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.

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ACM Regional Councils

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 Europe   ACM India   ACM China

COMPUTE 2017, November 16 to 17, Bhopal, India

The flagship conference of the ACM India Council is hosted each year by an ACM Chapter in India. This year the ACM Bhopal Chapter will welcome attendees to experience workshops and tutorials, technical paper presentations and panel discussions. A special track will be dedicated to "Artificial Intelligence: Current Trends and Future Impact." Y. Narahari of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore will be the keynote speaker.

ACM Council on Women in Computing

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.

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Guiding Members with a Framework of Ethical Conduct

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.

Get Involved with ACM

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.


ACM Officers

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
  • CEO/Executive Director Bobby Schnabel, formerly Chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee

ACM Europe Conference 2017, September 7 to 8, Barcelona

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.

ACM TURC 2017: Turing 50th Celebration Conference - China

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.