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PLDI 2021
Sun 20 - Sat 26 June 2021 PLDI

Call for Workshops and Tutorials

PLDI 2021 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 June 21st, and Tuesday June 22nd. Please propose your workshop or tutorial via the submission system.

The following details will be asked on submission:

  • 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 the PLDI community.
  • How you plan to foster an inclusive environment and promote a diverse attendance.
  • Information on any previous iterations of the workshop or tutorial.

Note that PLDI 2021 will be held virtually and therefore your proposal should include a plan, or adjustments made to previous iterations, to facilitate a smooth transition to virtual. We will integrate and support co-located events in the same online conference platform used by the main PLDI conference tracks.

We are happy to work with you on developing plans for an effective online workshop/tutorial, and also on ways to support inclusion and diversity in your event, which we’d like you to consider in your submission this year. Please see the submission system for further details.

Note: Workshops must make their own acceptance decisions by April 21, 2021 if there will be proceedings (final versions due May 5, 2021), or May 5, 2021.


Workshops that would like their proceedings included in the ACM Digital Library must submit a proposal by November 18, 2020.

Workshops and tutorials that will have no formal proceedings should submit a proposal by November 30, 2020.


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.
  • Proposals submitted between November 18th and 30th will be evaluated on a first-come-first-served basis.


We will notify workshop/tutorial acceptance by December 9th.


Submission deadline (with proceedings): November 18

Submission deadline (no proceedings): November 30

Notification: December 9


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.