PPIG 1992 - 4th Annual Workshop 2 - 4 Jan 1992, Loughborough University of Technology, UK

Thu, 2 Jan

Registration and Tea

Introduction and Welcome. Nick Rousseau (LUT)

Two of Our American Cousins

Chair: Nick Rousseau

  1. Keynote: Addressing the psychology of programming in programming language design
    Clayton Lewis
    Univ. of Boulder, Colorado, USA

  2. ACE - An Application Construction Environment
    Bonnie Nardi
    Hewlett-Packard, CA, USA


Snooker and Poster Session

  1. Possible extensons to the Byrd Box tracer airned at experts
    Kristina Hook, Annika Waem
    Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
    Helen Pain
    Dept. of AI, University of Edinburgh

  2. Programming in the real worm (Computer Science students’ perceptions of the values and difficultiesof learning formal methods)
    Pat Fung
    Open University

  3. Some thoughts on designing an intelligent system for discovery programming
    Haider Ali Ramadhan
    University of Sussex

Fri, 3 Jan

Tools for the Programmer

Chair: David Gilmore

  1. Title to be Announced
    Caroline Humphreys
    Computer Studies Dept, LUT

  2. Visual programming & visualisation of program execution in Prolog
    Simon Holland
    University of Aberdeen

  3. Text vs grahics in Prolog tracers
    Ben du Boulay
    University of Sussex


Open Discussion (including relevant posters)


Teaching and Learning Programming

Chair: Tom Omerod

  1. An analysis of novice programmers learning a second language
    Jeanne Scholtz
    Computer Science Dept, Portland State Univ, USA

  2. GPT’s preparation of students for programming in the real world
    Ray Dawson
    Computer Studies Dept, LUT

  3. Teaching formal software engineering at Loughborough
    Roger Stone & John Cooke
    Computer Studies Dept, LUT


  1. Learning from worked examples (presentation followed by discussion)
    Judith Segal
    Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences, University of Surrey


Open Discussion (including relevant posters)

Dinner and Bowls at Loughborough’s renowned Hollywood Bowls

Sat, 4 Jan

Four papers in search of a category

Chair: Marian Petre

  1. Restricting manipulations within a device space: Effects upon strategy, errors and display-based problem solving
    Simon Davies
    University of Nottingham

  2. How to support the work of designers through the presentation of appropriate information
    David Budgen
    Keele University

  3. The interpretation of states: a new foundation for computation?
    Meurig Beynon & Steve Russ
    Dept. of Computer Science, University of Warwick


  1. An information management model of program debugger design and its application to parallel logic languages
    Mike Brayshaw
    Open University


General Discussion & PPIG Meeting