PPIG 1996 - 8th Annual Workshop 10 - 12 April 1996, KaHo Sint Lieven, Campus Rabot, Ghent, Belgium

Wed, 10 April

Arrival & Registration

Lunch at KIHO

Opening Session

Luc Haerens, Director of KaHo Sint-Lieven
Judith Segal

New Programming languages/environments

  1. Cognitive Dimensions of PrologSpace
    Lindsey Ford

  2. Comprehension and documentation of Smalltalk Class Libraries
    Isabelle Borne

  3. Further Investigations into the transfer effect of moving from procedural to logic programming
    Babak Khazaei, Jawed Siddiqi, Andreas Harnack, Rick Osborn & Chris Roast

Coffee Break

Program Understanding

  1. Concepts and Methodologies for Knowledge-Based Program Understander ALPUS
    Ueno Haruki

  2. Visual Machines and Program Comprehension
    Josh D. Tenenberg

  3. A theoretical framework for studying OO program comprehension
    Francoise Detienne, Jean-Marie Burkhardt & Susan Wiedenbeck


  • Isabelle Borne

Evening activities:

  • Surprise official welcome & reception in the Town Hall
  • Sight-seeing boat-trip on the ‘Leie’ and the ‘Lieve’
  • Dinner in the ‘Patershol’ in Restaurant ‘Virus’

Thu, 11 April

Invited Speaker

  1. What is the knowledge that knowledge based programming is based on?: An analysis.
    Pavol Navrat

Coffee Break

(Programming) Knowledge 1

  1. Metaphor or Analogy: how should we see programming abstractions
    Alan Blackwell

  2. Goals and plans in spreadsheets and other programming tools
    Jorma Sajaniemi & Markku Tukiainen

  3. The organisation of professional operative knowledge: goal-oriented categorisations
    Willemien Visser & Laurence Perron

Lunch at KIHO

Novice Programmers 1

  1. The Learning Psychology of Visual Programming for Object Orientation
    Mark Ireland, Roger Stone & Ray Dawson

  2. Experiences teaching a first programming language at GPT
    Ray Dawson & R. Newsham

  3. Searching for Examples: An Evaluation of an Intermediate Description Language for a Techniques Editor
    Paul Brna & Judith Good

Coffee Break

Novice Programmers 2

  1. CAMUS: A Cognitive Model for Reverse Engineering-Bases Program Analysis
    Philip Vanneste , Koen Bertels & Bart De Decker

  2. Moving programming teaching onto the Internet: work in progress
    Marian Petre , Blaine Price & Linda Carswelll

  3. Title to be announced
    Pierre Robillard


  • B-Asset: A Realization of Schema-Based Spreadsheet Knowledge
    Markku Tukiainen & Jorma Sajaniemi

Evening activities:

  • Guided visit to the Filliers Distillery
  • Dinner in the ‘Cours Sint-Georges’, which is known as the eldest hotel in Europe

Fri, 12 April

Invited Speaker

  1. Programming skills, visual layout design, and unjustifiably useful testing: Three reports in the psychology of programming
    Steve Draper

Coffee Break

  1. Intelligent Support for Program Development
    Navrat Pavol , Maria Bielikova, Igor Koziak, Viera Rozinajova & Maria Smolarova

Panel Discussion Lunch at KIHO

Programming Knowledge 2

  1. Knowledge about working strategies and errors in software professionals: Effects of expertise and experience
    Sabine Sonnentag

  2. The Role of External Information Sources in Computer Programming - A Framework for Understanding Programming Strategies
    Simon Davies

  3. Data Model Comprehension: An Experiment with 3 Graphic Styles
    Joan Norbotten & Martha Crosby

Closing Session

Workshop conclusions

PPIG announcements

Closing of the workshop

A. Acke, Head of Department KIHO of KaHo Sint-Lieven

During lunches and breaks, people could sample the following beers:

  • KIHO beer - a beer which they brew in KaHo Sint-Lieven, (6 to 8 degrees)
  • Westmalle Tripel and Westmalle Dubbel - two beers which are still made by the monks in the monastery of Westmalle (near Antwerp)
  • Hoegaarden, Kriek, Leffe and Stella - four beers which are made by Interbrew in Leuven, the third largest brewery in the world.

We could also taste the delicious chocolate which was provided by Daskalides (famous Belgian Chocolate factory) and the belgian cheese of the monastery of Westmalle.