TopoInVis 2019: Software and Applications

Topology-based methods are of increasing importance in visual analysis of data from a wide variety of scientific domains, each involving its own challenges. Typical challenges of topology-based techniques include dealing with large, complex, and time-dependent data, characterizing noise and uncertainty, as well as developing efficient and robust numerical methods.

TopoInVis has developed into a well-established and important workshop in the field of topological methods in visualization. It welcomes fully developed visualization solutions based on topology as well as more foundational work in the field of topological data analysis. The workshop in Sweden, to be held at the Blommenhof Hotel in Nyköping during June 17-19, 2019, is the 8th in a row of very successful workshops (Slovakia in 2005, Germany in 2007, USA in 2009, Switzerland in 2011, USA in 2013, Germany in 2015, and Japan in 2017). It will be held in an open atmosphere of informal discussions, open exchange, and personal interaction.

This year, the focus of the workshop will be on software for topological data analysis and its applications. In addition, we plan to have a one-day software hackathon and tutorial using TTK on the day before the workshop (June 16, 2019), where everybody is invited to participate.


  • Scalar/vector/tensor/multi-field topology
  • Topology of point sets and cell complexes
  • Theoretical models
  • Combinatorial methods and robustness
  • Multi-scale representation models
  • Time-dependent methods
  • Feature extraction
  • Lagrangian coherent structures
  • Topology-based denoising and simplification
  • Topological similarity and correlation
  • User interfaces and visualization
  • Domain-specific interpretation of topological constructs and results
  • Efficiency of topological algorithms
  • Open implementations of topological algorithms

We welcome contribution as full-papers, extended abstracts, and posters. We also invite previously published work for presentation only. All submissions will be peer-reviewed before the workshop, and must be presented at the workshop. We are planning to publish all accepted papers in the Mathematics + Visualization series of Springer, after a mandatory revision incorporating reviewer comments and discussions at the workshop. The call for the Springer series will additionally include papers based on accepted extended abstracts, as well as novel submissions, both with an additional review cycle. Instructions for submission are available here.

Important Dates

  • April 15, 2019    April 22, 2019: New submission deadline for full papers and extended abstracts!
  • May 20, 2019: Author notification
  • May 30, 2019: Early registration deadline
  • June 17-19, 2019: TopoInVis 2019 workshop

Program Chairs (alphabetic order)

  • Ingrid Hotz (Linköping, Sweden)
  • Talha Bin Masood (Linköping, Sweden)
  • Filip Sadlo (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • Julien Tierny (Sorbonne University, France)

International Program Committee (alphabetic order)

  • Georges-Pierre Bonneau (INRIA Grenoble, France)
  • Peer-Timo Bremer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Roxana Bujack (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Hamish Carr (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Guoning Chen (University of Houston, USA)
  • Leila De Floriani (Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy)
  • Pawel Dlotko (Swansea University, UK)
  • Issei Fujishiro (Keio University, Japan)
  • Christoph Garth (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Hans Hagen (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Hans-Christian Hege (Zuse Institute Berlin, Germany)
  • Christian Heine (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Vitaliy Kurlin (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Heike Leitte (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Joshua Levine (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Vijay Natarajan (Indian Institute of Science, India)
  • Valerio Pascucci (University of Utah, USA)
  • Konrad Polthier (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Martina Scolamiero (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Gerik Scheuermann (University of Leipzig, Germany)
  • Shigeo Takahashi (University of Aizu, Japan)
  • Holger Theisel (University of Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Xavier Tricoche (Purdue University, USA)
  • Bei Wang (University of Utah, USA)
  • Gunther Weber (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Tino Weinkauf (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Alexander Wiebel (Hochschule Worms, Germany)
  • Thomas Wischgoll (Wright State University, USA)
  • Eugene Zhang (Oregon State University, USA)


The workshop will take place during June 17-19, 2019 at the Blommenhof Hotel in Nyköping, Sweden.

For more information check out the details on venue location and accommodation.


Registration portal is now open! You can register either for TopoInVis workshop, TTK hackathon or both. The early registration deadline is May 30, 2019. For more information check out the details here.

Invited Speakers

Further information regarding the invited speakers will be provided soon.

Organization & Contact