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.
Teresa Meng has received the 2018 SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Award for groundbreaking research, engineering and entrepreneurial leadership to make Wi-Fi faster, lower power, and lower cost. Meng is the Reid Weaver Dennis Professor in Electrical Engineering, Emerita at Stanford University.
Fadel Adib of MIT received the 2018 SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation, "Wireless Systems that Extend Our Senses," which proposes ways in which Wi-Fi signals, traditionally used for communication, can be extended for use as sensing tools that enable us to learn about our environment without physically reaching out to the various objects in it.
Volunteer commitment and coordination is the foundation that makes an ACM conference successful. ACM provides a comprehensive planning guide with instructions and best practices to help create the best possible event.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
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's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named Yong Rui the recipient of its 2018 Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award for his contributions to multimedia research spanning the past two decades. Rui is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, IAPR and SPIE.
The SIGCSE Technical Symposium is the largest computing education conference worldwide organized by ACM SIGCSE, attracting researchers, educators, and others interested in improving computing education in K-12 and higher education. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III (President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County) will deliver the opening keynote, and Blair Taylor (Clinical Associate Professor, Towson University) will deliver the closing keynote.
Kyle Jamieson received the 2018 SIGMOBILE RockStar Award in recognition of his outstanding early-career contributions and impact in the field of wireless computer networks. Jamieson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton University.
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.
ABR streaming of VBR-encoded videos: characterization, challenges, and solutions
By Yanyuan Qin, Shuai Hao, K. R. Pattipati, Feng Qian, Subhabrata Sen, Bing Wang, Chaoqun Yue
Deformation simulation of non-orthotropic materials
By Wei Cao, Xiaohua Ren, Luan Lyu, Enhua Wu
Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents
By Jelte van Waterschoot, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Flokstra, Dennis Reidsma, Daniel Davison, Mari&#;t Theune, Dirk Heylen