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Middleware 2020, December 7 to 11 (online)

The ACM/IFIP Middleware Conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems. Highlights will include a technical program, invited speakers, an industrial track, panel discussions involving academic and industry leaders, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and tutorials. Workshops will address Adaptive and Reflexive Middleware; Container Technologies and Clouds; Distributed Infrastructure for Common Good; and much more.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, December 4 to 13 (online)

The 13th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Also included are sessions how virtual reality will change mental healthcare, and avatars in the age of Covid. Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane and Paul Franklin, VFX Supervisor and Creative Director at DNEG, will keynote.

WSC 2020, December 14 to 18 (online)

The 2020 Winter Simulation Conference features simulation as a natural tool to help drive innovation. The comprehensive program ranges from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice, and includes case studies, environmental, sustainability and healthcare applications, logistics, supply chains, and transportation, and much more. Ben Amaba of IBM's Data Sciences and Artificial Intelligence Team is the keynote speaker.

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 Forum

ACM hosts a discussion forum for conference organizers to share experiences and discuss issues among themselves: https://virtualconf.acm.org.

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
VRCAI '18

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
IVA'18

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