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// WELCOME TO EUROVIS 2019

The 21st edition of EuroVis will be organized in Porto, Portugal. The EuroVis 2019 will be hosted by the GPCG, the Portuguese chapter of Eurographics, in association with INESC-ID Lisboa and INESC-TEC. EuroVis is the annual Visualization Conference organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). It has been a Eurographics and IEEE co-supported international visualization symposium held in Europe annually since 1999, has a conference since 2012.

The exciting and vibrant field of Visualization is an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. In general, our ability to collect, store, and archive data vastly exceed our ability to derive useful knowledge and insight from it. This is a ubiquitous problem. Data visualization is key to gaining an understanding of large, complex data sets by exploiting the human visual system. Data visualization leverages computer graphics in order to provide a visual overview, explore, analyze, and present phenomena which are often difficult to understand.

The objective of the EuroVis conference is to create and strengthen connections between visualization researchers and practitioners, to foster collaborations, and to draw more researchers in Europe to enter this rapidly growing area of research. EuroVis has an expanded scope to include all areas of visualization and a steadily more wide-spread visibility that allows achieving a more wide-spread impact.