We invite two kinds of papers, due March 16, 2012:
- full-length research papers, up to 8 pages
- short research papers, up to 4 pages
All accepted papers, whether full or short, should be complete archival contributions. The contribution from full papers are more extensive than those from short papers. Preliminary research should be submitted to the Posters category. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee.
Accepted papers will be distributed at the conference and will appear in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. In 2011 the conference paper format was changed by IEEE, so be sure you are using the new format, which is available at: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Moreover, authors of the best papers accepted for the conference will be invited to submit revised versions for a special issue of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing.
The conference also invites submissions for demos, posters, workshops, and tutorials.
Scope and topics
We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on efforts to design, formalize, implement, and evaluate computing languages and development tools that are easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to understand. This includes languages and tools expressed not only as text, but through any other means (visual, sketch-based, gesture-based, or otherwise). This also includes languages and tools intended for a wide range of audiences, including professional software developers, novice programmers, or other any other people who find a need to express computational ideas. We also seek papers that address cognitive, social, cultural, and theoretical aspects of efforts tolower barriers to computing.
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
A Note on Evaluations
Research papers are expected to support their claims with appropriate evidence. For example, a paper that claims to improve programmer productivity is expected to demonstrate improved productivity. However, not all claims necessarily need to be supported with empirical evidence or studies with people. A paper that claims to make something feasible that was clearly infeasible might substantiate its claim through the existence of a prototype. Moreover, there are many alternatives to empirical evidence, including analytical methods or formal arguments. We encourage authors to think carefully about what claims their submission makes and what evidence would support them.
|Abstract submissions (firm)||16 March 2012|
|Paper submissions (firm)||23 March 2012|
|Notification of reviews||25 May 2012|
|Rebuttals due||29 May 2012|
|Notification of final decision||6 June 2012|