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 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. A keynote session will feature Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
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 SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and Big Data. The event includes roundtable sessions with experts, and keynotes by leaders from Microsoft Research/Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and University of Toronto.
Covering the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication, SIGCOMM will feature workshops on Mobile Edge Communications, Kernel-Bypass Networks, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Data Communication Networks, QoE-based Analysis and Management of Data Communication Networks, and Networking and Programming Languages.
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
The 2017 KDD Cup on “Highway Tollgates Traffic Flow Prediction” has successfully reached its end. A total of 3,547 teams from around the world participated throughout the duration of the competition. After rigorous cross-checking of the submissions to ensure compliance with the participation rules, the winners of the two sub-competitions (Travel Time and Traffic Volume Prediction) have been determined. Congratulations to the winning teams!
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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)