The main theme of the 24th International DMS Conference on Visualization and Visual Languages (DMSVIVA2018) is Soft Computing in Visualization and Visual Languages.
The conference organizers seek contributions of high quality papers, panels or tutorials, addressing any novel aspect of sentient multimedia systems that
significantly benefits from the incorporation/integration of multimedia data (e.g., visual, audio, pen, voice, image, etc.),
especially in visual languages and distance education technologies,
for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Both research and case study papers or demonstrations describing results in research area as well as industrial development cases and experiences are solicited.
The use of prototypes and demonstration video for presentations is encouraged.
The DMS conference is an international conference series, which covers a wide spectrum of paper presentations, technical discussions and demonstrations in the fields of visualization, visual languages and distributed multimedia computing.
Selected Papers of DMSVIVA2018 will be published in special issues of JVLC and VLSS
The Journal of Visual Languages and Computing (JVLC),
and the Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (VLSS),
will each publish selected papers of DMSVIVA2018 as special issues.
The conference will
publish a proceedings available in print and
online to authors and conference attendees.
The VLSS special issue will be published independently in 2018.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Visualization and Visual Languages
3D Printing Innovations
Ambient Information Interaction
Automated Generation and Layout of Visualisations
Computer-Assisted Visual Art and Design
Digital Modeling and Fabrication
Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities
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
Sketch and Gesture based design
Sketch and Gesture based interaction with data
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
Visualization of Computational Processes
Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Technology
media coding, acquisition and standards
QoS and QoE (quality of experience) control
digital rights management and conditional access solutions
privacy and security issues
mobile devices and wireless networks
mobile intelligent applications
sensor networks, environment control and management
Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Models and Systems
multimedia affective computing
languages for distributed multimedia
multimedia software engineering issues
semantic computing and processing
media grid computing, cloud and virtualization
web services and multi-agent systems
multimedia databases and information systems
multimedia indexing and retrieval systems
multimedia and cross media authoring
Applications of Distributed and Sentient Multimedia Systems
collaborative and social multimedia systems and solutions
humanities and cultural heritage applications, management and fruition
cultural heritage preservation, management and fruition
distance and lifelong learning
emergency and safety management
e-commerce and e-government applications
health care management and disability assistance
intelligent multimedia computing
internet multimedia computing
virtual, mixed and augmented reality
user profiling, reasoning and recommendations
Distance Education Technologies
Technology Enhanced Learning
Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning
Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations
Distance Learning for culture and arts
Virtual environment and serious game for education
Workshops and Special Sessions
Please contact the conference secretariat
if you are interested in organizing a workshop or a special session. A
one-page proposal with the following items is required:
Title of the workshop/special session
Name of the organizer(s)
A list of program committee members (reviewers)
E-mail address of the lead organizer
A brief description of the theme
The DMSVIVA 2018 Conference will be held at the Hotel Pullman, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA.
The hotel has made available for these limited dates (6/29 - 7/3/2018) to DMSVIVA 2018 attendees a discount rate of $109 US dollars per room, per night, single/double occupancy, including free WiFi in hotel room and discounted parking, not including sales tax. For other days prior to or after the conference period, the hotel will provide best available rate.
Information for Authors
Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (PDF
format) of the full paper should be submitted
using the following URL:
When submitting, select the main conference DMSVIVA2018 or one of the special tracks.
Manuscript must include a 200-word abstract and no more
than 8 pages of double-column text (include 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 clarify of exposition.
Depending upon the results of evaluation a paper may be accepted as regular paper (10 pages), short paper (7 pages) or research notes (1 page and demo/poster presentation).
Information for Reviewers
Papers submitted to DMSVIVA2018 will be reviewed electronically.
The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the
Conference Contact Information
DMSVIVA 2018 Conference Secretariat
KSI Research Inc.
156 Park Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA
Paper submission due: Midnight EST, March 23, 2018 (extendend hard deadline)
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2018
Early registration deadline: May 10, 2018
Camera-ready copy: May 10, 2018
Conference organized by
KSI Research, USA
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