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VL/HCC'09 will be held 20 - 24 September 2009 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA.

Established in 1984, the mission of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing ("VL/HCC") 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, or instead uses sound, taste, virtual reality, the web, or any other technologies. Examples of research addressing this problem include, but are not limited to, language/environmental design aspects, theory that supports the many media used toward this goal, implementation aspects, empirical work, software comprehension aspects (including software visualization), and software modeling and/or software engineering aspects.


VL/HCC will be co-located, running in conjunction with Diagrams and the ACM Symposium on Software Visualization. This co-location will provide a week long forum, called Visual Week, which will encompass a broad range of topics related to visual and diagrammatic representations including, for example, formal, empirical and cognitive perspectives.

A significant registration discount will be offered to VL/HCC'08 participants who register for Diagrams 2008 and/or SoftVis 2008 and to student participants.

Dates of Events

  • Diagrams 2008: 19th - 21st September 2008
  • VL/HCC 2008: 15th - 19th September 2008
  • SoftVis 2008: 16th - 17th September 2008
  • Visual Week: 15th - 21st September 2008

Latest News

23rd Oct. 2008:Some photos taken during the Visual Week by Sonja Maier, Gem Stapleton, Steve Tanimoto, and Luke Church are available here.
21st Oct. 2008:The proceedings of VL/HCC'08 are now online.
19th Sep. 2008:VL/HCC'09 website now online