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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ASSETS 2018, October 22 to 24, Galway, Ireland

The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility will explore the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The scheduled keynote speaker is Judy Brewer, the Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative at the World Wide Web Consortium.

ACMMM 2018, October 22 to 26, Seoul, Korea

The ACM Multimedia Conference is the premier conference for multimedia experts and practitioners across academia and industry. In addition to workshops including Audio-Visual Scene Understanding, Alternate Realities, Accessible Human-Computer Interfaces, and Health Care, there will be an interactive art program and Grand Challenge and Open Source Software competitions.

2018 SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Award

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.

Photo of 2018 SIGMOBILE Outstanding Contribution Award recipient Teresa Meng

2018 SIGMOBILE Doctoral Dissertation Award

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.

MobiCom 2018, October 29 to November 2, New Delhi, India

The International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking is dedicated to addressing challenges in mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking. Keynotes will include Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries Ltd.), Monica Lam (Stanford University), Kathleen M. Carley (Carnegie Mellon University), and Peter T. Kirstein (University College London). 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer Andrea Goldsmith will deliver the Athena Lecture.

PACT 2018, November 1 to 4, Limassol, Cyprus

The Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques brings together researchers from architecture, compilers, applications and languages to present and discuss innovative research of common interest. Recently, PACT widened its scope to include insights useful for the design of machines and compilers from applications such as, but not limited to, machine learning, data analytics and computational biology.

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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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SIGSPATIAL 2018, November 6 to 9, Seattle, Washington

The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems brings together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners in novel systems based on geospatial data and knowledge, fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research. Daniel Delling, Research Engineer at Apple Maps, will deliver the keynote.

SPLASH 2018, November 4 to 9, Boston, Massachusetts

The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Barbara Liskov (MIT); Oracle's Guy L. Steele Jr.; and MIT's Daniel Jackson are among the scheduled keynote speakers.

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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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2018 SIGMM Award Recognizes Outstanding Technical Contributions

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.

ACM SIGMM Award recipient Yong Rui

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, December 4-7, Tokyo, Japan

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 at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Keynote speakers are David Oh, Project Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Erik Demaine, Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Kaname Hayashi, Founder and CEO, GROOVE X.

2018 SIGMOBILE RockStar Award

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.

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.

Planning Guide for SIG Conference Organizers

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.

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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