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ICFP 2017
Sun 3 - Sat 9 September 2017 Oxford, United Kingdom

We proudly announce the SIGPLAN Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop at ICFP. The purpose of this mentoring workshop is to encourage senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students to pursue careers in programming language research. We are specifically interested in attracting groups who have traditionally not had the opportunity to participate in research in functional programming. This workshop will be a combination of learning about the work being done in several areas of programming language research and mentoring with respect to helping students prepare for graduate school and the rest of their career. We will bring together leaders in programming language research from academia and industry to give talks on the kind of research typically performed after obtaining a Ph.D. The workshop will engage students, specifically interested in programming language research, in a process of imagining how they might contribute to the world.

Workshop Focus

Our effort is inspired by and modeled on the highly successful mentoring workshops associated with many recent conferences, including past ICFPs, POPL, and LICS. Our focus for this workshop will be undergraduates and early career (first or second year) graduate students, and undergraduates who are seriously considering a research career.

Applications (Due July 15)

Details on applications for scholarships will be posted soon. Please email the organizers if you have any questions.


We will have talks on technical topics and on being a successful researcher. Speakers will be announced soon.