Call for papers

Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems: Special Issue on SI-TITLE

Scope of the Issue


Topics include, but are not limited to:

Submission Instructions

All papers should be submitted as a PDF file in two-column format following the formatting instructions at Abstracts and papers should be submitted online via EasyChair at, following these steps:
  1. Log in with your EasyChair username and password (first sign up for an account if you don't already have one).
  2. If you are given a choice of role, choose the author role.
  3. Click on the New Submission tab.
  4. Select the track VLSS Special Issue on SI-TITLE.

Note that this special issue is not part of the 2017 Distributed Multimedia Systems , Visual Languages and Sentient Systems conference, but the same EasyChair account is currently being used for all VLSS activities.

All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated by at least two reviewers based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. Final paper selections will be made by a committee that includes the guest editor and the reviewers.

Any questions about potential papers and the submission process should be emailed to the guest editor at SI-GUEST-EDITOR-EMAIL.

Important Dates

Guest Editor


About the Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems

The Journal of Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (VLSS) was formed in 2015 as an open access journal for researchers, practitioners, and developers to exchange ideas and research results in the areas of visual languages and sentient multimedia systems.

Visual languages leverage high-density displays, touch-sensitive surfaces, and vision-processing systems to improve human/computer interaction through mechanisms like iconic representations and sketch and gesture recognition. The touch-based iconic interfaces that are now ubiquitous in smartphones and other devices are founded on decades of visual language research that is becoming ever more relevant with advances in hardware and software. Combining aspects of art, engineering, and science, visual computing involves the design and engineering of visual interactions and the analysis of these interactions in terms of semantics, efficiency, aesthetics, pleasure, emotion, engagement, immersion, collaboration, and culture.

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 play an important role.

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.

VLSS is available not only online, but also in hardcopy published annually as part of the proceedings of the annual International Conference of Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS).