PPIG 2019 - 30th Annual Workshop

28 Aug 2019 to 30 Aug 2019
Newcastle University


School of Computing, Urban Sciences Building
Newcastle University
1 Science Square
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne



Costs (including credit card and booking system fees):

  • Student or Independent Artist Registration: £110
  • Regular Registration : £330
  • Additional PPIG dinner guest: £40 (for someone who hasn't registered for the conference)


This year we don't have any arrangements with local hotels, but can offer some recommendations.

The closest hotel to the conference venue is the Sandman Signature at only a few minutes walk.

If you would prefer to stay closer to the train station, the following are around 10-15 minutes walk from the conference venue:

Workshop papers

Type Title Authors
Beyond a Faster Horse: the UX of a Paperless Biochemistry Laboratory Chris Martin; Kate Kilgour; Angus I. Lamond
Work in Progress Challenging users’ perceptions of decision boundaries in machine learning systems Rob Bowman; Luke Church
Work in Progress Coding to Learn and Create: New Modes of Programming for Learners Who Have Been Left Out Colin Clark; Sepideh Shahi; Simon Bates; Clayton Lewis
Cognitive Dimensions of Modular Noise Improvisation James Noble
Evaluating programming systems design Jonathan Edwards; Stephen Kell; Tomas Petricek; Luke Church
Mapping the Landscape of Literate Computing Bjarke Vognstrup Fog; Clemens Nylandsted Klokmose
Parlez-vous Java? Bonjour La Monde != Hello World: Barriers to Programming Language Acquisition for Non-Native English Speakers Brett Becker
Probes and Sensors: The Design of Feedback Loops for Usability Improvements Luke Church; Emma Soderberg
Software design as multiple contrasting dialogues Marian Petre; Andre Van Der Hoek; David Bowers
The Naturalist’s Friend: A case study and blueprint for pluralist data tools and infrastructure Antranig Basman
Toward meaningful algorithmic music-making for non-programmers Matt Bellingham; Simon Holland; Paul Mulholland
Towards a Consensus about Computational Thinking Skills: Identifying Agreed Relevant Dimensions Bostjan Bubnic
Undergraduate students’ learning approaches and learning to program Melanie Coles; Keith Phalp
Usability of Probabilistic Programming Languages Alan F. Blackwell; Luke Church
Winter is Coding: On Programming & The Freeze Response Michael Nagle