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PPIG 2000

12th Annual Workshop

10-13 April 2000

Corigliano Calabro, Cosenza, Italy


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Mon, 10 April 2000

Opening panel

Clayton Lewis
University of Colorado, USA
Jim Spohrer
IBM Almaden Research Centre, USA
Judith Segal
University of Surrey, UK
John Pane
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Welcome Dinner

Tue, 11 April 2000

Official greetings, including from the Vice-Mayor of Corigliano Calabro.

Invited Speaker

  1. Programming: Past, Present and Future
    Jim Spohrer
    IBM Almaden Research Centre, USA

Morning break

Visual Representations

  1. How a visualization tool can be used: Evaluating a tool in a research & development project [PDF] (200K)
    Matti Lattu, Jorma Tarhio & Veijo Meisalo
    University of Helsinki, Finland
  2. Experiences with novices: The importance of graphical representations in supporting mental mode [PDF] (35K)
    Carlisle E. George
    Middlesex University, UK
  3. An assessment of visual representations for the 'flow of control' [PDF] (693K)
    Jarnie Chattratichart & Jasna Kuljis
    Brunel University, UK


Expert Knowledge

  1. Expertise and the comprehension of object-oriented programs [PDF] (12K)
    Simon P. Davies
    University of Hull, UK
  2. How do people check polymorphic types? [PDF] (27K)
    Yang Jun, Greg Michaelson and Phil Trinder
    Heriot-Watt University, UK

Afternoon break

Cognitive Dimensions

  1. Cognitive Dimensions: An experience report [PDF] (43K)
    Maria Kutar, Carol Britton & Jonathan Wilson
    University of Hertfordshire, UK
  2. Cognitive Dimensions of Use Cases: Feedback from a student questionnaire [PDF] (47K)
    Karl Cox
    Bournemouth University, UK
  3. A Cognitive Dimensions view of the differences between designers and users of theorem proving assistants
    Gada Kadoda
    Bournemouth University, UK
  4. A Cognitive Dimensions questionnaire optimised for users [PDF] (39K)
    Alan F. Blackwell
    Cambridge University, UK
    Thomas R.G. Green
    University of Leeds, UK

Dinner, followed by music and dancing

Wed, 12 April 2000

Invited Speaker

  1. The intellectual effects of writing a simulation program
    Clayton Lewis
    University of Colorado, USA

Programmer education I

  1. Tools for observing study behaviour [PDF] (1.7MB)
    Peter G.Thomas & Carina B. Paine
    Open University, UK

Professional context of design

  1. On the use of functional and interactional approaches for the analysis of technical review meetings [PDF] (45K)
    Patrick d'Astous
    École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
    Françoise Détienne, Willemien Visser
    INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
    Pierre N. Robillard
    École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
  2. Gotos Considered Harmful and Other Programmers' Taboos [PDF] (17K)
    Lindsay Marshall and James Webber
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Morning break

New language designs

  1. The effect of programming language on error rates of novice programmers [PDF] (30K)
    Linda McIver
    Monash University, Australia
  2. The influence of the psychology of programming on a language design: Project status report [PDF] (67K)
    John F. Pane and Brad A. Myers
    Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Cultural activities: guided tour of the ducal Corigliano Calabro castle, the oldest church in Corigliano Calabro, and an archeological museum.

Conference dinner, attended by the Mayor and Vice-Mayor of Corigliano Calabro.

Thu, 13 April 2000

Novice paradigm knowledge

  1. Uncovering effects of programming paradigms: Errors in two spreadsheet systems [PDF] (42K)
    Markku Tukiainen
    University of Joensuu, Finland
  2. A framework for knowledge: Analysing high school students' understanding of data modelling [PDF] (139K)
    Christian Holmboe
    University of Oslo, Norway

Morning break

Programmer education II

  1. Programmer education in Arts and Humanities course degree [PDF] (18K)
    Lorella Gabriele and Francesca Pietramala
    Università della Calabria, Italy
  2. Some problems of programming in robotics [PDF] (169K)
    Eleonora Bilotta & Pietro Pantano
    Università della Calabria, Italy

Discussion on the beach

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