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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.

CSCW 2021, October 23 to 27 (online)

The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. Keynote speakers Josephine Miliza (Association of Progressive Communications) and Mary L. Gray (Microsoft Research/Indiana University) will open and close the conference. Workshops include "Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Online Extremism Research," "The Future of Research on Online Health Communities," and much more.

CIKM 2021, November 1 to 5 (online)

The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management provides a forum for presentation and discussion of research on information retrieval, data science and knowledge management. Keynote speakers are Leman Akoglu (Carnegie Mellon University), Mark Johnson (Oracle), and Himabindu Lakkaraju (Harvard University).

ICAIF 2021, November 3 to 5 (online)

The second ACM International Conference on AI in Finance will feature keynote speakers Manuela Veloso (JP Morgan AI Research, Carnegie Mellon University), Stephen Roberts (University of Oxford), Charles-Albert Lehalle (Imperial College London, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority), Robert Axtell (George Mason University) and Thaleia Zariphopoulou (University of Texas at Austin).

SC21, November 14 to 19, St. Louis, Missouri (hybrid)

At the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, invited talks will show how translational research and technologies and their applications address some of the most complex challenges of our time, in addition to panels, workshops and more. ACM Turing Award laureate Vint Cerf will deliver the keynote.

CCS 2021, November 15 to 19 (online)

The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results. Workshops will cover Privacy in the Electronic Society, Cloud Computing Security, and more. Keynotes will be delivered by Cynthia Dwork (Harvard University), Dawn Song (University of California, Berkeley) and Taesoo Kim (Georgia Tech).

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.

AI for Good Global Summit 2021 (online), continuous digital event

The 2021 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit is 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. Upcoming highlights include presentations on AI and climate science, health, and data, and a keynote on "The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: How will it impact your life and business?"

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Virtual Conferences Forum

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ICCAD 2021, November 1 to 4 (online)

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer Aided Design is the premier conference devoted to technical innovations in electronic design automation. Keynoting will be Vivienne Sze (MIT), Elison Matioli (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), David Patterson (University of California, Berkeley) and Dirk Ziegenbein (Robert Bosch GmbH).

SIGSPATIAL 2021, November 2 to 5, Beijing, China

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems will include workshops on emergency management using GIS; resilient and intelligent cities; spatial computing for epidemiology; and more. Keynotes will be delivered by Vincent Tao ( and Dawn Woodward (Uber).

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.

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.

Language Minorities’ Localization in COVID-19 Recovery: An Ecological Approach to Navigating Community-based User Experience
By Soyeon Lee
Best Research Paper Award at SIGDOC '21: The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication

Disaster Documentation Revisited: The Evolving Damage Assessments of Emergency Management in Oregon
By Henry Covey
Best Experience Report at SIGDOC '21: The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication

UCLP: A Novel UAV Cybersecurity Laboratory Platform
By Ashok Raja, Julio Galvan, Yanyan Li, Jiawei Yuan
Best Student Paper Award at SIGITE '21: The 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education

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