The following workshops will be co-located with PLDI:

  • (DBPL) 18th International Symposium on Database Programming Languages
  • (PLMW) Programming Languages Mentoring Workshop
  • (ISMM) International Symposium on Memory Management
  • (LCTES) Languages, Compilers, Tools and Theory of Embedded Systems
  • (MAPL) The 3rd Annual Machine Learning and Programming Languages Workshop
  • (DeepSpec) The DeepSpec Workshop
  • (CHIUW) The 6th Annual Chapel Implementers and Users Workshop
  • (SOAP) 8th International Workshop on the State Of the Art in Program Analysis
  • (ARRAY) 6th International Workshop on Libraries, Languages and Compilers for Array Programming
  • (DPA) Workshop on Declarative Program Analysis
  • (WAX) Workshop on Approximate Computing Across the Stack

The following tutorials will be co-located with PLDI:

  • (SafeAsync) Safe Asynchronous Programming: Methodology, Language, and Tools
  • (DAWW) Dynamically Analyzing WebAssembly with Wasabi
  • (V8) Using V8 as a Research Platform
  • (DPAQL) Declarative Program Analysis with QL
  • (PPET) Probabilistic Programming using Edward/TensorFlow
  • (DRLT) Deep Reinforcement Learning using TensorFlow

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

PLDI 2019 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 Saturday & Sunday June 22-23, 2019. You can propose your workshop with just one email.

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.

Note: Workshops must make their own acceptance decisions by May 10, 2019 to provide 6 weeks for visa letters for authors and by April 27, 2019 if there will be a proceedings (final versions due May 10, 2019).

Submission and Review

Submission. Please submit your proposals directly to the Workshop and Tutorials Chair, Ben Titzer <titzer at google dot com> as a plain text email.

  • Workshops that would like their proceedings included in the ACM Digital Library must submit a proposal by November 23, 2018.
  • Workshops and tutorials that will have no formal proceedings should submit a proposal by December 7, 2018.

Review. Proposals are reviewed by the Workshop and Tutorials Chair, 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 23 and December 7 will be evaluated on the fly and on a first-come-first-served basis.

Notification. We will notify workshop/tutorial acceptance by December 7.


  • Submission deadline (with proceedings): November 23
  • Submission deadline (no proceedings): December 8
  • Notification: December 8


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.)