ACM / SIGPLAN / SIGSOFT
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, founded in 1947, is the worlds first educational and scientific computing society. Today, its membersover 75,000 computing professionals and students world-wideand the public turn to ACM for authoritative publications, pioneering conferences, and visionary leadership for the new millennium. ACM offers its members a vast array of IT information resources, including the ACM Portal, which includes over 750,000 pages of text, the Online Guide to Computing Literature (with 350,000 bibliographic citations extending far beyond ACMs own literature), the Online Computing Reviews Service, customized personal services, and more. For a complete listing of ACMs Professional and Student membership benefits and options, visit http://www.acm.org/joinacm. ACM SIGPLAN explores programming language concepts and tools, focusing on design, implementation, and efficient use. Its members are programming language users, developers, implementers, theoreticians, researchers, and educators. The monthly newsletter "ACM SIGPLAN Notices" publishes several conference proceedings issues, regular columns and technical correspondence. This SIG offers an additional newsletter (FORTRAN Forum), on a subscription only basis. SIGPLAN sponsors four major annual conferences: the OOPSLA conference in object-oriented technology, the Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI), the major professional conferences in the field; the Symposium on Principle of Programming Languages (POPL), and the International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP), held periodically in Europe.