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VL/HCC 2021 invites authors of high-quality and relevant journal articles to present their work at the VL/HCC 2021 conference.

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Mon 11 Oct

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14:10 - 14:50
Helping Programmers BuildResearch Papers / Journal-First Presentations
Chair(s): Michael Coblenz University of Maryland at College Park
14:10
10m
Paper
Where-provenance for Bidirectional Editing in SpreadsheetsFull paper
Research Papers
Jack Williams Microsoft Research, Cambridge, Andrew D. Gordon Microsoft Research and University of Edinburgh
14:20
10m
Talk
Applications of model-driven engineering in cyber-physical systems: A systematic mapping studyJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
Mustafa Abshir Mohamed Independent Researcher, Moharram Challenger University of Antwerp, Geylani Kardas Ege University
14:30
10m
Short-paper
Guided Optimization for Image Processing PipelinesShort paper
Research Papers
Yuka Ikarashi MIT CSAIL, Jonathan Ragan-Kelley MIT CSAIL, Tsukasa Fukusato The University of Tokyo, Jun Kato National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Takeo Igarashi The University of Tokyo
Pre-print
14:40
10m
Short-paper
A Toolkit for Building More Adaptable User Interfaces for Vision-impaired UsersShort paper
Research Papers
Calvin Luy Monash University, Jeremy Law Monash University, Lily Ho Monash University, Richard Matheson Monash University, Tracey Cai Monash University, Anuradha Madugalla Monash University, Australia, John Grundy Monash University
15:00 - 15:40
Lowering the Floor for Creative ExpressionResearch Papers
Chair(s): John Grundy Monash University
15:00
10m
Paper
VREUD - An End-User Development Tool to Simplify the Creation of Interactive VR ScenesFull paper
Research Papers
Enes Yigitbas Paderborn University, Germany, Jonas Klauke Paderborn University, Sebastian Gottschalk Paderborn University, Gregor Engels Paderborn University
15:10
10m
Paper
Preserving Hand-Drawn Qualities in Audiovisual Performance Through Sketch-Based InteractionFull paper
Research Papers
Samuelle Bourgault University of California Santa Barbara, Jennifer Mary Jacobs University of California, Santa Barbara
15:20
10m
Short-paper
Interactive Fiction Creation in Villanelle: Understanding and Supporting the Author ExperienceShort paper
Research Papers
John Bacher North Carolina State University, Chris Martens North Carolina State University
15:30
10m
Short-paper
Scaffolding Game Design: Towards tool support for planning open-ended projects in an introductory game design classShort paper
Research Papers
Alexander Card North Carolina State University, Wengran Wang North Carolina State University, Chris Martens North Carolina State University, Thomas Price North Carolina State University

Tue 12 Oct

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13:00 - 13:40
Teaching About Machine Learning and AIResearch Papers
Chair(s): Franklyn Turbak Wellesley College
13:00
10m
Paper
Exploring Machine Teaching with ChildrenFull paper
Research Papers
Utkarsh Dwivedi University of Maryland, Jaina Gandhi Clumio, Raj Parikh Bloomberg, Merijke Coenraad University of Maryland, Elizabeth Bonsignore University of Maryland, Hernisa Kacorri University of Maryland, College Park
13:10
10m
Paper
Designing a Visual Interface for Elementary Students to Formulate AI Planning TasksFull paper
Research Papers
Kyungjin Park North Carolina State University, Bradford Mott North Carolina State University, Seung Lee North Carolina State University, Krista Glazewski Indiana University, J. Adam Scribner Indiana University, Anne Leftwich Indiana University, Cindy Hmelo-Silver Indiana University, James Lester North Carolina State University
13:20
10m
Paper
ChatrEx: Designing Explainable Chatbot Interfaces for Enhancing Usefulness, Transparency, and TrustFull paper
Research Papers
Anjali Khurana Simon Fraser University, Parsa Alamzadeh Simon Fraser University, Parmit Chilana Simon Fraser University
13:30
10m
Short-paper
Teaching Students About Conversational AI Using Convo, a Conversational Programming AgentShort paper
Research Papers
Jessica Zhu Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jessica Van Brummelen MIT
13:50 - 14:30
Understanding and Shortening the Feedback Loop in ProgrammingResearch Papers
Chair(s): Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
13:50
10m
Paper
Understanding the Challenges and Needs of Programmers Writing Web Automation ScriptsFull paper
Research Papers
Rebecca Krosnick University of Michigan, Steve Oney University of Michigan
14:00
10m
Paper
Edit-Run Behavior in Programming and DebuggingFull paper
Research Papers
Abdulaziz Alaboudi George Mason University, USA, Thomas LaToza George Mason University
14:10
10m
Short-paper
Immediate Feedback for Students to Solve Notebook Reproducibility Problems in the ClassroomShort paper
Research Papers
Christophe Casseau Univ. Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, CNRS, LaBRI, UMR5800, Jean-Rémy Falleri Univ. Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, CNRS, LaBRI. Institut Universitaire de France., Xavier Blanc Univ. Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, CNRS, LaBRI, UMR5800, Thomas Degueule CNRS, LaBRI
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14:20
10m
Short-paper
Shortening Feedback Loops in a Live Game Development EnvironmentShort paper
Research Papers
Tom Beckmann Hasso Plattner Institute, Eva Krebs Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Patrick Rein Hasso Plattner Institute, Stefan Ramson Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany, Robert Hirschfeld Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), University of Potsdam, Germany
14:40 - 15:20
Visual Program and Information Representations (1)Research Papers
Chair(s): Stefan Sauer Paderborn University
14:40
10m
Paper
SQLVis: Visual Query Representations for Supporting SQL LearnersFull paper
Research Papers
Daphne Miedema Eindhoven University of Technology, George Fletcher Eindhoven University of Technology
14:50
10m
Paper
A Visual Notation for Succinct Program TracesFull paper
Research Papers
Divya Bajaj Oregon State University, Martin Erwig Oregon State University, Danila Fedorin Oregon State University, Kai Gay Oregon State University
15:00
10m
Paper
Text vs. Graphs in Argument AnalysisFull paper
Research Papers
Guilherme Carneiro University of St Andrews, Alice Toniolo University of St Andrews, Miguel A. Nacenta University of Victoria, Aaron J. Quigley University of New South Wales
15:10
10m
Short-paper
Travel Kinematics in Virtual Reality Increases Learning EfficiencyShort paper
Research Papers
Eric Nersesian New Jersey Institute of Technology, Margarita Vinnikov New Jersey Institute of Technology, Michael Lee New Jersey Institute of Technology
15:30 - 16:10
Visual Program and Information Representations (2)Journal-First Presentations / Research Papers
Chair(s): Thomas LaToza George Mason University
15:30
10m
Paper
Exploring the impact of classification probabilities on users’ trust in ambiguous instancesFull paper
Research Papers
15:40
10m
Talk
An end-to-end model-based approach to support big data analytics developmentJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
Hourieh Khalajzadeh Monash University, Australia, Andrew Simmons Deakin University, Mohamed Abdelrazek Deakin University, Australia, John Grundy Monash University, John Hosking University of Auckland, Qiang He Swinburne University of Technology
15:50
10m
Talk
Run-time conflict detection in visual language parsingJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
Gennaro Costagliola Università di Salerno, Vincenzo Deufemia University of Salerno, Filomena Ferrucci University of Salerno, Carmine Gravino University of Salerno
16:00
10m
Short-paper
Algot: An Educational Programming Language with Human-Intuitive Visual SyntaxShort paper
Research Papers
Sverrir Thorgeirsson ETH Zurich, Zhendong Su ETH Zurich
16:20 - 17:00
16:20
40m
Awards
Awards
Research Papers

Wed 13 Oct

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13:00 - 13:50
Improving Programming EducationResearch Papers
Chair(s): Scott Fleming University of Memphis
13:00
10m
Paper
Gradual Programming in Hedy: A first user studyFull paper
Research Papers
Marleen Gilsing Leiden University, Felienne Hermans Leiden University
13:10
10m
Paper
Snapdown: A Text-Based Snapshot Diagram Language for Programming EducationFull paper
Research Papers
13:20
10m
Paper
Removing the Walls Around Visual Educational Programming EnvironmentsFull paper
Research Papers
Brian Broll Vanderbilt University, Akos Ledeczi Vanderbilt University, Gordon Stein Vanderbilt University, Devin Cruz Jean Vanderbilt University, Corey Brady Vanderbilt University, Shuchi Grover Looking Glass Ventures / Stanford University, Veronica Catete North Carolina State University, Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University
13:30
10m
Paper
Identifying Student Misunderstandings About Singly Linked Lists in the C Programming LanguageFull paper
Research Papers
Eman Almadhoun Oregon State University, Jennifer Parham-Mocello Oregon State University
13:40
10m
Short-paper
TextCode: A Tool to Support Problem Solving Among Novice ProgrammersShort paper
Research Papers
Fulvio Corno Politecnico di Torino, Luigi De Russis Politecnico di Torino, Juan Pablo Sáenz Politecnico di Torino
14:00 - 14:50
Interaction and Support at a DistanceResearch Papers / Journal-First Presentations
Chair(s): Parmit Chilana Simon Fraser University
14:00
10m
Paper
Remote Pair Collaborations of CS Students: Leaving Women Behind?Full paper
Research Papers
Caroline Lott The University of Tulsa, Alex McAuliffe The University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
14:10
10m
Paper
HowToo: A Platform for Sharing, Finding, and Using Programming StrategiesFull paper
Research Papers
Maryam Arab George Mason University, Jenny Liang University of Washington, Yang Kyu Yoo George Mason University, Amy Ko University of Washington, Thomas LaToza George Mason University
14:20
10m
Talk
How end-user programmers forage in online repositories? An information foraging perspectiveJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
14:30
10m
Short-paper
Enabling Collaborative Distance Robotics Education for Novice ProgrammersShort paper
Research Papers
Gordon Stein Vanderbilt University, Akos Ledeczi Vanderbilt University
14:40
10m
Short-paper
Streamers Teaching Programming, Art, and Gaming: Cognitive Apprenticeship, Serendipitous Teachable Moments, and Tacit Expert KnowledgeShort paper
Research Papers
Ian Drosos University of California, San Diego, Philip Guo University of California San Diego
15:50 - 16:00
Conference ClosingResearch Papers
15:50
10m
Day closing
Conference Closing
Research Papers

Call for Presentations

Scope

Authors of high-quality and relevant journal articles are invited to present their work at the VL/HCC 2021 conference. A submission to the journal-first paper presentations track must adhere to the following criteria:

How to Submit

The authors of a paper that respects these criteria are invited to submit a proposal for a journal first presentation. This submission should include two documents:

  1. A one-page presentation proposal (in IEEE 2-column format). This should include: the paper’s title, the paper’s authors, the original paper’s abstract, and where the paper was published. If the journal paper extends previously published work (such as, a tool demo or a poster) then the proposal must include a section listing the main contributions that are novel to the journal paper.
  2. A pdf of the original journal paper.

Submit both at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vlhcc2021. The one-page summary and paper are for review purposes only and will not be published.

Evaluation

The committee will evaluate if the submission is within the scope of the VL/HCC conference and satisfies the above listed eligibility criteria. We plan to select as many papers as possible but if the interest is higher than expected, the track chairs, together with the conference technical program co-chairs, will reserve the right to prioritize papers that better fit the conference technical program. As the papers have already been reviewed and accepted by high quality journals, they will not be reviewed again for technical correctness. They will be checked for the Journal-First criteria and prioritized according to fit within the conference themes. Authors will not receive any reviews with the notification.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2021, h 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth, UTC-12)
  • Notification: May 30, 2021

Presentation

If a submission is accepted for the journal-first program, at least one author of the associated journal paper must register and attend the conference to present the paper. A journal-first presentation will be scheduled in a session with topically-related papers. The journal-first manuscripts are published through the journals and will not be part of the VL/HCC proceedings. The journal-first papers will be listed in the conference program.

Journal-First Co-chairs

Carmen Santoro, ISTI-CNR, Italy

Parmit Chilana, Simon Fraser University, Canada