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.
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.
The 44th International Symposium on Computer Architecture is the premier forum for new ideas and research results in computer architecture. Workshops on graph processing, Big Data, education, machine learning, IoT, and more will be included. Tutorials will cover hardware architectures for deep neural networks, modeling and simulating with SST and OCCAM, and more.
The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference's tracks include Evolutionary Combinatorial Optimization and Metaheuristics, Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Real-World Applications, Complex Systems, Swarm Intelligence, Theory, and more. Scheduled keynoters are Francesca Ciccarelli (King's College); Drew Purves and Chrisantha Fernando (Google DeepMind); and Hod Lipson (Columbia University).
The 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will feature keynotes by Yahoo VP of Research and ACM Fellow Yoelle Maarek, and Professor Emeritus at City University of London and ACM Fellow Stephen Robertson. The conference will explore aspects of IR including Evaluation, Retrieval Models and Ranking, Document Representation and Content Analysis, Search Interaction, Filtering and Recommending, and more.
The world’s largest, most influential annual event on computer graphics and interactive techniques will engage attendees with five days of cutting-edge research, demos, educational sessions, art, screenings, and hands-on interactivity featuring the community’s latest technical achievements. Three days of commercial exhibits will showcase the industry's current hardware, software, and services.
ACM’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) has named Alistair Sinclair the recipient of its 2017 Distinguished Service Prize for playing an indispensable role in making The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley the world's leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science.
Oded Goldreich has received ACM SIGACT's 2017 Donald E. Knuth Prize for establishing novel directions for research, contributing to outstanding results and creating new basic definitions in theoretical computer science. He worked with ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali on several fundamental issues in cryptography.
ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing has recognized Karthik Sundaresan, a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories America, for significant early-career contributions to wireless connectivity, with an emphasis on novel technologies for wide-area wireless access and smart antenna networking.
ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) has named Chung Laung (Dave) Liu the recipient of the 2016 Pioneering Achievement Award. Liu is Professor Emeritus at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The award recognizes Liu for fundamental and seminal contributions to physical design and embedded systems.
SIGs by Knowledge Area
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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 Cynthia Dwork (an ACM Fellow), Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim and Adam Smith are the recipients of the 2017 Gödel Prize for their paper, "Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis."
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
Concise Encoding of Flow Attributes in SDN Switches
By Robert MacDavid, Rudiger Birkner, Ori Rottenstreich, Arpit Gupta, Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford
Proceedings of the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR '17)
An Empirical Evaluation of Visuo-Haptic Feedback on Physical Reaching Behaviors During 3D Interaction in Real and Immersive Virtual Environments
By Elham Ebrahimi, Sabarish V. Babu, Christopher C. Pagano, Sophie Jörg
Best Paper from the 2016 ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '16)
Need a Hand?: How Appearance Affects the Virtual Hand Illusion
By Lorraine Lin, Sophie Jörg
Best Presentation from the 2016 ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '16)