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PPIG 2011

23rd Annual Workshop

6th - 8thSeptember 2011

University of York


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New Tech

  1. Class participation and shyness: affect and learning to program [short paper] [PDF] (721K)
    Jon Rimmer, Judith Good, Eric Harris and Madeline Balaam
    University of Sussex, Newcastle University
  2. Self-Reporting emotional experiences in computing lab sessions: an emotional regulation perspective [PDF] (192K)
    Judith Good, Jon Rimmer, Eric Harris and Madeline Balaam
    University of Sussex, Newcastle University
  3. The programming-like-analysis of a innovative media tool [PDF] (464K)
    Chris Roast, Elizabeth Uruchurtu and Andy Dearden
    Sheffield Hallam University
  4. Robot dance: edutainment or engaging learning [PDF] (3.6M)
    Chris Martin and Janet Hughes
    University of Dundee


  1. User configurable machine vision for mobiles [PDF] (1.3M)
    Alistair G. Stead
    Cambridge University
  2. Useful but tedious: An evaluation of mobile spreadsheets [short paper] [PDF] (130K)
    Derek Flood, Rachel Harrison and Ann Nosseir
    Oxford Brookes University

Human and algorithmic complexity

  1. Understanding program complexity: an approach for study [short paper] [PDF] (110K)
    Christopher Douce and Szonya Durant
    Open University and Royal Holloway College, University of London
  2. Investigation of qualitative human oracle costs [short paper] [PDF] (200K)
    Sheeva Afshan and Phil McMinn
    University of Sheffield

Language Formalities

  1. Using formal logic to define the grammar for memory transfer language (MTL) on the mould of register transfer language (RTL) and high level languages [PDF] (481K)
    Leonard J. Mselle
    The University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  2. Programming with the user in mind [PDF] (133K)
    Giora Alexandron, Michal Armoni and David Harel
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  3. Automatic algorithm recognition based on programming schemas [PDF] (209K)
    Ahmad Taherkhani
    Aalto University, Finland
  4. A case study on the usability of NXT-G programming language [short paper] [PDF] (989K)
    Khuong A. Nguyen
    Cambridge University

Panel session: HCI problems are everywhere

  1. Measurement and visualisation of software timing properties [PDF] (455K)
    Nicholas Merriam and Andrew Howes
    Gliwa GmbH, York; University of Manchester
  2. Why PPIG matters beyond the P [PDF] (51K)
    Luke Church
    Cambridge University

Learners and language design

  1. The influence of class structure on program comprehension [PDF] (246K)
    Ahmed Alardawi, Babak Khazaei and Jawed Siddiqi
    Sheffield Hallam University
  2. An empirical study of the influence of OCL on early learners [PDF] (207K)
    Babak Khazei
    Sheffield Hallam University

Motivation and Affect

  1. What makes software engineers go that extra mile? [PDF] (671K)
    Rien Sach, Helen Sharp and Marian Petre
    The Open University, UK
  2. Study attitudes and behaviour of CS1 students – two realities [PDF] (135K)
    Ana Paula Ambrosio and Scheila W. Martins
    Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil, and University of Coimbra, Portugal

Cognitive Considerations

  1. Evaluation of multimedia stream processing modeling language from the perspective of cognitive dimensions [PDF] (396K)
    Anna Bobkowska, Michal Nykiel and Jerzy Proficz
    Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  2. The cognitive dimensions questionnaire: adapting for non-expert users [short paper] [PDF] (50K)
    Maria Kutar, John Muirhead and Gordon Fletcher
    University of Salford; The Foundry Communications
  3. Origins of poor code readability [short paper] [PDF] (98K)
    Arun Saha
    Fujitsu Network Communications, California
  4. On the cognitive foundations of modularity [PDF] (392K)
    Miguel P. Monteiro
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

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