ESF Research Conferences

ESF-LiU Conference

Images and Visualisation: Imaging Technology, Truth and Trust

17-21 September 2012

Norrköping, Sweden

Chaired by:
Brigitte Nerlich, University of Nottingham, UK, Director, Leverhulme Programme: Making Science Public
Andrew Balmer, University of Manchester, UK
Annamaria CarusiUniversity of Copenhagen, DK

To reach the Organising Committee webpage, click HERE


Both Leonardo da Vinci and John Constable claimed that painting is a science. This science has been explored extensively in traditional aesthetics and art
history. Given recent advances in science and visual engineering, creating images for science, of science and for the translation (interpretation) of science has become at one and the same time commonplace, even easy, and even more scientific.
The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from across the natural and social sciences, with curators, artists, producers and users of images based on advanced visual engineering. By exploring emerging challenges at the interface between advanced visualisation technologies, truth and trust we want to stimulate talk, interaction and collaboration between the arts, humanities and (natural, medical, engineering, computer) sciences, in a context where both science and (visual) art are increasingly converging and, at the same time, disciplinary boundaries still separate those working across them.
To learn more about this conference, click HERE

Conference flyer (PDF - 90 KB) Last updated 06-June-2012.
Many thanks for passing it on to your colleagues and contacts to whom this conference would be of interest.

List of accepted posters (PDF) Last updated 13-September-2012.

List of accepted Short Talks (PDF) Last updated 13-September-2012.


Registration Form

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the provided registration form.

If you have applied and you have not yet received a notification, please contact the conference officer Miss Caroline Nsenda.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 01 August 2012

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 3 September 2012 

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes basic expenses that occur during the event but no accomodation.

Basic expenses comprise:

  • registration and meeting costs;
  • all meals, coffee breaks and drinks included;
  • participation at the conference dinner;
  • Excursion (tbc)

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee (included accommodation) and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners - accomodation included0 €
Non-residential grantConference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners - accomodation not included0 €
Early Bird/ Assited

Registration and payment by 01 August 2012no accomodation

395 €
Registration and payment until 31 August 2012 - no accomodation495 €

Practical Information

The conference will take place on the university campus of Norrköping.
Norrköping is situated in southern Sweden, 160km south of Stockholm. Norrköping boasts a geographical location for both people and companies accentuated by an efficient transport hub featuring the railway, a net of highways, the airport and the second largest port, measured by the value of the cargo handled. There are around 130 000 inhabitant.

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference is available on the Practical Information page

Please note that accomodation is not provided in the conference package.

Useful information about accomodation in Norrköping can be found on the website of the Norrköping Tourism Office:

A blog has been created to encourage potential participants to get in touch and share transport and accommodation tips and advice. Please visit and make good use of it!

Participants are encouraged to browse the following blogs as their content is relevant to the conference topic and can be considered as supporting reading:

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ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Caroline Nsenda Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2024
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 12-385 in any correspondence.