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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.

BCB '22, August 7 - 10

The ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics is the flagship conference of SIGBio, ACM's Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics. Workshops include Parallel and Cloud-based Bioinformatics and Biomedicine; Computational Network Biology; No-Boundary Thinking; and AI Shakes up Drug Safety. Scheduled keynote speakers are Tiffani J. Bright (American Medical Informatics Association), Kelvin Droegemeier (University of Oklahoma), and Wendy Nilsen (NSF). The event will be held in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

SIGGRAPH '22, August 8 - 11

The SIGGRAPH 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. Featured speakers are 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner Pat Hanrahan (Stanford University), Sougwen Chung (artist and researcher), Ime Archibong (Meta), and ACM Turing Award Laureate and Academy Award-winner Ed Catmull (co-founder of Pixar). This event will be held in Vancouver, Canada.

KDD 2022, August 14 to 18

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. Workshops include “Deep Learning on Graphs,” “Machine Learning in Finance,” “Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web & Making a Credible Web for Tomorrow,” and more. Keynote speakers are Lise Getoor (UC Santa Cruz), Milind Tambe (Google Research), and Shang-Hua Teng (USC). This conference will be held in Washington DC, USA.

SIGCOMM 2022, August 22 - 26

The flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication focuses on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication. Planned topics include “Admission Control for Performance-Critical RPCs in Datacenters,” “Vivisecting Mobility Management in 5G Cellular Networks,” “Contract-Based Network Sharing,” “Underwater Messaging Using Mobile Devices,” and more. Keynote speakers will be Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University) and Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech, Cornell University). The event will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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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?"

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.

Permutation Coding for Vertex-Blend Attribute Compression
By Christoph Peters, Bastian Kuth, Quirin Meyer
I3D Best Paper Award at I3D '22: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games

Bringing Linearly Transformed Cosines to Anisotropic GGX
By Aakash KT, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, P. J. Narayanan
I3D Best Paper Award at I3D '22: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games

Constraint-logic object-oriented programming for test case generation
By Hendrik Winkelmann, Laura Troost, Herbert Kuchen
ACM SAC 2022 Best Paper Award for theme: Software Design and Development at SAC '22: The 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

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