PLDI 2014
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Edinburgh, UK
9 June 2014 -- 11 June 2014

Call for papers

PLDI is a forum for the exchange of information on programming languages, their design, implementation, development, and use. PLDI emphasizes 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:

Important Dates


Submissions must be in ACM proceedings format, 9-point type, and may not exceed 10 pages (all inclusive). Word and LaTeX templates for this format are available at

Submissions must be in PDF and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. The link for submitting papers is

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 FAQ page.

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as discussed at

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

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.

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, also new this year, 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 is to be found on the PLDI AEC web page.
Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to make these materials publicly available upon publication of the proceedings, by including them as "source materials" in the ACM Digital Library.

TOPLAS session

This year's PLDI will include a session presenting recent TOPLAS papers. Original papers submitted to TOPLAS before September 1, 2013 can be considered for presentation at PLDI 2014; authors should put a note in their cover letter to indicate interest. These papers will not appear in the PLDI proceedings. For more information, see

Call for workshops and tutorials

Proposals are invited for workshops and tutorials to be co-located with PLDI 2014. Events can either be sponsored by SIGPLAN or supported through in-cooperation status. The preference is for one-day workshops and half-day tutorials, but other schedules can also be considered. Tentatively, tutorials will be held on June 8th and workshops will be held on June 12-14th.


A workshop proposal should provide the following information.

A Preliminary Call For Workshop Papers, including:

About Each Organizer:

Expected Participants:

A brief discussion about the expected workshop participants. Historic numbers of participants can be provided if available.


A tutorial proposal should include the following information.

Submission and Review

Proposals should be submitted by email to the workshop chair Xiangyu Zhang (xyzhang at

Workshop and tutorial proposals are due on

Notifications will be sent by

The number of accepted proposals will be limited by the available conference rooms. Late submissions will only be evaluated if there is space available, on a first-come-first-served basis.

Each proposal will be evaluated according to the value and relevance of its workshop topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and the potential of the proposed workshop to attract participants and generate useful results.


To ensure the success of the workshop/tutorial program. Accepted workshops and tutorials will be expected to meet deadlines as summarized below.

Workshop Dates

Tutorial Dates

Dissemination of Workshop Results

A proposal should clearly state how the results of the workshop --- i.e., the papers and other outcomes --- will be made available to participants and others, both before and after the workshop event. The PLDI 2014 Workshop chair will provide guidance to the organizers of accepted workshops that wish to publish proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.


For additional information about this call for workshops/tutorials, please contact Xiangyu Zhang (xyzhang at