ICFP 2020 will be virtual, combining a mirrored technical program—all technical talks will appear twice, 12 hours apart—with a synchronous set of keynote talks and social events. This post says more about it. Be sure to register by August 8!
In this post, Alastair Donaldson, General Chair of PLDI, tells us about how the virtual conference will work, including ideas for recreating those “hallway conversations” that are so important at physical conferences. Registration for PLDI closes on June 5.
Online conferences are the new normal. Here’s how to make them shine.
Journals broaden the impact of PL. One way to make journals a more attractive publication vehicle is to allow presentations of journal papers at PL conferences, as TOPLAS does.
How should ACM address its contribution to climate change? After two years of discussions and study, the SIGPLAN Climate Committee proposes that (1) all ACM conferences should publicly *account* for the CO2e emitted as a result of putting them on; and that (2) ACM should put a *price* on carbon in conference budgets, to create incentive for organizers to reduce their footprints.