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VL/HCC 2020
Tue 11 - Fri 14 August 2020 Dunedin, New Zealand

Showpieces

Showpieces offer an interactive opportunity to show off your ideas or accomplishments to the VL/HCC community. Formerly called “posters and demonstrations”, the category has expanded to also include videos, downloadable apps, handouts, electronic devices, physical prototypes, or any other artifacts that facilitate meaningful interactions with other conference attendees.

Posters

The VL/HCC 2020 Poster Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of visual languages and human centric computing. The poster track will provide an excellent environment for discussions that may generate new ideas and solutions.

Dates
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Wed 12 Aug
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15:20 - 16:00: Show Pieces & Posters - Show Pieces & Posters 1 at Zoom Room
Chair(s): Michelle IchincoUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, Justin SmithLafayette College
show-pieces-posters15:20 - 15:21
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Humphrey ObieMonash University, Caslon ChuaSwinburne University of Technology, Iman AvazpourSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University, Mohamed AbdelrazekDeakin University, John GrundyMonash University, Tomasz BednarzCSIRO's Data61
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show-pieces-posters15:22 - 15:23
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Marcel AltendeiteringFraunhofer ISST, Sonja SchimmlerFraunhofer FOKUS & Weizenbaum Institute
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show-pieces-posters15:24 - 15:25
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Hourieh KhalajzadehMonash University, Australia, Andrew SimmonsDeakin University, Mohamed AbdelrazekDeakin University, John GrundyMonash University, John HoskingUniversity of Auckland, Qiang HeFaculty of Information and Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology
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show-pieces-posters15:26 - 15:27
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John AllenWashington University in St. Louis, Caitlin KelleherWashington University in St. Louis
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show-pieces-posters15:28 - 15:29
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Deacon McIntyreVictoria University of Wellington, Michael HomerVictoria University of Wellington
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show-pieces-posters15:30 - 15:31
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Daniel RoughUniversity College Dublin, Benjamin CowanUniversity College Dublin
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show-pieces-posters15:31 - 15:32
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Alexandra MillikenNorth Carolina State University, Veronica CateteNorth Carolina State University, Amy IsvikNorth Carolina State University, Tiffany BarnesNorth Carolina State University
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show-pieces-posters15:33 - 15:34
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Natt NuntalidUnitec Institute of Technology, Dave RichardsSt John New Zealand
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show-pieces-posters15:35 - 15:36
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Andrew ThompsonQueen Mary University London, George FazekasQueen Mary University London, Geraint WigginsVrije Universiteit Brussel
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Thu 13 Aug
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09:00 - 09:30: Show Pieces & Posters - Show Pieces and Posters 2 at Zoom Room
Chair(s): Michelle IchincoUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell, Justin SmithLafayette College

Fri 14 Aug
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16:00 - 16:30: Show Pieces & Posters - Show Pieces and Posters 3 at Zoom Room
Chair(s): Justin SmithLafayette College, Michelle IchincoUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Call for Posters

The VL/HCC 2020 Poster Track provides an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their most recent advances, ideas, experiences, and challenges in the field of visual languages and human centric computing. The poster track will provide an excellent environment for discussions that may generate new ideas and solutions.

Goals and Topics of Interest

Posters can help accomplish many goals, such as:

  • Stimulating discussions of recent advances, experiences, and challenges, as well as cutting-edge or potentially disruptive ideas.
  • Demonstrating to industry sponsors that a specific line of research has practical applications.
  • Building community interest in a novel way of approaching a research topic.
  • Helping graduate student presenters to meet faculty from other universities.
  • Starting conversations that could lead to new collaborations.

A broad range of topics are appropriate for Posters. The following non-exhaustive list illustrates the possibilities:

  • Reflections on the past, descriptions of current initiatives, or visions of the future.
  • Results presented in the main VL/HCC conference.
  • Current research work in progress.
  • Results already presented at another conference or published in a journal.
  • Efforts aimed at integrating research into education.
  • Efforts aimed at commercializing research.

Submission

Submissions consist of an extended abstract of no more than two (2) pages, including all text, figures, references, and appendices. The paper (extended abstract) should follow IEEE Conference Proceedings format standards. The paper title must start with the text “Poster:” and contain the following:

  • Abstract
  • Description of the technical content of the showpiece (e.g., research results, efforts to integrate research with education, existing products)
  • Relevance and novelty - Why is this content of interest to the VL/HCC community?
  • References are not required but may be included if doing so helps to communicate the topic, content, claims, novelty, or relevance.

The extended abstract should contain author names and affiliations, and must be submitted electronically to the Poster Track submission site at EasyChair site. The extended abstracts of accepted submissions will be published in the VL/HCC 2020 Companion proceedings, and will be made available in the IEEE Digital Library, so they should follow IEEE Conference Proceedings format standards.

Poster

You do not need to include a finished poster in your initial submission. On acceptance, you should prepare your poster in an A0 portrait format (841mm x 1189mm) for presentation at the conference.

Call for Showpieces

Showpieces offer an interactive opportunity to show off your ideas or accomplishments to the VL/HCC community. Formerly called “posters and demonstrations”, the category has expanded to also include videos, downloadable apps, handouts, electronic devices, physical prototypes, or any other artifacts that facilitate meaningful interactions with other conference attendees.

Topics and purpose of showpieces

A broad range of topics are appropriate for showpieces. The following non-exhaustive list illustrates the possibilities:

  • Current research in progress
  • Results presented in the main VL/HCC conference
  • Results already presented at another conference or published in a journal
  • Existing commercial products and/or services
  • Efforts aimed at integrating research into education
  • Efforts aimed at commercializing research

Showpieces can help accomplish many goals, such as:

  • Helping graduate student presenters to meet faculty from other universities
  • Demonstrating to industry sponsors that a specific line of research has practical applications
  • Building community interest in a novel way of approaching a research topic
  • Showcasing products or services available for sale
  • Starting conversations that could lead to new collaborations

Submitting a showpiece

Each submission will consist solely of a PDF file, following standard IEEE Conference Proceedings format. The PDF must have up to 2 pages in length, plus up to 2 additional pages containing only acknowledgements and an appendix of only figures, plus unlimited pages for references. In addition to the title, abstract and author list, a submission must contain the following information (although it is not necessary to explicitly structure the submission as such):

  1. Abstract
  2. Content and claims – Describe the technical content of a showpiece, such as a research result, an effort to integrate research with education, an existing product, etc. Include any claims or conclusions which follow.
  3. Relevance – Explain why this content will be of interest to the VL/HCC community, highlighting any novelty.
  4. Presentation – Describe how the showpiece will be presented, for example, in a video, poster, app, or device.
  5. References are not required but may be included if doing so helps to communicate the topical content, claims, novelty, or relevance.

Note: the submission is not the showpiece. The showpiece itself does not need to be submitted, nor does it need to exist when the PDF is submitted. For example, if the showpiece will be a video, then the video does not need to be submitted with the PDF. If the showpiece does not yet exist, Part 4 of the PDF should simply explain what showpiece will be created to present the relevant content.

Reviewing — publishable vs. non-publishable

Non-publishable submissions will be reviewed based on two criteria:

  • (a) relevance and interest to the VL/HCC community
  • (b) intelligibility of the submission.

Submissions accepted as non-publishable submissions will not be included in the proceedings.

The publishable showpieces category is a venue for peer-reviewed, archival quality papers. Specifically, publishable submissions will be reviewed based on the criteria above as well as the following:

  • (c) novelty
  • (d) significance
  • (e) validity of any claims or conclusions stated.

Thus, publishable submissions should be at an appropriate standard to be included in the conference proceedings as archival papers. They should make standalone contributions that are intelligible even in the absence of the actual showpiece.

Submitters may opt to have publishable submissions omitted from the proceedings, in case they wish to avoid any possibility of a prior-publication issue with a future archival publication. If this is the case, please email the showpieces chair.

If a submission fails to meet the criteria for publication, but could be accepted as a non-publishable submission, then we may suggest switching the submission to be non-publishable. For example, a submission presenting work that already will be appearing elsewhere in the main conference would be a reasonable non-publishable submission, but it might not meet the novelty criterion required for a publishable submission.

Publication and Presentation

Publishable poster submissions that are accepted to be included in the VL/HCC proceedings will appear on the IEEE Xplore Digital Library website, provided that at least one author registers for the conference and that the camera-ready copy is submitted by the deadline.

The VL/HCC program will include one showpiece session. During this session, showpieces will be presented in a large room simultaneously by many different presenters, with each presenter allocated a specific assigned space for presenting a showpiece. Internet connectivity, chairs, and table space will be available, as well as wall or easel space for hanging a poster. Showpiece presenters are expected to bring all other materials and equipment required, including any computer hardware required for presenting the showpiece. In addition, showpieces’ authors will have time during the main conference to advertise their work. This will allow them to give wide visibility to their work and also to motivate VL/HCC participants to attend their demonstration.