ACM Europe Policy Committee
The ACM Europe Policy Committee (EUACM) promotes dialogue and the exchange of ideas on technology and computing policy issues with the European Commission, member states' governmental bodies, and the informatics and computing communities. Chaired by Fabrizio Gagliardi of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, the Committee engages in policy issues related to the importance of technology in boosting jobs, economic growth, competition, investment, research and development, education, inclusive social development, and innovation.
The Committee promotes sound public policy and public understanding of a broad range of issues at the intersection of technology and policy. Its policy statements reflect the expertise of ACM Europe professional members from the public and private sectors experienced in informatics, computer science, and other computing-related subjects. Among its recent activities, the Committee is active in promoting the interests of the computing community in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe, which the European Parliament approved in June 2015, and the three policy pillars of the EU Digital Single Market initiative.
As the Internet is global, the Committee works with other ACM entities on publications, projects, and policies related to emergent cross-border issues, such as e-privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, and Internet governance. Representing ACM’s regional policy groups in Europe and the United States, Dr. Gagliardi testified last year on computing-related security and intellectual property issues that government negotiators should consider when finalizing the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United States.
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EUACM Committee Members
- Fabrizio Gagliardi (Chair)
- Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
- Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
- Hervé Bourlard
- Michel Yves Cosnard
- Panagiota Fatourou
- Judith Gal-Ezer
- Oliver Grau
- Wendy Hall
- Chris Hankin
- Lynda Hardman
- Paola Inverardi
- Joaquim Jorge
- Andrew McGettrick
- Gerhard Schimpf
- Paul Spirakis
- Alexander Wolf
- Stuart Shapiro, Chair, ACM U.S. Public Policy Council, ex officio
- Robert Schnabel, ACM CEO and Executive Director, ex officio
- Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy, ex officio
Research Assistant: Mireya Garcia de Murcia
A new report on cybersecurity policy published by the European Commission’s top scientific advisers cites the ACM Europe Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe” and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council’s Principles on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. Among the report’s recommendations, the scientific advisers call for global cybersecurity cooperation.
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