A Message Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Dear ACM Members:
As you are aware, last week the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak.
Under these difficult circumstances, ACM has been doing its best to be proactive in consulting with conference organizers. and unfortunately has had to cancel or postpone several conferences being held through mid-May. For conferences beyond that period we are currently working with conference organizers regarding possible alternatives to holding the event, such as postponement, remote options, or simply cancelling and focusing on the next conference in the series.
ACM publications continue to accept submissions and publish. ACM's Digital Library remains available around the world as do our TechTalks and Learning Center.
ACM thanks its members for their support and patience in this trying time. We are grateful to all of our volunteers—particularly conference organizers—for the time and energy they devote to ACM.
We are committed to finding the right balance between the important scientific mission served by ACM's conferences and the health and welfare of our members.