Presentation on theme: "SIGPLAN1 SIGPLAN Viability Report October 30, 2006 Jack Davidson SIGPLAN Chair."— Presentation transcript:
SIGPLAN1 SIGPLAN Viability Report October 30, 2006 Jack Davidson SIGPLAN Chair
SIGPLAN2 SIGPLAN Financials Fund Balance: $1,996,233 (increased by $146,411) –Most conferences are making small profit (rising conference attendance) –Careful shepherding of OOPSLA –DL income increased ($74K to $108K) Considering print dues increase –$50 to $65 (Actual cost: $85.93) –Electronic membership is $25 (Actual cost: $24.14)
SIGPLAN3 SIGPLAN Membership and Volunteer Development Continuing decline in membership but slowing –12.5% 2003 2004; 9.6% 2004 2005, 6.6% 2005 2006 Actions –Encouraging conference attendees to join ACM and PLAN –Encouraging student memberships
SIGPLAN4 Conferences Five major conferences –POPL (264 attendees; 5 workshops and 1 co-located symposium) –PLDI (312 attendees; 3 workshops and 3 co-located conferences) –ICFP (216 attendees; 7 workshops) –OOPSLA (1140 attendees in 2006; 3 co-located events) –ASPLOS (265 attendees in 2004) co-sponsored with SIGARCH, SIGOPS Other smaller conferences/symposia –LCTES, VEE, ISMM, PPoPP, PPDP, CGO In cooperation with 13 conferences in 2005
SIGPLAN5 Community Activities PAC program –Funds student authors to attend SIGPLAN-sponsored conferences –Distributed ~$35K last yeardid not turn anyone down Most Influential Paper Awards –Retrospective awards (looks back ten years) –POPL, PLDI, ICFP, and OOPSLA
SIGPLAN6 Community Activities ACM History Projects –Oral histories of John McCarthy, Tony Hoare, Adele Goldberg (share costs with ACM History Committee) –Funded creating transcripts of a 1972 interviews with PL pioneer Ralph Griswold (in conjunction with National Museum of American History) Commissioned creation of a professionally designed and maintained LaTeX conference template (Word and Frame versions have been created by volunteers)
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