PPIG 2022 - 33rd Annual Workshop Upcoming session: 5 - 9 September, The Open University, Milton Keynes & online

Registration

Registration is now open here!

CONFERENCE FORMAT

Rather than 2 ½ full days, the usual pre-covid format, we shall meet for a full week of part days, a format that worked very successfully in 2020 and 2021. Online, the part day sessions will be from 4pm to 6pm 6.30pm British Summer Time (= UTC plus 1 hour) every day, which will include all conference keynotes and presentations.

For those able to attend physically, the onsite activities at The Open University will extend over two and a half days from Monday morning to Wednesday lunchtime. On the first two days, social activities during the day will be focused on convivial participative hands-on physical activities designed to be enjoyable and rewarding in their own right, and to promote reflection on issues of foundational interest to PPIG. On Tuesday afternoon there will be a group visit to the National Museum of Computing, and on Wednesday morning there will be a group visit to Bletchley Park. However the tickets for Bletchley Park allow multiple visits, so attendees will have the option to visit earlier (or later) during the week. We hope this gives folks complete flexibility in departure times for homeward travel on Wednesday.

For any attendees who wish to remain onsite for the rest of the week, the conference room at the OU will continue to be available between 4pm - 6pm Wednesday to Friday for communal online participation.

Mon 5th September Tues 6th September Wed 7th September Thurs 8th September Fri 9th September
10am - 12pm In-person
Hands-on activities
In-person
Hands-on activities
In-person
Bletchley Park visit
12pm - 2pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
2pm - 4pm In-person
Hands-on activities
In-person
National Museum of Computing visit
4pm - 6pm Hybrid
Invited talks & paper presentations
Hybrid
Invited talks & paper presentations
Online
Invited talks & paper presentations
Online
Invited talks & paper presentations
Online
Invited talks & paper presentations
6pm - 6.15pm Hybrid
Demos & Reflections
Hybrid
Demos & Reflections
Online
Demos & Reflections
Online
Demos & Reflections
7pm onwards In-person
Conference dinner

Note: Doctoral Consortium participants will be contacted separately by Marian and Clayton as to when it will take place, one option being considered is the afternoon of Sunday the 4th.

Mode of attendance

If you have not already done so, please could presenters email simon.holland AT open.ac.uk as soon as possible to indicate whether you plan to present physically or online, as we need this information to finalise the details of the schedule for presentations.

Length of Presentations

Presentations for both full papers and Works in Progress will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Speakers are encouraged to aim for shorter presentations than the maximum given and thus leave even more time than 5 minutes for discussion to make the most out of the conversation about their work with friendly researchers in the field. Keynotes are 40 minutes including questions.

Tools for conviviality

If you are attending PPIG physically, please consider bringing both a laptop and a tablet (or similar pair of capable devices) as this can help hybrid engagement and inclusion. So, for example, if you tend to use one device to take notes during presentations, you could use the other to act as a personal microphone and camera if you happen to ask a question, or to let those at home to get alternative views of what is happening. (A laptop or tablet will also be useful during some of the convivial participative hands-on physical activities on Monday and Tuesday.)

Accommodation

There are of course many options, but there are two hotels within 10 minutes walking distance of the Open University:

Delta Hotels by Marriott Milton Keynes
Timbold Drive, Kents Hill Park, Milton Keynes, MK7 6HL
https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/ltnde-delta-hotels-milton-keynes/

and

Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre
Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes MK7 6BZ England
https://www.kentshillpark.com/training-and-conference