VLSS Call for Papers

The Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (VLSS) is intended to be a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers to exchange ideas and research results, for the advancement of visual languages and sentient multimedia systems. The success of visual languages especially iconic languages is evident to everyone because most smart phones these days use iconic languages to communicate with the end user. Ironically the success of visual languages in practice has led to doubt and uncertainty about the future of visual languages research. However the advances of sentient systems can motivate more research on visual languages, both at the practical level and at the theoretical level.

Sentient systems are distributed systems capable of actively interacting with the environment by gathering, processing, interpreting, storing and retrieving multimedia information originated from sensors, robots, actuators, websites and other information sources. In order for sentient systems to function efficiently and effectively, visual languages may play an important role. To stimulate research towards that goal, the Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems is born.

VLSS publishes research papers, state-of-the-art surveys, review articles, in the areas of visual languages, sentient multimedia systems, distributed multimedia systems, sensor networks, multimedia interfaces, visual communication, multi-media communications, cognitive aspects of sensor-based systems, and parallel/distributed/neural computing & representations for multimedia information processing. Papers are also welcome to report on actual use, experience, transferred technologies in sentient multimedia systems and applications. Timely research notes, viewpoint articles, book reviews and tool reviews, not to exceed three pages, can also be submitted to VLSS.

Manuscripts shall be submitted electronically to VLSS. Original papers only will be considered. Manuscripts should follow the double-column format and be submitted in the form of a pdf file. Page 1 should contain the article title, author(s), and affiliation(s); the name and complete mailing address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent, and a short abstract (100-150 words). Any footnotes to the title (indicated by *, +, etc.) should be placed at the bottom of page 1.

Manuscripts are accepted for review with the understanding that the same work has not been and will not be nor is presently submitted elsewhere, and that its submission for publication has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out; further, that any person cited as a course of personal communications has approved such citation. Written authorization may be required at the Editor's discretion. Articles and any other material published in VLSS represent the opinions of the author(s) and should not be construed to reflect the opinions of the Editor(s) and the Publisher.

For further information contact: vlss@ksiresearch.org