VL/HCC 2023: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing


The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing is the
premier international forum for research on this topic. Established in
1984, the mission of the conference is to support the design, theory,
application, and evaluation of computing technologies and languages for
programming, modeling, and communicating, which are easier to learn, use,
and understand by people.

The 2023 symposium is scheduled to take place October 2-6 in Washington,
DC, USA. VL/HCC 2023 is 100% Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical
Committee on Multimedia Computing (TCMC).


We invite you to consider submitting work to our posters/showpieces and
graduate consortium tracks:

Posters and Showpieces

Submission deadline: June 28, 2023 AoE

The Posters and Showpieces track (called the “showpieces track” for short)
offers an interactive opportunity to discuss recent research, experiences,
challenges, ideas, prototypes, and accomplishments with the VL/HCC
community. Formerly called “posters and demonstrations”, the category now
includes posters, videos, downloadable apps, handouts, electronic devices,
physical prototypes, or any other artifacts that facilitate meaningful
interactions with other conference attendees.

A broad range of topics are appropriate for showpieces. The following
non-exhaustive list illustrates the possibilities:


   Current research in progress. This might include:

      Original or innovative technologies or prototypes that may or may not
      be accompanied by an evaluation

      Short qualitative or quantitative studies

   Reflections, provocations, or proposals about theory or methods

   Results presented in the main VL/HCC conference

   Results already presented at another conference or published in a journal

   Existing commercial products and/or services

   Efforts aimed at integrating research into education

   Efforts aimed at commercializing research

Showpieces can help accomplish many goals, such as:


   Helping graduate student presenters to meet faculty from other

   Building community interest in a novel way of approaching a research

   Starting conversations that could lead to new collaborations

   Demonstrating to industry sponsors that a specific line of research has
   practical applications

   Showcasing products or services available for sale

More details:

Graduate Consortium

Submission deadline: July 7, 2023 AoE

The primary goal of this year’s event is to stimulate graduate students’
and other researchers’ thinking about “Low-Code / No-Code Development”.
This development paradigm enables the creation and deployment of fully
functional applications using visual abstractions and interfaces and
requiring little or no procedural code to empower users in creating
software applications for constrained domains, even if they lack a
programming background. This goal aligns with the theme of the 2023 VL/HCC
main conference. Other areas within the remit of VL/HCC are also welcome.

Why You Should Participate


   Present your work to a smaller, more attentive audience

   Get detailed, critical, constructive feedback from a diverse panel of

   Meet other students working on similar problems

   Travel funding may be available to help cover your cost of attending
   VL/HCC (details below).

Who Can Participate?

The consortium is open to both Master’s and PhD students worldwide.
Participation is particularly encouraged from PhD students who are close to
proposing a thesis, as well as from members of groups identified by NSF as
underrepresented in the sciences and engineering. If multiple applicants
from a particular university apply for the consortium this year, then no
more than two per university will be selected to participate. To be
eligible, each applicant may have participated no more than once in the
VL/HCC graduate consortia of past years.

More details:



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