PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop 6 Sep - 8 Sep 2011, <University of York, UK

PPIG 2011 Programme

New Tech

  • Class participation and shyness: affect and learning to program [short paper] Jon Rimmer, Judith Good, Eric Harris and Madeline Balaam University of Sussex, Newcastle University
  • Self-Reporting emotional experiences in computing lab sessions: an emotional regulation perspective Judith Good, Jon Rimmer, Eric Harris and Madeline Balaam University of Sussex, Newcastle University
  • The programming-like-analysis of a innovative media tool Chris Roast, Elizabeth Uruchurtu and Andy Dearden Sheffield Hallam University
  • Robot dance: edutainment or engaging learning Chris Martin and Janet Hughes University of Dundee


  • User configurable machine vision for mobiles Alistair G. Stead Cambridge University
  • Useful but tedious: An evaluation of mobile spreadsheets [short paper] Derek Flood, Rachel Harrison and Ann Nosseir Oxford Brookes University

Human and algorithmic complexity

  • Understanding program complexity: an approach for study [short paper] Christopher Douce and Szonya Durant Open University and Royal Holloway College, University of London
  • Investigation of qualitative human oracle costs [short paper] Sheeva Afshan and Phil McMinn University of Sheffield

Language Formalities

  • Using formal logic to define the grammar for memory transfer language (MTL) on the mould of register transfer language (RTL) and high level languages Leonard J. Mselle The University of Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Programming with the user in mind Giora Alexandron, Michal Armoni and David Harel Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Automatic algorithm recognition based on programming schemas Ahmad Taherkhani Aalto University, Finland
  • A case study on the usability of NXT-G programming language [short paper] Khuong A. Nguyen Cambridge University

Panel session: HCI problems are everywhere

  • Measurement and visualisation of software timing properties Nicholas Merriam and Andrew Howes Gliwa GmbH, York; University of Manchester
  • Why PPIG matters beyond the P Luke Church Cambridge University

Learners and language design

  • The influence of class structure on program comprehension Ahmed Alardawi, Babak Khazaei and Jawed Siddiqi Sheffield Hallam University
  • An empirical study of the influence of OCL on early learners Babak Khazei Sheffield Hallam University

Motivation and Affect

  • What makes software engineers go that extra mile? Rien Sach, Helen Sharp and Marian Petre The Open University, UK
  • Study attitudes and behaviour of CS1 students - two realities [PDF] Ana Paula Ambrosio and Scheila W. Martins Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil, and University of Coimbra, Portugal

Cognitive Considerations

  • Evaluation of multimedia stream processing modeling language from the perspective of cognitive dimensions Anna Bobkowska, Michal Nykiel and Jerzy Proficz Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
  • The cognitive dimensions questionnaire: adapting for non-expert users [short paper] Maria Kutar, John Muirhead and Gordon Fletcher University of Salford; The Foundry Communications
  • Origins of poor code readability [short paper] Arun Saha Fujitsu Network Communications, California
  • On the cognitive foundations of modularity Miguel P. Monteiro Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal