ACM Emerging Interest Groups

An ACM Emerging Interest Group (EIG) can be viewed as a starting point for creating an ACM Special Interest Group (SIG), a conference, or other new technical activity for ACM.

Starting an EIG doesn’t require the same level of administration that SIGs do. EIGs are meant to have a lightweight structure to allow new groups to form quickly and easily.

For more information for starting an ACM EIG, contact the Director of SIG Services at cappo@acm.org.


EIG on Smart Connected Communities
The Emerging Interest Group on Smart Connected Communities will provide a forum for those interested in the technological evolution of cities, towns and rural communities to interact and network. These communities are entering a new era of transformational change with their citizens increasingly connected to their infrastructure, built environment and resources by smart technologies. This transformation leads to new opportunities for innovation in computing, improved services, and enhanced quality of life. The EIG will bring members together through ACM workshops, conferences and publications.
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EIG on Energy
The primary focus of EIG-ENERGY is to provide a discussion forum for researchers and practitioners who study computational methods and technologies for designing and optimizing energy systems. The EIG will provide a common forum for an inter-disciplinary group of computer scientists with diverse backgrounds in sensing, modeling, optimization, control, network and systems design, and experimentation to discuss and address key challenges in future energy systems. The EIG will seek to cover a broad range of topics in energy informatics, energy system design, analysis, and operation ranging from building energy management, renewable energy modeling and integration, energy storage system analysis, electric vehicle modeling and optimal operation, and data-center energy management.
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EIG on Reproducibility and Independent Verification
The Emerging Interest Group on Reproducibility and Independent Verification (RIV) provides a distinct community of researchers focused on the reproducibility, sustainability, independent verification, model testing, benchmark data, guidelines and standard; while simultaneously promoting best practice across the ACM by working with interested parties to include their requirements into the tools, technologies, methodologies and techniques developed as best practice within the EIG. The EIG is not only an extension of the work already underway via the ACM SGB and the ACM Pubs Board, but supports developers of future tools, technologies, methodologies and techniques; outreaches into communities which may not feel/be included; disseminates best practice and training resources interested parties; and, supports and advises in the practical implementation of our work at conferences, journals, and other venues. Further, by gathering and disseminating the collective knowledge obtained by the different SIGs in their reproducibility efforts we can capitalize on the work already invested in ACM’s Reproducibility and Independent Verification community and ensure the legacy of the effort, within the ACM and externally to other organizations.
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