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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PLDI 2018, June 18 to 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PLDI is the premier forum in programming languages and programming systems research, covering design, implementation, theory, applications, and performance. Co-located workshops will cover Libraries, Languages and Compilers; Deep Specifications; Formal Methods and Security; and Machine Learning. Invited speakers are Ranjit Jhala (UC San Diego); Erik Meijer (Facebook); and Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University).

SIGMETRICS 2018, June 18 to 22, Irvine, California

The ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems is the flagship conference of the ACM Special Interest Group for the computer systems performance evaluation community. Workshops will cover economics of networks, network security, and mathematical performance modeling and analysis. ACM Prize in Computing recipient Jon Kleinberg will keynote.

L@S 2018, June 26 to 28, London, UK

Learning at Scale: Innovations in Scaling and Enhancing Learning will be part of a weeklong London Festival of Learning including the International Conference of the Learning Sciences and the Artificial Intelligence in Education Conference. Nichole Pinkard, Associate Professor at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and founder of Digital Youth Network, will keynote.

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).

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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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