Our paper is just about ready for Wednesday's conference deadline. This might be the earliest I've ever ‘finished’ a paper – is it ever really finished? – nearly 36 hours before the deadline. :)
Of course, 5 hours ago it was a page and a half too long, so I started applying my time-tested ‘paper compression’ techniques:
This is a new field for me. I've read a fair bit, but still it's strange and scary to be submitting somewhere that I don't recognize any of the names on the program committee. (No offense folks, if any referees look me up and read this!) I had an idea that was vaguely related to compiler implementation, but actually could be generalized to a different field, and that seemed the best place for it. Plus this work was far more accessible to my M.S. students – one of them is my co-author – than any of my work on type theory. There's something to be said for that. I don't think I'll post any version of the paper here until I hear whether it is accepted, but for the curious I put a poster online some time ago – with very preliminary data – that describes much of the result.