ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory

SIGACT Research Highlights Committee

The goal of the SIGACT Research Highlights Committee is to help promote top computer science theory research via identifying results that are of high quality and broad appeal to the general computer science audience. These results would then be recommended for consideration for the CACM Research Highlights section as well as other general-audience computer science research outlets.

Nomination and Selection Process

The committee solicits two types of nominations:

  1. Conference nominations. Each year, the committee will ask the PC chairs of theoretical computer science conferences to send a selection of up to three top papers from these conferences (selected based on both their technical merit and breadth of interest to non-theory audience) and forwarding them to the committee for considerations.

  2. Community nominations. The committee will accept nominations from the members of the community, including self-nominations. Each such nomination should summarize the contribution of the nominated paper and also argue why this paper is suitable for broader outreach. The nomination should be no more than a page in length and can be submitted at any time by emailing it to

Please submit by October 22.

The Committee

The SIGACT Research Highlights Committee currently comprises the following members: