The Empirical Studies of Programmers (ESP) workshops are the premier forum in North America for the presentation of both field and laboratory studies of programmers and software engineers.
Papers and Panels are due: March 31, 1999
Authors informed : May 17, 1999
Final submissions due: June 10, 1999
Poster submissions due: August 2, 1999
Poster authors notified: August 27, 1999
Workshop: Oct. 22-24, 1999
The primary focus of ESP 8 (as with all ESP workshops) is the empricial observation and theoretical analysis of programming and software engineering behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Submissions of any length are accepted. (15-30 pages is a reasonable length.)
Panel proposals should contain the names and affiliations of the organizer and all panel members. The proposal should consist of an overall statement about the panel's purpose and statements from each of the panel members stating their position on the panel. This should be limited to 3 pages. A brief description of the way the panel will be conducted should accompany the submission.
Posters represent work-in-progress. Poster submissions should include a brief sketch of the proposed poster and a two-page description of the work presented on the poster.
Six copies of paper and panel submissions should be sent to arrive no later than March 31, 1999. Send to either:
c/o Dr. Marian Petre
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
c/o Dr. Laura Leventhal
Computer Science Department
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Four copies of the poster description and the poster sketch should be sent to arrive no later than August 2, 1999. Submit posters to one of the addresses above. Posters will be reviewed more lightly than submissions in the papers category.
Accepted papers will be published by ACM Press. In addition, we tentatively plan to invite authors of accepted papers to submit revised and expanded versions of their papers to a special journal issue. Further details will be provided when arrangements have been finalized with a journal. Poster descriptions will be distributed to ESP attendees in a photocopied booklet.
For more information
See the ESP Web page at http://hfac.gmu.edu/ESP
Contact any of the co-chairs:
|Dr. Irvin Katz
|Dr. Marian Petre
|Dr. Laura Leventhal
ESP 8 will be held at the Ramada Hotel ($99/night, single or double) situated in Alexandria, Virginia, about 15 minutes by Metro from the Capital and Museum district of Washington, DC. The hotel provides free shuttle buses to and from Washington National Airport as well as to and from the nearest Metro stop. The hotel can provide accommodation at the above rate for ESP attendees arriving earlier or departing later than the conference dates.
Student submissions are encouraged. We will provide complimentary registration and housing for students who are first authors of accepted papers.
Additionally, we are expecting that a student-only conference will be held prior to ESP. Students will be invited to the opening ESP cocktail party regardless of whether they are attending ESP. In addition, early arrivals at ESP will be invited to a late afternoon session of the student conference on Oct. 22, 1999. We are also planning to have a special student poster section for any students attending the student conference. More details will be posted on the ESP Web page and on the PPIG mailing list at a later date. John Pane will be the organizer and Dr. Susan Weidenbeck will be the mentor for this program. Contact John Pane at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
ESP 8 will follow the typical format for ESP workshops. The general outline of this format is:
Registration opens in the late afternoon
Late afternoon open session with student conference
Early evening cocktail party
Dinner on your own - chance to meet new and previous attendees.
Registration opens prior to breakfast
* These will include a speaker.
Finish around lunch time
Alan Blackwell - University of Cambridge, U.K
Deborah Boehm-Davis, George Mason University, U.S.A.
Michael Clancey, University of California-Berkeley, U.S.A.
Francoise Detienne, INRIA, France
Ben du Boulay, University of Sussex, U.K.
Mark Guzdial, The Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A
Shelly Heller, George Washington University, U.S.A.
Paul Mulholland, The Open University, U.K.
John Pane, Carnegie-Mellon University, U.S.A
Robert Rist, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Mary Beth Rosson, Virginia Institute of Technology
Jorma Sajaniemi, University of Joensuu, Finland
Jean Scholtz, NIST, U.S.A
Judith Segal, University of Surrey, U.K.
James Spohrer, Apple Computer, U.S.A.
John Stasko, The Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A
Barbee Teasley, Southwestern Bell, U.S.A
Susan Weidenbeck, University of Dalhousie, Canada
Willemien Visser, INRIA, France
Irvin Katz, Co-chair and Local Arrangements
Marian Petre, Co-chair
Laura Leventhal, Co-chair
Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Chair
Wayne D. Gray, Secretary/Treasurer
Susan Wiedenbeck, Board Member
Jean Scholtz, Board Member
Stan Rifkin, Board Member