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VINCI 2017
The 10th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication  
and Interaction
Bangkok, Thailand, 14-16 August 2017
Paper submission deadline 28 April 2017


vinci-conf.org

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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 10th International
Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI'17)
will be held during 14-16 August 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand.

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).

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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We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on all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 metaphor
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 2017 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 eight (8), 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 easychair.org. The review
process will be single-blind. We appreciate the submission of videos or
other supplemental material. Please provide a URL at the end of the
submitted paper to enable the reviewers the download of your additional
material. Detailed information on the electronic submission can be found
at the end of this page.


3. KEYNOTE SPEECH

Keynote speech 1

Learning through Overcoming Inconsistencies, Prof. Du Zhang,
(Macau University of Science and Technology)

Du Zhang is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology,
Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China. He received his
Ph.D. and M.S. degrees, both in computer science, from the University of
Illinois and Nanjing University, China, respectively. Previously he was a
Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at California
State University, Sacramento. He has research affiliations with numerous
universities in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, China, Czech Republic, and
Mexico.

Professor Zhang's current research interests include machine learning
(inconsistency-induced perpetual learning), knowledge-based systems, big
data analytics, and software engineering. He has over 200 publications in
these and other areas. He has served in various roles on numerous
international conferences, and is editor or editorial board member for
several journals in the areas of artificial intelligence, software
engineering and knowledge engineering, big data, and applied mathematics.
Professor Zhang is a senior member of both the IEEE and ACM, a board
member of the Society of Information Reuse and Integration, and a member
of Upsilon Pi Epsilon and Phi Beta Delta.

Keynote speech 2

Michael CohenSpatial Media and Visualization, Prof. Michael Cohen
(University of Aizu, Japan)

Michael Cohen received an Sc.B. in EE from Brown University (Providence,
Rhode Island) in 1980, M.S. in CS from the University of Washington
(Seattle) in 1988, and Ph.D. in EECS from Northwestern University
(Evanston, Illinois) in 1991. He has worked at the Air Force Geophysics
Lab (Hanscom Field, Massachusetts), Weizmann Institute (Rehovot; Israel),
Teradyne (Boston, Massachusetts), BBN (Cambridge, Massachusetts and
Stuttgart; Germany), Bellcore (Morristown and Red Bank, New Jersey), the
Human Interface Technology Lab (Seattle, Washington), and the Audio Media
Research Group at the NTT Human Interface Lab (Musashino and Yokosuka;
Japan). He is currently a Professor in the Human Interface Lab at the
University of Aizu (Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan).

He has research interests in user interfaces for telecommunications,
groupware and CSCW (computer-supported collaborative work),
stereotelephonics, digital typography and electronic publishing,
hypermedia, ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) and virtual reality. Besides
teaching various undergraduate courses including Information Theory, he
co-teaches graduate-level courses in Acoustic Modeling, and Computer
Music.

He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, 3D-Forum, TUG (TeX Users Group), and
VRSJ (Virtual Reality Society of Japan).


4. WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
VINCI'17 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:
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.
Contact information of the workshop chairs, their competence in the
proposed topic(s) and previous experience in chairing scientific events.
A tentative list of program committee members.
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
submission of workshop and tutorial proposals can be found at the end of
this page.


5. SPECIAL SESSIONS AND PANELS
We also invite special session and panel proposals for VINCI'17.
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.
Papers submitted to special sessions should be done through the VINCI'17
EasyChair submission system. 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'17 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.


6. IMPORTANT DATES
Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel proposals due: still open
Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel decision and notification: within

one week after submission
Paper submission deadline: April 28, 2017 (23:59 PST)
Notification of decision: May 19, 2017
Camera-ready copy due: June 01, 2017


7. ORGANIZATION
General Chair
Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau, Macau
Program Chairs
Shigeo Takahashi, University of Aizu, Japan
Jie Li, Tianjin University, China
Local Chair
Vithida Chongsuphajaisiddhi, King Mongkut’s University of Technology

Thonburi, Thailand
Finance Chair
Vajirasak Vanijja, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi,

Thailand
Publicity Chair
Yi-Na Li Texas A&M University, USA


8. PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Benjamin Bach, Harvard University
Rita Borgo, King's College London
Paolo Bottoni, Sapienza University of Rome
Paul Bourke, University of New South Wales
Stephen Brooks, Dalhousie University
Michael Burch, University of Stuttgart
Vetria Byrd, Purdue University
Daniel Cernea, AGT International
Wei Chen, Zhejiang University
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern
Mai Elshehaly, Virginia Tech
Vittorio Fuccella, Università di Salerno
Liang Gou, Visa Research
Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech
Jiquan Han, Huawei Technologies
Jiangen He, Drexel University
Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University
Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney
Xiaodi Huang, Charles Sturt University
Weidong Huang, University of Tasmania
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University
Karsten Klein, University of Konstanz
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University
Robert S. Laramee, Swansea University
Yina Li, Nankai University
Zhanping Liu, Kentucky State University
Zhipeng Liu, Huawei Technologies
Aidong Lu, UNC Charlotte
Kresimir Matkovic, VRVis Research Center
John McGhee, UNSW Australia
Kazuo Misue, University of Tsukuba
Chris Muelder, University of California at Davis
Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney
Patrick Pang, The University of Melbourne
Margit Pohl, Vienna University of Technology
Francois Poulet, IRISA
Martin R?hlig, University of Rostock
Raimondo Schettini, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Kamran Sedig, The University of Western Ontario
Guanglei Song, Twitter
Arcot Sowmya, University of New South Wales
Changming Sun, CSIRO
Ioannis G. Tollis, University of Crete
Cagatay Turkay, City University London
Gualtiero Volpe, DIBRIS-University of Genova
Sai-Keung Wong, The National Chiao Tung University
Hsiang-Yun Wu, Keio University
Jie Wu, Tongji University
Yingcai Wu, Zhejiang University
Yu-Bin Yang, Nanjing University
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas
Ye Zhao, Kent State University
Jianlong Zhou, CSIRO
Hong Zhou, Shenzhen University

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