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For more than 60 years, the best and brightest minds in computing have come to ACM to meet, share ideas, publish their work and change the world. ACM's publications are among the most respected and highly cited in the field because of their longstanding focus on quality and their ability to attract pioneering thought leaders from both academia and industry.
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The inaugural issue of ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice (DLT) is now available for download. DLT is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality, interdisciplinary research on the research and development, real-world deployment, and/or evaluation of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts. DLT offers a blend of original research work and innovative practice-driven advancements by internationally distinguished DLT experts and researchers from academia, and public and private sector organizations. For more information and to submit your work, visit the journal homepage.
The inaugural issue of Collective Intelligence (COLA) is now available for download. Co-published by SAGE in collaboration with NESTA, COLA is a global, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes trans-disciplinary work bearing on collective intelligence across the disciplines. The journal embraces a policy of creative rigor to facilitate the discovery of principles that apply across scales and new ways of harnessing the collective to improve social, ecological, and economic outcomes. For more information and to submit your work, visit the journal homepage.
The ACM Journal on Responsible Computing (JRC) will publish high-quality original research at the intersection of computing, ethics, information, law, policy, responsible innovation, and social responsibility from a wide range of convergent, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. Editor-in-Chief Kenneth R. Fleischmann is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Read the ACM news release and visit the journal homepage.
ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems (TORS) will publish high quality papers that address various aspects of recommender systems research, from algorithms to the user experience, to questions of the impact and value of such systems. The journal takes a holistic view on the field and calls for contributions from different subfields of computer science and information systems, such as machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, web-based systems, data science and big data, and human-computer interaction. The new quarterly journal is now accepting submissions. Read the ACM news release and visit the journal homepage.
As of January 2022, and for a two-year period, all papers published in ACM Transactions on Programming Languages (TOPLAS) will be published as Gold Open Access (OA) and will be free to read and share via the ACM Digital Library. During the first two years, authors will be given the option (but not required) to pay the APC. Archival content will be made open access as of January 1, 2022 as well. For those authors financially unable to pay the APC as of 2024, ACM has developed a waiver program to ensure that no accepted articles to TOPLAS go unpublished as a result of financial need.
The new journal ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (TELO) has published its first volume. Articles in the inaugural issue are open for public access. The journal covers evolutionary computation and related areas such as population-based methods, Bayesian optimization, and swarm intelligence. TELO's EICs are Jürgen Branke (University of Warwick) and Manuel López-Ibáñez (University of Málaga).
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 and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT will co-publish the journal Formal Aspects of Computing starting in 2022. Currently published by Springer Nature for BCS, the journal's scope includes fundamental computational concepts, fault-tolerant design, theorem-proving support, state-exploration tools, formal underpinning of widely-used notations and methods, history of formal methods, and more. With the new agreement, the journal will transition to Gold Open Access status. Read the ACM news release and visit the submissions site.
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 Networking (PACMNET) is a journal for research relevant to multiple aspects of the area of computer networking. We seek papers presenting significant and novel research results on emerging computer networks and its applications. We especially encourage submissions that present new technologies, novel experimentation, creative use of networking technologies, and new insights made possible using analysis. We are also looking for papers on network properties such as policy and economics, security and privacy, reliability and availability, performance, energy efficiency, etc.
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.
Effective Theories in Programming Practice by Jayadev Misra explores set theory, logic, discrete mathematics, and fundamental algorithms (along with their correctness and complexity analysis). These will always remain useful for computing professionals and need to be understood by students who want to succeed. This textbook explains a number of those fundamental algorithms to programming students in a concise, yet precise, manner. The book includes the background material needed to understand the explanations and to develop such explanations for other algorithms.
On Monotonicity Testing and the 2-to-2 Games Conjecture by Dor Minzer discusses the monotonicity testing problem from the field of property testing. The first result of this book is an essentially optimal algorithm for this problem. The analysis of the algorithm heavily relies on a novel, directed, and robust analogue of a Boolean isoperimetric inequality. The second result of this book is a proof of the 2-to-2 games conjecture (with imperfect completeness), which implies new hardness of approximation results for problems such as vertex cover and independent set.
Prophets of Computing: Visions of Society Transformed by Computing, edited by Dick van Lente, looks to when electronic digital computers first appeared after World War II. Business management, the world of work, administrative life, the nation state, and soon enough everyday life were expected to change dramatically with these machines’ use. This volume explores how these expectations differed, assesses unexpected commonalities, and ways to understand the divergences and convergences. It also examines thirteen countries, the effort of an international team of scholars, and includes pictorial representations of “the future with computers.”
The Handbook on Socially Interactive Agents Vol. 2, by Birgit Lugrin, Catherine Pelachaud, and David Traum provides a comprehensive overview of the research fields of Embodied Conversational Agents, Intelligent Virtual Agents, and Social Robotics. Written by international experts in their respective fields, the book summarizes research in the many important research communities pertinent for SIAs, while discussing current challenges and future directions. The handbook provides easy access to modeling and studying SIAs for researchers and students and aims at further bridging the gap between the research communities involved.
Practical Content from ACM Queue
While enterprise security teams naturally tend to turn their focus primarily to direct attacks on their own infrastructure, cybercrime exploits now are increasingly aimed at easier targets upstream—within the open-source software supply chains that enterprises and other organizations have come to rely upon. This has led to a perfect storm, since virtually all significant codebase repositories at this point include at least some amount of open-source software. In this article, George Neville-Neil talks to Maya Kaczorowski (Tailscale), Falcon Momot (Leviathan Security), and Chris McCubbin (Amazon Web Services) about what's being done at this point to address the apparent risks, and the issues and questions developers and security experts ought to be considering.
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. In this installment, "Crash Consistency," we asked Ram Alagappan, an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, to survey recent research on crash consistency—the guarantee that application data will survive system crashes. Unlike memory consistency, crash consistency is an end-to-end concern, requiring not only that the lower levels of the system are implemented correctly, but also that their interfaces are used correctly by applications.
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 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.
According to Popper, the ideas we can most trust are those that have been the most tried and tested. For that reason, many of us are involved in this process called "science," which produces trusted knowledge by sharing one's ideas and trying out and testing the ideas of others. Science and scientists form communities where people do each other the courtesy of curating, clarifying, critiquing, and improving a large pool of ideas. According to this definition, one measure of a scientific community's health is how much it reuses results.
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.
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.
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 supports the unrestricted publication and dissemination of scientific, educational, and technical information to the global community of computing professionals and students. However, at the same time ACM is bound to comply with laws and regulations in the legal jurisdictions ACM operates—including in the US, EU, UK, and elsewhere around the world—that have the potential to limit how ACM operates around the world with respect to Publications. Specifically, Geographic Sanctions and Sanctions on Individuals.
ACM is seeking ideas for a wide-ranging new research journal on AI for Science. Algorithms for data analysis, machine learning, and broader use of data to support scientific insight and engineering optimization have been used for many years. At the same time, the use of AI, in addition to and as a replacement for modeling and simulation, has been particularly intense in the past few years. At this time, we are welcoming expressions of interest from ACM community members to consider proposing a new journal in this area.
ACM has opened the articles published during the first 50 years of its publishing program, from 1951 through the end of 2000, These articles are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library. ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on a wide range of computing topics. In addition to articles published between 1951 and 2000, ACM has also opened related and supplemental materials including data sets, software, slides, audio recordings, and videos. Read the news release.
Games: Research and Practice (Games) offers a lighthouse for games research that defines the state of the art on games and playable media across academic research and industry practice. Inclusive in community, discipline, method, and game form, it publishes major reviews, tutorials, and advances on games and playable media that are both practically useful and grounded in robust evidence and argument, alongside case studies, opinions, and dialogues on new developments that will change games. For more information and to submit your work, visit the homepage.
ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems (JATS) aims to cover the topics in design, analysis, and control of autonomous transportation systems. The area of autonomous transportation systems is at a critical point where issues related to data, models, computation, and scale are increasingly important. Similarly, multiple disciplines including computer science, electrical engineering, civil engineering, etc., are approaching these problems with a significant growth in research activity. For further information and to submit your manuscript, please visit the journal homepage.
Due to the considerable growth in submissions and publications of ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), the number of CSUR issues published yearly will increase from six to nine. The change will take effect with Volume 54 in 2022. CSUR's comprehensive, readable surveys and tutorial papers give guided tours through the literature and explain topics to those who seek to learn the basics of areas outside their specialties in an accessible way.
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.
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.
In this article, James Mccauley, Scott Shenker, and George Varghese consider how everyone knows that the Internet provides the ubiquitous connectivity on which we now rely, and many know that the underlying design was invented in the 1970s to allow computers to exchange data. However, far fewer understand the remarkable foresight that guided its design, which has remained essentially unchanged since its adoption in 1983 while gracefully accommodating radical changes in applications, technologies, size, scope, and capacity.
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eLearn, ACM's web-only magazine serving providers and consumers of online education and training, is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief or co-Editors-in-Chief. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide administrative support. Applicants should submit a short resume and a vision statement. Nominations are due February 28. More information is available on the job description page.
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for a three-year term beginning on April 1, 2023. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. Nominations are due February 26, 2023. More information is available on the call posting page.
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) welcomes new Co-EIC Kasper Hornbaeck, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, for a term starting 20 January, 2023 and ending 31 October, 2024. He is joining the current EIC, Kristina Höök. Up to now, the journal had only had a single EIC.
Interactions has named Elizabeth Churchill and Mikael Wiberg as new Co-Editors-in-Chief for the term of January 2023–January 2026. Churchill, who served as Vice President of ACM from July 2018–June 2020, is Director of User Experience at Google in Mountain View, CA. Wiberg, who served as one of the magazine's three co-editors from 2019–2022, is a professor in the Department of Informatics at Umeå University, Sweden.
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.