VL/HCC 2022
Mon 12 - Fri 16 September 2022 Rome, Italy
Dates
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Plenary
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Tue 13 Sep

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09:00 - 09:15
09:15 - 10:30
Keynote 1Research Papers at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Mark Minas Universität der Bundeswehr München
09:15
75m
Keynote
Keynote 1 - Challenges in Creating Responsible and Human-Centered AI
Research Papers
Saleema Amershi Microsoft Research
10:30 - 17:30
Poster PresentationPosters and Showpieces / Graduate Consortium at Corridor of San Francesco Room

Authors will attend only during breaks.

10:30
7h
Poster
Dear Diary: On Documenting Novices' Development ProcessPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Juan Pablo Sáenz Politecnico di Torino, Luigi De Russis Politecnico di Torino
DOI
10:30
7h
Poster
High Resolution Explanation Maps for CNNs using Segmentation NetworksPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Alessio Mascolini Politecnico di Torino, Francesco Ponzio Politecnico di Torino, Enrico Macii Politecnico DI Torino, Elisa Ficarra Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Santa Di Cataldo Politecnico Di Torino
DOI
10:30
7h
Poster
Early Design of a Conversational AI Development Platform for Middle SchoolersPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Amit Kumar University of Florida, Xiaoyi Tian University of Florida, Mehmet Celepkolu University of Florida, Maya Israel University of Florida, Kristy Elizabeth Boyer University of Florida
DOI
10:30
7h
Poster
fableBlocks: Toward Mitigating Programming Anxiety with Storytelling-based Tangible Block Programming EnvironmentsPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Alexandre Gomes de Siqueira University of Florida, Pedro Feijóo-García University of Florida, Stephanie Carnell University of Central Florida, Eduardo Gabriel Queiroz Palmeira Santa Catarina State University, Andrew Maxim University of Florida
DOI
10:30
7h
Constructionism, Ethics, and Creativity: Developing Tools for the Future of Education with AIGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
Randi Williams Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DOI
10:30
7h
Improving Real-time Collaborative Data Science Through Context-Aware MechanismsGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
April Wang University of Michigan
DOI
10:30
7h
Time-Travel Debugging with Visualization of Data-Structures Based on InstrumentationGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
Kim Mönch Bundeswehr University Munich
DOI
10:30
7h
The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Human-Computer Interaction: Using a Smart Topic Extraction SystemGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
Parinaz Tabari University of Salerno
DOI
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Poster & Showpiece MadnessPosters and Showpieces / Research Papers / Graduate Consortium at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Paolo Bottoni Sapienza University of Rome

All poster & showpiece authors.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch (provided at the conference center)Research Papers at San Francesco Room
14:00 - 15:30
Session on Human-centric ML & VisualizationsResearch Papers at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
14:00
30m
Talk
The Role of Expertise on Insight Generation from Visualization SequencesFull paper
Research Papers
Stephanie Rosenthal Carnegie Mellon University, Tingting Chung College of William & Mary
DOI
14:30
15m
Talk
Predicting Data Scientist Stuckness During the Development of Machine Learning ClassifiersShort paper
Research Papers
Moshe Mash CMU, Shoshana Oryol CMU, Reid Simmons CMU, Stephanie Rosenthal Carnegie Mellon University
DOI
14:45
15m
Talk
A Crowdsourced Study of Visual Strategies for Mitigating Confirmation BiasShort paper
Research Papers
Tee Chuanromanee University of Notre Dame, Ronald Metoyer University of Notre Dame
DOI
15:00
15m
Talk
ML Blocks: A Block-Based, Graphical User Interface for Creating TinyML ModelsShort paper
Research Papers
Randi Williams Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michał Moskal Microsoft Research, Peli de Halleux Microsoft Research
DOI
15:15
15m
Talk
Human-Centric Machine Learning for Temporal Knowledge Graphs: Towards Understanding the European Alternative Fuels MarketShort paper
Research Papers
Robert Jungnickel RWTH Aachen University - Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Aymen Gannouni RWTH Aachen University - Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Anas Abdelrazeq RWTH Aachen University - Information Management in Mechanical Engineering, Ingrid Isenhardt RWTH Aachen University - Information Management in Mechanical Engineering
DOI
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 17:30
Session on Block-based Languages & Programming EducationResearch Papers / Journal-First Presentations at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Cyrus Omar University of Michigan
16:00
30m
Talk
Effects of a Block-Based Scaffolded Tool on Students’ Introduction to Hierarchical Data StructuresJournal-first
Journal-First Presentations
Pedro Feijóo-García University of Florida, Amanpreet Kapoor University of Florida, USA, Christina Gardner-McCune Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Eric Ragan
DOI
16:30
30m
Talk
LevelUp - Automatic Assessment of Block-Based Machine Learning Projects for AI EducationFull paper
Research Papers
Tejal Reddy MIT Media Lab, Randi Williams Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cynthia Breazeal Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DOI
17:00
30m
Talk
Code-Chips: Interactive Syntax in Visual ProgrammingFull paper
Research Papers
Anthony Savidis Department of Computer Science, University of Crete and ICS-FORTH, Manos Agapakis Department of Computer Science, University of Crete
DOI
18:00 - 21:00

Wed 14 Sep

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09:00 - 10:30
Keynote 2 (Joint keynote with Diagrams)Research Papers at Auditorium
09:00
90m
Keynote
Keynote 2 - The Power of Diagrams: Observation, Inference and Overspecificity
Research Papers
Gem Stapleton University of Cambridge
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 15:30
Showpiece & Poster PresentationPosters and Showpieces / Graduate Consortium at Foyer of the Auditorium

Authors will attend only during breaks.

10:30
5h
Demonstration
Quintessence: An Intersectional Reflexivity Tool for Data-Centric Research & DevelopmentShowpiece
Posters and Showpieces
Alicia Boyd DePaul University, Jibiana Jakpor Mockingbird Preparatory High School, Brittany Johnson George Mason University
DOI
10:30
5h
Demonstration
Dockerlive: A live development environment for DockerfilesShowpiece
Posters and Showpieces
David Reis Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Filipe Figueiredo Correia Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
DOI
10:30
5h
Demonstration
Enabling Cross-Domain Robot Programming By End-Users: The ROBxTASK PlatformShowpiece
Posters and Showpieces
Till Bieg Austrian Insitute of Technology GmbH, Mathias Schmoigl-Tonis Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Nadine Sturm Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung gem. GmbH, Chloé Nativel RIC Regionales Innovations Centrum GmbH, Andreas Sackl Austrian Insitute of Technology GmbH
DOI
10:30
5h
Demonstration
CoopFinder: Finding Collaborators Based on Co-Changed FilesShowpiece
Posters and Showpieces
Kattiana Constantino Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Eduardo Figueiredo Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
DOI
10:30
5h
A Platform for the Reproducibility of Computational ExperimentsGC Showpiece
Graduate Consortium
Lázaro Costa INESC TEC
DOI
10:30
5h
A model-driven approach for DevOpsGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
Hugo da Gião University of Porto & HASLab/INESC Tec
DOI
11:00 - 12:30
Joint session with DiagramsResearch Papers at Auditorium
Chair(s): Mark Minas Universität der Bundeswehr München, Atsushi Shimojima Doshisha University

Chair for the VL/HCC papers: Mark Minas Universität der Bundeswehr München. Chair for the Diagrams papers: Atsushi Shimojima Doshisha University

11:00
30m
Talk
RustViz: Interactively Visualizing Ownership and BorrowingFull paper
Research Papers
Marcelo Almeida University of Michigan, Grant Cole University of Michigan, Ke Du University of Michigan, Gongming (Gabriel) Luo University of Michigan, Shulin Pan University of Michigan, Yu Pan University of Michigan, Kai Qiu University of Michigan, Vishnu Reddy University of Michigan, Haochen Zhang University of Michigan, Yingying Zhu University of Michigan, Cyrus Omar University of Michigan
DOI
11:30
15m
Talk
Examining Experts’ Recommendations of Representational Systems for Problem SolvingShort paper
Research Papers
Aaron Stockdill University of Cambridge, Gem Stapleton University of Cambridge, Daniel Raggi University of Cambridge, Mateja Jamnik University of Cambridge, Grecia Garcia Garcia University of Sussex, Peter Cheng University of Sussex
DOI
11:45
30m
Talk
Representational Interpretive Structure: Theory and NotationDiagrams2022 Full Paper
Research Papers
Peter Cheng University of Sussex, Aaron Stockdill University of Cambridge, Grecia Garcia Garcia University of Sussex, Daniel Raggi University of Cambridge, Mateja Jamnik University of Cambridge
DOI
12:15
15m
Talk
A Diagram Must Never be Ten Thousand Words: Text-Based (Sentential) Approaches to Diagrams Accessibility Limit Users’ Potential for Normative Agency Diagrams2022 Short Paper
Research Papers
DOI
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch (provided at the conference center)Research Papers at Auditorium
14:00 - 15:30
Session on Programming Assistance & RecommendationsResearch Papers at Auditorium
Chair(s): Stefan Sauer Paderborn University
14:00
30m
Talk
“There’s no way to keep up!”: Diverse Motivations and Challenges Faced by Informal Learners of MLFull paper
Research Papers
Rimika Chaudhury Simon Fraser University, Philip Guo University of California San Diego, Parmit Chilana Simon Fraser University
DOI
14:30
15m
Talk
The Gamma: Programmatic Data Exploration for Non-programmersShort paper
Research Papers
Tomas Petricek University of Kent
DOI
14:45
15m
Talk
Evaluating a Casual Procedural Generation Tool for Tabletop Role-Playing Game MapsShort paper
Research Papers
Henry Crain North Carolina State University, Dan Carpenter North Carolina State University, Chris Martens North Carolina State University
DOI
15:00
15m
Talk
An Integrative Human-Centered Architecture for Interactive Programming AssistantsShort paper
Research Papers
Andrew Blinn University of Michigan, David Moon University of Michigan, Eric Griffis University of Michigan, Cyrus Omar University of Michigan
DOI
15:15
15m
Talk
ReBOC: Recommending Bespoke Open Source Software Projects to ContributorsShort paper
Research Papers
Denae Ford Microsoft Research, Nischal Shrestha North Carolina State University, Thomas Zimmermann Microsoft Research
DOI
17:30 - 19:45
City Tour (Tour will start at 17:30. End TBD.)Research Papers at Main entrance
19:45 - 23:59
Dinner and Awards (Start TBD. End TBD)Research Papers at Checco er carrettiere

Thu 15 Sep

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09:00 - 10:30
Session on BarriersResearch Papers at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Jácome Cunha University of Porto
09:00
30m
Talk
Accessibility of UI Frameworks and Libraries for Programmers with Visual ImpairmentsFull paper
Research Papers
Maulishree Pandey University of Michigan School of Information, Sharvari Bondre University of Michigan School of Information, Sile O'Modhrain University of Michigan, Steve Oney University of Michigan
DOI
09:30
30m
Talk
Barriers in Front-End Web DevelopmentFull paper
Research Papers
David Ignacio Gonzalez Samudio George Mason University, Thomas LaToza George Mason University
DOI
10:00
30m
Talk
End-user encounters with lambda abstraction in spreadsheets: Apollo's bow or Achilles' heel?Full paper
Research Papers
Advait Sarkar Microsoft, Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan Microsoft Research; School of EECS, Oregon State University, Jack Williams Microsoft, Andrew D. Gordon Microsoft Research and University of Edinburgh
DOI
10:30 - 15:30
Poster PresentationPosters and Showpieces / Graduate Consortium at Corridor of San Francesco Room

Authors will attend only during breaks.

10:30
5h
Poster
Making the Invisible Visible in Computational NotebooksPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Mauricio Verano Merino Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, L. Thomas van Binsbergen University of Amsterdam, Mazyar Seraj Eindhoven University of Technology
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
A technique to improve text editing on smartphonesPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Maria Giovanna Albanese Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Salerno, Gennaro Costagliola Università di Salerno, Mattia De Rosa University of Salerno, Vittorio Fuccella University of Salerno
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Chaldene: Towards Visual Programming Image Processing in Jupyter NotebooksPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Fei Chen , Philipp Slusallek German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarland University, Martin Muller Saarland University, Tim Dahmen German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Feasibility of using YouTube Conversations for Pair Programming Intent ClassificationPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Jacob Hart University of Tulsa, Jake AuBuchon University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Evaluating Gender Bias in Pair Programming Conversations with an AgentPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Alex McAuliffe The University of Tulsa, Jacob Hart University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Estimating Foraging Values and Costs in Stack OverflowPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Abim Sedhain The University of Tulsa, Sruti Srinivasa Ragavan Microsoft Research; School of EECS, Oregon State University, Brett McKinney The University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Information Seeking Behavior for Bugs on GitHub: An Information Foraging PerspectivePoster
Posters and Showpieces
Abim Sedhain The University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Developers’ Foraging Behavior on Stack OverflowPoster
Posters and Showpieces
Vaishvi Diwanji The University of Tulsa, Abim Sedhain The University of Tulsa, Grey Bodi The University of Tulsa, Sandeep Kuttal The University of Tulsa
DOI
10:30
5h
Poster
Which Technologies are Most Frequently Used by Data Scientists?Poster
Posters and Showpieces
Paula Pereira University of Minho, João Paulo Fernandes LIACC, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Jácome Cunha University of Porto
DOI
10:30
5h
Tools for Creating UI Automation MacrosGC Poster
Graduate Consortium
Rebecca Krosnick University of Michigan
DOI
10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:30
Session on Code Comprehension & Help SeekingResearch Papers at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Thomas LaToza George Mason University
11:00
15m
Talk
Program-L: Online Help Seeking Behaviors by Blind and Low Vision ProgrammersShort paper
Research Papers
Jazette Johnson University of California - Irvine, Andrew Begel Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Software Research, Richard Ladner University of Washington, Denae Ford Microsoft Research
DOI
11:15
30m
Talk
Pinpoint: A Record, Replay, and Extract System to Support Code Comprehension and ReuseFull paper
Research Papers
Wengran Wang North Carolina State University, Gordon Fraser University of Passau, Mahesh Bobbadi North Carolina State University, Benyamin T. Tabarsi North Carolina State University, Tiffany Barnes North Carolina State University, Chris Martens North Carolina State University, Shuyin Jiao North Carolina State University, Thomas Price North Carolina State University
DOI
11:45
30m
Talk
Understanding Similar Code through Comparative ComprehensionFull paper
Research Papers
Justin Middleton North Carolina State University, Kathryn Stolee North Carolina State University
DOI
12:15
15m
Talk
Exploring Organization of Computational Notebook Cells in 2D SpaceShort paper
Research Papers
Jesse Harden Virginia Tech, Elizabeth Christman Virginia Tech, Nurit Kirshenbaum University of Hawaii at Manoa, John Wenskovitch Virginia Tech, Jason Leigh University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Chris North Virginia Tech
DOI
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch (provided at the conference center)Research Papers at San Francesco Room
14:00 - 15:15
Session on Programming EducationResearch Papers at San Francesco Room
Chair(s): Judith Good University of Amsterdam
14:00
30m
Talk
ParamMacros: Creating UI Automation Leveraging End-User Natural Language ParameterizationFull paper
Research Papers
Rebecca Krosnick University of Michigan, Steve Oney University of Michigan
DOI
14:30
30m
Talk
How Do Teaching Assistants Teach? Characterizing the Interactions Between Students and TAs in a Computer Science CourseFull paper
Research Papers
Yana Malysheva Washington University in St. Louis, John Allen Washington University in St. Louis, Caitlin Kelleher Washington University in St. Louis
DOI
15:00
15m
Talk
Is Assertion Roulette still a test smell? An experiment from the perspective of testing educationShort paper
Research Papers
Gina Bai North Carolina State University, Kai Presler-Marshall North Carolina State University, Susan Fisk Kent State University, Kathryn Stolee North Carolina State University
DOI
15:15 - 15:30

Accepted Papers

Title
Accessibility of UI Frameworks and Libraries for Programmers with Visual ImpairmentsFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
A Crowdsourced Study of Visual Strategies for Mitigating Confirmation BiasShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
An Integrative Human-Centered Architecture for Interactive Programming AssistantsShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Barriers in Front-End Web DevelopmentFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
Code-Chips: Interactive Syntax in Visual ProgrammingFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
End-user encounters with lambda abstraction in spreadsheets: Apollo's bow or Achilles' heel?Full paper
Research Papers
DOI
Evaluating a Casual Procedural Generation Tool for Tabletop Role-Playing Game MapsShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Examining Experts’ Recommendations of Representational Systems for Problem SolvingShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Exploring Organization of Computational Notebook Cells in 2D SpaceShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
How Do Teaching Assistants Teach? Characterizing the Interactions Between Students and TAs in a Computer Science CourseFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
Human-Centric Machine Learning for Temporal Knowledge Graphs: Towards Understanding the European Alternative Fuels MarketShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Is Assertion Roulette still a test smell? An experiment from the perspective of testing educationShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Keynote 1 - Challenges in Creating Responsible and Human-Centered AI
Research Papers
LevelUp - Automatic Assessment of Block-Based Machine Learning Projects for AI EducationFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
ML Blocks: A Block-Based, Graphical User Interface for Creating TinyML ModelsShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
ParamMacros: Creating UI Automation Leveraging End-User Natural Language ParameterizationFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
Pinpoint: A Record, Replay, and Extract System to Support Code Comprehension and ReuseFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
Predicting Data Scientist Stuckness During the Development of Machine Learning ClassifiersShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
Program-L: Online Help Seeking Behaviors by Blind and Low Vision ProgrammersShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
ReBOC: Recommending Bespoke Open Source Software Projects to ContributorsShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
RustViz: Interactively Visualizing Ownership and BorrowingFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
The Gamma: Programmatic Data Exploration for Non-programmersShort paper
Research Papers
DOI
“There’s no way to keep up!”: Diverse Motivations and Challenges Faced by Informal Learners of MLFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
The Role of Expertise on Insight Generation from Visualization SequencesFull paper
Research Papers
DOI
Understanding Similar Code through Comparative ComprehensionFull paper
Research Papers
DOI

Call for Research Papers

Scope and Topics

We solicit original, unpublished research papers on computing technologies for modeling, programming, communicating, and reasoning, which are easier to learn, use or understand by humans than the current state-of-the-art. Papers should focus on efforts to design, formalize, implement, or evaluate those technologies and languages. This includes technologies intended for general audiences (e.g., professional or novice programmers, or the public) or domain-specific audiences (e.g., people working in business administration, production environments, healthcare, urban design or scientific domains).

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Visual Languages: Novel visual languages, Design, evaluation, and theory of visual languages and applications, Development of systems for manipulating and interacting with diagrammatic representations
  • Human aspects and psychology of software development and language design, such as supporting inclusion and diversity in programming
  • End-user development: End-user development, adaptation and programming, Creation and evaluation of technologies and infrastructures for end user development
  • Crowdsourcing design and development work
  • Representations: Novel representations and user interfaces for expressing computation, Software, algorithm and data visualization
  • Modeling: Model-driven development, Domain-specific languages, including modeling languages, Visual modeling of human behavior and socio-technical systems
  • Thinking more deeply about code: Computational thinking and Computer Science education, Debugging and program understanding, Explainable ML/AI

If you are not sure if your paper is a good fit for VL/HCC, feel free to email the PC Co-chairs (see “Contacts” below). We welcome those new to the VL/HCC community to submit!

Special Emphasis for 2022: Human-Centric AI

This year’s special topic is “Human-Centric AI”. As AI and explainable AI (XAI) experience explosive growth, many questions arise about how to ensure that tools and explanations for AI fit the needs of the broad populations they need to serve. This year, we especially welcome papers at VL/HCC that design, build, or evaluate technologies involving or relating to human-centric AI and issues of human-centric AI, such as trust and fairness.

Paper submissions

We invite two kinds of papers:

  • full-length research papers, up to 8 pages - plus unlimited additional pages containing only references and/or acknowledgements
  • short research papers, up to 4 pages - plus unlimited additional pages containing only references and/or acknowledgements.

Papers must be submitted using the IEEE two-column conference paper format. Be sure to use the current IEEE conference paper format (which was updated in 2019), and to select the “US letter” template: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair system.

To facilitate the assigning of papers to reviewers, we require paper abstracts to be submitted via EasyChair at least 1 week prior to the paper submission deadline (see Important Dates below). The abstract must be kept up to date such that it matches exactly the abstract in the submitted paper. The abstract must be no longer than 250 words.

All accepted papers, whether full or short, should be complete, self-contained, archival contributions. Contributions from full papers are more extensive than those from short papers. Work-in-progress, which has not yet yielded a contribution, should be submitted to the Showpieces category. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee in a single blind review process. Authors will then receive the reviews for their submissions and will be able to answer them in a rebuttal phase. Only after this step the PC will make a final decision about the acceptance of the submissions. Submissions and reviews for the technical program are managed with EasyChair. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for VL/HCC 2022 and present the paper at the conference. There will be a virtual presentation option in case of travel restrictions. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.

The proceedings of IEEE VL/HCC are published in digital form by the IEEE Computer Science Society and archived in the IEEE Digital Library with an official ISBN number. Accepted papers will be available to conference attendees via the IEEE Open Preview program in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/).

Evaluation and Justification

Papers are expected to support their claims with appropriate evidence. For example, a paper that claims to improve programmer productivity is expected to demonstrate improved productivity; a paper that claims to be easier to use should demonstrate increased ease of use.

However, not all claims necessarily need to be supported with empirical evidence or studies with people. For example, a paper that claims to make something feasible that was clearly infeasible might substantiate its claim through the existence of a functioning prototype.

Moreover, there are many alternatives to empirical evidence that may be appropriate for justifying claims, including analytical methods, formal arguments or case studies. Given this criterion, we encourage potential authors to think carefully about what claims their submission makes and what evidence would adequately support these claims. In addition, we expect short papers to have less comprehensive evaluation than long papers.

Special Issue of The Journal of Computer Languages (COLA)

A select number of accepted papers will also be invited to optionally submit a revised and extended paper to a special issue of the Journal of Computer Languages (COLA). These papers will also go through the journal’s normal reviewing process. Papers accepted at both would appear both in the proceedings for VL/HCC 2022 and in COLA. Further instructions regarding formatting and the review/publication process will be provided when the invitations are made.

More information about COLA is available here: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-computer-languages

Important Dates

  • Abstracts only: March 23, 2022
  • Submission deadline: March 30, 2022 April 6, 2022
  • Rebuttal phase: May 8-13, 2022
  • Acceptance: May 11, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • Notification: May 20, 2022
  • Camera-Ready: June 9, 2022

Contact

PC Co-Chairs: