‹Programming› 2020
Mon 23 - Thu 26 March 2020 Porto, Portugal

The International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming is a new conference focused on programming topics including the experience of programming. We have named it ‹Programming› for short. ‹Programming› 2020 is the fourth edition of the conference.
‹Programming› seeks for papers that advance knowledge of programming on any relevant topic, including programming practice and experience.

In order to present at ‹Programming› 2020, papers must be submitted to the first, second or third 2020 issue of that journal (timeline).

Dates

This program is tentative and subject to change.

Wed 25 Mar

programming-2020-catering
10:30 - 11:00: Catering - Break at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
programming-2020-papers
11:00 - 12:30: Research Papers - Reflecting on Programming at Auditorium
programming-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Research paper
Daniel SpeicherBonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology, B-IT
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programming-2020-papers11:30 - 12:00
Research paper
Greg MichaelsonHeriot-Watt University
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programming-2020-papers12:00 - 12:30
Research paper
Steven Costiou INRIA Lille, Vincent AranegaUniversité Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, Inria, UMR 9189 - CRIStAL, Marcus Denker INRIA Lille
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programming-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Lunch at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
programming-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:30: Research Papers - Engineering Correctness at Auditorium
programming-2020-papers14:00 - 14:30
Research paper
Toni MattisHasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam, Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany
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programming-2020-papers14:30 - 15:00
Research paper
João Costa SecoNOVA LINCS -- Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Paulo FerreiraOutSystems SA, Hugo LourençoOutSystems SA, Carla FerreiraUniversidade Nova Lisboa, Lucio FerraoOutSystems
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programming-2020-papers15:00 - 15:30
Research paper
Gene CoopermanNortheastern University, Martin QuinsonÉcole Normale Supérieure Rennes
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programming-2020-catering
15:30 - 16:00: Catering - Break at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
programming-2020-papers
16:00 - 17:30: Research Papers - Thinking about Data at Auditorium
Chair(s): Jonathan Edwards
programming-2020-papers16:00 - 16:30
Research paper
Mauricio Verano MerinoTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven, Jurgen VinjuCWI, Netherlands, Tijs van der StormCWI & University of Groningen, Netherlands
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programming-2020-papers16:30 - 17:00
Research paper
Ezra ZigmondHarvard University, Stephen ChongHarvard University, Christos DimoulasPLT @ Northwestern University, Scott MooreGalois, Inc
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programming-2020-papers17:00 - 17:30
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Tomas PetricekUniversity of Kent
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Thu 26 Mar

programming-2020-catering
10:30 - 11:00: Catering - Break at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
programming-2020-papers
11:00 - 12:30: Research Papers - Machines Thinking about Programs at Auditorium
programming-2020-papers11:00 - 11:30
Research paper
Hongki LeeKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Changhee ParkKAIST, Sukyoung RyuKAIST, South Korea
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programming-2020-papers11:30 - 12:00
Research paper
Jeff SmitsDelft University of Technology, Gabriël KonatDelft University of Technology, Eelco VisserDelft University of Technology
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programming-2020-papers12:00 - 12:30
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Johannes MeyTechnische Universität Dresden, Thomas KühnKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, René SchöneTechnische Universität Dresden, Uwe AßmannTU Dresden, Germany
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programming-2020-catering
12:30 - 14:00: Catering - Lunch at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
programming-2020-papers
14:00 - 15:30: Research Papers - Thinking Concurrently at Auditorium
Chair(s): Matthew FlattUniversity of Utah
programming-2020-papers14:00 - 14:30
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Pascal WeisenburgerTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Guido SalvaneschiTechnische Universität Darmstadt
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programming-2020-papers14:30 - 15:00
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Beatrice ÅkerblomStockholm University, Elias CastegrenUppsala University, Tobias WrigstadUppsala University
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programming-2020-papers15:00 - 15:30
Research paper
Bob ReyndersChonnam National University, Frank PiessensKU Leuven, Dominique DevrieseVrije Universiteit Brussel
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programming-2020-catering
15:30 - 16:00: Catering - Break at ​Break-Space
programming-2020-catering15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
programming-2020-papers
16:00 - 17:30: Research Papers - Programming with Style at Auditorium
programming-2020-papers16:00 - 16:30
Research paper
Tomoki NakamaruGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Shigeru ChibaGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
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programming-2020-papers16:30 - 17:00
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Satoshi EgiRakuten Institute of Technology, Rakuten, Inc. / The University of Tokyo, Yuichi NishiwakiThe University of Tokyo
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Call for Papers

Scope

The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming accepts papers that advance knowledge of programming. Almost anything about programming is in scope, but in each case there should be a clear relevance to the act and experience of programming. Additionally, papers must be written in a scholarly form. Scholarly works are those that describe ideas in the context of other ideas that are already known, so to contribute to the systematic and long-standing chaining of knowledge. Papers that fail to properly contextualize the work will not be considered.

We accept descriptions of work under different perspectives:

  • Art: knowledge and technical skills acquired through practice and personal experiences. Examples include libraries, frameworks, languages, APIs, programming models and styles, programming pearls, and essays about programming.

  • Science (Theoretical): knowledge and technical skills acquired through mathematical formalisms. Examples include formal programming models and proofs.

  • Science (Empirical): knowledge and technical skills acquired through experiments and systematic observations. Examples include user studies and programming-related data mining.

  • Engineering: knowledge and technical skills acquired through designing and building large systems and through calculated application of principles in building those systems. Examples include measurements of artifacts’ properties, development processes and tools, and quality assurance methods.

Independent of the type of work, the journal accepts submissions covering several areas of expertise, including but not limited to:

  • General-purpose programming
  • Distributed systems programming
  • Parallel and multi-core programming
  • Graphics and GPU programming
  • Security programming
  • User interface programming
  • Database programming
  • Visual and live programming
  • Data mining and machine learning programming, and for programming
  • Interpreters, virtual machines, and compilers
  • Modularity and separation of concerns
  • Model-based development
  • Metaprogramming and reflection
  • Testing and debugging
  • Program verification
  • Programming education
  • Programming environments
  • Social coding

Upon submission, authors are requested to state what type of paper they are submitting and what areas of expertise are covered by the paper. These two classifications, combined, are used to select reviewers and to apply suitable assessment criteria for the papers. They are not used beyond that purpose. Misclassification by the authors may lead to negative assessments from reviewers.

Paper Selection

The following criteria are used when evaluating submitted papers:

  • Novelty and Importance: The paper presents new insights or results, and contributes significantly to the advancement, analysis, or synthesis of knowledge in the field.
  • Scholarship and Clarity: The paper places its ideas and results appropriately and clearly within the context established by previous research in the field.

More specific criteria for assessing papers depends on the type of the paper:

  • Papers submitted as “The Art” should include a very solid contextualization of the work, and, when applicable, they should include the artifacts themselves.
  • Papers submitted as “Science” should describe the methods or formalisms in detail, as well as any data and scripts used to analyze it.
  • Papers submitted as “Engineering” should present the methods in detail, unveil results that are clearly better than some accepted baseline, and include the artifacts used to reach the conclusions.

Artifacts are recommended, but not required, for the initial submission. Depending on the papers, reviewers may take the existence of artifacts as a positive signal about the work. Also depending on the papers, artifacts may be required as a condition for publication.

Reviewing and Selection Process

There are two rounds of review. The first round assesses the papers according to the quality criteria stated above, and results in the selection of a subset of submissions that are either accepted as-is or are deemed potentially acceptable. All other papers are rejected. Authors of potentially acceptable papers are requested to improve specific aspects of the research and the paper. Authors are given a specified period of time to perform the revisions and re-submit the paper. During the second and final reviewing round, the same reviewers assess how well the revision requests have been addressed by the authors, and whether the final paper maintains or improves the level of contribution of the original submission. Revisions that significantly lessen the contribution of the work or that fail to adequately address the reviewers’ original concerns will result in the paper’s rejection.

Papers rejected in either the first or second phases may be resubmitted one more time to the journal. The resubmission will be treated as a new submission, and the paper may be assigned to new reviewers. After a second rejection, subsequent submissions of the same paper will be desk-rejected.

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Submission

Use the the online submission system at EasyChair.

Typesetting

Submissions must use the LaTeX template of the journal. Please download the template package; a manual is included.

The template is also available in Overleaf.

Language and Page Limits

Papers must be written in English using high standards of writing. Papers that show poor mastery of the English language will be rejected without review.

The main part of the paper should not exceed 22 pages (in the provided style), but there is no limit for bibliography and appendices. The page limit for the main part of the paper is in place in order to keep the paper on focus and to avoid overloading the reviewers. Authors are encouraged to move important details to appendices, which may be consulted by the reviewers. In some cases, if authors feel that the main part requires substantially more pages, they should explain the reasons why in the additional comments field of the submission form; examples of these cases may include papers with substantial source code listings, and essays. Papers whose length is incommensurate with their contribution will be rejected.

The submission is required to contain an ACM subject classification.

Abstract

Each submission must be accompanied by a plain-language abstract of up to 500 words that presents the key points in the paper in a manner understandable by experienced practitioners and researchers in nearby disciplines. The abstract should avoid mathematical symbols whenever possible, and it must address the following:

  • Context: What is the broad context of the work? What is the importance of the general research area?
  • Inquiry: What problem or question does the paper address? How has this problem or question been addressed by others (if at all)?
  • Approach: What was done that unveiled new knowledge?
  • Knowledge: What new facts were uncovered? If the research was not results oriented, what new capabilities are enabled by the work?
  • Grounding: What argument, feasibility proof, artifacts, or results and evaluation support this work?
  • Importance: Why does this work matter?

NOTE: The absence of an abstract conforming to this specification is grounds for the rejection of the paper without review.

Attribution, Prior Papers, and Concurrent Submissions

Submitted papers must present original work made by the authors, must not overlap significantly with the authors’ previously published work, and must not be under review on another journal or conference.

Single-Blind Review

Currently, review uses a traditional process where author names are visible to reviewers. Submissions do not need to be anonymized to hide author names.