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XRDS Welcomes New Editors-in-Chief

XRDS Crossroads: The ACM Magazine for Students welcomes Gierard Laput and Diane Golay as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. The appointment is from December 4, 2017 to December 4, 2020. Gierard is a PhD student in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Diane is a doctoral student in the Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction at Uppsala University.

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) welcomes Martin A. Giese as new Co-Editor-in-Chief, to serve with Co-EIC Victoria Interrante for the term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020. Martin is a Professor in the Department of Cognitive Neurology at the University of Tübingen.

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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. Contact the Editor-in-Chief for more information.

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. Contact the editors for more information.

ACM TiiS Names Best Paper of 2017

Marius Kaminskas and Derek Bridge have received ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems' Best Paper Award for Diversity, Serendipity, Novelty, and Coverage: A Survey and Empirical Analysis of Beyond-Accuracy Objectives in Recommender Systems. The paper provides an extensive, thorough and well-structured review of beyond-accuracy quality measures.

ACM to Publish Rebranded HRI Journal

As of 2018, the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI) will become an ACM publication and be rebranded as the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI). The Editors-in-Chief plan to expand the THRI editorial team to broaden the scope of the publication, which will launch in late spring 2018.

Practical Content from ACM Queue

ACM Case Study: Hootsuite: In Pursuit of Reactive Systems

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, 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. The latest installment covers Hootsuite, the most widely used SaaS (software as a service) platform for managing social media. In a roundtable discussion, Jonas Bonér, CTO of Lightbend; Terry Coatta, CTO of Marine Learning Systems; and Hootsuite developers Edward Steel, Yanik Berube, and Ken Britton talk about how Scala and Lightbend (which offers a reactive application development platform) were an essential part of a successful transition.

Toward a Network of Connected Things

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is a must-read for practitioners who want to stay current with the latest advances in computing research. In this installment of RfP, titled "Toward a Network of Connected Things," Deepak Vasisht presents research papers that look at the rapid evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) from theory to reality, and attempts to accelerate and monetize this trend. The rapid growth of the IoT has been fueled by years of research tackling several challenges, ranging from low-power networking to new sensor designs to security and privacy. This installment of RfP presents research papers that aim to make IoT deployments more pervasive and to enable users to gain more utility from existing deployments.


Publish in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

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 Allows Authors to Collaborate

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. Read the entire set of criteria in the Policy on Authorship.

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 more about this policy in the Author Representation Policy.

ACM Task Force Addresses Reproducibility in Published Work

A number of ACM communities have independently evolved their own “artifact” review processes and associated definitions of what it means to be reproducible. These communities have come together in this Task Force to collaborate on a common set of Best Practices which can be implemented in production infrastructure and reflected in publication.

Through these activities and feedback from the broader CS community, the ACM Digital Library will be ideally positioned to serve emerging requirements for sharing software, data and other artifacts, leading to increased scientific accountability and the adoption of improved experimental practices.

How Can We Trust a Robot?

If intelligent robots are to participate in our society — as self-driving cars, as caregivers for elderly people or children, and in many other ways that are being envisioned—they must be able to understand and follow social norms, and to earn the trust of others in the society. In this video, Benjamin Kuipers discusses "How Can We Trust a Robot?" a Review Article in the March 2018 issue of Communications of the ACM which applies the philosophical underpinnings of the notion of trust to the context of autonomous machines in human societies.

New Options for ACM Authors to Manage Rights and Permissions

Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings. ACM offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs.

Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) welcomes Yunhao Liu as its new Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2020. Yunhao is the Chang Jiang Professor and Dean of School of Software at Tsinghua University.

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ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems Seeking New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due March 1. For more information please visit the TSAS nominations page.

Ubiquity’s Communication Corner Helps Improve Writing and Speaking Skills

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 to Launch Digital Threats: Research and Practice

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. The Co-Editors-in-Chief are Leigh Metcalf, member of the CERT Technical Staff at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute; and Arun Lakhotia, Professor of Computer Science at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Replicated Computational Results – Verifying Data Through Replication

ACM TOMS, ACM TOMACS and JEA have adopted the Replicated Computational Results (RCR) Initiative, which allows authors to have the journal's referees attempt to scientifically reproduce the computational data in their manuscripts. Manuscripts whose results are successfully replicated receive a special RCR designation upon their publication. 

New Authoring Templates for ACM Publications

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.

ACM Journal Calls-for-Papers

Current journals:

ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI): Submit papers here.
Special issue deadline:
Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction: April 16, 2018

Special issue deadline:
Representation Learning for Human and Robot Cognition: May 15, 2018

ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST): Submit papers here.
Special issue deadline:
Advances in Causal Discovery and Inference: August 15, 2018

New journals accepting submissions:

ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC): Submit papers here

ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI): Submit papers here

Proceedings of the ACM Series

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.

PACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies

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.

PACM on Programming Languages

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