2014 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing

(Alternate website: www.cs.pitt.edu/~chang/seke/vlc14cfp.html)

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, USA, August 27 to 29, 2014

In conjunction with 2014 International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems
(Alternate website: www.cs.pitt.edu/~chang/seke/dms14.html)

Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, USA


Visual languages mediate human and computer interaction. Advances in commodity hardware and software, including touch-sensitive surfaces and vision processing systems, are enabling fundamental enhancements to this mediation through sketch and gesture recognition. More formal visual languages allow experts to accurately specify complex systems, such as software architecture or chemical molecules. A visual language can also encompass complex human-computer interaction such as navigating a set of semantically linked videos. Combining aspects of art, engineering, and science, visual computing involves the design and engineering of visual interactions and the analysis of these interactions in terms of semantics, efficiency, aesthetics, pleasure, emotion, engagement, immersion, collaboration, and culture.

For this year's special theme we request high-quality submissions on visual languages and visual computing techniques that enhance digital modeling and fabrication and leverage 3D printing innovations. In addition to the special theme, we continue to solicit papers on all aspects and approaches to visual languages and computing, including interactive visual computing, computer-empowered visual computing, human-empowered visual computing, transformation algorithms for visual computing, and visual languages for visual computing.



  • 3D Printing Innovations
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aesthetic Computing
  • Ambient Information Interaction
  • Automated Generation and Layout of Visualisations
  • Biomedical Imagery
  • Computer-Assisted Visual Art and Design
  • Digital Modeling and Fabrication
  • Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities
  • Gestural Computing
  • Human-Machine Interface Design
  • Human Vision Systems and Models
  • Parallel/Distributed/Neural Computing and Representations for Visual Information
  • Pictorial Databases and Information Systems
  • Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Sketch and Gesture based design
  • Sketch and Gesture based interaction with data
  • Sketch Recognition
  • Software to Support the use of Visual Languages
  • Visual and Spatial/Temporal Reasoning
  • Visual Computing for Expert Communities
  • Visual Computing in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Visual Computing on Sensed Data
  • Visual Languages
  • Visual Programming
  • Visualization of Computational Processes


Spatial Data Analysis & Visualization (Organizers: Giuliana Vitiello, Monica Sebillo and Robert Laurini)
Dynamic and Incremental Manufacturing (Organizer: Levent Burak Kara)


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 2014. 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 must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted to https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dms2014z. When submitting, select the track VLC14 Visual Languages and Computing Workshop or one of the two VLC14 special session tracks. The paper must include a 200-word abstract and no more than 8 pages of IEEE double column text (including figures and references). All submissions must not be published or under consideration for publication in a journal or in a conference with proceedings. Papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of exposition. Depending upon the results of evaluation, a paper may be accepted as regular paper (8 pages), short paper (5 pages) or poster (poster presentation only).


  • Paper submission due: May 1, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: June 10, 2014
  • Camera-ready copy: June 25, 2014
  • Early conference registration due: June 25, 2014


A. J. Delaney, University of Brighton, UK; workshop co-chair
Jennifer Leopold, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA; workshop co-chair


Franklyn A Turbak, Wellesley College, USA; Program chair


Danilo Avola, University of Rome, Italy
Paolo Bottoni, Universita Sapienza, Italy
Paolo Buono, University of Bari, Italy
Alfonso F. Cardenas, University of California, USA
Kendra Cooper, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno, Italy
Philip Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, USA
Aidan Delaney, University of Brighton, UK
Vincenzo Deufemia, University of Salerno, Italy
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
Joaquim A Jorge, Instituto Suoerior Tecnico, Portugal
Levent Burak Kara, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jun Kong, North Dokota State University, USA
Robert Laurini, University of Lyon, France
Jennifer Leopold, Missouri University of Science & Technology, USA
Sean McDirmid, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, Jr., New Mexico State University, USA
Peter Rodgers, University of Kent, UK
Monica Sebillo, University of Salerno, Italy
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA


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