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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Find a SIG Chapter Near You

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.

2020 SIGMM Rising Star Award Recognizes Multimedia Contributions

ACM's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named Liqiang Nie of Shandong University the recipient of the 2020 Rising Star Award in multimedia computing, communications and applications for his significant contributions in data-driven multimodal learning and knowledge-guided multimodal reasoning. His research interests lie primarily in multimedia content analysis and search.

ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award recipient Liqiang Nie

2020 SIGMM Award Recognizes Outstanding Technical Contributions

ACM's Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) has named John R. Smith the recipient of its 2020 Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications Award in recognition of his outstanding and pioneering and continued research contributions to multimedia content analysis and retrieval and for outstanding and continued service to the multimedia community.

ACM SIGMM Award recipient John R. Smith

Find an ACM Conference

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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Join an ACM SIG

Network with like-minded professionals and enjoy unique opportunities to share technical expertise and first-hand knowledge of the latest trends.

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Bringing You the World’s Computing Literature

The most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering computing and information technology includes the complete collection of ACM's publications. 

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SIG Awards

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


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.

Virtual Conferences Forum

ACM hosts a discussion forum for conference organizers to share experiences and discuss issues among themselves: https://virtualconf.acm.org.

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.

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.

Language Minorities’ Localization in COVID-19 Recovery: An Ecological Approach to Navigating Community-based User Experience
By Soyeon Lee
Best Research Paper Award at SIGDOC '21: The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication

Disaster Documentation Revisited: The Evolving Damage Assessments of Emergency Management in Oregon
By Henry Covey
Best Experience Report at SIGDOC '21: The 39th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication

UCLP: A Novel UAV Cybersecurity Laboratory Platform
By Ashok Raja, Julio Galvan, Yanyan Li, Jiawei Yuan
Best Student Paper Award at SIGITE '21: The 22nd Annual Conference on Information Technology Education

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