A 360 degrees panorama shot in the National Park of Western Pyrénées:

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The Software Language Design and Engineering Group on a recent paint ball outing. From left to right:

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Off the Beaten Track is a new workshop co-locating with POPL 2012 in Philadelphia about "Underrepresented Problems for Programming Language Researchers":

Programming language researchers have the principles, tools, algorithms and abstractions to solve all kinds of problems, in all areas of computer science. However, identifying and evaluating new problems, particularly those that lie outside the typical core PL problems we all know and love, can be a significant challenge. Hence, the goal of this workshop is to identify and discuss problems that do not often show up in our top conferences, but where programming language researchers can make a substantial impact. The hope is that by holding such a forum and associating it directly with a top conference like POPL, we can slowly start to increase the diversity of problems that are studied by PL researchers and that by doing so we will increase the impact that our community has on the world.