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AISB event Bulletin Item

Call for Participation: 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing


                    2008 IEEE Symposium on
           Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
                        (VL/HCC '08)

                   -- Visual Week 2008 --

                Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany
                     15-20 September 2008


If you plan to attend VL/HCC '08 then please see the important notes on
accommodation below.

The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
(VL/HCC) is the premier international forum for researchers and
industrial practitioners to discuss the theory, applications and
evaluation of technologies, visual and otherwise, that enhance the role
of humans in the computing process.

Co-located this year with
- the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization (SoftVis '08) and
- the Fifth International Conference on the Theory and Application of
 Diagrams (Diagrams '08),
VL/HCC promises to provide a stimulating forum for exchange and debate
around a wide range of topics relating to visual languages and
human-centric computing in general.

Highlights of this year's symposium within the Visual Week 2008 include:

- A joint VL/HCC & SoftVis keynote by John Stasko, Georgia Tech, USA
"Visualization for Information Exploration and Analysis"
- A joint VL/HCC & Diagrams keynote by Wilhelm Schaefer, University of
Paderborn, Germany
"Model Driven Development with Mechatronic UML"
- 36 paper presentations
- The pre-conference workshops
* Layout of Engineering Diagrams (LED '08)
* Sketch Tools for Diagramming
- The post-conference workshop
* Maintenance and Evolution in Model-Based Software Engineering
  (MEMSE '08)
- A Graduate Research Symposium
- Diagrams Tutorials
* Cognitive Dimensions of Notations
* Getting started with sketch tools
- An opening reception joint with the SoftVis reception & poster session
- A conference dinner with beer-tasting at the Andechs Monastery with
its 15th century church and its famous beer brewery

Herrsching is located on the east shore of beautiful Lake Ammersee,
35km (ca. 20miles) southwest of Munich and close to the Bavarian Alps
and the famous castles Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof.
The world famous Munich Oktoberfest starts immediately after VL/HCC '08

There are big discounts of up to 30% available for registering at more
than one of the co-located conferences. Early registration closes on

  July 27th.

Don't delay: hotel rooms are of short supply because of the Munich
Oktoberfest. The room block for hotels at Herrsching ends at the


and the number of hotel rooms at the conference centre is limited.

Further details, including online registration, program information
and accommodation details can be found on the VL/HCC website

Hope to see you there!