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Recent ACM Journal Launches
Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV) is an interdisciplinary journal on the potential and impact of technology on governance innovations and its transformation of public institutions. It promotes applied and empirical research from academics, practitioners, designers, and technologists, using political, policy, social, computer, and data sciences methodologies. The inaugural issue is now available in the ACM Digital Library.
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) is a multidisciplinary journal for scientific and technological results pertaining to how computing is improving healthcare. HEALTH is multidisciplinary, intersecting CS, ECE, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, behavioral and social science, psychology and the health field. The inaugural issue is now available in the ACM Digital Library.
The new journal ACM/IMS Transactions on Data Science (TDS) includes cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas, algorithms, systems, theory and applications for data-intensive computing. We invite papers that address challenges from acquisition to data cleaning, transformation, representation, integration, indexing, modeling, analysis, visualization, and interpretation. The inaugural issue is now available in the ACM Digital Library.
The new journal ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT) will cover applications, communication networks, data analytics, wearable devices, and many more topics in the context of IoT, with a focus on system designs, end-to-end architectures, and enabling technologies. TIOT solicits research that provides experimental evidence of its effectiveness in realistic scenarios. The inaugural issue is now available in the ACM Digital Library.
ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) has published its first issue covering the burgeoning field of social computing. TSC welcomes research employing a wide range of methods to advance the tools, techniques, understanding, and practice of social computing, including theoretical, algorithmic, empirical, experimental, qualitative, quantitative, ethnographic, design, and engineering research.
ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) (formerly known as the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI)) has published its first issue focusing on "New Frontiers for Human-Robot Interaction." THRI welcomes submissions on robotics, computer science, engineering, design, and the behavioral and social sciences.
New ACM Journal Announcements
The new journal ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (TELO) will cover evolutionary computation and related areas such as population-based methods, Bayesian optimization, and swarm intelligence. Papers making solid contributions to theory, method and applications are welcome. TELO is particularly interested in papers at the intersection of optimization and machine learning. Visit telo.acm.org for more information or to submit your manuscript. TELO's EICs are Darrell Whitley (Colorado State University) and Jürgen Branke (University of Warwick and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
The new journal ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing (TQC) will publish original research papers and surveys on topics in quantum computing and quantum information science. Topics can include models of quantum computing, quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum computing architecture, principles and methods of fault-tolerant quantum computation, design automation for quantum computing, quantum programming languages and systems, and more. Visit tqc.acm.org for more information or to submit your manuscript. TQC's EICs are Travis S. Humble (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Mingsheng Ying (University of Technology Sydney).
New ACM Journals Accepting Submissions
Open Access Webinars
ACM Publications Board Co-Chairs Jack Davidson and Joseph A. Konstan joined ACM Director of Publications Scott Delman to answer questions concerning ACM's policies and practices on Open Access, as well as the current state and future of ACM publishing. On-demand videos of the three recorded sessions are now available via the registration links below.
ACM exists to support the needs of the computing community. For over sixty years ACM has developed publications and publication policies to maximize the visibility, access, impact, trusted-source, and reach of the research it publishes for a global community of researchers, educators, students, and practitioners.
New Title from ACM Books: Code Nation: Personal Computing and the Learn to Program Movement in America
Code Nation is a new history of personal computing that emphasizes the technical and business challenges that software developers faced when building applications for CP/M, MS-DOS, UNIX, Microsoft Windows, the Apple Macintosh, and other emerging platforms. This popular history of computing explores the experiences of novice computer users, tinkerers, hackers, and power users, as well as the ideals and aspirations of leading computer scientists, engineers, educators, and entrepreneurs.
This organizational history by Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion and William Aspray relates the role of the National Science Foundation in the development of modern computing. Drawing upon new and existing oral histories, extensive use of NSF documents, and the experience of two of the authors as senior managers, this book describes how NSF's programmatic activities originated and evolved to become the primary source of funding for fundamental research in computing and information technologies.
This book is a celebration of Lamport's work on concurrency, interwoven in four-and-a-half decades of an evolving industry: from the introduction of the first personal computer to an era when parallel and distributed multiprocessors are abundant. The technical chapters of this collection edited by Dahlia Malkhi present a retrospective on Lamport's original ideas from experts in the field. A selection of Lamport's most influential papers is also included.
Works that earned Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali the 2012 ACM A.M. Turing Award are presented in this volume edited by Oded Goldreich. The foundations for cryptographic system design, developed mostly in the 1980s and co-authored by Goldwasser and/or Micali, transformed cryptography from an engineering discipline lacking sound theoretical foundations into a scientific field possessing a well-founded theory , which influences practice and contributes to other areas of theoretical computer science.
Practical Content from ACM Queue
Mozilla’s record-and-replay debugging tool rr was built to test failures in the Firefox browser. After it was delivered, it became widely used outside of Mozilla, for regular debugging as well as for sleuthing out elusive failures. In “To Catch a Failure: The Record-and-Replay Approach to Debugging,” a Case Study in ACM Queue, Mozilla developers Robert O'Callahan and Kyle Huey recount the challenges they faced in creating and extending rr to Devon O'Dell, Senior Systems Engineer at Google, and Terry Coatta, CTO of Marine Learning Systems.
ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment, “The DevOps Phenomenon” by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald and Helmut Krcmar, gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving higher levels of stability.
The ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) provides a mechanism to publish the contents of conferences, technical symposia and workshops and thereby increase their visibility among the international computing community. The goal of this program is to enable conferences and workshops to cost effectively produce print proceedings for their attendees, while also providing maximum dissemination of the material through electronic channels, specifically, the ACM Digital Library.
Overleaf is a free, cloud-based, collaborative authoring tool that provides an ACM LaTeX authoring template. Authors can write using Rich Text mode or regular Source mode. The platform automatically compiles the document while an author writes, so the author can see what the finished file will look like in real time. The template allows authors to submit manuscripts easily to ACM from within the Overleaf platform.
ACM Policies on Authorship
Anyone listed as Author on an ACM paper must meet certain criteria, including making substantial intellectual contributions to some components of the original work and drafting and/or revising the paper.
Authors submitting papers for peer-review to ACM publications will represent that the paper submitted is original; that the work submitted is not currently under review at any other publication venue; that they have the rights and intent to publish the work in the venue to which it is submitted; and that any prior publications on which this work is based are documented appropriately.
Read the entire set of criteria in the Policy on Roles and Responsibilities in ACM Publishing.
The Conflict of Interest policy outlines what constitutes a conflict of interest (COI) for ACM publications; who is in a position to identify and report potential COIs; and how a potential COI should be managed. The policy applies to any material that is formally reviewed or refereed as per ACM policy; awards based on content published in ACM venues; and authors, reviewers, editors, conference program committee members, judges, and other persons associated with ACM-published materials.
The policy provides specific guidelines for common instances with the goal of assisting in the process of identifying and resolving potential conflicts of interest. It also describes how the policy can be augmented, and how exceptions may be approved.
Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) is a journal series that launched in 2017. The series was created in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field. See PACMs on Programming Languages, Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, and HCI.
Proceedings of the ACM on Programming Languages (PACMPL) is a Gold Open Access journal publishing research on all aspects of programming languages, from design to implementation and from mathematical formalisms to empirical studies. Each issue of the journal is devoted to a particular subject area within programming languages and will be announced through Calls for Papers.
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) is a premier journal for research relevant to the post-PC era. IMWUT covers a broad range of topics and includes research contributions in systems and infrastructures, new hardware and sensing techniques, and studies of user experiences and societal impact.
Proceedings of the ACM on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems (POMACS) publishes original research of the highest quality dealing with performance of computing systems, broadly construed. We recognize that critical insights into key design trade-offs in computer or network systems have historically be obtained using a broad set of tools: benchmarking and experimental evaluation, mathematical modeling, algorithmic analysis, which often need to be combined creatively.
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (PACM HCI) is a journal for research relevant to multiple aspects of the intersection between human factors and computing systems. PACMHCI covers a broad range of topics and methods that help illuminate the intersection between humans and computing systems. The scope of this journal includes research contributions in new systems for input and output, studies of user experiences with computing systems, scholarship on the individual and group effects of computer mediation, and societal impacts of new human computer interactions.
Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (PACMCGIT) publishes original research of the highest quality dealing with all areas of computer graphics and interactive techniques including rendering, modeling, animation, and digital image processing as well as the visual computing and simulation elements of computational fabrication, computational photography, physical modeling and control, user interfaces, video game techniques, and virtual and augmented reality.
Contextual Word Representations
Even at the most fundamental level of words, representing the meaning of natural language text computationally is a difficult challenge. A word's meaning can vary greatly depending on the context in which it appears. The latest advances recognize and learn about this variation using classical tools from NLP and ML. These methods have shown large improvements across many benchmarks. In this video, Noah Smith discusses "Contextual Word Representations: Putting Words into Computers," a Review Article in the June 2020 Communications of the ACM.
Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP) targets the prevention, identification, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats, and aims to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practice. The journal's inaugural issue, a special issue including content from the 2019 FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) Conference, is now available in the ACM Digital Library.
In an effort to better serve—and incentivize—ACM reviewers, ACM has partnered with the Publons Reviewer Recognition Service, which allows reviewers to create a profile and to track, verify and promote their efforts for ACM publications. Publons—operating on over 5,000 scholarly journals—is owned by Clarivate Analytics and offers a verified record of a reviewer’s editorial activity for a publication that can be used for CVs, profiles, tenure packages, and more.
Kudos is a free service that you can use to promote your work more effectively. After your paper has been accepted and uploaded to the ACM Digital Library, you'll receive an invitation from Kudos to create an account and add a plain-language description. The Kudos “Shareable PDF” allows you to generate a PDF to upload to websites, such as your homepage, institutional repository, preprint services, and social media. This PDF contains a link to the full-text version of your article in the ACM DL, adding to download and citation counts.
ACM Interactions magazine is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a new editorial platform, inviting makers, designers, and writers to share observations, ideas, and experiences in blog form that address the pressing matters we face in this pandemic. The website has been reconfigured to spotlight the blog posts as they arrive. Visit the site to read the entries and learn how you can contribute your own insights.
Technology developments in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Asia-Pacific countries including Japan and Korea are highlighted in this special section of its April issue. The inventive minds of the researchers and practitioners in the region have put computing technology to great use as illustrated in diverse applications ranging from preserving cultural heritage to services designed to enhance the digital economy. Trends include advances in 5G, research in program analysis and trustworthy computing, and government initiatives in artificial intelligence and healthcare.
This section is free to read in the ACM Digital Library: click on the Table of Contents and scroll to the middle of the page to access the articles.
More precise search. Alerts when new articles in your area of interest are published. Expanded article pages. More informative author profile pages. Integrated journal homepages and expanded content on ACM SIGs and conferences. These are just some of the features you'll find in the new ACM DL. Check out our series of emails about these and other soon-to-come enhancements, and explore the beta version of the new DL to discover more about the new DL experience.
Get Involved - Be an Editor-in-Chief
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due June 1, 2020. For more information please visit the TOIS EIC search page.
ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due June 30. For more information please visit the TALG nominations page.
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) welcomes Sharon Hu as its new Editor-in-Chief for the three-year term of June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2023. Sharon is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame.
ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO) has named David Kaeli Editor-in-Chief, for the term May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2023. David is COE Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Northeastern University.
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS) has named Leana Golubchik Editor-in-Chief, for the term April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023. Leana is a Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at the University of Southern California.
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) has named Tulika Mitra Editor-in-Chief, for the term April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023. Tulika is Provost's Chair Professor of Computer Science at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore.
ACM has transitioned to new authoring templates. The new template consolidates all eight individual ACM journal and proceedings templates. The templates are updated to the latest software versions, have been developed to enable accessibility features, and use a new font set.
Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings. ACM offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs.
Have you always wondered how you can improve your writing and communicate more effectively? Ubiquity, ACM's online magazine of critical analysis and in-depth commentary, offers Communication Corner, a monthy feature by Philip Yaffe, retired Wall Street Journal reporter and Ubiquity editorial board member. Each installment includes an essay on a fundamental aspect of effective writing or speaking; an exercise to help you practice writing on the topic being discussed; and an invitation to submit your exercise for possible critique.
The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications.
ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.