We would like to invite you to submit a paper to the Empirical Studies of
Programmers Symposium, which is part of Human-Centric Computing'02. The
Empirical Studies of Programmers Symposium is concerned with empirical
approaches to understanding programmers and their tasks, in a broad sense.
Proceedings will be published by the IEEE. See the link in the
announcement below for a description of the Empirical Studies of
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Susan Wiedenbeck and Marian Petre
Empirical Studies of Programmers Symposium co-chairs
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
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:
* Visual/Multimedia Programming and Software Engineering
(Gregor Engels and Martin Erwig, Program Chairs)
* Empirical Studies of Programmers
(Susan Wiedenbeck and Marian Petre, Program Chairs)
* End-User and Domain-Specific Programming
(Philip Cox and Trevor Smedley, Program Chairs)
See the individual symposia web pages for topics of interest to each.
Original research papers (max. 8 pages) 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
In addition to research papers, poster papers and tutorial proposals are
Poster papers (max. 2 pages) 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
To help authors prepare the best paper possible, these materials are
available from last year's HCC Symposia (same guidelines for this year's
* Suggestions for how to write a research paper for HCC.
* Sample review forms.
* Recent "Best Paper Award" papers.
* Research papers: maximum 8 pages in IEEE 2-column conference
* Poster papers: maximum 2 pages in IEEE 2-column conference
Guidelines are available in PDF
and Postscript format
For LaTeX users, a set of macros
available, that should help format a paper according the guidelines.
Papers should be submitted online via the HCC'02 submission web page
(http://www2.cs.fau.de/HCC02/submit.html) by March 3, 2002, in PDF or
* March 3, 2002: Submission Deadline
* May 19, 2002: Notification of Acceptance
* June 16, 2002: Camera Ready Version due.