Welcome to PLDI 2009. General chair: Michael Hind Program chair: Amer Diwan Tutorial chair: Kim Hazelwood Workshops chair: Ranjit Jhala FIT chair: Rodric Rabbah Student research chair: Marco Pistoia Local arrangements chair: David Gregg. Attendance Trends (as of June 18, 2009).
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Welcome to PLDI 2009 • General chair: Michael Hind • Program chair: Amer Diwan • Tutorial chair: Kim Hazelwood • Workshops chair: RanjitJhala • FIT chair: RodricRabbah • Student research chair: Marco Pistoia • Local arrangements chair: David Gregg
Program Committee Analyzed recent trends to identify areas; picked top people in proportion to the areas
New in PLDI 2009 • External Review Committee (ERC) • 51 members (printed proceedings are missing names) • Nominated by program committee as experts in their own areas • Bid on papers—just like the program committee • Inspired by ISMM 2008
Paper Submission • Double blind without compromising paper • Authors could submit TRs etc. which I forwarded to reviewers as needed • Authors could reveal their identity in their rebuttal if needed • Authors indicated conflicts with PC and ERC members
Paper Reviewing • 196 paper submissions (a record!) • 3 PC and 1 ERC members reviewed each paper • X reviews: 310 • Y reviews: 371 • Z reviews: 110 • Obtained additional external reviews if a paper had too few X/Y reviews
Rebuttal/Discussion Period • 10 days between rebuttal due date and PC meeting • I acted on three categories: • Not enough expert reviewsObtained additional reviews • Strongly conflicting reviews (AD)Initiated online discussion~180 messages total • Strong review was externalInitiated online discussion
PC Meeting (1) • 2 full days in Boulder, CO • 100% attendance • Accepted 41 papers
PC Meeting (2) • Used “Identify the Champion” • Discussed every paper with an “A” • PC members could resurrect any paper • And did! • Michael Hind and Todd Mytkowicz took detailed notes, managed time, … • Jens Palsberg subbed for me or Mike
Special Thanks • Lisa Tolles at Sheridan • Paolo and Rich, start submission software • Mike Hind and Todd Mytkowicz • PC and ERC members • Authors
Announcements • Distinguished paper award after last session • Enjoy