The following workshops will be co-located with PLDI:

  • ARRAY — Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Array Programming
  • DeepSpec — Deep Specifications Workshop
  • FMS — Formal Methods and Security
  • MAPL — Machine Learning and Programming Languages
  • PLMW — Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

PLDI 2018 will host co-located workshops and tutorials on June 18 (Monday) and June 19 (Tuesday). Take your chance in addressing the diverse audience of the premier forum in programming language design and implementation by proposing your event.

A workshop or tutorial proposal should provide the following information.

  • Name of the workshop/tutorial.
  • Duration of the workshop/tutorial.
  • Organizers: names, affiliation, contact information, brief (100 words) biography.
  • A short description (150-200 words) of the topic.
  • Event format: workshop/tutorial; type of submissions if any; review process; results dissemination; references to previous events.
  • Expected attendance and target audience within PLDI community.

Note: Workshops must make acceptance decisions by 6 weeks before the start of PLDI (by May 7) to provide time for visa letters for authors.

Submission and Review

Please submit your proposals to the Workshop and Tutorials Chair, Aaron Smith <aaron.smith at microsoft dot com> as plain text. Workshops that would like their proceedings included in the ACM Digital Library must submit a proposal by November 27. We will notify workshop/tutorial acceptance status by December 8. Proposals for co-located workshops/tutorials without formal proceedings will be accepted until January 29. Please consider submitting your proposal as early as possible.

Proposals will be evaluated according to the relevance of the topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and its potential to attract participants. The number of accepted workshops will be limited by the available conference rooms. Proposals for unpublished workshops/tutorials submitted after November 27 will be evaluated on the fly and on a first-come-first-served basis.


  • Proposal submission: November 27
  • Acceptance notification: December 8
  • Late proposal submission for unpublished events: January 29


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 Workshops and Tutorials Chair will provide guidance to the organizers of accepted workshops that wish to publish proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. For those that choose to publish their papers in ACM Digital Library, please list the following in the workshop call for papers and on the website.

AUTHORS TAKE NOTE: The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work. (For those rare conferences whose proceedings are published in the ACM Digital Library after the conference is over, the official publication date remains the first day of the conference.)