About ACM

ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers 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.

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Get Involved with ACM

ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.


ACM Chapters

Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Professional and Student chapters worldwide serve as nodes of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest.


ACM: Formed at the Dawn of Computing

ACM was established in 1947 soon after the creation of ENIAC, the first stored-program digital computer, to “advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information.”

ACM History

ACM's FY 2015 Annual Report

The past year saw many "firsts" for ACM, including a new CEO, a $1 million Turing Award, and a new conference devoted to practitioners. Read the annual report, with an introduction by ACM President Alexander L. Wolf, to learn about more "firsts," initiatives and services, as well as issues driving future programs.

ACM Officers

Learn more about the leaders who are the driving force behind ACM's initiatives:

  • President Vicki L. Hanson: formerly ACM Vice President; member of the ACM-W Europe Executive Committee; Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing; ACM Fellow and Distinguished Speaker
  • Vice President Cherri M. Pancake: ACM Awards Committee Co-Chair; SIGHPC founder and Chair; ACM Fellow
  • Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill: formerly SIGCHI Executive Vice President; ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker; CHI Academy member
  • CEO/Executive Director Bobby Schnabel, formerly Chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee

Become an Ambassador for ACM

Encourage your colleagues to join ACM, share the benefits of ACM and receive free gifts for participating. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. 

Shape the Future of Computing!

For over 50 years, ACM has helped computing professionals to be their most creative, connect to peers, and see what’s next. Joining ACM means you dare to be the best computing professional you can be.

Be Creative. Stay connected. Keep inventing.

Join ACM today.

Guiding Members with a Framework of Ethical Conduct

Learn more about ACM’s commitment to ethical standards: the ACM Code of Ethics, Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, and Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), which is guiding these and other intiatives.

ACM Council on Women in Computing

ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.

ACM Regional Councils

ACM's Regional Councils provide grassroots support on a global scale. Based in Europe, India, and China, they raise awareness, visibility and relevance of ACM by sponsoring high-quality conferences, expanding chapters, and encouraging greater participation in all dimensions of the society.

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