ACM MemberNet - March 31, 2016
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March 31, 2016
Cryptography Pioneers Receive 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award
Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman have been named recipients of the 2015 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to modern cryptography. Their groundbreaking 1976 paper, "New Directions in Cryptography," introduced the ideas of public-key cryptography and digital signatures, which are the foundation for most security protocols on the internet today. The Diffie-Hellman Protocol protects daily internet communications and trillions of dollars in financial transactions.
ACM and Infosys Foundation Honor Stefan Savage, Innovator in Network Security Research
The 2015 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences recognizes Stefan Savage for his innovative research in network security, privacy and reliability. His unique methodology is perhaps best exemplified in his recent work to combat unsolicited electronic messages (spam). Savage is Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department's Systems and Networking Group at UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering.
ACM 2016 General Election Candidate Slate
ACM has assembled its slate of candidates for President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer (for the 2016 to 2018 term), and Members at Large (2016 to 2020). Statements and biographical sketches of all candidates will appear in the May 2016 issue of Communications of the ACM. Visit the ACM Elections page for more information and to view the slate.
SIG 2016 Elections Candidate Slate
In accordance with ACM Bylaw 6, the following SIGs will hold elections in 2016: SIGAI, SIGCSE, SIGDOC, ACM SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGLOG, and SIGSIM. ACM Policy and Procedures require that those SIGs holding elections notify their membership of candidates for elected offices. To see the slate of candidates, please visit the 2016 ACM SIG Election site.
ACM and CSTA Announce First-Ever Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners
The first-ever winners of the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing were announced on March 19 at the Living Computer Museum. The prize, bestowed by ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), recognizes computer science talent in high school students. Each winner was awarded a $10,000 prize and presented his or her project at the museum. The award, established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell, seeks to promote the field of computer science and encourage its study, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.
Former ACM President Maria Klawe Receives CRA Distinguished Service Award
Maria Klawe has received the Computing Research Association's Distinguished Service Award for her tireless commitment to and profound impact on the computing research community. Klawe is the president of Harvey Mudd College and served as ACM President from 2002 to 2004. She helped Anita Borg and Telle Whitney establish the Institute for Women in Technology (now the Anita Borg Institute) and served as a board chair. Klawe has used her leadership positions to strengthen the research discipline of computer science and to establish new norms and policies to increase the percentage of women and minorities in computer science and technology. She co-founded the CRA-W Committee with Nancy Leveson.
Former ACM President Wendy Hall Named One of "Inspiring 50" Tech Women in Europe
Wendy Hall, former ACM President and current Chair of the ACM Europe Council, was one of 50 most inspirational women in European technology for 2016 chosen by Inspiring Fifty, a pan-European program that identifies, encourages, develops and showcases women in leadership positions within the technology sector with the aim of addressing the gender imbalance in technology fields. ACM-W Executive Committee member Sue Black is also on the list. A panel of European and US judges selected influencers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and policy makers whom they considered top role models for young women aspiring to tech careers.
Award Nomination Deadlines: Gordon Bell Prize and George Michael Memorial Fellowship
The ACM Gordon Bell Prize is awarded each year to recognize outstanding achievement in high performance computing. Finalists present their work each November at the annual SC Conference, and the award is presented at the SC Awards Ceremony accompanied by a prize of $10,000. Nominations are due April 15.
The ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship honors exceptional PhD students throughout the world whose research focus is on high-performance computing applications, networking, storage, or large-scale data analysis using the most powerful computers that are currently available. The awards are presented each November at the annual SC Conference. Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5,000 plus travel expenses to attend SC. Nominations are due May 1.
Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous ACM Professional membership who have demonstrated performance and accomplishment that set them apart from their peers. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is June 3. Please read Advice to Those Seeking ACM Senior Members by former Senior Member Committee Chair Susan Rodger on how to submit a strong nomination package.
ACM SIG Awards Recognize Achievements in Diverse Fields
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in more than 35 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at recent conferences:
- SIGCSE: Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education and Lifetime Service to Computer Science Education
- SIGMICRO: Distinguished Service Award
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
L@S 2016, April 25 to 26, Edinburgh, UK
The third ACM Conference on Learning at Scale is at the intersection of computer science and the learning sciences, seeking to improve practice and theories of learning at scale. Co-located with the 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK 2016), Learning at Scale refers to new approaches for students to learn and for teachers to teach. This year L@S introduces a new format of flipped sessions, where authors of accepted papers and posters have been invited to create online resources, or "mini courses," for their contributions, courtesy of edX. Scheduled keynote speakers are Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University; Mike Sharples, Chair in educational technology at The Open University; and Ken Koedinger, professor of human computer interaction and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center.
CHI 2016, May 7 to 12, San Jose, California
The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the place to see, discuss and learn about the future of how people interact with technology. Papers, courses, panels, case studies, and plenary sessions will explore design, social media, gaming, smart homes, wearable technologies, and more. As in previous CHIs, alt.chi will be a forum for controversial, risk-taking, and boundary pushing presentations. At CHI4Ggood, up to 400 CHI attendees will have the chance to participate in volunteer work with many diverse local organizations.
ICSE 2016, May 14 to 22, Austin, Texas
The 38th International Conference on Software Engineering will convene the top minds in software engineering research and practice for inspirational talks, demos and conversation. Scheduled keynote talks by Carnegie Mellon University professor Mary Shaw, IDG IT World (Canada) writer/bloggerStephen Ibaraki, Microsoft engineering director Wolfram Schulte, and University of British Columbia professor Gail Murphy will explore the future of this ever-expanding field.
Applicative 2016, June 1 to 2, New York, NY
The ACM Applicative conference brings together researchers and practitioners to share the latest technologies and trends in computing. The conference is split into two tracks: one for application developers and one for systems software developers. The application development track has speakers from leading technology companies talking about how they are applying new technologies to the products they deliver. Scheduled speakers include Adam Arsenault and Yasha Podeswa of Hootsuite; Brad Green of Google; Chris Meiklejohn of Université Catholique De Louvain; Lucas Krause of Magenic; Stepan Parunashvili of Facebook; Leah Hanson of Stripe; and Steve Klabnik of Mozilla. The systems track will explore topics that enable systems-level practitioners to build better software for the modern world. Scheduled speakers include Andi Kleen of Intel; Brendan Gregg and Scott Long of Netflix; Dave Watson of Facebook; Davidlohr Bueso of SuSE; Paul Khuong of AppNexus; and Paul McKenney of IBM. More speakers will be added. Topics will include microservices, managing large-scale mobile applications, the history of the Rust programming language, futex scaling for multi-core systems, and more.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, December 5 to 8, Macao
The 9th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques is the premier platform for the advancement of graphics, animation, art, and technology in Asia. Visit the call for submissions page for information on submitting your work.
USACM Comments on DMCA Section 1201
On March 3, USACM submitted comments to the US Copyright Office for its study on the effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the permanent and temporary exemptions allowing lawful circumvention of technological measures of copyrighted works. The US Copyright Office will use the public input to inform its report to Congress and its recommendations on possible legislative, regulatory and policy reforms. Read more in USACM's Public Policy blog.
Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. The 2015–2016 Ambassadors for ACM program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards and bonus gifts with each referral.
Submit the ACM Referral Form, and your referrals can join ACM at a special discount rate. Our members are our greatest asset. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM.
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Register to Watch April 1 Webcast, "The YOGA Software Development Process"
Register to watch the next free ACM webinar, YOGA—A Software Development Process Based on Ancient Principles, to be presented on Friday, April 1 at 12 pm ET by software development guru Seth Winis. YOGA stands for You Only Go Ahead and its theme is "looking forward." Past ACM SIGSOFT Chair Will Tracz moderates.
ACM Learning Webinars are free with registration, available for streaming on all major mobile devices, and are recorded for on-demand viewing.
Watch March 16 Big Data Webcast with Barry Devlin on Demand
Register to watch the free ACM webinar, From BI to Big Data—Architecture, Ethics, and Economics, presented on March 16 by Barry Devlin, Founder and Principal of 9sight Consulting, a founder of the data warehousing industry, and a foremost authority on business intelligence.
New Safari Books and Videos
Check out the latest book and video titles from Safari Books Online, recently added to the ACM Learning Center eBook collection. You'll find new and updated coverage of topics such Android Programming, AngularJS, Apache Spark, Big Data, CISSP, Docker, Data Science, Functional Programming, Go, Hadoop, Haskell, iOS 9 and Swift, Linux, Microservices, Python, R Programming, and Spring.
See the Learning Center's full collection of eBooks.
New Skillsoft Books and Videos
New books covering the latest IT skills and technologies are always being added to the ACM Skillsoft Learning Collections. Check out new book titles added this month, covering Android Application Development, Beginning Django CMS, Hadoop Architecture and SQL, PHP 7, Python Crash Course, Statistics for Big Data, and more.
Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in knowledge areas including Apache Accumulo Fundamentals; Defensive Programming in Java; Google Tag Manager; Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint 2016; and more.
See the Skillsoft Learning Collections page for more information on books and videos. A more comprehensive list of recently added book titles is available here (see sidebar).
Member Discount on EMC Courseware
ACM has partnered with EMC to bring members a 15% discount on practical training in some of today's most vital IT knowledge areas, such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Information Storage and Management, Virtualization, and more. These EMC courses focus on technology, not products, to teach technology topics applicable to any vendor environment. Training is available in various modalities, including eLearning, instructor-led (ILT), online ILT, video ILT, and video ILT-stream. For the list of eligible courses and the discount code, visit the EMC courses page.
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
ACM's Career & Job Center and CSTA Job Board Offer Indispensable Job Search Tools
Be sure to visit ACM's Career & Job Center to update your résumé or create a new one in the Résumé Bank, so that employers can find you. ACM members' résumés include an ACM logo on their entry, highlighting their ACM membership to employers. You can also upgrade to a Preferred Résumé to keep it at the top of the Résumé Bank, highlighted with a star next to it for increased visibility ($25 for 90 days). Log in to ACM's Job Board and post your résumé today.
Computer Science Teachers Association members: Be sure to visit the CSTA Job Board to create and upload your résumé to the Résumé Bank so that employers find you. Log in and post your résumé today!
ACM and CSTA members: Set up job alerts specifying your skills, interests, and location to receive email notifications when a job is posted that matches your criteria. For more information about the ACM Career & Job Center or CSTA Job Board, please contact Jennifer Ruzicka.
Call for Participation in Developing New Framework to Define K-12 Computer Science Education
ACM, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), and Code.org are joining forces with more than 100 advisors within the computing community to develop a framework that will identify key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. Educators are invited to participate. The review period will close at 11:59 pm PT on April 5. If you can't complete a review by then, there will be a final review period in late May. Visit the K-12 CS framework site for more information.
2015-2016 ACM NDC Study Call for Participation
The 2015-16 ACM NDC Study of non-Ph.D. granting four-year institutions is now open. Now in its fourth year, NDC reaches more than 1,000 US academic units and produces timely data on enrollment, degree production, student body composition, and faculty salaries/demographics that can impact your institution/program(s) and its administration. If your unit has a program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, and/or Software Engineering but has not received an invitation to participate, please email Yan Timanovsky.
Apply for New SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships
ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing and Intel are encouraging graduate students in data science and computational science to apply for a new international program of graduate fellowships that aims to increase diversity in these fields. The deadline for applications is April 30. To qualify, a student must be either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15; pursuing a graduate degree (Master's, PhD, or equivalent) in computational or data science; be less than halfway through her/his planned program of study; and a be woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where the student will earn the degree. Each fellowship recipient will receive a stipend prior to the start of their first academic term after August 1, and will be recognized formally at the annual SC conference awards presentation. The Computational & Data Science Fellowships are made possible by a generous donation from Intel.
Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft Research, offer a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research at well-known ACM sponsored and co-sponsored conferences before a panel of judges and attendees. The most recent SRC winners presented at Modularity 2016.
The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- SIGGRAPH 2016, July 24-28, deadline April 26
- FSE 2016, November 13-19, deadline June 15
- PACT 2016, September 11-15, deadline June 17
- ASSETS 2016, October 24-26, deadline June 24
- MODELS 2016, October 2-7, deadline July 17
Learn about more competitions on the SRC submissions page.
ACM-W Student Scholarships for Attendance at Research Conferences
The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) provides support for women undergraduate or graduate students in computer science and related programs who wish to attend research conferences. This exposure to the computer science research world can encourage a student to continue on to the next level (Undergraduate to Graduate, Masters to Ph.D., Ph.D. to an industry or academic position). The student does not have to present a paper at the conference she attends. Students can apply an unlimited number of times; however, once a student receives an award, she is no longer eligible for future ACM-W scholarships.
The ACM-W scholarships are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in six groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences.
ACM-W encourages the student's home department to match the scholarship award and recognize the student's achievement locally within their department. In addition, if the award is for attendance at one of several ACM Special Interest Group conferences (SIGACCESS, SIGACT, SIGARCH, SIGCOMM, SIGCHI, SIGCSE, SIGDA, SIGECOM, SIGEVO, SIGGRAPH, SIGHPC, SIGIR, SIGITE, SIGMM, SIGMOBILE, SIGOPS, SIGPLAN, and SIGSOFT), the SIG will provide complimentary conference registration and a mentor during the conference. The number of free registrations available varies from SIG to SIG. The 2015-2016 scholarships are made possible by generous support from Google, Microsoft Research, and Oracle.
For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Richard Stallman
The Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) is one of ACM's most valued outreach programs, providing universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and local ACM chapters with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry.
This month's featured speaker is Richard Stallman. Stallman launched the Free Software Movement in 1983 and began development of the GNU operating system in 1984. GNU is free as in freedom (libre): everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today.
Stallman has received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award, the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, and the Premio Extremadura al Conocimiento Libre, as well as several doctorates honoris causa. He has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Available lectures include A Free Digital Society: What Makes Digital Inclusion Good or Bad?; Computing, Freedom and Privacy; Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks; Free Software and Your Freedom; Should We Have More Surveillance than the USSR?; The Danger of Software Patents; and The GNU General Public License.
For more information on Richard Stallman, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
Richard Stallman's Digital Library author page.
ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
IEEE-CS and ACM have joined to share their invited speaker programs, to further the dissemination of technical knowledge of computing fields that greatly benefit both memberships. IEEE-CS chapter volunteers can host a speaker from ACM's Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP), with access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry, by following the instructions on the DSP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an IEEE Computer Society Chapter.
IEEE-CS provides a popular offering of first-quality speakers serving its professional and student chapters. The Distinguished Visitors Program (DVP) owes its success to the many volunteers and staff members of the Computer Society who generously contribute their time and talent. Organizers of an ACM chapter, conference, or event can host a speaker from IEEE-CS's DVP by following the instructions on the DVP site. Make sure you identify yourself as an ACM chapter or event.
Welcome New ACM Chapters
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. The regional ACM Professional, Student, ACM-W, and Special Interest Group (SIG) chapters around the globe involve members locally in competitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. ACM welcomes these new chapters that were chartered February 16 to March 10, 2016:
ACM Student Chapters:
- BMCC ACM-W Student Chapter, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, New York
- COMSATS IIT Attock ACM Student Chapter, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Attock, Pakistan
- Davenport University ACM Student Chapter, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Earlham College ACM-W Student Chapter, Richmond, Indiana
- El Camino College ACM Student Chapter, Torrance, California
- Florida State University ACM SIGGRAPH Student Chapter, Tallahassee
- IIT Ropar ACM Student Chapter, Indian Institute of Technology, Rupnagar
- KLNCIT ACM Student Chapter, KLN College of Information Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
- KSRCAS ACM-W Student Chapter, K.S. Rangasamy College of Arts & Science, Tamil Nadu, India
- Lehigh University ACM-W Student Chapter, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology ACM Student Chapter, Kolkata, India
- NED University of Engineering and Technology ACM Student Chapter, Karachi, Pakistan
- SNS College of Engineering ACM Student Chapter, Coimbatore, India
- Stanley College of Engineering and Technology for Women ACM-W Student Chapter, Hyderabad, India
- The College of St. Scholastica ACM-W Student Chapter, Duluth, Minnesota
- University of Michigan - Flint ACM Student Chapter
- University of Utah ACM-W Student Chapter, Salt Lake City
- Vimal Jyothi Engineering College ACM Student Chapter, Kannur, India
Tri-State Women in Computing Conference: A Post-Celebration Report
By Pallavi Meharia, University of Cincinnati
TRIWiC 2016 was held in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 19 and 20. With more than 150 attendees, the conference attracted students, faculty and industry professionals from Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. With eminent speakers such as Sara Miller (Cummins), Deb Agarwal (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Jennifer Marsman (Microsoft) and Chandra Krintz (University of California, Santa Barbara and founder, AppScale Systems), there were many takeaway points for the attendees. A diverse set of panels covered IT careers in education; graduate school; how to start an ACM-W student chapter at your university; executive women; and careers in technology.
The conference also provided excellent opportunities for students to showcase their research and experiences. The poster competition for undergraduate students was followed by presentations by graduate students, faculty and industry professionals. The diversity of the topics illustrated the breadth and scope of opportunities in computing. A hands-on workshop on "Active Learning in Cybersecurity" encouraged participants to work on assignments in cybersecurity-related topics. With many opportunities for informal socializing and networking, most attendees left the conference with new professional and academic goals, and strategies for achieving them.
Here's what Sumeet Ranu, Vice-President of the University of Cincinnati ACM-W student chapter, had to say about TRIWiC:
"TRIWiC not only gave us the opportunity to learn from professionals and professors attending the conference, but also gave us the chance to talk to younger girls that are new to computing and give them advice based on our experiences. Speaking on the ACM-W panel on starting a student chapter gave us the chance to reflect on our journey in founding our ACM-W chapter. At the end, we truly realized the greater impact of our community service and outreach through partnerships with companies like Microsoft and Google. Through the panel, we were able to influence and encourage young women looking to start women's support groups. We enjoyed networking with people from local tech companies and local colleges that we hadn't even heard about. We even met a few people from our own university that we had never met before. A few of our members also participated in the poster contest and tech talks, and they commented on how the student-conductive nature of this conference gave beginners like them the chance to speak at the conference. Thanks to TRIWiC and the questions we have received from peer women attendees, we felt much more confident in our goals as an ACM-W chapter, and realized that we have been on the right track so far. It was also rewarding to pass on what we learned to other students!"
ACM-W Celebrations are local events that showcase female role models, encourage mentoring and networking, supply accurate information about computing careers, and create opportunities for women to present their research, often for the first time in their careers. Many of these events include poster competitions for undergraduate and graduate students to present their research and project work. You can find information on starting new Celebrations and conference planning resources on the ACM-W Celebrations site. Please contact Wendy Powley for any additional assistance.
Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
Did you know that ACM-W offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACMW-public list is a communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins and upcoming events. To join the list: http://signup.acm.org/listserv_index.cfm?ln=ACM-W-PUBLIC.
Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs: local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems Debuts
The new ACM journal ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS) is now available in the ACM Digital Library. TOMPECS covers all aspects of the modeling, analysis, and performance evaluation of computing and communication systems. Application of performance evaluation methodologies include traditional areas such as computer networks, computer systems, storage systems, telecommunication networks, and Web-based systems, as well as new areas such as data centers, green computing/communications, energy grid networks, and online social networks.
ACM Publications Seeking New Editors-in-Chief
ACM Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due March 31.
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB) has extended their deadline for EIC nominations to April 1.
ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due April 15.
ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due May 6.
Computer Systems Organization Category Editor Needed for ACM Computing Reviews
Computing Reviews, the post-publication review and comment journal of ACM, is seeking a volunteer editor interested in serving as category editor for the computer systems organization area. For more information and to apply, please visit the Computing Reviews site.
ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS) Accepting Submissions
The new ACM journal ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS) is now accepting submissions for special issues on Smart Homes, Internet of Things, and Medical Cyber-Physical Systems.
acmqueue Presents: "Statistics for Engineers"
Heinrich Hartmann, Chief Data Scientist for Circonus, describes the best approaches when applying statistical techniques to operations data. Modern IT systems collect an increasing wealth of data from network gear, operating systems, applications, and other components. This data needs to be analyzed to derive vital information about the user experience and business performance. Statistical techniques that find applications in IT operations include visualization methods, histograms for capturing data and visualizing sample distributions, and the use of percentiles and inverse percentiles when monitoring service levels.
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