What is PLMW?
The Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) aims to encourage graduate students and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in programming language research. The workshop brings together world leaders in programming languages research and teaching from academia and industry to provide (a) technical sessions on cutting edge PL research and (b) mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career. The workshop aims to engage students in a process of imagining how they might contribute to our research community. We especially encourage women and under-represented minority students and students with disabilities to attend PLMW.
After the resounding success of the first six Programming Languages Mentoring Workshops at POPL 2012 - 2017, the 7th SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop will be co-located with POPL 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA. PLMW will be held immediately before POPL on Tuesday, January 9. PLMW 2018 is open for registration to all students interested in programming languages research (funded or not).
Attending and social activities
Accommodation for all funded students will be provided for the full duration of PLMW and POPL. On the evening of the 9th, after the last PLMW session, organizers, speakers, and panelists plan to form groups with students and have dinner together in nearby restaurants, where the PLMW discussions can continue in a more casual setting.
Students are encouraged to apply for participation in both PLMW and the POPL Student Volunteers program at the same time.
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Tue 9 JanDisplayed time zone: Tijuana, Baja California change
09:00 - 10:00
|Liquid Haskell: Refinement Types for Haskell|
Niki Vazou University of MarylandFile Attached
|How to Become a Researcher|
Armando Solar-Lezama MIT CSAILFile Attached
10:30 - 12:00
|Panel I: Technical Trends in Programming Languages Research|
Aws Albarghouthi University of Wisconsin-Madison, Constantin Enea Université Paris Diderot, David Walker Princeton University, Andrew Myers Cornell University
13:30 - 15:30
K. Rustan M. Leino AmazonMedia Attached File Attached
|The Curse of Knowledge|
Benjamin C. Pierce University of PennsylvaniaMedia Attached
|How to Give Talks That People Can Follow|
Derek Dreyer MPI-SWSMedia Attached
16:00 - 18:00
| Work-Life Balance?|
Andrew Myers Cornell UniversityFile Attached
|Panel II: Life in Grad School (and Beyond)|
Azadeh Farzan University of Toronto, Zachary Tatlock University of Washington, Seattle, Thomas Ball Microsoft Research, Jennifer Paykin University of Pennsylvania
PLMW sponsors have generously donated scholarship funds for qualified students to attend PLMW. These scholarships should cover reasonable expenses (airfare, hotel, and registration fees) for attendance at both the workshop and the POPL conference. Students attending this year will get one year free student membership of SIGPLAN, unless they prefer to opt out during their application.
The workshop registration is open to all. Students with alternative sources of funding are welcome as well.
Access the scholarship application form here
The deadline for full consideration of funding is Sunday, October 29. Selected participants will be notified by November 6 or earlier.