PLDI is a forum for the exchange of information on programming languages, their design, implementation, development, and use. PLDI emphasizes innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and runtime technology, novel language designs and features, and results from implementations. PLDI 2012 will be held in Beijing, China. Topics of interest to PLDI include:

Proposals are invited for workshops and tutorials to be co-located with PLDI 2012. Events can either be sponsored by SIGPLAN/SIGSOFT or supported through in-cooperation status. The preference is for one-day workshops and half-day tutorials, but other schedules can also be considered. All co-located events will be held on June 15 or June 16, 2012.

Submission details

A workshop proposal should provide the following information.

A Preliminary Call For Workshop Papers, including:

About Each Organizer:

Expected Participants:

A brief discussion about the expected workshop participants. Historic numbers of participants can be provided if available.

A tutorial proposal should include the following information.

Submission and Review

Proposals should be submitted by email to the workshop co-chairs Xiangyu Zhang (xyzhang at and Chengyong Wu (cwu at

Workshop and tutorial proposals will be evaluated by the workshop co-chairs as they arrive. Notifications will be sent out in two weeks after submissions. Therefore, proposal acceptance will be on a first-come-first-served basis. The number of accepted proposals will be limited by the available hotel conference rooms.

Each proposal will be evaluated according to the value and relevance of its workshop topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and the potential of the proposed workshop to attract participants and generate useful results.

Important Dates

To ensure the success of the workshop/tutorial program. Accepted workshops and tutorials will be expected to meet deadlines as summarized below.

Workshop Dates

Tutorial Dates

Dissemination of Workshop Results

A proposal should clearly state how the results of the workshop --- i.e., the papers and other outcomes --- will be made available to participants and others, both before and after the workshop event. The PLDI 2012 Workshop Co-Chairs will provide guidance to the organizers of accepted workshops that wish to publish proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.


For additional information about this call for workshops/tutorials, please contact the PLDI 2012 Workshop Co-Chairs, Xiangyu Zhang (xyzhang at, and Chengyong Wu (cwu at