ACM MemberNet - September 28, 2023
September 28, 2023
Welcome to the September 2023 edition of 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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- View on Demand: The 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum
- New Open Access Publishing Model for ICPS Coming in 2024
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
- MobiCom 2023, October 2–6
- UbiComp 2023, October 8–12
- CSCW 2023, October 14–18
- CIKM 2023, October 21–25
- SPLASH 2023, October 22–27
- MICRO 2023, October 28–November 1
- ACMMM 2023, October 29–November 2
- Generative AI the Focus of TPC's Latest Quarterly TechBrief
- First Global Hot Topics Program to Tackle Generative AI Regulatory Efforts on 19 October
- Connect with ACM's Tech Policy Groups
- Become an Ambassador for ACM—You Could Be a Grand Prize Winner!
- Featured Member Benefit: Travel Discount Program
- ACM Academic Department Membership Option
- EngageCSEdu Instructional Materials - Volume 2 Added
- ACM Ethics in Computing Education: Internet Privacy
- Upcoming ACM Student Research Competitions: Submission Deadlines
- Graduating Students Eligible for Special Transition Rate
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
- Telling Our Stories: Eivind Dalholt
- ACM Scholarships for Women Computing Students to Attend Research Conferences
- Join ACM-W's Membership Email List
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
- "Communities Matter: Celebrating Hispanic-Latino Alliances in Computing"
- Apply to Join LEVEL UP Regional Workshops
- TELO Accepted for Scopus Coverage
- Ceasing Print Editions for ACM Journals and Transactions
- acmqueue: Confidential Computing
- ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems Seeking New Editor-in-Chief
- New ACM Books
- ACM Open: ACM Open Licenses With Several Educational Institutions
ACM CAREER & JOB CENTER
The 10th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, being held September 24–29, offers young researchers and other participants the opportunity to connect with scientific pioneers as some of the brightest minds in mathematics and computer science come together for an unrestrained, interdisciplinary exchange. Notable participants this year include 22 ACM Award recipients including ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Bob Metcalfe, Jack Dongarra, and Vinton Cerf, as well as ACM Prize in Computing recipients Yael Tauman Kalai, Alexei Efros, and Shwetak N. Patel, among many others.
You can view the individual panels and lectures on demand on the HLF YouTube page.
In a major step in its transition to fully Open Access (OA) publication of all content on the ACM Digital Library, ACM will transition the International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) to a fully OA publishing model from January 2024. In the new model, all ICPS papers will be made OA upon publication, and existing ICPS papers will be converted to OA. Some authors who are not at ACM Open institutions will be required to pay Article Processing Charges (APCs). The model will apply to all conferences for which the Call for Papers will be issued on or after January 1, 2024.
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 seeks your help in expanding and diversifying the nomination pool for our ACM Awards. It is often the case that people wonder why a specific person who seems highly deserving has not received an ACM award. The common answer is that the person was never nominated.
Please take a moment to consider those people in your community who may be suitable for nomination. Refer to the award nominations page for links to individual award pages, where you will find nomination requirements, deadlines, and Award Subcommittee Members. Keep in mind ACM's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion when nominating. While candidates for advanced member grades (Fellow or Distinguished Member) must be ACM members, candidates for ACM Awards do not need to be members to be nominated. Nominations for most awards are due December 15, 2023.
Recently, ACM CEO Vicki Hanson moderated a discussion with ACM Awards Committee Co-Chair Roy Levin and Awards Committee members Stephanie Ludi and Timothy Pinkston concerning the need to nominate deserving and diverse individuals for Awards and ACM Advanced Member Grades (Distinguished Members and Fellows). This panel provided an understanding of ACM’s Awards process from submission to selection, with specific tips for working as a community to develop 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 December 3.
In accordance with ACM Bylaw 6, the following SIGs will hold elections in 2024: SIGACT, SIGCHI, SIGDA, SIGITE, SIGPLAN, SIGSOFT, and SIGSIM.
SIG elections are generally scheduled to take place in odd-numbered years, with the elected officers holding office for a set number of years as set forth in the SIG's bylaws. There is a provision for the SIG’s Executive Committee to make a one-time request to extend its term of office. This provision was introduced so that SIGs did not have to hold an expensive election when officers would be rerunning for office, since incumbents were usually reelected.
In accordance with ACM's Constitution and Bylaws, the following SIGs have requested, and the SIG Governing Board has granted, an extension of terms:
- SIGACCESS—Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing
- SIGBio—Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics
Voting members of a SIG listed above may petition the ACM to request an election. A petition with the names/signatures of at least 1% of the SIG's members must be submitted to ACM HQ by 16 October 2023. To initiate the petition process, please contact Pat Ryan, ACM’s Chief Operating Officer. If the petition is successful, the SIG will be asked to form a nominating committee and begin the electoral process.
In "The Professional We Want to Be: Reflecting on Professional Development Activities for ACM SIGGRAPH, Part 1," Juan de Joya, Chair, ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioner Career Development Committee, offers his thoughts on what was accomplished at the first ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioners Sessions. He states that personal career development is now a "must have" rather than a "nice to have," forwards the reality that career development rarely gets prioritized, that day-to-day responsibilities often take precedence over our improvement, and that investing in our future rarely feels as urgent as the issues in our inbox.
SIGHPC announced a number of award winners: Amanda Randles (2023 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award); Jeremy William, Alyssa Smolensky, Van Truong, Lauren Ostrowski, Michelle Garcia, and Beauty Chabuka (2023 SIGHPC Fellows); and Keren Zhou (2023 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award)
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:
- UKICER 2023: The United Kingdom and Ireland Computing Education Research Conference
- EuroMPI '23: Proceedings of the 30th European MPI Users' Group Meeting
- CHIWORK '23: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Symposium on Human-Computer Interaction for Work
- NANOCOM '23: Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication
- CompSysTech '23: International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies 2023
- AIES '23: AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society
- RACS '23: International Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems
- ICER '23: ACM Conference on International Computing Education Research
- ICONS '23: International Conference on Neuromorphic Systems
- SSDBM '23: The 35th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management
- IMX '23: ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences
- HT '23: 34th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media
- GoodIT '23: ACM International Conference on Information Technology for Social Good
- SPLC '23: 27th ACM International Systems and Software Product Line Conference
- DocEng '23: ACM Symposium on Document Engineering 2023
- SIGGRAPH '23: The ACM SIGGRAPH / Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation
You can find them all here.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
The International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking is dedicated to addressing the challenges in the areas of mobile computing and wireless and mobile networking, serving as a highly selective, premier international forum addressing networks, systems, algorithms, and mobile computer and wireless network support. Sessions include "Battery-Free Robots, Implants & Underwater Sensors," "Smartphone Apps & Platforms," and more. Keynote speakers will be Ada Poon (Stanford University), Nuria Oliver (Data-Pop Alliance), and Xinyu Zhang (University Of California San Diego). The event will be held in Madrid, Spain
UbiComp/ISWC is a premier interdisciplinary venue in which leading international researchers, designers, developers, and practitioners in the field present and discuss novel results in all aspects of ubiquitous, pervasive and wearable computing and promote the understanding of human experiences and social impacts that these technologies facilitate. UbiComp will again be collocated with the ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC). Keynote speakers will be Fernanda Viégas (Google), Martin Wattenberg (Martin Wattenberg), and Yeshimabeit “Yeshi” Milner (Data for Black Lives). This event will be held in Cancun, Mexico.
The ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities. In addition to several presentations and demonstrations, panels include "The Shapes of the Fourth Estate During the Pandemic," "Chilling Tales: Understanding the Impact of Copyright Takedowns on Transformative Content Creators," and more. Keynote speakers will be author, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow (OpenCola) and Rumman Chowdhury (Parity Consulting). The event will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Conference on Information and Knowledge Management provides an international forum for presentation and discussion of research on information and knowledge management, as well as recent advances in data and knowledge bases. CIKM has a strong tradition of workshops devoted to emerging areas of database management, IR, and related fields. Workshops and tutorials include "Data Augmentation for Conversational AI," "Application of Deep Clustering Algorithms," "Large Language Models' Interpretability and Trustworthiness," "The First Workshop on Personalized Generative AI," and more. This event will be held in Brimingham, UK.
The ACM SIGPLAN conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery to make it the premier conference at the intersection of programming, languages, and software engineering. We welcome the community to join us in celebrating humanity at the core of the software development process. We also encourage everyone to participate in the many different events co-located with SPLASH, such as OOPSLA, Onward! Papers, and PLF. The conference is being held in Cascais, Portugal.
The IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture is the premier forum for presenting, discussing, and debating innovative microarchitecture ideas and techniques for advanced computing and communication systems. This symposium brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, chips, and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitecture topics and emerging research areas. Workshops include "Data Processing Unit for Computer Architects," "Hardware and Architectural Support for Security and Privacy," and more. The event will be held in Toronto, Canada.
The ACM Multimedia Conference is the worldwide premier conference and a key world event to display scientific achievements and innovative industrial products in the multimedia field. The conference will offer an extensive program of sessions, presentations, tutorials, panels, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops including: "Revisiting Learning Paradigms for Multimedia Data Generation," "Disentangled Representation Learning for Multimedia" "Efficient Multimedia Computing: Unleashing the Power of AutoML on Multimedia Data," "Advanced Multimedia Computing for Smart Manufacturing and Engineering," and more. The event will be held in Ottawa, Canada.
ACM's Technology Policy Council (TPC) has just released “ACM TechBrief: Generative Artificial Intelligence”, the latest in its quarterly series. Strikingly, its "By the Numbers" section makes graspable just how enormous the "large" in "large language models" really is. While a mere 59 million total words (not just those defined) fill the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, 1.4 million million words comprised the dataset used to train just a single application, Meta's Llama!
The Brief also underscores three policy main implications:
- The absence of comprehensive and coherent guidelines for the development and deployment of GenAI systems, and their consequent proliferation, creates massive individual, societal, and socioeconomic risks.
- Swift and proportionate policy action is needed, at national and international levels, to meet the challenges posed by the expanding scale and scope of GenAI-related risks.
- Wide disparities in the economic influence of GenAI system stakeholders have the potential, if not fully addressed by policy, to amplify inequality and thwart innovation and competition.
This latest TechBrief, the eighth in the series to date, was principally authored for the TPC by David Leslie (of the Alan Turing Institute and Queen Mary University, London) and Francesca Rossi (an IBM Fellow and President of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence).
Like all TechBriefs, Issue 8 is archived online here and available through the ACM Digital Library. Previous issues, which include Computing and Climate Change and Safer Algorithmic Systems, have been downloaded to date nearly 40,000 times.
To receive each issue of ACM Tech Briefs on release, send "subscribe" in the body of a one-line email—followed by your first and last names—to [email protected] or simply email the ACM Policy Office directly at [email protected].
ACM's Policy's HotTopics webinar series is going global for the first time next month. The planned program will review the state of current regulation of generative and other artificial intelligence technologies, and the many efforts underway to coordinate future "GenAI" policy and governance around the globe. Register now for “Artificial Intelligence, Real Regulation: International Perspectives and Prospects” on 19 October 2023 to join what promises to be a fascinating discussion among these stellar panelists and with audience members:
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon (moderator)—ACM Technology Policy Council Vice Chair, ACM Fellow, and Professor of Computer Science, Classe Exceptionnelle, at Université Paris-Saclay.
Dame Wendy Hall— ACM past president and Presidential Award honoree, Regius Professor of Computer Science, Associate Vice President for International Engagement, Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at the University of Southampton, member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, and former Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.
Juha Heikkila—Principal Adviser for Artificial Intelligence to the Director General of the European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.
Marc Rotenberg— USTPC member; Executive Director and Founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, member of the OECD AI Group of Experts, and co-drafter of the OECD AI principles; adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center.
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 protected].
The Ambassadors for ACM program rewards ACM members like you for encouraging new members to join. Your first-hand experience with ACM's valuable career development and continuous learning programs makes you a perfect envoy to share your ACM experiences with prospective members. The Ambassadors for ACM program offers opportunities for you to earn new prizes, rewards, and bonus gifts with each referral. Submit the ACM Referral Form, and your referrals can join ACM at a special discount rate. Our members are our greatest asset. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession. Please consider becoming an Ambassador for ACM.
The holidays are fast approaching! ACM is pleased to offer exclusive hotel, car rental and entertainment discounts to our members through Local Hospitality. Save time and money on your next trip by visiting the ACM Travel Discount Program page.
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 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 Communication 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 has created a new Skills Bundle Add-on providing unlimited access to ACM's collection of thousands of online books, courses, and training videos from O'Reilly, Skillsoft Percipio, and Pluralsight on the latest technologies and most in-demand job skills, and popular vendor certifications. The new Skills Bundle Add-on is available to paid Professional Members only, with course levels spanning Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, and including learning paths and exam preparation tracks for some of today's hottest certifications such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Tableau, and more. To add the Skills Bundle to your existing Professional Membership, visit the ACM subscription page or contact Member Services.
In this episode of ACM ByteCast, Bruke Kifle hosts Kush Varshney, a distinguished research scientist and manager at IBM Research in New York. He leads the machine learning group in the Foundations of Trustworthy AI Department, where he applies data science and predictive analytics to the fields of healthcare, public affairs, algorithmic fairness, and international development. He is also the founding co-director of the IBM Science for Social Good initiative. He has contributed to the development of several open-source toolkits such as AI Fairness 360 and AI Explainability 360. Varshney shares a few key moments which have helped to shape the course of his career thus far, defines responsible AI and talks about operationalizing RAI principles, discusses some of the risks inherent in emerging technologies such as generative AI, how various stakeholders can play a role in coordinating AI safety, and more.
Listen to ACM ByteCast interviews here, or wherever you get your podcasts.
EngageCSEdu publishes high-quality, engaging, classroom-tested Open Educational Resources (OER’s) for computer science education that have been contributed by various authors and covering a growing number of topics. Several of the EngageCSEdu resources—including the newly added Volume 2—are now available in ACM’s Digital Library, as well as in published collections:
- Vol. 1 Issue 1 - Inaugural Issue
- Vol. 1 Issue 2 - Special Issue on HCI Education
- Vol. 1 Issue 3 - Special Issue on AI Education
- Vol. 2 Issue 1 - Regular Issue
All issues both published and upcoming can be found here.
Hosted by EngageCSEdu, The Ethics & Computing Repository is designed to aid studying, or teaching courses, involving ethical issues related to a broad range of computing topics. It is a collection of articles, mainly from popular media and many of them recent. Each month MemberNet will feature a different subject in ethics and computing, offering a variety of articles, reports, and other interesting and informative items for readers to explore.
This month, the focus is "Internet/Privacy." Titles under this category include "How AI Can Identify People Even in Anonymized Datasets," "To Invade Homes, Tech Is Trying to Get in Your Kitchen," and more.
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 SIGCOMM 2023. The next conferences accepting submissions are:
- SIGCSE 2024, March 20–23, 2024, deadline October 13, 2023
- ICSE 2024, April 14–20, 2024, deadline November 16, 2023
- CHI 2024, May 11–16, 2024, deadline January 18, 2024
- SIGMETRICS 2024, June 10–14, 2024, deadline February 23, 2024
ACM offers a special ACM Professional Membership for $49 USD (regularly $99) to help graduating students make the transition to professional careers, and take advantage of continuous learning opportunities, including free online books and courses and access to ACM's Career & Job Center. This one-year-only transition rate includes all the benefits of Professional Membership plus the option of purchasing a Digital Library subscription for $50. Recent graduates can access this special transition offer through ACM's convenient online renewal form, or by following the instructions on the paper renewal form. For more information, visit the Reasons to Transition to Professional Membership page.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS PROGRAM
Book the speaker for your next event through the ACM Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) and deliver compelling and insightful content to your audience. ACM will cover the cost of transportation for the speaker to travel to your event. Our program features renowned thought leaders in academia, industry, and government speaking about the most important topics in the computing and IT world today. Our booking process is simple and convenient.
San Murugesan is Director of BRITE Professional Services, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Computing at Western Sydney University, Honorary Professor at Amity University, and former Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Computer Society’s IT Professional magazine. He has successfully led development of innovative IT projects, provided leadership in research and development, conceived and led several academic programs, and offered consultancy services. His expertise and interests span a range of areas including smart systems, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, quantum computing, green computing, cloud computing, digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), sustainability, IT applications and emerging trends in IT. His lectures include “Green IT and Sustainability: Addressing the Global Environmental Crisis Embracing Technology,” “Quantum Computing: A Revolution in The Making,” and more. He is available to speak through the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program.
For more information about Murugesan, please visit his DSP speaker information page.
ACM Local Meetups connect smart technical people at local city events. They are informal groups that meet regularly to discuss a diverse array of computing topics. The following local ACM Meetups have been scheduled:
- Youngstown: NEOACM REMOTE General Assembly Meeting, October 1
This is a monthly meeting where there will be reports from the treasurer, secretary, and committee heads. There will also be article discussions and lightning talks.
- Washington DC: Intelligent Products: AI Through the Lens of Product Design, October 4
With Large Language Models (LLMs), Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) and more, we have opportunities to continue to shape or alter the landscape of how products are a part of everyday human use. By reflecting on the core praxis of what Artificial Intelligence entails, we can use its guiding principles in creating the next generation of collective intelligence.
- Sacramento: 6th Future Worlds Symposium, October 6-7
"Living in an AI World." An annual tech symposium in collaboration with local ACM Student Chapters at LRCCD, FCUSD, and Sac State
ACM Local Meetups are active in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York City, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Rio de Janeiro, Sacramento, San Francisco, Surabaya, Washington DC, and Youngstown. If you are interested in organizing a Meetup in your locale, please contact Andrew Conklin.
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 August 16 through September 14, 2023:
ACM Student Chapters:
- American University of Beirut ACM Student Chapter, Beirut, Lebanon
- Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ACM Student Chapter, Amaravati, India
- APEC ACM Student Chapter, Chengalpattu, India
- Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering College ACM Student Chapter, Durgapur, India
- LBRCE ACM Student Chapter, Mylavaram, India
- NUML Faisalabad ACM Student Chapter, Faisalabad, Pakistan
- RHU ACM Student Chapter, Mechref-Damour, Lebanon
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University ACM-W Student Chapter, Shanghai, China
- Tennessee State University ACM Student Chapter, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- UC Santa Cruz ACM SIGCHI Student Chapter, Santa Cruz, California, USA
- University of Patras ACM Student Chapter, Patra, Greece
ACM Professional Chapters:
- Cairo ACM Chapter, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Chapters were required to submit their 2023 Annual Reports by August 31st. Thank you to all those Chapters who have done so. Any active Chapter which has neglected to file this report is scheduled to be put on probation, while Chapters on probation are scheduled to be de-chartered on November 1st. If you would like to keep your Chapter active, be sure to complete this Annual Report before November.
To complete the report online, you must log in with your unique Chapter web account at https://services.acm.org/public/chapters/chapterprofile/chapteradmin.cfm. Please note, your Chapter web account is entirely separate from your personal web account.
If you are unsure of your Chapter web account or need to reset the password, please visit: https://www.acm.org/chapters/web-account-links . If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].
Each year, a gathering of incredible people can be found at the womENcourage celebrations, and participants are encouraged to tell their stories in blog posts. This tradition continues in 2023 with Eivind Dalholt, who is an undergraduate student in informatics at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway and attended womENcourage 2022 in Cyprus. He is planning to specialize in software development. Read more about Dalholt's story here.
With Research Computer Science Conference Scholarships, ACM-W provides support for women undergraduate and graduate students in computer science and related programs to attend research computer science conferences around the world. This exposure to computing research can inspire a student to continue onto the next level of their academic or professional career. The ACM-W scholarships are divided between scholarships of up to $600 for intra-continental conference travel, and scholarships of up to $1,200 for intercontinental conference travel. Scholarship applications are evaluated in six groups each year, in order to distribute awards across a range of conferences. Learn more about ACM-W scholarships and how to apply here.
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.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Why do communities matter? Why should you spend time and energy on fostering a community in your field? In recent years, many initiatives have been launched aimed at empowering underrepresented groups by creating communities. To celebrate Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, the ACM DEI Council invited moderator Patti Ordóñez, Daniel Acuña, Stephanie Ludi, and Carlos R. Rivero to share their journeys as computing professionals, acknowledge their influences, and discuss the benefits and challenges of building alliances in the panel "Communities Matter: Celebrating Hispanic-Latino Alliances in Computing,"
Computing education continues to face challenges around inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessible learning, and we believe change is possible through a coordinated effort among engaged computing leaders and faculty. The goal of the LEVEL UP project—a combined initiative of ACM, CRA and IEEE-CS—is to build consensus around a united vision of inclusive undergraduate computing education. Through collaboration with a respected advisory board of computing educators and professionals from across the country, LEVEL UP will chart a pathway that undergraduate computing programs can implement to offer inclusive computing courses and opportunities where all students feel welcome and thrive.
ACM Transactions on Evolutionary Learning and Optimization (TELO) has been accepted for Scopus coverage. Similar to Web of Science, Scopus is an extensive yet selective abstract and citation database that provides comprehensive coverage of peer-reviewed journals, books, conference abstracts, and patents across the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. By having its content included in Scopus, TELO’s content will be discoverable at 7,000 of the world’s top research institutions.
ACM has made the decision to cease print publication for ACM’s journals and transactions as of January 2024. The magazines Communications of the ACM, ACM InRoads, interactions, and XRDS: Crossroads will continue in print. There were several motivations for this change: ACM wants to be as environmentally friendly as possible; print journals lack the new features and functionality of the electronic versions in the ACM Digital Library; and print subscriptions, which have been declining for years, have now reached a level where the decision to sunset print made perfect sense. Ultimately, this will be to the benefit of the community, enabling ACM to focus efforts on enhancing the electronic versions of the publications where they can have the greatest impact.
The latest issue of Queue is devoted to the topic of confidential computing, a cloud computing technology that isolates data within a protected CPU.
Mark Russinovich, CTO at Microsoft Azure, explains confidential computing in "Confidential Computing: Elevating Cloud Security and Privacy." David Kaplan, Senior Fellow at AMD, describes AMD's SEV-SNP (Secure Encrypted Virtualization-Secure Nested Paging) technology in "Hardware VM Isolation in the Cloud." Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and the research team at Microsoft Azure explain the role of Trusted Execution Environment and remote attestation in "Why Should I Trust Your Code?" And Gobikrishna Dhanuskodi and the engineering team at NVIDIA describe the role of GPUs in enabling confidential computing in "Creating the First Confidential GPUs."
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief beginning in December 2023. This is a voluntary position. Nominations should include a vita along with a brief statement of why the nominee should be considered. Nominations are due October 31, 2023, although nominations will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
For more information, visit the call page.
Linking the World’s Information: Essays on Tim Berners-Lee’s Invention of the World Wide Web, edited by Oshani Seneviratne and James Hendler, offers a compilation of articles on the original ideas of a true visionary—ACM A.M Turing Award recipient Sir Tim Berners-Lee—and his development of the key protocols, naming schemes, and markup languages that led to his “world wide web” program and ultimately to the Web as we know it today. It is intended for readers interested in the Web’s original technical development, how it has changed over time, and the social impacts of the Web as steered by Berners-Lee since the very beginning.
There are nearly 800 participants in ACM Open today, with more institutions signing on every day. As we move closer to flipping the Digital Library to fully Open Access before the end of 2025, the tremendous growth of the program is beneficial to researchers everywhere, allowing high quality articles to be published Open Access without authors having to pay article processing charges.
ACM is proud to announce new ACM Open licenses with the University of South Dakota, Wichita State University, Winthrop University, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. ACM also announces new ACM Open agreements with the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Energy. We thank these institutions for their support of our publishing program and our transition to a fully Open Access publisher.
ACM Open is ACM's transformative Open Access publishing model for transitioning ACM to a sustainable Open Access publisher with the goal of making research publications in the ACM Digital Library fully Open Access upon publication. A full list of institutions that have signed on to the ACM Open program can be found here. Learn more about ACM’s timeline for transitioning the Digital Library to Open Access here.
Hello ACM Student Chapters, welcome back to school! In recognition of the new year, ACM would like to highlight the amazing activities you've planned for your chapter. Tag us in your back-to-school posts/stories and good luck this year! ACM is cheering you on every step of the way.
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