August 21, 2015 SGB Meeting Agenda

SIG Governing Board

Friday, August 21, 2015

8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central Terminal
Meeting Room: Ballroom V
Lunch: Imperial & Morosco

8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:10 am 1.0 Welcome, Introductions (Madden)
9:10 am - 9:25 am 2.0 Welcome from incoming ACM CEO (Schnabel)
9:25 am - 9:55 am 3.0 Report from ACM President (Wolf)
9:55 am - 10:55 am 4.0 Publications Report from Pubs Advisor and Pubs Board Co-Chair Report (Ioannidis, Konstan)
10:55 am - 11:10 am Break
11:10 am - 12:10 pm 5.0 SIG Structure Task Force Report and Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch (Held in Imperial & Morosco)
1:10 pm - 1:45 pm 6.0 Viability Reviews 
  6.1 SIGLOG Slides, Viability, Reach
  6.2 SIGMOBILE Slides, Viability, Reach
  6.3 SIGUCCS Slides, Viability, Reach
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm 7.0 Awards (Pancake)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 8.0 Best Practices Groups
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm 9.0 Best Practice Group Reporting: Report 
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm 10.0 SGB EC Administrative (Madden)
  10.1 Report
  10.2 New Business

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

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