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Apologies for multiple copies of this CFP.

UML'2000 Workshop on Towards a UML Profile for Interactive Systems
Development (TUPIS'2000)

York - UK - October 2/3, 2000

Workshop Contact
    Nuno Jardim Nunes, Univ. of Madeira, Portugal
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    Nuno Jardim Nunes, Univ. of Madeira, Portugal
    John M. Artim, OOCL Inc, USA
    Srdjan Kovacevic, Icarian, EUA
    João Falcão E Cunha, Univ. of Porto, Portugal
    Mark van Harmelen, Univ. of Manchester and Cutting Edge Systems, Lda, UK
    Dave Roberts, IBM Ease of Use, UK
    Larry Constantine, Constantine & Lockwood, USA

Deadlines and Important Dates
    * Electronic submission start date: 15 May 2000
    * Submission deadline: 17 July 2000
    * Notification of Acceptance: 31 July 2000
    * Early registration deadline: please check the UML'2000 web site
    * Workshop: 2 or 3 October 2000

Call for Papers

Building interactive systems that are efficient and reliable in use, easy to
learn and remember, and that provide user satisfaction is one of the
greatest challenges of the software industry. Such requirements are
increasing with the widespread use of the Internet, the advent of the
information appliances and agent-based systems. The Unified Modeling
Language (UML) has found widespread use in many different application
domains and is increasingly becoming the de facto standard language for
object-oriented analysis and design. However, UML support for interactive
system development is recognized to be insufficient.

Several recent workshops held at major human-computer interaction (CHI¹97
and 98) and object-oriented conferences (INTERACT¹99) discussed the role of
object modeling in interactive system development. The results point out
that the object modeling can play an important role leveraging interactive
system development. In particular, the UML, and its built in extensibility
mechanisms, was found to be adequate to accommodate some of human-computer
interaction (HCI) domain knowledge.

The TUPIS workshops seeks to go one step further and specifically discuss
the potential and limitations of the UML to integrate HCI knowledge, thereby
devising a set of notational extensions that could effectively be used in a
real world scenario to improve interactive system development.

Participation in the Workshop is by invitation only upon acceptance of
position papers, reviewed by an international program committee. In order to
foster interactivity, participants are encouraged to read the position
papers prior to the workshop. The workshop will start with an overview, from
one of the organizers, of the different ideas and proposals presented in the
contributions. From then on participants will split into groups and discuss
the potential of the UML to express a particular concept, or set of
interrelated HCI concepts. In the end a summary of the results will be
disseminated to both the HCI and software engineering communities.

Potential participants should send position papers articulating their
interests, ideas, and experiences in interactive system development and
object models. Position papers must be electronically submitted with name
and contact information to the organizing committee ([log in to unmask]).
Papers must be in English, and not longer than 6 pages in html format
(template available for download in the Workshop site).

Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
    * Ways of using the UML for interactive system development;
    * UML extensions to support interactive system development;
    * UML based models and artifacts to support interactive system
    * UML notations for descriptions of work and business processes, user
      behavior, user profiling, task models, conceptual (user) models,
      abstract and detailed user interface models;
    * Ways of using the UML to express interactive system architectures;
    * Ways of using the UML to express task and presentation patterns;
    * Tool support issues regarding the above topics
    * Problems, issues and case studies regarding the above topics;

Potential participants are encouraged to read position papers and final
reports from three related Workshops held in CHI¹97, CHI¹98 and ECOOP¹99
    1. van Harmelen, M., et al, Object Models in User Interface Design: A
       CHI 97 Workshop, SIGCHI Bulletin, 29(4), ACM; 1997.
    2. Artim, J., et al, Incorporating Work, Process and Task Analysis Into
       Commercial and Industrial Object-Oriented System Development, SIGCHI
       Bulletin, 30(4), 1998.
    3. Nunes, N., et al, Workshop on Interactive System Design and Object
       Models, in Moreia, A., (Editors), ECOOP¹99 Workshop Reader,
       Springer-Verlag LNCS, 1999.

Participants are also expected to read the position papers of other
participants prior to the workshop. Participants will be asked to assist in
the preparation of the workshop report after the workshop, and may be
invited to participate in further publication resulting from workshop

According to the UML'2000 registration policy all attendees at the workshop
will have to pay the workshop registration fee. A discounted fee will be
offered for those also attending the <<UML>> 2000 conference. For more
informations regarding the UML'2000 Conference and workshop registration
please visit the conference web site at

Nuno Jardim Nunes
University of Madeira - Teaching Assistant
Mathematics Dep. - Computer Science Unit
phone: +351 91 705160 (direct) 705150 (secretary)
fax: +351 91 705199
Address: Campus Universitário da Penteada
         9000 - Funchal - Portugal