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Since computer science is the topic I am most passionate about, in this article we will focus on 10 main international academic computer science conferences. I picked them based on the potential impact they might have on presenting your academic and practical research to the rest of the world.

Top 10 computer science conferences to visit this year

These are my personal picks.

1. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference

Dates: June 26 – July 1, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, United Sates

Computer Vision and Patter Recognition (CVPR) Conference is an annual event devoted to computer vision and pattern recognition. CVPR considers a wide range of topics related to computer vision and pattern recognition—basically any topic that is extracting structures or data from images or video ,or applying mathematical methods to data to extract or recognize patterns. CVPR was first held in Washington DC in 1983 by Takeo Kanade and Dana Ballard.  The conference is highly selective with generally < 30% acceptance rates for all papers and < 5% for oral presentations.

2. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)

Dates: December 13 – 16, 2016
Location: Venice, Italy

International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) is a research conference sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). ICCV was first held in London in 1987. The acceptance rate for ICCV has been around 25%-30%, with about 4% being accepted for oral presentations.

3. International World Wide Web Conference (IWWWC)

Dates: April 11 – 15, 2016
Location: Montreal, Canada

International World Wide Web Conference is a yearly international academic conference on the topic of the future direction of the World Wide Web. Developers, researchers, internet users as well as commercial ventures and organizations come together at the conference to discuss the latest advancements of the Web and its evolving uses and trends, such as the development and popularization of the eTV and eBusiness. The WWW was first created by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at CERN in Geneva,  The first conference of many was held and organized by Robert Cailliau in 1994 also in Geneva.

4. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

Dates: May 7 – 12, 2016
Location: San Jose, Canada

ACM Confernece on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) is most prestigious academic conference in the field of human–computer interaction. The CHI conference series started with the Human Factors in Computer Systems conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, US in 1982, organized by Bill Curtis and Ben Shneiderman.

5. IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE CCC)

Dates: April 10 – 15, 2016
Location: San Francisco, United States

IEEE Conference on Computer Communications addresses key topics and issues related to computer communications, with emphasis on traffic management and protocols for both wired and wireless networks. The first INFOCOM conference took place in the United States in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1982.

6. International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)

Dates: June 19 – 24, 2016
Location: New York, United States

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) is the leading international academic conference in machine learning, every year attracting more than 2000 participants from all over the world. The first ICML was held 1980 in

7. ACM SIGCOMM Conference

Dates: August 22 – 26, 2016
Location: Salvador, Brazil

The SIGCOMM Conference is considered the leading conference in data communications and networking in the world.

It has an extremely low acceptance rate (~10%), many of the landmark works in Networking and Communications have been published through it. The first SIGCOMM Conference was in Massachusetts on 1995.

8. Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)

Dates: December 5 – 11, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

NIPS is a machine learning and computational neuroscience conference held every December. The conference is a single track meeting that includes invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers, followed by parallel-track workshops . The NIPS meeting was first proposed in 1986 at the annual invitation only Snowbird Meeting on Neural Networks for Computing organized by The California Institute of Technology and Bell Laboratories.

9. International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB)

Dates: September 5 – 9, 2016
Location: New Delhi, India

International Conference on Very Large Databases is an event that promotes scholarly work related to databases and related fields throughout the world. The VLDB conference began in 1975 in Framingham, United States.

10. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Dates: May 16 – 21, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is an annual academic conference covering advances in robotics. It is one of the premier conferences of its field with an ‘A’ rating from the Australian Ranking of ICT Conferences obtained in 2010 and an ‘A1’ rating from the Brazilian ministry of education in 2012.

What do you think?

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