Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI)


Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI) is the premier forum for researchers, developers, practitioners, and students to present research on programming language design and implementation.

PLDI Fast Facts

PLDI 2018 Web Page
Location: Philadelphia, PA
General Chair: Jeffrey S. Foster
Program Chair: Dan Grossman
Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Practices of PLDI

The document Practices of PLDI describes the contract between PLDI organizers and the broader community. The document was approved in June 2013 and revised in August 2015 and September 2017. The Chair of the PLDI Steering Committee has the source for the document and is responsible for maintaining it in consultation with the PLDI Steering Committee and the broader community.

Most Influential PLDI Paper Award

Each year a “Most Influential” PLDI paper from 10 years previously is chosen and a presentation is made at PLDI. More details about this award and past winning papers can be found here. SIGPLAN also makes several other awards including an “Outstanding Dissertation Award.” Please consider making a nomination for one of these awards. More details about the SIGPLAN awards can be found here.

PLDI Steering Committee

The PLDI Steering Committee is chosen according the Practices of PLDI document. The current PLDI steering committee is:

  • Jens Palsberg University of California, SIGPLAN Chair
  • Benjamin C. Pierce (University of Pennsylvania), SIGPLAN Vice Chair
  • Cormac Flanagan, PLDI Steering Committee Chair
  • David Grove, 2015 General Chair
  • Steve Blackburn, 2015 Program Chair
  • Chandra Krintz, 2016 General Chair
  • Emery Berger, 2016 Program Chair
  • Albert Cohen, 2017 General Chair
  • Martin Vechev, 2017 Program Chair
  • Isil Dillig, 2017 Member at Large

Web Pages of Previous Conferences

20 Years of PLDI (1979-1999)

Click here to view a selection of 50 influential papers that appeared in the Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation and its predecessors from 1979 to 1999. The selected papers will appear in special issue of SIGPLAN Notices.