The IEEE VIS 2015 Arts Program, or VISAP'15, showcases innovative artwork and research that explores the exciting and increasingly prominent intersections between art and visualization. Through a dedicated papers track and an exhibition that run concurrently with the IEEE 2015 VIS conference, the Arts Program aims to foster new thinking, discussion, and collaboration between artists, designers, technologists, visualization scientists, and others working at the intersection of these fields. Submissions to VISAP'15 are due on June 26th; the theme for the Call for Papers and Artworks this year is Data Improvisations.

VISAP'15 runs for two weeks from October 19th through October 30th at two locations in Chicago, Illinois. During the main IEEE VIS 2015 conference (October 25th-30th), events will take place at the historic Palmer House Hotel and at the LeRoy Neiman Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both located in downtown Chicago. Additionally, the LeRoy Neiman Center will be open to the general public for viewing the VISAP'15 art installations the week before and during the IEEE VIS conference.

The artworks and the papers were selected through a rigorous peer review process. Submissions were evaluated on quality and relevance to the IEEE VIS community by a program committee made up of experts in visualization and media arts. In 2015, the acceptance rate for artworks was 14.75%; the acceptance rate for papers was 25%.