at the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2003
     Saturday, 31 May 2003 from 9am - 12:30pm and 2pm - 5:30pm
     The Workshop is open to anybody registered at JCDL.


Javed Mostafa
Information Science & Informatics
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Katy Börner
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

  Papers are invited from researchers and practitioners with expertise and interest in information visualization, user interfaces for DLs, search/retrieval, human-computer interaction, interface design methodologies, and evaluation.   

  Voluminous and complex nature of information in digital libraries demands powerful means of human-computer interaction.  Advances in information visualization point to new possibilities for developing enhanced interfaces for improving retrieval, manipulation, and management of data stored in digital libraries. 

The IVIRA workshop will cover both theoretical and experimental research on the development, usage, and evaluation of effective interfaces to digital libraries. Of particular interest is research that exploits visualization to support improved browsing, retrieval, analysis, and understanding of domains represented in digital libraries. Interfaces for the following types of resources are of special interest to this workshop:

  • Textual documents (literature databases)
  • Statistical data
  • Multimedia or mixed-media data
  • Geo-spatial data
  • Genomics and proteomics data
  • Time-variant or dynamic data

  • To increase awareness of the area of visual interfaces to DLs
  • To identify new tools, techniques, and design methodologies for visual interfaces to DLs
  • To learn about design approaches that support rich visualization functions in diverse systems ranging from desktops to mobile devices
  • To develop frameworks, models, and theories of data access and management
  • To provide a forum for generating new directions in research and development, identify funding sources, and support collaborations


You are invited to submit a position paper by May 5th, 2003. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. No late submissions will be accepted. IVIRA will accept electronic submissions in PDF format only. Papers should be no 
longer than 2-6 pages and conform to the format specified in the template (see   Please submit your paper as an attachment to:

Presentations at the Workshop on May 31st
9:30A-1P, Duncan Hall, Rice University

  • Collection Understanding Through Streaming Collage by Michelle Chang & John Leggett
  • Discovery of Working Activities by Email Analysis by Yueyu Fu & Hong Zhang
  • Content Visualization in a Digital Music Library by Eric Isaacson


  • Creating, Visualizing, Analyzing, and Comparing Series of Artworks by Carlos Monroy, Richard Furuta, and Enrique Mallen
  • Concept Maps as Visual Interfaces to Digital Library: Summarization, collaboration, and automatic generation by Rao Shen, Ryan Richardson, Edward A. Fox
  • Oncosifter: A Customized Approach to Cancer Information by Ketan Mane & Sidharth Thakur, Presenter: Yueyu Fu
  • Visualization of Relational Text Information for Biomedical Knowledge Discovery by James Cooper

  More information on two last year's workshops, merged into one this year, can be found at and As with last year's visualization workshop, Springer-Verlag will be contacted to produce the workshop proceedings (see:

Kevin Boyack
Sandia National Laboratory, USA
Robin Burke
DePaul University, USA
Chaomei Chen
Drexel University, USA
Martin Dodge
University College London, UK
James French
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, USA
Xia Lin
Drexel University, USA
André Skupin
University of New Orleans, USA
Kiduk Yang
Indiana University
Bloomington, USA

Ryan Jones & Katy Börner
Last update: March 17, 2003