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, 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?

Travel funds for student attendees are available and will be awarded by competition. Application instructions will be available on this website by June 23rd, 2017. The final deadline for all applications will be July 7th, 2017. Funded applicants will be notified by August 6th, 2017. Watch this space for further details.