ACM MemberNet - March 25, 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 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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March 25, 2021

TOP STORIES

AWARDS

MEMBER RECOGNITION

SIG AWARDS

ONLINE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

PUBLIC POLICY

MEMBER PROGRAMS

LEARNING CENTER

ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER

EDUCATION

STUDENT NEWS

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM

CHAPTERS NEWS

ACM-W NEWS

PUBLICATIONS NEWS


TOP STORIES

Introducing ACM Focus

ACM Focus is a new way to explore the breadth and variety of ACM content, and to stay current with the latest trends in your technical community. ACM Focus consists of a set of AI-curated custom feeds by subject, each serving up a focused set of the latest relevant ACM content. These high-level subject-based feeds of original and curated content provide overall awareness of relevant ACM activities, people, talks and a variety of published works. The feeds are built in an automated fashion and are refined as you interact with them.

2021 ACM SIGGRAPH Election Candidate Slate

The ACM SIGGRAPH Nominating Committee has proposed the following candidates for the 2021 ACM SIGGRAPH election which will commence on 15 June 2021:

DIRECTOR A:
Shi-Min Hu, Tsinghua University
Masa Inakage, Keio University Graduate School of Media Design
DIRECTOR B:
Mashhuda Glencross, The University of Queensland
Barbara Mones, University of Washington
DIRECTOR C:
Brad Lawrence, Kennedy Space Center

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 at ryanp@hq.acm.org of their intent to petition by 5 April 2021. Petitions must be submitted to ACM Headquarters for verification by 18 April 2021.

The Nominating Committee:

  • Rebecca Strzelec (Chair)
  • Scott Owen
  • Marc Barr
  • Ariel Shamir
  • Manolis Savva
  • Kalina Borkiewicz

Discover the latest "ACM Selects," Shortlists of Learning Resources Curated by Experts

ACM Selects are themed shortlists curated by subject matter experts for both serious and emerging computing professionals, with the goal of providing new ways to discover relevant resources, either through ACM or authenticated by ACM-affiliated specialists. The latest Selects cover Getting Started with Smart Cities, Getting Started with Microservices, People in Computing #5: Women Who Shaped the Internet and People in Computing #6: Women in Security and Entrepreneurship.


AWARDS

ACM, CSTA Announce 2020-2021 Cutler-Bell Prize Student Winners

ACM and the Computer Science Teachers Association have announced the 2020-2021 winners of the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing. The award recognizes computer science talent in high school students and comes with a $10,000 prize, which they will receive at CSTA's annual conference in July. The 2020-2021 winners are Sahithi Ankireddy, James B. Conant High School, Hoffman Estates, Illinois; Maurice Korish, Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, Livingston, New Jersey; Brian Minnick, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, Virginia; and Emily Yuan, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, Maryland.
Read the ACM news release.

SIAM, ACM Name Karniadakis 2021 Computational Science and Engineering Prize Winner

George Em Karniadakis of Brown University was awarded the 2021 SIAM/ACM Prize in Computational Science and Engineering at SIAM's virtual CSE 2021 conference. Karniadakis was recognized for advancing spectral elements, reduced-order modeling, uncertainty quantification, dissipative particle dynamics, fractional PDEs, and scientific machine learning, while pushing applications to extreme computational scales and mentoring many leaders. A Fellow of SIAM, Karniadakis's work has been cited more than 53,500 times.
Read the SIAM news release.

Computer History Museum Honors Raj Reddy

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Raj Reddy of Carnegie Mellon University is one of the Computer History Museum's 2021 Fellow Award honorees. Reddy is recognized for his visionary work in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Read the Carnegie Mellon news release.

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.

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. And read ACM Past President and former Awards Committee Chair Cherri Pancake's article in Communications of the ACM, "Dispelling Common Myths about ACM Awards and Honors."

The deadline for nominations for the main awards has passed. Other deadlines: ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award, March 30; Gordon Bell Prize, April 15; ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship, May 1; ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award, June 15.


MEMBER RECOGNITION

Call for ACM Senior Member Nominations

The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 5 years of Professional ACM membership in the last 10 years. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is June 3.


SIG AWARDS

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 conferences:


ONLINE CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

Watch Recording of March 3 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Panel

ACM A.M. Turing Award laureates John Hennessey and David Patterson participated in a panel on Valuing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Computing Community held as a joint session of several co-located virtual conferences on March 3. Watch a recording of the session and read a recap in Communications of the ACM.

ACM-CHIL 2021, April 8 to 9

The ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning targets a cross-disciplinary representation of clinicians and researchers in machine learning, health policy, causality, fairness, and other related areas. Keynotes will be delivered by Regina Barzilay (MIT), Narges Razavian (New York University), Mark Sendak (Duke University), Alan Karthikesalingam (Google), Maia Jacobs (Northwestern University) and Tianxi Cai (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health).

IUI 2021, April 13 to 17

The 26th Annual Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces is where the human-computer interaction community meets the AI community, with contributions from related fields such as psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design, and the arts. Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland) will present a tutorial on Human-Centered AI, an approach combining research on AI algorithms with user experience design methods.

CODASPY 2021, April 26 to 28

The ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control's Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy will feature co-located workshops on Security and Privacy Analytics; Secure and Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems; and Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization Security. Panels will address "Is there a Security Mindset and Can It Be Taught?" and "AI for Security and Security for AI." Danfeng (Daphne) Yao (Virginia Tech) and David Evans (University of Virginia) will deliver keynotes.

PEARC 2021, July 18 to 22: Call for Participation

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing Conference invites technical content proposals, especially in the areas of three technical tracks: Workforce Development, Training, Diversity, and Education; Applications and Software; and Systems and System Software. Short papers are due April 13. Panels and BoFs are due May 9. For more deadlines and information, please visit the PEARC submissions page.


PUBLIC POLICY

March 29 Film Screening and Panel: From Coded Bias to Algorithmic Fairness: How Do We Get There?

ACM's Technology Policy Council and Diversity and Inclusion Council invite ACM members and colleagues to a screening and public discussion of the film "Coded Bias" and how those in computer science fields can address issues of algorithmic fairness. The discussion is scheduled for Monday, March 29, 2021 from 2:30-4:00 pm EDT (8:30pm CET).

Panelists include Dame Wendy Hall, Reigus Professor of Computer Science and Associate Vice President at the University of Southampton and Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute; Latanya Sweeney, Daniel Paul Professor of Government and Technology at Harvard University; the Honorable Bernice Donald, Federal Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; and Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Research Professor at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University and part-time professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Jeanna Matthews, Professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University and one of the lead authors of ACM's USTPC/EuropeTPC Joint Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability, will moderate the discussion.

Registration is free and open to the public and provides keyed access to view the film anytime before March 29. The event is supported by a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Grant (#1936144) and co-sponsored by Clarkson University. Panelist bios, background resources, and a session recording can be found here.

For information about other related events and resources, visit this site.

To learn more about upcoming programs and the work of ACM's Technology Policy groups, follow @ACMpolicy, @USTPC, and @EuropeTPC on Twitter. If you're interested in contributing to the work of ACM's Europe or US Technology Policy Committees, email acmpo@acm.org.

ACM Europe TPC Produces Report on Bias in ADM Systems

Responding to an invitation from the European Parliament, members of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee Panagiota Fatourou (Chair, ACM Europe Council), Chris Hankin (Chair, ACM Europe TPC), and Bran Knowles (Member, ACM Europe TPC) wrote an in-depth white paper on Gender Bias in Automated Decision Making (ADM) Systems.

The paper discusses how bias resulting from the use of machine-learned ADM systems can impact gender equality, including employment processes such as job recruitment and screening. Recommendations are provided regarding gender bias from technical, ethical, legal, economic, societal and educational viewpoints, including:

  1. Establish means, measures and standards to address such bias;
  2. Ensure ADM systems development is ethics-, rights-, and values-based;
  3. Develop legal frameworks for accountability and audits;
  4. Consider their economic consequences on employment inequality;
  5. Create gender-inclusive environments in AI research and development;
  6. Avoid linguistic bias in natural language processing systems; and
  7. Stimulate AI-related education and awareness of social responsibility in university curricula.

By Adam Eisgrau, ACM Director of Global Policy and Public Affairs
For the third time in the past six months, ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee (USTPC) teamed with the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Samuelson-Glushko Technology Law and Policy Clinic at Colorado Law to support University of Michigan Computer Science professor Alex Halderman's petition to the US Copyright Office to clarify and expand the nature of security research permissible under Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Without the now-established exemption from the prohibition on the "circumvention" of "technological protection measures," first fought for by ACM's US Public Policy Committee more than 20 years ago, vital computer security research risked subjecting researchers to serious civil and even criminal penalties.

The March 10 “Long Comment” filing with the Copyright Office was the last in a series of related requests in the Office’s eighth DMCA-mandated “triennial rulemaking”. It’s a proceed­ing designed to afford interested parties the opportunity to obtain, renew and (in this case) expand and clarify exemptions to Section 1201 of the DMCA. Having previously argued successfully for renewal of the current security research exemption from Section 1201, USTPC and its fellow filers noted this month that:

[T]he current exemption continues to create significant uncertainty for researchers around what kinds of post circumvention conduct—like scholarship and criticism—may impact the applicability of Section 1201. Additionally, the current exemption imports uncertainty from legal regimes outside of copyright law—such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—creating additional confusion for security researchers and unnecessary complexity for the Office in administering these rules.

Accordingly, "to guarantee that researchers can continue to engage in beneficial, non-infringing good-faith security research," they proposed that several technical sections of Section 1201 be removed. (Those provisions concern how copyrighted information may be used by security researchers and the relationship of the DMCA to other statutes, including particularly the Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act.)

Under the DMCA, the Register of Copyrights (who heads the US Copyright Office) is charged with evaluating requests like that of USTPC and its collaborators and recommending to the Librarian of Congress which proposals should be adopted. A decision by the Librarian, Carla Hayden, is not expected until late 2021 at the earliest.

To learn more about upcoming programs and the work of ACM's Technology Policy groups, follow @ACMpolicy, @USTPC, and @EuropeTPC on Twitter. If you're interested in contributing to the work of ACM's Europe or US Technology Policy Committees, email acmpo@acm.org.


MEMBER PROGRAMS

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 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 Academic Membership Option

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.

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.


LEARNING CENTER

ACM ByteCast Interviews Ramesh Raskar

ACM ByteCast is ACM's series of podcast interviews with researchers, practitioners, and innovators who are at the intersection of computing research and practice. In each monthly episode, guests share their experiences, the lessons they've learned, and their own visions for the future of computing. The latest episode features Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and Director of the Camera Culture research group.

Watch ACM TechTalk with Paul E. McMahon

Register now for the next ACM TechTalk, An Industry Perspective on What We Should Be Teaching Our Next Generation of Software Practitioners in the Universities, to be presented on Thursday, March 25 at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT by Paul E. McMahon, author and consultant at PEM Systems. Will Tracz, Lockheed Martin Fellow Emeritus and member of the ACM Professional Development Committee, will moderate the Q&A session. Continue the discussion on ACM's Discourse Page.

Visit the TechTalks Archive for our full archive of past TechTalks.


ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER

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:

  • 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.


EDUCATION

ACM Releases Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula

A Data Science Task Force convened by ACM's Education Board has released Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula in recognition of the explosive growth of data science as a field, as well as the demand for data science training at the undergraduate level. The report seeks to define what the computing/computational contributions are to this new field, and to provide guidance on computing-specific competencies in data science for departments offering such programs of study at the undergraduate level.
Read the ACM news release.

ACM and IEEE-CS Release Computing Curricula 2020

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have issued Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020): Paradigms for Global Computing Education. Developed by a 50-member task force drawn from 20 countries, CC2020 outlines international recommendations for baccalaureate degrees in computing.
Read the ACM news release.


STUDENT NEWS

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

ACM SIGHPC 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 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.

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 CGO 2021. 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 Community of Support for Women in Computing (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.


DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM

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.
See ACM Distinguished Speakers in action on our flickr page.

Aaron Quigley is the Head of School for University of New South Wales's School of Computer Science and Engineering in Sydney, Australia, and a general Co-chair for the virtual 2021 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. His research interests include discreet computing, global HCI, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information. From 2016 to 2017 Aaron was a convenor of the ACM Future of Computing Academy. In total Aaron has had chairing roles in 30 international conferences and has served on more than 90 conference and workshop program committees.

For more information on Aaron, please visit his DSP speaker information 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.


CHAPTERS NEWS

ACM Student Chapters Encouraged to Apply for Student Chapter Excellence Awards

The ACM Student Chapter Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding ACM student chapters. All student chapters in good standing are encouraged to apply for this award in one or more of the following five key areas:

  • Chapter Activities
  • Website
  • Recruitment Program
  • Community Service
  • School Service

Each category has its own online application. To be considered for one or more of these awards, ACM student chapters must complete the applications found on the Student Chapter Excellence Awards website by March 30.

Winning chapters in each of these categories will receive $500 and a "best of" icon to proudly display on their chapter's website. Also, these chapters will be recognized on the ACM website and in ACM MemberNet.

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 9 to March 14:

ACM Student Chapters:

  • DST-CIMS BHU ACM Student Chapter, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • IIMT ACM-W Student Chapter, Meerut, India
  • KCT ACM Student Chapter, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India
  • SRMGPC ACM Student Chapter, Shri Ramswaroop Memorial Group of Professional Colleges, Lucknow, India
  • St. Bonaventure University ACM-W Student Chapter, St. Bonaventure, Neew York
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico ACM-W Student Chapter, Mexico City
  • University of Gondar ACM-W Student Chapter, Gondar, Ethiopia
  • VRS ACM-W Student Chapter, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, India

ACM Professional Chapters:

  • Arbisoft ACM Chapter, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Cyber City ACM Chapter, Cyber City, Mauritius
  • Ibadan ACM-W Chapter, Ibadan, Nigeria

ACM-W NEWS

Celebrating Technology Leaders, Episode 5: Women in Robotics

In the most recent episode of ACM-W’s webinar series, “Celebrating Technology Leaders,” host Bushra Anjum and expert panellists will focus on the intersection of computer science and robotics. The panellists—two robotics engineers and one robotics company founder and CEO—will share their experiences leading successful careers in the robotics arena to help us better understand this truly interdisciplinary field. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 31 at 3 PM EST/12 PM PST. Please register for this event. Visit the archive for current and past webinars in this series.

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, visit: 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.


PUBLICATIONS NEWS

New ACM Book: Intelligent Computing for Interactive System Design

Intelligent Computing for Interactive System Design by Parisa Eslambolchilar, Andreas Komninos, and Mark Dunlop provides a comprehensive resource on the dominant paradigm in designing novel interaction methods, involving gestures, speech, text, touch and brain-controlled interaction for innovative and emerging human–computer interfaces. These interfaces support ubiquitous interaction with applications and services running on smartphones, wearables, in-vehicle systems, virtual and augmented reality, robotic systems, the Internet of Things, and many other domains.

ACM Queue Presents: "Toward Confidential Cloud Computing"

Mark Russinovich and his colleagues at Microsoft describe how to extend hardware-enforced cryptographic protection to data while in use. Imagine a future in which end users have complete and verifiable control over how their data is used by any cloud service. If they want their organization's documents to be indexed, a confidential indexing service could guarantee that no one outside their organization ever sees that data.

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