OzViz 2018 at EPICentre UNSW

OzViz Workshop 2018 will be hosted by EPICentre at UNSW's Art and Design campus in Paddington on 22-23 November 2018.

OzViz is an informal get­together for researchers from around Australia and New Zealand to discuss Scientific Visualisation. It's an opportunity to meet with peers, see what the hot topics are and what is happening across Australia. 

It's a great opportunity to see new work in data visualisation, gain new ideas and techniques, meet others working in data visualisation, and to initiate future collaboration. We encourage participants to present and share a range of work such as on­going research, works ­in ­progress, visualisation breakdowns, student projects and finished projects.

Registration is now open. Please register to get your tickets : https://ozviz2018.eventbrite.com.au


EPICentre is a pioneering visualisation facility that builds on decades of UNSW expertise in the design of interactive virtual environments and applications. It forges new territory in integrated thinking (artistic and scientific) to accelerate human understanding of complex datasets and ultra-scale imagery. Focused on inter-disciplinary science, EPICentre:

  • Advances new paradigms for scientific discovery (leading to scientific break-throughs)
  • Develops an immersive pedagogy for teaching and learning (learning while doing) (leading to powerful new educational tools and learning outcomes, driving down costs)
  • Engages public through the creation of unique user experiences (transforming public understand leading to healthier communities)
  • Creates powerful decision making tools for policymakers 

EPICentre website : EPICentre

OzViz 2018 will be held at UNSW's Art & Design campus in Paddington, Sydney. Presentations will be held in the lecture theatre EG02, and visualisations will be shown in EPICentre in C-Block, and the VR demos will be next door in D-Block.

Google maps reference for campus : UNSW Art & Design

The brief program is available at OzViz 2018 Program

The full program with abstracts and presenter bios is available at OzViz 2018 Full Program

We will be holding an Art+Science competition in the EPICylinder. You are invited to submit your best high-res image for display in the EPICylinder. 


* You must have all rights to the image. Authorship/Credit must be given.

* The submitted image should be recently created (2017 or 2018)

* Images should be 26,880 by 4,320 pixels in png or jpg format. 

* If you wish to submit a stereo image, please submit 2 images with "-left" and "-right" suffixes. eg "cosmos-left.png" and "cosmos-right.png"

* To submit, please host your file(s) on a file sharing service (eg. CloudStor, OneDrive etc) and send :

    - the link to the files;
    - the author(s);
    - a title;
    - (optional) 1 - 2 sentence description of the work;

to OzViz2018@groups.unsw.edu.au

Entries must be submitted by 5pm Wed 21 Nov.

This year OzViz will be cohosted with 2 other great visualisation conferences on the preceding 2 days. You should definitely consider coming along to these as well:

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided for the 2 days of the conference. For lunch, there is a cafe on campus that does good food and coffee, and there are a number of other places within a short walk of campus. Attendees will need to pay for their own lunches.

OzViz Workshop dinner will be held on Thursday evening at Una's schnitzel house in Darlinghurst. Places are limited, if you would like to come then please reserve your spot here :

Please note that this is just to reserve a spot - attendees will need to pay for their own dinner (and beer).

UNSW Art & Design is located in Paddington, Sydney, just off Oxford St. Google maps reference for campus : UNSW Art & Design

There are plenty of buses that run along Oxford St from the city, as well as from Bondi Junction.

From the Airport you have basically 3 options :
  • Taxi / Uber : Depending on traffic should take 20-40 minutes, and cost $30 - $40
  • Train : You can get a train from the Domestic Terminal to Museum Station ($17) and then a bus up Liverpool/Oxford St ($2.50)
  • Bus : It's not so well known, but the cheapest option by far. You can get the 400 bus from the Airport towards Bondi Junction, then get the 333 bus from Bondi Junction down Oxford St. If you've got plenty of time (and not a lot of luggage to carry around) it can be a good way to do a bit of a tour on the trip from the Airport.

The Arts hotel is super convenient and right next to campus : Arts Hotel. We've got a Promo Code 'ARTSCON' which can be used to get the following rates :

Standard Double/Twin Room at $170 per night, or a Garden Double/Twin Room at $190 , room only. Please note the quoted rates do not apply for a shorter stay or different dates.

Other options would be:
  • Around Kings Cross - good night life and walkable to campus
  • City - the 333 bus goes from Circular Quay right past campus
  • Bondi Beach - again the 333 bus goes from Bondi Beach right past campus. Get up early, go for a jog/swim, then get the bus in. I think this would be my option : )

Parking is difficult around Paddington, and there is no general car park on campus. The local parking inspectors are, shall we say, efficient at their chosen vocation. I would recommend using public transport if possible.

Organising Committee

Rob Lawther

Luc Betbeder-Matibet

Program Committee

Andrew Woods

Paul Bourke

Derek Gerstmann

To contact the organisers, please email ozviz2018@groups.unsw.edu.au 

Rob Lawther,
Oct 8, 2018, 7:05 PM