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.

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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.

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SIGCOMM 2018, August 20 to 25, Budapest, Hungary

The flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communication focuses on the applications, technologies, architectures, and protocols in the computer communication field. Workshops will cover IoT, Big Data analytics, mobile edge communications, and more. Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University), 2016 Athena Lecturer and 2004 Hopper Award recipient, will keynote.

DocEng 2018, August 28 to 31, Halifax, Canada

The 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering will include workshops on modeling, detection, storage and visualization of documents; the future of scholarly publishing; and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Gerald Penn (University of Toronto), Gordon V. Cormack (University of Waterloo), and Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo, York University Osgoode Hall Law School and Georgetown University Law Center).

SIGGRAPH 2018, August 12 to 16, Vancouver, Canada

With the theme "Generation New," SIGGRAPH will be a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in computer graphics, animation, virtual reality, games, digital art, mixed reality and emerging technologies. A Doctoral Consortium is being added this year. Rob Bredow, Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director, and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, will keynote.

KDD 2018, August 19 to 23, London, UK

The SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and Big Data. The event includes 27 workshops, 37 tutorials, and keynotes by ACM fellow Jeannette Wing (Columbia University), David Hand (Imperial College), Alvin E. Roth (Stanford University), and Yee Whye Teh (University of Oxford/Deepmind).

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ACM SIGs organize and sponsor more than 170 conferences, workshops and symposia worldwide. Find a gathering of like-minded computing professionals.

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SIG Awards

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 30 distinct technological fields.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, December 4-7, Tokyo, Japan: Call for Submissions

The 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds who are at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Learn more about submitting your creative ideas and innovations to this cutting-edge international forum. Deadlines are in July and August, with some TBA.

SIGKDD Impact Program Awards

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.

Volunteer Resources

Resources for conference volunteers.

Resource Manual for SIG Conference Organizers

Volunteer commitment and coordination is the foundation that makes an ACM conference successful. ACM provides a comprehensive resource manual with instructions and best practices to help create the best possible event.

Conferences Best Paper Awards

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 (Available with an ACM Digital Library Subscription)

Using EEG to Understand why Behavior to Auditory In-vehicle Notifications Differs Across Test Environments
By By Lewis L. Chuang, Christiane Glatz, Stas Krupenia
International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI '17)

HinDroid: An Intelligent Android Malware Detection System Based on Structured Heterogeneous Information Network
By By Shifu Hou, Yanfang Ye, Yangqiu Song, Melih Abdulhayoglu
ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD '17)

Accelerating Innovation Through Analogy Mining
By By Tom Hope, Joel Chan, Aniket Kittur, Dafna Shahaf
ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD '17)

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