ACM and its Special Interest Groups Host More Than 170 Events Worldwide

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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.

CPS-IoT Week 2021, May 18 to 21 (online)

CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things research. It brings together five top conferences, multiple workshops, tutorials, competitions and various exhibitions from both industry and academia. The program covers many complementary aspects of CPS, and reunites leading researchers in this dynamic field. Matt Welsh (OctoML), Bruno Sinopoli (Washington University in St. Louis) and Rupak Majumdar (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems) will deliver keynotes.

AIES 2021, May 19 to 21 (online)

The AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society features a multidisciplinary approach to ethical concerns and challenges in AI regarding issues such as privacy, safety and security, surveillance, inequality, data handling and bias, personal agency, power relations, regulation, workforce displacement, and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Ifeoma Ajunwa Associate Professor, UNC Law and Founding Director, AI Decision-Making Research Program; and Timnit Gebru, Co-Founder, Black in AI.

SIGMOD/PODS 2021, June 20 to 25 (online)

The International Conference on Management of Data is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. Workshops will cover Big Data in Emergent Distributed Environments; Exploiting AI for Data Management; Data Management for End-to-End Machine Learning; Data Management on New Hardware; and Graph Data Management and Systems and Network Data Analytics.

PLDI 2021, June 20 to 26 (online)

PLDI is the premier forum in programming languages and programming systems research, covering design, implementation, theory, applications, and performance. Co-located conferences will cover history of programming languages, memory management, and languages, compilers, tools and theory of embedded systems. Workshops will address array-oriented programming; programming languages for quantum computing; state of the art in program analysis; and more.

WebSci 2021, June 21 to 25 (online)

The 13th ACM Conference on Web Science will explore "Globalisation, Inclusion and the Web in the Context of COVID," in recognition of the divides that still exist and emerge in various online environments. Keynote speakers are Deen Freelon (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); entrepreneur and internet activist Martha Lane Fox; Matthew S. Weber (Rutgers University); Daniel J. Weitzner (MIT); and Jennifer Zhu Scott (The Commons Project).

STOC 2021, June 21 to 25 (online)

The 53rd ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing will be part of a five-day TheoryFest with an expanded program of papers and poster sessions, as well as invited talks, tutorials and workshops spotlighting clustering, robust streaming, sketching and sampling, and women in the field. Keynote speakers are 2020 ACM Turing Award laureate Alfred Aho (Columbia University) John Martinis (Silicon Quantum Computing and UC Santa Barbara), Kobbi Nissim (Georgetown University), and Toniann Pitassi (University of Toronto).

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.

PEARC 2021, July 18 to 22 (online): Call for Participation

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference invites technical content proposals, especially in the areas of three technical tracks: Workforce Development, Training, Diversity, and Education; Applications and Software; and Systems and System Software. Posters are due May 16. For more deadlines and information, please visit the PEARC submissions page.

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ICSE 2021, May 23 to 29 (online)

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering will feature the latest in research, education, open source projects, testing, analysis, and more. Keynoters include Dario Gil (IBM Research), Prem Devanbu (University of California, Davis), Michael Lyu (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Elaine Weyuker (Mälardalen University), and ACM Fellow Jeannette Wing (Columbia University).

IDC 2021, June 24 to 30 (online)

ACM Interaction Design and Children is the premier international conference for researchers, educators and practitioners to share ideas on inclusive child-centered design, learning and interaction. Workshops will address accessible AI, justice-centered design, and more. Courses will cover sonic interfaces, the CCI UX Playbook, and more. Jenny Radesky (University of Michigan) will deliver the keynote, on “Moving Beyond 'Screen Time': Advocating for a Child-Centered Digital Environment.”

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Virtual Conferences Forum

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

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.

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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