[ecoop-info] DUE IN JANUARY: VL/HCC 2011 Workshops and Tutorials, Sept 18-22, Pittsburgh, PA

James Lin james.lin at acm.org
Wed Dec 22 00:52:13 CET 2010

VL/HCC 2011
IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing

September 18–22, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

* Intention to submit email: 3 January 2011
* Proposal submission: 10 January 2011
* Notification of final decision: 28 January 2011

Workshops are small meetings intended to foster discussion in an area
related to that of the conference. We strongly recommend that
organizers plan their workshop to encourage interaction among the
attendees and avoid structuring the workshop as a long series of
individual paper presentations. Note also that workshops are not
courses where an instructor teaches the attendees (see Tutorials below
for this instead).

Prospective workshop organizers must submit a workshop proposal
package, which will be reviewed by the workshop chairs and may either
be accepted or rejected. If the workshop is accepted, then both the
conference organizers and the workshop organizers will publicize the
workshop to ensure that a sufficient number of attendees submit
position papers to the workshop.

The workshop proposal package must contain:

* A proposal document in PDF format listing:
   - The title of the workshop
   - The names, contact information for all organizers (one organizer
     should be highlighted as the contact for the workshop chairs), and
     the organizers' backgrounds
   - A description of the topic and rationale for the workshop,
     including a brief description of why the workshop will be relevant
     to VL/HCC attendees
   - A detailed plan for carrying out the workshop, including the
     method for soliciting position papers from potential attendees,
     the method for selecting attendees from submitted position papers,
     an approximate schedule for the workshop, and a brief description
     of any post-workshop activities (e.g. curating a journal special
* The "Call for Participation" document (500 words or less) that will
   be used to advertise the workshop on mailing lists, the VL/HCC web
   site, etc.
* A URL to a preliminary workshop web page. The content on this page
   need not be final at submission time.

The proposal package must be submitted by e-mail to the workshop
chairs at jwnichols at us.ibm.com.

Tutorials allow conference attendees to expand their knowledge.
Tutorials might introduce researchers to emerging areas or new
technologies, or provide an overview of the state of the art in an
existing research area.

Prospective tutorial instructors must submit a tutorial proposal
package, which will be reviewed by the tutorial chairs and may either
be accepted or rejected. If the tutorial is accepted, then both the
conference organizers and the tutorial instructors will publicize the
tutorial to ensure that a sufficient number of attendees will choose
to attend the tutorial.

The tutorial package must contain:

* Tutorial abstract. This will be posted on the VL/HCC web site and
   must contain:
   - Title of the tutorial
   - Names and affiliations of the instructors
   - Description: At most 500 words describing the benefits that
     attendees will receive from this course, the features of the
     course, and some background on the instructors. Feel free to use
     bulleted lists in the abstract as needed.
* Course description of 1–4 pages. This should contain:
   - Proposed duration of the tutorial (half day or full day, though
     shorter tutorials could also be proposed)
   - Learning objectives
   - Justification: why will this tutorial be of interest to the VL/HCC
   - Content: describe in detail the material that will be covered
   - Presentation format and schedule: describe in detail the format of
     the presentation and how it will be organized
   - Tutorial history: describe the history of the tutorial, if any
   - Audio/visual needs: describe any technology that you will need in
     order to present your tutorial. We should be able to provide a
     projector, screen, and some form of computer audio system. Be sure
     to mention any needs beyond that set of equipment.

Both documents should be submitted as PDFs via e-mail to the tutorial
organizers at jwnichols at us.ibm.com.

Allen Cypher - IBM, USA
Jeffrey Nichols - IBM, USA


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