PCSC is annual conference in computing that is organized by the Computing Society of the Philippines to enable computing educators, researchers, ICT professionals, and students to interact and to share their work in computing, computer science, computer engineering, computational science, and information and communications technology (ICT). The conference features contributed research papers and special lectures by prominent researchers and educators in the field of computing, ICT, and related fields.
The following papers were accepted this year:
Christine Tablatin. Analysis of Static Code Reading Patterns
Abstract: Code reading is a prerequisite of program comprehension and is defined as a process of visually perceiving the source code with the focus of understanding how the code works as well as finding bugs and defects. Strategies employed on code reading affect a programmer’s success rate of the comprehension tasks. However, little is known about the code reading patterns or visual strategies used by the students during programming tasks. We study how high performing and low performing students read source code while performing a static code reading task of identifying bugs and use eye tracking data to reveal their common code reading patterns. Results showed that high performing students spend less fixation durations and have less number of fixations on the loca-tions of code errors compared to low performing students. A common scanpath was generated which describes the code read-ing patterns employed by students of different skill levels. This is a preliminary analysis and further studies with larger data sample would be conducted to be able to validate and generalize these results.
Congratulations to the ALLS papers that were accepted to the Philippine Computing Society Congress 2018!