Stresa, Italy
September 5-7, 2001

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will this conference compete with VL?
A: No, this conference replaces VL. But, it also broadens the scope to the _purpose_ behind visual, multimedia, or other new non-traditional kinds of languages, tools, and environments, namely making new ones available whose purpose is better/easier use by humans.
Q: If I am doing work that would have been submitted to VL, to which ICS should I now submit?
A: If you are doing theoretical work, submit to the Symposium on Visual Languages and Formal Methods. If you are doing work targeted at end user programming, submit to the Symposium on End User Programming. Otherwise, submit to the Symposium on Visual/Multimedia Approaches to Programming and Software Engineering.
Q: What other kinds of work does this conference cover?
A: Anything having to do with languages/environments that humans might be more successful using than past approaches. Besides the above subjects, this includes empirical work, software engineering implications and approaches supporting these new languages/environments, and any techniques (whether visual, audio, multimedia, or whatever) that help to achieve the above goal.
Q: What does human-centric stand for?
A computer science approach in which the machine is a servant to the user, languages, environments and solutions that essentially care for the humans. Previously we had centered on visual communication between a user and a program through the interface, now that we are having larger bandwidths, cheaper processors, high definition displays, etc. we may try to accomodate better all human senses (all five) to enable a richer communication with programs.

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