ACM MemberNet - March 28, 2019

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March 28, 2019














ACM Announces 2018 Turing Award Recipients

ACM has named Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun recipients of the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing.

Working independently and together, Hinton, LeCun and Bengio developed conceptual foundations for the field, identified surprising phenomena through experiments, and contributed engineering advances that demonstrated the practical advantages of deep neural networks. In recent years, deep learning methods have been responsible for astonishing breakthroughs in computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, and robotics—among other applications.

Bengio is Professor, University of Montreal and Scientific Director at Mila, Quebec’s Artificial Intelligence Institute; Hinton is VP and Engineering Fellow, Google, Chief Scientific Adviser, The Vector Institute, and Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto; and LeCun is Professor at New York University, and VP and Chief AI Scientist, Facebook.

The ACM A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” carries a $1 million prize, with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing. Bengio, Hinton and LeCun will formally receive the 2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award at ACM’s annual awards banquet on June 15 in San Francisco, California.

“Artificial intelligence is now one of the fastest-growing areas in all of science and one of the most talked-about topics in society,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “The growth of and interest in AI is due, in no small part, to the recent advances in deep learning for which Bengio, Hinton and LeCun laid the foundation. These technologies are used by billions of people. Anyone who has a smartphone in their pocket can tangibly experience advances in natural language processing and computer vision that were not possible just 10 years ago. In addition to the products we use every day, new advances in deep learning have given scientists powerful new tools—in areas ranging from medicine, to astronomy, to materials science.”

Read the ACM news release.

Elisa Bertino Named 2019-2020 ACM Athena Lecturer

ACM has named Elisa Bertino of Purdue University the 2019-2020 Athena Lecturer for pioneering and impactful contributions to data management and data security theory and systems, along with outstanding contributions to broadening participation in computing via professional leadership and mentoring. Bertino is recognized as one of the top database security experts worldwide, and has made contributions to data security and privacy in many different contexts and perspectives including context-based access control, digital identity management, data intregrity, Internet of Things and sensor network security, secure and privacy-preserving provenance, privacy-preserving analytics, protection from insider threats, and cloud security. Bertino is also an outstanding educator and mentor, who has been especially active in encouraging young women to pursue careers in computing. Bertino is the Samuel Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, where she also heads the Cyber Space Security Lab.

Initiated in 2006 by the ACM Council on Women in Computing (ACM-W), the Athena Lecturer Award celebrates women researchers who have made fundamental contributions to computer science. The award carries a cash prize of $25,000, with financial support provided by Two Sigma.

"Elisa Bertino's work has made fundamental contributions that allow people access to systems based on their roles, the time of day, as well as their locations," said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. In addition, "Bertino has had a lasting impact on the field, through her participation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC), as well as her mentorship of younger colleagues."

Bertino is the Samuel Conte Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, where she also heads the Cyber Space Security Lab. She will formally receive the Athena Lecturer Award at ACM's annual awards banquet on June 15 in San Francisco.

Read the ACM news release.

2019 ACM SIGGRAPH Candidate Slate

The ACM SIGGRAPH Nominating Committee has proposed the following candidates for the 2019 ACM SIGGRAPH election which will commence on 14 June 2019:

Adam Finkelstein, Princeton University
Paul Kry, McGill University

Elizabeth Baron, Founder of Immersionary Enterprises (formerly Immersive Realities Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Company)
Mona Kasra, University of Virginia

Adam Bargteil, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Joaquim Jorge, INESC-ID/University Lisboa

In accordance with the ACM SIGGRAPH Bylaws, additional candidates may be placed on the ballot by petition. All candidates must be ACM Professional Members as well as members of ACM SIGGRAPH. Anyone interested in petitioning must inform ACM Headquarters, Pat Ryan ([email protected]), of their intent to petition by 2 April 2019. Petitions must be submitted to ACM Headquarters for verification by 18 April 2019.

The Nominating Committee:

  • Rebecca Strzelec, Chair
  • Scott Owen
  • KangKang Yin
  • Mark Elendt
  • Paula Gaetano-Adi
  • Ladislav Kavan

ACM's FY 2018 Annual Report

ACM's past fiscal year included several initiatives focused on the health of the field. New curricula were introduced to prepare next generations of computing professionals for employment in the global workplace of the future. ACM also released a revitalized Code of Ethics that fortifies our leading role in articulating what it means to be a computing professional. ACM has also formed several key partnerships that will foster new collaborations and allow us to share our rich and extensive resources. Learn more about ACM's activities, including those of the Europe, India and China Councils, in the Annual Report.


Jack Dongarra Named 2019 Recipient of SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering

Jack Dongarra, a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee, was awarded the 2019 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) held February 25 to March 1 in Spokane, Washington. He received the award and delivered his prize lecture, "The Singular Value Decomposition: Anatomy of an Algorithm, Optimizing for Performance," on February 28. SIAM and ACM recognized Dongarra for his key role in the development of software and software standards, software repositories, performance and benchmarking software, and in community efforts to prepare for the challenges of exascale computing, especially in adapting linear algebra infrastructure to emerging architectures. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and SIAM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He also received the 2013 ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award.
Read the SIAM news release.

ACM and CSTA Announce 2018-2019 Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) announced the winners of the 2018-2019 Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. Four high school students were selected from among a pool of graduating high school seniors throughout the US who applied for the award by submitting a project or artifact that engages modern technology and computer science. A panel of judges selected the recipients based on the ingenuity, complexity, relevancy and originality of their projects.

The Cutler-Bell Prize promotes the field of computer science and empowers students to pursue computing challenges beyond the traditional classroom environment. In 2015, David Cutler and Gordon Bell established the award. Cutler is a software engineer, designer, and developer of several operating systems at Digital Equipment Corporation. Bell, an electrical engineer, is researcher emeritus at Microsoft Research.

The winners are Naveen Durvasula, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Springs, Maryland; Isha Puri, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, New York; Eshika Saxena, Interlake High School, Bellevue, Washington; and Varun Shenoy, Cupertino High School, Cupertino, California. The winning projects illustrate the diverse applications being developed by the next generation of computer scientists.

Each Cutler-Bell Prize winner receives a $10,000 cash prize. This year’s recipients will be formally recognized at the Computer Science Teachers Association’s annual conference, July 7-10.

Read the news release. For more information visit CSTA.

ACM-W Creates Rising Star Award

The ACM Women's Council (ACM-W) has announced the creation of the ACM-W Rising Star Award, recognizing a woman whose early-career research has had significant impact on the computing discipline, as measured by frequent citation of the work; creation of a new research area; a high degree of technology transfer; and/or other positive influences. Andrea Goldsmith, who was named the ACM Athena Lecturer in 2018, wanted to "give back" to women in the computing community after receiving that honor, and was instrumental in creating the Rising Star Award.

ACM-W is establishing an awards committee that will solicit nominations for the award annually in early August. The winner will be recognized at a conference of her choosing, pending the approval of the conference program committee. The awardee will receive a framed certificate and $1000 stipend to be used at her discretion. Read more in the ACM-W Connections newsletter.

ACM Award Nomination Submission Procedures

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. The nominations deadline for general ACM awards has passed. The remaining award nominations deadlines are: the ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award (March 30), Gordon Bell (April 15), ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial Fellowship (May 1) ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award (June 1), SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering (July 31), and Doctoral Dissertation Award (October 31).

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.


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. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is June 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:


SAC 2019, April 8 to 12, Limassol, Cyprus

The 34th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing gathers computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing applications. Tracks will cover topics ranging from Robotics and Multi-agent Systems to Digital Life for Human Well-being. Scheduled keynote speakers are Jocelyn Chanussot (GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology) and Yiorgos L. Chrysanthou (University of Cyprus).

CPS-IoT Week 2019, April 15 to 18, Montreal, Canada

CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things research. It brings together five top conferences, multiple workshops, tutorials, competitions and various exhibitions from both industry and academia. Victor Bahl (Microsoft), founder of SIGMOBILE; Moshe Vardi (Rice University), former Editor-in-Chief of Communications of the ACM; and Tulika Mitra (National University of Singapore) will deliver keynotes.

CHI 2019, May 4 to 9, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

This year's ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction will include workshops on crowdsourcing creativity; HCI and aging; human-centered machine learning; social robots; and more. Keynoting will be Aleks Krotoski, host of The Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast, and of the BBC’s Digital Human series; and Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Engineering in Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects division.

50 Years of Complexity Theory, May 6 to 9, Toronto, Canada

The Symposium on 50 Years of Complexity Theory: A Celebration of the Work of Stephen Cook will be held at the Fields Institute in Toronto. This symposium celebrates 50 years of NP-completeness and the contributions of ACM A.M. Turing laureate Stephen Cook and his influence on the field of computing. Four other Turing laureates will be attending: Manuel Blum, Shafi Goldwasser, Richard Karp, and Leslie Valiant. Talks will be broadcast live online whenever possible.

ICSE 2019, May 25 to 31, Montreal, Canada

The 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering will feature the latest in research, education, open source projects, testing, analysis, and more. Keynoters are Paul Clements, VP of Customer Success at BigLever Software; Margaret-Anne Storey, Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Matrix Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Victoria; and Joelle Pineau, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University.

ACM-IMS Data Science Summit, June 15, 2019, San Francisco, California

ACM and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics are hosting the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science. This full-day event will bring together distinguished speakers and panelists addressing topics such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, fairness, and ethics, in addition to discussions about the future of data science and the role of ACM and IMS. Keynote speakers are ACM award recipients Jeff Dean and Daphne Koller, and MacArthur Fellow David Donoho. There will be limited seating, so register early.


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.

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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 partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.


Watch April 3 Talk on the Future of Wireless with ACM Athena Lecturer Andrea Goldsmith

Watch the free ACM TechTalk, The Future of Wireless and What It Will Enable, to be presented on Wednesday, April 3 at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT by Andrea Goldsmith, Stephen Harris Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University and 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer. Marco Gruteser, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rutgers University's Wireless Information Network Laboratory and Chair of ACM SIGMOBILE, will moderate the Q&A session. Leave your comments and questions with our speaker now and anytime before the live event on the ACM Discourse page. And check out the page after the webcast for extended discussion with your peers in the computing community, as well as further resources on wireless technology and the Internet of Things.

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


ACM Career & Job Center Connects You with Career Opportunities

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:

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Apply Now for Computational and Data Science Fellowships and George Michael Memorial Fellowships

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships
If you are a graduate student in data science and computational science, you are encouraged to apply for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships, an international program of graduate fellowships created by SIGHPC, ACM's Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, and Intel. The ACM Fellowships aim to increase diversity in these fields.

To qualify, you must be either currently enrolled in a graduate program or accepted to begin in one no later than October 15 of this year; 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 you will earn the degree.

The deadline for applications is April 30. 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 in November.

ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships
The ACM-IEEE-CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships honor 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, where the recipients are recognized at the SC Awards Ceremony. Each fellowship is accompanied by an honorarium of $5,000 plus travel expenses to attend the conference.

Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time PhD program at an accredited college or university and must meet the minimum scholastic requirements at their institution. They are expected to have completed at least one year of study, and have at least one year remaining between the application deadline and their expected graduation.

Nominations are due May 1.

Applications for 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on High Performance Computing Deadline Extended to May 1

Apply now for the 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications which will take place in Barcelona July 17-24. The School will be hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTECH). The deadline for applications has been extended to May 1.

The School is tailored to young computer science researchers and engineers, and it is open to outstanding MSc students and senior undergraduate students. Accepted participants will spend a full week in Barcelona, attending formal lectures during the mornings and practical exercises in the afternoons. Silvio Micali, ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate and MIT Professor, will give a keynote lecture. Lucilla Sioli, EU Commission Director for Digital Industry and AI, will be present at the school. Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham UK, will address collaboration and diversity issues in a special dedicated session. Dr. Ing. Gerhard Schimpf, former chair of the ACM Europe Council Committee of European Chapter Leaders, will present the ACM Being Human with Algorithms initiative and the ACM student chapter activity in Europe.

Lectures will be delivered by:

  • Per Stenström, Chalmers University, ACM Fellow
  • Jesús Labarta, BSC, UPC, ACM - IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient
  • Luca Benini, ETH Zürich, University of Bologna, ACM Fellow and Francesco Conti, ETH Zürich, University of Bologna
  • Uri Weiser, ACM - IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award recipient, ACM Fellow
  • David Carrera, UPC, BSC, ERC grantee
  • Mauro Olivieri, Sapienza University of Rome

The online application form is available via this link. The deadline for applying is end-of-day May 1 AoE (UTC -12).

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 SIGCSE 2019. 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). 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

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 Mark Billinghurst. Mark is Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, and Professor in the Bio-Engineering Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is well known for his research in augmented reality, having published over 450 research papers in the field. He has received awards for VR technical achievement and most influential paper, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. An ACM member, Mark has served on organizing committees for ACM IUI and SIGGRAPH Asia conferences.

For more information on Mark, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
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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 new chapters that were chartered February 13 to March 12, 2019:

ACM Student Chapters:

  • Adelphi University ACM-W Student Chapter, Garden City, New York
  • Azusa Pacific University ACM Student Chapter, Azusa, California
  • Hashemite University ACM Student Chapter, Zarqa, Jordan
  • KARE ACM-W Student Chapter, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Srivilliputhur, India
  • RCCIIT ACM-W Student Chapter, RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata, India
  • SASTRA University ACM Student Chapter, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, Thirumalaisamudram, India
  • SMIT ACM Student Chapter, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Rangpo, India
  • SNHU ACM Student Chapter, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester
  • SRM ACM SIGAI Student Chapter, Sri Ramaswamy Memorial Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India
  • Texas State University ACM Student Chapter, San Marcos
  • UDLA ACM Student Chapter, Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador

ACM Professional Chapters:

  • BgASC ACM Chapter, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
  • RTP ACM Chapter, SAS, Cary, North Carolina


ACM Publications Seeking New Editors-in-Chief

ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing (JETC) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due March 31.

ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due April 15.

ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due April 15.

The ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief. Nominations are due April 30.

ACM Interactions is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief or Co-Editors-in-Chief. Nominations are due June 1.

ACM Books Series Invites Book Proposals

ACM Books welcomes proposals, including books from across the entire spectrum of computer science subject matter. The Books Series currently focuses on four kinds of books: graduate-level textbooks; deep research monographs that provide an overview of established and emerging fields; practitioner-level professional books; and books devoted to the history and social impact of computing. This publishing program addresses the information needs of various members of the computing community, including researchers, practitioners, educators, and students, and in general will expose the rich history of computing and the substantial global impact this field continues to have. Please submit your proposals here.

New Journals ACM Digital Threats: Research and Practice, ACM Transactions on Data Science, ACM Transactions on Internet of Things, ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare and Digital Government: Research and Practice 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.

Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV) is an interdisciplinary journal on the potential and impact of technology on governance innovations and its transformation of public institutions.

ACM Queue Presents: "Net Neutrality: Unexpected Solution to Blockchain Scaling"

Aleksandar Kuzmanovic of Northwestern University proposes a solution to the problem of blockchains' lack of scalability. Blockchains possess a disruptive potential because of their decentralized nature, but this is limited by their lack of scalability. However, provably neutral clouds are a viable solution to blockchain scaling. By optimizing the transport layer, not only can the throughput be fundamentally scaled up, but the latency could be dramatically reduced. The key to this vision, however, lies in establishing trust by the blockchain ecosystem into the underlying networking infrastructure. Cloud-delivery networks could dramatically improve blockchains' scalability, but clouds must be provably neutral first.

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