In visual computing it is important to ask the following question: who performs the visual computing? The answer to this question determines the approach to visual computing. For instance it is possible that primarily the computer performs the visual computing and the human merely observes the results. It is also possible that primarily the human performs the visual computing and the computer plays a supporting role. Often the human and the computer are both involved as equal partners in visual computing and there are visual interactions. Formal or informal visual languages, and the means of accepting imprecise, fuzzy and inexact information from the human are usually needed to facilitate such visual interactions. With the advances in bio-computing it is conceivable that visual computing may involve animals, robots, cyborgs and other hybrid life forms so that visual languages can be either natural or artificial.
The International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing is intended to explore the issues mentioned above. It will be held in conjunction with the 2004 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms04.html) to be held in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. 8-10 September 2004. Papers on all aspects and approaches to visual languages and computing are solicited, including interactive visual computing, computer-empowered visual computing, human-empowered visual computing, transformation algorithms for visual computing, and visual languages for visual computing. Of special interest are the following topics:
- Visual Languages - Visual Programming o Visual and Spatial/Temporal Reasoning o Visual Computing for Expert Communities o Visual Computing on Sensed Data o Gestural Computing o Visual Computing in Bioinformatics - Multi-Media Communications - Information Retrieval Systems and Algorithms - Cognitive Aspects of Human-Machine Systems o Cognitive Vision o Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities - Human-Machine Interface Design - Human Vision Systems and Models - Visualization of Computational Processes - Large-Scale Scientific Computing - Parallel/Distributed/Neural Computing and Representations for Visual Information - Pictorial Databases - Pictorial Information Systems - Processing Advanced Applications in Geographic Information Systems - Pictorial Archiving and Communication Systems - Biomedical Imagery - Industrial Automation - Computer Animation - Computer-Assisted Visual Arts
Kang Zhang Visual Computing Lab Dept of Computer Science University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 75083-0688 USA Tel: +1-972-8836351 (direct) Fax: +1-972-8832349 (dept.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org viscomp.utdallas.edu/vlc04 www.ksi.edu/seke/dms04.html/vlc04
Paper submission: 31 March 2004 Notification of decision: 1 June 2004 Camera-ready copy: 1 July 2004 Early registration: 1 July 2004
Tim Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA Alberto Del Bimbo, Universita di Firenze, Italy Marc H. Brown, Vendavo Inc., USA Shi Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA Ralph Doerner, Fraunhofer AGC, Germany Jing Dong, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA George Furnas, University of Michigan, USA Stephen Guest, Groupworks, USA Erland Jungert, Swedish Defence Research Establishment, Sweden Dieter Kranzlmller, University of Linz, Austria Zenon Kulpa, Inst. of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland Wei Lai, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Robert Laurini, University of Lyon, France Stefano Levialdi, Universita di Roma, Italy Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia Rym Mili, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA Nick Mirenkov, University of Aizu, Japan Marc Najork, Microsoft, USA Joseph J. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA David Stotts, University of North Carolina, USA Genny Tortora, Universita' di Salerno, Italy Guido Wirtz, Bamberg University, Germany