2017 ACM Europe Council Elections

The 2017 ACM Europe Council Election is now closed. The voting site closed at16:00 UTC on 19 June 2017.

Results will be announced soon.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the ACM Turing Award

ACM is celebrating 50 years of the Turing Award and the visionaries who have received it. We aim to highlight the significant impact of the contributions of the Turing laureates on computing and society, to look ahead to the future of technology and innovation, and to help inspire the next generation of computer professionals to invent and dream. Our celebration will culminate with a conference June 23 - 24, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco.

Code 2018 Project

The ACM Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is seeking active participation in revising the current ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to reflect the shifts in both technology and society since its adoption in 1992. Help define what it means to be a good computing professional by contributing to the Code 2018 project. To review the drafts and submit your comments, visit https://code2018.acm.org/discuss. Please provide your feedback by June 5.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Speaks on "Bloomberg Technology"

2016 ACM AM Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee discusses recent rollbacks to Internet privacy, Internet access as a human right, net neutrality and the future of artificial intelligence on “Bloomberg Technology.”

ACM Local Meetups

ACM Meetups are non-profit informal groups that meet regularly to discuss diverse topics in computer science such as predictive analytics, applied machine learning, statistical modeling, open data, data visualization, user experience, user research, and artificial neural networks. Meeting topics are varied and range from tutorials on basic concepts and their applications, to success stories from local practitioners and academic students, to discussions of tools, new technologies, and best practices. All are welcome to attend, to meet others, and to present their work.

ACM Meetups cultivate a new wave of local tech communities in key cities of the US, including:

We’re helping smart technical people set up new groups in other cities such as Raleigh/Durham, Houston, Austin, and Seattle. If you are interested in organizing an ACM Meetup near you, contact ACM Local Lead, Andrew Conklin, adconk@staff.acm.org.

For more information, http://local.acm.org.

ACM Learning Center Webinars

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  • Publications Board

    The Publications Board is responsible for the production and management of all ACM publications. Officially, the Board has authority over SIG conference proceedings and SIG newsletters, but these functions are delegated to volunteer conference committees and newsletter editors. ACM journals, with volunteer Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards, publish research papers, articles, and reviews written by volunteer experts. The production functions -- editing, proofreading, composition, artwork, advertising and printing -- are managed by Publications Department staff at Headquarters. The ACM Digital Library is an online searchable database with full-text articles from all ACM publications and bibliographic data from major publishers in computing.


    • Jack Davidson - Co-Chair
    • Joseph A Konstan - Co-Chair
    • Ronald Boisvert - Member
    • Karin K Breitman - Member
    • Terry J Coatta - Member
    • Anne Condon - Member
    • Scott Delman - Member
    • Nikil D. Dutt - Member
    • Roch Guerin - Member
    • Carol Hutchins - Member
    • Catherine C McGeoch - Member
    • M. Tamer Ozsu - Member
    • Mary Lou Soffa - Member
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member
    • Stephen N Spencer - Member
    • Alex Wade - Member
    • Keith Webster - Member

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ACM History

Introduction

Origins

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world's largest educational and scientific society, uniting  computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

The Association for Computing Machinery was founded as the Eastern Association for Computing Machinery at a meeting at Columbia University in New York on September 15, 1947. Its creation was the logical outgrowth of increasing interest in computers as evidenced by several events, including a January 1947 symposium at Harvard University on large-scale digital calculating machinery; the six-meeting series in 1946-47 on digital and analog computing machinery conducted by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers; and the six-meeting series in March and April 1947, on electronic computing machinery conducted by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In January 1948, the word "Eastern" was dropped from the name of the Association. In September 1949, a constitution was instituted by membership approval.

Scope

The original notice for the September 15, 1947, organization meeting stated in part:

"The purpose of this organization would be to advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information."

The first and subsequent constitutions for the Association have elaborated on this statement, although the essential content remains. The present constitution states:

"The Association is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards."

Membership

ACM membership is drawn from all sectors of the computing sciences and their applications, from the design and construction of computers to the development of appropriate programming theory and languages and the utilization of computers in scientific investigation, industrial control, management data processing, and the humanities.

Originally, membership in ACM was open to all interested in the purposes of the Association. In 1966, ACM adopted grades of membership, which currently include " Professional Member" and "Student Member." Eligibility for these grades is defined as follows: Professional Members are those who subscribe to the purposes of the Association and satisfy one of the following qualifications: 1. Bachelor's Degree; 2. Equivalent level of education; or 3. Two years full-time employment in the IT field. Student Members are those who subscribe to the purposes of the Association.

Presently, professional and student membership totals over 100,000 worldwide. Institutional memberships for companies and universities were introduced in 1960.

Recognition program

In 2006, Advanced Member Grades were introduced.

  • Senior Member requires five years continuous (Professional, not Student) membership in ACM and 10 years of professional experience.
  • Distinguished Member requires five years continuous (Professional, not Student) membership in ACM and 15 years of professional experience.
  • Fellow, ACM's most prestigious member grade, recognizes the top 1% of ACM members; it requires five years continuous (Professional, not Student) membership in ACM and outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community, and must be nominated by another ACM Professional member.  

Organization

ACM is governed by a Council consisting of 16 members and is the highest governing authority in ACM. Council is composed of the president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, the immediate past president, the Special Interest Group Governing Board (SGB) chair, three SGB council representatives, the publications board chair, and seven members-at-large. The president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer are elected to two-year terms by the members; the chair of the Publications Board is elected to a three-year term by the Council; and members-at-large are elected to two-year terms by members. The Council meets two times per year and the Executive Committee meets as necessary.

The headquarters office houses a staff of approximately 75 persons under the supervision of the chief executive officer (CEO). The staff performs necessary organization functions (membership, accounting, subscription fulfillment, etc.); coordinates and supports the activities of ACM chapters and committees; provides membership services (online books and courses); acts as a liaison for meetings sponsored by the Association; and produces ACM periodicals. It serves as an information center for members, news media, and the general public on a diversity of subjects in the general area of computers and their applications.

Four boards, comprising numerous volunteer committees and subgroups, work together with the headquarters staff to manage ACM's products and services. These boards are: the Publications Board, Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board, Education Board, and Practitioners Board.

Meetings

ACM and the ACM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) sponsor, co-sponsor and cooperate with more than 170 technical meetings annually. Because ACM provides an objective arena for the discussion of novel and often competing ideas, many of these conferences have become premier world events.

Special Interest Activities

ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in more than 30 distinct areas of information technology address varied interests: programming languages, graphics, computer-human interaction, and mobile communications, to name a few. Each SIG organizes itself around those specific activities that best serve both its practitioner- and research-based constituencies. Many SIGs sponsor conferences and workshops and offer members reduced rates for registration and proceedings. SIGs also produce newsletters and other publications or support lively e-mail forums for information exchange.

Publications

ACM publishes, distributes and archives original research and firsthand perspectives from the world's leading thinkers in computing and information technologies that help computing professionals negotiate the strategic challenges and operating problems of the day. ACM publishes journals, plus newsletters and annual conference proceedings. ACM is also recognized worldwide for its published curricula recommendations, both for colleges and universities and for secondary schools that are increasingly concerned with preparing students for advanced education in the information sciences and technologies.

Communications of the ACM, keeps information technology professionals up-to-date with articles spanning the full spectrum of information technologies in all fields of interest. Communications also carries case studies, practitioner-oriented articles, and regular columns and blogs. The monthly magazine is distributed to all ACM members. ACM Queue is a monthly magazine created by computing professionals for computing professionals that sets out to define future problems with the sort of detail and intelligence that readers in turn can use to sharpen their own thinking. Visit the ACM Digital Library for a complete list of ACM publications.

ACM also provides the ACM Digital Library, the definitive online resource for computing professionals. The DL provides access to ACM's collection of publications and bibliographic citations from the universe of published IT literature. With its personalized online services and extensive search capabilities, the Digital Library represents ACM's vision of an all-electronic publishing program.

The Digital Library contains the citations and full text of articles, representing all of ACM's journals, newsletters, and proceedings. Each citation contains links to other works by the same author; clickable references to their original sources; links to similar articles and critical reviews, if available; and digital object identifiers (DOIs) to easily manage electronic linkages to vendors.

In addition, the DL consists of a bibliographic database of more than a million citations from a broad range of information technology publications and publishers. Many of these citations contain abstracts and/or reference sections as well.

Chapters

Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Professional Chapters and Local SIG (Special Interest Group) Chapters unite colleagues in particular geographical areas, offer the opportunity to gain immediate access to technological advances, and establish a personal networking system in the locale. There are currently more than 195 ACM Professional and Local SIG Chapters worldwide. The chapters host lectures by internationally known computer professionals, sponsor state-of-the-art seminars on the most pressing issues in information technology, conduct volunteer training workshops, and publish informal newsletters.

ACM has established Student Chapters to provide an opportunity for students to play a more active role in the Association and its professional activities. More than 500 colleges and universities throughout the world participate in the ACM Student Chapter Program, whose aims are to enhance learning through exchange of ideas among students, and between established professionals and students. By encouraging organization of student chapters on college and university campuses, the Association is able to introduce students to the benefits of a professional organization. These benefits include periodic meetings, which encourage and enhance learning through the exchange of ideas among students, and between established professionals and students.

Student Chapter members and others may take advantage of the activities and services provided by the Association such as the Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the Student Research Competition (SRC), and the Publications Program. Student chapters provide a natural setting to develop and demonstrate leadership capabilities -- an important factor both to students in their career development and professional growth, as well as to the future of the Association.

Awards

ACM recognizes excellence through its eminent series of awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements and contributions in computer science and information technology. ACM sponsors major awards, named for the foremost luminaries in the computing field, as well as several other awards that honor distinguished service in information technology. It also names as Fellows each year those outstanding members who have demonstrated achievements in computer science and information technology, and who have made significant contributions to the ACM's mission.

ACM's most prestigious technical award, named for A.M. Turing, a pioneer in the computing field, is accompanied by a prize of $1 million, which is funded by Google, Inc. It is given to an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the computing field.

Public Policy, Diversity and Global Outreach

ACM-W is the Council on Women in Computing, and several Regional Councils serve ACM members in EuropeIndia and China. In addition, many of ACM's professional and public service activities are conducted by standing committees, including Nominating, Elections, and Professional Ethics.
ACM is committed to bringing potentially significant technical and public policy issues to the attention of the ACM membership and community. It sponsors several committees to address these issues, including the Committee on Computers and Public Policy and the Education Policy CommitteeUSACM is ACM's Public Policy Council. The ACM Office of Public Policy works with USACM to assist policymakers and the public in understanding information technology issues, and to advance a policy framework that supports innovations in computing and related disciplines.

Conclusion

As the first society in computing, ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) continues to provide quality content and information, community building, reliability and global vision to its members. With its unique role in advancing the art, science, education and application of computing, ACM is a leading resource for advancing the skills of information technology professionals and for interpreting the impact of information technology on society.

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The First 25 Years: ACM 1947–1972
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Cringely, Robert X.
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W. W. Norton, 1984

  • ACM Council

    The ACM Council, consisting of 16 members, is the highest governing authority in ACM. Council is composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Immediate Past President, the Special Interest Group Governing Board (SGB) Chair, three SGB Council Representatives, the Chair of the Publications Board, and seven Members-at-Large.


    • Vicki Hanson - President
    • Cherri M Pancake - Vice President
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Secretary/Treasurer
    • Jack Davidson - Publications Board Co-Chair
    • Joseph A Konstan - Publications Board Co-Chair
    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Paul Beame - SGB Council Representative
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - SGB Council Representative
    • Loren Terveen - SGB Council Representative
    • Alexander L Wolf - Past President
    • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis - Member-at-Large
    • Susan T Dumais - Member-at-Large
    • Elizabeth  D. Mynatt - Member-at-Large
    • Pamela Samuelson - Member-at-Large
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member-at-Large
    • Per O Stenstrom - Member-at-Large
  • Audit Committee

    Established to assist Council in fulfilling its legal and fiduciary responsibilities with respect to matters involving the accounting, auditing, financial reporting, conflict of interest, and the internal control functions of the Association.


    • Alain Chesnais - Chair
    • G Scott Owen - Member
  • Awards Committee

    The Awards Committee is responsible for the conduct of the currently existing awards programs of ACM, including all awards, prizes, fellowships or other symbols of recognition of merit bestowed by ACM as a whole. This includes soliciting nominations, selecting recipients from among the nominees, and arranging for the formal conferring of the awards.


    • Vinton Cerf - Co-Chair
    • John R. White - Co-Chair
    • David H Salesin - ACM A. M. Turing Award
    • Sampath Kumar Kannan - ACM Prize in Computing
    • John E Laird - ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award
    • Diane L Souvaine - ACM Athena Lecturer Award
    • Orna Grumberg - ACM Distinguished Service Award
    • Andrew Clifford Myers - ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
    • Dan Gusfield - ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award
    • Subhash Saini - ACM Gordon Bell Prize
    • Elizabeth Jessup - ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award
    • Krishnendu Chakrabarty - ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award
    • Gerhard Weikum - ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
    • Vinton Cerf - ACM Policy Award
    • Saman Amarasinghe - ACM Software System Award
    • Avi Mendelson - ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award
    • Darren J Kerbyson - ACM - IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships
    • Barry Wittman - International Science and Engineering Fair
    • Kathy Yelick - ACM - IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award
    • James Demmel - SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering
    • Marc Snir - ACM Fellows
    • Andrew L Sears - ACM Distinguished Member
    • Nancy M Amato - ACM Senior Member
    • Insup Lee - SGB Award Committee Liaison
    • Rosemary McGuinness - ACM Headquarters Liaison
  • ACM Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, the Past President and other members of Council as prescribed by the Bylaws. The Executive Committee is responsible for managing the affairs of ACM between Council meetings except in those matters for which Council action is required by the Constitution or by the Bylaws.


    • Vicki Hanson - President
    • Cherri M Pancake - Vice-President
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Secretary/Treasurer
    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Alexander L Wolf - Past President
  • Computers and Public Policy

    The ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy (CCPP) aids ACM in addressing internationally relevant issues relating to computers and public policy. The ACM Forum on Risks to the Public in Computers and Related Systems (RISKS Forum) is an online dialogue on risks to the public in computers and related systems, and is heavily involved in issues such as human safety, privacy, ethics, and legal responsibility. The RISKS Forum activity involves many people around the world, some of whom are contributing to the CCPP effort through their RISKS submissions.


    • Peter G Neumann - Chair
  • Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE)

    The Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is responsible for promoting ethical conduct among computing professionals by publicizing the Code of Ethics and by offering interpretations of the Code; planning and reviewing activities to educate membership in ethical decision making on issues of professional conduct; and reviewing and recommending updates to the Code of Ethics and its guidelines.


    • Don Gotterbarn - Chair
    • Marty Wolf - Vice Chair
    • Bo Brinkman - Technical Coordinator
    • Keith W. Miller - Secretary
    • Florence A. Appel - Member
    • Karla Carter - Member
    • Frances S Grodzinsky - Member
    • Anthony Lobo - Member
    • Denise Oram - Member
    • Simon Rogerson - Member
    • Kate Vazansky - Member
  • History Committee

    The History Committee fosters collection, preservation, and interpretation of the history of the ACM and its role in the development of computing. To this end, the committee provides guidance within the Association and carries out activities independently and in collaboration with other groups.


    • Charles H House - Chair
    • Mary W Hall - Member
    • Mathai Joseph - Member
    • Tao Xie - SGB Liaison
  • Investment Committee

    Established to provide structure and direction for managing the investments of the association, where the greatest concern for the overall portfolio should be to achieve a balance between preservation of capital, liquidity, current income, and long-term growth.


    • Stuart Feldman - Chair
    • Erik R Altman - Member
    • Stephen Bourne - Member
    • Elizabeth Frances Churchill - Member
    • Darren Ramdin - Member
    • Patricia Ryan - Member
    • Robert B Schnabel - Member
  • Education Board

    The general scope of the Education Board is to promote computer science education at all levels and in all ways possible. The Board is an executive-like committee overseeing the Education Council and initiates, directs, and manages key ACM educational projects, including the promotion of curriculum recommendations, the coordination of educational activities, and efforts to provide educational and information services to ACM membership. The Board oversees the work of the Education Council, and includes representatives of all ACM committees concerned with accreditation, curricula, aid to educational institutions, and other educational activities.


    • Mehran Sahami - Co-Chair
    • jane C prey - Co-Chair
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Vice-Chair
    • Andrew McGettrick - Past Chair
    • Valerie Barr - Member-at-Large
    • Scott Buck - Member-at-Large
    • Alison J Derbenwick Miller - Member-at-Large
    • Dan Grossman - Member-at-Large
    • Debra J Richardson - Member-at-Large
    • Chris Stephenson - Member-at-Large
    • Renee Dopplick - ACM Headquarters
    • Mark R Nelson - ACM Headquarters
    • Yan Timanovsky - ACM Headquarters
  • Education Council

    A key mission of ACM is the education of computer and information specialists. Various volunteer committees under the Education Board develop and recommend computing curricula for all educational levels and provide self-assessment procedures, home study courses and professional development seminars. Through its participation in the Computer Sciences Accreditation Board, ACM is instrumental in evaluating and accrediting computer science programs in colleges and universities.


    • Mehran Sahami - Co-Chair
    • jane C prey - Co-Chair
    • Jennifer (Ginger) Alford - Member
    • Owen Astrachan - Member
    • Valerie Barr - Member
    • Scott Buck - Member
    • Tracy Camp - Member
    • Michael E. Caspersen - Member
    • Michelle Craig - Member
    • Janice E Cuny - Member
    • Andrea Danyluk - Member
    • Alison J Derbenwick Miller - Member
    • Steven Ira Gordon - Member
    • Mark Guzdial - Member
    • Christopher Hundhausen - Member
    • Lisa C Kaczmarczyk - Member
    • Mirella M Moro - Member
    • Peter Norvig - Member
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - Member
    • Mihaela Sabin - Member
    • Deborah W. Seehorn - Member
    • Ben Shapiro - Member
    • Jodi L Tims - Member
    • Paul Tymann - Member
    • Gerrit Van der Veer - Member
    • R.  Venkatesh - Member
    • Mark Allen Weiss - Member
    • Pat Yongpradit - Member
    • Ming Zhang - Member
    • Stuart Zweben - Member
    • Paul Leidig - CSAB Representative
    • Jim Leone - CSAB Representative
    • Cara Tang - Liaisons to Education Board and Council
    • Yan Timanovsky - Headquarters Liaison
    • Lillian N Cassel - Advisor
    • Alison Clear - Advisor
    • Daniel D Garcia - Advisor
    • John Impagliazzo - Advisor
    • Heikki Topi - Advisor
  • Practitioners Board

    The Practitioners Board is responsible for developing programs that support the professional needs of ACM members as well as promoting computing as a profession. The Practitioners Board and Professional Development Committee focus on products and services that support and enhance the professional and technical development of practicing computing professionals, including engineers, architects, IT specialists and managers.


    • Terry J Coatta - Co-Chair
    • Stephen Ibaraki - Co-Chair
    • Toufi Saliba - Conference Committee Chair
    • Eve A Andersson - Member
    • Stephen Bourne - Member
    • Karin K Breitman - Member
    • Alain Chesnais - Member
    • Adam Cole - Member
    • Andrew Conklin - Member
    • Michael G Hinchey - Member
    • Srikantan Moorthy - Member
    • Dave P O'Leary - Member
    • Theo Ezell Schlossnagle - Member
    • Xiaosheng Tan - Member
    • Yan Timanovsky - ACM HQ Staff Member
  • Publications Board

    The Publications Board is responsible for the production and management of all ACM publications. Officially, the Board has authority over SIG conference proceedings and SIG newsletters, but these functions are delegated to volunteer conference committees and newsletter editors. ACM journals, with volunteer Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Boards, publish research papers, articles, and reviews written by volunteer experts. The production functions -- editing, proofreading, composition, artwork, advertising and printing -- are managed by Publications Department staff at Headquarters. The ACM Digital Library is an online searchable database with full-text articles from all ACM publications and bibliographic data from major publishers in computing.


    • Jack Davidson - Co-Chair
    • Joseph A Konstan - Co-Chair
    • Ronald Boisvert - Member
    • Karin K Breitman - Member
    • Terry J Coatta - Member
    • Anne Condon - Member
    • Scott Delman - Member
    • Nikil D. Dutt - Member
    • Roch Guerin - Member
    • Carol Hutchins - Member
    • Catherine C McGeoch - Member
    • M. Tamer Ozsu - Member
    • Mary Lou Soffa - Member
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member
    • Stephen N Spencer - Member
    • Alex Wade - Member
    • Keith Webster - Member
  • SIG Governing Board

    ACM's Special Interest Groups offer more than 30 distinct, independently governed communities dedicated to defined computing sub-disciplines in every major area of the field. The SIG Governing Board (SGB), under the SGB Executive Committee, establishes financial and other policies which relate to all SIGs.


    • Shari Trewin - SIGACCESS Chair
    • Michael Mitzenmacher - SIGACT Chair
    • David A Cook - SIGAda Chair
    • Sven Koenig - SIGAI Chair
    • Jiman Hong - SIGAPP Chair
    • Sarita Adve - SIGARCH Chair
    • Insup Lee - SIGBED Chair
    • Srinivas Aluru - SIGBio Chair
    • Michael Goldweber - SIGCAS Chair
    • Loren Terveen - SIGCHI President
    • Srinivasan Keshav - SIGCOMM Chair
    • Amber Settle - SIGCSE Chair
    • Vijaykrishnan Narayanan - SIGDA Chair
    • Claire Lauer - SIGDOC Chair
    • Kevin Leyton-Brown - SIGecom Chair
    • Marc Schoenauer - SIGEVO Chair
    • Jeff Jortner - SIGGRAPH President
    • Jeff Hollingsworth - SIGHPC Chair
    • Diane Kelly - SIGIR Chair
    • Stephen Zilora - SIGITE Chair
    • Bing Liu - SIGKDD Chair
    • Prakash Panangaden - SIGLOG Chair
    • Vishal Misra - SIGMETRICS Chair
    • Pradip Bose - SIGMICRO Chair
    • Janice C Sipior - SIGMIS Chair
    • Shih Fu Chang - SIGMM Chair
    • Suman Banerjee - SIGMOBILE Chair
    • Donald Kossmann - SIGMOD Chair
    • Robbert Van Renesse - SIGOPS Chair
    • Michael William Hicks - SIGPLAN Chair
    • Trent Jaeger - SIGSAC Chair
    • Ilias Kotsireas - SIGSAM Chair
    • Margaret Loper - SIGSIM Chair
    • Nenad Medvidovic - SIGSOFT Chair
    • Mohamed F Mokbel - SIGSPATIAL Chair
    • Mathew Felthousen - SIGUCCS Chair
    • Dick Bulterman - SIGWEB Chair
  • SGB Executive Committee

    The SGB Executive Committee (SGB-EC) is elected by the SIG Governing Board (SGB) members. Except for actions specified in the Bylaws or SGB policies that explicitly require SGB approval, the SGB EC has full authority to act on behalf of the SGB between its meetings. The SGB EC is bound by the SGB's actions and the SGB may override any decision of the SGB EC.


    • Jeanna Neefe Matthews - SIG Governing Board Chair
    • Renée McCauley - SGB EC Vice Chair for Operations
    • Simon Harper - SIG Development Advisor
    • Suman Banerjee - SBG Conference Advisor
    • Sarita Adve - New SIG Advisor
    • Will Tracz - SIG Viability Advisor
    • Insup Lee - SIG Awards Advisor
    • Patrick H Madden - SIG Board Past Chair
    • Paul Beame - SGB Council Representative
    • Barbara Boucher Owens - SGB Council Representative
    • Loren Terveen - SGB Council Representative
    • Donna Cappo - ACM Headquarters SIG Liaison
  • Regional Councils


  • ACM Europe Council

    The ACM Europe Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. The Council is comprised of European computer scientists committed to fostering the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters, to encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM.


    • Wendy Hall - Chair
    • Matthias Kaiserswerth - Vice Chair
    • Per O Stenstrom - Secretary
    • Joaquim Jorge - Treasurer
    • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis - Member
    • Reyyan Ayfer - Member
    • Herve Bourlard - Member
    • Michel Cosnard - Member
    • Josep Díaz Cort - Member
    • Panagiota St. Fatourou - Member
    • Fabrizio Gagliardi - Member
    • Judith Gal-Ezer - Member
    • Mashhuda Glencross - Member
    • Oliver Grau - Member
    • Chris Hankin - Member
    • Paola Inverardi - Member
    • Natasa Milic-Frayling - Member
    • Enrico Nardelli - Member
    • Ron Perrott - Member
    • Paul G. Spirakis - Member
    • Harald Storrle - Member
    • Mateo Valero - Member
  • ACM India Council

    The ACM India Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. It aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across India, through increasing ACM membership, number of chapters, and sponsored conferences and symposia.


    • Madhavan Mukund - President
    • Mukesh Mohania - Vice President
    • Rashmi Mohan - Secretary
    • Gautam Shroff - Treasurer
    • Maria Josefa Choudhary - Member
    • Hemangee K. Kapoor - Member
    • Sukumar Nandi - Member
    • V. Krishna Nandivada - Member
    • Venkatesh Raman - Member
    • Murali Krishna Ramanathan - Member
    • Abhiram Gorakhanath Ranade - Member
    • Sudeshna Sarkar - Member
    • Srinivas Padmanabhuni - Past President
  • ACM China Council

    The ACM China Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in China. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities, from creating channels to bring more high-quality ACM activities to China; to expanding ACM chapters; to enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in China; to increasing the participation of ACM members in China across all dimensions of ACM.


    • Jiaguang Sun - Honorary Chair
    • Yunhao Liu - Chair
    • Vincent Shen - Vice Chair for Chapters
    • Wenguang Chen - Vice Chair for Publications
    • Xinbing  Wang - Vice Chair for Conferences
    • Meng Wan - Vice Chair for Communications and PR
    • Bin Hu - Member-at-Large
    • Chuanping Hu - Member-at-Large
    • John Chi-Shing Lui - Member-at-Large
    • Junzhou Luo - Member-at-Large
    • Zhiguang Qin - Member-at-Large
    • Renyi Xiao - Member-at-Large
    • Ming Zhang - Member-at-Large
    • Feng Zhao - Member-at-Large
    • Jiaguang Sun - Honorary Advisory Council Chair
    • Jinpeng Huai - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Xiangke Liao - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Huimin Lin - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Jian Lv - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Hong Mei - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Shan Wang - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Andrew C Yao - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Yaoxue Zhang - Honorary Advisory Council Member
    • Nanning Zheng - Honorary Advisory Council Member
  • Policy Issues


  • USACM Council

    The U.S. Public Policy Council of ACM (USACM) is the focal point for ACM's interaction with U.S. government organizations, the computing community, and the U.S. public in all matters of U.S. public policy related to information technology. Each member of USACM is part of at least one of its seven committees: Privacy, Security, Intellectual Property, Law, Accessibility, Digital Governance, and Voting.


    • Stuart Shapiro - Chair
  • Education Policy Committee

    The ACM Education Policy Committee is a high-level committee of acclaimed computer scientists and educators dedicated to improving opportunities for quality education in computer science and computing-related fields. Chaired by Jeffrey Forbes, Computer Science Professor at Duke University, the Education Policy Committee develops initiatives aimed at shaping education policies that impact the computing field. A primary goal of the EPC is to ensure that computer science education is recognized in educational initiatives at all levels of the educational pipeline.


    • Jeffrey Forbes - Chair
    • Joanna Goode - Member
    • Susanne E Hambrusch - Member
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Member
    • J Strother Moore - Member
    • Mark R Nelson - Member
    • Kelly Powers - Member
    • Susan Rodger - Member
    • Deborah W. Seehorn - Member
    • Eugene H Spafford - Member
    • Mark Stehlik - Member
    • Chris Stephenson - Member
  • ACM-W Council

    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.


    • Valerie Barr - Chair
    • Sheila Anand - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Reyyan Ayfer - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Sue Black - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Jodi L Tims - ACM-W Executive Committee
    • Adriana Compagnoni - Council Members
    • Mary Anne Egan - Council Members
    • Paula Gabbert - Council Members
    • Elizabeth K Hawthorne - Council Members
    • Wendy Hall - Strategic Advisory Board
    • Lucy Sanders - Strategic Advisory Board
    • Telle Whitney - Strategic Advisory Board
  • ACM Representatives to Other Organizations

    Other organizations with which ACM cooperates to advance the computing field: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Computing Research Association (CRA), International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) General Assembly, IEEE Computer Society.


    • Alexander L Wolf - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • Andrew L Sears - Computing Research Association (CRA)
  • Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

    The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K¿12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn.


    • Mark R Nelson - Executive Director