For more info:
beryl at cs.auckland.ac.nz
hammond at cs.tamu.edu
Diagrams are widely used as abstract models of systems. Most diagrams are conceived and created with an old-fashioned pen on a piece of blank paper or a whiteboard. Sketch diagramming tools provide the unrestrained space of paper and the document preparation support of computers. However there are many outstanding challenges before we can provide 'really good' sketch tools for tasks such as diagramming
The goal of the workshop is to foster interaction between the sketch tools, visual languages, and diagrams communities to facilitate an exchange of results and challenging problems. From the sketch tool perspective there are three big challenges: an interface that is as easy to use as paper; reducing the error rates for recognition engines; and toolkits to reduce the effort required to integrate sketching into existing diagramming tools.
Researchers working with sketch tools, ink recognition, and diagramming tools are invited to contribute to this workshop. Anticipated submissions are position papers with emphasis on results from actual research. Appropriate submissions include both papers describing completed research results as well as work-in-progress papers, presenting preliminary or intermediate results.
General topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
We especially solicit submissions in these areas, and plan to organize discussions on these subjects at the workshop. If you submit a paper in these areas, please indicate it in the keywords. The program committee is happy to advise on the appropriateness of a particular subject.
All submissions will undergo a review process by the program committee. Electronic submission will be required, except by special arrangement with the program chairs.
A selection of the best papers from the special track on sketch computing of the 2008 Int'l Workshop on Visual Languages and Computing (VLC'08) and this workshop will be invited for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing.
Submissions should be a maximum of 10 pages in the IEEE 2- col proceedings format.