ACM MemberNet - May 31, 2022
Welcome to the May 2022 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 in our archive.
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May 31, 2022
- Gordon Bell Special Prize for Covid-19 Research
- ACM Fellows Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
SIG NEWS AND AWARDS
- ACM Special Interest Groups 2020 Election Results
- Best Paper Awards Given at Recent ACM SIG Conferences
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- SIGMOD/PODS, Jun 12 - 17
- DIS, Jun 13 - Jul 17, 2022
- PLDI, June 15 - 17, 2022
- ISCA, Jun 18 - 22
- STOC, Jun 20 - 24
- WebSci, Jun 26 - 29
- Europe TPC Commennts on Chip Act, Data Act, and Cyber Resilience
- USTPC Letter to DOJ Endorses Detailed Accessibility Standards for ADA-Compliant Websites
- Connect with ACM's Tech Policy Groups!
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- ACM Academic Membership Option
- ACM ByteCast Interviews Margo Seltzer
- Tech Talk: The Past, Present, and Future of Supply Chain Security with Dan Lorenc
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
- 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
- TiiS Call for EIC Nominations
- TOPLAS Call for EIC Nominations
- ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems Now Open for Submissions
- ACM Queue Presents: "Long Live Software Easter Eggs!"
- ACM Signs Open Access Agreements With Austrian Consortium, Mexican Technological Institute
Results for ACM General Elections
ACM has elected Yannis Ioannidis as President for a two-year term beginning July 1. Ioannidis is a Professor of Informatics & Telecom at the University of Athens, Greece and a Fellow of ACM and IEEE. An ACM member since 1983, he has served as ACM Secretary/Treasurer (2018–2020), SIGMOD Chair (2009–2013) and Vice-Chair (2005–2009), and as a member of the ACM Europe Council, the SIG Governing Board Executive Committee, and the ACM Publications Board. Currently he serves on the ACM Digital Library Board, is a CACM associate editor, the faculty advisor of the ACM Student Chapter of his university, and will chair the ACM Europe Council Working Group on summer schools, having organized the Council’s first three summer schools on the topic of Data Science. In 2017 he received the ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award.
Also elected to two-year terms were Vice President Elisa Bertino, Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University, ACM Fellow, former Secretary/Treasurer, and 2019–2020 ACM Athena Lecturer; and Secretary/Treasurer John West, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and a founding officer and current Chair of SIGHPC.
President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer serve two-year terms from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.
ACM Honors Individuals Who Made Contributions to Secure Systems, Software, Privacy, and AI
ACM has announced the recipients of four prestigious technical awards for 2021. These leaders were selected by their peers for making contributions to groundbreaking research and practical applications that impact people using technology every day.
Raluca Ada Popa is the recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for the design of secure distributed systems. The systems protect confidentiality against attackers with full access to servers while maintaining full functionality.
Xavier Leroy, Sandrine Blazy, Zaynah Dargaye, Jacques-Henri Jourdan, Michael Schmidt, Bernhard Schommer, and Jean-Baptiste Tristan are the recipients of the ACM Software System Award for the development of CompCert, the first practically useful optimizing compiler targeting multiple commercial architectures that has a complete, mechanically checked proof of its correctness.
Avrim Blum, Irit Dinur, Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim, and Adam Davison Smith are the recipients of the ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award for their fundamental contributions to the development of differential privacy.
Carla Gomes is the recipient of the ACM - AAAI Allen Newell Award for establishing and nurturing the field of computational sustainability and for foundational contributions to artificial intelligence.
ACM Recognizes Outstanding Service to the Field of Computing
ACM has recognized four individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2021 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have strengthened the community. This year's ACM award recipients made important contributions such as authoring computing textbooks and curriculum, increasing diversity in computing, advancing professional organizations, making the web accessible to millions of people, and expanding ACM's global presence.
Mark Allen Weiss receives the Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award for advancing the art and science of computer science (CS) education through his textbooks, research, and curriculum design, which have affected thousands of instructors and students worldwide.
Erik Altman receives the ACM Distinguished Service Award for leadership in the computer architecture communities, and for contributions to ACM organizational development.
Judy Brewer receives the ACM Policy Award for her leadership of the Web Accessibility Initiative and development of multiple web accessibility standards, which have been adopted globally and improved accessibility for millions worldwide.
Dame Wendy Hall receives the ACM Presidential Award for technical contributions that have significantly influenced the development of the Semantic Web and the field of Web Science, her leadership and impact in shaping technology policy and informatics education internationally, and her committed and inspired work to strengthen ACM's geographically diverse footprint by fostering regional councils to promote ACM activities in China, India, and Europe.
Results for SIG Elections
Gordon Bell Special Prize for Covid-19 Research
The Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research will be awarded in 2022 to recognize outstanding research achievement towards the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of high-performance computing (HPC). The purpose of the award is to recognize the innovative parallel computing contributions towards the solution of the global crisis. Nominations will be selected based on performance and innovation in their computational methods, in addition to their contributions towards understanding the nature, spread and/or treatment of the disease. Financial support of this $10,000 award is provided by Gordon Bell, a pioneer in high-performance and parallel computing. The deadline for nominations is October 8.
ACM Fellows Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Six ACM Fellows have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to: Luiz André Barroso, Google Inc.; Dina Katabi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Oyekunle Olukotun, Stanford University; Adi Shamir (IHM), Weizmann Institute of Science; Leslie G. Valiant, Harvard University; and George Varghese, University of California, Los Angeles.
Call for ACM Senior/Distinguished Member Nominations
The Senior Member advanced grade of membership recognizes ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and at least 5 years of Professional Membership in the last 10 years who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions. Nominations are accepted on a quarterly basis. The deadline for nominations is June 3.
The Distinguished Member advanced grade of membership recognizes those ACM members with at least 15 years of professional experience and 5 years of Professional Membership in the last 10 years who have achieved significant accomplishments or have made a significant impact on the computing field. Nominations are accepted on an annual basis. The deadline for nominations is August 1.
SIG NEWS AND AWARDS
ACM Special Interest Groups 2020 Election Results
The following ACM Special Interest Groups have posted election results: SIGCSE, SIGHPC, SIGIR, AND SIGLOG. Visit the SIG Elections Results page to view the election results and contact information for the newly elected officers and board members for each SIG.
Best Paper Awards Given at Recent ACM SIG Conferences
ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) regularly cite outstanding individuals for their contributions in 38 distinct technological fields. Some awards presented (or to be presented) at conferences:
- WiSec '22: 15th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks
- CF '22: 19th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
- I3D '22: Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games
- SAC '22: The 37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing
- ACM SE '22: 2022 ACM Southeast Conference
- CODASPY '22: 12th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy
You can find them all here.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
SIGMOD/PODS, Jun 12 - 17
The annual ACM SIGMOD/PODS Conference is a leading international forum for database researchers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore cutting-edge ideas and results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences. The conference includes a fascinating technical program with research and industrial talks, tutorials, demos, and focused workshops. Keynote speakers include Barbara Liskov "Reflections on Programming Methodology," Laks V.S. Lakshmanan "On a Quest for Combating Filter Bubbles and Misinformation," and Christopher Re "Is Data Management the Beating Heart of AI Systems?" This will be an in-person conference held in Philadelphia, PA, and hybrid participation will be available via Zoom, Gather.town, and Slack, linked through the detailed program.
DIS, Jun 13 - Jul 17
The ACM SIGCHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) is the premier international arena where designers, artists, psychologists, user experience researchers, systems engineers, and many more, come together to debate and shape the future of interactive systems design and practice. The theme for DIS 2022 is "Digital Wellbeing" and the event will be held online. The theme responds to the need for designers and design researchers to not only design for wellbeing, but also to look after their own wellbeing and the people around them, through and with design. The result will be an opportunity to learn who we are and who we want to become. To achieve this, DIS 2022 will be a way to identify how to get there.
PLDI, June 15 - 17
PLDI is a premier forum for programming language research, broadly construed, including design, implementation, theory, applications, and performance. PLDI seeks outstanding research that extends and/or applies programming-language concepts to advance the field of computing. Keynote speakers are Emery Berger (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Margo Seltzer (University of British Columbia). PLDI 2022 will be held in-person at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, California, USA. Participation is also possible through an online component with live-streamed talks + Q&A and social interaction and events on Gather.town.
ISCA, Jun 18 - 22
The International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA) is the premier forum for new ideas and research results in computer architecture. In 2022, the 49th edition of ISCA will be held in-person in New York City, New York, USA. Keynote speakers include Kenneth Brown on "Future Quantum Hardware," and Krisztian Flautner on "Trust: The Final Frontier." The workshops and tutorials page shows the approximate schedule and links to organizers' pages for a number of fascinating events such as a Tutorial on FireSim and Chipyard, workshops on Quantum Resource Estimation and Open-Source Computer Architecture Research, exploring Microarchitectural Attacks and Defenses, and many more.
STOC, Jun 20 - 24
The 54th ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC 2022) is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory and will be held in-person in Rome, Italy. It will be part of a five-day TheoryFest that will feature six workshops with introductory tutorials, technical talks and poster sessions, social events, and a special joint session with "Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei," the oldest and most prestigious Italian academic institution, followed by a reception and a concert at the Academy historic site. Keynote speakers at this event include Patrick Hayden, Silvio Micali, Andrea Montanari, Giorgio Parisi, and Umesh Vazirani. In addition, Claire Matthieu will give a keynote talk on Friday, June 24.
WebSci, Jun 26 - 29
The 14th International ACM Conference on Web Science in 2022 is an interdisciplinary conference where a multitude of research disciplines converge with the purpose of creating greater insight into a complex global Web than the sum of their individual parts. We invite participation from diverse fields including computer and information sciences, communication, economics, informatics, law, linguistics, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Keynote speakers are Leila Zia, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation, and M.C. Schraefel, Professor of Computer Science and Human Performance. This event will be available in-person in Barcelona, Spain and online.
Europe TPC Comments on Chip Act, Data Act, and Cyber Resilience
ACM's Europe Technology Policy Committee established a new high-water mark in monthly policy-related output in May with the submission of formal comments in three separate and distinct European Commission Consultations:
Chips Act—The Commission proposed legislation intended to codify a "semiconductor ecosystem framework" for fostering and enhancing the Europe-based production and design of semiconductor chips. While supporting legislators' "intention to promote European digital sovereignty," Europe TPC noted fundamentally that "the Chips Act fails to address the substantial probability that it will produce "rebound" effects potentially significant enough to wholly negate efficiency savings or even induce net energy and emissions increases (aka "backfire"). The Framework should thus be amended to expressly identify, quantify, and mitigate such impacts, with a view to aligning semiconductor innovation with the technological and environmental objectives of the Green Deal." Its comments went on to detail and document those effects.
Data Act—Europe TPC concurred with the proposed legislation's goal of ensuring "fairness in the allocation of value from data among actors in the data economy and to foster access to and use of data." The Committee specifically recommended, however, that it be modified to: include metadata within its regulatory scope; address foreseeable environmental impacts to mitigate climate change; and assure that regulations adopted not be unduly complex or costly with which to comply.
Cyber Resilience Act—This proposed legislation, as defined by the Commission, "seeks to establish common cybersecurity rules for digital products and associated services" throughout the EU. Europe TPC responded to a host of commission inquiries in questionnaire form supplemented by detailed comments on more than a half dozen issues related to the present state of digital product cybersecurity, as well as how to both improve and regulate it.
USTPC Letter to DOJ Endorses Detailed Accessibility Standards for ADA-Compliant Website!
In a letter to the US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, USTPC has endorsed a February 2022 Joint Letter to Enforce Accessibility Standards signed by 181 disability organizations calling on the agency to adopt defined digital accessibility regulations and standards for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In March 2022 the DOJ published non-binding Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA. USTPC's letter notes, however, that the "guidance" is nonspecific and incomplete, failing to address numerous accessibility needs and requirements. Of that omission, USTPC wrote: "This creates a design, implementation, and oversight gap for digital accessibility that we believe is illogical, unjustifiable, and harmful."
Connect with ACM's Tech Policy Groups!
To learn more about upcoming programs and the work of ACM's Technology Policy groups, follow @USTPC and @EuropeTPC on Twitter. If you're interested in contributing to the work of ACM's Europe or US Technology Policy Committees, please email email@example.com.
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 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 ByteCast Interviews Margo Seltzer
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 the latest episode, host Rashmi Mohan welcomes Margo Seltzer, a professor and researcher in computer systems and co-recipient of the 2021 ACM Software System Award. She is currently the Canada 150 Research Chair in Computer Systems and the Cheriton Family Chair in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. In a wide-ranging interview, Margo discusses her early years growing up in a high-achieving family and later studying applied mathematics at Harvard with Michael Stonebreaker as her advisor. Margo emphasizes the importance of taking risks, getting out of your comfort zone, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and the importance of responsibility that comes with success and the value of mentoring and guiding students.
Listen to ACM ByteCast interviews here, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Tech Talk: The Past, Present, and Future of Supply Chain Security with Dan Lorenc
Register now for the next free ACM TechTalk, "The Past, Present, and Future of Supply Chain Security," presented on Wednesday, June 8 at 12:00 PM ET/17:00 UTC by Dan Lorenc, CEO of Chainguard. Supply chain security has become a massive talking point across the software industry over the last several years, from open source communities all the way to government circles and regulated industries. Unfortunately, the problem space is complex and encompasses several dozen individual threat vectors at different points of the development lifecycle that each require individual fixes. This talk will cover the state of software supply chain security over the last 40 years. Attendees will learn how to detangle the mess of related but distinct problems that are facing the industry, and how open source fits in and plays a critical role. The talk will also cover new techniques for mitigating and protecting against these threats, in both open source and proprietary software development environments.
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 applications 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.
Chinese Translation of the Computing Curricula 2020
“Computing Curricula 2020 (CC2020): Paradigms for Global Computing Education,” previously released by ACM and IEEE Computer Society, has now been translated into Mandarin Chinese and is available on the ACM Education website. Developed by a 50-member task force drawn from 20 countries, CC2020 outlines global recommendations for baccalaureate degrees in computing. Designed to be comprehensive, CC2020 delineates the latest curricula for computer engineering, computer science, information systems, information technology, and software engineering, as well as building on the CC2005 document with newer disciplines such as cybersecurity and data science.
Call for Participation: 202X
A joint task force of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, and AAAI is currently revising the undergraduate Computer Science curriculum and would appreciate feedback and suggestions towards the knowledge areas found here. Please use the forms and email addresses provided.
The task force also plans to publish a Curricular Practices volume containing peer-reviewed articles on Computer Science program design and delivery (e.g., liberal arts, DEI, accessibility). Please feel free to suggest topics or contributors.
Anf finally, the task force invites you to participate in an essay contest on the "Characteristics of Computer Science Graduates," with a $100 gift certificate going to three winners!
Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
ACM Student Research Competitions (SRCs) 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 were presented at CHI 2022. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- ASE 2022, October 10-14, deadline July 22
- MODELS 2022, October 23 - 28, deadline May 29
- ASSETS 2022, October 23 - 26, deadline June 23
- SC 2022, November 13 -18, deadline August 5
- ESEC/FSE 2022, , November 14-18, deadline July 28
- SPLASH 2022, December 5 - 10, deadline July 18
- ICSE 2023, May 14 - 20, 2023, deadline December 30
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 PhD, PhD 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.
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Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Maja Matarić
Maja Matarić is Chan Soon-Shiong Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics at the University of Southern California (USC), founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center, and Interim Vice President of Research. She received a PhD and MS in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas, and is a Fellow of the AAAS, IEEE, AAAI, and ACM, and received the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Innovation, the Okawa Foundation Award, NSF Career Award, the MIT TR35 Innovation Award, and many more. Her lectures focus on such life-affecting topics as "Robots That Care: Socially Assistive Robotics and the Future of Work and Care," "Robots That Care: Socially Assistive Robotics for Eldercare," and "Socially Assistive Robotics as a Path to Accessible Personalized Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Therapy Support."
For more information about Maja, please visit her DSP speaker information page.
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 the new chapters that were chartered April 18 through May 18, 2022:
ACM Student Chapters:
- GNDECB ACM Student Chapter, Bidar, India
- IIITB ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, Bangalore, India
- Institute of Aeronautical Engineering ACM Student Chapter, Hyderabad, India
- PEC ACM Student Chapter, Chennai, India
- PSREC ACM Student Chapter, Sivakasi, India
- Shawnee State University ACM Student Chapter, Portsmouth, Ohio, USA
- TKMIT ACM Student Chapter, Kollam, India
- UET Peshawar ACM Student Chapter, Peshawar, Pakistan
ACM Professional Chapters:
- Boston Java Users ACM Chapter, Groton MA, USA
- Ho Chi Minh City ACM Chapter, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Sivakasi ACM Chapter, Sivakasi, India
ACM-W Europe 10-year Anniversary
This May marks the 10th Anniversary of ACM-W Europe. The journey has been one of growth and friendship as the ACM-W Europe network continues to flourish, and many events have ben planned to celebrate this anniversary including a gala later in the year. However, it is fitting that the celebration focuses on the valued members that have volunteered to support each other and network together to promote women in all aspects of the computing field. With each newsletter this year, a particular member will be thanked for their efforts. This month the recipient of that appreciation is Dorota Filipczuk, who is part of the womENcourage Steering Committee and has served as Hackathon Chair in the celebration for several years.
Read more about Dorota, her involvement with ACM-W Europe, and other stories here.
Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
Did you know that ACM-W offers a general email distribution list for its members? This ACM-W public list is a communication channel for disseminating general information about ACM-W, bulletins, and upcoming events, which can be joined here. Also read the ACM-W Connections newsletter for updates on ACM-W programs, local celebrations, scholarships and awards, chapters, and more.
TiiS Call for EIC Nominations
The ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS). TiiS was established in 2011 and has been experiencing steady growth, with 159 submissions received and reviewed in 2021. TiiS publishes cutting-edge research in Human-Centered AI, in particular, concerning the design, development, and evaluation of interactive intelligent systems with two distinct characteristics: machine intelligence and user interaction. TiiS articles come from a wide range of research areas and communities. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TiiS EiC beginning on September 1, 2022. Nominations are due June 17. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support
TOPLAS Call for EIC Nominations
The ACM Publications Board has set up a nominating committee to assist the Board in selecting the next Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems (TOPLAS). TOPLAS was established in 1979 and is the premier journal for reporting recent research advances on programming languages and on systems to assist the task of programming. Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for a three-year term as TOPLAS EiC beginning on September 1, 2022. The EiC appointment may be renewed at most one time. Nominations are due July 1. This is an entirely voluntary position, but ACM will provide appropriate administrative support
New Journal: ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems Now Open for Submissions
ACM Transactions on Recommender Systems (TORS) will publish high quality papers that address various aspects of recommender systems research, from algorithms to the user experience, to questions of the impact and value of such systems. The journal takes a holistic view on the field and calls for contributions from different subfields of computer science and information systems, such as machine learning, data mining, information retrieval, web-based systems, data science and big data, and human-computer interaction. The new quarterly journal is now accepting submissions.
ACM Queue Presents: "Long Live Software Easter Eggs!"
It is a period of unrest. Rebel developers, striking from continuous deployment servers, have won their first victory. During the battle, rebel spies managed to push an epic commit in the HTML code of https://pro.sony/. Pursued by sinister agents, the rebels are hiding in commits, buttons, tooltips, API, HTTP headers, and configuration screens. In "Long Live Software Easter Eggs!"" Benoit Baudry and colleagues take us through a journey of famous and infamous easter eggs throughout the history of software.
ACM Signs Open Access Agreements With Austrian Consortium, Mexican Technological Institute
ACM is pleased to announce it has recently signed a new ACM Open license with Austrian academic library consortium Kooperation E-Medien Osterreich (KEMO) with its numerous institutions, and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. Along with unlimited access to ACM published content in the ACM Digital Library, the new agreements will allow their respective members to publish an unlimited number of ACM research articles in Open Access along with other benefits.
ACM Open is ACM's transformative open access publishing model for transitioning ACM to become a sustainable open access publisher with the goal of making research publications in the ACM Digital Library fully open access upon publication.
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Join the official ACM Facebook Group, where you can connect with ACM members and chapters worldwide. Every week, we will share the latest ACM news, resources, and online events. Spread the word to friends and colleagues!
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