POPL'03 Call for Papers

		       POPL '03 Call for Papers

	   The 30th Annual ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on
		 Principles of Programming Languages

			 January 15-17, 2003
			New Orleans, Louisiana

Scope of the Conference
The annual Symposium on Principles Of Programming Languages is a 
forum for the discussion of fundamental principles and important 
innovations in the design, definition, analysis, and implementation 
of programming languages, programming systems, and programming 
abstractions. Submissions on a diversity of topics are sought, 
particularly ones that identify new research directions. Both 
practical and theoretical papers are welcome.

POPL'03 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.

Submission Guidelines
Papers are to be submitted in the form of an extended abstract of 
5000 words or less -- i.e., approximately 10 pages, typeset 10 
point on 16 point -- excluding bibliography and figures. Submissions 
will be judged on originality, significance, correctness, and 
clarity. An extended abstract should clearly express the contribution
of the work, 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 improves upon, previous 

Authors should bear in mind that individual program-committee 
members will be asked to referee approximately 30-40 extended 
abstracts; while every effort will be made to assign submissions 
to an appropriate subset of the program committee, very few
papers are likely to be reviewed solely by experts in a paper's 
topic area. A good rule of thumb is that an informed colleague 
(with expertise in programming languages) should be able to 
form an initial judgment of the technical content of a submission
in 40 minutes. Some advice about how to prepare a suitable extended 
abstract can be found at: 

Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, 
and not submitted for publication elsewhere (i.e., either a 
conference or a journal). Papers that are too long or are 
submitted late (see below) will be rejected by the program chair.

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign ACM copyright 
release forms.

Important Dates and Submission Details
* 5:00 PM EDT (= 21:00 UTC), Friday, July 19, 2002: Deadline for 
  submission of papers 
* Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002: Notification 
* Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002: Camera-ready copy due 
* Jan. 15-17, 2003: POPL '03 in New Orleans

The submission deadlines given above are firm.

Submissions will be carried out electronically via the Web. Submission
instructions will be available at www.cs.berkeley.edu/~aiken/popl03.
Extended  abstracts must be submitted as PostScript documents that are 
interpretable by Ghostscript, or in PDF format, and they must 
be printable on both USLetter and A4 paper. (Those individuals
for which this requirement is a hardship should contact the program 


Program Chair
Greg Morrisett
Computer Science Department
4133 Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853-7501 USA
E-mail: jgm@cs.cornell.edu
Tel.: +1-607-255-3009
Fax: +1-607-255-4428

General Chair
Alex Aiken
Computer Science Division
773 Soda Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-1776 USA
E-mail: aiken@cs.berekely.edu
Tel: +1-510-642-5319

Program Committee
Lennart Augustsson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden
Rastislav Bodik, University of Wisconsin 
Kim Bruce, Williams College
Jack Davidson, University of Virginia
Amy Felty, University of Ottawa, Canada 
John Field, IBM Research 
Cormac Flanagan, Compaq Systems Research Labs
Joxan Jaffar, National University of Singapore 
Greg Morrisett, Cornell University
Catuscia Palamidessi, Pennsylvania State University 
Francois Pottier, INRIA Rocquencourt 
Amr Sabry, Indiana University 
Davide Sangiorgi, INRIA Sophia 
Bjarne Steensgard, Microsoft Research 
Joe Wells, Harriott-Watt University, Scotland