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SIGPLAN is the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on programming languages.


Associated journals[edit]



Programming Languages Software Award[edit]

Programming Languages Achievement Award[edit]

Recognizes an individual or individuals who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of programming languages.[6][dead link]

SIGPLAN Doctoral Dissertation Award[edit]

  • 2013: Patrick Rondon
  • 2012: Dan Marino
  • 2010: Robert L. Bocchino
  • 2009: Akash Lai and William Thies
  • 2008: Michael Bond and Viktor Vafeiadis
  • 2007: Swarat Chaudhuri
  • 2006: Xiangyu Zhang
  • 2005: Sumit Gulwani
  • 2003: Godmar Back
  • 2002: Michael Hicks
  • 2001: Rastislav Bodik

SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award[edit]

Most Influential PLDI Paper Award[edit]

Most Influential POPL Paper Award[edit]

  • 2010 (for 2000): Anytime, Anywhere: Modal Logics for Mobile Ambients, Luca Cardelli and Andrew D. Gordon
  • 2009 (for 1999): JFlow: Practical Mostly-Static Information Flow Control, Andrew C. Myers
  • 2008 (for 1998): From System F to Typed Assembly Language, Greg Morrisett, David Walker, Karl Crary, and Neal Glew
  • 2007 (for 1997): Proof-carrying Code, George Necula
  • 2006 (for 1996): Points-to Analysis in Almost Linear Time, Bjarne Steensgaard
  • 2005 (for 1995): A Language with Distributed Scope, Luca Cardelli
  • 2004 (for 1994): Implementation of the Typed Call-by-Value lambda-calculus using a Stack of Regions, Mads Tofte and Jean-Pierre Talpin
  • 2003 (for 1993): Imperative functional programming, Simon Peyton Jones and Philip Wadler

Most Influential OOPSLA Paper Award[edit]

  • 2012 (for 2002): Reconsidering Custom Memory Allocation, Emery D. Berger, Benjamin G. Zorn, and Kathryn S. McKinley
  • 2010 (for 2000): Adaptive Optimization in the Jalapeño JVM, Matthew Arnold, Stephen Fink, David Grove, Michael Hind, and Peter F. Sweeney
  • 2009 (for 1999): Implementing Jalapeño in Java, Bowen Alpern, C. R. Attanasio, John J. Barton, Anthony Cocchi, Susan Flynn Hummel, Derek Lieber, Ton Ngo, Mark Mergen, Janice C. Shepherd, and Stephen Smith
  • 2008 (for 1998): Ownership Types for Flexible Alias Protection, David G. Clarke, John M. Potter, and James Noble
  • 2007 (for 1997): Call Graph Construction in Object-Oriented Languages, David Grove, Greg DeFouw, Jeffrey Dean, and Craig Chambers
  • 2006 (for 1986–1996):
    • Subject Oriented Programming: A Critique of Pure Objects, William Harrison and Harold Ossher
    • Concepts and Experiments in Computational Reflection, Pattie Maes
    • Self: The Power of Simplicity, David Ungar and Randall B. Smith

Most Influential ICFP Paper Award[edit]

  • 2009 (for 1999): Haskell and XML: Generic combinators or type-based translation?, Malcolm Wallace and Colin Runciman
  • 2008 (for 1998): Cayenne — a language with dependent types, Lennart Augustsson
  • 2007 (for 1997): Functional Reactive Animation, Conal Elliott and Paul Hudak
  • 2006 (for 1996): Optimality and inefficiency: what isn't a cost model of the lambda calculus?, Julia L. Lawall and Harry G. Mairson


  1. ^ 2010: Chris Lattner. Sigplan. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.
  2. ^ ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award in 2010 in recognition of his work on LLVM.
  3. ^ 2011: Simon Peyton Jones and Simon Marlow. Sigplan. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.
  4. ^ 2012: Jikes Research Virtual Machine (RVM). Sigplan. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.
  5. ^ 2013: The Coq proof assistant. Sigplan. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.
  6. ^ "SIGPLAN Programming Languages Achievement Award". ACM SIGPLAN. 

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