VL/HCC Most Influential Paper Awards

The VL/HCC community has begun a tradition in 2008. Each year, a voting group consisting of all members of the current steering committee, current program committee, and program chairs of the VL/HCC conferences of the years being considered, review the papers from the VL/HCCs held one decade ago and two decades ago, to select the papers from these decades that have had the most influence on VL/HCC research or commerce.

The voting group considers technical papers presented at VL/HCC approximately one decade ago and approximately two decades ago. All community members are invited to nominate papers from these years and, once a shortlist of nominated papers is produced, the voting group members who do not have conflicts with the nominees review and vote for the most influential paper from each decade.

Following this process, the voting group voted to award the Most Influential Paper Awards to the following papers:

MIP Awards 2008:

HI-VISUAL: A Language Supporting Visual Interaction in Programming
N. Monden, Y. Yoshino, M. Hirakawa, M. Tanaka, and T. Ichikawa
1984 Workshop on Visual Languages

Diagram Editing with Hypergraph Parser Support
Mark Minas
1997 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages

MIP Awards 2009:

Prograph: A Step towards Liberating Programming from Textual Conditioning
Philip T. Cox, F. Rick Giles, Tom Pietrzykowski
1989 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages

Formalizing Spider Diagrams
Joseph Gil, John Howse, Stuart Kent
1999 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages

MIP Awards 2010:

The specification of visual language syntax
Eric J. Golin, Steven P. Reiss
1989 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages

Extending UML for Modeling of Multimedia Applications
Stefan Sauer, Gregor Engels
1999 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages

MIP Awards 2011:

A Declarative Approach to Event-Handling in Visual Programming Languages
Margaret Burnett and Allen Ambler
1992 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages

First Steps In Programming: A Rationale for Attention Investment Models
Alan Blackwell
2002 IEEE Symposium on Human-Centric Computing

MIP Awards 2012:

Understanding and characterizing software visualization systems
John Stasko and Charles Patterson
1992 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages

The immune system as a reactive system: modeling T cell activation with statecharts
Na'aman Kam, Irun R. Cohen, David Harel
2001 IEEE International Conferences on Human-Centric Computing

Using HCI techniques to design a more usable programming system
John F. Pane, Brad A. Myers, and Leah B. Miller
2002 IEEE International Conferences on Human-Centric Computing

MIP Awards 2013:

Agentsheets: applying grid-based spatial reasoning to human-computer interaction
Alex Repenning, and Wayne Citrin
1993 IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages

Six Learning Barriers in End-User Programming System
Andrew J. Ko, Brad A. Myers, and Htet Htet Aung
2004 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages - Human Centric Computing