Call for Papers

2002 IEEE Symposia on
Human Centric Computing
Languages and Environments

HCC '02 is the second symposium of the IEEE symposium series on Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments which has replaced the IEEE Visual Languages Symposium series. After the first one (HCC'01) at Stresa, Italy, September 2001, HCC'02 will take place in Arlington, VA, September 3-6, 2002.

HCC'02 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 2002 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 (max. 8 pages, see formatting instructions) 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?

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

Poster papers (max. 2 pages, see formatting instructions) 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.

Accepted papers will appear in proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society.

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


Guidelines are available in PDF and Postscript format.

Additionally, a format sheet with the margins and placement guides is available as a PDF file, and a Postscript file. It contains lines and boxes showing the margins and print areas. If you hold it and your printed page up to the light, you can easily check your margins to see if your print area fits within the space allowed.

For LaTeX users, a set of macros (local copy) is available, that should help format a paper according the guidelines.


Papers should be submitted online via the HCC'02 submission web page by March 10, 2002, in PDF or Postscript.

Important Dates

March 10, 2002 Submission Deadline
May 19, 2002 Notification of Acceptance
June 21, 2002 Camera Ready Version due.

PDF A "Call for paper" flyer is also available in PDF and gzip-compressed PostScript format

Last modification: 6/20/2002, Mark Minas