PLoP 2015
Fri 23 - Mon 26 October 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with SPLASH 2015
Sun 25 Oct 2015 15:30 - 17:30 at Fountain View - Session 12: Focus Groups and Workshops 2

Writer’s Workshop (WW) is a method to review, evaluate and improve each other’s pattern, which is widely accepted in xPLoP conference including this EuroPLoP. However, there are several problem existing in traditional WW such as “poor experience of moderator”, “poor knowledge of participants” or “poor pattern accepted”. Detail discussion of these problem could be found in our work. As a solution to these “ad hoc” reviewing, we suggest utilizing some software reading techniques such as Checklist-Based Reading (CBR) or Perspective-Based Reading (PBR) into WW. In this focus group, we are going to discuss it together by conducting a mini WW.

Key Idea: We have conducted experiments in this topic several times before. Based on those result, we will hold this focus group in the idea of “Customized checklist” and “Using checklist as a remainder”. Thus to say, participants will receive checklists made for reviewing target paper, and keep the contents in mind during reading and discussion, as a remainder. Detail process could be found in this paper.

Target participants: We prefer to have newer author join us, as we believe that our approach will have much effect on them. Of course, experts are also welcomed. We are willing to listen to your opinion on this approach and discuss together.

Sun 25 Oct

15:30 - 18:00: PLoP - Session 12: Focus Groups and Workshops 2 at Fountain View
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Joe YoderThe Refactory, Inc., Rebecca Wirfs-BrockWirfs-Brock Associates
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Day closing