Upcoming conferences


The next PPIG workshop will be held between Tuesday 18 June and Friday 21 June 2002 where it will be kindly hosted by Brunel University, London, UK. Important dates for the PPIG workshop are given below:

  • 15 March 2002 Paper submissions
  • 3 May 2002 Notification of acceptance
  • 17 May 2002 Authors submit final version of accepted papers.
  • 31 May 2002 Conference registrations and payments
  • 18-21 June 2002 PPIG'02

More information will be available through the PPIG web site in due course. Keep watching the mailing list for announcements! For further information, please contact Dr Jasna Kuljis at Jasna.Kuljis@brunel.ac.uk.

ESP (Empirical Studies of Programmers)

The famed and missed ESP (Empirical Studies of Programmers) series returns as a symposium within HCC'02 (Human Centric Computing Languages and Environments) chaired by Susan Weidenbeck and Marian Petre.

The deadline of the submission of papers is 3 March 2002, and authors are notified on 19 May 2002. Further submission information can be found at the HCC web page.

ESP topics include but are not limited to:

  • Design, comprehension, debugging, and modification of programs.
  • Teaching, learning, and knowledge transfer in various programming languages and paradigms.
  • Study and comparison of tools and programming environments.
  • Empirical studies of end-user programming, programming by example and related issues.
  • Studies of programming in different environments, such as at home or while travelling.
  • Novice/expert differences in programming.
  • Studies of programming by specific populations, such as children and older adults.

More information about ESP can be found by visiting its web site at www2.cs.fau.de/HCC02/esp.html.

Similarly, more information can be found about HCC'02 by visiting www2.cs.fau.de/HCC02/cfp.html.

Other Symposia being held at HCC'02 include:

International Workshop on Program Comprehension

The 10th International Workshop on Program Comprehension will be held between 26-29 June in La Sorbonne, Paris. This workshop will gather practitioners and researchers from academia, industry, and government, to review the current state of the practice, to report on program understanding experiments, and to present issues and solutions in the general area of program comprehension.

The workshop web site can be found by visiting: www.ai.univ-paris8.fr/iwpc02

The program co-chairs are:

Two keynote speakers will give IWPC'02 attendees the opportunity to hear from exciting areas related to Program Comprehension:

  • Mary Jean Harrold, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta (GA) will present her work on Visualizing Test Cases for Comprehension
  • Jean-François Perrot, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'université Paris 6, Paris (France) will present his work on Reflexion and Meta-Programming

IWPC 2002 will have a co-located event, the workshop on Visualising Software for Understanding and Analysis which will be held on held on 26 June. More information about VISSOFT can be find by visiting: www.dur.ac.uk/vissoft.2002/.

Second Program Visualization Workshop

The Second Program Visualization Workshop is held in cooperation with ACM SIGCSE and will taken place at HornstrupCentret, Denmark, on27-28 June 2002, immediately following the ITiCSE 2000 conference in Aarhus, Denmark

Further information can be obtained by visiting the workshop web site at: stwww.weizmann.ac.il/g-cs/benari/pvw

Participation in the workshop is contingent upon acceptance of a paper relating to the topics of interest. The paper may be a short position paper, an extended abstract describing work in progress or a full paper.

Topics of interest include: software for visualizing algorithms and programs, visualizations of computer systems, visual debuggers and empirical evaluations of visualizations.

You are also welcome to e-mail Moti Ben-Ari, the chair of the Workshop and PPIG member at moti.ben-ari@weizmann.ac.il.

ACM International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2002)

Margaret Burnett writes: I have been appointed to the Program Committee for the ACM International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP 2002). This year's committee is trying really hard to get some high quality papers about human aspects of programming languages, or at least functional and other declarative programming languages.

If you are working on human aspects of programming that are relevant to functional/declarative languages, this conference would really welcome your submission! And I'll be on the committee to make sure your paper gets a fair chance.

The conference will be held in Pittsburgh in October . The deadline for papers is 21 March 2002. For more information see: icfp2002.cs.brown.edu/

Margaret Burnett