POPL 2017
Sun 15 - Sat 21 January 2017

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.

PLMW 2017

After the resounding success of the first five Programming Languages Mentoring Workshops at POPL 2012 - 2016, the 6th SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop will be co­-located with POPL 2017 in Paris, France. PLMW will be held immediately before POPL on Tuesday, January 17. PLMW 2017 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 at the Kellermann Centre. On the evening of the 17th, after the last PLMW session, organizers, speakers, and panellists plan to form groups with students and have dinner together in nearby restaurants, where the PLMW discussions can continue in a more casual setting.

Confirmed speakers:

Derek Dreyer, Kathleen Fisher, Michael Hicks, Brigitte Pientka, Benjamin Pierce, Nikhil Swamy, Isil Dillig, Martin Vechev


NSF logo (Platinum)

ACM SIGPLAN logo (Platinum)

An Anonymous Donor (Platinum)

Jane Street logo (Silver)

Amazon logo (Silver)

Facebook logo (Silver)

Google logo

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08:50 - 09:00
Welcome SessionPLMW at Salle 107, Barre 44-54
Day opening
Welcome Sesssion

14:00 - 15:30
Student Interaction Activity
Eva Darulova MPI-SWS, Loris D'Antoni University of Wisconsin–Madison, Alexandra Silva University College London, Dimitrios Vytiniotis Microsoft Research, Cambridge
How to Give Talks That People Can Follow
Derek Dreyer MPI-SWS
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Accepted Papers

Welcome Sesssion

Scholarship applications

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 23. Selected participants will be notified by November 20 or earlier.

Confirmed sponsors so far:

NSF, ACM SIGPLAN, Amazon, Facebook, Jane Street Capital, Microsoft, Google and an Anonymous Donor.