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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ICFP 2018, September 23 to 29, St. Louis, Missouri

The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming provides a forum for researchers and developers to learn about the latest work on the design, implementations, principles, and uses of functional programming. Keynote talks will be delivered by Ronald Garcia of the University of British Columbia ("Gradual Typing"); Pat Hanrahan of Stanford University ("The Role of Functional Programming and DSLs in Hardware"); and Eugenia Cheng, Scientist-in-Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago ("Conveying the Power of Abstraction").

GHC 2018, September 26 to 28, Houston, Texas

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Scheduled keynote speakers are Justine Cassell, Associate Dean of Technology Strategy and Impact, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; Jessica O. Matthews, Founder and CEO, Uncharted Power; and Padmasree Warrior, CEO and Chief Development Officer, NIO US.

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.

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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.

UIST 2018, October 14 to 17, Berlin, Germany

The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Scheduled keynote speakers are Jaime Teevan, Technical Advisor to Microsoft's CEO, and Selma Šabanović, an Associate Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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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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

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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