What are we up to?

We at Luce are involved in research, teaching, and service related to programming languages and computer science education, in Switzerland and beyond. Find out below what we have been up to.

If you'd like to meet us, come visit us in beautiful Lugano! If you cannot make it to Lugano, you might find us at one of the upcoming events.

Date Event LuCE Involvement
29/09/2022 SVIA edu-i-day 2022 Organizing the Swiss Highschool Informatics Teacher Association (SVIA) edu-i-day
09/09/2022 Crista Lopes Visit (tentative) Talk: Possibly about 'Exercises in Programming Style'
07/08/2022 ICER'22 Co-organizing the first hybrid ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
17/06/2022 GymInf Verteidigungen von Dario Biasini und David Eichenberger lernbaum.ch: Programmierung einer webbasierten Unterrichtsplattform
14/06/2022 MSDE Defense (tentative) Alessandra Vicini defending her Master thesis
03/06/2022 GymInf Verteidigungen (provisorisch) Andreas Stoll und Nino Wilkins verteidigen ihre GymInf Projektarbeiten
13/04/2022 Brown CS Ed Grad Seminar Presentation by Luca Chiodini Talk: The Risks of Ad Hoc Instruments
09/03/2022 WGLD March 2022 Online Meeting Talk: PyTamaro: Teaching Problem Decomposition Using Graphics
19/11/2021 Koli Calling'21 Talk: Wrong Answers for Wrong Reasons: The Risks of Ad Hoc Instruments
05/11/2021 CodeGrade Webinar Talk: Programming Misconceptions
05/11/2021 Formula USI 2021 Co-organizing the "Formula USI" AI-Based Autonomous Car Racing Competition
04/11/2021 SI Seminar by Andrea Gallidabino Talk: Do you understand the code you write? 'I hope the TAs won't look at this!'
28/10/2021 SI Seminar by Igor Moreno Santos Talk: Towards sound notional machines: a Lambda Calculus crash course
20/09/2021 EC-TEL'21 Demo: Conceptual Checks for Programming Teachers
16/08/2021 ICER'21 Co-organizing the 2021 virtual edition of ICER on Clowdr
09/08/2021 GymInf Intensivwoche 2021 Organization of Training Week for Swiss Highschool Informatics Teachers, Teaching of Course "Programmiersprachenkonzepte"
01/07/2021 ITiCSE'21 Talk: A Curated Inventory of Programming Language Misconceptions
07/06/2021 WGLD June 2021 Online Meeting Talk: A Notional Machine for Teaching Expressions
06/05/2021 SI Seminar by Luca Chiodini Talk: A Curated Inventory of Programming Language Misconceptions
03/12/2020 SI Seminar by Matthias Hauswirth Talk: Rainfall and LuCE: The Difficulty of Learning to Program
15/11/2020 SPLASH'20 Doctoral Consortium Co-chairing the Doctoral Symposium
03/08/2020 GymInf Intensivwoche 2020 Organization of Training Week for Swiss Highschool Informatics Teachers, Teaching of Course "Programmiersprachenkonzepte"
23/07/2020 Computer Science in K-12: Book Launch Presenting Chapter on "Operators and Expressions"
15/06/2020 ITiCSE'20 WG 2 Capturing and Characterising Notional Machines
26/02/2020 Mike Barkmin Visit Visitor talk: "Automatic Evaluation of Tasks for Instantaneous Diagnostics in Computer Science Lessons"
18/01/2020 Textbook Writing Retreat Contribute to "Informatik: Programmieren und Robotik" textbook
13/12/2019 Textbook Writing Retreat Contribute to "Informatik: Programmieren und Robotik" textbook
22/11/2019 SIRA 2019 Conference Represent USI at general assembly of Swiss Informatics Research Association
09/11/2019 WGLD November 2019 Nice Meeting Talk: Transfer when learning new languages
25/10/2019 SPLASH-E '19 Talk: Experiences in Bridging from Functional to Object-Oriented Programming
24/10/2019 OOPSLA '19 Talk: Casting about in the Dark: An Empirical Study of Cast Operations in Java Programs
09/09/2019 GymInf Program Committee Meeting Design of GymInf program for future high school informatics teachers
07/07/2019 Dagstuhl Seminar on Notional Machines and Programming Language Semantics in Education Collaborate on initiating projects related to notional machines and programming language misconceptions
19/06/2019 GymInf Program Committee Meeting Design of GymInf program for future high school informatics teachers
04/02/2019 WGLD February 2019 Portland Meeting Talk: Learning to Abstract
14/05/2018 WGLD May 2018 Antwerp Meeting Talk: Misconceptions & PL Design
29/08/2017 WGLD August 2017 Park City Meeting Talk: Abstraction-Free Programming