VisCHI will bring together experts and users of scientific and data visualization as well as computer-human interaction technologies. The conference will highlight the research that has been conducted in Qatar within these specific areas with the aim of raising awareness globally and locally. The program includes local and international academics and industry experts as invited speakers, a poster competition, and a hackathon.
The poster competition is an opportunity for students and researchers of Education City to present cutting-edge research involving visualization, visual digital design, and computer-human interaction. The hackathon is a programming and visualization design contest in which participants are asked to disseminate real-world data in order to gain insights and ask domain-specific questions about the data.
Two weeks prior to the conference, participants will attend a series of evening lectures, which will provide them with the skills necessary to design an effective visualization using programs such as ParaView.
Both the poster competition and hackathon will be judged by an international jury and the best entries will be recognized at the main event. All participants will be awarded certificates of attendance for the main event.
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. A homegrown research and graduate studies, the university acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.
Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.
HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.
At HBKU our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact on the development of nations.
More information at www.hbku.edu.qa
Qatar Foundation’s flagship initiative is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world's leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers. Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.
Total number of students across our universities and schools: 8,000+
Universities located in Education City: 9
Schools as part of our pre-university education network: 11
More information at https://www.qf.org.qa/education/education-city
Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 square kilometer peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.
Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.
Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.
Population: 2.69 million
Area: 11,500 sq. km
Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
More information at https://www.visitqatar.qa