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Clare Hooper <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 10:17:14 +0000
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The WWW'12 workshop on updating and interlinking HCI, web and graphics curricula shall be taking place on 16 April in Lyon, France. We seek position papers and poster abstracts, due one week today, on February 6.

The full CFP is below.


WWW 2012 Workshop: HCI, Web and Graphics Curricula at the Crossroads of Science, Design and Technology

Contributions are invited to this one-day workshop, running on 16 April at ACM WWW2012, Lyon, France.

The evolution of rapidly changing and increasingly diverse and sophisticated web-based systems provides evidence to justify revising our definitions of the core computing/informatics curriculum. We can also see evidence by looking at web scientists who are establishing a research framework that studies the theory and practice of social machines. These insights and understandings are highly valuable in advancing our understanding of how we manage, build and evolve the web and its associated human interactions.

In business there is an increasing demand for well-informed and technically skilled graduates and postgraduates. Too often, however, students are being taught and guided through sets of fundamentals that were identified and established when computing and informatics were first emerging as a discipline.

This workshop provides a forum for cross-disciplinary discussions between researchers, designers and architects of web technologies. It will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences that are emerging in this important area. There is much common ground that can be established across these apparently diverse communities. This workshop provides an opportunity to collaboratively begin to address the task of coordinating curricula from the HCI, Web and Graphics domains for the benefit of students, academic and business alike.

==Objective and goals==
The objective of this workshop is to coordinate the community of practice as we share scholarly insights into the learning outcomes of the relevant domains and into the relationships between these outcomes.

Goals include:
* List important concepts common to the fields of HCI, graphics, component-based programming and web technology: work at the level encountered by students of a university computer science programme.
* Link these concepts to well-known/useful resources: relevant definitions, examples, exercises, books, papers, tutorials, software, useful web sites, etc.
* Discuss how these concepts should be introduced and answer the following questions:
--What are the most important concepts to convey to students, and what are the main pitfalls?
--Are there dependencies between the various concepts involved? Try and build a graph of dependencies.
--Are some concepts more important than others?
--Are some concepts more difficult to acquire than others? An indication of level at which they should be introduced would be valuable for building a curriculum.
--Are there other relationships between concepts that are useful to consider for a curriculum?
--Can these concepts be organized hierarchically in order to identify parallels and structure the curriculum?
--Are some teaching methods more suitable for sets of concepts than others?

==Audience and themes==
WWW provides a forum for collaboration between technologist practitioners and academics that is of special value. Of all aspects of the computing/informatics curriculum, HCI and Graphics are areas that can most benefit from the broad community who participate in WWW. Similarly, the profile of this work will be of benefit to both academic and business communities.

The workshop will address the topic of the Web/HCI/Graphics curriculum in the context of current and ongoing technological developments that surround the use and development of the web. It is relevant for all academics, technology trainers and businesses who are concerned with the development and use of web based applications.

Themes include: the web, HCI, graphics and design education; the structure of concepts in these areas; interdisciplinary work; and pedagogy.

==Author information: contributions and important dates== This will be a highly participative and interactive workshop. We seek two types of contribution:
1. Position papers (up to 2000 words)
2. Poster abstracts (up to 1000 words)
Please submit your contributions via Easychair:

Attendees whose position papers are accepted will be invited to make a presentation to the workshop in the form of a pecha-kucha. Poster papers will be presented and discussed in the poster session of the workshop. All submissions should be formatted according to the ACM templates.

Important dates:
* February 6, 2012: Submissions due
* February 17, 2012: Notification to authors
* February 26, 2012: Camera-ready deadline for accepted submissions

==Publication of contributions==
All accepted contributions and abstracts will be published online through the University of Southampton. All attendees will be invited to submit a full paper (developed after the workshop or revised from a position paper) for publication subsequent to the workshop. Discussions will be sustained through the workshop wiki. A special issue in a journal on that subject might also follow the discussions in the workshop.

* Su White, University of Southampton, UK
* Clare Hooper, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK
* Mountaz HascoŰt, LIRMM, University of Montpellier, France

Programme Committee
* Birgit Pr÷ll
* Clare Hooper
* Claudia Rodda
* Mountaz HascoŰt
* Paul De Bra
* Su White
* «eljko ObrenoviŠ

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