PLDI 2015 is the 36th annual ACM SIGPLAN conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation.

PLDI is a premier forum for all areas of programming language research, including the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of languages. PLDI’s emphases include innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and runtime technology, novel language designs and features, and results from implementations.

PLDI 2015 is part of FCRC 2015, a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops organized into a week long coordinated meeting that will be held June 12-20, 2015 in Portland Oregon.

PLDI Distinguished Papers

PLDI Distinguished Artifact

Congratulations to the Student Research Competition Winners!


  1. Swarnendu Biswas, Ohio State: Low Overhead Region Conflict Detection
  2. Jake Roemer, Ohio State: Effective Scheduling for Adversarial Memory
  3. Adarsh Yoga, Rutgers: Precise Detection of Atomicity Violations


  1. Jeevana Inala, MIT: Type Assisted Synthesis of Programs with Algebraic Data types
  2. Alex Reinking, Yale: A type-directed approach to program repair
  3. Jack Feser, Rice: Unification and Partial Eval. For Component-Based Synthesis

Binge watch PLDI’15 video talk abstracts! Compilations are available for:

In addition to technical talks, there are several special events happening at PLDI.

SIGPLAN solicits feedback on the Practices of PLDI, a report that documents the salient features of running the PLDI conference and evaluating submitted papers. A link to the document in PDF ( and to an editable GDOC (

We are using surveys to help us improve PLDI. Results of the surveys given to authors and reviewers are now available at

PLDI 2015 is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

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Top 10 Video AbstractsThu 18 Jun 2015
Follow @PLDI and #pldi15Sat 13 Jun 2015
PLDI Papers Now AvailableFri 5 Jun 2015
Childcare available at FCRCMon 1 Jun 2015
Student Volunteers WantedTue 5 May 2015
Student travel supportFri 24 Apr 2015
PLDI Registration OpenSat 28 Mar 2015
Accepted PLDI papers postedWed 18 Feb 2015
FCRC housing is now openFri 9 Jan 2015