Intro Call for Participation Committee

The Conference has been postponed to Fall 2021

After serious consideration of the long-term uncertainties surrounding the Corona pandemic, we have decided to postpone Information+ in Atlanta for one year, until Fall 2021. Right now, we feel that the most responsible decision we can make is to release everyone from a lot of preparatory work over the next few months, which is frankly not as important as other more basic things. We will publish a new timeline soon and hope you will join us in 2021.
Until then, take good care.

– Yanni, Isabel, Marian

Information+ is a biannual interdisciplinary conference, workshop, and exhibition that brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners in information design and data visualization to discuss common questions and challenges in these rapidly changing fields. Information+ seeks to foster productive exchanges amongst the variety of people involved in the theories, practices and pedagogies of analyzing and communicating information.

The next Information+ will be held September 24th-27th, 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Georgia Tech has a strong international reputation for research on information visualization and its broad implications in scientific and engineering work, as well as civic life. Building on the experiences from the previous installments of Information+ 2016 at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver and Information+ 2018 at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, we seek to broaden the base of our interdisciplinary community in Atlanta.

Important Dates

20 Apr 2020 Submission of abstracts for talks
01 Jun 2020 Notification of acceptance


24 Sep  Workshop day
25-26 Sep Conference program
27 Sep  Excursion day


Yanni Loukissas, Georgia Tech
Isabel Meirelles, OCAD University
Marian Dörk, FH Potsdam


Design: Michele Mauri, Politecnico di Milano
Exhibition: Catherine D'Ignazio, MIT & Lauren Klein, Emory
Workshops: Nassim Parvin, Georgia Tech
Diversity: Romi Ron Morrison, University of Southern California

Call for Participation

Information+, an interdisciplinary conference for information design and data visualization, invites proposals from all relevant areas of professional practice, research, and pedagogy.

We welcome submissions on topics, such as but not limited to the following: algorithmic accountability, critical visualization, cultural analytics, data journalism, data studies, digital civics, digital humanities, environmental awareness, health information, historical collections, science communication, and social advocacy. All proposals must feature original work, which has not been presented previously.

Proposals should contain the following elements: a clear research question or design objective; a discussion of related work; an explanation of methods employed or design decisions undertaken; culminating findings, reflections, and contributions. There are two possible formats for proposals, both of which are appropriate for academic and practice-based work: 15-minute paper presentations and 5-minute lightning talks.

Please use EasyChair to submit your proposals by 20 April 2020.

Additional information

Presenting authors will be able to register for the conference at the reduced rate (to be announced soon).

To foster a diversity of submissions, only one proposal is allowed by each author. In the case of multi-authored submissions, the limit is increased to two proposals per author.

Authors accepted for presentation at the conference will have an opportunity to submit articles for publication in a special issue of an open-access academic journal. Articles will be selected by a peer review process. Submission and selection for the journal will take place after the conference.

Attendees from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups will be eligible to apply for a need-based diversity scholarship. Priority will be given to applicants who have their contributions accepted for presentation at the conference.

Formats for Proposals

15-minute paper presentation

Submit a long abstract (1000 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.

5-minute lightning talk

Submit a short abstract (500 words) with one descriptive figure and 3 keywords.

Evaluation Criteria

Each submission will be evaluated by three independent reviewers from the Program Committee. Evaluations will be based on the following criteria:


Does the submission explore a novel, unconventional, or understudied approach to representing information?


Is the submission of potential interest to a broader audience, beyond the author’s primary area of academic research or practice?


Does the submission build upon and extend current knowledge of information design and visualization through the use of empirical, critical, or theoretical methods?

Program Committee

Clio Andris Georgia Tech

Dominikus Baur

Jessica Bellamy

Ilia Blinderman

Matthew Brehmer Tableau

Angeles Briones Politecnico di Milano

Vincent Brown Harvard University

Alberto Cairo University of Miami

Petra Cerne Oven University of Ljubljana

Rico Chapman Clark University

Lynn Cherny Freelance

Paolo Ciuccarelli Northeastern University

Nicole Coleman Stanford University

Heather Corcoran Washington University in St. Louis

Pedro Cruz Northeastern University

Valentina D’Efilippo The Economist

Catherine D’Ignazio MIT

Patricio Davila York University

Carl DiSalvo Georgia Tech

Jason Dykes City, University of London

Veronika Egger IIID – International Institute for Information Design

Kennedy Elliot National Geographic

Yuri Engelhardt University of Amsterdam

Angus Forbes University of California, Santa Cruz

Federica Fragapane Freelance

Jorge Frascara University of Alberta

Manuela Garreton Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile

Katherine Gillieson ECUAD

Maria Gonzalez de Cossio Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Sarah Goodwin Monash University

Lena Groeger ProPublica

Katherine Hepworth University of Nevada, Reno

Uta Hinrichs University of St Andrews

Angela Iarocci Sheridan College

Petra Isenberg INRIA, Paris

Meghan Kelly University of Wisconsin

Eric Kindel The University of Reading

Lauren Klein Emory University

Robert Kosara Tableau

Doris Kosminsky Universidade Federal do RJ

Maarten Lambrechts Freelance

Yu-Ru Lin University of Pittsburgh

Anne Luther The New School

Michele Mauri Politecnico di Milano

Rodrigo Medeiros Inst. Fed. Educação Ciência, Tecnologia, Paraíba

Elijah Meeks Apple

Sky Moret TBA21–Academy

Romi Ron Morrison University of Southern California

Tamara Munzner University of British Columbia

Till Nagel Mannheim University of Applied Sciences

Paul Nini Ohio State University

Angela Norwood York University

Dietmar Offenhuber Northeastern University

Nassim Parvin Georgia Tech

Charles Perin University of Victoria

Laura Perovich MIT

Nathalie Riche Microsoft

Jessica Roberts Georgia Tech

Stacie Rohrbach Carnegie Mellon, School of Design

Lisa Charlotte Rost Datawrapper

Arvind Satyanarayan Google

Chad Skelton Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Carla Spinillo Universidade Federal, Paraná

Tim Stallmann RAD Cat

John Stasko Georgia Tech

Moritz Stefaner Truth & Beauty

Olivia Vane British Library

Rupesh Vyas Aalto University

Karel van der Waarde Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Jagoda Walny Canada Energy Regulator

Mitchell Whitelaw Australian National University

Jan Willem Tulp Freelance

Mushon Zer-Aviv Shenkar School of Engineering and Design

Siqi Zhu Sidewalk Labs

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