Fourth Annual Workshop on
Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU)
in conjunction with SPLASH/Onward! 2012
October 21, 2012 (Tucson, AZ)
Submission Deadline August 10
Notification September 7
Early Registration September 21
Camera-Ready October 5
ACM DL Camera-Ready mid-November
Workshop October 21
Programming languages exist to enable programmers to develop software
effectively. But how efficiently programmers can write software
depends on the usability of the languages and tools that they develop
with. The aim of this workshop is to discuss methods, metrics and
techniques for evaluating the usability of languages and language
tools. The supposed benefits of such languages and tools cover a large
space, including making programs easier to read, write, and maintain;
allowing programmers to write more flexible and powerful programs; and
restricting programs to make them more safe and secure.
PLATEAU gathers the intersection of researchers in the programming
language, programming tool, and human-computer interaction communities
to share their research and discuss the future of evaluation and
usability of programming languages and tools. We are also interested
in the input of other members of the programming research community
working on related areas, such as aspects, refactoring, design patterns,
program analysis, program comprehension, software visualization,
end-user programming, and other programming language paradigms. Some
particular areas of interest are:
- empirical studies of programming languages
- methodologies and philosophies behind language and tool evaluation
- software design metrics and their relations to the underlying language
- user studies of language features and software engineering tools
- visual techniques for understanding programming languages
- critical comparisons of programming paradigms
- tools to support evaluating programming languages
- psychology of programming
Submissions will be through Easychair:
Papers should be 4-10 pages using the ACM SIGPLAN template with 10pt font (http://www.sigplan.org/authorInformation.htm). All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library.
Shane Markstrum, Google
Emerson Murphy-Hill, North Carolina State University
Caitlin Sadowski, University of California at Santa Cruz
Yvonne Coady, University of Victoria
Jonathan Edwards, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thomas Fritz, University of Zurich
Philip Guo, Stanford University
Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen
Ciera Jaspan, Cal Poly, Pomona
Portia O'Callaghan, MathWorks
Chris Parnin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thomas LaToza, University of California at Irvine
Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh
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