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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.

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VRST 2020, November 1 to 4 (online)

The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with virtual and augmented reality software and technology. Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech) will deliver the opening keynote, on "Preparing for an Always-on Augmented Reality Future." Mary Whitton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will deliver the closing keynote, on "Seeing and Touching: Hands in VR."

SIGSPATIAL 2020, November 3 to 6 (online)

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems provides a forum for original research contributions covering all conceptual, design, and implementation aspects of geospatial data ranging from applications, user interfaces, and visualization to data storage and query processing and indexing. Keynotes will be delivered by Ross Maciejewski (Arizona State University/Homeland Security Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency) and Aya Soffer (IBM Research).

CCS 2020, November 9 to 13 (online)

The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results. Keynotes will be delivered by Wenke Lee (Georgia Tech) on "Machine Learning and Security: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," and Alex Stamos (Stanford University) on "Realistic Threats and Realistic Users: Lessons from the Election."

ESEC/FSE 2020, November 6 to 13 (online)

The ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering is a forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in SE. Scheduled keynote speakers are Pernille Bjørn (University of Copenhagen) on "ATARI Women: Retro Gaming and the Women Pioneers behind Them" and Mira Lane (Microsoft) on "Real-world Approaches to Human-computer Collaboration."

SC20, November 16 to 19 (online)

At the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, panels will address Task-based Algorithms and Applications; HPC Agility in the Age of Uncertainty; Lossy Compression for Scientific Data; and more. A special plenary session will highlight the efforts of the community in fighting COVID-19. Bjorn Stevens (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology) will deliver the keynote.

SPLASH 2020, November 15 to 20 (online)

The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. Jonathan Bell, Jan Vitek (both of Northeastern University), Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research India); Mary Lou Soffa (University of Virginia), and Vikram S. Adve (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) will keynote.

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ASSETS 2020, October 26 to 28 (online)

The ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The scheduled keynote speaker is Jonathan Lazar (University of Maryland), speaking on "Accessibility Research in the Pandemic: Making a Difference in the Quality of Life for People with Disabilities."

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.

Virtual Conferences Forum

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

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.

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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