ACM MemberNet - October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016


Organize an Hour of Code in Your Community During Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11

Over the past three years, the Hour of Code has introduced over 100 million students in more than 180 countries to computer science. ACM (a partner of, a coalition of organizations dedicated to expanding participation in computer science) invites you to host an Hour of Code in your community and give students an opportunity to gain the skills needed for creating technology that's changing the world. Games, tutorials, and other events are organized by local volunteers from schools, research institutions, and other groups during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11. Here's what you can do:

In Memoriam: Calvin C. ("Kelly") Gotlieb

Calvin C. ("Kelly") Gotlieb passed away on October 16 at age 95. Widely regarded as the "father of computing in Canada," Gotlieb was the inaugural director of the University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science when it was founded in 1964. He served as the Co-chair of ACM's awards committee for more than 20 years, and received its Outstanding Contribution award "for his dedication, total commitment, and never-failing enthusiasm in maintaining the technical excellence and integrity of the ACM awards program."
Read the University of Toronto obituary.

2017 SIG Elections: SIGs Extending Terms

ACM Special Interest Group elections are generally scheduled to take place in odd-numbered years, with the elected officers holding office for a set number of years as set forth in the SIG's bylaws. There is a provision for the SIG's Executive Committee to make a one-time request to extend its term of office. This provision was introduced so that SIGs did not have to hold an expensive election when officers would be rerunning for office, since incumbents were usually reelected.

In accordance with ACM's Constitution and Bylaws, the following SIGs have requested, and the SIG Governing Board has granted, an extension of terms:

  • SIGAPP - Special Interest Group on Applied Computing
  • SIGARCH - Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture
  • SIGBED - Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems
  • SIGEcom - Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce
  • SIGMETRICS - Special Interest Group on Performance Evaluation
  • SIGOPS - Special Interest Group on Operating Systems
  • SIGWEB - Special Interest Group on Hypertext and the Web

As a voting member, you may petition the ACM to request an election. A petition with the names/signatures of at least 1% of the SIG's members must be submitted to ACM Headquarters by 4 November 2016. To initiate the petition process, please contact Pat Ryan, ACM's Chief Operating Officer. If the petition is successful, the SIG will be asked to form a nominating committee and begin the electoral process.


William Gropp Recognized for Major Contributions to High Performance Computing

ACM and IEEE Computer Society awarded the the 2016 ACM/IEEE Computer Society Ken Kennedy Award to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor William Gropp for highly influential contributions to the programmability of high performance parallel and distributed computers. The award will be presented at SC16 in November.
Read the ACM news release.

China honors Turing Laureate John Hopcroft with Highest Honor

ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate John Hopcroft has received China's highest honor, the Friendship Award, which is given each year to 50 foreign experts for outstanding contributions to China's economic and social progress. Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science, has lectured frequently in China and helped several Chinese universities upgrade their advanced teaching programs.

Eugene Spafford to Receive IFIP Award for Work in Information Security

ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) Past Chair Eugene Spafford will be the 2017 recipient of IFIP's Kristian Beckman Award, which recognizes individuals who significantly contribute to the development of information security. Spafford is a Computer Science professor at Purdue University, and he founded the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) in 1998.
Read the Purdue news release.

Nominate a Teacher for New Excellence in CS Teaching Awards: Deadline November 1

ACM, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and Infosys Foundation USA announce the Awards for Teaching Excellence in Computer Science. Up to 10 awards of $10,000 each will be given annually to recognize today's best teachers from around the world. Applications for nominations for the awards are now available. The deadline is November 1.

Call for ACM Award Nominations

Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community through its celebrated Awards Program. And annually, ACM's award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments. You and your colleagues are invited to nominate candidates for ACM awards, including:
Awards with November 30 nomination deadlines:

  • A.M. Turing Award
  • ACM Prize in Computing (formerly ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences)
  • ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award
  • Software System Award
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award
  • Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
  • Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award
  • Eugene L. Lawler Award
  • Athena Lecturer Award
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award

Please take a moment to consider those individuals in your community who may be suitable for nomination. Refer to for nomination guidelines and the complete listing of Award Subcommittee Chairs and Members.


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 December 3.


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:


SPLASH 2016, October 30 to November 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity covers technologies at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. There are three scheduled keynote talks: University of Washington associate professor Andrew J. Ko, on "A Human View of Programming Languages"; University of Pennsylvania professor and ACM Fellow Benjamin Pierce, on "The Science of Deep Specification"; and Northwestern University associate professor Robby Findler, on "Redex: Lightweight Semantics Engineering."

SC 2016, November 13 to 18, Salt Lake City, Utah

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will gather the international HPC community with a program of invited talks, panels, research papers, tutorials, workshops, posters, and birds-of-a-feather sessions, as well as student programs to engage and foster the next generation of HPC professionals. Katharine Frase of IBM's Watson Education unit will deliver a keynote on Cognitive Computing.

FSE 2016, November 13 to 18, Seattle, Washington

The ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering will include sessions on Specification, Debugging, Security and Privacy, Verification, Requirements and Models, Static Analysis and much more. A featured keynote speaker is ACM Distinguished Scientist and CHI Academy member Margaret Burnett, on "'Womenomics' and Gender-Inclusive Software: What Software Engineers Need to Know."

Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work, December 5 to 6, 2016, Houston, Texas

The Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work conference will focus on issues created by the impact of information technology on labor markets over the next 25 years. The event features renowned speakers from academia, industry and leading think tanks with expertise in technology, economics, social sciences and the humanities. Introducing the conference and providing concluding remarks will be Moshe Vardi, professor of Computer Science at Rice University and Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM.

SIGGRAPH Asia, December 5 to 8, Macao

The 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. The conference features research papers, demonstrations, and screenings featuring the community's latest technical achievements, and exhibits displaying the industry's current hardware, software, and services. Paul Debevec, Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR, a former Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH, and an Academy Award recipient, will be keynoting.


USACM Sends Comments to Department of Justice on Accesibility Regulations

On October 7, USACM submitted comments to the US Department of Justice on anticipated accessibility regulations. These new regulations will apply to websites and mobile apps provided by state and local governments. The comments address the value of aligning state and local government requirements with federal government accessibility requirements, flexible regulatory approaches that support technical innovation, the role of international accessibility standards and guidelines, and approaches to foster compliance. Read more in the Tech 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 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.

ACM's Discounts and Special Offers Program (formerly known as the ACM Member Value Plus (MVP) Program) is our way of saying "Thanks!" to our members by providing you with discounts on the goods and services you need, want and use. Save on insurance, software/hardware, careers and conferences, magazines, books and journals, travel, financial products, and general consumer products.

ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing

You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM's new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.


Watch October 19 Webcast on TensorFlow with Google's Martin Wicke

Register to watch on-demand the free ACM webinar, TensorFlow: A Framework for Scalable Machine Learning, presented on October 19 by Martin Wicke, Software Engineer at Google.

ACM Learning Webinars are free with registration, available for streaming on all major mobile devices, and are recorded for on-demand viewing.

New Skillsoft Books and Videos

New books covering the latest IT skills and technologies are always being added to the ACM Skillsoft Learning Collections. New titles recently added to our library cover the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education; CISSP Practice Exams, 4th Edition; Cyber-Risk Management; Linux in Easy Steps, 5th Edition; Securing SQL Server: Protecting Your Database from Attackers, 3rd Edition; and much more.

Did you know that ACM members have access to thousands of IT and productivity videos from Skillsoft? Covering a variety of today's hottest topics, these videos offer "on-the-job" support and "just-in-time" solutions for busy practitioners. Recently, Skillsoft added significant video content in the following knowledge areas: Apache Storm Introduction; ARCH; Java Multi-Tenant Cloud Programming Fundamentals; Microsoft Sharepoint 2016; iOS Application Development; Perl Programming Essentials; and much more.

See the Skillsoft Learning Collections page for more information on books and videos. A more comprehensive list of recently added book and video titles is available here


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 email [email protected].


ACM and Partners Release Framework for Computer Science Education in US K-12 Schools

ACM,, the Computer Science Teachers Association, the Cyber Innovation Center, and the National Math and Science Initiative have launched a framework that identifies key K-12 computer science concepts and practices educators should expect students exiting grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to know. The K-12 Computer Science Framework is intended to inform the development of standards, curriculum, and computer science pathways, and to help school systems build capacity for teaching computer science.

New AP Computer Science Principles Launched

Launched this fall, AP Computer Science Principles introduces US high school students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. It has had the largest launch of any AP course with more than 2,000 schools participating.

In development since 2008, AP Computer Science Principles was created with significant support from the National Science Foundation. The College Board worked with more than 50 leading high school and higher education computer science educators who piloted the course at their institutions. This rigorous process of development and testing has yielded a course that not only reflects the latest scholarship in the field, but provides students with a relevant and engaging learning experience. Members of the ACM Education Board and Council played leading roles in helping to develop and promote AP CS Principles at schools all over the United States.

Call for Comments on Update of ACM-IEEE-CS IT Undergraduate Curricula

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society are updating the 2008 report "Curriculum Guidelines for the Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Technology"(IT2008) in an effort to retain currency in the computing curricula guidelines. ACM is asking IT industry professionals specifically for help in completing a survey on the project to implement the update, dubbed IT2017. Version .61 of the IT2017 report is available for review. If you have already reviewed a prior version of this document, the IT2017 task group has already considered your comments in this new version. Once reviewed, please complete the survey to provide your feedback.


Applications for 2016 Cutler-Bell Prize for Excellence in High School Computing Due November 1

Every year, the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. The intent of the program is to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.

The application process involves a Challenge that focuses on having the student develop an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. Judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. The application period closes November 1. If you need inspiration, check out last year's winners and their projects!

Four winners will be selected and each will be awarded a $10,000 prize and cost of travel to the annual ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing Reception, where students will demonstrate their programs and discuss their work. The prizes are funded by a $1 million endowment established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell.

Winners of the 2016 Cutler-Bell Prize will be notified via email in January 2017.

Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines

ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs), sponsored by Microsoft, 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 MODELS 2016.

The next conferences accepting submissions are:

Learn more about competitions on the SRC submissions page and SRC guidelines for students.

ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend 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.


About the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program

ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, now provides colleges and universities, corporations, event and conference planners, and agencies—in addition to ACM local Chapters—with direct access to top technology leaders and innovators from nearly every sector of the computing industry.

Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry and government speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today. Our booking process is simple and convenient.

s month's featured speaker is Andy Koronios. Andy is the Head of the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Australia. He holds academic qualifications in Electrical Engineering, Computing and education and a PhD from the University of Queensland. Andy has established two university research labs and a funded research center and is currently the Director of the Strategic Information Management Research Lab in the Advanced Computer Research Centre. He has worked as a consultant and as a professional speaker on IT issues in Australia and South East Asia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a Founding Fellow of the International Institute of Engineering Asset Management.

For more information on Andy, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
Andy Koronios's Digital Library author page.

ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs

IEEE-CS and ACM are sharing 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 September 19 to October 16, 2016:

ACM Student Chapters:

  • ACM Student Chapter at USI, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville
  • Augsburg College ACM Student Chapter, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • BBSBEC ACM Student Chapter, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, India
  • Bennett University ACM Student Chapter, Greater Noida, India
  • College of Charleston ACM-W Student Chapter, Charleston, South Carolina
  • College of San Mateo ACM Student Chapter, San Mateo, California
  • CSU Bakersfield ACM Student Chapter, California State University, Bakersfield
  • CSU Northridge ACM Student Chapter, California State University, Thousand Oaks
  • DePaul University ACM-W Student Chapter, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dixie State University ACM-W Student Chapter, St. George, Utah
  • Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano ACM Student Chapter, Bogota, Colombia
  • ITSEC ACM-W Student Chapter, I.T.S. Engineering College, Greater Noida, India
  • KIIT University ACM Student Chapter, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Loyola University Chicago ACM Student Chapter
  • MLRITM ACM Student Chapter, MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
  • North Carolina A&T State University ACM-W Student Chapter, Greensboro
  • SRM University ACM Student Chapter, Chennai, India
  • University of Maine ACM-W Student Chapter, Orono
  • University of Stirling ACM Student Chapter, Scotland, UK
  • University of Texas at San Antonio ACM-W Student Chapter
  • Valparaiso University ACM Student Chapter, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Valparaiso University ACM-W Student Chapter, Valparaiso, Indiana

ACM Professional Chapters:

  • CBio ACM Chapter, Lanzhou, China
  • Majmaah ACM Chapter, Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
  • Shanghai ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Shanghai, China
  • Taipei ACM Chapter, New Taipei, Taiwan


Rocky Mountain Celebration Features College and Career Fairs

By Wendy Powley (Queens University), ACM-W Celebrations Committee Chair

The Rocky Mountain Celebration of Women in Computing (RMCWiC 2016) was held in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 22 and 23. The celebration included a track for high school women and one for professional women. The high school track was so popular that students were turned away as the conference reached capacity. The interaction and synergy between the groups was even better than expected. Total attendance was 282 with students from 13 colleges and universities and several local high schools. The high school track featured a college fair with 16 exhibitors. The college fair was also well attended by college students looking for graduate schools. The career fair featured 19 companies set up to speak with attendees and to collect resumes. The career fair was the closing session for a successful event that included two keynote speakers, Julie Lerman (author and consultant on Microsoft's Data Access Technology: Entity Framework) and Cydni Tetro (tech consultant and entrepreneur, founder and president of Women Tech Council); interviewing and resume writing workshops; paper and poster presentations; panel discussions; and two "un-conference" sessions ("How to Deal with Inappropriate Responses and Behaviors in the Workplace" and "Work Life Balance"). Other popular sessions included a Mentoring Breakfast on Friday morning and different virtual reality experiences set up by one of the sponsors during the "Games and More" evening session.

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:

Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs: local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.


ACM Interactions Welcomes New Editors-in-Chief

ACM Interactions welcomes Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa and Gilbert Cockton as new Co-Editors-in-Chief. The appointment was effective October 1; they will begin their tenure with the March/April 2017 issue. Simone is an Associate Professor in the Informatics Department of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Gilbert is a Professor of Design Theory in the School of Design at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Computer Systems Organization and Human-Centered Computing Category Editors Needed for ACM Computing Reviews

Computing Reviews, the post-publication review and comment journal of ACM, is seeking volunteer editors interested in serving as category editors for two areas: Computer Systems Organization and Human-Centered Computing.

acmqueue Presents: "Research for Practice: Web Security and Mobile Web Computing"

Research for Practice is curated by Peter Bailis, assistant professor of computer science at Stanford University. RfP combines the resources of the ACM Digital Library with the expertise of the ACM membership. In every RfP column for acmqueue, experts share a short curated selection of papers on a concentrated, practically-oriented topic. In this section, Web Security and Mobile Web Computing, Jean Yang provides an overview of how to use information flow techniques to build programs that are secure by construction. Also, Vijay Janapa Reddi and Yuhao Zhu provide an overview of the challenges for the future of the mobile web.

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What Is the ACM Code of Ethics?

The ACM Code of Ethics identifies the elements of every member's commitment to ethical professional conduct. It outlines fundamental considerations that contribute to society and human well-being and those that specifically relate to professional responsibilities, organizational imperatives, and compliance with the code. Learn more about the Code and the Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

The ACM Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE) is seeking active participation in Code 2018: revising the current ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to reflect the shifts in both technology and society since its adoption in 1992. Visit the Code 2018 page for more information and to link to a feedback form for submitting your comments. A draft will be available December 1.

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