ACM Books

High Quality, Advanced-Level Books for the Computing Community

ACM Books is a new series of scholarly research monographs and graduate-level texts, authored by computer scientists and practitioners at the forefront of computing technology. The series, published by ACM in collaboration with Morgan & Claypool Publishers, includes books from across the entire spectrum of computer science, geared to researchers, educators, practitioners and students.

The series focuses on four kinds of books: graduate-level textbooks; research monographs that provide an overview of established and emerging fields; practitioner-level professional books; and books devoted to the history and social impact of computing. ACM Books are conveniently published as ebooks and print volumes at affordable prices and widely distributed through booksellers and to libraries and individual ACM members via the ACM Digital Library.

Find Subject Coverage that Spans the Entire Range of Computing Science

The ACM Books series intends to be comprehensive in its coverage of both established and emerging computing fields.  At present, the series' editorial scope spans the 19 broad subject areas listed below.  We will expand this list to cover all areas of computer science and engineering research, and so this list will grow and change as we progress.

Discover an Editorial Board Comprised of the Foremost Names in Computer Science

ACM Books is managed by an editorial board composed of world renowned professionals in computer science and engineering who collectively represent the field’s major areas of study. The Editor-in-Chief, M. Tamer Özsu, is Professor of Computer Science at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo.

Authors – Submit Your Work to the World's Most Respected Computing Science Publisher

Go to Author Manuscript Preparation Instructions and Guidelines for information to help authors submit proposal, prepare manuscripts, and learn about ACM’s publishing policies.

For more information about requirements and services provided by ACM, please see the Publishing Process webpage.

Smart, Aggressive Promotion Drives Sales of ACM Books

As the world's largest international association and publisher in the field of computing, ACM has the ability to promote your work to a global audience. To enhance discovery, all ACM Books are included in the ACM Digital Library. At present, more than 1,500,000 students, researchers, educators, and practitioners from over 2,800 institutions from academia, government, and industry regularly download content from the ACM Digital Library. Learn more.

Flexible Purchase Options for Libraries and Individuals

ACM Books are priced affordably for institutions to maximize the accessibility of all titles published in the series. Pricing is based on an “ownership model” that provides “archival rights” for customers purchasing the entire collection of ACM Books, with the ability to locally host individual titles for internal use at the discretion of the purchasing institution.

While individual titles in the series are available for purchase through the most popular book and e-book retailers, the most affordable way for individuals to access every book is through the heavily discounted ACM Membership pricing option ($29 annual price for professional members and $10 annual price for student members).

Another option is to make a purchase recommendation to your institution. Bundled pricing for institutions makes it possible for all users within the institutions to have unrestricted access to all titles published in the ACM Books series.

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•  Algorithms and Complexity 
•  Bioinformatics 
•  Cloud Computing 
•  Computer Graphics 
•  Data Management 
•  History of Computing 
•  Human-centered Computing 
•  Information Retrieval & Digital Libraries 
•  Machine Learning & Data Mining 
•  Mobile Computing 
•  Multimedia Systems 
•  Networking & Communications 
•  Parallel Computing 
•  Programming Languages 
•  Security & Privacy 
•  Social Computing 
•  Software Engineering 
•  Spatial and Geographic Information Systems 
•  Web Technology & Science

New Title from ACM Books: Conversational UX Design

Conversational UX Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Natural Conversation Framework, by Robert J. Moore and Raphael Arar, adapts formal knowledge from the field of conversation analysis to the design of natural language interfaces. It outlines the natural conversation framework developed at IBM Research—a systematic framework for designing interfaces that work like natural conversation.

New Title from ACM Books: Text Data Management and Analysis

Text Data Management and Analysis, by ChengXiang Zhai and Sean Massung, covers the major concepts and techniques in information retrieval and text data mining at scale, while focusing on real-world applications. The book is intended for undergraduate and graduate-level students, library and information scientists, and anyone managing and analyzing text data.  

ACM Books Presents: The VR Book, by Jason Jerald

ACM Books is pleased to present Jason Jerald's The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality, a new graduate-level textbook for virtual reality.  The VR Book is included as part of the ACM Books series. 

New Series in the Digital Library: PACM on Computing Systems Modeling, Measurement and Evaluation

About PACM

The PACM Series on Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems publishes original research of the highest quality dealing with  performance  of computing systems, broadly construed.