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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing September 30 - October 4, 2012, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA


Co-located with MODELS'12

This year we have 33 excellent papers on many aspects of research on Visual Languages and 
Human-Centric Computing authored by researchers coming from 16 different countries all over 
the world. Titles and topics are listed in http://vlhcc2012.di.unisa.it/program/accepted-papers/


The registration and hotel booking are now open!!
-    Conference home page: http://vlhcc.org
-    Registration: http://vlhcc2012.di.unisa.it/registration/ 
	Early Bird: before/on September 7th, 2012 (new)
-    Hotel Booking:  http://vlhcc2012.di.unisa.it/registration/hotel-booking/  
	Deadline for hotel reservations is September 2nd, 2012.


- Keynote Speakers:

Prof. David Harel - The Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel):
	"Some Thoughts on Executable Visual Languages and their Interfaces" - October 3rd Prof. Alan Blackwell - University of Cambridge (UK): 
	"Computational Thinking and Creative Practice" - October 1st 

- Tutorials       (preferred registration date: by September 7th)

	- Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering - by Prof. Dr. Harald Strrle 
	- The Art and Science of Diagramming: Communicating Effectively Using Diagrams -  by Dr. Daniel Moody


- Satellite Workshop
	Creative Design for Interdisciplinary Projects in Cultural Heritage   


>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.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
* 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

General Chair
Gennaro Costagliola - University of Salerno, Italy

Program Co-Chairs
Martin Erwig - Oregon State University, USA Gem Stapleton - University of Brighton, UK

Workshop & Poster Chairs
Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Claudia Ermel - Technische Universitt Berlin, 

Publicity Chair
Vittorio Fuccella - University of Salerno, Italy

Proceedings & Web Chair
Mattia De Rosa - University of Salerno, Italy Fabrizio Torre - University of Salerno, Italy 

Robin Abraham - Microsoft, USA
Robert Biddle - Carlton University, Canada Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 
Margaret Burnett - Oregon State University, USA Maria Francesca Costabile - University of Bari, 
Italy Phil Cox - Dalhousie University, Canada Allen Cypher - IBM Research Almaden, USA Juan De 
Lara - Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Robert DeLine - Microsoft Research, USA Gregor 
Engels - University of Paderborn, Germany Claudia Ermel - Technische Universitat Berlin, Germany 
Andrew Fish - University of Brighton, UK 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 James Lin - Google Inc, USA Mark Minas - Universitt der Bundeswehr Mnchen, Germany Emerson 
Murphy-Hill - North Carolina State University, USA Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Ian Oliver - Nokia, Finland 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 Steven Tanimoto - University of Washington, USA Daniel Varro - Budapest 
University of Technology & Economics, Hungary Susan Wiedenbeck - Drexel University, USA

Paolo Bottoni - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Gennaro Costagliola - Universita di Salerno, 
Italy Robert DeLine - Microsoft Research, USA John Grundy - Swinburne University of Technology, 
Australia John Howse - University of Brighton, UK Andrew Ko, University of Washington, USA Mark
Minas - Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany Brad Myers - Carnegie Mellon University, 
USA Emmanuel Pietriga - INRIA, France