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 2015 Research Papers: Call for Papers

PLDI is a premier forum for all areas of programming language research, including the design, implementation, theory, and efficient use of languages. PLDI seeks outstanding research that has broad appeal and spans the breadth of programming languages. PLDI’s emphases include innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and runtime technology, novel language designs and features, and results from implementations. Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Language designs and extensions
  • Static and dynamic analysis of programs
  • Domain-specific languages and tools
  • Type systems and program logics
  • Program transformation and optimization
  • Checking or improving the security or correctness of programs
  • Memory management
  • Parallelism, both implicit and explicit
  • Performance and energy analysis, evaluation, and tools
  • Novel programming models
  • Debugging techniques and tools
  • Program understanding
  • Interaction of compilers/runtimes with underlying systems
  • Program synthesis

PLDI welcomes new topics.

Submissions

Please note that formatting requirements for PLDI’15 will be different to previous years. Details can be found in the Instructions for Authors.

The submissions website is now open.

To enable double-blind reviewing, author names and their affiliations must be omitted from submissions, and references to related work by the authors should be in the third person (e.g., not “We build on our previous work …” but rather “We build on the work of …”). However, nothing should be done in the name of anonymity that weakens the submission or makes the job of reviewing the paper more difficult (e.g., important background references should not be omitted or anonymized). If you have questions about the logistics for the double-blind reviewing process, please look at the double-blind reviewing FAQ.

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by SIGPLAN’s Republication Policy. Submitters should also be aware of ACM’s Policy and Procedures on Plagiarism.

Evaluation Criteria

The program committee and the external review committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the PLDI audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it relates to previous work.

Review Process

The PLDI’15 review process will use two phases in order to balance the need for high quality reviews, the growing number of paper submissions, and the practical limits on program committee size. In the first phase, each paper will receive at least three reviews from which the PC and ERC will identify those papers most viable for publication in PLDI’15. Those papers progressing to the second phase will receive a further two reviews. Authors of papers that do not progress will be notified promptly, giving authors as much opportunity as possible to further develop their work. Each phase will have an author response mechanism, on the principle that authors should have the opportunity to respond to each review. The majority of papers will be given the opportunity for author response at the end of the first phase. Some papers may be promoted directly to the second phase without author response (authors of such papers would be notified). Authors are not required nor able to revise their submission after the initial paper submission deadline.

Artifact Evaluation Process

Authors of papers accepted papers will be invited to formally submit these supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process. The Artifact Evaluation process, is run by a separate committee whose task is to assess how the artifacts support the work described in the papers. This submission is voluntary and will not influence the final decision regarding the papers. Papers that go through the Artifact Evaluation process successfully will receive a seal of approval printed on the papers themselves. Additional information will be available on the PLDI AEC web page closer to the submission deadline.

Publication

Authors of accepted papers will be required to sign an ACM copyright release.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: All accepted papers will be available in the ACM Digital Library as early as May 30, 2015. The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

PLDI 2015 is sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN.

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Mon 10 Nov 2014
Workshops and Tutorials Proposals Due
Thu 13 Nov 2014
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Submissions due 23:59 Thu UTC (12:59am Fri CET, 6:59pm Thu EST, 3:59pm Thu PST)
Sun 14 - Wed 17 Dec 2014
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Phase 1 Author Response
Fri 19 Dec 2014
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Phase 1 Notification
Sun 18 - Wed 21 Jan 2015
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Phase 2 Author Response
Thu 5 Feb 2015
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Phase 2 Notification
Wed 15 Apr 2015new
PLDI 2015 Research Papers Camera Ready Deadline
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