NEPLS, the New England Programming Languages and Systems Symposium Series, is a regional venue to discuss current research in programming languages and systems. If you are unfamiliar with such events and would like an idea of what to expect, look at the agendas from our previous meetings (at the bottom of this page) as points of reference.

Our Manifesto


Upcoming Event


Monday, August 27, 2018
Harvard University
Chair and Local Arrangements:
Stephen Chong
Speaker Selection Committee:
Stephen Chong (Harvard), Pablo Buiras (Harvard), Jian Xiang (Harvard), Gabriel Scherer (Northeastern), Max New (Northeastern), Jay McCarthy (UMass Lowell)
Attendance Signup:
please use this form


The speaker selection committee solicits talks for the next meeting. To propose yourself or someone else, send a title, list of authors, and abstract. (Optionally, you may provide other brief information that helps the speaker selection committee assess the proposal.) We particularly invite talks by researchers from other geographic areas who will be in the area on the date of the NEPLS meeting — help us identify visiting talent!

Talks can vary in length, being either regular (30 or 45 minutes) or short (5-10 minutes). The shorter format can be used for the presentation of smaller results, incipient or preliminary work, progress reports on ongoing projects (such as language standards and compiler toolkits), and updates to past presentations. In general, NEPLS talks need not sound like conference presentations.


Email Contacts

You can directly join the NEPLS mailing list. This is a low-volume list that will never have non-NEPLS mail.

If you have questions about the series or the venue, please first read our manifesto and past event schedules. To answer the most frequently asked questions: the events are free of cost, and they are open to all. A few weeks before the event, the local arrangements chair will mail the notification list to get a head-count; you don't need to notify anyone of your intent to participate before then (and if you do want to notify anyone, it should be the local arrangements chair).

If, after you have thoroughly browsed these pages, you have other questions—or if you spot a problem—send mail to Shriram Krishnamurthi at


Future Meetings

We have a commitment to a Summer 2019 meeting, most probably in June, from George Heineman at WPI.

We currently also have offers of interest from Brown, Google Boston, Northeastern, UMass Amherst, Wellesley, Yale, and possibly others. Let us know if you want to be added to the list.


Past Meetings

2000-12-07 Brown University
2001-02-20 Boston University
2001-05-29 Williams College
2001-10-05 Sun Microsystems
2002-02-22 MIT
2002-08-07 Yale University
2002-10-15 WPI
2003-02-28 University of Connecticut
2003-06-06 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2003-10-21 Brandeis University
2004-02-24 Northeastern University
2004-06-04 University of Vermont
2004-10-08 Harvard University
2005-02-25 Boston University
2005-06-24 Williams College
2005-10-27 Brown University
2006-03-02 Sun Microsystems
2006-10-06 University of Southern Maine
2007-04-11 Tufts University
2007-10-18 WPI
2008-11-21 Harvard University
2009-03-05 MITRE
2009-12-02 MIT
2010-04-29 Yale University
2011-03-04 Northeastern University
2012-06-01 University of Southern Maine
2015-06-03 Wesleyan University
2015-11-10 Tufts University
2016-05-31 UMass Amherst
2016-10-07 Northeastern University
2017-06-02 UMass Lowell