Schedule for: 18w2230 - Restructuring IEEE VIS for the Future

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Friday, June 15 and departing Sunday June 17, 2018
Friday, June 15
16:00 - 19:30 Check-in begins (Front Desk – Professional Development Centre - open 24 hours)
Note: the Lecture rooms are available after 16:00.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
Saturday, June 16
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Talk by BIRS Staff
A brief introduction to BIRS with important logistical information, technology instruction, and opportunity for participants to ask questions.
(TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:15 Introduction (TCPL 201)
09:15 - 10:15 Panel: Goals, Scenarios and Lenses, Concerns and Challenges, Practitioners
Panel chair: Hanspeter Pfister Panelists: Daniel Keim, Tamara Munzner, Stephen North, Hans Hagen
(TCPL 201)
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 1-Minute Introductions
Participants introduce themselves (name and affiliation only) and mention the most crucial points from their pre-workshop one-pagers. One minute each (strictly enforced), no slides allowed.
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:30 Plenary Discussion
Respond to panel and participant statements. At any point, write down a theme for afternoon breakout sessions (one theme per sticky note) and post them on side whiteboards.
(TCPL 201)
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch (On your own)
13:15 - 13:30 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
13:30 - 14:30 “Speed Dating:” Defining the goals and challenges
Participants: Discuss and explore the goals and challenges you see for the future of VIS (series of 3 minute conversations). Organizers: create affinity diagrams from the previous session’s sticky notes.
(TCPL 201)
14:30 - 15:15 Break-out Sessions, Round 1.
Participants will discuss goals, scenarios, & challenges in small groups, which will be randomly assigned. Each group should identify a scribe and a facilitator.
(Breakout Rooms)
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:15 Plenary: Report back
Report back of break-out sessions 1 in plenary (return to main lecture hall), followed by the selection of next round topics.
(TCPL 201)
16:15 - 17:15 Break-out Sessions, Round 2
Participants will discuss goals, scenarios, & challenges in small groups, which will be self selected. Each group should identify a scribe and a facilitator.
(Breakout Rooms)
17:15 - 18:00 Plenary: Report back
Report back of break-out sessions 2 in plenary (return to main lecture hall).
(TCPL 201)
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner (On your own)
20:00 - 21:00 Plenary Discussion
Discuss issues that surfaced today and that came up over informal dinner discussions. Unveil unexpected directions and insights, dig into controversies, and synthesize where to go from here.
(TCPL 201)
Sunday, June 17
08:30 - 08:45 Checkout by Noon
2-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (Corbett Hall Lounge, TCPL, Reading Room) until 15:00 on Sunday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon, by going to the Banff Centre's Front Desk in the Professional Development Centre, where you checked in. There is no coffee break service on Sunday afternoon, but self-serve coffee and tea are always available in the 2nd floor lounge, Corbett Hall.
(Front Desk – Professional Development Centre)
08:45 - 09:45 Plenary Discussion
Review and reflect on previous day’s work and key scenarios.
(TCPL 201)
09:45 - 10:15 Break-Out Session
Break-out sessions to refine the emergent key scenarios, and identify unresolved challenges within those scenarios.
(Breakout Rooms)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:45 - 11:30 Plenary: Report back
Report back of break-out sessions in plenary (return to main lecture hall).
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Plenary Discussion
Where do we go from here? What is exciting? What was missed? What can be addressed now? Which issues cut across scenarios? Which are hard? Which are easily solved? Which aspects of scenarios have we achieved a rough consensus about and which remain controversial?
(TCPL 201)