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Welcome to the site describing the submission instructions for ACM PLDI’17. ACM PLDI’17 will take place June 19-21. Workshops and tutorials will take place June18, 22-23.

Accepted Papers

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Call for papers

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 welcomes outstanding research which clearly advances the field and has the potential to make a lasting contribution. The kind of research valued by PLDI includes but is not limited to:

  • new and well motivated theoretical results
  • inter-disciplinary work which connects programming languages with other fields
  • concepts and generalizations that lead to better understanding of current developments
  • thorough experimental studies which result in new insights
  • well designed systems that solve a difficult practical challenge

Evaluation of PLDI submissions

PLDI submissions will be evaluated based on their technical merit and accessibility. Submissions should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, compare to the existing body of work on the topic, and precisely state the paper’s key contributions and results towards addressing the problem. Submissions should strive to be accessible to both, broad audiences, as well as experts in the area.

General advice on writing research papers can be found here: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/

PLDI submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee (PC), External Program Committee (EPC) and the larger External Review Committee (ERC). The PC will meet physically to make the final selection. The main purpose of the ERC is to assist the PC in reviewing all non-PC submissions. PC and ERC members will not review PC submissions. The main purpose of the EPC is to review PC submissions.

Submission Guidelines

Below are several guidelines to help prepare your submission to PLDI.

Double-Blind Reviewing

PLDI will employ double-blind reviewing. This means that author names and affiliations must be omitted from the submission. If the submission refers to work done by the authors, that reference should be made in third person. If you have issues in making your paper double blind, please contact the PC chair. Submissions which are not double-blind (e.g., author names are shown in the submission) will be rejected procedurally. Any supplementary material should also be anonymized.

Submission Site and Information

The submission site is: https://pldi17.hotcrp.com

One can submit multiple times prior to the deadline. Only the last submission will be reviewed. There is no abstract deadline. The submission site requires filling the author names and affiliations, relevant topics and potential conflicts.

Addition or removal of authors after the paper is accepted will need to be approved by the PC chair (as this potentially undermines the goal of eliminating conflicts during paper assignment).

The submission deadline expires at midnight anywhere on earth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth

Declaring Conflicts

When submitting the paper, you will need to declare potential conflicts. Conflicts should be declared between an adviser and an advisee (e.g., PhD, post-doc). Other conflicts include institutional conflicts, financial conflicts of interest, friends or relatives, or any recent co-authors on papers and proposals (last 2 years).

Please do not declare spurious conflicts: declaration of spurious conflicts that aims to exclude potential reviewers is especially harmful and will lead to rejection. If you are unsure about a conflict, please consult the PC chair.


Papers should be formatted according to the two-column ACM proceedings format. Each paper should have no more than 12 pages of text, excluding bibliography, in 10 pt font. There is no limit on the page count for references. Each reference must list all authors of the paper. The citations should be in numerical style, e.g., [52].

Appendices should not be part of the paper, but should be submitted as supplementary material (this material should also be anonymized). Papers that exceed the length requirement or deviate from the expected format will be rejected. Make sure that figures and tables are legible, even after the paper is printed in gray-scale.

Templates for ACM format are available for Microsoft Word and LaTeX at http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author The preprint template should be set to use 10pt font and `numbers’ to ensure numerical style citations, that is:

      \documentclass[preprint, 10pt, numbers]{sigplanconf}

Submissions should be in PDF format and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper.

Supplementary Material

Authors are free to provide supplementary material if that material supports the claims in the paper. Such material may include proofs, experimental results, or data sets. This material should be uploaded at the same time as the submission. Reviewers are not required to look into the supplementary material but may refer to it if they would like to find further evidence supporting the claims in the paper.

Plagiarism and Concurrent Work

Papers must describe unpublished work that is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere as described by the SIGPLAN Republication Policy: http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Policies/Republication/. Authors should also be aware of the ACM Policy on Plagiarism: http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/policies/plagiarism_policy/.

Concurrent submissions to other conferences, workshops, journals, or similar venues of publication are disallowed. If you have further questions, please contact the PC chair.

Artifact Evaluation for Accepted Papers

For an accepted PLDI paper, the authors will be invited to submit supporting materials to the Artifact Evaluation process (AEC). Artifact Evaluation 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. 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.

Accepted papers

The PLDI’17 technical papers will be made available (once the conference starts and for one month following) via 1-click download from the ACM Digital Library.

Publication date note

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.)

Mon 19 Jun

10:00 - 10:30: PLDI Research Papers - 1' pitches of the day at Auditorium, Vertex Building
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Tue 20 Jun

09:50 - 10:25: PLDI Research Papers - 1' pitches of the day and the next day at Auditorium, Vertex Building
pldi-2017-papers149794500000009:50 - 10:25
14:00 - 15:40: PLDI Research Papers - Functional Programming and Correctness at Aula Master
Chair(s): Francesco Logozzo
pldi-2017-papers149796000000014:00 - 14:25
pldi-2017-papers149796150000014:25 - 14:50
pldi-2017-papers149796300000014:50 - 15:15
pldi-2017-papers149796450000015:15 - 15:40
Important Dates AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
Mon 19 Jun 2017
Joint opening of PLDI and Curry On
Sun 18 Jun 2017
Welcome to Barcelona! Registration opens at 8am
Fri 26 May 2017
Early registration rate ends
Mon 1 May 2017
Apply for Student Travel Support
Sat 15 Apr 2017
Camera-ready deadline
Fri 7 Apr 2017
Request visa support letters
Mon 13 Feb 2017
Author notification
Thu 26 - Sat 28 Jan 2017
Rebuttal period
Tue 15 Nov 2016
Submission deadline