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Jean Scholtz <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 2 Mar 1997 22:56:51 -0500
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The deadline for paper and panel submissions to Empirical Studies of
Programmers 7 is April 4, 1997.  The call is appended.  Please contact the
co-chairs for any further information: Jean Scholtz ([log in to unmask]) or
Susan Wiedenbeck ([log in to unmask]).

ESP 7 Call for Papers

The ESP workshops are the premier forum in North America for the
presentation of both field and laboratory studies of programmers.

Key Dates
Papers and Panels are due:  April 4, 1997
Authors informed :  May 16, 1997
Final submissions due:  June 13, 1997
Poster submissions due:  August 1, 1997
Poster authors notified:  August 29, 1997
Workshop:  Oct. 24-26, 1997

The primary focus of ESP 7 (as with all ESP workshops) is the
empricial observation and theoretical analysis of programming
and software engineering behavior. Topics include, buy not limited to:
-design, comprehension, debugging and modification or programs
-teaching, learning and knowledge transfer of various programming
    languages and paradigms
-programming environments
-end-user programming, programming by example and related issues
-novice/expert differences in programming

Submission categories
Submissions of any length are accepted
(15-30 pages is a reasonable length)

Panel proposals should contain the names and affialations of
the organizer and all panel members.  The proposal should consist
of an overall statement about the panelís purpose and statements
from each of the panel members stating their position on the panel.
This should be limited to 3 pages.  A brief description of the way the
panel will be conducted should accompany the submission.

Posters represent work in progress.  Poster submissions should include
a brief sketch of the proposed poster and a two page description of
the work presented on the poster.

Submission Information
Six copies of paper and panel submissions should be sent to arrive
no later than April 4, 1997. Send to:

Empirical Studies of Programmers
Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck
Computer Science Department
University of Nebraska- Lincoln
115 Ferguson Hall
Lincoln, NE, USA

Poster Submission Information Four copies of the poster description and the
poster sketch
should be
sent to arrive no later than August 1, 1997.  Submit posters to the
address above.  Posters will be reviewed more lightly than
submissions in the papers category.

Accepted papers will be putlished in the Ablex series.  In addition,
authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit a revised version of
their paper to a
special issues of The Journal of Human-Computer Information, devoted to the
best of
Poster descriptions will be distributed to ESP attendees in a xeroxed

For more information
See the ESP Web page

Contact either one of the co-chairs:
Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck                Dr. Jean Scholtz
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1-402-472-5006                         1-301-320-7898
Fax:  1-402-472-7767                1-301-320-8219

ESP 7 will be held at the Ramada Hotel ($89/night, single or double)
situated in Alexandria, Virginia, about 15 minutes by Metro from the
Capital and Museum district of Washington, DC.  The hotel provides
free shuttle buses to and from Washington National Airport, and to
and from the nearest Metro stop.   The hotel can provide accommodations
for ESP attendees arriving early or departing late.

Student Participation
Student submissions are encouraged.   We will provide complimentary
registration and housing for students who are first authors of
accepted papers.

Additionally, we are hoping that a student only conference will be
held prior to ESP.  Students will be invited to the opening ESP
cocktail party regardless of whether they are attending ESP.
In addition, early arrivals at ESP will be invited to a late afternoon
session of the student conference on Oct. 24, 1997.  We are also
planning to have a special student poster section for any students
attending the student conference.  More details will be posted on the
ESP Web page  and on the PPIG mailing list at a later date.

Workshop Schedule
ESP 7 will follow the typical format for ESP workshops.  The general
outline of this format is:

Friday, Oct. 24
Registration opens in the late afternoon
Late afternoon open session with student conference
Early evening cocktail party
Dinner on your own - chance to meet new and previous attendees.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Registration opens prior to breakfast
Continental Breakfast
Lunch *
* These will include a speaker.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Continental Breakfast
Finish around lunch time

Empirical Studies of Programmers 7 is being supported by grants from Apple
Sun, and the University of Nebraska.

ESP 7 Program Committee
Linden Ball, University of Derby, U.K.
Deborah Boehm-Davis, George Mason University, U.S.A.
Ruven Brooks, Rockwell Automation, U.S.A.
Michael Clancey, University of California-Berkeley, U.S.A.
Bill Curtis, TeraQuest, U.S.A.
Simon Davies, University of Hull, U.K.
Francoise Detienne, INRIA, France
David Gilmore, University of Nottingham, U.K.
Thomas Green, University of Leeds, U.K.
Shelly Heller, George Washington University, U.S.A.
Robin Jeffries, Sun Soft, U.S.A.
Laura Leventhal, Bowling Green State University, U.S.A.
Marcia Linn, Univeristy of California-Berkeley, U.S.A.
Thomas Moher, University of Illinois-Chicago, U.S.A.
Robert Rist, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Judith Segal, University of Surrey, U.K.
James Spohrer, Apple Computer, U.S.A.
 Turner, NYNEX Science and Technology, U.S.A.
Willemien Visser, INRIA, France

ESP 7 Organizing Committee
Susan Wiedenbeck, co-chair
Jean Scholtz, co-chair
Wayne Gray, Registration and Local Arrangements

ESP Board of Directors
Deborah Boehm-Davis, Chair
Wayne D. Gray, Sec/Treas
Thomas Moher
Jean Scholtz
James Spohrer