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For more than 60 years, the best and brightest minds in computing have come to ACM to meet, share ideas, publish their work and change the world. ACM's publications are among the most respected and highly cited in the field because of their longstanding focus on quality and their ability to attract pioneering thought leaders from both academia and industry.
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ACM conferences are a vital publication venue for computing research, and capture the cutting edge of innovation across the spectrum of computing by publishing refereed and invited papers.
Published by ACM in conjunction with Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ACM Books is a new series of advanced texts for computer science practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.
eLearn Magazine welcomes Simone C. O. Conceição and Anita Samuel as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. The appointment is from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. Conceição is a Professor and Chair of the Administrative Leadership Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Education. She has served on eLearn's editorial board since 2013. Samuel is a consultant for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Administrative Leadership Department.
ACM's flagship publication Communications of the ACM (CACM) welcomes Andrew A. Chien as its Editor-in-Chief, effective July 1, 2017. He will succeed Moshe Y. Vardi. Chien is the William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing at the University of Chicago. He is also a Senior Computer Scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory.
IMWUT, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, has published its first issue. This journal series for research relevant to the post-PC era covers a broad range of topics including mobile systems, wearable technologies, and intelligent environments. Gregory D. Abowd of Georgia Institute of Technology is the Editor-in-Chief.
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due August 11. For more information please visit the TOSN nominations page.
TCPS publishes papers on the interactions of information processing, networking and physical processes. Cyber-Physical Systems has emerged as a unifying name for systems where the cyber parts—the computing and communication parts, and the physical parts—are tightly integrated, both at the design time and during operation.
As of January 2018, the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI) will become an ACM publication and be rebranded as the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI). The Editors-in-Chief plan to expand the THRI editorial team to broaden the scope of the publication, which will launch in March 2018.
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) has named Bashar Nuseibeh as Editor-in-Chief, for the term October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2020. Bashar is Professor of Computing at The Open University. He is also Visiting Professor at Imperial College London and at the National Institute of Informatics in Japan.
ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) welcomes Tiziana Catarci as its Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2020. Tiziana is Professor of Information Processing Systems in the Department of Computer Engineering, Automation and Management at University of Rome “La Sapienza.”
Roy A. Ruddle, Rhys G. Thomas, Rebecca Randell, Philip Quirke, and Darren Treanor received the 2016 ACM TOCHI Best Paper Award for their article The Design and Evaluation of Interfaces for Navigating Gigapixel Images in Digital Pathology.
Many papers published in ACM's Journals hold great value to software engineers interested in staying at the top of their field. The papers in this collection were selected for their relevance to practitioners who strive to build the software that will shape the future.
ACM is transitioning to new authoring templates. The new TeX template consolidates all eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, were developed to enable accessibility features, and use a new font set. ACM will continue to accept manuscripts using the previous format through Spring 2017.
ACM TiiS and TODAES Present Best Paper Awards for Outstanding Articles
Axel J. Soto, Vlado Kešelj, Evangelos Milios, and Ryan Kiros received the 2015 ACM TiiS Best Paper Award for their article “Exploratory Visual Analysis and Interactive Pattern Extraction From Semi-Structured Data.”
Chung-Wei Lin, Bowen Zheng, Qi Zhu, and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli received the 2016 ACM TODAES Best Paper Award for their article “Security-Aware Design Methodology and Optimization for Automotive Systems.”
A number of ACM communities have independently evolved their own “artifact” review processes and associated definitions of what it means to be reproducible. These communities have come together in this Task Force to collaborate on a common set of Best Practices which can be implemented in production infrastructure and reflected in publication.
Through these activities and feedback from the broader CS community, the ACM Digital Library will be ideally positioned to serve emerging requirements for sharing software, data and other artifacts, leading to increased scientific accountability and the adoption of improved experimental practices.
ACM Policies on Authorship
Anyone listed as Author on an ACM paper must meet certain criteria, including making substantial intellectual contributions to some components of the original work and drafting and/or revising the paper. Read the entire set of criteria in the Policy on Authorship.
Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications will represent that the paper submitted is original; that the work submitted is not currently under review at any other publication venue; that they have the rights and intent to publish the work in the venue to which it is submitted; and that any prior publications on which this work is based are documented appropriately. Read more about this policy in the Author Representation Policy.
Everyone would love to write code that didn't require extensive testing and continuous cycles of debugging, but we all know that simply isn't possible with current technology. What if a new tool could allow software to be written without bugs, and eliminate the need for time consuming test procedures? In this video, Jon Howell and Jay Lorch discuss "IronFleet," the first methodology for automatically verifying distributed systems and the subject of a Research Highlights video in the July 2017 issue of CACM.
There's a new mobile app for acmqueue, our magazine by and for practitioners, available for download via Google play and the Apple App Store. Also available as a desktop digital edition. The bimonthly issues are free to ACM Professional Members. (One-year subscription is $19.99 for non-ACM members.)
The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications.
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Overleaf is a free, cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool that provides an ACM LaTeX authoring template. Authors can write using Rich Text mode or regular Source mode. The platform automatically compiles the document while an author writes, so the author can see what the finished file will look like in real time. The template allows authors to submit manuscripts easily to ACM from within the Overleaf platform.
Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) is a new journal series with first issues planned for 2017. It is being launched in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field.
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing (JETC): Submit papers here.
Special issue deadline:
Emerging Networks-on-Chip: September 30, 2017
ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS): Submit papers here.
Special issue deadline:
Advancing FinTech & TechFin Applications in Research, Policies and Practice: November 15, 2017
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The ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) provides a mechanism to publish the contents of conferences, technical symposia and workshops and thereby increase their visibility among the international computing community. The goal of this program is to enable conferences and workshops to cost effectively produce print proceedings for their attendees, while also providing maximum dissemination of the material through electronic channels, specifically, the ACM Digital Library.
ACM's prestigious conferences and journals are seeking top-quality papers in all areas of computing and IT. It is now easier than ever to find the most appropriate venue for your research and publish with ACM.
Replicated Computational Results – Verifying Data Through Replication
ACM TOMS, ACM TOMACS and JEA have adopted the Replicated Computational Results (RCR) Initiative, which allows authors to have the journal's referees attempt to scientifically reproduce the computational data in their manuscripts. Manuscripts whose results are successfully replicated receive a special RCR designation upon their publication.
Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings. ACM offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs.
“Research for Practice,” a regular feature in acmqueue, bridges the gap between theory and practice by applying learnings from recent cutting-edge research to the challenges practitioners face on a daily basis. In this installment, Arvind Narayanan and Andrew Miller deliver the latest updates from the burgeoning body of research on cryptocurrencies and deep learning. Then, Song Han provides an overview of hardware trends related to deep learning, including using hardware and hardware-aware techniques to encompass networks, improve their performance, and reduce their energy consumption.