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POPL 2014 : Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages


Conference Series : Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages
When Jan 22, 2014 - Jan 24, 2014
Where The US Grant, San Diego, CA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Jul 5, 2013
Submission Deadline Jul 12, 2013
Notification Due Oct 2, 2013
Categories    programming languages   algorithms   computation theory

Call For Papers

POPL 2014: 41st ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages

San Diego, USA
January 22-24, 2014

* Important information

Conference hotel The US Grant, San Diego, CA, USA [see map]
Paper registration Friday July 5, 2013, 16:00 UTC
Paper submission Friday July 12, 2013, 16:00 UTC
Author response period Tuesday September 10, 2013 to Friday September 13, 2013
Author notification Wednesday October 2, 2013

* Scope

The annual Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and systems, with emphasis on how principles underpin practice. Both theoretical and experimental papers are welcome, on topics ranging from formal frameworks to experience reports. Papers discussing new ideas and areas are most welcome, as are high-quality expositions or elucidations of existing concepts that are likely to yield new insights ("pearls").

* Evaluation

The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its accessibility to both experts and the general POPL audience. All papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. Each paper should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. More advice on writing technical papers can be found on the SIGPLAN author information page.

* Submission guidelines

Authors should submit an abstract of at most 300 words and a full paper of no more than 12 pages (including bibliography and appendices) formatted according to the ACM proceedings format. Papers that exceed the length requirement or are submitted late will be rejected.

Templates for ACM format are available for Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, and LaTeX at (use the 9 pt preprint template). Submissions should be in PDF and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper.

Submitted papers must adhere to the SIGPLAN Republication Policy and the ACM Policy on Plagiarism. Concurrent submissions to other conferences, workshops, journals, or similar forums of publication are not allowed.

POPL 2014 will employ a lightweight double-blind reviewing process. To facilitate this, submitted papers must adhere to two rules:

author names and institutions must be omitted, and
references to authors' own related work should be in the third person (e.g., not "We build on our previous work ..." but rather "We build on the work of ...").
The purpose of this is to help the PC and external reviewers come to an initial judgement about the paper without bias, not to make it impossible for them to discover the authors if they were to try. Nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized, and submitted papers may be posted to author web pages etc. as usual). The program chair has put together a document answering frequently asked questions that hopefully addresses many common concerns.

POPL 2014 will not have an external review committee, relying instead on the PC and on expert reviewers drawn from the whole community. To assist the PC in identifying expert reviewers, authors will be invited to suggest, at submission time, the names of up to 5 candidate reviewers that they believe have the appropriate expertise. Authors should not contact these in advance, and the PC may or may not call for reviews from any of those suggested.

We encourage authors to provide any supplementary material that is required to support the claims made in the paper, such as detailed proofs, proof scripts, or experimental data. This should be uploaded at submission time, as a single pdf or a tarball, not via a URL. It need not be anonymised, and so will be made available to reviewers only after they have submitted their first-draft review. As usual, reviewers are under no obligation to look at the supplementary material.

We will also repeat the survey from POPL 2009 to gather statistics on the use of proof assistants.

The URL for submission of abstracts and papers will be announced closer to the submission deadline.

* Location

POPL'14 will be held at the The US Grant in San Diego, CA, USA.

* Student Attendees

Students with accepted papers or students who are participating in the student session are encouraged to apply for a SIGPLAN PAC grant that will help covering travel expenses.

* Organisers

General Chair: Suresh Jagannathan, Purdue University, USA
Program Chair: Peter Sewell, University of Cambridge, UK
Workshop Chair: David Van Horn, Northeastern University, USA
Treasurer Co-Chairs: Ross Tate, Cornell University, USA; Bor-Yuh Evan Chang, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Publicity Chair: Viktor Vafeiadis, MPI-SWS, Germany
Student Activities Chair: Tobias Wrigstad, Uppsala University, Sweden
Program Committee:
Andrew W. Appel, Princeton
Gilles Barthe, IMDEA
Nick Benton, MSR Cambridge
Lars Birkedal, Aarhus University
Ahmed Bouajjani, University Paris Diderot
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
Mads Dam, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dino Distefano, Queen Mary, University of London
Thomas Dillig, College of William & Mary
Sophia Drossopoulou, Imperial College London
Nate Foster, Cornell University
Atsushi Igarashi, Kyoto University
Alan Jeffrey, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs
Neelakantan R. Krishnaswami, University of Birmingham
Aditya V. Nori, MSR India
Noam Rinetzky, Tel Aviv University
Xavier Rival, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, ENS Paris, CNRS
Andrey Rybalchenko, TUM
Jeremy G. Siek, University of Colorado at Boulder
Nikhil Swamy, MSR Redmond
Ross Tate, Cornell University
Tayssir Touili, CNRS Paris
Aaron J. Turon, MPI-SWS
Viktor Vafeiadis, MPI-SWS
Stephanie Weirich, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Wies, New York University
Greta Yorsh, ARM
Elena Zucca, Università degli Studi di Genova

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