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   2005 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages
   and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC'05)

   Dallas, Texas, USA, 21-24 September 2005

Visual languages (VLs) have long been a means of
effective communication between human and machine.
Today, they are successfully employed for end-user
programming, modeling, rapid prototyping, and
design activities by people of many disciplines
including architects, artists, children, engineers,
and scientists. In addition, visual languages and
technologies are increasingly being used to
facilitate human-human communication through the
Internet Web technology, and electronic mobile

The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and
Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) is the premier
international forum for researchers and industrial
practitioners to discuss the state-of-the-art in
visual languages and their applications. This
year, VL/HCC'05 together with several satellite events
will be held in Dallas, Texas, USA, in the heart
of the complex of over 600 major multinational
technology corporations known as the Telecom

               SCOPE AND TOPICS

We solicit original, unpublished research papers
that focus on some aspect of visual language or
human-centric computing technology, whether it be
visual technology, text, sound, taste, virtual
reality, the Web, or other multimedia technologies.
Research papers may address cognitive and design
aspects, underlying theories, taxonomies,
implementation work, tool support, and case studies.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to
the following:

* End-User and Domain-Specific Languages
* Empirical Studies of Visual Languages and End-User Programming
* Human-Centric Software Development
* Multimedia Authoring Languages
* Multi-Modal Interaction
* Software Visualization and Animation
* Theory of Visual Languages
* Visual Languages for Design
* Visual Languages for Education
* Visual Languages in Software Engineering
* Visual Modeling and Specification Languages
* Visual Programming Environments
* Visual Query Languages and Databases
* Visual Techniques for Business Processes and Workflow

               STUDENT EVENT

VL/HCC is anticipating a fully funded graduate
student consortium for graduate students working
on research relevant to VL/HCC.  As in prior
years, funding to provide transportation,
housing, and registration for
graduate student participants is anticipated. The
application process details should be similar to
that of prior years; details will become
available later this year or early in 2005.

              PAPER SUBMISSION

Submissions that address research and development,
as well as experience reports and tool demonstration
proposals on the above and other related topics are
strongly encouraged. All the submitted papers will
be reviewed by the international Program Committee
members. Accepted papers will be published in the
Proceedings of VL/HCC'05 by the IEEE Computer
Society. A selection of the best papers will be
invited for subsequent publication in a special issue
of the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing.
Research papers and experience reports of up to eight
(8) and tool demonstrations of up to two (2) IEEE
double-column pages should be submitted electronically.
Abstracts of research papers and experience reports
must be submitted two weeks before full paper
submissions. Detailed information on electronic
submission will be provided at the VL/HCC'05 Web
site at:

                 IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop/Tutorial proposals:     20 February 2005
Workshop/Tutorial decision:       6 March 2005
Abstract submission:              6 March 2005
Paper submission:                20 March 2005
Notification of decision:        22 May 2005
Camera-ready copy:               19 June 2005

                 GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Allen Ambler, University of Kansas, USA
Kang Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

                 PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Martin Erwig, Oregon State University, USA
Andy Schuerr, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

                  PUBLICITY CHAIR

Chris Hundhausen, Washington State University, USA

                   FINANCE CHAIR

Jing Dong, University of Texas at Dallas, USA


Mark Minas, University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany

                    LOCAL CHAIR

Kendra Cooper, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

                 PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Thomas Baar, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Alan Blackwell, University of Cambdridge, UK
Adam Borkowski, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland
Paolo Bottoni, Universita di Roma, Italy
Margaret Burnett, Oregon State University, USA
Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Maria Francesca Costabile, Universita di Bari, Italy
Gennaro Costagliola, Universita di Salerno, Italy
Phil Cox, Dalhousie University, Canada
Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Gregor Engels, Universitaet Paderborn, Germany
Mark Gross, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
John Hosking, University of Auckland, New Zealand
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Chris Hundhausen, Washington State University, USA
Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, USA
Stefano Levialdi, Universita di Roma, IT
Mark Minas, Universitaet der Bundeswehr in Muenchen, Germany
Pierre-Alain Muller, Universite de Haute Alsace, France
Marc Najork, Microsoft, USA
Noritaka Osawa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan
Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA, France
Steve Reiss, Brown University, USA
Mary Beth Rosson, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Nenad Stankovic, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Shin Takahashi, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Steve Tanimoto, University of Washington, USA
Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, MetaCase, Finland
Susan Wiedenbeck, Drexel University, USA
Guido Wirtz, Universitaet Bamberg, Germany