ITiCSE 2000 
The 5th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education 
Helsinki, Finland       July 11-13, 2000 

Program Visualization Workshop 
The University of Joensuu  organized the first international Program Visualization Workshop in Finland on July 7 - 8, 2000 in conjunction of the ITiCSE 2000 conference.

The goal of the workshop was  to analyze the state-of-art program visualization methods, and to form a deeper understanding on meaningful and functional visualization in the context of programming, in education, industry, and research. 

The organizers of the workshop were  looking for position papers on novel ideas in the field. To be accepted, the submitted paper of 3-5 pages must present a new approach or constructively evaluate an existing visualization paradigm, scheme, or technique. The number of participants was limited to 30 people.

The position papers were discussed and evaluated at the workshop, and the authors had time to compose the final version within three months after the workshop.
The proceedings will include the final papers, together with invited lectures. 

Some results of the workshop were presented in a panel session in the ITiCSE 2000 conference.

Topics of

Visualization methods
Visualization taxonomies
Algorithm animation
Cognitive psychological issues
Visualization in distance work and education 
Application of program visualization techniques in other fields 


Sami Khuri, professor of computer science; San Jose State University
Pertti Saariluoma, professor of cognitive science; University of Helsinki


Dates and

Deadline for paper proposals March 31, 2000   Passed

Notification of acceptance April 28, 2000 Passed

Registration May 17, 2000 Passed

Final papers: Deadline September 30, 2000. Passed
Subject: PVW final papers.
Erkki Sutinen gives more information.

Congress Hotel Haikko Manor, Porvoo (30 miles from Helsinki). 


FIM  1100 and covered accommodation for one night (douple room; single room: plus FIM 165 (= Total FIM 1265) extra charge, lunches, dinner, final proceedings,  and a guided tour in old Porvoo famous for its wooden architecture.

Mordechai Ben-Ari, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel;
John Domingue,  Open University, UK;
Thomas Naps, Lawrence University, USA;
Rocky Ross, Montana State University, USA;
Erkki Sutinen, University of Joensuu, Finland (chair);
Jorma Tarhio, University of Joensuu, Finland;
Matti Niemi, University of Joensuu, Finland; mniemi@
Organized by
the University of Joensuu,

The University of Helsinki together with ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) organized the 5th international conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2000) in Helsinki, Finland, on July 11-13, 2000.

Links: ITiCSE 2000
Second Program Visualization Workshop

Photos (R. Ross)

Supported by:

CSC - Center for Scientific
CSC - Tieteellinen laskenta Oy 
Espoo, Finland

The ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education.

Association for  Computing Machinery - ACM


Last updated: February 20, 2002.