What is ACM?

ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.

ACM hosts the computing industry's leading Digital Library, and serves its global members and the computing profession with journals and magazines, conferences, workshops, electronic forums, and Learning Center.

Facts about ACM and Its Membership

ACM Fact Sheet


The A.M. Turing Award, presented yearly by ACM, is regarded as the "Nobel Prize of computing." View the list of Turing and other ACM award winners and ACM Fellows.

Policies and Procedures

Read ACM's Code of Ethics, Constitution and Bylaws, and other policy documents for the computing profession. ACM also has a Public Policy Office in Washington (USACM) dealing with US governmental and legislative issues.

ACM Officers

Biographical information on current ACM President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Executive Director; ACM Past Presidents.

Elections for ACM Officers

Nominating Policies and Procedures (.doc)

Organizational Structure

Boards and Committees, and structure of ACM Volunteers and Headquarters departments. About the Office of Information Systems.

Regional Councils

ACM Europe Council
ACM India Council
ACM China Council


ACM's Special Interest Groups are technical communities representing virtually every major area of computing.


Hundreds of ACM Professional and Student Chapters provide opportunities for networking on a local level.

Joint Society Member Discounts

Other societies with whom ACM has reciprocal membership agreements.

Affiliated Organizations

Other organizations with which ACM cooperates to advance the computing field.
ACM and IEEE-CS Cooperative Activities


ACM was established in 1947 with the creation of the first stored-program digital computer. More ACM history and background... Visit the ACM History Committee pages for more information.

ACM Computing Classification System

ACM's own taxonomy of the computing field.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports of ACM and its Boards, Committees, and Organizations.


Headquarters' Location and General Contact Information

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.


Why I Belong to ACM

Hear from Bryan Cantrill, vice president of engineering at Joyent, Ben Fried chief information officer at Google, and Theo Schlossnagle, OmniTI founder on why they are members of ACM.

Publish with ACM

ACM's prestigious conferences and journals are seeking top-quality papers in all areas of computing and IT. It is now easier than ever to find the most appropriate venue for your research and publish with ACM.

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