ACM SIGPLAN 2002 PLDI, Berlin, Germany -- Call for Papers

                           CALL FOR PAPERS

                    ACM SIGPLAN 2002 Conference on

        Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI)

                 Berlin, Germany, June 17 - 19, 2002

       Sponsored by ACM SIGPLAN in cooperation with ACM SIGSOFT



 - Submission deadline: Friday, November 16, 2001, 8:00 pm EST (20:00)
 - Notification: Friday, February 1, 2002
 - Camera Ready Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2002

As for PLDI 2001, full papers are required, not extended abstracts!

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 research papers that
focus on practical issues in the design, development, implementation
and use of programming languages. Emphasis is placed on novel language
designs, innovative and creative approaches to compile-time and
run-time technology, and results from experimental studies of actual

Papers are solicited on, but not limited to, these topics:

 - design and processing of special-     - program optimizations and 
   purpose languages, e.g., query,         transformations
   command, and domain-specific          - interactions between compilers
 - implementations of language features    and architectures
 - language support for security         - software support tools   
   and safety                            - storage management techniques
 - compiler construction                 - techniques for embedded
 - program representations                 and mobile code
 - program analysis                      - compilation for distributed,
 - dynamic compilation and optimization    heterogeneous systems
   techniques                            - languages and compilers
                                           for parallel computing 

Prospective authors should submit a paper through the PLDI web site by
Friday, November 16, 2001 at 8:00 PM EST (20:00). In keeping with the
convention established in the last few years, the deadline is firm and
no extensions will be given.

Papers must be formatted according the ACM proceedings format and
should be no longer than 10 pages in this format. Templates for ACM
format are available for Word Perfect, Microsoft Word and Latex and
are located at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. You
can also use the ACM "old Latex format" which can be found at

Web-based electronic submission is required. Submissions should be in
PDF (preferably) or Postscript that is interpretable by Ghostscript
and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Those individuals for
which these requirements are a hardship should contact the program

Papers that exceed the length requirement 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.

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

Notification and deadline for final version of accepted papers
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February 1,
2002. Full versions of accepted papers must be formatted to ACM
conventions. A camera-ready copy and an electronic version must be
received by ACM no later than April 8, 2002. Authors of accepted
papers must sign a 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-located workshops 
Proposals for co-located workshops to be held before and after the
conference are also solicited; proposals for other events such as
birds-of-a-feather sessions will be considered, too. Prospective
organizers should contact the general chair.

Chairs and Program Committee

        General Chair                      Program Chair           
        -------------                      -------------           
        Jens Knoop                         Laurie J. Hendren       
        Universitaet Dortmund              McGill University,       
        Germany                            Montreal, Canada        
        knoop @ ls5.cs.uni-dortmund.de     hendren @ cs.mcgill.ca  

        Tutorial Chair                     Local Chair   
        --------------                     ----------- 
        Kathryn S. McKinley                Frank Mueller
        The University of Texas            North Carolina State Univ.
        at Austin, TX, USA                 Raleigh, NC, USA
        mckinley @ cs.utexas.edu           mueller @ cs.ncsu.edu

                           Program Committee

  - Thomas Ball                       - Craig Chambers
     Microsoft Research, USA             University of Washington, USA  
  - Michal Cierniak                   - Charles Consel
     Intel Corp., USA                    ENSEIRB/LaBRI/INRIA, France
  - David Detlefs                     - Rajiv Gupta 
     Sun Microsystems, USA               University of Arizona, USA
  - Laurie J. Hendren                 - Mark D. Hill
     McGill University, Canada           Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  - Jens Knoop                        - Yanhong Annie Liu
     Universitaet Dortmund, Germany      SUNY Stony Brook, USA 
  - Rita Loogen                       - Samuel P. Midkiff
     Universitaet Marburg, Germany       IBM T.J. Watson Research Lab, USA
  - Oege de Moor                      - Andrew C. Myers
     Oxford University, UK               Cornell University, USA
  - Norman Ramsey                     - Martin C. Rinard
     Harvard University, USA             MIT, USA
  - Barbara G. Ryder                  - Michael I. Schwartzbach
     Rutgers University, USA             BRICS, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  - Jan Vitek
     Purdue University, USA

Home page of ACM SIGPLAN PLDI 2002: