SPLASH 2020
Sun 15 - Sat 21 November 2020 Online Conference

The SPLASH 2020 Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop encourages graduate students (PhD and MSc) and senior undergraduate students to pursue research in programming languages. This workshop will provide mentoring sessions on how to prepare for and thrive in graduate school and in a research career, focusing both on cutting-edge research topics and practical advice. The workshop brings together leading researchers and junior students in an inclusive environment in order to help welcome newcomers to our field of programming languages research. The workshop will show students the many paths that they might take to enter and contribute to our research community.

PLMW’s core mission is to foster the development of the next generation of researchers in our community. In past years, PLMW has been organized as a one-day (in-person) workshop with invited talks on research topics and practical advice, with ad-hoc mentoring taking place throughout the day, especially during breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks. Since the workshop will be occurring virtually this year, we have designed the program to focus more on small-group discussion and mentoring than on presentations. PLMW@SPLASH will consist of a mix of small-group mentoring sessions, where students can chat with mentors in small groups (organized by topics) and large-group “ask-me-anything” sessions. Topics covered will include:

  • How to network effectively at a conference? How to find your cohort? How to find a mentor and what to look for?
  • What communication skills are essential for a research career? To give a good presentation? A good poster session talk? To write an outstanding paper?
  • How do people pick their research area of interest or your advisor/mentor?
  • What are the new, emerging areas in PL/SE?
  • What are the differences between a research career in industry and in academia?
  • What are the important work/life issues researchers deal with?
  • How did PL/SE researchers successfully navigate their training experiences?

The workshop will take place over two days, on Sunday November 15th, with a schedule that targets students in the Western Hemisphere timezones, and again on Monday November 16th, with a schedule that targets students in the Eastern Hemisphere.

Students who apply for and are accepted to PLMW will receive free registration for the conference.

Program

Please ignore the program shown under the “program” tab: we are not permitted to list all of the PLMW events there. The schedule for PLMW is as follows:

Sunday, November 15

Time UTC Time Chicago Time Beijing Event
1500-1620 9:00am-10:20am 11:00pm-12:20am Meet with mentors in small groups
1620-1700 10:20am-11:00am 12:20am-1:00am (Monday) Ask me anything: Amal Ahmed
1700-1820 11:00am-12:20pm 1:00am-2:20am (Monday) Meet with mentors in small groups

Monday, November 16

Time UTC Time Chicago Time Beijing Event
0500-0620 11:00pm-12:20am (Tuesday) 1:00pm-2:20pm Meet with mentors in small groups
0620-0700 12:20am-1:00am (Tuesday) 2:20pm-3:00pm Ask me anything: Sriram Rajamani
0700-0820 1:00am-2:20am (Tuesday) 3:00pm-4:20pm Meet with mentors in small groups

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Call for Mentors

Would you be willing to participate in PLMW as a mentor? This will entail: writing a brief (2-4 sentence) introduction describing yourself, your background, and what topics you would be interested in discussing with students. We will share these introductions with all of the students, and then will provide two opportunities for structured mentoring during SPLASH: on Sunday November 15th between 1500-1620 and 1700-1820 UTC (10am-11:20am and 12:00-1:20pm US East Coast) and/or Monday November 16th between 0500-0620 and 0700-0820 UTC (1pm-2:20pm and 2:20-3:00pm Beijing). During these times, all of the mentors and mentees will access the mentoring workshop on Clowdr and you will meet in small groups. Throughout the conference, we will also encourage mentors to make themselves available to students for conversation. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor, please complete the attached form.

Mentorship Workshop Application

All students who are interested in attending the workshop must apply to do so. The workshop will be free to attend, and students who are selected to attend the workshop will also receive a free conference registration. Please complete this application by October 27th, 2020. We will notify all accepted students by October 30, 2020, but will also admit students to the workshop on a rolling basis between now and Oct 30, and strongly encourage students who are interested in the workshop to apply ASAP.

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Sun 15 Nov
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07:00 - 07:20: Opening SessionOpening at SPLASH-I +12h
07:00 - 07:20
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Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA, David GroveIBM Research, E: Christian HammerUniversity of Potsdam, E: Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany, E: Anders MøllerAarhus University
07:20 - 08:20: SKeynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
07:20 - 08:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Jan VitekNortheastern University / Czech Technical University
Media Attached
08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoPosters at SPLASH-I +12h

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

08:20 - 09:00
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10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in Seattle (PLMW AMA)PLMW at SPLASH-I
10:20 - 11:00
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Amal AhmedNortheastern University, USA
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +36h
12:20 - 13:00
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14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
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16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
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18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
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19:00 - 19:20: Opening SessionOpening at SPLASH-I
19:00 - 19:20
Day opening
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Hridesh RajanIowa State University, USA, David GroveIBM Research, E: Christian HammerUniversity of Potsdam, E: Robert HirschfeldHasso-Plattner-Institut (HPI), Germany, E: Anders MøllerAarhus University
19:20 - 20:20: SKeynotes at SPLASH-I
19:20 - 20:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Jan VitekNortheastern University / Czech Technical University
Media Attached
20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkPosters at SPLASH-I

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

20:20 - 21:00
Other
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22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
22:20 - 23:00
Social Event
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Mon 16 Nov
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00:20 - 01:00: Breakfast in Paris (PLMW AMA)PLMW at SPLASH-I
00:20 - 01:00
Talk
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Sriram RajamaniMicrosoft Research
02:20 - 03:00: Cocktails in SydneyMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
02:20 - 03:00
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04:20 - 05:00: Dinner in BeijingMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
04:20 - 05:00
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06:20 - 07:00: Dinner in DelhiMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
06:20 - 07:00
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08:20 - 09:00: Breakfast in ChicagoMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
08:20 - 09:00
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09:00 - 10:20: MKeynotes at SPLASH-I +12h
09:00 - 10:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Jonathan BellNortheastern University
Media Attached
10:20 - 11:00: Breakfast in SeattlePosters at SPLASH-I +12h

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

10:20 - 11:00
Poster
Posters
12:20 - 13:00: Breakfast in WellingtonMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
12:20 - 13:00
Social Event
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14:20 - 15:00: Cocktails in ParisMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
14:20 - 15:00
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16:20 - 17:00: Breakfast in SeoulMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
16:20 - 17:00
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18:20 - 19:00: Cocktails in RioMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I +12h
18:20 - 19:00
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20:20 - 21:00: Cocktails in New YorkMeet The Speakers (MTS) at SPLASH-I
20:20 - 21:00
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21:00 - 22:20: MKeynotes at SPLASH-I
21:00 - 22:20
Keynote
Keynotes
Jonathan BellNortheastern University
Media Attached
22:20 - 23:00: Lunch in TokyoPosters at SPLASH-I

Please click the link below for the list of featured posters.

22:20 - 23:00
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