A view from the rooftop of the GCC building.

SERPL 2019 - The Southeast Regional Programming Languages Seminar


SERPL is the Southeast Regional Programming Languages Seminar and seeks to bring together researchers in the design, analysis, and application of programming languages to build new collaborations among students and researchers in the Southeastern United States. SERPL’s program consists of a full day of research talks from student researchers at the undergraduate and graduate level. Furthermore, SERPL is a venue for students to get feedback on their work before submission to a major conference.

We are extremely excited to announce that the keynote speaker is:

Alexis King : Research programmer at Northwestern University PLT in Chicago, Illinois.


All of the important deadlines are as follows:

  • Talk Abstracts Due: April 10, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 22, 2019
  • Student Travel Grant Application Due: May 1, 2019
  • Registration closes: May 1, 2019
  • Seminar: May 11, 2019


SERPL will be held at the Georgia Cyber Center (GCC), the new home of the Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, in Augusta, Georgia, USA.

There are several hotels near the GCC. Here are a few suggestions:

The GCC is in downtown Augusta, where there are tons of restaurants, pubs, and bars within walking distance.


Registration of all SERPL attendees is required and can be completed by submitting the SERPL registration form.


SERPL scope is kept very broad in order to allow as many people to contribute as possible, but the following is an incomplete list of topics for SERPL related research:

  • Programming Language Design
  • Implementation aspects of programming languages
  • Software-Development Techniques
  • Foundations of Programming Languages
  • Software Analysis
  • Applications of programming languages
  • Domain-specific languages
  • Programming-language related education

The previous list of topics is not comprehensive, and if your topic is not listed, then this should not prevent you from submitting your work.


Please submit in the form of a single PDF file a two page talk abstract. All submissions should be prepared using LaTeX using the authors favorite style with a font size of no smaller than 11 points, and a margin of no smaller than one inch.

All submission should be submitted via submission form.

There will be no formal proceedings, but all abstracts and slides will be posted on this site.

Travel Support

SERPL is graciously supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

We are accepting applications for student travel support to SERPL.

In addition, we have set aside a portion of our student travel awards for funding undergraduate students, women, underrepresented minorities, and LBGTQ+ people.

Student travel grant applications can be submitted by filling out the student travel grant form before April 20th. The application requires a letter from the students research supervisor asserting that the student has no other means of funding to attend SERPL.