Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2023 Cascais, Portugal
Thu 26 Oct 2023 14:45 - 15:30 at Room VII - Essays 2 Chair(s): James Noble

During the 1990s and first decade of the 2000s, problem-solving environments (PSEs) were a topic of research among a community with the vision to create software systems “with all of the computational facilities necessary to solve a target class of problems.” Use of the term has since declined, with fewer papers focused on core PSE research topics. What happened? Did we achieve the design vision for PSEs through other means – namely computational notebooks – or is there more to do? In this essay, we explore the history and objectives of PSE research, the rise of computational notebooks, whether they achieve these objectives, and why the time is right to renew our PSE research efforts.

Wither Problem-Solving Environments? Slides (Dinmore-ONWARD-Presentation.pdf)1.30MiB

Thu 26 Oct

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14:00 - 15:30
Essays 2Onward! Essays at Room VII
Chair(s): James Noble Research & Programming
Sharing a Perspective on the lambda-Calculus
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Beniamino Accattoli Inria & Ecole Polytechnique
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Whither Problem-Solving Environments?
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Matthew Dinmore Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
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