[ecoop-info] VL/HCC 2016 Call for Participation – early registration deadline 31st July 2016

Alessio Malizia Alessio.Malizia at brunel.ac.uk
Thu Jul 14 17:04:19 CEST 2016


*IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing*
September 4–7, 2016
Cambridge, UK

* Early registration deadline 31st July 2016 *


>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. We will hold the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing September 4-7, 2016 in Cambridge, UK at the St Catharine's College<http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/>.

VL/HCC 2016 will present two keynote addresses by prominent speakers
and a selection of technical research papers and short papers about emerging topics in visual languages and human-centric computing.
See the programme at the conference website (https://sites.google.com/site/vlhcc2016/keynotes).
The event will also feature a graduate consortium and will be co-located with PPIG 2016: The Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG).


* David Dernie, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Westminster, UK

* Michael Kölling, Professor at the School of Computing, University of Kent, in Canterbury, UK


The city of Cambridge, an hour by train from London, is one of the leading technology innovation centres in Europe. Its vibrant cultural and business environment has developed around the 800 year-old university and medieval city centre. Cambridge is the bicycling capital of the UK, with a wide range of science museums, art galleries and historic churches distributed among the tourist attractions of the scenic parks and river. Cambridge has been a regional market town for 2000 years, and still has a traditional market square at the centre of a charming district that mixes pedestrian precincts with student accommodation, university departments and fashionable shopping.

The venue for all conference sessions will be St Catharine’s College, which is located next to King’s College in the historic centre of Cambridge. The college provides on-site accommodation, with the major attractions of the city only a 1-2 minute walk from the front gate. Like most Cambridge Colleges, St Catharine’s provides modern conference facilities in a scenic and historic setting.

For further details see http://vlhcc.org/attending


The registration is open now at https://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/vlhcc-and-ppig-2016. Early registration with reduced fees ends on July 31st, 2016.


General Chair
Alan Blackwell - University of Cambridge, UK

Program Chairs
Gem Stapleton - University of Brighton, UK
Beryl Plimmer - University of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ)

Publicity Chair
Alessio Malizia - Brunel University London, UK

Finance Chair
Peter Rodgers - University of Kent, UK

Graduate Consortium Chair
Anita Sarma - Oregon State University, USA

Showpieces Chair
Advait Sarkar - University of Cambridge, UK

Publications Chair
Peter Chapman - University of Brighton, UK

Social Media Chair
Scott Fleming - University of Memphis, US

Program Committee
Robin Abraham - Microsoft Corporation
Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome
Peter Chapman - Edinburgh Napier University
Gennaro Costagliola - Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Salerno
Jacome Cunha - Universidade Nova de Lisboa & HASLab/INESC TEC
Juan De Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa - PUC-Rio
Gregor Engels - University of Paderborn
Claudia Ermel - Technische Universität Berlin
Martin Erwig - Oregon State University
Joao Paulo Fernandes - University of Beira Interior
Andrew Fish - University of Brighton
Scott Fleming - University of Memphis
Judith Good - Department of Informatics, University of Sussex
John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology
Felienne Hermans - Delft University of Technology
John Hosking - University of Auckland
John Howse - University of Brighton
Caitlin Kelleher - Washington University in St. Louis
Sandeep Kuttal - University of Tulsa
Edward Lank - University of Waterloo
Thomas D. Latoza - George Mason University
Mark Minas - Universität der Bundeswehr München
Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University
Chris Parnin - NCSU
Alexander Repenning - University of Colorado
Peter Rodgers - University of Kent
Joao Saraiva - Universidade do Minho
Anita Sarma - Oregon State University
Stefan Sauer - University of Paderborn, s-lab - Software Quality Lab
Christopher Scaffidi - Oregon State University
T. Metin Sezgin - Koc University
Simone Stumpf - City University London
Steven Tanimoto - University of Washington
Franklyn Turbak - Wellesley College
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université catholique de Louvain
Eric Walkingshaw - Oregon State University

Steering Committee
Paolo Bottoni - Universita de Roma - Sapienza, Italy
Gennaro Costagliola - Università di Salerno, Italy
Martin Erwig - Oregon State University, USA
Andrew Fish - University of Brighton, UK
John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
John Howse - University of Brighton, UK
Eileen Kraemer - Clemson University, USA
Mark Minas - Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, USA

For further information, please visit the conference website at

We all look forward to welcoming you at VL/HCC 2016 in Cambridge, UK!

Alessio Malizia Dr.
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