PPIG 2018 Programme

Wednesday, 5 September

12:00 - 14:00 Registration open
14:00 - 14:05 PPIG Open
  • Welcome to the Art Workers’ Guild
    Prue Cooper
14:05 - 14:50
  • KEYNOTE
    Charlie Gere
14:50 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 15:20
  • Recital of Postcards
15:20 - 16:30
  • Tangible Workshop
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:00

Session 1

  • INVITED TALK: Beach-combing lumps of geometry from the sea shore of Mathematics
    Fred Baier
  • A Craft Practice of Programming Language Research
    Alan Blackwell
19:00 PPIG Dinner at The Lady Ottoline
Address: 11A Northington St, London WC1N 2JF

Thursday, 6 September

10:00 - 11:00

Session 2

  • INVITED TALK: The Multiple Psychologies of Programming in the Service of Learning Science and Mathematics
    Andrea diSessa
  • Recitation of poems
    Nicholas Cooper
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

Session 3

  • The Lish: a data model to support analysis by end user programmers
    Alan Hall
  • Modeling cognitive processes underlying computer programming
    Catalin Florian Perticas & Bipin Indurkhya
  • Direct Programming
    Jonathan Edwards
  • How do people learn to use spreadsheets? (Work in progress)
    Advait Sarkar & Andrew D. Gordon
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Session 4

  • Recital of Postcards
  • How I Use Computers
    Simon Hurst
  • Choosers: The design and evaluation of a visual algorithmic music composition language for non-programmers
    Matt Bellingham, Simon Holland & Paul Mulholland
  • INVITED TALK & DEMO: Valaa Open System (ValOS)
    Ville Ilkkala
  • Hands on with Boxer with Andrea diSessa
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00

Session 5

  • Recital of Postcards
  • All recordable human discourse is trapped in aleph-zero
    Oli Sharpe
  • What Lies in the Path of the Revolution
    Antranig Basman & Philip Tchernavskij
17:00 - 18:00 Open Panel Discussion
19:00 Musical Soirée (bring your instrument!)

Friday, 7 September

10:00 - 11:00

Session 6

  • The Logos in Computation and Everyday Life
    James Ramsay
  • A growing tip or a sprawling vine: how software grows
    Luke Church & Mariana Marasoiu
  • Wide, long, or nested data? Reconciling the machine and human viewpoints
    Alan Hall, Michel Wermelinger, Tony Hirst & Santi Phithakkitnukoon
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00

Session 7

  • Recital of Postcards
  • Investigating multimodal affect sensing in an Affective Tutoring System using unobtrusive sensors
    Hua Leong Fwa & Lindsay Marshall
  • Conjuring Code
    Will Houstoun & Marc Kerstein
  • Explicit Direct Instruction
    Felienne Hermans & Marileen Smit
  • Phenotropic Programming?
    Clayton Lewis
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Session 8

  • Recital of Postcards
  • Investigating Conversational Programming for End-Users in Smart Environments through Wizard of Oz Interactions
    Kate Howland & James Jackson
  • Crafting Design Documents in First-Year CS Courses
    Shannon Ernst & Jennifer Parham-Mocello
  • On Continuing Creativity
    Colin Clark
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:45
  • KEYNOTE: What if software were different?
    Clemens Klokmose
16:00 - 17:15 PPIG Close

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