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POPL 2021
Sun 17 - Fri 22 January 2021 Online

Call for Workshops and Co-located Events


                         POPL 2021

           48th ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT  Symposium on
            Principles of Programming Languages

                  POPL: 17-22 January 2021
          Affiliated Events: 17-19, 22 January 2021
                     Copenhagen, Denmark


The 48th ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2021) will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

POPL provides a forum for the discussion of fundamental principles and important innovations in the design, definition, analysis, transformation, implementation and verification of programming languages, programming systems, and programming abstractions.

Events focusing on experimental and theoretical topics are welcome.

Proposals are invited for workshops and other events to be co-located with POPL 2021. All co-located events are sponsored by SIGPLAN.

Workshops should be more informal and focused than POPL itself, include sessions that enable interaction among the workshop attendees. The preference is for one-day workshops, but other schedules can also be considered.

Submission Details

  • Deadline for submission: 29 May 2020
  • Notification of acceptance: 12 June 2020

A workshop proposal should provide the following information.

  • Name of the workshop.
  • Duration of the workshop.
  • Whether the workshop will be Conference-approved or SIGPLAN-approved (see below).
  • Organizers: names, affiliation, contact information, brief (100 words) biography.
  • A short description (150–200 words) of the topic.
  • Event format: workshop; type of submissions if any; review process; results dissemination.
  • Expected attendance and target audience.
  • Potential PC members — please do not contact them before the workshop is approved.
  • History of the workshop.
  • Plans for remote participation (Covid-19 crises)

Proposals must be submitted in pdf form by email to the workshop chairs Ruzica Piskac (ruzica.piskac@yale.edu) and Jan Hoffmann (jhoffmann@cmu.edu).

Effects of the Covid-19 Crises

The planning for POPL 2021 is affected by the global covid-19 crises. POPL will take place January 17-22, 2021, as a physical, virtual, or hybrid physical/virtual meeting. Independent of how the situation evolves, authors and other participants will have the choice to participate in-person or remotely at POPL 2021.

The workshop proposals should describe plans for remote participation and in particular indicate

  • if the organizers are committing to opening the workshop to remote participation and
  • whether the workshop will take place in the event that there will not be an in-person POPL.

Advice and resources for enabling remote participation are available at https://www.acm.org/virtual-conferences.

SIGPLAN Sponsorship

POPL Co-located Events are sponsored by SIGPLAN. There are two kinds of Co-located Events: Conference-approved (no proceedings) and SIGPLAN-approved (proceedings in the ACM Digital Library). See http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Guidelines/Workshops/ for more information, including a full listing of prescriptions for Conference-approved and SIGPLAN-approved workshops.

SIGPLAN-approved workshops must respect the SIGPLAN Diversity Policy. Proposals for SIGPLAN-approved workshops must additionally include the gender, country of affiliation, and professional status of potential PC members. See https://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Diversity/ for more details.

Selection Committee

All submissions will be evaluated by a committee comprising the following members of the POPL 2021 organizing committee, together with the members of the SIGPLAN executive committee.

  • Jan Hoffmann, Carnegie Mellon University, Workshops co-chair
  • Ruzica Piskac, Yale University, Workshops co-chair
  • Andreas Podelski, University of Freiburg, General chair
  • Azadeh Farzan, University of Toronto, Program chair

Further Information

Any query regarding POPL 2021 co-located event proposals should be addressed to the workshops chairs Ruzica Piskac (ruzica.piskac@yale.edu) and Jan Hoffmann (jhoffmann@cmu.edu).