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The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM and its conferences.  These aims and goals require an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters dignity, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity.
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ACM is concerned about discriminatory legislation in various locations and will work with conference organizers to best address location related issues.

SIG Conference Planning Guide

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

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Tapia 2020, September 16 to 19 (online)

The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is a premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity. Panels, workshops, poster sessions, networking opportunities and a career fair will bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Colin Parris, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Digital will deliver the Ken Kennedy Lecture.

BCB 2020, September 21 to 24 (online)

The ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics is the flagship conference of SIGBio, ACM's Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics. Workshops will cover Molecular Epidemiology; Parallel and Cloud-based Bioinformatics and Biomedicine; Computational Structural Bioinformatics; and High Performance Computing & Big Data Analytics. Scheduled keynote speakers are Olivier Elemento (Weill Cornell Medicine), Madhav Marathe (University of Virginia) and Mihaela Pertea (Johns Hopkins University).

MobiCom 2020, September 21 to 24 (online)

The International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking addresses challenges in mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking. This year's virtual conference will organize technical sessions into a series of panels addressing localization, sensing and signal processing, privacy and much more. Keynotes will be delivered by George Malliaras (University of Cambridge), Sachin Katti (Stanford), Nic Lane (Rock Star), Durga Malladi (Qualcomm) and others.

HLF 2020, September 21 to 25 (online)

The 2020 Heidelberg Laureate Forum, held virtually this year, will provide an informal venue for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science. ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureates including Yoshua Bengio, Vint Cerf, Barbara Liskov and many more will participate. The program includes lectures, panel discussions, Hot Topics and poster sessions, and interviews with ACM award recipients.

RecSys 2020, September 22 to 26 (online)

The ACM Conference on Recommender Systems will bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present their latest results and identify new trends and challenges in providing recommendation components in a range of innovative application contexts. Filippo Menczer, professor of Informatics and Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington will deliver a keynote on "4 Reasons Why Social Media Make Us Vulnerable to Manipulation."

Yoshua Bengio to Speak at AI for Good Global Summit September 29

2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Yoshua Bengio will keynote at the AI for Good Global Summit, which is being held virtually through the end of 2020. "Machine Learning Challenges in the Fight for Social Good—The Covid-19 Case" will cover two projects at Mila, his AI research institute in Montreal, the first focusing on discovering antivirals and the second about using machine learning to provide early warning signals of the virus.

AI for Good Global Summit 2020 (online), continuous digital event

The 2020 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit will be presented as a continuous digital event, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats, platforms and time-zones, including keynotes, expert webinars, project pitches, Q&As, performances, demos, interviews, networking and more. 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Yoshua Bengio will deliver a keynote, "Machine Learning Challenges in the Fight for Social Good—the Covid-19 Case" on September 29.

FODS 2020, October 18 to 20

The FODS-2020 Conference will offer a virtual format. Program details to follow.

The ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science is an interdisciplinary event bringing together researchers and practitioners to address foundational data science challenges in prediction, inference, fairness, ethics and the future of data science. Scheduled keynote speakers are Mihaela van der Schaar (The Alan Turing Institute) and Oren Etzioni (Allen Institute for AI).

SIGWEB to Sponsor The Web Conference

ACM’s Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Web (SIGWEB) has taken over sponsorship of The Web Conference, starting with the 2022 edition in Lyon, France, from the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2). The annual international academic conference (formerly known as International World Wide Web Conference) addresses the future direction of the World Wide Web. Read the ACM news release.

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Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices

In March 2020 ACM formed a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to help conference organizers transition their events to online. The PTF is working on a guide to offer practical advice and shed light on the largely unfamiliar territory of online conferencing.

The report, available here, includes pointers to a live document with additional resources. We welcome comments, suggestions and experience reports from the community.

Virtual Conferences Forum

ACM hosts a discussion forum for conference organizers to share experiences and discuss issues among themselves:

womENcourage 2020, September 24 to 27 (online)

womENcourage 2020 will be virtually hosted by ADA University in Baku, Azerbaijan. The roster of distinguished speakers includes Gabriele Kotsis, ACM's new president; ACM-W Europe Chair Ruth Lennon; and 2020-2021 ACM Athena Lecturer Sarit Kraus. Conference participants will learn about "The Big Promise of Big Data Analytics" and explore "The Artificial Intelligence: from Algorithms to Ethics." The program also includes a career fair, hackathon, workshops and tutorials.

PACT 2020, October 5 to 7 (online)

The Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques brings together researchers to present and discuss innovative research. Scheduled keynoters are Rick L. Stevens (Argonne National Laboratory & University of Chicago), "Overview of HPC and AI Computing for COVID-19 in the US"; Sarita Adve (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Scalable Specialization: Architectures, Interfaces, and Applications"; and Bradford L. Chamberlain (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), "Compiling Chapel: Keys to Making Parallel Programming Productive at Scale."

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.

ABR streaming of VBR-encoded videos: characterization, challenges, and solutions
By Yanyuan Qin, Shuai Hao, K. R. Pattipati, Feng Qian, Subhabrata Sen, Bing Wang, Chaoqun Yue
CoNEXT 2018

Deformation simulation of non-orthotropic materials
By Wei Cao, Xiaohua Ren, Luan Lyu, Enhua Wu

Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents
By Jelte van Waterschoot, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Flokstra, Dennis Reidsma, Daniel Davison, Mariët Theune, Dirk Heylen

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