Events organized in cooperation with ACM SIGPLAN benefit from SIGPLAN’s name and oversight, and from publicity disseminated to SIGPLAN members. There is a lightweight application process, and there are no financial implications.
As part of its activities, ACM SIGPLAN has two types of relationship with conferences and workshops: sponsorship and in-cooperation. The primary difference between the two is that SIGPLAN takes a more hands-off approach to in-cooperation events than to the ones it sponsors, and in particular does not take financial responsibility for them. This page describes in-cooperation status; a separate page describes sponsored status.
In-cooperation status provides a number of benefits:
The requirements for SIGPLAN in-cooperation status include the following:
In-cooperation events are encouraged to follow SIGPLAN policies and procedures, including the following:
In addition, event organizers are encouraged to contact the ACM Headquarters (email@example.com), to have SIGPLAN membership materials sent directly to the conference location for display there.
To attain SIGPLAN in-cooperation status, you need SIGPLAN to endorse your proposal. To achieve this, send a request to the SIGPLAN Vice Chair, preferably at least twelve months before the event. The description should include the following information, in plain text (not PDF or Word, please):
The request will be considered by the SIGPLAN Executive Committee. A response to the request is usually given within two weeks. The Executive Committee can only endorse the request; you still need to apply for ACM approval. Your event will not receive SIGPLAN in-cooperation status or be included on the ACM calendar until this step is completed with ACM. To do this, please read ACM’s In Cooperation Event TMRF Guidelines, then submit for ACM approval the online In Coop TMRF; both of these are accessible from the ACM Conference Manual.
ACM will inform you of their official approval decision within two weeks of receiving this information. If you have questions, contact the ACM (firstname.lastname@example.org).