The annual symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. Both theoretical and experimental papers are welcome, on topics ranging from formal frameworks to experience reports.
The symposium is organised by ACM SIGPLAN, in cooperation with ACM SIGACT and ACM SIGLOG.
The Program Committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its accessibility to both experts and the general POPL audience. All papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity.
Explaining a known idea in a new way may make as strong a contribution as inventing a new idea. Hence, we encourage the submission of pearls: elegant essays that explain an old idea, but do so in a new way that clarifies the idea and yields new insights. There is no formal separation of categories; pearls will be held to the same standards as any other paper.
Each paper should explain its contributions in both general and technical terms, identifying what has been accomplished, explaining why it is significant, and comparing it with previous work. Authors should strive to make their papers understandable to a broad audience. Advice on writing technical papers can be found on the SIGPLAN author information page.
A document that details principles underlying organizational and reviewing policies can be found here.
A document containing frequently asked questions about the reviewing and submission process, especially as it pertains to double-blind reviewing, can be found here.
The Program Committee, displayed to the right, meets face-to-face to make the final selection; the Program Committee is assisted by a larger External Review Committee, also displayed to the right. PC papers are reviewed and selected entirely by the ERC.
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Hence, we encourage the submission of pearls: elegant essays that explain an old idea, but do so in a new way that clarifies the idea and yields new insights. There is no formal separation of categories; pearls will be held to the same standards as any other paper.
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