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2006 International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC 2006)
Grand Canyon, USA, August 30 - September 1, 2006



Visual languages have been traditionally used to model human-computer
interaction and computer-supported inter-human communication by
exploiting graphical notations. The strong influence of visual languages
on the art of computing is visible in the variety of computing
activities that make extensive use of graphics, ranging from database
manipulation, to generation of graphical user interfaces, to end-user
programming, to software visualization techniques, etc. As a
consequence, the concept of visual computing is used to refer to a
computation based on the interaction with and the control of visual
objects, either as direct work objects, e.g. 3-D scenes, or as objects
representing other objects that are not necessarily visual themselves,
e.g., block diagrams.
The International Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing will be
held in conjunction with the International Conference of Distributed
Multimedia Systems in Grand Canyon, USA, August 30 - September 1, 2006.
The workshop is intended to be a forum for discussion on latest research
carried out in the area of visual languages and computing. Therefore,
papers are solicited on emerging issues and challenges in the related
research fields. Of special interest are the following topics:

Visual Languages and Techniques for Human-Computer Interaction
Pictorial Databases
Pictorial Information Systems
Visual Languages for Geographic Information Systems
Software Visualization
Data Visualization
Applications of Visual Computing
Computer Animation
Computer-Assisted Visual Arts
Theoretical Aspects of Visual Languages
Visual Modelling Languages
Visual Programming Environments
Enabling Technologies for Visual Computing
Visual Computing in Computer Supported Cooperative Work
End-User and Domain-Specific Languages


March 30, 2006 Paper submission due
May 6, 2006 Notification of acceptance
May 20, 2006 Final manuscript due
May 20, 2006 Early conference registration due


VLC contributors are also invited to take part in the Competition in
Multimedia Arts, organized for the main conference . The competition
brings together the artists and  multimedia communities to prompte both
multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia
technology. Students are especially encouraged to submit their work to
the Competition in Multimedia Arts.

More information can be found at:  www.ksi.edu/seke/dms06comp.html


Genny Tortora, University of Salerno, Italy

Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno, Italy

Monica Sebillo, University of Salerno, Italy
Giuliana Vitiello, University of Salerno, Italy

Alfonso F. Cardenas, University of California, USA
Shi_Kuo Chang , University of Pittsburgh, USA
Maria Francesca Costabile, University of Bari, Italy
Philip Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Jing Dong, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Filomena Ferruci, University of Salerno, Italy
George W. Furnas, University of Michigan, USA
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, USA
John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Chris Hundhausen, Washington State University, USA
Erland Jungert, Swedish Defence Research Establishment, Sweden
Hideki Koike, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Zenon Kulpa, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Robert Laurini, University of Lyon, France
Stefano Levialdi University of Rome - La Sapienza, Italy
Kim Marriott, Monash University, Australia
Piero Mussio, University of Milan, Italy
Marc Najork, Microsoft, USA
Joseph J. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
Steven P. Reiss, Brown University, USA
Trevor Smedley, Dalhousie University, Canada
David Stotts, University of North Carolina, USA
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Dr. Catherine Plaisant, from the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
of the University of Maryland, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies,
will be joint Keynote Speaker for DMS and VLC. Details on her talk will
be given shortly.

Luca Paolino, University of Salerno, Italy
Vittorio Fuccella, University of Salerno, Italy

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