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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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.

CHIIR 2018, March 11 to 15, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, focusing on elements such as human involvement in search activities, and information-seeking and use in context. Keynote speakers are Microsoft Research Lab's Susan Dumais (an ACM Athena Lecturer) and University of Tampere's Pertti Vakkari.

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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DocEng 2018, August 28 to 31, 2018, Halifax, Canada: Call for Papers

The 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering seeks original research papers that focus on the design, implementation, development, management, use and evaluation of advanced systems where document and document collections play a key role. In particular, DocEng 2018 seeks works involving large-scale document engineering applications of industrial relevance. Submission deadline for short papers is March 22.

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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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DATE 2018, March 19-23, Dresden, Germany

The Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference is an international venue for system-level hardware and software implementation down to integrated circuit design. Topics covered will include Emerging Technologies for Computing, Industrial IoT, Computer Vision for Automated Driving in MATLAB, and much more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Amnon Shashua, CEO/CTO of Mobileye; and Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT.

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

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.

Volunteer Resources

Resources for conference volunteers.

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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