Call for Presentations:

Persistent Programming in Real Life 2020

Abstract or Paper Registration Deadline
June 1, 2020
Final Submission Deadline
July 13, 2020

Persistent Programming in Real Life (PIRL)
University of California, San Diego, USA
July 13-14, 2020

Proposal Deadline:  June 1st, 2020

You are invited to propose a presentation at the second annual Persistent Programming in Real Life (PIRL).  PIRL brings together software development leaders interested in learning about programming methodologies for persistent memories and sharing their experiences with others.


This is a meeting for developer project leads on the front lines of persistent programming, not sales, marketing, or non-technical management. Tell us about what you have done (and want to do) with persistent memory, what worked, what didn’t, what was hard, what was easy, what was surprising, and what did you learn? How can others learn from your experience?

PIRL is small.  We are limiting attendance this year to under 150 people, including speakers.  There will be lots of time for informal discussion and networking. If you would like to present at PIRL, fill out this form.  For instance,  a proposal might include:

• What you did or are trying to do.
• Your experience, and the lessons others can learn from it.
• We expect to see code!

We welcome talks that describe new tools, but we are not interested in sales pitches.  Attendees should come away from every session with actionable information that can be utilized to use persistent memory more effectively.


We are open to many different kinds of talks.  Possibilities include:

• Talks about experiences on a particular project
• Potentially develop or write code live or provide samples during the presentation.

PIRL will be hosted by the Non-Volatile Systems Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego.  It will be held at Scripps Forum on July 13th to 14th, 2020, with optional events starting July 12th.


This year, PIRL is hosting working meetings for persistent-memory related projects. If you’re involved in such a project, we’d love to have you hold your face-to-face near the beach at PIRL.  Members of your group (e.g., core developers of persistent memory software project) could attend PIRL and a group meeting before or after the conference.

UC San Diego and the Non-Volatile Systems Laboratory can provide meeting space hosted and sponsored by SNIA for eligible working groups. In return, we just ask that all the attendees register for PIRL. We would prefer that the meeting be open to other PIRL attendees, but this is not a requirement.  We are accepting submissions today. If you are interested, please fill out this form, and select “group meeting” as the presentation type.


• Presentation proposal deadline:  June 1st (midnight, AOE)
• Selected presenters notified:  June 15th.
• PIRL Meeting: July 13-14


Watch the PIRL Blog ( or follow us on twitter @pirlconf for more details about PIRL 2020 as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Steven Swanson (