The 28th Annual ACM SIGPLAN - SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL'01)

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jan 17, 2001 End Date/Time: Jan 19, 2001
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The 28th symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL'01) 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. POPL'01 is not limited to topics discussed in previous symposia. Authors concerned about the appropriateness of a topic may communicate with the program chair prior to submission.

Papers are to be submitted in the form of an extended abstract of 5000 words or less (excluding bibliography and figures). Submissions 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.

Authors should bear in mind that individual program-committee members will be asked to referee approximately 40-50 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 judgement of the technical content of a submission in 40 minutes. Some advice about how to write a submission to an ACM SIGPLAN conference is available here.

Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (i.e., either a conference or a journal).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

For electronic submissions, papers must be received by 13:00 UTC (GMT), Monday, July 17, 2000; this is a hard deadline. The submissions are carried out via the Web. Extended abstracts must be submitted as Postscript documents that are interpretable by Ghostscript, or in PDF format, and they must be printable on both A4 paper and US-letter; to facilitate this, extensive use of special fonts and colours should be avoided. Authors who cannot meet these requirements should contact the program chair. These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria described above will not be considered.

Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged. Authors are responsible for inquiring about the lack of a prompt acknowledgement. Submissions lost or received late due to unusual circumstances might not be considered.

Notification of the acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by Wednesday, September 27, 2000. Final versions of accepted papers must be received by Monday, November 7, 2000. Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign ACM copyright release forms.