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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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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.

eLearn Magazine Welcomes New Editors-in-Chief

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.

Photo of eLearn Magazine co-Eic's Simone C. O. Conceição and Anita Samuel

Communications of the ACM Welcomes Andrew Chien as Editor-in-Chief

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.

Communications of the ACM EiC Andrew Chien

ACM Journal on Mobile Tech Debuts

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 Seeking New 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.

New Journal, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, Publishes First Issue

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.

ACM to Publish Rebranded HRI Journal

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 Names Bashar Nuseibeh as Editor-in-Chief

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 TAAS EiC Bashar Nuseibeh

ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality Welcomes Tiziana Catarci as Editor-in-Chief

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.”

ACM JDIQ EiC Tiziana Catarci

ACM TOCHI Names Best Paper of 2016

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.

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.

New Authoring Templates for ACM Publications

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.”

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.

IronFleet: Proving Safety and Liveness of Practical Distributed Systems

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.

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.)

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. 

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Anomaly detection: A survey

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 41 Issue 3, July 2009

Interactive reconstruction of Monte Carlo image sequences using a recurrent denoising autoencoder

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 36 Issue 4, July 2017

Soli: ubiquitous gesture sensing with millimeter wave radar

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 35 Issue 4, July 2016

The Netflix Recommender System: Algorithms, Business Value, and Innovation

ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), Volume 6 Issue 4, January 2016

Data Science: A Comprehensive Overview

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 50 Issue 3, June 2017


Protecting intellectual property rights through information policy

Ubiquity, Volume 2004 Issue June

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

Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 7, July 2016

BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control

Queue, Volume 14 Issue 5, September-October 2016

Artificial intelligence poised to ride a new wave

Communications of the ACM, Volume 60 Issue 7, July 2017

BBR: congestion-based congestion control

Communications of the ACM, Volume 60 Issue 2, February 2017


Evolve or Die: High-Availability Design Principles Drawn from Googles Network Infrastructure

SIGCOMM '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Conference

Deep Neural Networks for YouTube Recommendations

RecSys '16: Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems

Turing the Man

ACM-TURING '12: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration

Conflict management

LMSA '09: Proceedings of the 2009 ICSE Workshop on Leadership and Management in Software Architecture

Multi-task learning in Atari video games with emergent tangled program graphs

GECCO '17: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference

Overleaf Allows Authors to Collaborate

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.

Introducing the New Proceedings of the ACM Series

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.

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. 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.

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, 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. 

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.

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts; Hardware for Deep Learning

“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.