A Dedicated and Agile Leadership Guides ACM
ACM members fill vital positions on the councils, boards and committees that govern the organization and raise the visibility of ACM worldwide.
ACM-W supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of computing, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women. Membership in ACM-W is open to all ACM members and is free of charge.
Jodi Tims Named New Chair of ACM-W
On July 1, Jodi Tims succeeded Valerie Barr as Chair of the ACM-W Women's Council. She was previously Vice Chair. Tims is a Professor of Computer Science at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where she also serves as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Learn about other new ACM-W Council members.
Learn more about ACM’s commitment to ethical standards: the ACM Code of Ethics, Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice, and Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), which is guiding these and other intiatives.
ACM is a volunteer-led and member-driven organization. Everything ACM accomplishes is through the efforts of people like you. A wide range of activities keep ACM moving, including organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name just a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
Encourage your colleagues to join ACM, share the benefits of ACM and receive free gifts for participating. Your support of ACM is critical to our continuing efforts to advance computing as a science and a profession.
The inaugural ACM Europe Conference was a truly international event, bringing together computer scientists and practitioners from around the world. 2012 ACM Turing Award laureate Silvio Micali and ACM Fellow, Athena Lecturer and ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award recipient Katherine Yelick gave talks. Two tracks addressed High Performance Computing and Cybersecurity issues. Watch highlights on video and view a photo album.
The ACM Turing 50th Celebration Conference - China (ACM TURC 2017) was held in Shanghai, China May 12-14. ACM Turing Award laureates Vint Cerf, John Hopcroft and Andrew Yao delivered keynote talks and participated in a roundtable forum and panel discussions with industry renowned scholars. ACM president Vicki L. Hanson, former ACM president Alexander L. Wolf, and ACM CEO Robert B. ("Bobby") Schnabel also attended and delivered talks.
Learn more about the leaders who are the driving force behind ACM's initiatives:
- President Vicki L. Hanson: formerly ACM Vice President; member of the ACM-W Europe Executive Committee; Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing; ACM Fellow and Distinguished Speaker
- Vice President Cherri M. Pancake: ACM Awards Committee Co-Chair; SIGHPC founder and Chair; ACM Fellow
- Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Churchill: formerly SIGCHI Executive Vice President; ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker; CHI Academy member
The ACM India Annual Event is a flagship event whose aim is to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM's spirit and India's accomplishments in computing. The event is attended by ACM Turing Award winners, ACM Office Bearers, and researchers and IT professionals. Moshe Vardi and Martin E. Hellman will keynote. The CS Pathsala Workshop, iSIGCSE Workshop and IRISS are co-located ACM events.
ACM's Regional Councils provide grassroots support on a global scale. Based in Europe, India, and China, they raise awareness, visibility and relevance of ACM by sponsoring high-quality conferences, expanding chapters, and encouraging greater participation in all dimensions of the society.
ACM was established in 1947 soon after the creation of ENIAC, the first stored-program digital computer, to “advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information.”