Call for Papers
VINCI 2013 - 6th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction
Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 17-18 August 2013

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The 6th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI) is a multi-disciplinary conference that provides a forum for researchers, artists, designers, and industrial practitioners to discuss the state of the art in visual communication theories, designs, and applications.

VINCI has been previously held in Shanghai, China (VINCI'2008), Sydney, Australia (VINCI'2009), Beijing, China (VINCI'2010), Hong Kong (VINCI'2011), and Hangzhou, China (VINCI'2012). VINCI 2013 will be held on August 17 and 18 in the beautiful city of Tianjin, China.

We are soliciting high quality research papers reporting on original research as well as system development experiences across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines, including computer science, design, arts, sociology, anthropology and psychology. We are particularly interested in work that bridges the divide between technology, art and design. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Area 1: Visualization methodologies
* Information visualization
* Graph drawing and visualization
* Cognitive aspects of visual information comprehension
* Visual metaphors and symbols
* Usability or empirical study of new visual metaphors
* Design theory in the digital age
* Aesthetics in visual communication and digital media
* Interaction methods (touch-based, haptic, vision-based, multi-modality)
Area 2: Visualization applications
* Visual Analytics
* Sketching
* Graphical user interface design
* Software visualization
* Visual approaches to knowledge discovery
* Visual programming and modeling languages
* Visualization on mobile devices
* Animation
* Game design
Area 3: Visual design & art
* Interaction design
* Interactive art
* Infographie and data-driven art
* Virtual actors
* Interactive storytelling
* Augmented reality and its applications
* Computational (or digital) aesthetics
* Wearable computers
* Ubiquitous / responsive environments
* Entertainment technology

Submissions that address research and development on the above and other related topics are strongly encouraged. The scientific quality of contributed papers will be ensured by a rigorous review process, that will involve all members of the Program Committee. Papers may be up to 10 pages long and should be in ACM archival format. Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press and made available in the ACM Digital Library, as has been the case in previous years. Like VINCI 2010, 2011 and 2012 papers, accepted VINCI 2013 papers will be EI-indexed. Selected papers will be published in special issues of appropriate journals. Papers must be written in English.

VINCI 2013 offers a timely venue for artists, designers, industrial practitioners and researchers to present their ongoing projects, discuss innovative ideas and new problems or applications, and gain feedback from the community about their work. Authors will have a chance to give a short presentation at the demonstration session to discuss work and interact with the audience. Submissions can be made in the following form:
* Posters: Submit a two-page paper describing work on topics listed above. Authors of accepted posters are required to bring a large hardcopy poster for display. Posters have no predefined formatting, but the dimensions may not exceed A0 paper size (841mm X 1189mm). Posters are not considered archival publications and thus can have subsequent full papers submitted to other conferences or journals.
* Demos: Submit a one-page paper describing the system to be demonstrated. The live demo is limited to 20 minutes. Presenters should provide their own equipment if needed.
* Videos: Submit a one-page paper describing a pre-captured movie in standard formats. The video demo is limited to 20 minutes. Presenters can show and narrate the videos.

Paper submission: April 15, 2013
Notification of decision: May 15, 2013
Camera-ready copy: June 5, 2013
Conference: August 17-18, 2013

Jiawan Zhang, Tianjin University, China
Gennaro Costagliola, University of Salerno, Italy

Robert P. Biuk-Aghai, University of Macau, Macau

Yi Zhang, Tianjin University, China

Stephen Brooks, Dalhousie University, Canada
Jian Chen, University of Maryland, USA
Li Chen, Tsinghua University, China
Wei Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Shiwei Cheng, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Gennaro Costagliola, Universita di Salerno, Italy
Phil Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Weiwei Cui, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Paul Fishwick, University of Florida, USA
Scott Hessels, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Masahito Hirakawa, Shimane University, Japan
Seok-Hee Hong, University of Sydney, Australia
Maolin Huang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Weidong Huang, CSIRO, Australia
Xiaodi Huang, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Takayuki Itoh, Ochanomizu University, Japan
Andreas Kerren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Jun Kong, North Dakota State University, USA
Machiko Kusahara, Waseda University, Japan
Aidong Lu, UNC Charlotte, USA
Roger Malina, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Quang Vinh Nguyen, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Yoshihiro Okada, Kyushu University, Japan
Francois Poulet, IRISA, France
Lei Ren, Beihang University, China
Akihiko Shirai, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Guanglei Song, eBay, USA
Hongzhi Song, South China Agricultural University, China
Zhengxing Sun, Nanjing University, China
Linmi Tao, Tsinghua University, China
Dongxing Teng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hongan Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Junhu Wang, Griffith University, Australia
Xiaoyu Wang, University of North Carolina, USA
Yingcai Wu, UC Davis, USA
Yu-Bin Yang, Nanjing University, China
Xiaoru Yuan, Peking University, China
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Xiaolong Zhang, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Ye Zhao, Kent State University, USA
Sam Zheng, Siemens Corporate Research, USA



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