Call For Papers

The 23rd International DMS Conference on Visual Languages and Sentient Systems


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Pittsburgh, USA

July 7 - 8, 2017

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

  • human-computer interaction
  • 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
  • multimedia preservation
  • 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
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Aesthetic Computing
  • Ambient Information Interaction
  • Automated Generation and Layout of Visualisations
  • Biomedical Imagery
  • Computer-Assisted Visual Art and Design
  • Digital Modeling and Fabrication
  • Fusion of Vision with Audio and Other Modalities
  • Gestural Computing
  • 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
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Sketch and Gesture based design
  • Sketch and Gesture based interaction with data
  • Sketch Recognition
  • 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
  • Visual Languages
  • Visual Programming
  • Visualization of Computational Processes
  • Distance Education Technologies

  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Ubiquitous Learning
  • Intelligent learning
  • Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning
  • Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Pedagogical issues
  • 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

    Hotel Information

    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 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 following URL:

    Conference Contact Information

    DMSVLSS 2017 Conference Secretariat
    KSI Research Inc.
    156 Park Square
    Pittsburgh, PA 15238 USA


    Important Dates

    Paper submission due: Midnight EST, March 28, 2017(extended deadline)
    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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