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.
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.
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 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-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. Membership in ACM-W is open to all ACM members and is free of charge.
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'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.
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
The past fiscal year included many forward-looking initiatives for ACM. The Future of Computing Academy was launched, providing a platform for the next generation of computing professionals to address pressing challenges faced by the industry. The Professional Ethics Committee began a two-year project to update its landmark Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. And ACM celebrated the 50th anniversary of the A.M. Turing Award with many inspiring international events. Learn about ACM's publications, conferences, public policy efforts, education initiatives, and more in the Annual Report.
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