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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2019 SIGMM Rising Star Award Recognizes Multimedia Contributions

ACM's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named Ting Yao the recipient of the 2019 Rising Star Award in multimedia computing, communications and applications for his significant contributions in activity recognition and video captioning. He was one of the first scholars to use deep learning for image/video captioning, and is known for his work on context mining for effective search of multimedia content.

ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award recipient Ting Yao

2019 SIGMM Award Recognizes Outstanding Technical Contributions

ACM's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named Mubarak Shah the recipient of its 2019 Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award in recognition of his outstanding and pioneering and continued research contributions in the areas of multimedia content analysis and multimedia applications, for leadership in education, and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community.

ACM SIGMM Award recipient Mubarak Shah

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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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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.

SIGIR 2019, July 21 to 25, Paris, France

The 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval will feature keynotes by Bruce Croft (University of Massachusetts Amherst and RMIT University) and others TBA. Workshops will cover conversational interaction systems, digital libraries, recommendation and search, trends in news IR, online misinformation, ecommerce, and more.

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.

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.

ABR streaming of VBR-encoded videos: characterization, challenges, and solutions
By Yanyuan Qin, Shuai Hao, K. R. Pattipati, Feng Qian, Subhabrata Sen, Bing Wang, Chaoqun Yue
CoNEXT 2018

Deformation simulation of non-orthotropic materials
By Wei Cao, Xiaohua Ren, Luan Lyu, Enhua Wu
VRCAI '18

Flipper 2.0: A Pragmatic Dialogue Engine for Embodied Conversational Agents
By Jelte van Waterschoot, Merijn Bruijnes, Jan Flokstra, Dennis Reidsma, Daniel Davison, Mariët Theune, Dirk Heylen
IVA'18

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