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.

SIGGRAPH 2021, August 9 to 13 (online)

The SIGGRAPH virtual conference will again include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, celebrating advancements in computer graphics, digital art, animation, visual effects, machine learning, artificial intelligence, immersive and mixed realities, scientific visualization, and more. Among the featured speakers are 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award laureates Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan.

KDD 2021, August 14 to 18 (online)

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. Keynote speakers include Janil Puthucheary (Member of Parliament, UK), Sharon Glotzer (University of Michigan), Claire Tomlin (University of California, Berkeley) and Vincent Conitzer (Duke University).

SIGCOMM 2021, August 23 to 27 (online)

The flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication focuses on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication. Workshops will cover 5G measurements, modeling, and use cases; flexible networks; network-application integration; professional development for women; responsible use of the internet; and more. Tutorials will include cloud and other technologies. In addition there will be three hackathons.

DocEng 2021, August 24 to 27 (online)

The 21st ACM Symposium on Document Engineering will include sessions that focus on collaborative work with documents, as well as use of documents and document collections in real-world applications, novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these. ACM Fellow Ophir Frieder (Georgetown University) and Justin Picard (Scantrust) are the scheduled keynote speakers.

ESEC/FSE 2021, August 23 to 28, Athens, Greece (hybrid)

The ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering will be a hybrid online/in-person event. Scheduled keynote speakers are Mira Mezini (TU Darmstadt) on "Programming and Execution Models for Next Generation Code Intelligence Systems," Nachiappan Nagappan (Facebook) on "Product, Process, People and Productivity," and Panos Papadopoulos (Marathon Venture Capital) on "Balance Between Engineering and Company Building."

ICFP 2021, August 22 to 27 (online)

The 26th SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming will feature technical presentations of papers appearing in PACMPL Vol 5: Issue ICFP, an awards session, a programming contest, and papers recently appearing in the Journal of Functional Programming. Keynote talks will be delivered by Ravi Chugh, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, and others TBA.

UbiComp 2021, September 21 to 26 (online)

The 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing will feature workshops on mental health; emotion sensing; pervasive systems; ubiquitous health monitoring; computing for well being; and more. UbiComp is collocated with the ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC), which includes a design exhibition and student competition.

womENcourage 2021, September 22 to 24 (online)

womENcourage 2021 will be virtually hosted by czechitas in Prague, Czech Republic. Keynote speakers and panel discussions will include Jaya Balloo (Avast), Justine Sass (UNESCO), Margaret-Anne Storey (University of Victoria) and Danica Kragic (Royal Institute of Technology). Conference participants can attend ask-me-anything sessions with some of the speakers, workshops, tutorials, a hackathon and a career fair.

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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.

Tapia 2021, September 14 to 18 (online)

The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing features panels, workshops, poster sessions, networking opportunities and a career fair. Tapia will bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Plenary speakers are Omar U. Flórez (Twitter Cortex); Jenny Lay-Flurrie (Microsoft); NASA astronaut John B. Herrington; and Cecelia Aragon (University of Washington).

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.

Ensemble Prediction of Job Resources to Improve System Performance for Slurm-Based HPC Systems
By Mohammed Tanash, Huichen Yang, Daniel Andresen, William Hsu

Separability Problems in Creative Telescoping
By Shaoshi Chen, Ruyong Feng, Pingchuan Ma, Michael F. Singer

Parallel Minimum Cuts in O(m log2n) Work and Low Depth
By Daniel Anderson, Guy E. Blelloch
SPAA '21

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MMSys 2021, September 28 to October 1, Istanbul, Turkey (hybrid)

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. Sessions will cover Detecting Cheapfakes; Multimedia in Outdoor and Mobile Environments; video streaming technologies; and much more. Keynotes will be delivered by Caitlin Kalinowski (Facebook), Chris Bregler (Google), and Sriram Sethuraman and Deepthi Nandakumar (Amazon Prime Video).

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.