VisGap - The Gap between Visualization Research and Visualization Software

held in conjunction with EuroVis 2022
Rome, Italy

June 13, 2022


2022/01/11 VisGap’22 site goes live


Over the years, many visualization methods and tools have been developed and published by the visualization research community. However, most of these are prototypes and never reach a state that can be reliably used by the target audience, e.g., domain scientists. Also, availability of these prototypes as source code or at least as executables is still the exception rather than the norm. The VisGap Symposium aims to shed a light on this gap between research and practical applicability, examine the obstacles every researcher faces, and propose solutions to overcome this problem as a community.

VisGap’22 aims at gathering experts from all over the visualization community in order to advance the way our field works with software, sustains software, and values the effort our members put into developing said software. This year, we extend the scope of VisGap to include reproducibility and replicability. Both are cornerstones of the scientific method and essential for building trust in visualizations and increasing their acceptance, ultimately fostering adoption in the wild.

Workshop Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Requirements for successful visualization in applications in general
  • Domain-specific requirements for visualizations
  • Reflections on the research community and the visualization software ecosystem
  • Incentives and funding for developing/maintaining visualization research software
  • Legal requirements (e.g., licensing, certification) for visualizations in applications
  • Case studies of (un)successful visualization solutions in applications
  • Requirements for novel visualization libraries
  • Verification and validation in visualization (applications)
  • Reproducibility of visualization



Call for Papers

We solicit papers with 4-8 pages in the VisGap 2022 latex style (see above for the scope of the workshop), with an additional page allowed for references. All submissions must be original works that have not been published previously in any conference proceedings, magazine, journal, or edited book or must present a substantial extension of previous work (at least 30%). Papers are to be submitted via PCS.

All submissions will undergo a single-blind, single-stage peer review process. Accepted papers will be published by the Eurographics Association, and be stored in the Eurographics Digital Library. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and participate in the VisGap 2022 workshop to present the accepted work.

All papers must be submitted through PCS ( (Society: Eurographics; Conference/Journal: VisGap 2022)

Important Dates

  • March 9, 2022 Submission deadline
  • April 15, 2022 Notification
  • April 22, 2022 Camera ready version
  • June 13, 2022 Workshop

Workshop Chairs

Christina Gillmann, Leipzig University, Germany
Michael Krone, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
Guido Reina, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Thomas Wischgoll, Wright State University, Dayton, USA


Program Committee