Information Visualization is closely related to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) as efficient interaction techniques are the key to develop powerful visualization tools. Researchers in the field of HCI study both: how humans interact with computers and, vice versa, novel technologies that let humans interact with computers.
ISOVIS focuses on a number of specific scientific challenges at the intersection of HCI and InfoVis. First, we research the possibilites of collaboration in InfoVis and develop interactive visualization tools for supporting the collaborative visual analysis of data. Depending on the data to be visualized, this work overlaps in parts with other areas researched by ISOVIS, for example, network visualization. Second, we study novel interaction and tracking devices (such as brain-computer interfaces) and their use in data visualization or evaluation. And finally, we explore the potential of subjective measurements and user emotional awareness in collaborative scenarios, but also in more general visualization applications.