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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.

FSE 2024, July 15 - 19

The ACM International Conference on the Foundations of Software Engineering is an internationally renowned forum for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. Tutorials include "Methodology and Guidelines for Evaluating Multi-objective Search-Based Software Engineering," "Software Engineering and Gender," and more. Keynote speakers are Zhendong Su (ETH Zurich), Thomas Zimmermann (Microsoft), and Myra Cohen (Iowa State University). This event is being held in-person in Porto de Galinhas, Brazil.

L@S 2024, July 18 - 20

At this year’s Learning@Scale conference, the focus will be "Scaling Learning in the Age of AI," with submissions that discuss learning-at-scale research with the aim of improving the experiences and outcomes of learners, teachers, and educators. Workshops and tutorials include "Learnersourcing: Student-Generated Content @ Scale," "AI-Driven Content Creation: Revolutionizing Educational Materials," "Scaling Classrooms: A Forum for Practitioners Seeking, Developing and Adapting their Own Tools," and more. Keynote speakers are Chris Dede (Harvard) and Nesra Yannier (Carnegie Mellon University). The event will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

SIGCOMM 2024, Aug. 4 - 8

The flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication focuses on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols for computer communication. Workshop and paper topics will include “Emerging Multimedia Systems,” “Networks for AI Computing,” “Formal Methods-Aided Network Operation,” “Zero Trust Architecture for Next Generation Communications,” "Canal Mesh: A Cloud-Scale Sidecar-Free Multi-Tenant Service Mesh Architecture," "Hot Topics in Optical Technologies and Applications in Networking," and more. The event will be held in Sydney, Australia.

DocEng 2024, Aug. 20 - 23

The ACM Symposium on Document Engineering seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where documents and document collections play a key role. DocEng emphasizes innovative approaches to document engineering technology, use of documents and document collections in real-world applications, and novel principles, tools and processes that improve our ability to create, manage, maintain, share, and productively use these. The event is being held in San Jose, California, USA.

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SIGGRAPH: Seminal Graphics Papers, Volume 2

In recognition of its 50th year as the premier conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, the Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) will be publishing Seminal Graphics Papers, Volume 2. This collection of 89 papers celebrates SIGGRAPH’s origins and continued success as a technical and professional society, and typifies the ground-breaking research that has been the conference’s hallmark since 1974. All articles will be open in the DL with a print-on-demand version available for purchase as well.

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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.

Desirable Characteristics for AI Teaching Assistants in Programming Education
By Paul Denny, Stephen MacNeil, Jaromir Savelka, Leo Porter, Andrew Luxton-Reilly
Best Paper at ITiCSE '24: Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education

Mining Domain-Based Policies
By Si Zhang, Philip W. L. Fong
Best Paper Award at CODASPY '24: 14th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy

The Impact of Perceived Tone, Age, and Gender on Voice Assistant Persuasiveness in the Context of Product Recommendations
By Sabid Bin Habib Pias, Ran Huang, Donald S. Williamson, Minjeong Kim, Apu Kapadia
Best paper award at CUI '24: ACM Conversational User Interfaces

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SIGGRAPH 2024, July 28 - Aug 1

The Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is the premier conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, and will again include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions celebrating advancements in production and animation, research and education, arts and design, gaming, computer graphics, digital art, animation, visual effects, machine learning, artificial intelligence, immersive and mixed realities, scientific visualization, and more. Keynote speakers are Mark Zuckerberg (Meta Platforms), Jensen Huang (NVIDIA), Mark Sagar (Auckland Bioengineering Institute), Dava Newman (MIT), and Manu Prakash (Stanford University). The event will be held in Denver, Colorado, USA.

KDD 2024, Aug. 25 - 29

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 and tutorials will include “Resource-Efficient Learning for Knowledge Discovery,” “Artificial Intelligence: Methods and Applications,” “Data Mining in Bioinformatics,” "Human-Interpretable AI," and more. Keynote speakers will be Tanya Berger-Wolf (Ohio State University), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), and Xihong Lin (Harvard University). The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

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.