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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR)

Vol. 49 | ISSUE 3


Journal of the ACM (JACM)

Vol. 63 | ISSUE 4


Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)

Vol. 21 | ISSUE

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Communications of the ACM

Vol. 59 | ISSUE 10


Computers in Entertainment (CIE)

Vol. 12 | ISSUE 3



Vol. 2016 | ISSUE 10


ACM Inroads

Vol. 7 | ISSUE 3

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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.

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.

(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 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

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.

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.

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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.

Universities and Computer Science in the European Crisis of Refugees

The current crisis of refugees has divided European countries and societies into those who welcome refugees and those who oppose taking them. In this video, Hannes Werthner and Reinhard Pichler discuss "Universities and Computer Science in the European Crisis of Refugees,”a Viewpoint article in the October 2016 Communications of the ACM.

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.)

Publish in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS)

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.

ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics Welcomes Gonzalo Navarro as New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA) welcomes Gonzalo Navarro as its new Editor-in-Chief, effective July 1. Gonzalo is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chile.

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.

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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The Complexity of Finite-Valued CSPs

Journal of the ACM (JACM), Volume 63 Issue 4, October 2016

Connected Car: Technologies, Issues, Future Trends

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 49 Issue 3, October 2016

A survey on ontologies for human behavior recognition

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 46 Issue 4, April 2014

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

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

Computer Science Education for Primary and Lower Secondary School Students: Teaching the Concept of Automata

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), Volume 17 Issue 1, September 2016


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

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

Why Does Time Go Faster As We Get Older?

Ubiquity, Volume 2008 Issue October

The 7% rule: fact, fiction, or misunderstanding

Ubiquity, Volume 2011 Issue October, October 2011

Industrial Scale Agile - from Craft to Engineering

Queue, Volume 14 Issue 5, September-October 2016

Computer programming as an art

Communications of the ACM, Volume 17 Issue 12, Dec 1974


JOLED: A Mid-air Display based on Electrostatic Rotation of Levitated Janus Objects

UIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

GyroVR: Simulating Inertia in Virtual Reality using Head Worn Flywheels

UIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Zooids: Building Blocks for Swarm User Interfaces

UIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Phyxel: Realistic Display of Shape and Appearance using Physical Objects with High-speed Pixelated Lighting

UIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

aeroMorph - Heat-sealing Inflatable Shape-change Materials for Interaction Design

UIST '16: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

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. 

ACM Transactions on Storage Welcomes Sam Noh as New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) welcomes Sam Noh as its new Editor-in-Chief, effective August 1. Sam is a professor a professor and Head of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

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. 

ACM Seeks New Editors-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory (TOCT) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due October 27, 2016.

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 Journal Calls-for-Papers

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI): Submit papers here. Special issue deadlines: Re-Imagining Participatory Design: extended to January 5, 2017 (abstract) and January 23, 2017 (full manuscript).

ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS): Submit papers here. Special issue deadlines: Trust and Influence in Intelligent Human-Machine Interaction: November 30, 2016. Human-Centered Machine Learning: December 2, 2016

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT): Submit papers here. Special issue deadlines: Economics of Security and Privacy: October 31, 2016; Knowledge-Driven BPM: November 15, 2016; and Computational Ethics and Accountability: December 1, 2016

New journals accepting submissions:

ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS): Submit papers here

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS): Submit papers here

ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC): Submit papers here

ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS): Submit papers here

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