This page gathers the informations for

  • student volunteers,
  • student research competition.
  • students needing financial support to attend the conference
  • Programming Language Mentoring Workshop

Student volunteers

In order to run the conference and associated workshops and tutorials smoothly, we need student volunteers to help out on the practical aspect of the organization.

The student volunteer program is a chance for students from around the world to participate in the conferences whilst assisting us in preparing and running the events. In return, volunteers are granted free registration to the conference.

The Student Volunteer registration covers:

  • Access to all workshops, tutorials and the main conference,
  • Daily lunches and coffee breaks,
  • Access to all social events, including the banquet.

As a POPL’18 Student Volunteer, you will interact closely with researchers, academics and practitioners from various disciplines and meet other students from around the world.

Job assignments for student volunteers include but are not restricted to: assisting with technical sessions, workshops, tutorials and panels, checking badges at doors, operating the information desk, providing information about the conference to attendees, helping with traffic flow, and general assistance to keep the conferences running smoothly.

To be considered as Student Volunteer, please fill in the application form.

There are two rounds of calls:

  • deadline for first round: Oct 15, 2017 AOE (notification: Oct 23)

  • deadline for second round: Dec 10, 2017 (notification: Dec 18 – applicants will be able to make an early registration: it will be extended to Dec 20 for all applicants)

Positive notifications given in the first round are firm.

Student Research Competition

POPL has a Student Research Competition for both graduate and undergraduate students, more information found here.

Students who are presenting a poster at the SRC will be granted $500 towards travel costs.

Funding for Student Travel, Registration, and Accommodation

Limited funds are available to support student participation at POPL’18:

  • The ACM SIGPLAN PAC Funds can support travel, accommodation and registration for students. For more information see

Priority will be given to those students (in this order) who

  • Are an author on a POPL’18 paper
  • Are an author on a paper at a POPL’18 co-located conference, workshop, or symposium (see the list via the link under the Tracks pull down menu)
  • Participate in the POPL’18 Student Research Competition (SRC – See previous section)
  • (Help) Lead an POPL’18 tutorial
  • Participate as a student volunteer (and are from outside of the area) – See first section
  • Submitted a paper to POPL’18 or to a POPL’18 conference, workshop, or symposium (see the list via the link under the Tracks pull down menu)
  • Students who wish to attend the conference

Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop

Senior undergraduate and early graduate students interested to pursue a career in programming language research may apply to the Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop.