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Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada

October 24, 2017

co-chairs: Barbara Ryder (ryder@cs.vt.edu) & Lori Pollock (pollock@udel.edu)

The SPLASH 2017 Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop is aimed at advanced undergraduates and first/second year graduate students. The workshop aims to attract students to research careers in programming languages and software engineering, to de-mystify the graduate school experience, and to offer first-hand perspectives on graduate study from recent Ph.D. graduates, young scholars, and senior researchers. Applicants from groups underrepresented in computing are especially welcome.

Already confirmed workshop speakers include: Annie Liu, Kathryn McKinley, Ana Milanova, Mayur Naik, Jan Vitek and Ben Zorn, plus a panel of newly graduated Ph.D.s in PL/SE.

The workshop program will focus on important skills for beginning researchers and will offer mentoring opportunities with senior researchers attending the conference:

  • How to network effectively at a conference?
  • How to make a good presentation?
  • How to construct a good research paper?
  • How to pick your research specialty area?
  • What are the differences/tradeoffs between a research career in industry, academia, government?
  • What are the new emerging areas of research in programming languages and software engineering?

A limited amount of travel funding is available to support some student participants. The final deadline for all applications will be July 12th, 2017. Click here to apply for travel funding (The deadline to apply for funding has passed)

Funded applicants will be notified by August 16th, 2017.

Student Participation

In addition to the (now closed) student travel support, we also have a limited number of positions available for students to join the mentoring workshop. These slots will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply, please complete this form.

Important Dates AoE (UTC-12h)
Wed 20 Sep 2017new
Mentoring Application Deadline
Wed 16 Aug 2017
Student Travel Support Notification
Wed 12 Jul 2017
Student Travel Support