2010 IBM Research Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering - overview

Usability is the key to success for today's software. The IBM Human-Computer Interaction and Software Engineering Symposium will explore work at the intersection of human computer interaction and software engineering. The program will cover tools and techniques that make software engineering easier, and make it easier to engineer usable software. We will discuss ways of supporting both professional and casual software developers to gain a deeper understanding of usability, to leverage the human and technical resources of the Web, and collaborate with users, designers and other developers.

We will bring together researchers from industry and academia for one and a half days of talks and discussions.


Room GN-F15
IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab
19 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY


September 30, 2010 - October 1, 2010


The final program is now available.

Invited Speakers:

Bonnie_John Picture Bonnie John CMU Avoiding "We can't change THAT!": Software Architecture and Usability Abstract and Bio
Scott_Klemmer Picture Scott Klemmer Stanford University Example-centric programming. Abstract and Bio
Andrew Ko Picture Andrew Ko University of Washington User feedback in the large, and in open source. Abstract and Bio
Rob Miller Picture Rob Miller MIT Helping Professional and End-user Programmers Alike: Programming with Keywords and Pictures Abstract and Bio

Travel and Accommodation:

The symposium will be held at IBM T. J. Watson Research building at 19 Skyline Dr, Hawthorne, NY . You can reach the directions from main roads at this link.

The closest place and where visitors to the lab usually stay is: Comfort Inn, Hawthorne, NY

The other possibility is the Marriott in Tarrytown: Westchester Marriott . It's about 15mins from the lab.