CALL FOR PAPERS
The 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2016) (vinci-conf.org)
Dallas, Texas, USA, 24-26 September 2016
Visual communication through graphical or sign languages has long been conducted among human beings of different backgrounds or cultures, and in recent decades between human and machine. In today's digital world, visual information is typically encoded with various metaphors commonly used in daily life to facilitate rapid comprehension and easy analysis during the communication process. Visual information communication generally encompasses information visualization, graphical user-interfaces, visual analytics, and visual languages. Visual information is increasingly being used to facilitate human-human communication through the Internet and mobile devices.
The Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI) (vinci-conf.org) is the premier international forum for researchers and industrial practitioners to discuss the state-of-the-art in visual communication theories, designs, and applications. The 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI '16) will be held on 24-26 September 2016, in Dallas, TX, USA, in the heart of the complex of over 600 major multinational technology corporations, with 47 non-stop flights to international destinations.
Papers can be submitted as full papers, short papers and posters. All accepted papers will be published by ACM Press and made available in the ACM Digital Library (EI indexed). Authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited to submit revised versions of their works to a special issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (Elsevier, SCI indexed). In addition, revised versions of selected best papers in art and design will be invited for subsequent publication in a special issue of Leonardo (MIT Press, AHCI indexed).
1. SCOPES AND TOPICS
We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on all aspects of visual information communication and interaction, either via images, computer graphics, animations, virtual reality, web, or other media. Research papers may address cognitive and design aspects, underlying theories, taxonomies, implementation work, tool support, and case studies. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
= Cognitive aspects of visual information comprehension = Empirical studies of novel visual metaphors = Visual interaction through multimodality = Visual approaches for knowledge discovery = Computational aesthetics = Visual analytics = Graph drawing and (multivariate) network visualization = Information visualization = Graphical user interface design = Aesthetics in visual communication = Influence of visual arts and design = Visual modeling languages and UML = Visual communication metaphors = Visual programming languages = Visualization on mobile devices = Applications like SoftVis, BioVis, GeoVis, ... = Sketching = Human-computer interaction
2. PAPER SUBMISSION
Submissions that address research and development, as well as experience reports and tool demonstrations on the above and other related topics are strongly encouraged. Papers can be submitted as full papers, short papers and posters. Each submitted symposium paper will be peer-reviewed by at least three International Program Committee members. All accepted papers and posters will appear in the proceedings of VINCI’2016 published by ACM Press and made available in the ACM Digital Library (EI indexed). Moreover, authors of a number of selected full papers of high quality will be invited to prepare revised versions of their work for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (Elsevier; SCI indexed). In addition, it is planned that revised versions of selected best papers in art and design will be invited for the subsequent publication in a special issue of Leonardo (MIT Press; AHCI indexed).
Research papers and experience reports of up to ten (10), short papers of up to four (4), and tool demonstrations or posters of up to two (2) ACM double-column pages should be submitted through https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vinci2016. Detailed information on the electronic submission can be found on the conference web page.
3. WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
VINCI '16 is also soliciting proposals for full-day or half-day workshops and tutorials on topics that address areas of interest to the community. Proposals should not be longer than a maximum of 2 pages. In particular, workshop proposals should include:
1) The title and a brief description of the specific issues that the workshop will address, the reasons why the workshop is of interest in these times, and the main research areas involved.
2) Contact information of the workshop chairs, their competence in the proposed topic(s) and previous experience in chairing scientific events.
3) A tentative list of program committee members.
4) Intended length (half or full day) and a draft of the Call for Papers.
It is expected that the workshop organizers will setup an own workshop web page as soon as the workshop proposal has been accepted.
Tutorials usually attract a broad range of audiences, including professionals, researchers, students, or practitioners, who wish to enhance their knowledge in the specific tutorial topic. Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in visual information communication and interaction. Tutorial proposals should include short biographies of the proposers, a draft of the tutorial content, intended length, and evidence of the possibility of attracting audience to the tutorial.
It is possible to extend the symposium by one day in case many workshops or tutorials are proposed and accepted. Detailed information on the electronic submission can be found on the conference web page.
4. SPECIAL SESSIONS AND PANELS
We also invite special session and panel proposals for VINCI '16. Proposals for special sessions and panels should include the title, aim and scope, the names and affiliations of the organizers together with a short biography. A list of potential contributors or panel members would be surely helpful too. The proposers are expected to have a good publication track record and excellent standing in the proposed area. Detailed information on the submission of special sessions and panel proposals can be found on the conference web page.
Papers submitted to special sessions should be done through the VINCI '16 EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vinci2016). The paper types are identical to those of regular submissions. It is the responsibility of the special session organizers to make sure that papers submitted to their special session clearly indicate the name of the special session the paper belongs to. All papers submitted to special sessions will be subject to the same peer-review procedure as the regular papers (however chaired by the special session organizers) and will appear in the VINCI '16 conference proceedings as well. The symposium chairs reserve the right to move accepted papers for a special session into a regular session in case the special session has finally less than four papers. In this case, the special session will be cancelled.
5. IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel proposals due: April 15, 2016
Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel decision and notification: April 25, 2016
Paper submission deadline: May 01, 2016 (23:59 in PST)
Notification of decision: June 15, 2016
Camera-ready copy due: July 05, 2016
Kang Zhang, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Jie Li, Tianjin University, China
Kostiantyn Kucher, Linnaeus University, Sweden
LOCAL ORGANZATION CHAIR:
Pushpa Kumar, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Jey Veerasamy, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Wolfgang, Aigner, St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences Benjamin Bach, Microsoft Research — Inria Joint Centre Tomasz Bednarz, Queensland University of Technology Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau Rita Borgo, Swansea University Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza University of Rome Paul Bourke, University of New South Wales Stephen Brooks, Dalhousie University Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart Antonio Camurri, University of Genoa Daniel Cernea, AGT International Jian Chen, University of Maryland Wei Chen, Zhejiang University Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern Mai Elshehaly, Virginia Tech Camilla Forsell, Linköpings Universitet Vittorio Fuccella, Università di Salerno Philip Galanter, Texas A&M University Liang Gou, IBM Research - Almaden Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech Ira Greenberg, Southern Methodist University Theresia Gschwandtner, Vienna University of Technology Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney Weidong Huang, University of Tasmania Xiaodi Huang, Charles Sturt University Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University Karsten Klein, Monash University Jun Kong, North Dakota State University Robert S Laramee, Swansea University Yina Li, Nankai University Zhanping Liu, Kentucky State University Aidong Lu, UNC Charlotte Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center John McGhee, UNSW Australia Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology Francois Poulet, University of Rennes 1 - IRISA Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca Maximilian Schich, The University of Texas at Dallas Kamran Sedig, The University of Western Ontario Guanglei Song, Twitter Arcot Sowmya, University of New South Wales Changming Sun, CSIRO Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu Ioannis G. Tollis, University of Crete Cagatay Turkay, City University London Chris Muelder, University of California at Davis Andrew Vande Moere, K.U.Leuven Gualtiero Volpe, DIBRIS-University of Genova Sai-Keung Wong, The National Chiao Tung University Hsiang-Yun Wu,Keio University Yingcai Wu, Zhejiang University Kai Xu, Middlesex University Yu-Bin Yang, Nanjing University Ye Zhao, Kent State University Jianlong Zhou, National ICT Australia Hong Zhou, Shenzhen University