Special Interest Groups

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent major areas of computing, addressing the interests of technical communities that drive innovation. SIGs offer a wealth of conferences, publications and activities focused on specific computing sub-disciplines. They enable members to share expertise, discovery and best practices.

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Kathy Yelick Receives ACM/IEEE-CS Ken Kennedy Award at SC15

ACM and IEEE Computer Society awarded the the 2015 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award to UC Berkeley professor and ACM-W Athena Lecturer Katherine Yelick for innovative research contributions to parallel computing languages.

Gordon Bell Prize Goes to Team for Modeling Earthquake Predictions

A team led by Johann Rudi of the University of Texas at Austin has received the 2015 ACM Gordon Bell Prize, presented at SC15 for their entry, "An Extreme-Scale Implicit Solver for Complex PDEs: Highly Heterogeneous Flow in Earth’s Mantle."

2016 Gödel Prize Recognizes Concurrent Separation Logic

The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) have announced that Stephen Brookes and Peter W. O’Hearn are the recipients of the 2016 Gödel Prize for their invention of Concurrent Separation Logic.

Doctoral Students Receive 2015 George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships at SC15

Maciej Besta of ETH Zurich and Dhairya Malhotra of the University of Texas at Austin have been named recipients of 2015 ACM/IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. 

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Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. They serve as activity hubs for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, presentations, and opportunities to meet peers and experts in many computing fields.

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DAC 2016, June 5 to 9, Austin, Texas

The Design Automation Conference offers workshops on many aspects of design, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and image recognition. Keynotes will be delivered by Lars Reger of NXP Semiconductors; Sameer Halepete of NVIDIA; Mark Papermaster of Advanced Micro Devices; and Peter Stone of the University of Texas at Austin.

SIGMOD/PODS 2016, June 26 to July 1, San Francisco, California

This leading international forum unites database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. Keynotes will be delivered by Moshe Vardi of Rice University, Editor-in-Chief of the Communications of the ACM; Sara Cohen of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Frank Neven of Hasselt University.

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ACM SIGs organize and sponsor more than 170 conferences, workshops and symposia worldwide. Find a gathering of like-minded computing professionals.

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SIG Awards

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 30 distinct technological fields.

SIGMICRO Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations

This annual award is presented to an individual who has contributed important service to the processor microarchitecture and microsystems community while also serving as an active member of SIGMICRO who has contributed (or is contributing) significantly to SIGMICRO and/or SIGMICRO-sponsored conference committees. Nominations are due June 30.

Resource Manual for SIG Conference Organizers

Volunteer commitment and coordination is the foundation that makes an ACM conference successful. ACM provides a comprehensive resource manual with instructions and best practices to help create the best possible event.

Volunteer Resources

Resources for conference volunteers.

Conferences Best Paper Awards

Best Paper Awards are presented at many ACM conferences to authors whose work represents groundbreaking research in their respective areas. By recognizing these select papers for their ingenuity and importance, ACM highlights some of the theoretical and practical innovations that are likely to shape the future of computing.

Recent Best Papers:

The Computational Sprinting Game
By Songchun Fan, Seyed Majid Zahedi, Benjamin C. Lee
The Twenty-First International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems

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