CALL FOR PAPERS --------------- VL/HCC 2013 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
September 15-19, 2013 San Jose, CA, USA http://vlhcc.org/ ______________________________________________________________________ PAPER ABSTRACT DEADLINE: Friday 1 March 2013 IMPORTANT DATES * Abstract submissions: 1 March 2013 * Paper submissions: 8 March 2013 * Notification of reviews: 10 May 2013 * Rebuttals due: 17 May 2013 * Notification of final decision: 31 May 2013 * Camera-readies due: 28 June 2013 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 ______________________________________________________________________ SCOPE AND TOPICS We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on efforts to design, formalize, implement, and evaluate computing languages and development tools that are easier to learn, easier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: * -NEW- Crowdsourcing * 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 ______________________________________________________________________ PAPER SUBMISSIONS We invite two kinds of papers (abstracts due 1 March 2013): * full-length research papers, up to 8 pages * short research papers, up to 4 pages All accepted papers, whether full or short, should be complete archival contributions. Contributions from full papers are more extensive than those from short papers. Preliminary research should be submitted to the Showpieces category (below). All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Submission and reviews for the technical program are managed with EasyChair at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vlhcc2013 Accepted papers will be distributed at the conference and will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. In 2011 the conference paper format was changed by IEEE, so be sure you are using the new format, which is available at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html === A Note on Evaluation of Papers === Research papers are expected to support their claims with appropriate evidence. For example, a paper that claims to improve programmer productivity is expected to demonstrate improved productivity; a paper that claims to be easier to use should demonstrate increased ease of use. However, not all claims necessarily need to be supported with empirical evidence or studies with people. A paper that claims to make something feasible that was clearly infeasible might substantiate its claim through the existence of a prototype. Moreover, there are many alternatives to empirical evidence, including analytical methods or formal arguments. We encourage authors to think carefully about what claims their submission makes and what evidence would support them. _______________________________________________________________________ SHOWPIECES Showpieces offer an interactive opportunity to show off your ideas and/or accomplishments to the VL/HCC community. Formerly called "posters and demonstrations," the category has expanded in 2013 to also include videos, downloadable apps, handouts, electronic devices, physical prototypes, or any other artifacts that facilitate meaningful interactions with with other conference attendees. More information will be posted on the VL/HCC 2013 web site at http://vlhcc.org GRADUATE CONSORTIUM The conference will also hold a single-day graduate consortium for graduate students about their research, and it will have conference and travel funding for accepted students. Students are encouraged to submit papers to the main conference as well as to apply to the consortium. You can read more about the graduate consortium at http://vlhcc.org WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS The conference also invites submissions for workshops and tutorials. More information will be posted on the VL/HCC 2013 web site at http://vlhcc.org _______________________________________________________________________ SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZERS General Conference Chair Allen Cypher - IBM Research-Almaden, USA Technical Program Co-Chairs Margaret Burnett - Oregon State University, USA Stefan Sauer - Universitaet Paderborn, Germany Posters and Demos Chair Christopher Scaffidi - Oregon State University, USA Speakers, Panels, Workshops & Tutorials Chair Mary Beth Rosson - Pennsylvania State University, USA Graduate Consortium Chair Scott Fleming - University of Memphis, USA Publicity Chair James Lin - Google, USA Proceedings Chair Caitlin Kelleher - Washington University in St. Louis, USA Treasurer Jeffrey Nichols - IBM Research-Almaden, USA ______________________________________________________________________ PROGRAM COMMITTEE Robin Abraham - Microsoft, USA Simone D.J. Barbosa - PUC-Rio, Brazil Robert Biddle - Carleton University, Canada Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Maria Francesca Costabile - University of Bari, Italy Gennaro Costagliola - Universita di Salerno, Italy Phil Cox - Dalhousie University, Canada Juan de Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Boris de Ruyter - Philips Research, The Netherlands Robert DeLine - Microsoft Research, USA Gregor Engels - Universitaet Paderborn, Germany Claudia Ermel - Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany Martin Erwig - Oregon State University, USA Andrew Fish - University of Brighton, UK Scott Fleming - University of Memphis, USA Judith Good - University of Sussex, UK Jeff Gray - University of Alabama, USA John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 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 Andrew J. Ko - University of Washington, USA Eileen Kraemer - University of Georgia, USA Chun-Cheng Lin - National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan James Lin - Google, USA Gerrit Meixner - DFKI – German Research Center for AI, Germany Mark Minas - Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany Emerson Murphy-Hill - North Carolina State University, USA Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, USA Masao Ohira - Wakayama University, Japan Ian Oliver - Nokia, Finland Philippe Palanque - Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France Emmanuel Pietriga - INRIA, France Alexander Repenning - University of Colorado, USA Peter Rodgers - University of Kent, UK Mary Beth Rosson - Pennsylvania State University, USA Christopher Scaffidi - Oregon State University, USA Jonathan Sillito - University of Calgary, Canada Gem Stapleton - University of Brighton, UK Simone Stumpf - City University London, UK Steven Tanimoto - University of Washington, USA Daniel Varro - Budapest Univ. of Technology & Economics, Hungary Susan Wiedenbeck - Drexel University, USA ______________________________________________________________________ VISIT OUR WEB SITE http://vlhcc.org LIKE US ON FACEBOOK http://www.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).