Call for Papers

ACM SIGPLAN'96 Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21-24, 1996

PLDI'96 will again provide a forum for researchers and developers to hear about the latest practical and experimental work in the design and implementation of programming languages and compilers. Emphasis will be placed on experimental results and experience with the languages and techniques described. The conference seeks original papers relevant to practical issues concerning the design, development, implementation, and use of programming languages (in contrast to the POPL symposium, which typically seeks papers on foundations). Conference topics include:

Submission of an extended abstract may be in either electronic or hard-copy form. Electronic submissions must be in Postscript. Submissions may be emailed to An interactive submission mechanism, which is recommended, is described in the PLDI'96 homepage at Alternatively, authors may submit 13 double-sided copies of an extended abstract to the program chair; persons without access to photocopiers may submit a single copy.

The first sheet of the abstract - not the cover letter - must include the phone number and street and Internet addresses for the corresponding author. Abstracts must not exceed 5000 words, which is approximately 10 pages typeset 10-point on 16-point spacing. Excessively long abstracts will be rejected outright by the program chair. Papers awaiting acceptance by another conference are ineligible for PLDI'96; if a closely related paper has been submitted to a journal, the authors must notify the program chair.

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. Abstracts will be judged on clarity, significance, relevance, correctness, and originality.

October 20, 1995 is the strict deadline for receipt of submissions. Abstracts received after this date - in any form - will most likely be rejected. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by January 12, 1996 . Full versions of the accepted papers must be formatted according to ACM conventions, and a camera-ready copy must be received by the program chair no later than February 8, 1996 . Authors of accepted papers must sign an ACM copyright release form. Proceedings will be distributed at the conference and will appear as an issue of SIGPLAN Notices . All papers published in the proceedings are eligible for publication in refereed ACM publications at the discretion of the editors.

Program Committee

Preston Briggs, Tera Computer
Michael Burke, IBM Thomas J. Watson Laboratory
Robert Cartwright, Rice University
Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado
Robert Halstead, DEC Cambridge Research Lab
Fritz Henglein, DIKU, University of Copenhagen
Wen-mei Hwu, University of Illinois
Monica Lam, Stanford University
William Landi, Siemens Corporate Research
Mark Linton, Silicon Graphics
Kathryn S. McKinley, University of Massachusetts
Tom Reps, University of Wisconsin
Bernhard Steffen, University of Passau
The conference will run two and a half days; it will be preceded by one day of tutorials on May 21. Announcement of tutorial topics will be provided in the advance program for the conference and on the Internet newsgroup comp.lang.sigplan. PLDI'96 information is also available on the Wide World Web at

Program Chair

Michael Burke
Thomas J. Watson Research Center
PO Box 704
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

General Chair

Charles N. Fischer,
Computer Sciences Dept.
University of Wisconsin
1210 West Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706

Mon Jul 10 17:09:55 CDT 1995