[TYPES/announce] Call for Papers: Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) 2013

Shane Markstrum smarkstr at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Jul 28 07:46:37 EDT 2013

Fifth Annual Workshop on
Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU)
in conjunction with SPLASH/Onward! 2013
October 28, 2013 (Indianapolis, IN)



Submission Deadline August 10
Notification September 15
Early Registration September 27
Camera-Ready October 15
ACM DL Camera-Ready mid-November
Workshop October 28


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

Program Committee:
Andrew Black, Portland State University
Alan Blackwell, Cambridge University
Thomas Fritz, University of Zurich
Philip Guo, Stanford University
Stefan Hanenberg, University of Duisburg-Essen
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland
Ciera Jaspan, Cal Poly, Pomona
Chris Parnin, Georgia Institute of Technology
Leif Singer, University of Victoria
Patrick Wagstrom, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
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