The 11th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication  
and Interaction (VINCI 2018)
(vinci-conf.org)

Vaxjo, Sweden, 13-15 August 2018
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Visual communication through graphics or text 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 11th International Symposium on Visual Information  
Communication and Interaction (VINCI '18) will be held on 13-15  
September 2018, in Vaxjo, Sweden.

Papers can be submitted as full papers, short papers or posters. All  
accepted papers will be published by ACM Press and made available in  
the ACM Digital Library (EI indexed). Authors of selected full papers  
of high quality will be invited to submit revised versions of their  
works to a special issue of an SCI-indexed journal. 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We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on all  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 and immersive 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
= Visualization in virtual, mixed, and augmented reality
= 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 or 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?018 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 an  
SCI-indexed journal. 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  
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vinci2018. Detailed  
information on the electronic submission can be found on the  
conference web page.

3. WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS
==========================

VINCI '18 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.

Workshop organizers will be expected to set up 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, and 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 audiences 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 '18.  
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  
'18 EasyChair submission system  
(https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vinci2018). 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 '18 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 canceled.

5. IMPORTANT DATES
==================

Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel proposals due: March 9, 2018

Workshop/Tutorial/Special Session/Panel decision and notification:  
March 16, 2018

Paper submission deadline: April 20, 2018 (23:59 in AoE)

Notification of decision: May 28, 2018

Camera-ready copy due: June 15, 2018

6. ORGANIZATION
===============

GENERAL CHAIR:

Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden

PROGRAM CHAIRS:

Yina Li, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Karsten Klein, University Konstanz, Germany


PROCEEDINGS CHAIR:

Kostiantyn Kucher, Linnaeus University, Sweden


LOCAL ORGANIZATION CHAIR:

Rafael Messias Martins, Linnaeus University, Sweden


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:


TBA

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