Psychology of Programming Interest Group – Work-in-Progress Workshop (July 8-9,
School of Computing and Mathematics – Keele University (UK)
The eighth PPIG Work-in-Progress Workshop (PPIG-WIP) will be held in the School
of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University on July 8-9 2013. PPIG-WIP is
a forum in which researchers at all levels can present and discuss future work,
current work, recent results, findings and developments. Experienced
researchers and practitioners, as well as doctoral students, are equally
invited to participate.
The Psychology of Programming Interest Group
(http://www.ppig.org<http://www.ppig.org/>) was established in 1987 in order to
bring together people working in a variety of disciplines, to explore common
interests in the psychological aspects of programming and/or in computational
aspects of psychology and to break down cross-disciplinary barriers. Despite
its title, PPIG is interested not only in psychology of programming and
software engineering, but also in psychological aspects of related activities.
Indeed, a feature of the PPIG workshops has always been their openness to a
wide spectrum of concerns.
Topics of interest relate to any aspect of programming and software
engineering. Past workshops have involved discussion on issues ranging from the
design of programming languages to communication problems in software teams,
and from computing education to high-performance professional practice. But
this is not an exhaustive list and other topics have been considered at recent
meetings including: learning mathematical formalisms, creativity and digital
design, understanding websites, and live coding in the laptop music world.
Similarly, PPIG entertains a broad spectrum of research approaches, from
theoretical perspectives drawing on psychological and social theory to
empirical perspectives grounded in real-world experience.
The 2013 Work-in-Progress Workshop is being held in the School of Computing and
Mathematics at Keele University. Keele is the UK’s largest integrated campus
university. Our central location within the UK means that we are easily
accessible from anywhere in the country.
Extended abstracts are to be submitted in PDF format to the Local Organiser:
Word and LaTeX templates are available for download from the PPIG Website:
Extended abstracts (maximum of two pages) are to be submitted for review.
Following notification of acceptance, authors have the opportunity to submit a
full paper (maximum of six pages) if desired.
Although submitted materials need not detail completed research (or even
research that has started!), the work described should be aiming to produce
scientific output of publishable quality. All abstracts accepted for
presentation at PPIG-WIP 2013 will appear in the workshop proceedings and be
archived on the PPIG website.
Final date for abstract submission - Monday 10th June 2013
Notification to authors - Friday 21st June 2013
Camera-ready papers due - Friday 28th June 2013
Two workshop registration packages are available (both including on-campus
parking and Wi-fi access):
Residential Package (£105) - An inclusive residential package including:
Workshop registration, Three-course dinner in Keele Hall, One night en-suite
on-campus accommodation for Monday 8th July, Breakfast, Two Lunches, Workshop
Non-residential Package (£35) - A package for those not requiring
accommodation. Includes: Workshop registration, Two Lunches, Workshop
Please see http://ppig2013.eventbrite.co.uk/ to register and for additional
Any questions can be directed to the Local Organiser, Louis Major
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