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The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
(VL/HCC) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2004. Predicated on the idea
that visual representations can greatly benefit the task of computer
programming, the conference has become the premier international forum
on VL research. Originally named "Symposium on Visual Languages", the
conference has undergone several changes in response to the evolution of
the field. Its present name, extended to Human-Centric Computing,
reflects the expanded mission of the symposium:
to support the 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 it is focuses entirely on visual technology, text, or instead
focuses on the use of sound, taste, virtual reality, the web, or other
technologies. Examples of research in this area 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.
Following the 2003 edition in New Zealand,
this year's symposium will be held from September 26-29, 2004 in Rome
Italy, the site of the 1989 edition. This wonderful city affords
participants a unique environment for scientific discussion.
Distinguished researchers, including Paul Dourish of the University of
California, Irvine, USA, and Margaret-Anne Storey of the University of
Victoria, Canada, will give talks on relevant and emerging issues
related to the field of visual languages and human-centric computing.
The conference also includes a demo section of working prototype systems
that provide a closer look at recent results within this broad area.
VL/HCC 2004 will be colocated with ICGT 2004, (International Conference
on Graph Transformation), the premier venue for research and
applications in the field of Graph Transformations. Joint participation
in the two conferences is highly recommended and will be facilitated.
Under the patronage of Rome City Council