PLDI'96 provides a forum for researchers and developers to hear about the latest practical and experimental work in the design and implementation of programming languages and compilers. Emphasis will be placed on experimental results and experience with the languages and techniques described. The conference seeks original papers relevant to practical issues concerning the design, development, implementation, and use of programming languages (in contrast to the POPL symposium, which typically seeks papers on foundations).
Registration for SIGPLAN '96 includes three continental breakfasts, two lunches, a joint reception with ICFP, an evening excursion, coffee breaks, and conference proceedings. Student registration includes all of the above except for the evening excursion.