The PLATEAU workshop covers all topics at the intersection of PL and HCI. It brings together expertise on the usability of programming languages and tools with expertise on how the programming languages toolbox can be used in service of HCI goals. In 2023, the PLATEAU workshop took place on the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 13 and 14.
We encourage both standard research papers and more unusual works—for instance, papers that describe works-in-progress or recently completed work, report on experiences gained, question accepted wisdom, raise challenging open problems, or propose speculative new approaches. In short, a PLATEAU submission should describe work or perspectives on which the authors want to receive feedback or which they believe will trigger interesting conversation at the workshop.
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
- design of new programming languages
- critical comparisons of programming paradigms
- tools to support evaluating programming languages
- psychology of programming
- domain specific language (e.g. database languages, security/privacy languages, architecture description languages) usability and evaluation
PLATEAU is interested in a broad range of topics, and this list is not exhaustive.
REVIEWING AND MENTORING PROCESS
All submitted papers were reviewed by the organizing committee to ensure that they are appropriate for PLATEAU. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present at the workshop. In addition, each accepted paper was matched with one mentor from PLATEAU's mentoring panel. The mentor provided detailed constructive feedback on the paper.