Conferences, Workshops and Call for Papers

Diagrams '04

3rd International Conference on Theory and Application of Diagrams
March 22-24, 2004
Cambridge University, UK

'Diagrams' is an international and interdisciplinary conference series on the theory and application of diagrams from any field of enquiry.

From early history, diagrams have been pervasive in human communication. Recent advances in multimedia technology have introduced increasingly sophisticated visual representations into everyday life. We need to improve our understanding of the role of diagrams and sketches in communication, cognition, creative thought, and problem-solving.

These concerns have triggered a surge of interest in the study of diagrammatic notations, especially in academic disciplines dealing with cognition, computation and communication.

It is the only conference that provides a united forum for all areas that are concerned with the study of diagrams: architecture, artificial intelligence, cartography, cognitive science, computer science, education, graphic design, history of science, human-computer interaction, linguistics, philosophy and logic, and psychology, to name a few.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • diagram understanding by humans or machines
  • reasoning with diagrammatic representations
  • diagram usage in scientific discovery
  • history of diagrammatic languages and notations
  • formalization of diagrammatic notations
  • novel uses of diagrammatic notations
  • design of diagrammatic notations
  • interactive graphical communication
  • psychological issues pertaining to perception, comprehension, and production of diagrams
  • computational models of reasoning with and interpretation of diagrams
  • role of diagrams in applied areas such as visualization
  • spatial information and diagrams
  • usability issues concerning diagrams
  • design with diagrams

More information can be found by visiting the Diagrams'04 website.

EASE '04

8th Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering
May 24-25 2004

For 2004, EASE is being co-located with the 26th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Edinburgh, UK and the proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.

EASE welcomes papers on all aspects of empirical assessment and evaluation in Software Engineering. For details of previous conferences and their published proceedings, please see our web site above. Some of the topics that have been addressed over the years, and which are still highly relevant, include:

  • Justifying the use of empirical assessment and evaluation in an industrial environment
  • Product and component evaluation
  • Meta-analysis of software experiments
  • Process and tool evaluation
  • Evaluation strategies
  • Experimental design
  • Testing strategies
  • Quality assessment
  • Software experiments, case studies and observational studies
  • Replications of previous experiments and empirical studies

We do of course continue to welcome both full and short (experience) papers that address all aspects of evaluation and assessment in Software Engineering, especially where the experiences relate to the problems that arise from the use of emerging technologies and practices and from new domains of application.

IWPC '04

International Workshop of Program Comprehension
June 24-26, 2004
University of Bari
Dipartimento di Informatica
Bari, Italy

Comprehending programs is one of the core software engineering activities. Program comprehension is needed for reuse, inspection, maintenance, reverse engineering, reengineering, migration, and extension of existing software systems.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to present and discuss both the state-of-the art and the state-of-the-practice in the general area of program comprehension.

We invite technical papers, working sessions, and tool demos on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Theories and models for software comprehension
  • Program comprehension processes and strategies
  • Experiments and case studies with a focus on program comprehension
  • Tools facilitating individual and team understanding
  • Reverse engineering and visualization of software artifacts for the purpose of program comprehension
  • Formal and informal peer reviews for the purpose of sharing comprehension
  • Comprehension during large scale maintenance, reengineering, and extensions of existing systems
  • Program comprehension for the purpose of assuring and increasing software security
  • Understanding network-centric systems
  • Understanding object-oriented frameworks and component-based software
  • Software comprehension for integration into product line systems
  • Software comprehension for migration towards web services
  • Software comprehension in the context of aspect-oriented programming

More information about the forthcoming IWPC workshop can be found on the IWPC website.

ICCM '04

Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Modeling

July 29 - August 1, 2004
Pittsburgh, USA.
(jointly between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh)

ICCM brings researchers together who develop computational models that explain/predict cognitive data. The core theme of ICCM2004 is Integrating Computational Models: models that integrate diverse data; integration across modeling approaches; and integration of teaching and modeling.

ICCM2004 seeks to grow the discipline of computational cognitive modeling. Towards this end, it will provide

  • A sophisticated modeling audience for cutting-edge researchers
  • Critical information on the best computational modeling teaching
  • Resources for teachers of the next generation of modelers
  • A forum for integrating insights across alternative modeling approaches (including connectionism, symbolic modeling, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling, and cognitive architectures) in both basic research and applied settings, across a wide variety of domains, ranging from low-level perception and attention to higher-level problem-solving and learning.
  • A venue for planning the future growth of the discipline

More information is available through the conference website

Tel '04

Technology Enhanced Learning Workshop

22 August 2004, Toulouse, France

Technology Enhanced Learning (TeL) has provided tools and infrastructure to education and training disciplines for over a decade. Related issues are as various as pedagogical and evaluation theories, integrated learning environments, experiments, trials and results from R&TD deployment.

Relying on recent experiences and promising results from R&TD projects, in particular EU endorsed initiatives (e.g. IST Projects: Lab@Future, Laboratory of Tomorrow, Mobilearn), the workshop will give educational institutions, experts, practitioners and technologists an opportunity to share their experience and possibly come up with a consensus on open issues.

Tel'04 is a one day workshop co-located with the WCC'2004 conference.

It will take place among other WCC events in the Congress Center (downtown Toulouse). The program will include refereed papers and invited talks by distinguished researchers and practitioners.

The proceedings will be published by Kluwer, the official publisher of the IFIP conference. For more details and submission visit: Tel'04 workshop website

More information about the WCC (World Computer Congress) can be found on the WCC website.

ICSM '04

IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance
September 11th-17th, 2004. Chicago,Illinois, USA

The International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM) is the world's major international conference for software and systems maintenance, evolution, and management. For the 20th ICSM 2004 we invite you to join us in exploring issues related to maintaining, modifying, enhancing, and testing operational systems and designing, building, testing, and evolving maintainable systems.

ICSM 2004 will address the major challenges confronting maintenance and evolution. We will concentrate on identifying new opportunities for collaboration between researchers and practitioners.

More information about ICSM'04 can be found on the ICSM'04 website.

HCC '04

IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing
Rome, Italy, September 26-29, 2004

The IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2004. Predicated on the idea that visual representations can greatly benefit the task of computer programming, the conference has become the premier international forum on VL research. Originally named "Symposium on Visual Languages", the conference has undergone several changes in response to the evolution of the field. Its present name, extended to Human-Centric Computing, reflects the expanded mission of the symposium:

  • 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

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Empirical studies of Visual Programming Languages and Environments
  • End-user and Domain-Specific Programming Languages
  • Formal specification of Visual Languages and Environments
  • Meta CASE Tools for Visual Language Processing
  • Human-Centric Computing Languages and Environments
  • Human-Centric Software Development
  • Multimedia Authoring Languages
  • Multi-Modal Interaction Environments
  • Software Engineering for Visual Applications and Languages
  • Software Visualization and Animation
  • Usability Evaluation of Visual Programming Systems
  • Visual/Multimedia Environments for Distance Education
  • Visual Approaches to Software Comprehension and to Software Re-Engineering
  • Visual Environments for Ubiquity Computing
  • Visual Geographic Information Systems
  • Visual Language Theory
  • Visual Modeling Languages
  • Visual Programming Languages
  • Visual Query and Visual Presentation in Databases

More information about HCC'04 can be found on the HCC'04 website.

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