16th SoCal PLS: Programming Languages and Systems

The SoCal Programming Languages and Systems Workshop is an informal gathering of programming languages and systems researchers in Southern California.

This spring, we'll meet at the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Workshop in Spring 2016

The primary goals of this workshop include:

  • Providing a friendly environment for students and other researchers to present their work.
  • Strengthening ties between local institutions.
  • Learning about cool happenings in programming languages, systems, and related areas!

Schedule and local information

The schedule and local information will be posted here as the workshop date approaches.

Important Dates

Friday, April 8th Abstract deadline (end of day)
Wednesday, April 13th Notification of acceptance
Wednesday, April 20th Registration deadline
Saturday, April 30th SoCal workshop

Submission Guidelines

Both original research and work that has been published in other venues is welcome!

Authors should submit abstracts of at most ~300 words via a (forthcoming) Google form. The submission deadline is Friday, April 8th, by the end of the day.

Selected abstracts will be presented as a talk or a poster. The program committee will determine the length of the talks based on the number and content of the abstracts; and they'll provide more information when they notify you of acceptance.

Program Committee



There will be no registration fee. A Google form for registration is forthcoming.

Please register by Wednesday, April 20th, so that we can get an accurate headcount for ordering food and acquiring parking passes.


Past meetings

2015Fall Pomona
2015Spring Chapman University
2014Fall UCSD
2014Spring Harvey Mudd College
2013Fall UCLA
2013Spring UCSB
2012Fall UCR
2012Spring UCI
2011Fall UCSD
2011Spring Harvey Mudd College
2010Fall UCLA
2008Fall Pomona
2006Fall Caltech
2004Spring UCLA
2002Fall UC Santa Barbara