POPL99 Call for Papers

                        Call for Papers 
        The 26th Annual ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on 
           Principles of Programming Languages (POPL99)
            San Antonio, Texas, January 20-22, 1999

The 26th symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL99)
will address fundamental principles and important innovations in the
design, definition, analysis, and implementation of programming
languages, programming systems, and programming interfaces. Both
practical and theoretical papers are welcome.

Papers on a diversity of topics are encouraged, particularly ones that
point out new directions.  POPL99 is not limited to topics discussed
in previous symposia or to formal approaches. Authors concerned about
the appropriateness of a topic may communicate with the program chair
prior to submission.

A technical summary of 5000 words or less (excluding bibliography and
figures) is to be sent to the program chair. 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, describe its significance, and explain how the paper
compares with and advances previous work. Authors should make every
effort to make the technical content understandable to a broad
audience. Papers must describe work not previously published in
refereed venues.  Simultaneous submission to another publication
outlet (conference or journal) is grounds for rejection.

Submissions must be either electronic (encouraged) or postal
(discouraged). Note that the procedure for electronic submission is
different this year.

    For electronic submissions:

    o A mail message with the title and a 100-200 word ASCII abstract
      must be received by 6:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Friday, July 17, 
      1998. Send the message to popl99@cs.berkeley.edu.

    o Papers must be received by 6:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
      Friday, July 24, 1998. Send a single message to popl99@cs.berkeley.edu 
      (MIME attachments are allowed). The message should contain both the 
      previously submitted title (in ASCII) and the summary, which must be 
      Postscript that is 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 10, 1998; 15 copies 
    (printed double-sided if possible) must be provided. 

    All submissions must include a return postal address, a telephone number,
    and an email address (if available). 

These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria
described above will not be considered.  Notification of the
acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by Wednesday,
September 30.  Further details may be found on the Web at

General Chair: Andrew Appel  (appel@cs.princeton.edu)
Program Chair: Alex Aiken    (aiken@cs.berkeley.edu)

Program Committee:

Martin Abadi, Digital Equipment Corporation 
Alex Aiken, University of California, Berkeley
Laurie Hendren, McGill University
Urs Hoelzle, University of California, Santa Barbara
Trevor Jim, University of Pennsylvania
Mark Jones, University of Nottingham
Simon Peyton Jones, University of Glasgow
Hanne Riis Nielson, University of Aarhus
Benjamin Pierce, Indiana University
Todd Proebsting, Microsoft Research
Didier Remy, INRIA Rocquencourt
Jon Riecke, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
Martin Rinard, MIT
Scott Smolka, SUNY Stony Brook
Mads Tofte, University of Copenhagen