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What is PLMW?

The Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop (PLMW) aims to encourage graduate students and senior undergraduate students to pursue careers in programming language research. The workshop brings together world leaders in programming languages research and teaching from academia and industry to provide (a) technical sessions on cutting­ edge PL research and (b) mentoring sessions on how to prepare for a research career. The workshop aims to engage students in a process of imagining how they might contribute to our research community.We especially encourage women and under-represented minority students to attend PLMW.

PLMW 2016

After the resounding success of the first four Programming Languages Mentoring Workshops at POPL 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the 5th SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop will be co­-located with POPL 2016. in St. Petersburg, Florida. PLMW will be held immediately before POPL, on Tuesday, January 19. PLMW sponsors have generously offered financial aid for students to travel to Florida and attend PLMW and the main conference. This year PLMW received more than 160 student applications from 23 different countries. The organizers were able to provide sponsor funding for 62 applicants – 35 of which from US universities, the rest studying in 14 different countries. PLMW 2016 is open for registration to all students interested in programming languages research (funded or not), and this year more than 90 attendees are expected!

Attending and social activities

All funded students are staying at the main conference Hilton hotel. On the evening of the 19th, after the last PLMW session, organizers, speakers, and panellists plan to form groups with students and have dinner together in nearby restaurants, where the PLMW discussions can continue in a more casual setting.

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Tue 19 Jan

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08:50 - 09:00
Welcome SessionPLMW at Room St Petersburg III
10:30 - 12:00
10:30
30m
Talk
Academia or Industry?
PLMW
Aarti Gupta Princeton University
Media Attached
11:00
30m
Talk
Refining Types with SMT
PLMW
Ranjit Jhala University of California, San Diego
Media Attached
11:30
30m
Talk
How to Write Papers So People Can Read Them
PLMW
Derek Dreyer MPI-SWS
Media Attached
14:00 - 15:30
14:00
30m
Talk
Student Interaction Activity
PLMW
Isil Dillig University of Texas, Austin, Ross Tate Cornell University
14:30
30m
Talk
Automata and Coinduction
PLMW
Alexandra Silva Radboud University Nijmegen
Media Attached
15:00
30m
Talk
Unaccustomed As I Am to Public Speaking
PLMW
John Hughes Chalmers University of Technology
Media Attached

Scholarship applications

PLMW sponsors have generously donated scholarship funds for qualified students to attend PLMW. These scholarships should cover reasonable expenses (airfare, hotel, and registration fees) for attendance at both the workshop and the POPL conference. Students attending this year will get one year free student membership of SIGPLAN, unless they prefer to opt out during their application. The workshop registration is open to all. Students with alternative sources of funding are welcome as well.

Access the scholarship application form here.

The deadline for full consideration of funding is Friday, October 23. Selected participants will be notified by November 15 or earlier.