VLC 2013 : 2013 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
Call For Papers
VLC 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
in conjunction with
The 19th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
Brighton, United Kingdom, August 8 to 10, 2013
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 2013 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms13.html).
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.
The following topics are of special interest:
Ambient Information Interaction
Automated Generation and Layout of Visualisations
Computer-Assisted Visual Art and Design
Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities
Human-Machine Interface Design
Human Vision Systems and Models
Parallel/Distributed/Neural Computing and Representations for Visual Information
Pictorial Databases and Information Systems
Sketch and Gesture based design
Sketch and Gesture based interaction with data
Software to Support the use of Visual Languages
Visual and Spatial/Temporal Reasoning
Visual Computing for Expert Communities
Visual Computing in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Visual Computing on Sensed Data
Visualization of Computational Processes
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
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 2013. 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 2013 paper submission page: http://conf.ksi.edu/vlc2013/submit/SubmitPaper.php (submission site will be open Jan 1, 2013).
Paper submission due: April 29, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2013
Camera-ready copy: June 15, 2013
Early conference registration due: June 15, 2013
GENERAL CO-CHAIRS (tentative)
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