This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualization Theory and Applications (IVAPP 2014) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE VGTC. We hope that the IVAPPP 2014 proceedings demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlights technical problems that are challenging and worthwhile. IVAPP was organized to promote a discussion forum between researchers, developers, manufactures, and end-users about the conference’s research topics and to establish guidelines in the developing of more advanced visualization solutions. We received a number of paper submissions for this edition of IVAPP, 54 in total, with contributions from all five continents, which attest to the success and global dimension of IVAPP. 11 papers were selected for publication as full papers; 13 papers were accepted for
short presentations, and 15 submissions were accepted for poster presentations. The result was an oral-paper acceptance ratio of 44% and a high-quality program that is attractive to many experts in Information Visualization and related areas. We hope that these conference proceedings, also submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP, and EI, may help the Computer Graphics community to discover new interesting research challenges. Furthermore, a small set of presented works will be selected for the publication of extended versions in a forthcoming book of VISIGRAPP Selected Papers to be published by Springer during 2014. Moreover, we are proud to inform that the program also includes four plenary keynote lectures, given by internationally distinguished researchers, namely Stephan Diehl (University of Trier, Germany), Miroslaw Z. Bober (University of Surrey, United Kingdom), Andreas Holzinger (Medical University Graz, Austria), and Gudrun Klinker (TU München, Germany). They contribute to increase the overall quality of the conference and to provide a deeper understanding of the conference fields of interest. In order to promote the development of professional networks, the organizing committee has also prepared a conference dinner in the evening of January 7th. We hope that you enjoy this exciting conference, the social event, and that you have an unforgettable stay in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. We also look forward to meet you again at the next edition of IVAPP, details of which will be shortly available at http://www.ivapp.visigrapp.org. Finally, we would like to express our thanks, first of all, to the authors of the technical papers, whose work and dedication made it possible to put together a program that is very exciting and of high technical quality. Next, we would like to thank all the members of the program committee and auxiliary reviewers who helped us with their expertise and time. We would also like to thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for sharing their vision in their talks. Special thanks should be addressed to the INSTICC Steering Committee whose invaluable work made possible this event.
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