Get Involved with ACM Conferences

ACM’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) sponsor more than 170 computing conferences, workshops, and symposia around the world.  These events, which mirror the state-of-the-art in their respective fields, attract renowned experts from a broad range of computing disciplines. All of these events are organized and programmed by volunteers.

There are a wide variety of functions required to carry out these events, from Conference Chairs and Program Chairs to paper reviewers and referees. If you are interested in getting invloved with one of ACM's confrerneces in your technical area, please contact the organizers of the conference and explain your desire to get more involved with the conference. For a listing of ACM's SIG conferneces, go to

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