Ubicomp 2018, October 8 to 12, Singapore

The 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing will feature workshops on mobile human interactivity and more. The keynote talk will be delivered by Kentaro Toyama, W. K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT

UIST 2018, October 14 to 17, Berlin, Germany

The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology is the premier forum for innovations in human-computer interfaces. Scheduled keynote speakers are Jaime Teevan, Technical Advisor to Microsoft's CEO, and Selma Šabanović, an Associate Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

CCS 2018, October 15 to 19, Toronto, Canada

The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security brings together information security researchers, practitioners, developers, and users from all over the world to explore cutting-edge ideas and results. The program will cover privacy, blockchain, cyberphysical systems, IoT security, encrypted search and computation, and other topics, and will include several co-located workshops.

Proceedings of the ACM Series

Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) is a journal series that launched in 2017. The series was created in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field. See PACMs on Programming Languages, Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, and HCI.

Meet Joel Branch

Joel Branch is the Director of Platform Development and AI Architect at Lucd, a company that helps businesses leverage complex datasets for artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning applications. He is Program Committee Chair of the 2018 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, and is a member of ACM and the Black Data Processing Associates. “We still need to emphasize that diversity is absolutely essential for innovation—especially ethical innovation.”

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UC Berkeley to Host ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Colloquium

On Wednesday afternoons this fall, awardees of the ACM A.M. Turing Award will reflect on their time at the University of California, Berkeley between 1970 and 1990, while looking toward the future of research and technological development in their fields. The participants are Richard Karp, William Kahan, Manuel Blum, Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Silvio Micali, Shafi Goldwasser, Michael Stonebraker, and David Patterson. Lectures are open to the public and will be livestreamed.

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CACM Oct. 2018 - Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?

The recent successes of neural networks in applications like speech recognition, vision, and autonomous navigation has led to great excitement by members of the artificial intelligence (AI) community, as well as by the general public. Over a relatively short time, by the science clock, we managed to automate some tasks that have defied us for decades, using one of the more classical techniques due to AI research. The triumph of these achievements has led some to describe the automation of these tasks as having reached human-level intelligence. In this video, Adnan Darwiche discusses "Human-Level Intelligence or Animal-Like Abilities?", a Contributed Article in the October 2018 issue of Communications of the ACM.

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 Expresses Concern About New Executive Order Suspending Visas

The Association for Computing Machinery, a global scientific and educational organization representing the computing community, expresses concern over US President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order imposing suspension of visas to nationals of six countries.

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