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VLC 2012 : 2012 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing


When Aug 9, 2012 - Aug 11, 2012
Where Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, USA
Submission Deadline Apr 29, 2012
Notification Due May 31, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2012
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Call For Papers

The paper submission deadline for VLC2012
is extended to Midnight EST, April 29, 2012.
However in exceptional cases, we may
provide short extensions to authors who may need
a few more days to finalize their work.


2012 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
in conjunction with
The 18th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
Eden Roc Renaissance, Miami Beach, USA August 9 - August 11, 2012

Theme: Effectiveness of Visual Languages

Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Visual languages mediate human and computer interaction. For some visual languages this mediation is straightforward; using a mouse to access a drop-down menu is well-known to computer users. For others, this mediation can be enriched via sketch and gesture recognition. This is made possible by advances in commodity hardware. More formal visual languages allow experts to accurately specify complex systems, such as software architecture or chemical molecules. A visual language can also encompass complex human-computer interaction such as navigating a set of semantically linked videos. Indeed, precision of semantics underlies visual languages and computation.

Aspects of visual computing are multi-faceted in goals that are to be achieved during information or language design. The following represents a short list of qualities that are of importance to the study within visual computing: efficiency, aesthetics, pleasure, emotion, engagement, immersion, collaboration, and culture. Aspects of art, engineering, and science play key roles where certain practitioners focus on design and engineering of visual interactions whereas others analyze and study these interactions (i.e., science).

The International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing will explore these issues, and will be held in conjunction with the 2012 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (

For this year's special theme we request high-quality submissions on visual languages that increase the efficacy of various tasks, or on the effectiveness of visual languages themselves. In addition to the special theme, we continue to solicit papers on all aspects and approaches to visual languages and computing, including interactive visual computing, computer-empowered visual computing, human-empowered visual computing, transformation algorithms for visual computing, and visual languages for visual computing.

Submissions that address research and development on the above and other related topics are strongly encouraged. All the submitted papers will be reviewed by the international Program Committee members. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of DMS 2012. A selection of the best papers will be invited for subsequent publication in a special issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing. Papers of up to six (6) IEEE double-column pages should be submitted electronically via the VLC 2012 paper submission page: (submission site will be open Jan 1, 2012).

Paper submission due: April 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2012
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2012
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2012

Levent Burak Kara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

A. J. Delaney, University of Brighton, UK; PC co-chair
Metin Sezgin, Koc University, Turkey; PC co-chair

J. Burton, University of Brighton, UK


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