ACM and its Special Interest Groups Host More Than 170 Events Worldwide

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ACM is concerned about discriminatory legislation in various locations and will work with conference organizers to best address location related issues.

SIG Conference Planning Guide

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.

RecSys 2021, September 27 to October 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (hybrid)

The 15th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event, with sessions livestreamed and recorded for remote access. Workshops will cover topics including Graph Neural Networks for Recommendation and Search, News Recommendation and Analytics, Podcast Recommendations, Recommender Systems for Human Resources, and much more. Industry talks will feature a wide range of speakers from AstraZenica to Salesforce.

MMSys 2021, September 28 to October 1, Istanbul, Turkey (hybrid)

The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems. Sessions will cover Detecting Cheapfakes; Multimedia in Outdoor and Mobile Environments; video streaming technologies; and much more. Keynotes will be delivered by Caitlin Kalinowski (Facebook), Chris Bregler (Google), and Sriram Sethuraman and Deepthi Nandakumar (Amazon Prime Video).

SIGDOC 2021, October 12 to 14 (hybrid)

The conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on Design of Communication will be hybrid this year, with virtual presentations and optional in-person meetup hubs across eight locations worldwide. The theme of SIGDOC 2021 is "Advocacy, Accountability, and Coalitions Across Contexts," which will be explored in the contexts of communication design, user experience practice, teaching and learning, and professional and technical communication.

ASSETS 2021, October 18 to 22 (online)

The ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility explores the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults. The five-day virtual format allows for the addition of more online events for socializing, as well as special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SIGACCESS. Keynoting will be Axel Leblois (G3ict) and Annalu Waller (University of Dundee).

MICRO 2021, October 18 to 22 (online)

The 54th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture will be held as a global online event, broadcast from the host city of Athens, Greece. Sessions will cover non-volatile memory, energy efficiency, security & privacy, parallelism, accelerators and more. Workshops include cloud computing, inclusion and diversity, chip architectures and multi-model DNN workloads. Keynotes will be delivered by Michael Clark (AMD), Anastasia Ailamaki (EPFL), and Sien Lie (Cerebras).

ACMMM 2021, October 20 to 24, Chengdu, China

ACM Multimedia brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to present innovative research results and discuss recent advancements. Workshops will cover Smart TV Content Production, Access and Delivery; Computing for Urban Data; and much more. Keynote speakers are Wen Gao (Peking University and Peng-Cheng Laboratory), H. V. Jagadish (University of Michigan), Cordelia Schmid (INRIA and Google), James Lester (North Carolina State University), Zhengyou Zhang (Tencent AI Lab and Tencent Robotics X) and Jingren Zhou (Ant Group).

CSCW 2021, October 23 to 27 (online)

The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. Keynote speakers Josephine Miliza (Association of Progressive Communications) and Mary L. Gray (Microsoft Research/Indiana University) will open and close the conference. Workshops include "Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Online Extremism Research," "The Future of Research on Online Health Communities," and much more.

SIGWEB to Sponsor The Web Conference

ACM’s Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Web (SIGWEB) has taken over sponsorship of The Web Conference, starting with the 2022 edition in Lyon, France, from the International World Wide Web Conference Committee (IW3C2). The annual international academic conference (formerly known as International World Wide Web Conference) addresses the future direction of the World Wide Web. Read the ACM news release.

AI for Good Global Summit 2021 (online), continuous digital event

The 2021 edition of the AI for Good Global Summit is a continuous digital event, featuring weekly programming across multiple formats, platforms and time zones, including keynotes, expert webinars, project pitches, Q&As, performances, demos, interviews, networking and more. Upcoming highlights include presentations on AI and climate science, health, and data, and a keynote on "The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: How will it impact your life and business?"

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Virtual Conferences Forum

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SPLASH 2021, October 17 to 22, Chicago, Illinois (hybrid)

The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. ACM Fellow Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research and University of Oxford) is the scheduled keynote speaker. Invited speakers are ACM Turing Award laureate Leslie Lamport (Microsoft Research), Robert Rand (University of Chicago), Heidy Khlaaf (University College London), and Martin Abadi (Google).

Virtual Conferences: A Guide to Best Practices

In March 2020 ACM formed a Presidential Task Force (PTF) to help conference organizers transition their events to online. The PTF is working on a guide to offer practical advice and shed light on the largely unfamiliar territory of online conferencing.

The report, available here, includes pointers to a live document with additional resources. We welcome comments, suggestions and experience reports from the community.

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.

Ensemble Prediction of Job Resources to Improve System Performance for Slurm-Based HPC Systems
By Mohammed Tanash, Huichen Yang, Daniel Andresen, William Hsu

Separability Problems in Creative Telescoping
By Shaoshi Chen, Ruyong Feng, Pingchuan Ma, Michael F. Singer

Parallel Minimum Cuts in O(m log2n) Work and Low Depth
By Daniel Anderson, Guy E. Blelloch
SPAA '21

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