Special Interest Groups
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) represent major areas of computing, addressing the interests of technical communities that drive innovation. SIGs offer a wealth of conferences, publications and activities focused on specific computing sub-disciplines. They enable members to share expertise, discovery and best practices.
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. They serve as activity hubs for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, presentations, and opportunities to meet peers and experts in many computing fields.
The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies is the premier forum for the presentation of research results and experience reports on leading-edge issues of access control, including models, systems, applications, and theory. Keynote speakers are Seraphin Calo, Principal Research Staff Member at IBM Research, and Marten van Dijk, an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut.
The 15th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services presents innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. Keynote speakers are Pattie Maes (MIT Media Lab) and Norman Abramson (University of Hawaii).
The 44th International Symposium on Computer Architecture is the premier forum for new ideas and research results in computer architecture. Workshops on graph processing, Big Data, education, machine learning, IoT, and more will be included. Tutorials will cover hardware architectures for deep neural networks, modeling and simulating with SST and OCCAM, and more.
The 49th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing will be part of a five-day Theory Fest with an expanded program of STOC papers, poster sessions, and a broad cross-section of invited talks, workshops and tutorials. Keynote speakers are Avi Wigderson (Princeton University) and Orna Kupferman (The Hebrew University). The Knuth Prize Lecture will also be delivered.
ACM’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) has named Alistair Sinclair the recipient of its 2017 Distinguished Service Prize for playing an indispensable role in making The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley the world's leading venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science.
Oded Goldreich has received ACM SIGACT's 2017 Donald E. Knuth Prize for establishing novel directions for research, contributing to outstanding results and creating new basic definitions in theoretical computer science. He worked with ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali on several fundamental issues in cryptography.
ACM's Special Interest Group on Mobility of Systems, Users, Data, and Computing has recognized Karthik Sundaresan, a senior researcher at NEC Laboratories America, for significant early-career contributions to wireless connectivity, with an emphasis on novel technologies for wide-area wireless access and smart antenna networking.
ACM's Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA) has named Chung Laung (Dave) Liu the recipient of the 2016 Pioneering Achievement Award. Liu is Professor Emeritus at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. The award recognizes Liu for fundamental and seminal contributions to physical design and embedded systems.
SIGs by Knowledge Area
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The Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (SIGACT) and the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) have announced that Cynthia Dwork (an ACM Fellow), Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim and Adam Smith are the recipients of the 2017 Gödel Prize for their paper, "Calibrating Noise to Sensitivity in Private Data Analysis".
Best Paper Awards are presented at many ACM conferences to authors whose work represents groundbreaking research in their respective areas. By recognizing these select papers for their ingenuity and importance, ACM highlights some of the theoretical and practical innovations that are likely to shape the future of computing.
Recent Best Papers
Concise Encoding of Flow Attributes in SDN Switches
By Robert MacDavid, Rudiger Birkner, Ori Rottenstreich, Arpit Gupta, Nick Feamster, Jennifer Rexford
Proceedings of the Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR '17)
An Empirical Evaluation of Visuo-Haptic Feedback on Physical Reaching Behaviors During 3D Interaction in Real and Immersive Virtual Environments
By Elham Ebrahimi, Sabarish V. Babu, Christopher C. Pagano, Sophie Jörg
Best Paper from the 2016 ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '16)
Need a Hand?: How Appearance Affects the Virtual Hand Illusion
By Lorraine Lin, Sophie Jörg
Best Presentation from the 2016 ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP '16)