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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 Computing Surveys (CSUR)

Vol. 49 | ISSUE 3


Journal of the ACM (JACM)

Vol. 63 | ISSUE 5


Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)

Vol. 21 | ISSUE

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Communications of the ACM

Vol. 59 | ISSUE 12


Computers in Entertainment (CIE)

Vol. 12 | ISSUE 3



Vol. 11 | ISSUE 2016


ACM Inroads

Vol. 7 | ISSUE 4

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Conference Proceedings—Rapid Dissemination of Research Findings

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.

ACM Books—High Quality, Advanced-Level Books for the Computing Community

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.

Select Application-Oriented Papers

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.

Publish in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

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.

New Journal: ACM Transactions on Social Computing

The new journal ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) will cover theoretical, empirical, systems, and design research aspects of social computing. TSC particularly solicits research that designs, implements or studies systems that mediate social interactions among users, or that develops or studies theory or techniques for application in those systems.

Sex as an Algorithm

Despite a century of intense research on sexual reproduction, the evolutionary role and origin of sexual reproduction is still a mystery. Much can be gained from exploring these stories from a computer science perspective. In this CACM video, Adi Livnat discusses "Sex as an Algorithm: The Theory of Evolution Under the Lens of Computation,” a Review Article in the November 2016 Communications of the ACM. 

PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies Welcomes Editor-in-Chief

The new journal PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (INWUT) welcomes Gregory D. Abowd as its Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2019. Gregory is Regents’ Professor and J.Z. Liang Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Meet Sam H. Noh

Sam H. (Hyuk) Noh is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS). He is a Professor and Head of the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology in Korea, and has served on the committees of several ACM conferences in programming languages, systems and storage. “With the massive amount of data being produced, the market will keep growing, which means everyone involved can turn out to be winners.”

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ACM Interactions Welcomes Simone Barbosa and Gilbert Cockton as New Co-Editors-in-Chief

ACM Interactions welcomes Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa and Gilbert Cockton as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. The appointment was effective October 1; they will begin their tenure with the March/April 2017 issue. Simone is an Associate Professor in the Informatics Department of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gilbert is a Professor of Design Theory in the School of Design at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

ACM Interactions co-eic's Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa and Gilbert Cockton

(TOMM) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award

The 2016 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM) Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award has been awarded to the paper “Cross-Platform Emerging Topic Detection and Elaboration from Multimedia Streams," by Bing-Kun Bao, Changsheng Xu, Weiqing Min and Mohammod Shamim Hossain, which appeared in vol. 11, issue 4 of TOMM. The award honors TOMM's founding Editor-in-Chief.

ACM Task Force Addresses Reproducibility in Published Work

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.

ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing Welcomes Nianwen Xue as New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) welcomes Nianwen Xue as its new Editor-in-Chief, effective June 1. Nianwen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department and Language and Linguistics Program at Brandeis University.

Apache Spark: A Unified Engine for Big Data Processing

Apache Spark is an open source computing framework that unifies streaming, batch, and interactive big data workloads to unlock new applications that range from finance to scientific data processing and combine libraries for SQL, machine learning, and graphs. In this CACM video, Matei Zaharia discusses "Apache Spark, a Unified Engine for Big Data Processing," a Contributed Article in the November 2016 issue of CACM.

Check Out the New ACM Queue

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.)

New Options for ACM Authors to Manage Rights and Permissions

Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings. ACM offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs.

Category Editors Needed for ACM Computing Reviews

Computing Reviews, the post-publication review and comment journal of ACM, is seeking volunteers interested in serving as a category editor in the Computer Systems Organization and Human-Centered Computing areas.

Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.

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Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 12, December 2016

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Why Google stores billions of lines of code in a single repository

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Turing the Man

ACM-TURING '12: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration

Marching cubes: A high resolution 3D surface construction algorithm

SIGGRAPH '87: Proceedings of the 14th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques

Global parametrization of range image sets

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DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge

Seven teams competed for nearly $4 million dollars in cash prizes in DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, which pitted machine learning systems against each other. Jack Davidson, a professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, an ACM Fellow and Co-chair of the ACM Publications Board, was a member of the competition’s second-place team. 

Publish with ACM

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 and ACM TOMACS 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. 

Research for Practice: Real-world Applications of Cutting-edge Theory

“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 the latest issue, Camille Fournier presents three papers on distributed consensus systems on implementing Paxos and the easier-to-understand Raft. Joy Arulraj and Andrew Pavlo present three papers on the future impact of nonvolatile memory on DBMS architectures. Together, these papers illuminate how lessons from critical areas in storage and largescale services can be applied to building better software.

ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems Welcomes Michelle Zhou as Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TIIS) welcomes Michelle Zhou as its Editor-in-Chief. Michelle is a co-founder and CEO of Juji, Inc., an online people analytics and engagement service.

Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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.”