ACM SGB Meeting Materials February 5, 2007

Should we engage with the Pubs Board in a discussion about the fact that an Editor can put into place some pretty radical policies? They almost have unlimited power. Is it the role of the editorial board to check into these things? Ramakrishnan would like the editorial board to have to vote in terms of policy changes. He suggested that the pubs board discuss this.

USACM- Slides from Emil Volcheck

American Competitive Motion-new Congress and the committees are recommending increases for FY07. USACM was involved in giving comments on federal identity theft issues. USACM continues to be involved in voting policy- voting machine issues.

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. 

ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.