DEADLINE: Friday 17 June 2011 CALL FOR POSTERS, DEMOS, AND GRADUATE CONSORTIUM ------------------------------------------------ VL/HCC 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
September 18-22, 2011 Pittsburgh, PA, USA http://vlhcc.org/ ______________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT DATES * Poster, demo, and graduate consortium submissions: Friday 17 June 2011 * Notification of final decision for graduate consortium: 7 July 2011 * Notification of final decision for posters and demos: 22 July 2011 From the beginning of the computer age, people have sought easier ways to learn, express, and understand computational ideas. Whether this meant moving from punch cards to textual languages, or command lines to graphical UIs, the quest to make computation easier to express, manipulate, and understand by a broader group of people is an ongoing challenge. The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) is the premier international forum for research on this topic. Established in 1984, the mission of the conference is to support the design, theory, application and evaluation of computing technologies and languages for programming, modeling and communicating, which are easier to learn, use, and understand by people. ______________________________________________________________________ SCOPE AND TOPICS We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on efforts to design, formalize, implement, and evaluate computing languages and development tools that are easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to understand. This includes languages and tools expressed not only as text, but through any other means (visual, sketch-based, gesture-based, or otherwise). This also includes languages and tools intended for a wide range of audiences, including professional software developers, novice programmers, or other any other people who find a need to express computational ideas. We also seek papers that address cognitive, social, cultural, and theoretical aspects of efforts to lower barriers to computing. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: * The design, evaluation, and theory of visual languages * End-user development, end-user programming * Novel user interfaces for expressing computation * Human aspects of software development * Debugging and program understanding * Computer science education * Software development tools * Model-driven development * Domain-specific languages * Software visualization * Query languages ______________________________________________________________________ POSTERS & DEMONSTRATIONS Posters and demonstrations provide an interactive forum in which authors can present work to conference attendees in the evening. This venue provides an opportunity to describe new work or work that is still in progress, and will be more lightly reviewed than papers. Presentations may include any combination of a poster, video, or live demonstration. Easels and boards will be available for posters, but demonstrations and videos should use the presenter's personal laptop, as no supporting equipment will be available from the conference. Submissions must include a two-page abstract and a brief description of the planned presentation. ABSTRACT: The two-page abstract must be written in IEEE Conference Proceedings format and submitted as a PDF file. Describe the research problem, contribution, and value to VL/HCC attendees. NOTE: This year's conference format is different from those of previous years, so be sure you are using the new format. BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The brief description of the presentation should be submitted as a PDF document, separate from the abstract. Its contents may vary depending on the type of presentation. Poster submissions should include a sketch of the planned poster. Demonstrations and video submissions may include a textual description of the presentation; however, we encourage authors to also include a preliminary video. Submitted videos should be at most 4 minutes long, and they may be submitted either as a URL to a publicly accessible site (i.e., without any password or login needed) or as an attached file no larger than 20 MB. E-mail submissions for posters and demos to vlhcc.post...@gmail.com Abstracts will normally be printed in the proceedings and be included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, just like full and short papers. However, authors may elect to withhold official publication in case they want to avoid any possible conflict with another archival publication. Despite the restrictions on videos accompanying a submission, the actual videos and demonstrations presented at the conference may be of any length. Posters should be printed in advance and brought to the conference. We will provide poster stands with a solid backing and a method of attaching the posters to the stands. We expect to be able to accommodate posters of up to 30 inches by 40 inches (either vertical or horizontal). Please see http://vlhcc2011.cs.cmu.edu/submitting/posters-demos/ for more information. ______________________________________________________________________ GRADUATE CONSORTIUM Recent advances in computing have led to continually deeper integration between computers and human society. People now are part of numerous socio-technical systems that synthesize large numbers of contributing users with vast amounts of source code. Examples include social media systems, open source repositories, online marketplaces and massively multiplayer online games. Yet as these socio-technical systems have grown in complexity, they have become increasingly difficult for end users to understand and direct toward productive ends. For example, when users put data into a system, they may be unable to anticipate and control how their data will be used by other people or by software in the system. When users take actions in the system, they often cannot foresee and manage unintended effects on other users, software, or the system as a whole, particularly because the software part of a system often contains defects. The goal of the 2011 VL/HCC graduate consortium is to explore ways to help end users visualize, analyze, and tailor large socio-technical systems. This may include development of novel methods, models and tools, such as programming environments for end users. At a deeper level, it may include developing new theory for predicting the complicated, unstable, sometimes-emergent behavior that results when large numbers of diverse, unpredictable humans are coupled to unreliable software. Please see http://vlhcc2011.cs.cmu.edu/submitting/graduate-consortium/ for more information, including eligibility and submission instructions. ______________________________________________________________________ SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS General Conference Chair Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, USA Program Co-Chairs Gennaro Costagliola - University of Salerno, Italy Andrew J. Ko - University of Washington, USA Interactive Sessions Chairs Allen Cypher - IBM, USA Jeffrey Nichols - IBM, USA Graduate Symposium Chair Christopher Scaffidi - Oregon State University, USA Publicity Chair James Lin - Google, USA Proceedings Chair Caitlin Kelleher - Washington University in St. Louis, USA ______________________________________________________________________ PROGRAM COMMITTEE Robin Abraham - Microsoft, USA Robert Biddle - Carleton University, Canada Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Margaret Burnett - Oregon State University, USA Maria Francesca Costabile - University of Bari, Italy Gennaro Costagliola - Universita di Salerno, Italy Phil Cox - Dalhousie University, Canada Robert DeLine - Microsoft Research, USA Allen Cypher - IBM Research Almaden, USA Gregor Engels - University of Paderborn, Germany Claudia Ermel - Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany Martin Erwig - Oregon State University, USA Andrew Fish - University of Brighton, UK Judith Good - University of Sussex, UK John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Tracy Hammond - Texas A & M University, USA John Hosking - University of Auckland, New Zealand John Howse - University of Brighton, UK Christopher Hundhausen - Washington State University, USA Caitlin Kelleher - Washington University in St. Louis, USA Eileen Kraemer - The University of Georgia, USA Andrew J. Ko - University of Washington, USA Juan de Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain James Lin - Google, USA Kim Marriott - Manash University, Australia Mark Minas - Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany Robert Miller - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Paul Mulholland - The Open University, UK Emerson Murphy-Hill - North Carolina State University, USA Marian Petre - The Open University, UK Emmanuel Pietriga - INRIA, France Mary Beth Rosson - Pennsylvania State University, USA Christopher Scaffidi - Oregon State University, USA Andy Schuerr - University of Darmstadt, Germany Jonathan Sillito - University of Calgary, Canada Gem Stapleton - University of Brighton, UK Steven Tanimoto - University of Washington, USA Juha-Pekka Tolvanen - MetaCase, Finland Daniel Varro - Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary Susan Wiedenbeck - Drexel University, USA Kang Zhang - University of Texas at Dallas, USA ______________________________________________________________________ STEERING COMMITTEE Maria Francesca Costabile - University of Bari, Italy Gennaro Costagliola - Universita di Salerno, Italy Robert DeLine - Microsoft Research, USA Martin Erwig - Oregon State University, USA John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia John Howse - University of Brighton, UK Mark Minas - Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, USA Emmanuel Pietriga - INRIA, France ______________________________________________________________________ VISIT OUR WEB SITE http://vlhcc.org/ LIKE US ON FACEBOOK http://facebook.com/vlhcc FOLLOW US ON TWITTER http://twitter.com/vlhcc -- The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).