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					PEICS 2011

				Second International Workshop on
		Pattern-Driven Engineering of Interactive Computing Systems

					Organized at
	3rd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing
Systems (EICS 2011)
				     	 Pisa, Italy
				  Monday, June 13th, 2011

*** Deadline for submissions has been extended to March, 20th 2011!***

Today ensuring the ergonomic quality as well as the user experience (UX) of
user interfaces (UI) has become a major concern when developing interactive
computing systems. The quality of the developed UI highly depends on the
experience of the developers, their understanding about the system users,
their tasks and the later use context. Since most of the developers don’t
have this expertise, different forms of design knowledge representations,
like design rules, style guides, guidelines and standards have evolved which
represent good practices when designing user interfaces.
But although these documents could help to increase the ergonomic quality of
the developed user interface, they are often not used within the design
process. This is mostly because they are considered to be too complex, too
ambiguous or narrow to be applied. To overcome this problem new constructive
forms of design knowledge representations have to be found, that fit into
the design process and guide the developer in her design tasks.
Since almost one decade HCI pattern languages are one popular form of such
design knowledge representations which can be used to facilitate the
exchange of best practices, knowledge and design experience between the
interdisciplinary team members and allow the formalization of different user
interface aspects. Since patterns usually describe the rational in which
context they should be applied (when), why a certain pattern should be used
in a specific use context (why) and how to implement the solution part (how)
they are suitable to describe different user interface aspects in a
constructive way.
But despite intense research activities in the last years, HCI pattern
languages still lack in a lingua franca, a common language for the
standardized description and organization of the pattern. This makes it
difficult to design suitable tools that support the developers not only in
identifying relevant patterns but also in applying them accordingly to the
problem context. To fully benefit from HCI patterns within the engineering
of interactive computing systems they have to be prepared for integration
into a model-based user interface development process.
Besides guiding and advising the UI developers of which solution should be
applied, HCI pattern languages can help in model-based user interface
development (MBUID) to enable the easy reuse of already designed models or
user interface components.
To enable the constructive use of HCI patterns in the model-based
development process the informal textual, or graphical notation of HCI
patterns has to be overcome. Furthermore, an aspect that received a
considerable amount of interest in last year’s PEICS workshop, deals with
the empirical evaluation of patterns and its shortcomings. The latter
include a lack of evaluating the effectiveness of a pattern, i.e. when is a
pattern a “good” pattern. Secondly, pattern descriptions often lack
empirical evidence that the pattern solves the problem at hand, e.g. to
which extend it improves the usability of a user interface. And last, there
is a lack of evaluation of the usability and accessibility of pattern

We solicit papers addressing one or more of the following issues:

* How to establish a pattern organization which allows the use of patterns
within the different development-phases of a model-based user interface
development process (task/concept, AUI, CUI, FUI)?
* How to integrate pattern instances into the user interface models?
* How to use Pattern Languages as formalization of designers knowledge?
* How to design Tool-Support for the constructive reuse of design knowledge?
* How to enable traceability of pattern application?
* How to ensure usability of pattern descriptions?
* How can different patterns be combined?
* How to insert quality factors into pattern language?
* How to measure effectiveness of a pattern?
* How to design an interactive computing system from one or more pattern

The workshop takes one full day during the EICS 2011 conference.
The workshop will consist of short presentations by all workshop
participants followed by in-depth group discussions on selected topics.
The results of this group work will be presented and discussed in a closing
plenary session.

Papers must not exceed 4 pages in SIGCHI Conference Proceedings Format and
address one or more of the above topics.
Submissions with in-depth discussion of one topic are preferred above
submissions with a broader topic. Usage of an illustrative example is
encouraged. Both academic position papers and industrial experience papers
are solicited.
All submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the program
committee.Papers will be evaluated according to their significance,
originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the

 * Microsoft Word document and Latex class file templates are available at:

Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format at
At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the
Like in the previous PEICS workshop, it is planned to publish all accepted
papers electronically in the ACM International Conference Proceedings

* Paper submission: March 20, 2011
* Notification of acceptance: April 3, 2011
* Final paper: April 29, 2011
* Distribution of final papers: May 3, 2011
* Workshop day: June 13, 2011

 * Marc Seissler (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
 * Kai Breiner (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
 * Gerrit Meixner (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany)
 * Peter Forbrig (Univerity of Rostock, Germany)
 * Ahmed Seffah (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
 * Kerstin Kloeckner (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)

 * Paolo Bottoni, University of Rome, Italy
 * Jan van den Bergh, Hasselt University, Belgium
 * Kai Breiner, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
 * Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
 * Esther Guerra, University of Madrid, Spain
 * Kerstin Kloeckner, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
 * Christian Kruschitz, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
 * Gerrit Meixner, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
(DFKI), Germany
 * Juan de Lara, University of Madrid, Spain
 * Roland Petrasch, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
 * Andreas Pleuss, University of Limerick, Ireland
 * Stefan Sauer, University of Paderborn, Germany
 * Ahmed Seffah, University of Troyes, France
 * Marc Seissler, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
 * Daniel Sinnig, Concordia University, Canada

For further details please visit
For further questions please contact us at [log in to unmask]

Dipl.-Inf. Marc Seißler
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Telefon: (0631) 205-3672
Telefax: (0631) 205-3705

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Lehrstuhl für Produktionsautomatisierung Postfach 3049
D-67653 Kaiserslautern

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