Visualization publications dataset

We are making available a dataset that contains information on IEEE Visualization (IEEE VIS) publications from 1990-2018. The dataset includes a variety of information about each paper including title, authors, DOI, etc., as well as a list of the citations to other previous VIS papers. To download the dataset open the Google spreadsheet through the button below and choose File->Download as. If you spot errors in the dataset feel free to leave a comment in the respective cells. We will try to maintain and fix the spreadsheet.

Current version: 8.02

Existing Visualizations about the Dataset

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CiteVis2 , CiteMatrix, VisLists & VisLists : Panpan Xu, Chad Stolper, Anand Sainath, John Stasko

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Paper quest - Ponsard et al. (link to paper pdf)

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KeyVis - Isenberg et al. (link to paper pdf)


If you use this dataset or the image above we would appreciate a citation.

Petra Isenberg, Florian Heimerl, Steffen Koch, Tobias Isenberg, Panpan Xu, Chad Stolper, Michael Sedlmair, Jian Chen, Torsten Möller, and John Stasko. A Metadata Collection about IEEE Visualization (VIS) Publications. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 23(9):2199–2206, September 2017. (doi: 10.1109/TVCG.2016.2615308)

(pdf) (doi)

  author      = {Petra Isenberg and Florian Heimerl and Steffen Koch and Tobias Isenberg and Panpan Xu and Chad Stolper and Michael Sedlmair and Jian Chen and Torsten M{\"o}ller and John Stasko},
  title       = { A Metadata Collection about {IEEE} Visualization ({VIS}) Publications},
  journal     = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  year        = {2017},
  volume      = {23},
  number      = {9},
  month       = sep,
  pages       = {2199--2206},
  doi         = {10.1109/TVCG.2016.2615308},
  doi_url     = {},
  url         = {},
  url2        = {},
  pdf         = {},

IEEE VIS 2017 Presentation

The conference presentation by Petra Isenberg