There are three simple rules to submit entries to WikiViz 2011.
We welcome original visualizations (both static and interactive) representing the external impact of Wikipedia (or other Wikimedia projects). Submissions should have not been previously published elsewhere or submitted to other visualization competitions, until the awarding ceremony.
Visualizations should be based on publicly available and publicly reusable data. We expect the winner and runner-up teams to release the datasets used by the visualization before the awarding ceremony in October under an open license, as above, or even better under a CC0 license (public domain), to minimize attribution stacking when merging multiple datasets.
The focus of WikiViz is on data-driven visualizations. Infographics (no matter how beautiful and relevant) fall outside the scope of this contest. Likewise, we are not looking for purely artistic submissions that do not convey novel insights or valuable knowledge on the theme of the challenge. Submissions not meeting these criteria as well as submissions with no relevance to the theme of the challenge will not be considered in the selection process.
Submissions will be accepted from Wed. June 29, 2011 to Sun. August 28, 2011.
Participants can submit their works via the WikiViz submission site, powered by EasyChair.
In case you don't have an EasyChair account, you can create one following this link (also featured on the login page above). Once you have logged in the system, click on New Submission on the top menu to enter the submission page to send us your work.
The following information is required for each submission:
Once you are done, click on the Submit button and follow the instructions. You should receive an email confirming that your submission was correctly filed. Should you have any questions, you can follow the Help link on the top right menu, or email the organizers at: wikiviz2011 [at] easychair [dot] org
Entries complying with the terms of participation will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria. Submissions should always respect copyrights. The organization reserves the right to reject any entries that we deem transgressed copyright from other original authors.
Is this work a breakthrough in visualization?
Is this work beautiful and revealing to the viewer?
To what extent is this work intuitive, clear and accessible to viewers irrespective of language, culture or visualization literacy?
We will also consider the following criteria about data and methods used to produce the visualization as a supplementary basis for evaluation.
Can the viewer easily appraise and understand the visualized data? Is the visualization tailored to the data it represents?
Is the dataset visualized original, unusual or unexpected in itself?
Are the tools/languages used to produce the visualization open and freely available?
For any questions, comments or interest in supporting or collaborating with this challenge, please contact the co-organizers:
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