Stresa, Italy
September 5-7, 2001

Call For Papers

HCC '01 replaces the IEEE Visual Languages Symposium and will take place in the beautiful town of Stresa, on the west shore of Lago Maggiore, in northern Italy. It is the only international conference focused on languages and environments used by people. Some of these people are end users, some are professional programmers, some are software engineers, and some are children. The mission of the conference series is:

Design, formalization, implementation, and evaluation of computing languages that are easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to understand by a broader group of people.

This includes all research aimed at the above mission, regardless of whether they use entirely visual technology, text, or instead use sound, taste, virtual reality, the web, or any other technologies. Examples of research addressing this problem include but are not limited to language/environmental design aspects, theory that supports the many media used toward this goal, implementation aspects, empirical work, software comprehension aspects (including software visualization), and software modeling and/or software engineering aspects.

This year there will be 3 individual symposia comprising this 2001 IEEE Symposia on Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments. The symposia will be co-located and will partially overlap in schedule, including several shared events and talks. These symposia are:

See the individual symposia web pages for topics of interest to each.

Original research papers should make clear what new contribution the work makes, and how the work differs from related works. We are especially interested in how this work adds new insights: how does a particular feature provide greater support for some task than has been accomplished before? Who does this feature help, why, and how do we know? How is it different from other approaches? What is needed to make even more gains?

To help authors prepare the best paper possible, these materials are available from last year's Visual Languages Symposium (same guidelines for this year's symposia):

In addition to research papers, poster papers and tutorial proposals are solicited.

Poster papers are most suitable for interactive discussion. Work in early stages is especially encouraged, but work in any stage of development that would benefit from an interactive presentation is encouraged. Poster authors will have a special forum for showcasing their work and having one-on-one discussions with attendees.


Additional formatting files for Latex users can be picked up at the IEEE ftp site: . (Start with file LATEX.TXT, and it will tell you what else you might need.) An appropriately initialized Word document is also available at that ftp location. Or, see the pdf or the ps concrete examples of the instructions printed according to the formatting instructions.

Deadlines and Submission Instructions

Deadlines: Paper submissions are due

Paper submission instructions are specific to each symposium. Please, refer to the individual web sites.

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