Call for papers

Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems: Special Issue on Sentient Systems and Cultural Heritage

Scope of the Issue

The Special Issue on Sentient Systems and Cultural Heritage aims at the investigation of new approaches and methodologies, based on sentient computing, that can support activities related to the specific contexts of Cultural Heritage, and the various actors involved.

Sentient computing is a form of ubiquitous computing which uses sensors to perceive its environment and react accordingly. A common use of the sensors is to construct a world model which allows location-aware or context-aware applications to be constructed.

The topics will include: experiences in the use of innovative technologies/methods in Cultural Heritage field; ubiquitous computing, context aware computing, methodologies for documenting, managing and communicating cultural heritage and how to take best advantage from the integration of the results obtained in order to build up new tools and systems. The special issue will provide the opportunity to present, share and discuss the experience of practitioners and academic researchers in fruition and managing cultural heritage resources.

Topics for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

Important dates

Submission deadline: March 15, 2017
Acceptance/Reject notification: May 1, 2017
OnLine Publication: July 2017
Hard Copy Publication: July 2017


Each submission should be at most 8 pages in total including bibliography and well-marked appendices For more information about the format of paper use this link:
Paper submission will only be online via Easy Chair:

Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression by at least two reviewers. The organizers will examine the reviews and make final paper selections.

Guest Co-Editors

Francesco Colace and Flora Amato
University of Salerno, Italy
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