The tenth PPIG workshop was held at the Open University in the then rather windy town of Milton Keynes. A range of programming related topics were covered by the speakers, including software maintenance and reuse, program comprehension, imagery, syntonicity, tools for novices, programming paradigms and transfer. A list of the papers in shown below. The two invited speakers were Allen Cypher and Alexander Repenning.
Allen Cypher talked about CoCoa, a visual programming environment for children, and latest developments allowing the children to share their programs over the web. Allen described how CoCoa has been tested and refined over the years, through its use in schools.
Alexander Repenning talked of the challenges of end-user programming in a world were computer mediated communication is becoming ever more important.
Alex demonstrated Agentsheets, an agent-based spreadsheet environment, allowing people to create web-based interactive simulations. Both speakers gave enthralling talks and made full use of the technical facilities in the new cinema-style lecture theatre.
On the social side there was a pub meal, a traditional folk-style jam, plus the usual array of unusual prizes, and some birthday cake for those who made it to the end.
An analysis of active and latent errors during object-oriented maintenance
C. R. Douce and P. J. Layzell
Software reuse from an external memory: the cognitive issues of support tools
A coding scheme to analyze activities in technical review meetings
Patrick d’Astous, Françoise Détienne, Pierre N. Robillard and Willemien Visser
Invited talk: Programming for Children
Empirical studies of programmers using continuous display capturing
Marja-Riita Kivi and Tapio Grönfors
Expertise and error patterns in a programming task: An experiment on program comprehension with limited access windows
Simon P. Davies
Explaining programs: when talking to your mother can make you look smarter
Judith Good and Paul Brna
Visualization and imagery in teaching programming
Janne Markkanen, Pertti Saarilouma, Erkki Sutinen and Jorma Tarhio
A glimpse of expert programmers’ mental imagery
Marian Petre and Alan F. Blackwell
Syntonicity and the psychology of programming
Invited talk: Programming For The Rest Of Us: Lessons Learned From Programmers Who Do Not Want To Be Programmers
A sensorial language for an autonomous agent
Eleonora Bilotta, Pietro Pantano and Valerio Talarico
The software factory
Pruning the tree of trees: The evaluation of notations for domain modeling
Mark Simos and Alan F. Blackwell
Supporting the learning of standard ML
HANK: A cognitive modelling language for psychology students
Paul Mulholland and Stuart Watt
Programming knowledge in ITS for learning functional programming
Nadezhda V. Gruzdeva
Programming paradigms and program comprehension by novices
Jan Erik Moström and David A. Carr
Modelling state in mind and machine
Acquiring object technology concepts: the role of previous software development experience
Helen Sharp and Jacqui Griffyth