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ACMMM Asia 2021, December 1 to 3 (hybrid)

ACM Multimedia Asia will include a new session for research students and early career researchers with strategies on how to approach PhD study, opportunities to communicate with internationally-renowned researchers and platforms for social networking. Other activities will focus on empowering women in technology. Scheduled keynote speakers are Mohan Kankanhalli (National University of Singapore), Yong Rui (Lenovo Group), Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Divesh Srivastava (AT&T Labs-Research).

DAC 2021, December 5 to 9, San Francisco (hybrid)

The Design Automation Conference will cover autonomous systems, EDA, embedded systems, AI, security, design on cloud and more. Keynoters include Jeff Dean (Google Research and Google Health); Bill Dally (NVIDIA); Joe Costello (Arrikto, Metrics and Qwikbit); and Kurt Keutzer (University of California, Berkeley). Some sessions will be accessible virtually/on demand.

Middleware 2021, December 6 to 10 (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, an industrial track, panel discussions, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and tutorials. Scheduled keynote speakers are Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo), Tamar Eilam (IBM Research) and Raj Rajkumar (Carnegie Mellon University).

VRST 2021, December 8 to 10 (hybrid)

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology is an international forum dedicated to virtual and augmented reality software and technology. Domestic participants in Japan will be able to attend in-person events at a local venue; online sessions are available to all. Scheduled keynote speakers are VR performance artist Aimi Sekiguchi and University College London's Sriram Subramanian.

WSC 2021, December 13 to 17 (hybrid)

Under the theme, “Simulation for a Smart World: From Smart Devices to Smart Cities,” the 2021 Winter Simulation Conference will feature in-person exhibits and hybrid networking events, as well as program ranging from introductory tutorials to state-of-the-art research and practice. The keynote speaker is Jane Macfarlane, Director, Smart Cities & Sustainable Mobility, University of California, Berkeley and Affiliate Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, December 14 to 17 (hybrid)

The ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (hosted at the Tokyo International Forum) will feature paper and poster presentations, a computer animation festival, speakers from industry and academia, art gallery, courses and more. Keynotes by Toru Katsumoto (Sony Corp.) and Matt Omernick (Akili Interactive) will explore "Creativity x Technology—How to Fill the World with Emotion" and "Video Games as Medicine," respectively.

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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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.

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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