The main theme of the 23rd International DMS Conference on Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (DMSVLSS2017) is Sentient Multimedia Systems,
which 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.
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.
Selected Papers of DMSVLSS2017 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 DMSVLSS2017 as special issues.
The conference will
first publish a proceedings available in print and
online to authors and conference attendees.
The VLSS special issue will be published as a part of the DMSVLSS2017 proceedings.
The JVLC special issue will be published in 2018.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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
Visual Languages and Applications
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
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
The following special sessions are being planned:
Special Session on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Special Session on Multimedia Technology in Manufacturing
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 DMSVLSS 2017 Conference will be held at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, USA.
The hotel has made available for these limited dates (7/6 - 7/9/2017) to DMSVLSS 2017 attendees a discount rate of $109 US dollars per room, per night, single/double occupancy, including free WiFi in hotel room and free parking, not including sales tax. For other days prior to or after the conference period, the hotel will provide best available rate.
Guests can make on-line reservations by visiting the hotel's reservations
website at www.wyndham.com. Please enter the hotel's zip code "15213" and
arrival/departure date. Then click "special rates". Then click "group code".
Enter the group code "07036841SE" and click "enter" and then finally click "find
it". The name of the group and rate should appear.
Please complete making the reservation in the usual manner.
If you have problems please contact (412) 682-6200 and
talk to Reservation Desk.
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 DMSVLSS17 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 DMSVLSS2017 will be reviewed electronically.
The users (webmaster, program chair, reviewers...) can login using the
Conference Contact Information
DMSVLSS 2017 Conference Secretariat
KSI Research Inc.
156 Park Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA
Paper submission due: Midnight EST, March 28, 2017
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2017
Early registration deadline: May 10, 2017
Camera-ready copy: May 10, 2017
Conference organized by
KSI Research, USA
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