PLDI 2020
Mon 15 - Sat 20 June 2020

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

PLDI 2020 is a world-class forum for researchers and practitioners in programming language design and implementation. As in previous years, PLDI is soliciting proposals for co-located workshops and tutorials that will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday (June 15, 16, 20). You can propose your workshop or tutorial via the submission system.

A workshop or tutorial proposal should include:

  • 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.
  • Expected attendance and target audience within PLDI community.
  • Information on any previous iterations of the workshop or tutorial.

Please see the submission system for details.

Note: Workshops must make their own acceptance decisions by April 20, 2020 if there will be a proceedings (final versions due May 4, 2020) or May 4, 2020 the latest to provide 6 weeks for visa letters for authors.


  • Workshops that would like their proceedings included in the ACM Digital Library must submit a proposal by November 15, 2019.
  • Workshops and tutorials that will have no formal proceedings should submit a proposal by November 29, 2019.


Proposals are reviewed by the Workshop and Tutorials Chairs, and if necessary, by the PLDI general chair.

  • Proposals will be evaluated according to the relevance of the topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and their potential to attract participants.
  • The number of accepted workshops will be limited by the available conference rooms.
  • Proposals submitted between November 15th and 29th will be evaluated on a first-come-first-served basis.

We will notify workshop/tutorial acceptance by December 5th.


Submission deadline (with proceedings): November 15
Submission deadline (no proceedings): November 29
Notification: December 5


A proposal should clearly state how the results of the workshop — i.e., published papers and other outcomes — will be made available to participants and others 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 add the following text 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.)

Workshops that elect to publish proceedings can do so in the ACM Digital Library with sponsoring by SIGPLAN. The application for SIGPLAN sponsorship includes reviewing the proposed program committee with the SIGPLAN Executive Committee, a process which the chairs will help facilitate.