WWW 2012 Workshop: HCI, Web and Graphics Curricula at the Crossroads of Science, Design and Technology

Contributions are invited to this one-day workshop, running on 16 April at ACM WWW2012, Lyon, France.

Location information will be posted shortly. We plan a social event after the workshop, details of which shall also follow. Our hashtag is #www2012hwg.


The evolution of rapidly changing and increasingly diverse and sophisticated web-based systems provides evidence to justify revising our definitions of the core computing/informatics curriculum. Additional evidence can be derived from web scientists who are establishing a research framework that studies the theory and practice of social machines. These insights and understandings are highly valuable in advancing our understanding of how we manage, build and evolve the web and its associated human interactions.

In business there is an increasing demand for well-informed and technically skilled graduates and postgraduates. Too often, however, students are being taught and guided through sets of fundamentals that were identified and established when computing and informatics were first emerging as a discipline.

This workshop provides a forum for cross-disciplinary discussions between researchers, designers and architects of web technologies. It will be an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences that are emerging in this important area. There is much common ground that can be established across these apparently diverse communities. This workshop provides an opportunity to collaboratively begin to address the task of coordinating curricula from the HCI, Web and Graphics domains for the benefit of students, academic and business alike.

Objective and goals

The objective of this workshop is to coordinate the community of practice as we share scholarly insights into the learning outcomes of the relevant domains and into the relationships between these outcomes.

Goals include:

Audience and themes

WWW provides a forum for collaboration between technologist practitioners and academics that is of special value. Of all aspects of the computing/informatics curriculum, HCI and Graphics are areas that can most benefit from the broad community who participate in WWW. Similarly, the profile of this work will be of benefit to both academic and business communities.

The workshop will address the topic of the Web/HCI/Graphics curriculum in the context of current and ongoing technological developments that surround the use and development of the web. It is relevant for all academics, technology trainers and businesses who are concerned with the development and use of web based applications.

Themes include: the web, HCI, graphics and design education; the structure of concepts in these areas; interdisciplinary work; and pedagogy.

Author information: contributions and important dates

This will be a highly participative and interactive workshop. We seek two types of contribution:
  1. Position papers (up to 2000 words)
  2. Poster abstracts (up to 1000 words)
Please submit your contributions via Easychair.

Attendees whose position papers are accepted will be invited to make a presentation to the workshop in the form of a pecha-kucha. Poster papers will be presented and discussed in the poster session of the workshop. All submissions should be formatted according to the ACM templates.

Important dates:

Publication of contributions

All accepted contributions and abstracts will be published online through the University of Southampton. All attendees will be invited to submit a full paper (developed after the workshop or revised from a position paper) for publication subsequent to the workshop. Discussions will be sustained through the workshop wiki. A special issue in a journal on that subject might also follow the discussions in the workshop.



Programme Committee