VLC08 Special Track on Sketch Computing

The International Workshop on Visual Language Computing (VLC 2008) will host a Special Session on Sketch Computing to take into account the growing interest of the research community into the definition of new and natural ways for interacting with pen-based computing devices such as handheld PDAs, tablet PCs, interactive blackboards, etc. The goal of this session is to establish and explore the main research areas involving sketch interactions. Graduate students, and junior faculty/researchers are particularly invited to present their research work.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- sketch recognition and matching,
- sketch semantics,
- interactive sketch-based interfaces,
- sketch-based retrieval systems
- sketch programming
- sketch-based tools (bioinformatics, e-learning, etc.)

Submission guidelines

All the submitted papers will be reviewed by the international Program Committee members. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of DMS2008. 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 via email to gencos@unisa.it (Prof. Gennaro Costagliola). MS document and PDF formats are preferable.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 20 April 2008 (Firm)
Decision notification: 15 May 2008
Camera-ready copy: 15 June 2008
Early registration: 15 June 2008