[TYPES/announce] Second Call For Papers: OBT 2014

Ranjit Jhala jhala at cs.ucsd.edu
Tue Nov 5 01:25:56 EST 2013

(Apologies for multiple copies.)

Dear Colleagues!

Apologies for multiple copies, the deadline is **THIS FRIDAY**, so
please submit your most offbeat ideas to...

Off the Beaten Track 2014


(Co-located With POPL 2014: San Diego, California)

Important Dates

* Submission : **Friday, Nov 8, 2013**
* Response   : By end of Nov, 2013 (ASAP; depending on submissions)
* Workshop   : Saturday, Jan 25, 2014


Programming language researchers have the principles,
tools, algorithms and abstractions to solve all kinds
of problems, in all areas of computer science.
However, identifying and evaluating new problems,
particularly those that lie outside the typical core
PL problems we all know and love, can be a significant
challenge. This workshop's goal is to identify and
discuss problems that do not often show up in our
top conferences, but where programming language
research can make a substantial impact.
We hope fora like this will increase the diversity of
problems that are studied by PL researchers and thus
increase our community's impact on the world.

While many workshops associated with POPL have become
more like mini-conferences themselves, this is an un-goal
for OBT. The workshop will be informal and structured to
encourage discussion. We are at least as interested in
problems as in solutions.


A good submission is one that outlines a new problem or
an interesting, underrepresented problem domain. Good
submissions may also remind the PL community of problems
that were once in vogue but have not recently been
seen in top PL conferences. Good submissions do not need
to propose complete or even partial solutions, though
there should be some reason to believe that programming
languages researchers have the tools necessary to search
for solutions in the area at hand. Submissions that seem
likely to stimulate discussion about the direction of
programming language research are encouraged.

Use your imagination. It's hard to imagine how a paper
that discusses programming languages could be considered
out-of-scope. If in doubt, ask the program chair.


Submit Here: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=obt2014

All submissions should be in PDF in at least 10pt font,
printable on US Letter paper. Authors are free to include
links to multimedia content. Reviewers are not required
to peruse these—authors, persuade them to take a look!

* Submissions for 5-minute talks: Authors will submit a
  1-page PDF document. 5-minute talks will be followed
  by 5-15 minutes of discussion.

* Submissions for longer talks: Authors will submit at
  most a 2-page PDF document. Put the words “Full Presentation”
  in the title of your submission to request a longer talk.

By default, we will assume a short, 5-minute presentation
if the title does not contain these words and is 1 PDF page
or less. Longer talks may be up to 1/2 an hour in length.
The length will depend on the submissions received and how
the program committee decides to assemble the program.
Longer talks will be followed by 5-15 minutes of discussion.

Reviewing of submissions will be very light. Authors should
not expect a detailed analysis of their submission by the
program committee. Accepted submissions will be posted as
is on this web site. By submitting a document, you agree
that if it is accepted, it may be posted and you agree that
one of the co-authors will attend the workshop and give a
talk there. There will be no revision process and no formal


**General Chair**

+ Ranjit Jhala, U.C. San Diego

**Program Chair**

+ Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University

**Program Committee**

+ Michael Hicks, University of Maryland, College Park
+ Michael Isard, Microsoft Research
+ Matthew Might, University of Utah
+ Emina Torlak, U.C. Berkeley
+ Jan Vitek, Purdue University
+ Philip Wadler, University of Edinburgh
+ Andreas Zeller, Saarland University
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