Principles of Programming Languages (POPL)


Principles of Programming Languages symposium addresses fundamental principles and important innovations in the design, definition, analysis, and implementation of programming languages, programming systems, and programming interfaces. POPL is in-cooperation with SIGACT.

POPL Fast Facts

POPL 2016 Web Page
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
General Chair: Rastislav Bodík
Program Chair: Rupak Majumdarl
Dates: January 20-22, 2016

Most Influential POPL Paper Award

Each year a “Most Influential” POPL paper is chosen and an presentation is made at POPL. More details about this award and past winning papers can be found here. SIGPLAN also makes several other awards including an “Outstanding Dissertation Award.” Please consider making a nomination for one of these awards. More details about the SIGPLAN awards can be found here.

POPL Steering Committee

The current POPL steering committee is:

  • Michael Hicks (University of Maryland) (SIGPLAN Chair)
  • Jan Vitek (Past SIGPLAN Chair)
  • Peter Thiemann (Universität Freiburg) (SIGPLAN Vice Chair)
  • Jeremy Gibbons (Past SIGPLAN Vice Chair)
  • Giuseppe Castagna, 2017 General Chair
  • Ras Bodik, 2016 General Chair
  • Rupak Majumdar, 2016 Program Chair
  • Sriram Rajamani, 2015 General Chair
  • David Walker, 2015 Program Chair
  • Suresh Jagannathan, 2014 General Chair (Chair)
  • Peter Sewell, 2014 Program Chair
  • Roberto Giacobazzi, 2013 General Chair

Principles of POPL

  • Principles of POPL, ACM SIGPLAN Notices - Supplemental issue, Volume 48 Issue 4S, April 2013, pp 12-16.

Web Pages of Previous Conferences

POPL 2015 (Mumbai, India)
POPL 2014 (San Diego, CA)
POPL 2013 (Rome, Italy)
POPL 2012 (Philadelphia, PA)
POPL 2011 (Austin, TX)
POPL 2010 (Madrid, Spain)
POPL 2009 (Savannah, Georgia)
POPL 2008 (San Francisco, CA)
POPL 2007 (Nice, France)
POPL 2006 (Charleston, SC)
POPL 2005 (Long Beach, CA)
POPL 2004 (Venice, Italy)
POPL 2003 (New Orleans, LA)
POPL 2002 (Portland, OR)
POPL 2001 (London, UK)
POPL 2000 (Boston, MA)
POPL 1999 (San Antonio, TX)
POPL 1998 (San Diego, CA)
POPL 1997 (Paris, France)
POPL 1996 (St. Petersburg Beach, FL)
POPL 1995 (San Francisco, CA)

The POPL Steering Committee is constituted by the following members:

  • current and past SIGPLAN Chairs,
  • current and past SIGPLAN Vice Chairs,
  • three most recent POPL General Chairs, and
  • three most recent POPL Program Chairs.