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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.
New Journal: ACM Transactions on Internet of Things
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. Visit tiot.acm.org for more information or to submit your manuscript.
New Journal: ACM Transactions on Data Science
The new journal ACM 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. Visit tds.acm.org for more information or to submit your manuscript.
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.
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology Welcomes Mauro Pezze as New Editor-in-Chief
ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) welcomes Mauro Pezzè as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. Mauro is a Professor of Software Engineering in the Faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera italiana and at the Università di Milano-Bicocca.
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) welcomes Kristina Höök as new Editor-in-Chief, for the term November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021. Kristina is a Professor in the Department of Media Technology and Interaction Design at KTH.
ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) welcomes Ling Liu as new Editor-in-Chief, for the term December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2021. Ling is a Professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology.
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) welcomes Michael Swift as new Editor-in-Chief, for the term November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2021. Michael is a Professor in the Computer Sciences Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Practical Content from ACM Queue
Written by renowned software engineers at some of the world’s most innovative companies, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. This installment examines code reviews -- a pervasive process which, in the case of a company the size of Microsoft, can constitute both an extensive and expensive time commitment. Here, Jacek Czerwonka, Michaela Greiler, Christian Bird, Lucas Panjer, and Terry Coatta discuss recent efforts at Microsoft to review their internal code review processes, and the effort to make this practice more beneficial for everyone involved.
ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. RfP consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of CS research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. In this installment of RfP is by Nitesh Mor, a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley working on the next generation of globally distributed computer systems with a special focus on data security and privacy. Titled “Edge Computing,” this RfP gives an overview of some of the most exciting work being done in the area of computing infrastructures and applications. It provides an academic view of edge computing through samples of existing research whose applications will be highly relevant in the coming years.
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.
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 keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications.
Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (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.
The Challenge of Crafting Intelligible Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (ai) systems have reached or exceeded human performance for many circumscribed tasks. As a result, they are increasingly deployed in mission-critical roles, such as credit scoring, predicting if a bail candidate will commit another crime, selecting the news we read on social networks, and self-driving cars. Unlike other mission-critical software, extraordinarily complex AI systems are difficult to test: AI decisions are context specific and often based on thousands or millions of factors. Typically, AI behaviors are generated by searching vast action spaces or learned by the opaque optimization of mammoth neural networks operating over prodigious amounts of training data. Almost by definition, no clear-cut method can accomplish these AI tasks.
The Blue Diamond is a new ACM newsletter for the publishing community. Its aim is to keep ACM's community of dedicated authors, editors, reviewers, volunteers and library consortia members informed about the expansion of ACM's publications program into new areas of research and practice; the relaunch of ACM's Digital Library in 2019; and other new initiatives. To be published three times a year, The Blue Diamond will also cover changes to ACM's publications policies, Open Access, ACM Books, and more.
ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS) welcomes Deming Chen as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term March 1, 2019, to February 28, 2022. Deming is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a Research Professor in the Coordinated Science Laboratory and an Affiliate Professor in the CS Department.
In Hardness of Approximation between P and NP, Aviad Rubinstein provides strong evidence that even finding an approximate Nash equilibrium is intractable. He proves several intractability theorems for different settings (two-player games and many-player games) and models (computational complexity, query complexity, and communication complexity).
Communications of the ACM has launched the China Region Special Section, the first in a series of regional special sections. The new section focuses on the China region and comprises 13 articles examining current computing and information technology trends in China, Macau and Hong Kong. The goal of the series is to build “an inclusive forum that spans the global community, with active participation from everyone, everywhere,” according to CACM Editor-in-Chief Andrew Chien. Special sections highlighting the leadership, unique characteristics and development of computing in each featured region will appear in selected CACM issues.
New ACM Journals Accepting Submissions
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.
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.
ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP) targets the prevention, identification, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats. The new journal is scheduled to launch in early 2019, and it is currently accepting submissions on these topics. Visit dtrap.acm.org for more information or to submit your manuscript.
Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings. ACM offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs.
ACM encourages authors to submit software and data sets with their research papers. We have recently made these artifacts more discoverable through search and made them more prominent on abstract pages and Tables of Contents. We have worked with SIG conferences and journal EICs to understand and articulate common Best Practices in preparing and reviewing software and data artifacts.
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.
Student volunteers are needed for XRDS, ACM’s quarterly student publication that examines cutting-edge research in computer science and presents viewpoints on technology’s impact in the world today. You can apply for Web Editor; Digital Content Editor; Department Editor—Hello World; Department Editor—Careers; and Department Editor—Labz. For detailed information on how to apply and job description and eligibility requirements for each position please visit http://xrds.acm.org/volunteer.cfm.