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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SIGGRAPH Asia 2017, November 27 to 30, Bangkok, Thailand

The 10th edition of SIGGRAPH Asia will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds who are at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Keynote speakers are Albert Yu-Min Lin, an award-winning National Geographic Explorer, and Michael Cohen, Director of Facebook's Computational Photography Group.

Middleware 2017, December 11 to 15, Las Vegas, Nevada

The ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems. Highlights include a single-track technical program, an industrial track, panel discussions, poster and demonstration presentations, a doctoral symposium, and tutorials and workshops. Invited speakers are Magdalena Balazinska (University of Washington) and Ricardo Bianchini (Microsoft).

GROUP 2018, January 7 to 10, Sanibel Island, Florida

The ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work is a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will keynote.

POPL 2018, January 7 to 13, Los Angeles, California

The ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. Invited speakers are Derek Dreyer, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems; Gordon Plotkin, University of Edinburgh; and Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Tutorials will cover Message-Passing Concurrency and Substructural Logics; Computational Higher Type Theory; and Relational Interpreters for Program Synthesis.

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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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AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, February 2-3, New Orleans, LA: Call for Papers

ACM SIGAI is launching the AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society, to be co-located with AAAI-18. The conference welcomes contributions on a broad set of topics, including building ethical AI systems; value alignment; moral machine decision making; trust and explanations in AI systems; fairness and transparency in AI systems; ethical design and development of AI systems; AI for social good; human-level AI; impact on the workforce; and more. Submission deadline for the Student Track is December 1.

SIG Awards

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 30 distinct technological fields.

Resource Manual for SIG Conference Organizers

Volunteer commitment and coordination is the foundation that makes an ACM conference successful. ACM provides a comprehensive resource manual with instructions and best practices to help create the best possible event.

Volunteer Resources

Resources for conference volunteers.

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

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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