Visual Semantics

Special Session in VLC 2009 International Workshop

The 15th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'09)

Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA, September 10 – September 12, 2009


In more and more applications, a drawing is worth 1000 words: indeed, in some cases, it is interesting to provide not only visual query languages, but also visual outputs. The role of visual semantics known also as graphic semiology is to study and provide methodologies for designing or understanding drawings, and especially in our case, computer-generated drawings.

Visual semantics can be found not only in information technologies, but also in various domains such as highway codes, marketing, poster design, fine arts and so on. In other words, this workshop will try to make cross-fertilization between visual semantics as it is found in fine arts and in information technologies.

In this special session, we will try to investigate new tools, new theories, new experimentations in the domain of computer-based visual semantics and graphic semiology. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the paper should be submitted using the following URL: All papers will be reviewed by the DMS programme committee.

During submission SELECT the TOPIC "Laurini, Visual Semantics". Please use Internet Explorer as the browser. Manuscript must include a 200-words abstract and no more than 6 pages of IEEE double column text (include figures and references).


Robert Laurini (, INSA – University of Lyon, France


Special Note
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