Call for Papers for POPL 98
Preliminary Call for Papers
The 25th Annual ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on
Principles of Programming Languages
San Diego, California, January 19-21, 1998
Postal submissions: July 11, 1997.
Electronic submissions: 6:00am PDT, July 19, 1997.
Notifications: September 15, 1997.
Final versions: October 24, 1997.
The 25th symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL98) will
address fundamental principles and important innovations and
accomplishments in the design, definition, analysis, and implementation
of programming languages, programming systems, and programming
interfaces. Both practical and theoretical papers on principles and
innovations are welcome, including both frameworks for them and reports
on experiences with their use.
Papers on a diversity of topics are welcomed, particularly ones that
point out new directions. POPL98 is not limited to topics discussed in
previous symposia or to formal approaches. In particular, papers
integrating new principles into mainstream programming languages or
widely used systems are encouraged. Authors concerned about the
appropriateness of a topic may communicate by electronic mail with the
program chair prior to submission.
A technical summary of a proposed paper is to be sent to the program
chair. The summary should be 5000 words or less, excluding bibliography
and figures. Reviewers shall be free to ignore any material that exceeds
Papers will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and
clarity. The summary should clearly express the contribution of the
paper, both in general and in technical terms. It is essential to
identify what was accomplished, explain its significance, and compare
with previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the
technical content of their papers understandable to a broad audience. If
any author has published or presented on a related topic in a journal or
a previous conference, the summary should explain how it advances such
Papers must describe work not previously published in refereed venues.
Simultaneous submission to POPL98 and another publication outlet
(conference or journal) will be considered as grounds for rejection.
Submissions consist of a 100-200 word ASCII abstract and a 5000 words
summary. Submissions must be either electronic (encouraged) or postal
Electronic submissions must be received by 6:00 AM Pacific Daylight
Time, Saturday, July 19, 1997. Submissions may be sent as a single
e-mail message to email@example.com (MIME attachments are allowed). The
message should contain both the ASCII abstract and the Postscript
summary. Electronic summaries should be in Postscript form, which must
be interpretable by Ghostscript. The Postscript must use standard fonts,
or include the necessary fonts, and must be prepared for USLetter
(8.5"x11") or A4 page sizes. Authors who cannot meet these requirements
should submit hardcopy by post instead.
Postal submissions must be sent to the program chair by airmail and
postmarked (not metered) on or before Friday, July 11, 1997; 15 copies
(printed double-sided if possible) must be provided.
All submissions must include a return postal address, a telephone
number, and an electronic mail address (if available).
These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria
described above will not be considered.
Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail within 2 days.
It is the responsibility of the authors to inquire about the lack of a
prompt acknowledgment: submissions that are lost or received late due to
unusual circumstances might not be considered.
Notification of the acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by
Monday, September 15, 1997. Full versions of the accepted papers must be
received by Friday, October 24, 1997. If submitted in electronic form,
the papers should be prepared according to the ACM guidelines for
electronic publication. Authors of accepted papers will be required to
sign ACM copyright release forms. Proceedings will be distributed at
POPL98 and subsequently be available for purchase from ACM Press.
As in previous years, focused technical workshops will be held in
conjunction with POPL98.
Digital Equipment Corporation
130 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Conference Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David B. MacQueen
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
600 Mountain Avenue, Room 2A-431
Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, USA
Conference Email: email@example.com
Conference URL: http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dbm/POPL98
Luca Cardelli, Digital Equipment Corporation. (Chair.)
Jeanne Ferrante, University of California, San Diego.
Andrew D. Gordon, University of Cambridge.
Carl Gunter, University of Pennsylvania.
Nevin Heintze, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.
Neil Jones, University of Copenhagen.
Todd Knoblock, Microsoft Research.
Xavier Leroy, INRIA Rocquencourt.
Martin Odersky, University of South Australia.
Atsushi Ohori, Kyoto University.
Davide Sangiorgi, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis.
Scott Smith, The Johns Hopkins University.
Joe Wells, University of Glasgow.
Katherine Yelick, University of California, Berkeley.