In 2022, Lyon’s edition of The Web Conference will be the first edition in the conference series to be organized under ACM.

Created in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was he first association to be created on the theme of computing. Today, it is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. It brings together computing educators, researcher and professionals with nearly 100 000 members throughout the world ( annd half of it residing outside of the USA). It aims at delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

As a leading global source for scientific information, ACM helps develop policy statements, white paper and promotes computing research and innovation throughout the world.

ACM also highlights excellence through prestigious awards such as, the most famous of them, the A.M Turing Award for contributions of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field.


The ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web (SIGWEB) is one of ACM’s 39 Special Internest Groups. Created in 1989, it was previously known as SINGLINK. It changed name in november 1998 to become SIGWEB.

The ACM Special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web is a community of scholars, researchers, and professionals who study and use the concepts and technologies of linked information that were originally conceived as hypertext and are most famously realized on the Web.

SIGWEB encourages innovative research, open discussion of new ideas and the development of methodologies and standards through conferences and a variety of communication resources for its members and the world. SIGWEB also delivers 4 awards: the Douglas Engelbart Best Paper Award, the Ted Nelson Newcomer Award, the SIGWEB DocEng Best Paper Award and the SIGWEB/SIGIR Vannevar Bush Award.

By becoming an ACM conference, The Web Conference 2022 will be the first of the The Web Conference series to join SIGWEB.