PPIG 2007 Call for Papers

PPIG Workshop: 


The 19th annual workshop of Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG) will take place in Joensuu, Finland in from the 2nd to the 6th of July 2007.

PPIG'07 will be arranged in the tradition of earlier PPIG workshops: interesting presentations on fully developed research and on exciting on-going projects, a doctoral consortium, and with ample time for discussions among attendees. In order to make the travelling worth the trouble, there will also be new activities: exciting tutorials and the new PPIG Challenge. Thus, the technical program will consist of:


Papers concerned with psychological aspects of software development presenting recent results, findings and developments are invited. Best papers will have the opportunity to be published in a special issue of Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Humans in ICT Environments.


Tutorials are intended to provide an in-depth review of a topic of interest and should include a set of handouts outlining the material covered in the tutorial. The program committee especially welcomes proposals for tutorials presenting research methodology with hands-on exercises, and tutorials presenting practical ways to apply well-researched theories in practice.

PPIG Challenge

This year Psychology of Programming Interest Group Workshop will host for the first time a PPIG Challenge, where the best improvement to an existing system or notation, based on psychological principles, is rewarded. the Challenge seeks for the best idea or proposal, thus, a running (improved) version of a system is NOT required in the presentation - a mock-up, for instance, is sufficient. Accepted reports presented at PPIG 2007 will appear in the workshop proceedings.

Doctoral Consortium

This year Psychology of Programming Interest Group Workshop will again host a joint doctoral consortium. The event is for research students at all stages of doctoral study.

The deadline for paper submissions is 15th April 2007, and the deadline for the receipt of tutorial proposals is 14 March 2007.