Special Issue "Ubiquitous and Immersive Analytics"

A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Panagiotis D. Ritsos
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Guest Editor
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 1UT, UK
Interests: human-computer interaction; mixed and virtual reality; information visualization; visual analytics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our thirst to find new ways to process and make sense of our data grows stronger and stronger. Data are pervading every part of our lives, driving our decision making, our forecasting and in many ways our day-to-day activities. At the same time, the pervasiveness of consumer-grade interfaces such as smartphones and smartwatches had profoundly changed how, when, and where we access and use information. In addition, the recent emergence of affordable interfaces, such as head-mounted displays, has democratized the development of immersive applications, which in the past were often restricted in research laboratories. Interaction paradigms such as mixed and virtual reality and ubiquitous computing offer many opportunities for presenting data in ways that are specific, timely, and suitable for the context of the decision that needs to be made at that time. As we seek to make use of data-driven decisions more frequently, and in a variety of scenarios, our reliance on omnipresent and in situ data presentations will increase. Within this theme, this Special Issue seeks contributions that provide an insight into the current state of the art of “Ubiquitous and Immersive Analytics”. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Applications, interaction techniques, and evaluation methods for ubiquitous and/or immersive analytics
  • Libraries, toolkits, and prototyping tools for data-driven XR
  • Collaborative data-driven immersive and/or ubiquitous visualization environments
  • Data-driven storytelling in XR and/or in ubiquitous visualization environments
  • Cross-device communications and techniques for supporting beyond-the-desktop and immersive data exploration and analysis
  • Multisensory, physical, and tangible data representation

Dr. Panagiotis D. Ritsos
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Informatics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Information visualization
  • Visual analytics
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Ubiquitous analytics
  • Immersive analytics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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