The aim of VASS2016 is to promote learning and networking in the emerging field of Visual Analytics. Over four days, international researchers and expert practitioners will lead students through a series of lectures, hands-on group exercises and software lab classes in: Reasoning and Sensemaking, Visualization Design and Data Analytics. A single, modest registration fee (students £200, non-students £400) covers hotel accommodation, lunch each day and a social dinner. Delegates should note we will be video recording teaching sessions, including student reports from group exercises, and these will be made freely available on the web. Students will also be asked to sign a IP waiver relating to ideas generated during the event.