should be formatted according to guidelines from IEEE VGTC. Submission of an abstract is required prior to submission of a full or short paper.

Submission site note: Go to the submission site (, log in, go to ‘Submissions’, and select Society ‘VGTC’, Conference ‘LDAV 2023’, and Track ‘LDAV 2023 Papers’.

Full Papers

Full papers should have a maximum length of 9 pages with up to two (2) additional pages allowed for only references (maximum total of 11 pages). Full papers may make contributions in techniques, systems, applications, evaluations, or theory. The contributions of full papers are reviewed based on their novelty, contribution, replicability, and evaluation.

Short Papers

Short papers are a venue to report smaller contributions than full papers and should have a length of 4-5 pages in total. Position papers and showcases of interesting application of visualization are good topics for short papers. Technique, system, application, evaluation, or theory papers that have a smaller contribution than a full paper can also be submitted as a short paper.


The proceedings of the symposium will be published together with the VIS proceedings and via the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Best Paper

The LDAV Program Committee will present a Best Paper award to the authors whose submission is deemed the strongest according to the reviewing criteria. This award will be announced in conjunction with VIS 2023.

The Best Paper for IEEE LDAV will be published directly in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). Further, other excellent papers will be encouraged to submit journal versions of their work to TVCG (at least 30% new scientific/technical content), with reviewer continuity.

Important Dates

Please note: all deadlines are firm and no extensions will be granted.

Abstract Deadline (firm)
June 16, 2023, 11:59 PM (AOE)
Paper Submission (firm)
June 23, 2023, 11:59 PM (AOE)
Author Notification
July 25, 2023
Camera-Ready Deadline (firm)
August 8, 2023