Sunday, December 16, 2012

[DMANET] CfP: International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC) 2013

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2013 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing
Holiday Inn, Brighton - Seafront, United Kingdom, August 8 to 10, 2013

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
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.

Aesthetic Computing
Ambient Information Interaction
Automated Generation and Layout of Visualisations
Biomedical Imagery
Computer-Assisted Visual Art and Design
Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities
Gestural Computing
Human-Machine Interface Design
Human Vision Systems and Models
Parallel/Distributed/Neural Computing and Representations for Visual
Pictorial Databases and Information Systems
Scientific Visualization
Sketch and Gesture based design
Sketch and Gesture based interaction with data
Sketch Recognition
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
Visual Languages
Visual Programming
Visualization of Computational Processes

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: (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

Conference listed by
Dr Jim Burton
Lecturer in Computing
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics
University of Brighton

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