March 7, 2011 SGB Meeting Agenda

SIG Governing Board

Monday, March 7, 2011

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Broadway Ballroom, 3rd Floor

8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am 1.0 Welcome
  1.1 Welcome, Introductions (Hanson, Sears)
  1.2 Welcome, ACM President (Chesnais)
9:15 am - 10:00 am 2.0 Report from the ACM CEO (White)
10:00 am - 10:45 am 3.0 Viability Reviews
  3.1 SIGCHI (Gerrit Van der Veer) Slides Viability Reach Awards
  3.2 SIGIR (James Allan) Slides Viability Reach Awards
  3.3 SIGMIS (Janice Sipior) Slides Viability Reach Awards
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 11:30 am 4.0 DL Features (Wayne Graves)
11:30 am - 12:15 pm 5.0 Publications Board Update (Boisvert, Konstan)
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm 6.0 Viability Reviews Continued
  6.1 SIGPLAN Slides Viability Reach Awards
  6.2 SIGSPATIAL Slides Viability Reach Awards
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm 7.0 SIG Proposal Report
  7.1 SIGHPC Proposal - Under Review (Gerrit Van der Veer) Proposal
  7.2 Other SIG Proposals (Gerrit Van der Veer)
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 8.0 SGB EC Administrative Report
  8.1 Task Force Report on SGB EC Restructure (Alex Wolf) Report
  8.2 Task Force Report on Visa Issues (Barbara Boucher Owens) Report
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 9.0 Best Practices Session (All)

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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ACM Case Studies

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