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FCRC 2015 Assembles Top Research Conferences and Workshops, June 13-19

Early bird registration is now open for FCRC 2015, the event that assembles a spectrum of affiliated research conferences and workshops into a week-long coordinated meeting. FCRC 2015 will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon from June 13 to 19. Early Registration ends May 18.

This year's plenary speakers include Michael Stonebraker (MIT CSAIL), 2014 ACM Turing Award recipient, who will deliver the 2014 ACM Turing Lecture; Andrew Yao (Tsinghua University); Olivier Temam (Google); Don Syme (Microsoft Research); 2013-2014 ACM-W Athena Lecturer Kathy Yelick (University of California, Berkeley); and Balaji Prabhakar (Stanford University).

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New Options for ACM Authors to Manage Rights and Permissions

Changes expand access to Special Interest Group conference proceedings
ACM's expanded Authors' Rights policy offers flexible options that fit computing researchers' individual needs. Authors who publish with ACM can manage their scholarly work through open access pathways to reach the widest possible audience via the ACM Digital Library. Find out how to choose the options that help you take advantage of ACM's reputation as the preferred publisher in the global computing community.... [more]
Learn more by visiting the Information for Authors webpage and watching the short video.
Advancing Computing as a Science and a Profession
Register to Watch April 30 Webcast with 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Winner Michael Stonebraker

Virtual events feature 2014 Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker and software developer John Hugg, both of VoltDB.


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ACM-W Scholarships
ACM-W awards scholarships to women students for attendance at research conferences. Currently, 20 scholarships are awarded in 6 funding cycles per year. The scholarships are open to women internationally at all levels of study.

Doctoral Dissertation Award Recognizes Researchers

Creator of Advanced Data Processing Architecture Zaharia Honored for Fault-Tolerant Approach to Capture Value from Big Data

Matei Zaharia has received the 2014 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his innovative solution to tackling the surge in data processing workloads, and accommodating the speed and sophistication of complex multi-stage applications and more interactive ad-hoc queries. His work proposed a new architecture for cluster computing systems, achieving best-in-class performance in a variety of workloads while providing a simple programming model that lets users easily and efficiently combine them.

Honorable Mentions went to John Criswell of the University of Rochester for Secure Virtual Architecture, and John C. Duchi of Stanford University for his machine learning research.

ACM Honors Leaders for Expanding Promise and Profile of Computing

Recipients Extended Core Computing Concepts and Resources across International Boundaries

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Two leaders who have transformed the way the world views computing will be honored with awards recognizing their service. The ACM Distinguished Service Award will go to Jeannette Wing of Microsoft Research for helping the computing community articulate the promise of computation to broad audiences. The Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award will go to Professor Dame Wendy Hall of University of Southampton for increasing the visibility of ACM in leading scientific venues worldwide by broadening its values, resources, and services. The honorees will be recognized with ACM Awards for leadership and service, to be presented at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 20 in San Francisco.

ACM Honors Computing Innovators Who Are Changing the World

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Recipients Made Advances in Networked and Software Systems, Social Networks, Science Education Standards, and Rescue Robots

ACM has announced the recipients of six prestigious awards for their innovations in computing technology. These innovators have made significant contributions that enable computer science to solve real world challenges. The awards reflect achievements in efficient networked and software systems, standard software libraries, social connections on the Web, national science and engineering education standards, and search and rescue robotics:

ACM-W Names Jennifer Widom 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer

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Widom Launched Entirely New Research Areas in the Database Field

The ACM-W Council on Women in Computing has named Jennifer Widom of Stanford University as the 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for pioneering foundations, architecture, and applications of database systems. Widom introduced active database systems, a major area of research in the database field today. Her work with semi-structured data has been extremely influential and has led to the popularization of XML and query languages for XML data. She has made contributions to streaming data management, data integrity, data lineage, and data accuracy and uncertainty.

The Athena Lecturer award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science, and includes a $25,000 honorarium provided by Google Inc.

Dan Boneh to Receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award

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Stanford Researcher Recognized for Advances in Cryptography

ACM and the Infosys Foundation have named Dan Boneh of Stanford University the recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for ground-breaking contributions to to the development of pairing-based cryptography and its application in identity-based encryption. His work helped establish the field of pairing-based cryptography, a dominant area in cryptography for the last decade, by demonstrating the use of pairing functions to solve a wide variety of problems in cryptography. Boneh, with Matt Franklin, showed how pairings could be used to develop a fully functional identity-based encryption scheme (IBE). This ushered in a new area of cryptography research to which Boneh's contributions have been central. Pairing-based cryptography makes security mechanisms easier to use and deploy, and improves computer security to keep data, devices and critical systems safe, private and accessible.

2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award Goes to Michael Stonebraker

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Pioneer in Database Systems Architecture to Receive ACM's Highest Honor

ACM has named Michael Stonebraker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. Database systems are critical applications of computing and preserve much of the world's important data. Stonebraker invented many of the concepts that are used in almost all modern database systems. He demonstrated how to engineer database systems that support these concepts and released these systems as open software, which ensured their widespread adoption. Source code from Stonebraker’s systems can be found in many modern database systems. During a career spanning four decades, Stonebraker founded numerous companies successfully commercializing his pioneering database technology work.

Announcements (cont.)

ACM Transactions on Computing Education Seeking New Editor-in-Chief
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due May 24.

ACM Inroads Seeking New Editor-in-Chief
ACM Inroads is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due May 31.

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction Seeking New Editor-in-Chief
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due July 1.

ACM Transactions on Graphics Names New Editor-in-Chief
ACM is pleased to announce the appointment of Kavita Bala as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG) for a three-year term starting March 1, 2015. Kavita has worked extensively on the journal in her previous roles of Associate Editor and Senior Associate Editor.

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems Accepting Submissions
The new ACM journal, ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS), is now accepting submissions. Visit the submissions site for more information.

ACM Issues Fair Use Guidelines for Authors
New ACM guidelines on fair use of previously published material can now be found here.

Information Systems Category Editor Needed for Computing Reviews
Computing Reviews, the post-publication review and comment journal of ACM, is seeking a volunteer interested in serving as a category editor for a segment of the information systems area. Please see the Information Systems Category Editor search page for more information.


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