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Latest Call for Papers

Workshop on
Representations in Interactive Software Development

2-4 July 1997

Department of Computer Science
Queen Mary and Westfield College
University of London


Various representations serve diverse purposes throughout interactive
software development.  Representations may be used to support processes
such as analysis of users' work and environment, envisioning and
implementing new work situations and technology and evaluation of
usability, work performance and quality.

In playing a part in such processes, a representation may provide, for
example, an embodiment or model of the object of a particular development
activity.  It may provide an historical record of the development process.
It may serve as a channel of communication within or between groups of
stakeholders in the development process.
Representations may take many different forms.  Dimensions along which
types of representations may be considered include formal to informal,
general to concrete, exclusive to participative, tool-based to ad hoc,
graphical to propositional.

Questions of interest include: which processes and activities within
software development may benefit from or require particular
representations?  Which form of representation is most appropriate to meet
which needs?  What benefits has one form of representation over another, in
what circumstances?  Which properties of representations support particular
processes, roles and activities?  Who needs to be able to understand and
work with a given representation?  What tools and environment must be
provided to support construction and use of a particular representation?

The workshop shall provide a forum for practitioners and researchers to
present their own work and ideas on representations and their uses within
software development and to discuss the above and related issues.


The workshop shall run from Wednesday 2 July to Friday 4 July.  The format
shall consist of paper presentations and extended discussions.

Deadlines and Publication

Papers of six to ten A4 pages should be submitted to Eamonn O'Neill (see
below) to arrive no later than 14 May 1997.  Authors shall be notified of
the Programme Committee's decision by 30 May.  Selected papers from the
workshop shall be revised and extended for publication in a special issue
of the journal Human Computer Interaction.

Programme Committee

John Carroll, Virginia Tech
Gilbert Cockton, University of Northumbria
Joelle Coutaz, CLIPS-IMAG Grenoble
David Gilmore, University of Nottingham
Michael Harrison, University of York
Hilary Johnson, QMW University of London
Peter Johnson, QMW University of London
Eamonn O'Neill, QMW University of London
Steve Payne, University of Cardiff
Mick Smith, Harlequin Ltd
Keith Stenning, University of Edinburgh

Organising Committee

Hilary Johnson, Peter Johnson, Eamonn O'Neill: QMW University of London

Further Information

Further information may be obtained from: Eamonn O'Neill or Hilary Johnson,
Dept of Computer Science, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of
London, London E1 4NS, England.

email: [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
phone: +44 (0)171 975 5258 (Eamonn O'Neill) or +44 (0)171 975 5238 (Hilary
fax: +44 (0)181 980 6533