ACM MemberNet - November 29, 2018
Welcome to the November 2018 edition of ACM MemberNet, bringing you the world of ACM and beyond. Explore the many facets of ACM with our newsletter of member activities and events. Read past issues of MemberNet online at https://www.acm.org/membership/acm-membernet-archive.
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November 29, 2018
- ACM Names 2018 Distinguished Members
- Organize an Hour of Code in Your Community During Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9
- Participate in a Global Survey of Scientists
- ACM Names Sarita Adve 2018 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Recipient
- Two Teams of Supercomputing Experts Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
- ABET Recognizes Two ACM Members for Contributions to Curricula and Diversity
- ACM Award Nomination Submission Procedures
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, December 4 to 7, Tokyo, Japan
- Middleware 2018, December 10-14, Rennes, France
- POPL 2019, January 13-19, Lisbon, Portugal
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- ACM Academic Membership Option
- Featured Member Benefits: FreshBooks and Credible
- ACM and SocialCoder Team Up for Positive Impact through Computing
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
- Encourage US High School Students to Apply for 2018-2019 ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize
- Young Researchers: Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 22-27, 2019
- Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
- ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
- Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
- About the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program
- Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Andrew Tanenbaum
- ACM, IEEE Computer Society Share Distinguished Speakers Programs
- Student Chapters: Here's Your Opportunity to Participate in Hour of Code!
- ACM Chapter De-charter Notice
- ACM Chapter Probation Notice
- Welcome New ACM Chapters
- Communications of the ACM Launches Section on China Region Technology
- ACM Launches Newsletter for Publishing Community
- Computers in Entertainment to Close on December 28
- New Journals ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice, ACM Transactions on Data Science, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things and ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare Accepting Submissions
- ACM Queue Presents: "Benchmarking 'Hello, World!'"
- Subscribe to Communications of the ACM
ACM has named 49 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. The 2018 Distinguished Members are exemplars for their peers, and represent ACM’s worldwide geographic reach, as well as the exciting range of subdisciplines that constitute today’s technology landscape. The 2018 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world. They represent countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the United States and the United Kingdom. These innovators have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including algorithms, artificial intelligence, computer architecture, computer science education, cybersecurity, graphics, human-computer interaction, and networking.
"By honoring these individuals, we highlight the professional achievements behind the technologies that have transformed both our daily lives and society in general,” explains ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “Each Distinguished Member has also demonstrated a commitment to being part of the professional community through his or her longstanding membership in ACM. These computing leaders really epitomize ACM’s mission of 'advancing computing as a science and a profession.'"
The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field.
Read the ACM news release.
The Hour of Code has introduced over 100 million students in more than 180 countries to computer science. ACM (a partner of Code.org, a coalition of organizations dedicated to expanding participation in computer science) encourages 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.
Now in its fifth year, the Hour of Code is a global movement designed to generate excitement in young people about programming and technology. Games, tutorials, and other events are organized by local volunteers from schools, research institutions, and other groups during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event, and anyone from ages 4 to 104 can try the one-hour tutorials, which are available in more than 45 languages. Learn more about how to teach an Hour of Code. Visit the Get Involved page for additional ideas for promoting your event. Please post activities you are hosting/participating in, pass along this information, and encourage others to post their activities. Tweet about it at #HourOfCode.
The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists needs people in mathematical, computing and natural sciences, including students, to share their career and educational experiences. The data being collected will include focused information about women in these fields. The survey is being conducted through December 31 by The Gender Gap in Science project, funded by the International Council for Science, a collaboration of several organizations including ACM.
ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Sarita Adve of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the recipient of the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Adve was cited for her research contributions and leadership in the development of memory consistency models for C++ and Java; for service to numerous computer science organizations; and for exceptional mentoring. The award was presented at SC18: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis earlier this month in Dallas, Texas.
Read the ACM news release.
The 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize was awarded to two teams. A seven-member team affiliated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory was recognized for their paper “Attacking the Opioid Epidemic: Determining the Epistatic and Pleiotropic Genetic Architectures for Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction,” and a 12-member team affiliated with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recognized for their paper “Exascale Deep Learning for Climate Analytics.” The ACM Gordon Bell Prize tracks the progress of parallel computing and rewards innovation in applying high performance computing to challenges in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. The award was presented during the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC18) in Dallas, Texas.
Read the ACM news release.
Two ACM members have received awards from ABET. Former ABET President Lawrence G. Jones received the Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award for his consensus-building and diplomacy in leading ABET councils and committees that resulted in the harmonization of criteria across disciplines, a streamlined governance structure, and a new set of strategic priorities. The Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion was given to Ignatios Vakalis, a professor of computer science and software engineering at California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, for outstanding vision, commitment and progress in the recruitment, retention and empowerment of women in computing.
ABET accredits college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the Associate, Bachelor and Master degree levels.
Each year, ACM recognizes technical and professional achievements within the computing and information technology community through its celebrated Awards Program. ACM welcomes nominations for candidates whose work exemplifies the best and most influential contributions to our community, and society at large. ACM's award committees evaluate the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments. For awards presented at the annual June banquet, the deadline for award nominations is January 15, 2019.
Please take a moment to consider those individuals in your community who may be suitable for nomination. Refer to the award nominations page for nomination guidelines and the complete listing of Award Subcommittee Chairs and Members.
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. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is December 3.
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:
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds who are at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Keynote speakers are David Oh, Project Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Erik Demaine, Professor of Computer Science, MIT; Kaname Hayashi, Founder and CEO, GROOVE X.
The ACM/IFIP Middleware Conference is a major forum for the discussion of innovations and recent scientific advances of middleware systems. Keynote speakers are Anne-Marie Kermarrec, Senior Researcher at Inria and an ACM Fellow; and Emin Gün Sirer, an associate professor at Cornell University, a co-director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts, and the founder and chief scientist of bloXroute Labs.
The 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. Co-hosted workshops will cover Certified Programs and Proofs, and Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation. Keynote speakers are Mark Harman, an Engineering Manager at Facebook London, and Brigitte Pientka, an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science at McGill University.
It's been a busy month for ACM policy work on both sides of the Atlantic.
In early November, the ACM US Technology Policy Committee submitted Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is coordinating development of the Administration's approach to consumer privacy—a very hot topic in Washington these days and likely the subject of legislation early next year in the new Congress. The US Committee also orchestrated the joint endorsement of Comments of the Computing Community Consortium on Revision of the 2016 National Artificial Intelligence R&D Strategic Plan, submitted to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program through the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Meanwhile, the Chairs of ACM's Europe Council and ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee together wrote to the chief of staff of the European Commission's influential Scientific Advice Mechanism group offering the assistance of ACM experts in addressing several key concepts, such as privacy and security by design, not currently covered in the EC's April 2018 Scoping Paper on "Transforming the Future of Ageing." That offer was just accepted and ACM Europe Council Chair Chris Hankin will be addressing the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA) group about these issues in early December. (Comprised of “five European academy networks,” SAPEA works within the SAM to provide technical advice to European Commission policymakers.)
Also, in late October, Europe Technology Policy Committee Chair Oliver Grau was one of two experts chosen to conduct a deep dive briefing on AI technology for a lay audience of EC staff, industry professionals and other technology organization representatives attending the 40th annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels. The briefing was part of an officially sanctioned “side event” at the Conference organized by the Future of Privacy Forum, an international NGO with principal offices in Brussels and Washington.
Visit the Public Policy Statements page for a complete list of both the US and Europe Policy Committees' policy products produced so far this year.
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.
The ACM Academic Department Membership option allows universities and colleges to provide ACM Professional Membership to their faculty at a greatly reduced collective cost. ACM offers a membership for academic department faculty at the cost of $49 per person, more than half off the standard ACM professional membership fee of $99 per year. Through this program, each faculty member will receive all the benefits of individual professional ACM membership, including Communications of the ACM, member rates to ACM Special Interest Group conferences, member subscription rates to ACM journals, and much more. To learn more, visit the ACM Academic Department Membership page or contact Cindy Ryan.
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ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
Connecting with the right employers in computing can be a daunting task. Thankfully, the world's leading companies, colleges and universities come to the ACM Career & Job Center to find the best candidates. By creating an account on the ACM Career and Job Center, you'll gain access to a wide range of tools to help you find the perfect job:
- Finding a Job - Use the job search tools to find a job that matches your search criteria.
- Create and Manage Email Alerts - Stay on top of the latest job openings. Receive an email when new jobs match your search criteria.
- Create/Post Resumes - Get noticed by employers. Create or upload a resume with our easy-to-use tools so employer can get in touch with you.
- View Saved Jobs - Save jobs that interest you, add notes, share with friends, and track your applies to keep on top of your job search.
For any assistance with the ACM Career and Job Center, please contact ACM's Advertising Sales Manager, Ilia Rodriguez.
Chris Stephenson has been named Co-Chair (with Jane Prey) of ACM's Education Board and Council, to serve for the two-year term ending June 30, 2020. Stephenson is Head of Computer Science Education Strategy at Google and is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). She was recently named an ACM Distinguished Member and received the 2016 ACM Presidential Award for her lifelong commitment to computer science education.
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 January 5, 2019.
Up to four winners will be selected and each will be awarded a $10,000 prize, which will be administered through the financial aid department at the university the student will attend. The prizes are funded by a $1 million endowment established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell.
Detailed information, including the link to the online application, is available on the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing website. Winners of the 2018-2019 Cutler-Bell Prize will be notified via email in February 2019.
ACM encourages young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields. For one week, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics), and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical Aspects of Information Science) will engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.
The seventh HLF will take place September 22 to 27, 2019. This high-profile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in an informal atmosphere, and is fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Applications must be submitted online at https://application.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org by February 15, 2019. Read more about how to apply in the FAQ. You can also nominate a candidate (on the registration form, you will need to enter ACM’s organization number; please email [email protected] to request this number). Successful candidates will be selected by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. Those who are accepted will be notified in April.
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 SC18. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- CGO 2019, February 16-20, deadline December 1
- ASPLOS 2019, April 13-17, deadline December 7
- ICSE 2019, May 25-31, deadline January 7, 2019
- CHI 2019, May 4-9, deadline January 7, 2019
- Programming 2019, April 1-4, deadline February 8, 2019
- MOBILESoft 2019, May 25-26, deadline February 18, 2019
- SIGGRAPH 2019, July 28-August 1, deadline April 25, 2019
- ESEC/FSE 2019, August 26-30, deadline May 24, 2019
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). For application form, notification dates and more information, please visit the scholarships page.
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
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.
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This month's featured speaker is Andrew Tanenbaum. Andrew is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is the principal designer of three operating systems: TSS-11, Amoeba, and MINIX, and is the author or coauthor of five books, which have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has been active in SIGOPS and was program chairman for the ACM SIGOPS European Workshop in 1996. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science.
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.
Over the past four years, the Hour of Code introduced over 630 million students in more than 180 countries to computer science. This year, with your chapter's participation, we can make it bigger and better than ever! The Hour of Code is a global movement designed to generate excitement in young people about programming and technology. Games, tutorials, and other events are organized by local volunteers from schools, research institutions, and other groups during Computer Science Education Week, December 3 to 9.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event, and anyone from ages 4 to 104 can try the one-hour tutorials, which are available in more than 45 languages. Learn more about how to teach an Hour of Code. Visit the Get Involved page for additional ideas for promoting your event.
To mark your contribution to Hour of Code, ACM will reward each Student Chapter that participates with a pizza party!* Send a brief description of your plans by November 30 to [email protected] and we'll follow up with guidelines to participate.
*(up to $150)
ACM has de-chartered chapters on probation that did not complete their 2018 annual reports. The list of de-chartered chapters can be found at https://www.acm.org/chapters/acm-chapter-de-charter-notice. Members interested in activating their chapters should complete their 2018 Annual Report immediately. If you have any questions, contact the ACM Local Activities Department at [email protected].
ACM has placed active chapters who did not complete their 2018 annual reports on probation. This list of chapters can be found at https://www.acm.org/chapters/acm-chapter-probation-notice. Members interested in activating their chapters should complete their 2018 Annual Report immediately. If you have any questions, contact the ACM Local Activities Department at [email protected].
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 new chapters that were chartered October 12 to November 19, 2018:
ACM Student Chapters:
- Central Washington University ACM Student Chapter, Ellensburg
- Firat University ACM Student Chapter, Elazig, Turkey
- Franklin University ACM Student Chapter, Columbus, Ohio
- IIT Goa ACM Student Chapter, Indian Institute of Technology, Goa, India
- IT-University ACM Student Chapter, Kerkwijk, The Netherlands
- James Madison University ACM-W Student Chapter, Harrisonburg, Virginia
- KLECET Chikodi ACM Student Chapter, KLE Society's KLE College of Engineering and Technology, Chikodi, India
- KSU ACM Student Chapter, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Los Rios CCD Sacramento ACM Student Chapter, Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento, California
- MBC Peermade ACM Student Chapter, Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Idukki, India
- Mercyhurst University ACM Student Chapter, Erie, Pennsylvania
- MIT WPU ACM Student Chapter, MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India
- Oklahoma City University ACM Student Chapter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Pellissippi State Community College ACM Student Chapter, Knoxville, Tennessee
- PESMCOE ACM Student Chapter, PES's Modern College of Engineering, Pune, India
- Punjab Engineering College ACM Student Chapter, Chandigarh, India
- RCOEM ACM Student Chapter, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur, India
- SHU ACM Student Chapter, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
- UALR ACM Student Chapter, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
- USICT ACM Student Chapter, University School of Information, Communication and Technology, Delhi, India
- Western New England University ACM Student Chapter, Springfield, Massachusetts
- Whitman College ACM Student Chapter, Walla Walla, Washington
ACM Professional Chapters:
- Qingdao China ACM Chapter, Qingdao
- China ACM SIGAPP Chapter, Qingdao
- Digital Transformation ACM Chapter, Thohoyandou, South Africa
- High Performance Data Analytics ACM SIGKDD Chapter, Vicksburg, Mississippi
- Melbourne ACM SIGCHI Chapter, Port Melbourne, Australia
- Montreal ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter, Montreal, Canada
On November 2 and 3, the ACM Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing (CAN-CWiC) visited the East Coast of Canada for the first time as Dalhousie University's Faculty of Computer Science hosted the 2018 conference. Taking place at the Halifax Convention Centre, CAN-CWiC welcomed 480 students, faculty and industry professionals to this national event for women studying and working in technology. Students represented 30 academic institutions from across Canada including the University of Waterloo, Queen's University, McGill University and Carleton University, as well as from closer to home, with large contingents attending from the University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, Acadia University, and Dalhousie University, among others.
Attendees enjoyed a full program of talks, workshops and panel discussions in four program tracks—Technology, Research, Diversity and Outreach—and heard from high-profile keynote speakers at three notable institutions: Carol Frieze and Jeria Quesenberry (Carnegie Mellon University), Una-May O'Reilly (MIT), and Carolyn Watters (Dalhousie University).
From creating inclusive environments in industry and effective networking strategies, to building FAQ Bots and live podcasts, delegates left CAN-CWiC 2018 with a lot of food for thought and inspiration.
2018 sponsors included TD, DeepMind, IBM, Google, Microsoft, ACM-W, Irving Oil, Deloitte and many more. We extend our most sincere thanks to our sponsors without whom the conference would not be possible.
If you would like more information on Celebrations or would like to organize an event in your area, please contact Wendy Powley, Chair of the Celebrations Committee. International Celebrations are encouraged and welcomed!
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.
Communications of the ACM has launched the China Region Special Section, the first in a series of regional special sections. The new section focuses on the China region and comprises 13 articles examining current computing and information technology trends in China, Macau and Hong Kong. The goal of the series is to build “an inclusive forum that spans the global community, with active participation from everyone, everywhere,” according to CACM Editor-in-Chief Andrew Chien. Special sections highlighting the leadership, unique characteristics and development of computing in each featured region will appear in selected CACM issues, on a quarterly basis.
The Blue Diamond is a new ACM newsletter for the publishing community. Its aim is to keep ACM's community of dedicated authors, editors, reviewers, volunteers and library consortia members informed about the expansion of ACM's publications program into new areas of research and practice; the relaunch of ACM's Digital Library in 2019; and other new initiatives. To be published three times a year, The Blue Diamond will also cover changes to ACM's publications policies, Open Access, ACM Books, and more. Read the inaugural issue here.
ACM's online magazine, Computers in Entertainment (CIE), will end its 15-year run on December 28, 2018. Newton Lee, the magazine's founder and sole Editor-in-Chief, traces the roots of the magazine and shares some of his favorite memories and interviews in his last editorial. The final issue of the journal has just been published and is now available in ACM's Digital Library. The website content will be archived by year end and stored in the Digital Library along with almost 50 volumes of CIE.
New Journals ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice, ACM Transactions on Data Science, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things and ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare Accepting Submissions
ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice (DTRAP) targets the prevention, identification, mitigation, and elimination of digital threats, aiming to bridge the gap between academic research and industry practice. It is accepting submissions on extant digital threats, rather than laboratory models of potential threats.
ACM Transactions on Data Science (TDS) includes cross-disciplinary innovative research ideas, algorithms, systems, theory and applications on data science, including data cleaning, transformation, representation, integration, indexing, modeling, analysis, visualization, and interpretation while retaining privacy, fairness, provenance, transparency, and provision of social benefit, within the context of big data.
ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT) publishes novel research contributions and experience reports in several research domains whose synergy and interrelations enable the IoT vision. TIOT focuses on system designs, end-to-end architectures, and enabling technologies, and on publishing results and insights corroborated by a strong experimental component.
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing papers that have scientific and technological results pertaining to how computing is improving healthcare.
Observation tools for large-scale distributed transaction systems are not keeping up with the complexity of the environment. Exploring a simpler environment can help expose some of the problems that confront today's tool users and tool builders. In this article for ACM Queue, Richard L. Sites walks through six different views of the execution of "Hello, World!" to see what is often missing in today's tools. Know what each tool you use is blind to, know what information you need to understand a performance problem, and then look for tools that can actually observe that information directly.
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The ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognize and support European ACM members and activities. The Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. It is comprised of European computer scientists committed to fostering the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters, to encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM.
Check out the ACM Europe Council's newly revamped website.
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