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PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Fri 19 June 2020

Joining instructions for PLDI

If you registered for PLDI before the June 5 deadline then you should have received an email from Regmaster with joining instructions. If this email did not arrive then here is its content:

Action required

  • Read the ACM Policy Against Harassment - you must abide by this at all times during the conference
  • Read the PLDI Code of Conduct - you must abide by this at all times during the conference
  • Get access to the conference Slack workspace: all future communication about the conference will be via Slack

Please be sure to use your real name as your Slack handle for PLDI 2020. At a physical conference you would wear a name badge. Your Slack handle is your virtual name badge, and it is important for all conference attendees to know with whom they are communicating. Get an invitation here:

For your invitation to work, you will need to use the email address that you used when registering for PLDI. If you believe you are using this link yet you do not manage to get a Slack invitation then email registration@regmaster.com for support.

PLDI and its co-located events will be delivered as webinars. You will receive announcements on Slack for how to access the conference tracks as YouTube live streams in due course. If Slack is not available in your country then you will receive a Zoom webinar invitation instead.

From the online conference program, you can create a personalised iCal calendar for the sessions you are most interested in.

If you use social media, please help us to create a buzz around the conference using the #PLDI2020 hashtag. You may wish to follow the conference on Twitter or Facebook.

Sponsors and sponsor meet-ups

We thank our sponsors for their generosity, which allowed us to make registration for PLDI free of charge!

Microsoft (Platinum sponsor) are hosting six one-hour meeting at:

  • 1-2 pm PDT on 15 June
  • 6-7 pm PDT on 16 June
  • 6-7 am PDT on 17 June
  • 6-7 am PDT on 18 June
  • 12-1pm PDT on 18 June
  • 5-6 pm PDT on 19 June

Please join researchers and interns for an interactive show and tell on the latest PL advances from Microsoft. Join Microsoft’s Zoom meeting

The meeting id and password will be distributed to attendees via the conference Slack workspace.

GitHub (Gold sponsor) are hosting two 20-minute meeting on 18 June:

  • 7:40am-8:00 PDT (= 3:40pm-4:00pm BST, 4:40-5:00pm CEST)
  • 11:40am-12:00pm PDT (= 7:40pm-8:00pm BST, 8:40pm-9:00pm CEST)

Join them for an overview of a range of ongoing projects at GitHub in the areas of Code Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Security. Join GitHub’s Zoom meeting.

Proceedings and Distinguished Papers

Proceedings for PLDI and affiliated events will be available through SIGPLAN OpenTOC.

Distinguished Papers

Distinguished Artifact

Welcome to the home page of the 41st ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI 2020)! PLDI is the premier forum in the field of programming languages and programming systems research, covering the areas of design, implementation, theory, applications, and performance. PLDI 2020 was originally due to be held in London, co-located with HOPL-IV, but will now be held online. (HOPL-IV is being postponed until a later date.)

How will the virtual conference work?

Check out these videos that give a flavour of how the conference will run:

The main PLDI conference will be Wednesday, 17 June through Friday, 19 June. Several exciting events that would usually be co-located with PLDI will also be held virtually during 15-16 June; see “Tracks” above for details.

The PLDI technical program will be single track and will run 12h/day during 17-19 June. This means that it covers plenty of time zones! It also means that you can pick and choose the sessions you’d like to attend without the constraints imposed by parallel tracks. Check out the program.

The technical program will run as a webinar. After registering, you will receive details on how to access the webinar shortly after registration closes on 5 June. If you are in a country where YouTube is available you will access the webinar via a YouTube live stream. If YouTube is not available to you, you will be able to access the webinar via Zoom.

During each session a talk video for each paper will be broadcast to the webinar, after which one of the paper’s authors will answer questions from conference attendees live, moderated by a session chair.

There is also an “Ask me Anything” track, where several leading lights in the Programming Languages field will be available live to answer your most burning questions! Check out the Ask Me Anything program, which will also be delivered via a live stream using YouTube or Zoom depending on territory.

We will use Slack for communication among attendees; you will be invited to our Slack workspace after registration closes.

We are still brainstorming ideas for ways to achieve some of the social and networking aspects of a physical conference.

Social media

If you want to tweet about the conference (and please do!), we suggest the hashtag #pldi2020.

Code of Conduct and ACM Policy Against Harrassment

Conference attendees should respect the PLDI Code of Conduct

PLDI will follow the ACM Policy Against Harassment at ACM Activities. Please familiarize yourself with the ACM Policy Against Harassment and guide to Reporting Unacceptable Behavior.

And finally…

Check out our song, “This is Still PLDI”!