Top Computer Engineering Conferences in the US in 2020


Top Computer Engineering Conferences in the US in 2020


Computer engineers are the driving force behind computer advancements and innovations that span multiple industries. Due to the ever-changing nature of technological advancement, computer engineers are expected to be on top of the latest news and trends within their field. Failure to update their knowledge can cause losses to their respective organizations. Computer engineering conferences are effective tools to keep in the loop. Below are the top computer engineering conferences in the US for 2020.

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1. International Conference on Design and Evaluation of Processor Systems

April 23-24, 2020

Hotel Pennsylvania

New York, USA

The International Conference on Design and Evaluation of Processor Systems, or ICDEPS 2020, is an interdisciplinary forum on the new advances and research results regarding the design and evaluation of processor systems. ICDEPS's program is divided into two overarching categories: physical program and digital program. The physical program is a venue-bound collection of orally-presented conferences and presentations at the conference venue. The digital program consists of the e-proceedings book and conference communications which are available online.

Some topics to be discussed during the conference are:

  • Micro-architectural concepts

  • High-end processor economics

  • Research and educational CPU design

  • Embedded microprocessors

  • Optoelectronic microprocessors

Early-bird registration is currently open but only until March 22, 2020. The fees will cover several digital materials and services including an e-program, e-book, e-name badges, e-certificates, and e-presentations.

2. IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

May 18-20, 2020

Hyatt Regency

San Francisco, California

The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy is a premier forum where developments in computer security and electronic privacy are presented and discussed. Aside from the conference, there will be a series of workshops after - specifically on May 21 - to be held at the same venue. Details on the registration dates and fees, however, are yet to be announced.

Conference discussion topics include:

  • Access control and authorization

  • Blockchains and distributed ledger security

  • Embedded systems security

  • Malware and unwanted software

  • Mobile and Web security and privacy

For anyone interested in workshops, the following are some of the workshop topics:

  • Language-theoretic security and applications

  • Cyber-resilient supply chain technologies 

  • Internet of safe things 

3. ACM SIGMOD/PODS International Conference on Management of Data

June 14-19, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton

Portland, Oregon

ACM SIGMOD stands for the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Management of Data. Their PODS (Principles of Database Systems) Conference is an annual international forum on data management. Its purpose is to inspect and investigate cutting-edge ideas and outcomes, and exchange experiences, tools, and techniques in the field. As yet, there are no full program and registration details for the event.

Some of the topics to be discussed during the conference have been released, however:

  • Crowdsourcing

  • Data warehousing, OLAP, SQL Analytics

  • Database security, privacy, access control

  • Graph data management, RDF, social networks

  • Schema matching, data integration, and data cleaning

The submission deadline for conference research papers closed last year. They are currently being reviewed and revised by the relevant committees and authors.

4. IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

June 16-18, 2020

The Washington State Convention Center

Seattle, Washington

The IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, otherwise known as CVPR 2020 is an annual computer vision event that facilitates large-scale conferences, co-located workshops, tutorials, and short courses. Currently, the event's program has separated the schedule of the main conference, which will be held June 16-20, from the workshops and tutorials on June 14,15, and 19. 

Topics that are going to be discussed during the event are:

  • Computer vision theory

  • Deep learning techniques

  • RGB-D sensors and analytics

  • Physics-based vision and shape-from-X

  • Vision applications and systems

The conference is co-sponsored by several tech giants including Facebook, IBM, Google AI, Microsoft, and Tesla. Most, if not all, of these sponsors are also set to join the CVPR 2020 Expo.

5. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

June 21-26, 2020 

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites

Los Angeles, California

The IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, or ISIT 2020, is an international conference exclusively organized for the advancement of information theory and its related areas between researchers and practitioners. There are no details on the conference’s full program at the moment, but the organizing committee has already announced that the event will feature contributed papers, tutorial sessions, a Shannon lecture and plenary talks. 

Among the topics to be discussed during the conference are the following: 

  • Compressed sensing and sparsity

  • Coded and distributed computing

  • Pattern recognition and ML

  • Quantum information theory

  • Cryptography and security

  • Source coding and data compression

Registration details are not yet available. Paper submissions have already closed and are currently being reviewed.

6. Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics

July 5-10, 2020

Hyatt Regency Seattle

Seattle, Washington

The meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020) is a premier conference that covers diverse research into computational linguistics. The idea is to disseminate applicable knowledge of computational approaches to natural language. ACL 2020's schedule is divided into 3 main parts, namely the tutorial on July 5, the main conference on July 6-8 and the workshops and associated conferences on July 9-10. 

Some of the topics for discussion on the ACL 2020 technical program are:

  • Information retrieval and text mining

  • Theory and formalism in NLP (linguistic and mathematical)

  • Phonology, morphology, and word segmentation

  • Semantics: textual inference and other areas of semantics

  • Interpretability and analysis of models for NLP

Additionally, the following tutorials will be held on the first day of the event:

  • Multi-modal information extraction on the web (text, semi-structured, and tabular data)

  • Achieving common ground in multi-modal dialogue

  • Stylized text generation: approaches and applications