SIGPLAN values diversity in the composition of the program and organizing committees for its meetings, recognizing that there is a large pool of people qualified to serve on the committees. Each year, meeting organizers must choose a subset of these qualified people to serve on program committees. People chosen to serve on such committees are seen as leaders in the community, and hence we must take pains to ensure that they are chosen fairly and represent the breadth of the community. Diversity should also be considered with respect to the composition of previous program committees to ensure fair representation over time.
Factors that organizers should consider when forming program committees from the pool of qualified candidates include:
Meeting organizers are required to submit their organizing and program committees to the SIGPLAN Vice Chair for approval.