SummerViz 2017
Australian Summer School on Data Visualization


Data Visualization is one of the most powerful ways we have for understanding data and communicating insights to your audience. We are pleased to announce SummerViz, the first Australian Summer School on Data Visualization. If you are an Honours, Masters or PhD student who is about to start a research project in data visualization this is definitely the school for you. It will also suit PostDoc researchers who are moving into data viz.

Morning lectures by leading researchers will cover the basics of data visualization followed by hands on studio classes which introduce the most popular tools and design methodologies. For the rest of the day you will get to know your fellow students by working on a group project with a prize at the end of the week for the best visualization.

The school will be held at Monash University in Melbourne and include a tour of the CAVE2™ hybrid 2D and 3D virtual reality environment as well as a trip to see the innovative research visualization projects at Monash sensiLab.

If you are interested in attending you will need to complete an expression of interest (see also Registration).

CAVE2 is a trademark of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

Dates and Location

The first Australian Summer School on Data Visualization will take place from 30 January 2017 to 3 February 2017 at Clayton Campus of Monash University, Australia.

More detailed information can be found here.


  Sun Jan 29 Mon Jan 30 Tue Jan 31 Wed Feb 1 Thu Feb 2 Fri Feb 3
9:00am - 12:00pm Welcome, Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Arrival Hands on
(studio class),
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(studio classes)
Hands on
(studio classes)
Work on
group projects
Group presentations, Farewell
4:00pm - 6:00pm Arrival Work on
group projects
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group projects
Work on
group projects
Work on
group projects
evening Arrival SummerViz Reception at sensiLab Work on
group projects
SummerViz Dinner Work on
group projects

The morning lectures will cover topics such as History & Future of Data Visualization, Data Visualization: What, Why & How, Scientific Visualization, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality, Data Visualization Research Methodology, and Visual Analytics.
The afternoon studio classes will cover software tools and methods such as 5 design sheet methodology, R, D3, ParaView, and Unity.

More detailed information can be found here.


A number of rooms will be made available through Monash Residential Services (MRS) in walking distance to the main venue of the summer school.
Single rooms provided by MRS offer basic student accommodation with shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities.
The costs of accommodation will be covered by registration B and includes breakfast at the Halls Cafe.


Registration for SummerViz 2017 is a two stage process. The number of spots is limited.

Stage 1 - Expression of interest 04/11/2016 to 30/11/2016 11:59pm GMT

Confirmation/Rejection of participation will be sent on 08/12/2016.

Stage 2 - Payment of registration fee 09/12/2016 to 16/12/2016 11:59pm GMT for confirmed participants

Confirmed participants of SummerViz 2017 are required to pay a registration fee. There is two types of registration both cover participation, summer school dinner, reception, and transportation

Participants of SummerViz 2017 will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Funding Acknowledgments

Support for SummerViz 2017 is kindly provided by

Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Australia
CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and
Industrial Research Organisation)
, Australia
Unity Technologies, USA Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC), Australia

Organizing Committee

Justin Baker, CSIRO (Australia)
David Barnes, Monash University (Australia)
Tobias Czauderna, Monash University (Australia)
Tim Dwyer, Monash University (Australia)
Jon McCormack, Monash University (Australia)
Kim Marriott, Monash University (Australia)
Bruce Thomas, University of South Australia (Australia)

Contact: Tobias Czauderna