2009 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing

Workshop in DMS 2009

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

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

(URL: http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms09.html)

Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.


Visual computing involves theory, methods and application of enhancing the visual space, along with human interaction, within the field of computing. One may visualize unstructured data, simple information structures, and more complicated structures such as automata, programs, and databases. Moreover, visual computing is a field that involves the representation or modeling of artifacts and their behaviors or executions. Thus, it is possible to visualize heaps, their execution or entire programs in which the heap plays an algorithmic role. The ways in which the human interacts with the heap through pure visualization, touch, or sound becomes a relevant issue. The concept of transformation is integral to visual computing, where it is often convenient to transform one type of object into another, sometimes for a specific group or individual.

Aspects of visual computing are multi-facetted 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 2009 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms09.html). 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.

The following topics are of special interest:


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 2009. 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 2009 paper submission page: http://conf.ksi.edu/vlc09/submit/SubmitPaper.php



Giuliana Vitiello, Univ. di Salerno, Italy
Giuseppe Polese, Univ. di Salerno, Italy


Gem Stapleton, g.e.stapleton 'at' brighton.ac.uk, University of Brighton, UK


Dorothea Blostein, Queen's University, Canada
Paolo Buono, University of Bari, Italy
Alfonso F. Cardenas, University of California, USA
Kendra Cooper, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Maria Francesca Costabile, University of Bari, Italy
Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno, Italy
Philip Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Vincenzo Deufemia, University of Salerno, Italy
Stephan Diehl, University of Trier, Germany
Jing Dong, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Filomena Ferrucci, University of Salerno, Italy
Andrew Fish, University of Brighton, UK
Paul Fishwick, University of Florida, USA
Manuel J. Fonseca, INESC-ID, Portugal
Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Corin Gurr, University of Reading, UK
Tracy Hammond, Texas A&M University, USA
Maolin Huang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Erland Jungert, FOA, Sweden
Lars Knipping, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Hideki Koike, University of Electro-Communications Tokyo, Japan
Jun Kong, North Dokota State University, USA
Zenon Kulpa, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Robert Laurini, University of Lyon, France
Benjamin Lok, University of Florida, USA
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Rym Mili, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Piero Mussio, University of Milan, Italy
Luca Paolino, University of Salerno, Italy
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
Beryl Plimmer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Steven P. Reiss, Brown University, USA
David Stotts, University of North Carolina, USA
Nik Swoboda, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA