[ecoop-info] CfW: VL/HCC 2018 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing

Rui Pereira ruipereira at di.uminho.pt
Mon Feb 12 14:16:08 CET 2018


IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2018)

1-4 October, 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal


- Workshop proposal submission: 23 March 2018
- Notification: 6 April 2018
- Workshop date: 1 October 2018


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. VL/HCC 2018 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Topics covered by VL/HCC are computing technologies and visual
languages for modeling, programming, communicating, and reasoning,
which are easier to learn, use or understand by humans than the
current state-of-the-art. The conference focuses on designing,
formalizing, implementing, and evaluating these technologies and
languages. This includes tools and visual languages intended for
general audiences (e.g. professional or novice programmers, or the
public) or domain-specific audiences (e.g. people working in business
administration, production environments, healthcare, urban design or
scientific domains).

This year's special topic is "Building Human-Adaptive Socio-Technical
Systems". For more details regarding it and a list of typical areas of
interest refer to the conference Call for Papers and website.


VL/HCC 2018 will host a number of workshops during the first day of
the conference. The workshops will provide an interactive forum for a
group of typically 15 to 30 participants to exchange recent and/or
preliminary results as well as to conduct intensive discussions on a
particular topic. Organizers and participants are encouraged to foster
lively discussion of innovative ideas, recent progress, or practical

Each workshop should provide a balanced distribution of its time for
both presentation of papers and discussions. We encourage prospective
workshop organizers to submit proposals for highly interactive
workshops focusing on areas related to modelling in general. Both
research-oriented and applied topics are welcome. The duration of each
workshop is either half a day or a full day.


Prospective workshop organizers must submit a workshop proposal
package which will be reviewed by the workshop selection committee,
and may either be accepted or rejected. If the workshop is accepted,
both the conference organizers and the workshop organizers will
publicize the workshop to encourage attendees to submit papers to the
workshop and attend it.

Your proposal must contain the following information:

General Information:
- Workshop title and name or acronym
- Organizers (name, affiliation, e-mail) and primary contact
- Desired length of the workshop (half day or full day)
- Abstract (200 words), intended for the VL/HCC 2018 website
- URL of preliminary workshop website (if one exists already)

Objectives and Scope:
- Description of the workshop including motivation and objectives,
topics of interest, and intended audience
- Brief explanation of the workshop’s relevance to the VL/HCC 2018
conference and the VL/HCC community in general (if your workshop
continues a series, please explain why it should be run again at
VL/HCC 2018)
- Previous events including, where applicable, a link to the website,
the number of submitted and accepted papers, and the number of

Organization Details:
- Details on the organizers’ backgrounds (max. 150 words per person),
including relevant past experience in workshop organization
- Workshop program committee (indicated as finalized or expected)

Workshop Format:
- Intended paper format (number of pages; types of papers, e.g., full
papers, work-in-progress papers, practitioners' reports, position
statements, posters)
- Evaluation and selection process of submissions
- Proceedings planned (publisher, pre- and/or post-proceedings,
preliminary proceedings or paper dissemination; please indicate
whether you would be willing to participate in joint workshop
proceedings for all VL/HCC 2018 workshops or prefer your individual
proceedings publishing process)
- Intended workshop format (including duration, approximate schedule,
number of presentations, planned keynotes, interactive or working
- Intended activities for soliciting submissions
- Expected number of participants
- Specific requirements (e.g., equipment, room capacity)
- Brief description of any post-workshop activities (if any)

Additional Material:
- Workshop web page (URL of the draft web page, if one exists)
- Draft Call for Papers for the workshop (a one page Call for Papers
that you intend to send out if your workshop is accepted)

In order to ensure a proper coordination of the workshop paper
submission deadlines with those of the main conference, the following
constraints have to be respected by the deadlines you plan for your
- Workshop website and CFP dissemination: May 11, 2018
- Workshop paper submission deadline: July 13, 2018
- Workshop paper notification to authors: August 10, 2018 (must be
before the VL/HCC 2018 early registration deadline)
- Workshop date: October 1, 2018

Please ensure that you adhere to the above workshop proposal
guidelines providing all requested information using at most five (5)
pages. In addition, please provide a one page draft of your planned
Call for Papers to the proposal (not included in the page limit of 5).

Please submit your workshop proposal electronically in PDF by emailing
the workshops chairs at: saraiva at di.uminho.pt and
sauer at uni-paderborn.de


- João Saraiva, Universidade do Minho
- Stefan Sauer, Paderborn University

For any information please contact the workshops chairs at:
saraiva at di.uminho.pt and sauer at uni-paderborn.de

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