Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

At the core of ACM are a large group of Special Interest Groups. These groups meet weekly and discuss specific areas of computing. If you are interested in getting involved in a SIG, you can simply show up at their meeting. SIGs accept new members at any time in the semester, and are always happy to gain new help. If you've got questions about a specific SIG, email the corresponding chair listed below.

Active SIGs

The following SIGs are active and holding meetings.

Admin logo Admin
The ACM@UIUC SysAdmins
Focus: Maintaining the ACM@UIUC infrastructure
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Tuesday, 8:00PM Siebel 1110
Gamebuilders logo Gamebuilders
Special Interest Group for Game Development
Focus: Anything and Everything related to Game Development
Chair(s): Email
  Kevin Dressel
  Cameron Kikoen
  Robert Kopp
Meetings:
  Monday, 7:00PM Siebel Center 2405
LUG logo LUG
Linux Users Group
Focus: Linux
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Tuesday, 7:00PM 1104 / 1106 Siebel
MacWarriors logo MacWarriors
Macintosh Users Group
Focus: All things relating to Macintosh Computing.
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Monday, 8:00PM Meet at ACM Office, then we find a room
SIGArch logo SIGArch
Special Interest Group for Computer Architecture
Focus: Computer architecture and hardware development.
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 7:00PM ACM Office
SIGArt logo SIGArt
Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence
Focus: Artificial Intelligence
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Sunday, 1:00PM 1104 SC
SIGBot logo SIGBot
Special Interest Group for Robotics
Focus: Robotics
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Tuesday, 6:00PM 1110 Siebel
SIGCHI logo SIGCHI
Computer-Human Interaction Group
Focus: Making life easier by improving hardware and software aspects of computing
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 7:00PM ACM Office
SIGDave logo SIGDave
Special Interest Group for Short-Term Distractions
Focus: Eclectic Learning for Short Attention-Spans.
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 8:00PM 1105 Siebel Center
SigEducation SigEducation
Special Interest Group for Technology in Education
Focus: Applying technology to improve education
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
SIGEmbedded logo SIGEmbedded
Special Interest Group for Embedded Systems
Focus: Embedded Devices
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 5:00PM ACM Office
SIGGRAPH logo SIGGRAPH
Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics
Focus: Animation & VFX, Video Games, Graphics Research, Multimedia, Software
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Wednesday, 7:00PM 3401 SC
SigMobile logo SigMobile
Special Interest Group for Mobile Computing
Focus: Mobile software development
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Monday, 8:00PM 1109 Siebel
SIGMusic logo SIGMusic
Special Interest Group for Music
Focus: Composing/Recording Music & Sound Using Computer Technology
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Monday, 7:00PM 1104, then we find a room
SIGNet logo SIGNet
Special Interest Group for Networking and Security
Focus: Computer Networks and Security
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 7:00PM 1104 Siebel
SIGPLAN logo SIGPLAN
The Special Interest Group for Programming Languages
Focus: Programming Languages, Interpreters, Compilers, Runtime Environments, Managed Execution
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Wednesday, 8:00PM Siebel 1106
SIGPony logo SIGPony
Special Interest Group for Electronic Security and Intrusion
Focus: Electronic security projects, research and education
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 5:00PM Space
SIGSAC logo SIGSAC
Special Interest Group for Security, Audit, and Control
Focus: security, auditing, and control
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Thursday, 7:00PM 1104 Siebel
SIGSoft logo SIGSoft
Special Interest Group for Software Engineering
Focus: Software Engineering
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Tuesday, 7:00PM Siebel 1103
WebMonkeys logo WebMonkeys
Special Interest Group for Web Development
Focus: Web Design and Development
Chair(s): Email
Meetings:
  Wednesday, 7:00PM 4405 Siebel

Defunct SIGs

These sigs are not currently active because they have no leader. If you are interested in leading any of these, please e-mail acm@uiuc.edu.

BUG logo BUG
Be Users Group
Focus: Using the Be Operating System
CodeClub logo CodeClub
Distribution Quality Software Maintenance
Focus: Distribution quality software development and maintenance
FSS logo FSS
The Free Software Society
Focus: The Free Software Society is a Sig dedicated to promoting and advancing understanding of Free Software to the greater university community.
SigACT logo SigACT
Special Interest Group for algorithms and computational theory
Focus: design and evaluation of compuational methods
SIGBio logo SIGBio
Special Interest Group for Biocomputing
Focus: Interaction of biological and electronic systems
SIGCAS SIGCAS
Computers and Society
Focus:
SIGIR SIGIR
Special Interest Group for Information Retrieval
Focus:
SIGKDD logo SIGKDD
Special Interest Group for Knowledge Discovery in Databases
Focus: Data Mining
SIGMation logo SIGMation
Special Interest Group for Computer Automation and Entertainment Technology
Focus: Computer Automation, show control, entertainment technologies
SIGMicro SIGMicro
Special Interest Group for Microcomputing
Focus:
SIGOps logo SIGOps
Special Interest Group for Operating Systems
Focus: Operating System construction
SIGUnix logo SIGUnix
Special Interest Group for UNIX
Focus: UNIX interests
SIGVR logo SIGVR
Special Interest Group in Virtual Reality
Focus:
SIGWin logo SIGWin
Special Interest Group for Windows Development
Focus: Windows Development