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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AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, February 2 to 3, New Orleans, Louisiana

The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) and AAAI are launching AIES 2018, a new conference to be co-located with AAAI-18. As AI becomes more pervasive in everyday life, its impact on society is raising concerns about issues such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. AIES will tap experts from various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics, to address these issues.

ISEC 2018, February 9-11, Hyderabad, India

The Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (Formerly known as India Software Engineering Conference) is the annual conference of iSOFT, the Indian chapter of ACM SIGSOFT. Tao Xie, Computer Science Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will keynote. Invited talks will cover agile software development; optimizing module-level regression testing; and code review for industrial quality assurance.

SIGAda Names Peter Chapin 2017 Robert Dewar Award Recipient

SIGAda has named Peter Chapin, a professor at Vermont Technical College, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert Dewar Award for Outstanding Ada Community Contributions, formerly known as the Ada Community Contributions Award. Chapin was recognized for developing software for small spacecraft, among other contributions.

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SIGCSE 2018, February 21-24, Baltimore, Maryland

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. Anita Borg President and CEO Brenda Wilkerson will deliver the opening keynote, and Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist, CSforAll Consortium will deliver the closing keynote.

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AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, February 2 to 3, New Orleans, Louisiana

The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGAI) and AAAI are launching AIES 2018, a new conference to be co-located with AAAI-18. As AI becomes more pervasive in everyday life, its impact on society is raising concerns about issues such as value alignment, data handling and bias, regulations, and workforce displacement. AIES will tap experts from various disciplines, such as ethics, philosophy, economics, sociology, psychology, law, history, and politics, to address these issues.

SIG Awards

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

Resource Manual for SIG Conference Organizers

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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.

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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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