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:

Showpieces can help accomplish many goals, such as:

More details: https://conf.researchr.org/track/vlhcc-2023/vlhcc-2023-posters-and-showpieces

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

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: https://conf.researchr.org/track/vlhcc-2023/vlhcc-2023-graduate-consortium


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