PPIG Jan 1992 Programme

Thu, 2 January 1992

Introduction and Welcome Nick Rousseau LUT, UK

Two of Our American Cousins

  1. Keynote: Addressing the psychology of programming in programming language design Clayton Lewis Univ. of Boulder, Colorado, USA
  2. ACE - An Application Construction Environment Bonnie Nardi Hewlett-Packard, CA, USA

Dinner Snooker and Poster Session

  1. Possible extensons to the Byrd Box tracer airned at experts Kristina Hook, Annika Waem Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden Helen Pain Dept. of AI, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  2. Programming in the real worm (Computer Science students' perceptions of the values and difficulties of learning formal methods) Pat Fung Open University, UK
  3. Some thoughts on designing an intelligent system for discovery programming Haider Ali Ramadhan University of Sussex, UK

Fri, 3 January 1992

Tools for the Programmer

  1. The Design and Application of Visually-Oriented Tools for the Use During Software Development Caroline Humphreys Computer Studies Dept, LUT, UK
  2. Visual programming & visualisation of program execution in Prolog Simon Holland University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  3. Text vs grahics in Prolog tracers Ben du Boulay University of Sussex, UK

Coffee Open Discussion (including relevant posters) Lunch

Teaching and Learning Programming

  1. An analysis of novice programmers learning a second language Jeanne Scholtz Computer Science Dept, Portland State Univ, USA
  2. GPT's preparation of students for programming in the real world Ray Dawson Computer Studies Dept, LUT, UK
  3. Teaching formal software engineering at Loughborough Roger Stone & John Cooke Computer Studies Dept, LUT, UK


  1. Learning from worked examples (presentation followed by discussion) Judith Segal Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences, University of Surrey, UK

Break Open Discussion (including relevant posters) Dinner and Bowls at Loughborough's renowned Hollywood Bowls

Sat, 4 January 1992

Four papers in search of a category

  1. Restricting manipulations within a device space: Effects upon strategy, errors and display-based problem solving Simon Davies University of Nottingham, UK
  2. How to support the work of designers through the presentation of appropriate information David Budgen Keele University, UK
  3. The interpretation of states: a new foundation for computation? Meurig Beynon & Steve Russ Dept. of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK


  1. An information management model of program debugger design and its application to parallel logic languages Mike Brayshaw Open University, UK

Lunch General Discussion & PPIG Meeting

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