as part of the Programming 2020, Porto, Portugal, March 23-26, 2020

Event date:  March 24, 2020 1:26 PM


Since a long time, interfaces available for programming have remained mostly unchanged. Usually, software engineers (SE) interact with IDEs through text-based interfaces displayed on a computer screen. Software visualization (SOFTVIS) researchers investigate the use of visual properties to support software engineering tasks such as programming. Some of these software visualizations have explored the use of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR).

Recently, user studies that analyzed the impact of displaying visualizations in such immersive environments have shown preliminary results of positive effects on developers’ user experience. The inherently artistic value of visualizations can be a reason of boosting user experience, which could lead to an improved user performance.

NIP ’20 aims at gathering experts from (i) the SE community, (ii) the SOFTVIS community, (iii) the VR/AR community, and (iv) the Arts community in order to breed cross-community new interfaces to support programming tasks. The workshop aims at providing a forum for researchers and practitioners from these mostly disconnected research communities.

Workshop Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Visualization
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Multimodal input and output
  • Visual, aural, and haptic interfaces
  • Interaction techniques
  • Distributed and collaborative architectures
  • Real-time performance issues
  • Wearable and mobile computing
  • Collaborative interfaces

Keynote Speaker

Rainer Koschke, University of Bremen, Germany.


Program on NIP'20 website



Alexandre Bergel, University of Chile,  Leonel Merino, University of Stuttgart


Important  Dates:

January 31, 2020: Deadline for submissions

February 20, 2020: Notification of authors

March 13, 2020: Deadline for Pre-workshop Papers

March 24, 2020: Workshop

May 1, 2020: Deadline for Camera-Ready


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