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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CHI 2018, April 21-26, Montreal, Canada

Highlights of this year's ACM CHI Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will include a celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Mother of all Demos; GameJam, engaging with games by designing and implementing them; and ScienceJam, engaging with science by designing and running an experiment. Keynoting will be OKCupid founder Christian Rudder, and Sue Gardner, who advises organizations on public policy issues.

DAC 2018, June 24 to 28, San Francisco, California

The Design Automation Conference offers tracks in Design, EDA, Embedded Systems and Software, Internet of Things, IP, Machine Learning/AI, and Security. Keynoters include 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient David Patterson (Google, Inc, and University of California, Berkeley); Sarah Cooper (Amazon Web Services); Dario Gil (IBM Research); Andreas Olofsson (DARPA); and Maja Matarić (UCLA).

ICSE 2018, May 27 to June 3, Gothenburg, Sweden

The International Conference on Software Engineering will celebrate its 40th year with many technical tracks, co-located conferences, and keynotes. Scheduled speakers include ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., who is Kenan Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and ACM Fellow and CHI Academy member Brad A. Myers, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University's HCI Institute.

WebSci 2018, May 27 to 30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The 10th ACM Conference on Web Science brings together researchers from multiple disciplines to develop our knowledge and understanding of the Web. 2016 Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee will deliver the Turing Lecture. Keynote speakers are José van Dijck, Distinguished Professor of Media Studies, Utrecht University, and John Domingue, Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University.

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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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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.

2017 SIGSAM Jenks Prize Recognizes Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram has received the 2017 SIGSAM Richard D. Jenks Memorial Prize for Excellence in Software Engineering Applied to Computer Algebra. He was recognized for the development of the computation/knowledge engine Wolfram|Alpha, which is the world's first, largest, and most-used web and mobile symbolic computation engine, making symbolic computation and curated knowledge freely available to the world.

Photo of 2017 SIGSAM Jenks Prize recipient Stephen Wolfram

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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