A Call for Papers and Projects
The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) is calling for papers and projects for publication on its online journal The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM).
PJIM is a new academic journal and online forum for the purpose of sharing knowledge about information mapping and its related disciplines (e.g. information design, data/knowledge visualization, taxonomies, data analytics, informatics, information systems, interface design, etc.).
PJIM focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualization. With each issue, the Journal aims to present novel ideas and approaches that advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through visual, engineering, and cognitive methods.
We are interested in publishing original essays, academic manuscripts, interactive and non-interactive projects, and project documentation that address representation, processing, and communication of information.
PJIM encourages interdisciplinary thinking and approaches. We are open to submissions regarding, but not limited to, the following disciplines:
• Visual analysis and interpretation,
• Social, political, or economic discourse surrounding information, distribution and use,
• Cognition, thinking, and learning,
• Visual and perceptual literacy,
• Historical uses of information in imagery, and
PJIM is a quarterly digital publication.
The premier issue of PJIM will focus on the concepts of “information mapping”, “information design”, and “knowledge visualization”. The goal is to identify and share key insights towards clarifying the definition and use of these often overlapping terminologies.
PJIM accepts original, previously unpublished writings. If the writing was published elsewhere, the submitter must acquire a copyright release or transfer forms from all publishers. We accept submissions in the following styles:
• Traditional academic manuscripts that share empirical, methodological, and/or applied findings;
• Research-based academic essays with proper citations;
• Research- and/or interview-based articles; and
• Interactive and non-interactive projects, accompanied by project documentations.
PJIM does not accept “advertorials” or case studies of companies or commercial products.
Please submit 250-word abstracts or project descriptions by November 5, 2008.
The deadline for full submission of papers or projects is December 8, 2008.
For more information and submission guidelines, visit http://piim.newschool.edu/journal or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parsons Institute for Information Mapping (PIIM) is a Research, Development, and Professional Services facility within The New School and located in New York City. PIIM’s mission is to advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through academic and commercial pursuits.
PIIM researchers and staff disseminate their expertise in information categorization, knowledge representation, information taxonomy development, information logic and ranking/scoring, knowledge visualization, and Graphic User Interface (GUI) and User Experience Design (UXD) by developing powerful tools and methods for decision makers and analysts. PIIM’s work seeks to increase decision maker and analyst cognition of complex data sets via efficient experiences and visualizations.
In both its own research and in its engagements with government agencies, corporations and other organizations, PIIM pushes the boundaries of information, engineering and visual design to develop new ways of thinking about information - and to build and deliver corresponding real world solutions.