Visual Languages and Environments in Software Engineering (VLE-SE)

Special Session in VLC 2009 International Workshop, part of DMS-2009

The 15th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'09)

Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA, September 10 – September 12, 2009


The ever increasing demands for high quality software and the growing complexity of the modern software processes require new approaches, techniques, and tools for software development and evolution. As shown over the years, visual languages, notations, environments, and tools could be particularly powerful in support of numerous software engineering activities. This session will be a forum for participants from industry and academia to exchange ideas and research results for visualization issues in software engineering. The VLE-SE session will particularly welcome contributions at the junction of theory and practice disseminating research with immediate impact on practical applications.

The session will be held as part of the Visual Languages and Computing (VLC-2009) Workshop, co-located with the upcoming 2009 International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS-2009), September 10-12, 2009 in Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City, California, USA. More details about the conference can be found at:

A special issue journal is being planned to complement the event (either JVLC or IJSEKE).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Original (and not submitted elsewhere) short and regular papers are welcome. Short papers are a maximum of 4 pages; regular papers are a maximum of 8 pages (double column, 10 point font).

Papers are submitted through the conference website, using the Submit Paper to VLC09 Workshop link on the left menu panel. Please select the following: "Cooper and Dascalu, Visual Languages and Environments in Software Engineering," which appears in the drop-down menu for paper type on the paper submission form (


Kendra Cooper, University of Texas at Dallas, USA (
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (


Amit Banerjee, Penn State University, USA
Kawtar Benghazi, University of Granada, Spain
Lawrence Chung, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Andy Connor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Lirong Dai, Seattle University, USA
Jose Luis Garrido, University of Granada, Spain
Jeff Gray, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Abdelwahab Hamou-Lhadj, Concordia University, Canada
Frederick C. Harris, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Marcel Karam, American University in Beirut, Lebanon
Manuel Noguera, University of Granada, Spain
Nary Subramanian, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
Pierre Tiako, Langston University, USA
Alf Inge Wang, Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Norway