2CO Communicating Complexity's first edition ended successfully last saturday, as participants were finally able to relax at the happy-hour farewell arrivederci aperitivo, after two days of very productive and intense presentations and discussion.
The conference success was made possible by the participation of 24 full papers in the three categories Informative animation, Real-time informative visualization and Info-graphics, and 11 posters in the poster and special 'junior track' sessions. The conference attracted an international audience with participants from USA, UK, Spain, Greece, Poland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, France and Cyprus.
The meeting reached an extraordinary intensity and scientific quality, thanks to the key-note lectures from international top ranking experts, Santiago Ortiz speaking about the Dynamic Visualization of Complex Systems; Paul Wells exploring The Case of Industrial Animation and Michael Stoll presenting Infographics as interfaces to level complexity. Graphic Designer/Animator Dave Daniels captivated the audience with an engaging special guest lecture on Simplifying the Obvious to close on Friday evening.
For those who are interested the book of conference proceedings, the volume is on sale on the publisher's website.
An e-book version of the proceedings in full color will also soon issued.
In the meantime the b/w pdf version of the volume will be available on the conference website in the next few days.
The film documenting some of the crucial phases of the conference, containing interviews with attendees and key speakers is being edited and will be published online shortly.