ACM SIGPLAN 2000 Conference on
Programming Language Design and Implementation

Vancouver B.C., Canada, June 18-21, 2000

Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT

Important Dates:

Paper submission is now closed. Thanks to all the authors who submitted papers for consideration.

PLDI is a forum where researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners can exchange information on the latest practical and experimental work in the design and implementation of programming languages.

The PLDI conference seeks original papers that focus on practical issues in the design, development, implementation and use of programming languages. Emphasis is placed on novel language designs, innovative uses of compile-time and run-time technology, as well as experimental results and experiences from actual implementations.

Extended abstracts are solicited on, but not limited to, these topics
  • program language designs 
  • implementations of high-level languages 
  • compiler construction 
  • program representations 
  • program analysis 
  • incremental and dynamic implementation techniques 
  • architecture-specific program optimizations 
  • languages and compilers for parallel and distributed systems 
  • interactions between compilers and architectures 
  • storage management and runtime systems 
  • debugging support 
  • software productivity tools 

Prospective authors should submit an extended abstract of not more than 5000 words (approximately 10 pages typeset 10 pt. on 16 pt.) to the program chair by Friday, November 12, 1999. In keeping with the convention established in the last few years, the deadline is firm and no extensions will be given. Web-based electronic submission is required. Submissions should be in Postscript that is interpretable by Ghostscript and printable on USLetter and A4 sized paper. Those individuals for which this requirement is a hardship should contact the program chair. Papers that are too long or are late will be rejected by the program chair. Papers already being reviewed by another conference are not eligible; if a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair.

The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the PLDI audience. Abstracts will be judged on clarity, significance, relevance, correctness, and originality. The abstract must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The abstract should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it compares with previous work.

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by January 31, 2000. Full versions of accepted papers must be formatted to ACM conventions. A camera-ready copy and electronic abstract must be received by the program chair no later than April 7, 2000. Authors of accepted papers must sign an copyright release form. Proceedings will be distributed at the conference and will appear as an issue of SIGPLAN Notices. Papers published in the proceedings are eligible for publication in refereed ACM publications at the discretion of the editors.

Proposals for co-locating workshops to be held before and after the conference are also solicited; prospective workshop organizers should contact the general chair.

General Chair Program Chair Tutorial Chair
James Larus Monica Lam Michael Franz
Microsoft Research Stanford University UC Irvine
Program Committee
Alex Aiken, UC Berkeley Thomas Gross, CMU & ETH  Xavier Leroy, Inria
Saman Amarasinghe, MIT Laurie Hendren, McGill Norm Rubin, Curl 
Amer Diwan, U. of Colorado  Jens Knoop, Dortmund U.  Michael Schlansker, HP Labs 
Susan Eggers, U. of Washington  Monica Lam, Stanford Michael Smith, Harvard
Dawson Engler, Stanford  James Larus, Microsoft Research  Linda Torczon, Rice