PPIG 1995 Programme

Wed, 4 January 1995

Tools and Techniques

  1. Courseware design support Robin Johnson University of Technology, Papua New Guinea
  2. Validating knowledge based systems with software visualization technology John DomingueOpen University, UK
  3. MADLab: masking and multiple bug diagnosis Allan Scott University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  4. Maintenance of object-oriented systems: an empirical analysis of the performance and strategies of programmers new to object-oriented techniques Jos van Hillegersberg, K. Kumar and R.J.Welke Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  5. Prolog without tears: an evaluation of the effectiveness of a non Byrd Box model for students Paul Mulholland Open University, UK
  6. The evaluation of TED, a techniques editor for Prolog programming Tom Ormerod and Linden Ball Lancaster University, UK

Skittles and Basket Supper

Thu, 5 January 1995

Design Strategies

  1. KEYNOTE: Using episodic knowledge in design Willemien Visser INRIA, Rocquencourt, France
  2. Knowledge exploration in design: communicating across boundaries Diane Sonnenwald Riso National Laboratory, Denmark
  3. Control strategies used by expert program designers. Steve Lang and Tom Ormerod Loughborough University, UK
  4. An investigation into strategies employed in solving a programming task using Prolog J Siddiqi, B Khazaei, R Osborn, C Roast Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  5. Software Design using GOOSE David Budgen and Mitch Thomson Keele University, UK
  6. KidSim: A graphical production system for children (DEMO) David Gilmore Nottingham University, UK


Competence, Knowledge and Learning

  1. KEYNOTE: Facilitating the acquisition of mental models of programming with GIL: an integrated planning and debugging learning environment. Brian Reiser North Western University, Illinois, USA
  2. A pilot study on novice Pascal programmers on vocational courses in further education in Northern Ireland Linda Carswell Upper Bann Institute, Portadown, N Ireland
  3. 15. Documentation skills in novice and expert programmers: an empirical comparison Jean-Francois Rouet, Catherine Deleuze-Dordron and Andre Bisseret INPG, Grenoble, France
  4. A model of programming Lindsey Ford University of Exeter, UK
  5. Mental representation and computer use Jose J Canas, Maria Teresa Bajo, Raquel Varro and Pilar Gonzalvo University of Granada, Spain
  6. Forms/3, a declarative graphical language (DEMO) Margaret Burnett Oregon State University, USA

Whisky Tasting Buffet and Wee Celidh

Fri, 6 January 1995

Using Diagrams and Graphical Programming Languages

  1. Transforming verbal descriptions into mathematical formulas in spreadsheet calculation Pertti Saariluoma & Jorma Sajaniemi University of Helsinki, Finland
  2. Kidsim: Abstraction through graphical programming? David Gilmore University of Nottingham, UK
  3. Do diagrams make us smart(ER)? Judith Good, Paul Brna and Richard Cox Edinburgh University, Scotland


  1. Comparing program comprehension in different cultures and different representations. Marian Petre, Blaine Price, Vikki Fix, Jean Scholtz, Susan Wiedenbeck, Igor Netesin & Sergey Yershov Open University, UK, and elsewhere
  2. Psychology of programming in the former Soviet Union Igor Netesin Technosoft, Kiev, Ukraine

General Discussion Lunch

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