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Jean Scholtz <[log in to unmask]>
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7th Workshop on Empirical Studies of Programmers

Please note the lower fee for registration before September 24.  In addition
to papers, panels, and invited talks, we are expecting to have a poster
session with about 20

7th Workshop on Empirical Studies of Programmers

Oct 24- 26, 1997
Ramada Inn, Alexandria, VA USA

Advanced Program
Friday, October 24
4:00-5:30 pm     Combined session reporting results of PPIG/ESP Student
6:30-8:30 pm     Opening reception and poster session
8:30-10:30 pm   Ghost Tour of Alexandra
                          (optional historical walking tour of area)

Saturday, October 25
8:00-8:30 am     Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 am     Opening remarks
8:40-10:00 am   Watts Humphrey, Keynote
                          What do we know about Programming?

10:00-10:30 am  Break

10:30-12:00 am  Paper session
Program Design and Maintenance

J. Kim, J. Hahn,  and F. J. Lerch, How is the Designer
different from the User? Focusing on a software
development methodology

M. Petre and A. F. Blackwell, A glimpse of
expert programmers' mental imagery

L. C. Briand, C. Bunse, and J. W. Daly, An
experimental evaluation of quality guidelines on
the maintainability of object-oriented design

12:00-1:30 pm   Lunch
Problems versus Solutions: The Role of the
Domain in Software Comprehension
Iris Vessey, Invited speaker

1:30-3:00 pm     Paper session
Software visualization and visual programming

P. Mulholland, Using a fine-grained
comparative evaluation technique to understand
and design software visualization tools

K. N. Whitley and A. F. Blackwell, Visual
programming: the outlook  from academia and

C. Cook, M. Burnett, and D. Boom, A bug's eye
view of immediate visual feedback in direct
manipulation programming systems

3:00-3:30 pm   Break

3:30-4:30 pm   Paper session:
Program Comprehension

V. Ramalingam and S. Wiedenbeck, An
empirical study of novice program
comprehension in the imperative and object-
oriented styles

A. von Mayrhauser and A. M. Vans, Program
understanding behavior during debugging of
large scale software

4:30-6:00 pm  Panel
Research issues in
ESP: past, present, and future
Organizer: Robert Rist
Francoise Detienne          Marian Petre
Jim Herbsleb                   MaryBeth Rosson

8:30 pm            Dinner
Gandby's Tavern, Old Town Alexandria, VA

Sunday, October 26
8:00-8:30 am    Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 am  Paper session:
Visual programming and programming by

M. G. Williams and J. N. Buehler, A study of
program entry time predictions for application-
specific visual and textual languages

H. J. Gottfried and M. M. Burnett, Programming
complex objects in spreadsheets: an empirical
study comparing textual formula entry with
direct manipulation and gestures

C. Traynor and M. Williams, A study of end-
user programming for geographic information

10:00-10:30 am      Break

10:30-11:45 am      Panel:
Empirical Studies of Software Production:
Methods, Substance, and Impact
Organizer: James Herbsleb
Panelists:  Rebecca Grinter, Marian Petre,
Lawrence Votta

11:45-12:00 noon    Closing remarks
Program committee
Linden Ball                             Irv Katz
Deborah Boehm-Davis           Robin Jeffries
Ruven Brooks                        Laura Leventhal
Michael Clancy                      Marcia Linn
Cindy Corritorie                    Thomas Moher
Bill Curtis                              Robert Rist
Simon Davis                          Judith Segal
Francoise Detienne                Teresa Shaft
David Gilmore                       James Spohrer
Thomas Green                       Barbee Teasley
Shelly Heller                         Willemien Visser

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

For more information
See the ESP page page
Contact either one of the co-chairs:
Dr. Susan Wiedenbeck      Dr. Jean Scholtz
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1-402-472-5006            1-301-975-2520
Fax: 1-402-472-7767       1-301-840-1357

ESP 7 will be held at the Ramada Hotel, Old Town Alexandria, VA.

Rooms rates are $89/ night (single or double) for workshop participants.
Contact the hotel directly for reservations.
1-(800) 272-6232  or     1-(703) 683-6000

The hotel provides free shuttle buses to and from Washington National Airport
and to and from the nearest Metro stop.

ESP 7 Organizing Committee
Susan Wiedenbeck and Jean Scholtz, Co-chairs
Wayne Gray,  Registration and Local Arrangements
Debbie Boehm-Davis, Local Arrangments

Sponsored by SunSoft and the University of Nebraska

7th Workshop on Empirical Studies of Programmers Registration
Registration fees $195 prior to Sept. 24 ($245 after Sept. 24th) includes
Friday reception, meals on Saturday, and Continental breakfast Sunday.
 Student registrations are $95 for early registration ($145 after Sept. 24th)

Personal check, money order, traveler's check, VISA or MasterCard accepted.
Please make checks payable to Capital City Events, Inc.  Fax, mail or phone
registration form to:

Foundation for the Empirical Study of Programmers
c/o Capital City Events, Inc.
9909 Thornwood Road
Kensington, MD 20895, USA
Phone: (301) 564-6200, mailbox #5,
Fax:   (301) 564-6201

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