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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. 21 | ISSUE

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Communications of the ACM

Vol. 60 | ISSUE 1


Computers in Entertainment (CIE)

Vol. 14 | ISSUE 3



Vol. 2016 | ISSUE 12


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.

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

Exponential Laws of Computing Growth

Moore's Law is the emblem of the information age, the relentless march of the computer chip enabling a technical, economic, and social revolution never before experienced by humanity. In this video, Authors Peter J. Denning and Ted G. Lewis discuss "Exponential Laws of Computing Growth,” a Contributed Article in the January 2017 Communications of the ACM.

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 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. 

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 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.

(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.

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.

Cell Graphs

Despite abundant knowledge how wounds heal, it is virtually impossible to predict the final functional state of a healing wound. This illustrates a need to build models that represent the structural organization at the organ, tissue, cellular, and molecular levels. Here, Bülent Yener discusses "Cell-Graphs: Image-Driven Modeling of Structure-Function Relationship,” in the January 2017 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.

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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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TaintDroid: An Information-Flow Tracking System for Realtime Privacy Monitoring on Smartphones

ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 32 Issue 2, June 2014

Internet of Things (IoT): Smart and Secure Service Delivery

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 16 Issue 4, December 2016

Connected Car: Technologies, Issues, Future Trends

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

Estimating image depth using shape collections

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), Volume 33 Issue 4, July 2014

EXPERIENCE: Succeeding at Data Management—BigCo Attempts to Leverage Data

Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ), Volume 7 Issue 1-2, June 2016


Research for Practice: Distributed Transactions and Networks as Physical Sensors

Queue, Volume 14 Issue 5, September-October 2016

Data science and prediction

Communications of the ACM, Volume 56 Issue 12, December 2013

The NSA and Snowden: Securing the All-Seeing Eye

Queue, Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2014

An interview with Stanford University president John Hennessy

Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 3, March 2016

A view of cloud computing

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Conceptualizing smart city with dimensions of technology, people, and institutions

dg.o '11: Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Digital Government Research Conference: Digital Government Innovation in Challenging Times

ProactiveTasks: the short of mobile device use sessions

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Unpacking "privacy" for a networked world

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Turing the Man

ACM-TURING '12: ACM Turing Centenary Celebration

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. 

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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 this installment, Jean Yang presents three papers that demonstrate techniques for using information flow to build secure web applications. Then, Janapa Reddi and Yuhao Zhu outline three major ongoing challenges in mobile web computing: responsiveness of resource loading, energy efficiency of computing devices, and making efficient use of data.

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.

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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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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.”