Call for presentations and participation
MSPLS'2000 at DePaul CTI

The Midwest Society for Programming Languages and Systems (MSPLS) will meet on December 9, 2000 at the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems, DePaul University, in downtown Chicago.

About MSPLS. The Midwest Society for Programming Languages and Systems is a group of people who are interested in programming languages, programming systems, and system software in general...and happen to be located somewhere near the midwestern USA. The purpose of the Society's meetings is to provide an informal forum for presenting and discussing new ideas and ongoing work, while encouraging interaction between researchers in this geographical area. In other words, the workshop meetings are places for exploring, not for publishing final results. As a friendly and informal workshop, MSPLS has a tradition of being an excellent place for new researchers to give first talks on their work, giving them practice in presentation skills and also helping to establish them in the Midwest SIGPLAN community. The Society homepage includes more information including past meetings.

The meeting day. As in past years, we will have workshop talks during the day, followed by an informal evening meal at a local restaurant.

The draft program and schedule is now available. Abstracts, and full papers for selected talks, will be assembled as a technical report issued by DePaul CTI, a copy of which will be distributed to all participants.

The workshop itself is free, but please RSVP so that we may arrange lunch and snacks. Dinner is not covered, but will be at a reasonably-priced restaurant near the meeting site.

Additional material. Here are driving directions to CTI, and here are directions from O'Hare airport. For suggestions about local hotels, email us.

Organizers. This year's meeting is hosted by the Foundations of Programming Languages Group of DePaul CTI, and organized principally by Alan Jeffrey and John Maraist. Alan is taking care of the local arrangements and John is tending to the program and proceedings; please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.