Every year, SIGPLAN reports on its activities and engages in a discussion with the community.

The topics this year will include:

  • Who Owns Your Research: The State of Open Access
  • Reviewing Reviewing: PLDI Evolving Process
  • The Next Generation: Results from the SIGPLAN EC elections
  • … and more

Open to all, food and drinks will be served.

Jan Vitek is a Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University. Dr. Vitek was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Switzerland. Over the years, he worked on topics related to programming languages, their design, use, and implementation. With Noble and Potter, he proposed the notion of flexible alias control which became know as Ownership Types. He led the Ovm project which produced the first real-time Java virtual machine to be flight tested on a ScanEagle drone (he claims no one was harmed). Outcomes of this project include the Schism real-time garbage collector and the FijiVM – a production VM for embedded systems. More recently, he worked on dynamic languages, trying to make sense of JavaScript and to design a new language called, Thorn. Nowadays, he spends his time with statisticians and data scientists. Jan believes that his 2012 election as Chair of SIGPLAN was an accident; since has been busy trying to rock the boat to ensure this does not happen again. In his spare time, Jan enjoys organizing conferences and sitting on PCs (over 25 in the last decade). He founded the MOS (mobile objects), IWACO (alias control), STOP (gradual typing), and TRANSACT (transactional memory) workshop series. He was the first program chair of VEE and chaired ESOP, ECOOP, Coordination and TOOLS. He was the general chair of PLDI (in Beijing!), ISMM and LCTES. He may still be sitting on the steering committees of ECOOP, JTRES, ICFP, OOPLSA, POPL, PLDI, LCTES, ESOP.

Tue 16 Jun

Displayed time zone: Tijuana, Baja California change

16:00 - 18:00
PLDI Chairs' Report and SIGPLAN Townhall MeetingResearch Papers at PLDI Main BLUE (Portland 254-255)
Chair(s): David Grove IBM Research
PLDI Chairs' Report
Research Papers
David Grove IBM Research, Steve Blackburn Australian National University , Eric Eide University of Utah, John Regehr University of Utah
File Attached
ACM SIGPLAN Townhall Meeting
Research Papers
Jan Vitek Northeastern University