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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 4


Journal of the ACM (JACM)

Vol. 63 | ISSUE 6


Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)

Vol. 22 | ISSUE 1

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Communications of the ACM

Vol. 60 | ISSUE 2


Computers in Entertainment (CIE)

Vol. 14 | ISSUE 3



Vol. 2016 | ISSUE 12


ACM Inroads

Vol. 8 | ISSUE 1

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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.

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.

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.

ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality Seeking New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Journal on Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due March 15. For more information please visit the JDIQ nominations page.

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.

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.”

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.

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. 

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.

Model Learning

A combination of automated queries can give computers the ability to solve puzzles and accomplish unfamiliar tasks in the same way human beings can. Frits Vaandrager, a professor of software science at Radboud University in the Netherlands, discusses this in “Model Learning," a Review Article in the February 2017 issue of CACM. 

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.


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

The new journal PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) 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.

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory Welcomes Venkatesan Guruswami as Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Computation Theory (TOCT) welcomes Venkatesan Guruswami as its Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2020. Venkatesan is a Professor in the Computer Science Departmant at Carnegie Mellon University, and is active in its Algorithms and Complexity Theory group.

ACM TOCT EiC Venkatesan Guruswami

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.

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The Evolution of Android Malware and Android Analysis Techniques

ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 49 Issue 4, February 2017

Anomaly detection: A survey

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

Notional machines and introductory programming education

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), Volume 13 Issue 2, June 2013

Spanner: Google’s Globally Distributed Database

ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 31 Issue 3, August 2013

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

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


A byte is all we need

Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 6, June 2016

The 7% rule: fact, fiction, or misunderstanding

Ubiquity, Volume 2011 Issue October, October 2011

Why Does Time Go Faster As We Get Older?

Ubiquity, Volume 2008 Issue October

Research for Practice: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts; Hardware for Deep Learning

Queue, Volume 14 Issue 6, November-December 2016

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

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


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

SIGCOMM '16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGCOMM Conference

Turing the Man

ACM-TURING '12: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration

Reducing Controversy by Connecting Opposing Views

WSDM '17: Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

Towards Energy Aware Scheduling for Precedence Constrained Parallel Tasks in a Cluster with DVFS

CCGRID '10: Proceedings of the 2010 10th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing

Beyond the Words: Predicting User Personality from Heterogeneous Information

WSDM '17: Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining

Computing History Beyond the U.K. and U.S.

Popular narratives of the development of computing often overlook figures and landmarks outside of British and American origin. The predominantly Anglocentric perspective of these histories tend to overlook or omit developments that took place outside the U.K. and the U.S. Herbert Bruderer, a computing historian in Zurich, discusses "Computing History Beyond the U.K. and U.S.: Selected Landmarks from Continental Europe," a Contributed Article in the February 2017 Communications of the ACM.

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.  

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