‹Programming› exists to foster an environment where we can talk about the art, science, and engineering of programming. We have been having these conversations at ‹Programming› for five years. It is time we challenge ourselves, both regarding how we have these conversations and regarding what else we should be talking about.

Call for Conversation Starters

This year ‹Programming› will be virtual and we will include a specific track for starting conversations in this virtual environment. The main goal of this conversations track is to promote social gathering and lively discussions amongst participants. Hence, we call the submissions for this track conversation starters.

A conversation starter submission can take several forms, for example,

  • a poster to discuss,
  • a demonstration followed by a discussion,
  • a mini-tutorial where participants get to try out a system,
  • an experimental space where participants can try things out on their own or with other participants,
  • an invitation to discuss a challenging statement about programming, or
  • a request for comments on future directions for a research project.

All submissions should aim to engage participants in a conversation about the content being presented and plan to use at most 30 minutes.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: February 24th, 2021 (updated)

Notification: March 3, 2021 (updated)

Upload-ready: March 15, 2021

Selection Committee

Patrick Rein (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany)
Emma Söderberg (Lund University, Sweden)

Submission Details

Please submit your conversation starter proposal electronically via EasyChair:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=programmmingconversa

Submissions should include a title, author(s), and short abstract and answer the following three questions (max 1 page):

  • What does the format look like?
  • What material will be used? (e.g., a poster, video, short write-up, …)
  • How will this conversation be interesting to participants?

Accepted submissions will be given instructions for how to share material for the upload-ready deadline.

Dates

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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Wed 24 Mar
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17:00 - 17:30: Converstation Starters IConversation Starters at Virtual Space A
17:00 - 17:30: Converstation Starters IIConversation Starters at Virtual Space B

Thu 25 Mar
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17:00 - 17:30: Converstation Starters IIIConversation Starters at Virtual Space A
17:00 - 17:30: Converstation Starters VConversation Starters at Virtual Space B
17:00 - 17:30: Converstation Starters VConversation Starters at Virtual Space C

Fri 26 Mar
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13:00 - 13:30: Converstation Starters VIConversation Starters at Virtual Space A
13:00 - 13:30: Converstation Starters VIIConversation Starters at Virtual Space B
Questions? Use the ‹Programming› Conversation Starters contact form.