2010 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing

Workshop in DMS 2010

The 16th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'10)

Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA October 14 to October 16, 2010

(URL: http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms10.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 2010 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (http://www.ksi.edu/seke/dms10.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 2010. 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 2010 paper submission page: http://conf.ksi.edu/vlc10/submit/SubmitPaper.php



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


Giuseppe Santucci, santucci 'at' dis.uniroma1.it, University of Rome, Italy


Joe J. LaViola, University of Central Florida, USA
Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Georgia Tech, USA
Faramarz Samavati, University of Calgary, Canada
Joaquim A Jorge, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Luoting Fu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mehmet Ersin Yumer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, USA
Davide De Chiara, University of Salerno, Italy
Vincenzo Del Fatto, University of Salerno, Italy
Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK
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
Vittorio Fuccella, University of Salerno, Italy
Dorian Gorgan, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Mao Lin Huang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Lars Knipping, Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany
Jun Kong, North Dokota State University, USA
Robert Laurini, University of Lyon, France
Benjamin Lok, University of Florida, USA
Piero Mussio, University of Milan, Italy
Luca Paolino, University of Salerno, Italy
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
Giuseppe Polese, University of Salerno, Italy
Steven P. Reiss, Brown University, USA
Giuseppe Santucci, University Di Roma, Italy
Monica Sebillo, University of Salerno, Italy
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
Nik Swoboda, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Stefano Valtolina, University of Milan, Italy
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA