The South of England Regional Programming Language Seminar (S-REPLS) is a regular and informal meeting for those based in the South of England with a professional interest—whether it be academic or commercial—in the semantics and implementation of programming languages.

The next S-REPLS meeting will be held on Friday 25th May 2018 at the University of Sussex, organised by Martin Berger.  Click here for details.

We are currently seeking sponsors to provide financial support for the seminar series.  If you would like to offer any support, then please get in touch with Dominic Mulligan, Ohad Kammar, or Jeremy Yallop.


Southern England has a substantial community of people with an interest in programming language theory (PLT).  However, away from the field’s large academic conferences there are currently limited opportunities for interaction, discussion and proliferation of new ideas, or networking within this community.  With S-REPLS we are remedying that.

S-REPLS is based on the Scottish Programming Languages Seminar (SPLS), a similar informal yet regular meeting of like-minded souls in Scotland.  SPLS is well attended and widely anticipated by the PLT community in Scotland, and we hope that S-REPLS will be too.

Mailing list

A JISCMAIL mailing list has been set up for S-REPLS.  All S-REPLS related communications will be made via the mailing list.  We therefore encourage all with an interest in attending any future meetings to subscribe to our mailing list HERE.

Upcoming meetings

Future S-REPLS meetings, and their local organisers (in order):

  1. University of Sussex, Brighton, May 2018.  Local organisers: Martin Berger.
  2. Birkbeck College, London, September 2018 (tentative).  Local organisers: Carsten Fuhs.

We are always delighted to receive offers to host an S-REPLS meeting.  We hope to cement a pattern of one S-REPLS meeting being held outside of London, followed by the next meeting inside London, due to London’s centrality in the region.

Past meetings

Talk abstracts, slides, and video when available, from previous S-REPLS meetings can be found here.

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