14 September 2010
14 September 2010
07 Juner 2010
07 Juner 2010

From the beginning of the computer age, researchers and computing practitioners have sought ways to make interactions with computers more human-oriented. For example, visual languages have long been used to provide effective communication between humans and computers. Visual languages have been successfully employed for end-user programming, modeling, and rapid prototyping; they have supported design activities by people of many disciplines and backgrounds including architects, artists, children, engineers, and scientists. In the last few years, a number of languages and technologies have incorporated visual interfaces to facilitate human-human communication through Web technology and electronic mobile devices.

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 theory, applications and evaluation of technologies, visual and otherwise, that make computing more accessible to humans.

Established in 1984, the mission of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing is to support the design, formalization, implementation, and evaluation of computing languages that are easier to learn, easier to use, and easier to understand by a broader group of people.

This includes all research aimed at the above mission, regardless of whether it uses entirely visual technology, text, sound, virtual reality, the Web, or other technologies. Examples of research addressing this problem include, but are not limited to, language and environment design and implementation; theory and empirical studies that support the many media used toward this goal; and software comprehension (including software visualization), modeling, and engineering, especially as they are applied toward the above goal.

Scope and Topics

We solicit original, unpublished research papers that focus on one or more aspects of human-centric computing technology--for instance visual programming or interaction, text, sound, virtual reality, the Web, or other multimedia technologies.

Research papers may address cognitive, social, cultural and design aspects, underlying theories, formal methods, taxonomies, implementation efforts, tool support, and empirical studies. We also solicit short papers that present work in progress or demonstrations of tools. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Paper Submission

We invite two different types of paper submissions:

All papers must be formatted in IEEE double-column conference format and must be submitted electronically. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the international Program Committee. To help us assign papers to reviewers, we require authors to submit abstracts of their papers two weeks prior to the paper submission deadline.

Accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings of VL/HCC 2010, published by the IEEE Computer Society. The paper submission deadline is March 8, 2010. The conference also invites submissions for workshops and tutorials to be held in conjunction with the symposium; more details will be posted soon.

Important Dates


The Call for Papers is available as a PDF flyer or as plain text.


Leganés-Madrid, Spain
21-25 September 2010
Call For Papers VL/HCC 2010