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Best Paper Awards

Best paper and honorable mention awards are selected per conference track by a dedicated committee of experienced community members. Both awards recognize outstanding work from the pool of accepted papers in each conference track. Best paper committees use a variety of criteria to select the best paper including potential impact to the community, the importance of any results obtained, technical challenges overcome, etc.

VAST

Best Paper Award

FlowSense: A Natural Language Interface for Visual Data Exploration within a Dataflow System
Authors: Bowen Yu, Claudio Silva

Best Paper Honorable Mention

NNVA: Neural Network Assisted Visual Analysis of Yeast Cell Polarization Simulation
Authors: Subhashis Hazarika, Haoyu Li, Ko-Chih Wang, Han-Wei Shen, Ching-Shan Chou

Supporting Analysis of Dimensionality Reduction Results with Contrastive Learning
Authors: Takanori Fujiwara, Oh-Hyun Kwon, Kwan-Liu Ma

InfoVis

Best Paper Award

Data Changes Everything: Challenges and Opportunities in Data Visualization Design Handoff
Authors: Jagoda Walny, Christian Frisson, Mieka West, Doris Kosminsky, Søren Knudsen, Sheelagh Carpendale, Wesley Willett

Best Paper Honorable Mention

The Perceptual Proxies of Visual Comparison
Authors: Nicole Jardine, Brian D. Ondov, Niklas Elmqvist, Steven Franconeri

SciVis

Best Paper Award

InSituNet: Deep Image Synthesis for Parameter Space Exploration of Ensemble Simulations
Authors: Wenbin He, Junpeng Wang, Hanqi Guo, Ko-Chih Wang, Han-Wei Shen, Mukund Raj, Youssef S. G. Nashed, Tom Peterka

Best Paper Honorable Mention

Progressive Wasserstein Barycenters of Persistence Diagrams
Authors: Jules Vidal, Joseph Budin, Julien Tierny

Toward Localized Topological Data Structures: Querying the Forest for the Tree
Authors: Pavol Klacansky, Attila Gyulassy, Peer-Timo Bremer, Valerio Pascucci

Short Papers Awards

Best Paper Award

Periphery Plots for Contextualizing Heterogeneous Time-Based Charts
Authors: Bryce Morrow, Trevor Manz, Arlene E. Chung, Nils Gehlenborg, David Gotz

Best Paper Honorable Mention

Graph-assisted Visualization of Microvascular Networks
Authors: Pavel Govyadinov, Tasha Womack, Jason Eriksen, David Mayerich, Guoning Chen

Learning Vis Tools: Teaching Data Visualization Tutorials
Authors: Leo Yu-Ho Lo, Yao Ming, Huamin Qu