On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


    We would like to thank you for your participation at the conference and valuable presentations. Special thanks go to workshop leaders for their professionalism and willingness to share knowledge and how some participants have suggested, for the understanding of beginners.


    We would like to express our thanks to Golden Sponsor - Clarivate Analytics for a very professional and understandable scientometrics workshop, and for the hope for changes in the evaluation of humanities and social studies in Poland. We also thank the other sponsors for their contribution to the conference and introduction to the novel forms of scientific communication.


    We sincerely thank the students from the Music School in Toruń for the wonderful performance of the different music repertoire and providing all participants with extraordinary acoustic impressions.


    Information Visualisation - a modern technology and methodology proves its usability in nearly every aspect of human activity: from R & D to business, social sciences and art. InfoVis is a practical knowledge of graphical handling of the big data sets, representing particular aspect of the reality.

    The previous edition of the visualization of information took place in 2015 and was related to computer science. In 2017 we focus on the use of visualization in the humanities, and in particular book- and information sciences, history, cultural studies and the arts. The purpose of this event is to increase awareness about the importance of scientific communication in graphical form among Polish humanists, and integration of academic community for experience exchange in the field of the art of visualization.

    Big data sets cause the need for their presentation in condensed and understandable form. Current mass-data becomes a reality not only in the natural sciences but also in humanities, especially in the social sciences. To explore and analyse these resources, researchers are successfully using advanced visualization methods. Our conference focuses on the areas of knowledge and the intensity of information visualisation use.

    The range of topics includes (not exclusively):

    • visual scientometrics (visualisations in scientometrics),

    • mapping the knowledge,

    • visual history and historiography,

    • sociometry,

    • visual design,

    • vision (cognitive aspects),

    • digital images in the humanities,

    • the art of visualisation.


    Lectures will be combined with workshops, providing the possibility to gain skills in valuable today's world.

    Raphael Ball

    Director of Bibliothek at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

    The end of linear text in scholarly communication?
    After the origin of writing the mediation of complex knowledge was limited since thousands of years to written disclosure of information by linear text. The academic communication mainly uses linear text even with mathematical and scientific facts. For some 20 years, the progressive digitization of science allows the mass to visualize complex relationships and their dissemination without being tied to linear text any more. The externalization of knowledge and the transfer from one person to another can now also be done using alternative techniques. This is nearly a revolution in academic communication. But especially for libraries, this represents a significant challenge, were libraries but aimed for 2,000 years to store and spread scientific results almost exclusively as textual forms.

    Suzana Pasanec Preprotić

    Department of Bookbinding and Packaging at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Zagreb

    Visualization framework in teaching bookbinding at the Faculty of Graphic Arts.

    ICT-based learning (Information and Communication Technology) provide active learning process through enhances student-centred learning approaches, collaborative and participative forms of teaching and learning. Actually teacher has become tutor and supports the active learning process through problems solving and updating the contents for learning. Dialog, writing and “high-order thinking” have got significant importance because ICT learning environmental directly improve communicative learning processes including social network model of thinking. That process can involve focussing on achieving a particular prior outcome (other courses), resolution to understanding all aspects of the issue.

    Yurij Holovatch

    Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv

    Visualizing and understanding complex systems: from transport networks to online role-playing games.

    I make a brief review of two different projects our group has participated in. One concerns empirical analysis and modeling of public transportation networks, another one deals with human behavior in a virtual environment of a massive multiplayer online game. A common feature of these studies which target entirely different, on the first sight, subjects is that in both cases we deal with complex systems of many interacting agents, displaying collective behavior that does not follow trivially from the behaviors of the individual parts. Complex network representation of the above systems facilitates their visualization as well as enables their conceptual understanding and quantitative description.

    Almila Akdag

    Istanbul Şehir Üniversitesi, Universiteit van Amsterdam, New Media Department

    From Thomas Laqueur to Nazim Hikmet; the importance of information visualization for text analysis.

    The birth of Digital Humanities is usually traced back to Roberto Busa, an Italian Jesuit priest who wanted to analyze the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas with linguistic and computational methodologies. In 1946 he started lemmatization of the corpus, which eventually is published after 30 years of work in 1970s in the format of 56 printed volumes. The Index Thomisticus was planned as a tool to facilitate an easier search through Aquinas' corpus.

    During the first decade of what we today call Digital Humanities, text analysis was at the heart of the research agenda. Today, text analysis as a method still occupies the most important topic in the field. Yet, using information visualization as part of this research did not become mainstream. In this talk, I will give a brief history of different visualization techniques that are created specifically for understanding text mining/analysis results better. I will touch upon projects where the aesthetic dimension of information visualization comes to the fore as well. After this brief overview, I will highlight the importance of information visualization to Digital Humanities in general and text analysis in particular by focusing on two distinctly different text-mining projects. The first of these works expands the argument of Thomas Laqueur, a well-known historian and sexologist, on the transformation of how sex is understood in the West. The second project's goal is to capture the essence of the famous Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet's style with text analysis and information visualization.

    Włodzisław Duch

    Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
    Department of Informatics

    Visualization of mind inside the brain.

    Can we see mental processes looking at brain activity? Attempts to represent mental concepts in graphical form have long tradition, starting from Kurt Lewin, The conceptual representation and the measurement of psychological forces (1938), cognitive dynamic movement in phenomenological space. George Kelly in his personal construct psychology (1955) has defined geometry of psychological spaces as alternative to logic. More recently neuroimaging techniques are used with various forms of visualization to help transform neural activations into understandable images, both with real neuroimaging data and computational simulations. Chains of thoughts may be seen in trajectories of neurodynamics. Visualization of memory formation in neural systems will illustrate the process of learning memes, development of conspiracy theories and radicalization of world views.



    Wiesław Babik

    Institute of Information and Library Science, UJ
    Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland


    Ágnes Hajdu Barát

    Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities,
    Institute of Library and Information Science, Hungary


    Kevin Boyack

    SciTech Strategies


    Ewa Głowacka

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Torun, Poland

    Małgorzata Fedorowicz-Kruszewska

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Torun, Poland

    Tülay Fenerci

    Department of Information and Records Management, Ankara University


    Małgorzata Kowalska

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Torun, Poland

    Iryna Kuczma

    EIFL.Net Access Manager


    Peter Ohly



    Zbigniew Osiński

    Institute of Information and Library Science UMCS, Lublin, Poland

    Adam Pawłowski

    Institute of Library and Information Science, University of Wrocław, Poland

    Panayiota Polydoratou

    Department of Library Science and Information Systems ATEI of Thessaloniki


    Andrzej Radomski

    Department of Culture Study UMCS, Lublin, Poland


    Waldemar Rezmer

    Institute of History And Archival Sciences NCU, Torun, Poland

    Stanisław Roszak

    Institute of History And Archival Sciences NCU, Torun, Poland

    Richard Smiraglia

    iSchool at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

    Knowledge Organization Research Group

    Marzena Świgoń

    Institute of History and International Relations UWM, Olsztyn, Poland

    Yaşar Tonta​

    Department of Information Management (ISchool), Hacettepe University



    Veslava Osińska

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Torun, Poland

    Piotr Malak

    Institute of Information and Library Science, University of Wrocław, Poland

    Bożena Bednarek-Michalska

    Nicolaus Copernicus University Library, Torun, Poland

    Przemysław Krysiński

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Torun, Poland

    Grzegorz Osiński

    Institute of Computer Science WSKSiM, Torun, Poland

    Julita Niedźwiecka

    WSB University in Torun, Poland

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Poland

    Karol Ebertowski

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Poland

    Katarzyna Jarczewska-Walendziak

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Poland

    Weronika Kortas

    Institute of Information Science and Book Studies NCU, Poland



    • December 11, 2016 - deadline for abstracts submission
    • December 15, 2016 - notification of acceptance
    • February 10, 2017 - deadline for registration without presentation
    • February 10, 2017 - deadline for conference fee payment
    • March 22, 2017 - deadline for sending manuscripts

    After a double-blind peer review the papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Qualifying papers will be considered for publication in IGI Global: International Publisher of Progressive Academic Research.


    Besides traditional 15-minutes presentations in Polish or English, we consider a session of short 7-minutes speech (ignite talk) for a brief description of research and visualising results.



    Submissions should be sent to:
    Veslava Osinska wieo@umk.pl or Piotr Malak piotr.malak@uwr.edu.pl


    Conference fees:

    The cost of participation in the conference is 120Eu (till 20 January 2017), and 150 Eu (after the deadline). Please make payments to the account:

    Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
    Bank Millennium S.A. w Warszawie
    45 1160 2202 0000 0000 3174 8579
    note: Wizualizacja Informacji, name and surname




    Collegium Humanisticum NCU in Torun, Bojarskiego 1.



    We recommend list of hotels for participants of conference.


    We would like to present our list of workshops. Workshops will be provided by leading experts, in modern computer labs (positions 12-15 sets).


    Minister Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego

    Pan Jarosław Gowin

    Prezydent Miasta Torunia

    Michał Zaleski

    Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

    w Toruniu

    Narodowe Centrum Nauki

    International Society Knowledge Organization


    Clarivate Analytics

    Bain & Company


    Aklen. Individo.pl

    Stowarzyszenie EBIB