ICFP 2020 will be virtual, combining a mirrored technical program—all technical talks will appear twice, 12 hours apart—with a synchronous set of keynote talks and social events. This post says more about it. Be sure to register by August 8!
PL research is as consequential as ever; how can we make it more impactful? I suggest three ways: (1) expand the tent and lower the barriers to entering it; (2) venture outside the tent, taking PL knowledge and ideas to other communities, to address their problems; and (3) join or organize collaborative efforts attacking substantial problems, such as deployable AI or a quantum programming stack, the solution to which involves PL techniques, but many others besides.
The History of Programming Languages (HOPL) conference is the most paradoxical that SIGPLAN puts on: the hardest to publish in, yet an acceptance rate of almost 100%. This post is the story of HOPL IV (2020).
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Ron Garcia, who is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Mike Hicks, who is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, and was former Chair of ACM SIGPLAN.
In this post, Alastair Donaldson, General Chair of PLDI, tells us about how the virtual conference will work, including ideas for recreating those “hallway conversations” that are so important at physical conferences. Registration for PLDI closes on June 5.
People of PL is a series of interviews with PL researchers. In today’s post, John Wickerson chats with Alexandra Silva, who is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL.
This post discusses the task of automatic code completion through the application of deep learning methods.
Online conferences are the new normal. Here’s how to make them shine.
Reprising the interviews of a diverse group of 10 programming languages researchers, the People of Language Design and Implementation, from 2019.