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20th-21st August 2018

From August 20th-21st, 2018, data professionals, researchers, innovators, industry experts, companies and policy experts in all disciplines from across the globe will convene in Kenya for the  first VizAfrica 2018 Visualization Symposium. The theme of this symposium is:

‘Advancing Multi-disciplinary Data, Information and Scientific Visualization for Strategic and Sustainable Development’.

VizAfrica 2018 provides a visualization-focused forum for visualization and graphics practitioners, welcoming all areas of visualization research: data, information, scientific visualization, and visual analytics. VizAfrica 2018 will also include a PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING that will take place from 13th-17th of August 2018.

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and practical applications in all areas of visualization including those involving mixing of visualization and graphics, and cutting-edge techniques for big data visualization. All submitted papers will go through a review process. All papers accepted by VizAfrica 2018 Symposium on Visualization will be documented in Viz Africa website and published in the iCEOD Digital Library.

Selected research papers of outstanding quality will be invited to submit an extended version to the Data Science Journal of CODATA (http://www.codata.org/publications/data-science-journal) or  Journal of Advanced Simulation in Science and Engineering ( http://www.jsst.jp/j/jasse/ ) or  Journal of Visualization ( http://www.springer.com/engineering/mechanics/journal/12650 ).

iCEOD Open Data Portal supported by IBM will be Launched by the Chief Guest of Honour during opening of the conference.

The VizAfrica 2018 symposium  consist of four tracks each having at least one session:

  • Research Track: New research ideas on the development and application of data, information and scientific visualization techniques.
  • Industry Track: Current use of data, information and Scientific visualization applied to solve real problems in the industry
  • Keynote Speeches Track: Invited talks given by leading practitioners and domain experts in private sector, government, and academia
  • Panel discussions Track: Selected leading practitioners and domain experts in private sector, government, and academia will give lightning Talks and thereafter engage discussions with delegates in attendance

The Symposium tracks consist session(s) drawn from the following:

Registration Fee

Students

100

USD

Lunch Inclusive

Accomodation not included

Researchers

100

USD

Lunch Inclusive

Accomodation not included

Corporates

200

USD

Lunch Inclusive

Accomodation not Included

Exhibitors

1000

USD

One Exhibition Stand

Lunch Inclusive

Accomodation not Included

Venues

  • iPIC Building
  • SAJOREC
  • iPIC Building
  • Main Assembly Hall
  • AICAD

Hosted By

Sponsorship Opportunities

We cannot do this alone – we need your support. We believe that all sectors have a role to play in advancing data, information and scientific visualization agenda, and we are committed to bringing together diverse players with unique expertise, capabilities, and resources. Our sponsorship opportunities reflect this. 

PLATINUM

SPONSOR

(Conference co-host)

US$ 10,000

  • – Organizing committee membership
  • – Co-sponsor a plenary session (excluding opening and closing)
  • – Speaking opportunity on opening or closing plenary
  • – Media opportunity (TBD based on announcement)
  • – Co-branding of gala dinner
  • – Branding on website, social media channels and communications materials
  • – Exhibition booth
  • – Materials inserted in conference bag
  • – 10 conference passes 

GOLD

Sponsor

US$ 5000

  • -Organizing committee membership
  • – Sponsor an official track or host a round-table on topic of choice (must be approved by the       organizing committee and cannot occur concurrently with any of the main sessions)
  • – Media opportunity (TBD based on announcement)
  • – Branding on website, social media channels and communications materials
  • – Exhibition booth
  • – Materials inserted in conference bag
  • – 6 conference passes 

SILVER

SPONSOR

US$ 2500

  • – Guaranteed spot as sponsor of one of conference scientific tracks
  • – Exhibition booth
  • – Materials inserted in conference bag
  • Branding on website and key materials
  • – 5 conference passes 

If your organization is interested in participating as a sponsor of VizAfrica 2018, choose a package that meets your particular objectives and CONTACT US at: vizsymposium@jkuat.ac.ke

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