Special Interest Group on Programming Languages

The ACM Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) explores programming language concepts and tools, focusing on design, implementation, practice, and theory. Its members are programming language developers, educators, implementers, researchers, theoreticians, and users.

SIGPLAN Expresses Concern About New Executive Order Suspending Visas

SIGPLAN’s parent organization, ACM, has issued a statement expressing serious concern about U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent Executive Order (EO) that restricts entry to the USA for citizens of certain countries. The SIGPLAN Executive Committee, consisting of your elected representatives, shares these concerns. The EC is currently engaged in a vigorous dialogue about how to best respond. We strongly believe that the practice of science and its quest for knowledge and the betterment of the human condition, should be independent of physical, political, cultural, and economic barriers. While we hope that the EO is rescinded (and will work toward this outcome), we are developing contingency plans for organizing future SIGPLAN events so as to maximize inclusiveness of the worldwide scientific community. We welcome your input.

Awards and Recent Recipients

Programming Languages Achievement Award (presented in 2016)
Distinguished Service Award (presented in 2016)
Programming Languages Software Award (presented in 2016)
Robin Milner Young Researcher Award (presented in 2016)
John C. Reynolds Doctoral Dissertation Award (presented in 2016)
Most Influential POPL Paper Award (presented in 2017)
Most Influential PLDI Paper Award (presented in 2016)
Most Influential ICFP Paper Award (presented in 2016)
Most Influential OOPSLA Paper Award (presented in 2016)
John Vlissides Award (presented in 2016)
ACM Fellows (recognized in 2016)

SIGPLAN Sponsored Conferences