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From: (Dave MacQueen <8758-39501> 0112610)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 May 1997 21:46:50 -0400
Organization: Bell Labs / Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ
Keywords: conference, CFP


                                        Preliminary Call for Papers


                      The 25th Annual ACM SIGPLAN-SIGACT Symposium on
                                  Principles of Programming Languages
                          San Diego, California, January 19-23, 1998

      Postal submissions: July 11, 1997.
      Electronic submissions: 6:00am PDT, July 19, 1997.
      Notifications: September 15, 1997.
      Final versions: October 24, 1997.

The 25th symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL98)
will address fundamental principles and important innovations and
accomplishments in the design, definition, analysis, and
implementation of programming languages, programming systems, and
programming interfaces. Both practical and theoretical papers on
principles and innovations are welcome, including both frameworks for
them and reports on experiences with their use.

Papers on a diversity of topics are welcomed, particularly ones that
point out new directions. POPL98 is not limited to topics discussed in
previous symposia or to formal approaches. In particular, papers
integrating new principles into mainstream programming languages or
widely used systems are encouraged. Authors concerned about the
appropriateness of a topic may communicate by electronic mail with the
program chair prior to submission.

A technical summary of a proposed paper is to be sent to the program
chair. The summary should be 5000 words or less, excluding
bibliography and figures. Reviewers shall be free to ignore any
material that exceeds this limit.

Papers 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, explain its significance, and compare
with previous work. Authors should make every effort to make the
technical content of their papers understandable to a broad
audience. If any author has published or presented on a related topic
in a journal or a previous conference, the summary should explain how
it advances such previous work.

Papers must describe work not previously published in refereed venues.
Simultaneous submission to POPL98 and another publication outlet
(conference or journal) will be considered as grounds for rejection.

Submissions consist of a 100-200 word ASCII abstract and a 5000 words
summary. Submissions must be either electronic (encouraged) or postal

Electronic submissions must be received by 6:00 AM Pacific Daylight
Time, Saturday, July 19, 1997. Submissions may be sent as a single
e-mail message to (MIME attachments are
allowed). The message should contain both the ASCII abstract and the
Postscript summary. Electronic summaries should be in Postscript form,
which must be interpretable by Ghostscript. The Postscript must use
standard fonts, or include the necessary fonts, and must be prepared
for USLetter (8.5"x11") or A4 page sizes. Authors who cannot meet
these requirements should submit hardcopy by post instead.

Postal submissions must be sent to the program chair by airmail and
postmarked (not metered) on or before Friday, July 11, 1997; 15 copies
(printed double-sided if possible) must be provided.

All submissions must include a return postal address, a telephone
number, and an electronic mail address (if available).

These are firm constraints; submissions not meeting the criteria
described above will not be considered.

Receipt of the submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail within 2
days. It is the responsibility of the authors to inquire about the
lack of a prompt acknowledgment: submissions that are lost or received
late due to unusual circumstances might not be considered.

Notification of the acceptance or rejection of papers will be given by
Monday, September 15, 1997. Full versions of the accepted papers must
be received by Friday, October 24, 1997. If submitted in electronic
form, the papers should be prepared according to the ACM guidelines
for electronic publication. Authors of accepted papers will be
required to sign ACM copyright release forms. Proceedings will be
distributed at POPL98 and subsequently be available for purchase from
ACM Press.

As in previous years, focused technical workshops will be held in
conjunction with POPL98.

Program Chair

Luca Cardelli
Digital Equipment Corporation
130 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Conference Email:
Tel.: +1-415-853-2110
Fax: +1-415-853-2104

General Chair

David B. MacQueen
Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
600 Mountain Avenue, Room 2A-431
Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974, USA
Conference Email:
Conference URL:
Tel.: +1-908-582-7691
Fax: +1-908-582-5857

Program Committee

Luca Cardelli, Digital Equipment Corporation. (Chair.)
Jeanne Ferrante, University of California, San Diego.
Andrew D. Gordon, University of Cambridge.
Carl Gunter, University of Pennsylvania.
Nevin Heintze, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies.
Neil Jones, University of Copenhagen.
Todd Knoblock, Microsoft Research.
Xavier Leroy, INRIA Rocquencourt.
Martin Odersky, University of South Australia.
Atsushi Ohori, Kyoto University.
Davide Sangiorgi, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis.
Scott Smith, The Johns Hopkins University.
Joe Wells, University of Glasgow.
Katherine Yelick, University of California, Berkeley.

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