Call for Papers

Visual communication through graphical or sign languages has long been conducted among human beings of different backgrounds or cultures, and in recent decades between human and machine. In today's digital world, visual information is typically encoded with various metaphors commonly used in daily life to facilitate rapid comprehension and easy analysis during the communication process. Visual information communication generally encompasses information visualization, graphical user-interfaces, visual analytics, and visual languages. It has been successfully employed in knowledge discovery, end-user programming, modeling, rapid systems prototyping, education, and design activities by people of many disciplines including architects, artists, children, engineers, and scientists. In addition, visual information is increasingly being used to facilitate human-human communication through the Internet and Web technology, and electronic mobile devices.

Papers and Posters

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research and practical applications in all areas of visual communication and interaction across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines, including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
Big Data
Visual languages
Art + Science

Area 2: Visualization applications

Visual Analytics
Graphical user interface design
Software visualization
Visual approaches to knowledge discovery
Visualization on mobile devices
Game design
Biological visualizations

Area 3: Visual design and art

Interaction design
Interactive art
Infographie and data-driven art
Visual perception and cognition
Virtual actors
Interactive storytelling
Augmented reality and its applications
Virtual reality and its applications
Computational (or digital) aesthetics
Wearable computers
Ubiquitous / responsive environments
Entertainment technology

Papers must be written in English and can be submitted as long papers, short papers and posters. All accepted papers, including posters, will be published by ACM Press and made available in the ACM Digital Library (EI-indexed), as has been the case in previous years. Further, it has been confirmed that a high number of selected papers will be published in a special issue of International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE, SCI indexed) and a special issue of International Journal of Software and Informatics (IJSI).

Workshops and Tutorials

VINCI14 is also soliciting proposals for full-day and half-day workshops and tutorials on topics that address areas of interest to the community. Workshops and tutorials will be held on August 5, 2014. Proposals should be a maximum of 2 pages and should include:

Outline of the topic
A proposed agenda
A brief bio of the convenors
A list of any requirements for running the workshop or tutorial, such as access to computer labs, data projectors, group work-tables

Proposals, and any related queries, should be sent by email to:

Important Dates:

Submission type

Purpose & page limits

Due date


Workshop proposals Full-day or half-day on focused topics, up to 2 pages March 25, 2014 April 1, 2014
Tutorial proposals Full-day or half-day on focused topics, up to 2 pages March 25, 2014 April 1, 2014
Long papers Original research and mature work, up to 10 pages April 8 April 22, 2014 May 26, 2014
Short papers New work, preliminary work, or work in progress, up to 4 pages April 8 April 22, 2014 May 26, 2014
Posters Report on late-breaking and preliminary results, up to 2 pages May 20, 2014 June 1, 2014