Onward! 2014
Mon 20 - Fri 24 October 2014 Portland, Oregon, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2014
Fri 24 Oct 2014 11:15 - 11:37 at Salon A - Session the Fourth Chair(s): Emery Berger

Firm principles which can be relied on to analyze and discuss textual and graphical code representations are still missing. We propose a framework relying on ScanVis, an extension of the Semiology of Graphics that models the perception and scanning of abstract graphics, to model and to provide plausible explanations of phenomena pertaining to the visual perception of representations of code. This framework unifies many aspects of the visual layout and appearance of programming languages and reveals similarities and substantial differences in the visual operations required by those notations. We also show how the framework may help compare and generate representations of programming languages with respect to visual perception. This work suggests that the gap between textual and graphical languages is narrow, and that all kind of programming languages should rely on the capability of the human visual system.

Fri 24 Oct
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10:30 - 12:00: Onward! Papers - Session the Fourth at Salon A
Chair(s): Emery BergerUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
onward2014-papers10:30 - 10:52
Svetoslav KaraivanovETH Zurich, Veselin RaychevETH Zurich, Martin VechevETH Zurich
onward2014-papers10:52 - 11:15
Marcel TaeumelHasso Plattner Institute, Michael PerscheidHasso Plattner Institute, Bastian SteinertHasso Plattner Institute, Jens LinckeHasso Plattner Institute, Robert HirschfeldHPI
onward2014-papers11:15 - 11:37
Stéphane ConversyUniversity of Toulouse - ENAC
onward2014-papers11:37 - 12:00
Eric WalkingshawUniversity of Marburg, Christian KästnerCarnegie Mellon University, Martin ErwigOregon State University, Sven ApelUniversity of Passau, Eric BoddenFraunhofer SIT and TU Darmstadt