Molecular visualization is one of the oldest branches of scientific visualization, which has been developing for over 50 years. Nevertheless, it is still a very active research area mainly due to the continuous advances in computational biology and computer graphics techniques. Not only the ever-increasing dataset sizes yield a constant challenge for visual analysis, but also new technologies like advances in web-based graphics or augmented and virtual reality open new possibilities.
Therefore, we are happy to announce an open call for submissions to the Computers and Graphics Journal (C&G) Special Section on Molecular Graphics and Visual Analysis of Molecular Data. We invite original research, system, and survey papers that summarize and expand the state of the art in visualization and computer graphics with a strong focus on applications to molecular data.
We solicit several types of submissions:
Journal paper submissions presenting original work within the scope described below.
Survey papers discussing the state-of-the-art topics relevant to MolVA Workshop (tinyurl.com/molva).
Extended and revised versions of full papers, short papers, and surveys that were accepted only for presentation at the MolVA 2021.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts in two cycle review according to the standards of Computers and Graphics Journal. You can find the complete author guidelines at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-graphics/0097-8493/guide-for-authors.
The papers will be accepted either as journal publications or conference-only publications. The journal publications will be published directly in Computers and Graphics journal, while the conference-only papers will be published in EG Digital Library. The conference-only publications will be offered to submit an extended version that will undergo another fully peer-reviewed process and could be still accepted as a journal publication after the workshop.
All accepted papers will be presented at MolVA 2021 Workshop which will be co-located with EuroVis 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland. Therefore, at least one of the authors of an accepted paper will have to register and attend the workshop.
Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
Molecular Graphics & Rendering
Web-based Molecular Graphics & Visualization
Immersive Analytics approaches using, e.g., VR/AR technologies
Visual Analysis of Molecular Data (e.g., molecular structures, biological networks and pathways, or omics data)
Visualization of Dynamic Molecular Data & Large Molecular Systems
Machine-learning approaches for analysis of molecular data
Tools papers describing new molecular visualization tools or novel features in existing tools
Dr. Jan Byška University of Bergen
Prof. Dr. Michael Krone University of Tübingen
Dr. Björn Sommer Royal College of Art
Submission Portal Open 1.10.2020
The submission deadline: 31.1.2021
First Decision notification: 28.2.2021
Final Decision notification: 30.4.2021