2023 Computer Science Curriculum Guidelines Revision

ACM has joined with the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence to develop "Computer Science Curricula 2023” (CS2023). CS2023 provides a comprehensive guide outlining the knowledge and competencies students should attain for degrees in computer science and related disciplines at the undergraduate level. Establishing uniform curricular guidelines for computer science disciplines is essential to the ongoing vitality of the field and the future success of those who study it.

ACM General Election

2024 ACM General Election Results

ACM's newly-elected officers:

For the term 1 July 2024 — 30 June 2026

President: Yannis Ioannidis
Vice President: Elisa Bertino
Secretary/Treasurer: Rashmi Mohan

For the term 1 July 2024 — 30 June 2028

Members-at-Large: Odest (Chad) Jenkins, John Kim, Tanara Lauschner, Alison Derbenwick Miller, and Alejandro Saucedo

Editor-in-Chief Michael Doggett

PACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

PACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (PACMCGIT) welcomes new Editor-in-Chief Michael Doggett (Lund University, Sweden), for a term starting May 15, 2024 and ending May 14, 2027.

TIOT EIC Mo Li

ACM Transactions on Internet of Things Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Internet of Things (TIOT) welcomes new Editor-in-Chief Mo Li (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) for a term starting May 15, 2024 and ending May 14, 2027.

Newest ACM Books Title: Rendering History by Gloria Childress Townsend

Published in celebration of ACM-W’s 30th birthday, Rendering History: The Women of ACM-W is divided into three parts The first section provides a traditional history that details the evolution of ACM-W’s projects. The next section allows the women of ACM-W to tell their own stories. What motivated them to trade personal time and energy for work that would change the face of computing for women and young girls? And final section of the book provides an annotated bibliography of the research that launched ACM-W and continued to inform its projects over the next 30 years.

Co-Editors-in-Chief Sam Noh and Robert van Renesse

ACM Transactions on Computer Systems Welcomes New Editors-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS) welcomes Sam H. Noh (Virginia Tech, USA) and Robert van Renesse (Cornell University, USA) as Co-Editors-in-Chief. Their appointments are from May 1, 2024 to April 30, 2027.

Inaugural Issue: ACM Journal on Responsible Computing

The inaugural issue of ACM Journal on Responsible Computing (JRC) is now available for download. JRC will publish high-quality original research at the intersection of computing, ethics, information, law, policy, responsible innovation, and social responsibility from a wide range of convergent, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. Editor-in-Chief Kenneth R. Fleischmann is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Read the ACM news release and visit the journal homepage.

Inaugural Issue: ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems

The inaugural issue of ACM Journal on Autonomous Transportation Systems (JATS) is now available for download. JATS aims to cover the topics in design, analysis, and control of autonomous transportation systems. The area of autonomous transportation systems is at a critical point where issues related to data, models, computation, and scale are increasingly important. Similarly, multiple disciplines including computer science, electrical engineering, civil engineering, etc., are approaching these problems with a significant growth in research activity. For further information read the news release, and to submit your manuscript, please visit the journal homepage.

Inaugural Issues of ACM/IMS Journal of Data Science

Inaugural Issues of ACM/IMS Journal of Data Science

ACM and IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) have announced the publication of the first issues of the ACM/IMS Journal of Data Science (JDS), a new peer-reviewed publication. The scope of the journal is multi-disciplinary and broad, spanning statistics, machine learning, computer systems, and the societal implications of data science. JDS accepts original papers as well as novel surveys that summarize and organize critical subject areas. The ACM/IMS Journal of Data Science is a Gold Open Access publication, permanently and freely available online for anyone, anywhere to read.

Pick, Click, Flick!: The Story of Interaction Techniques

New Title from ACM Books: Pick, Click, Flick!: The Story of Interaction Techniques

Pick, Click, Flick!: The Story of Interaction Techniques by Brad A. Myers provides a comprehensive study of the many ways to interact with computers and computerized devices. An “interaction technique” starts when the user performs an action that causes an electronic device to respond, and includes the direct feedback from the device to the user. It is written for anyone interested in interaction techniques including computer scientists and designers working on human-computer interaction, as well as implementers and consumers who want to understand and get the most out of their digital devices.

Communications of the relaunched

CACM Relaunched as Open Access, Web-First Publication

ACM has relaunched Communications of the ACM (CACM) as a web-first publication, accessible to all without charge—including the entire backlog of CACM articles. First published in 1958, CACM is one of the most respected information technology magazines. The web-first model will allow ACM to publish articles more rapidly than before so that readers can keep abreast of the lightning-fast changes in the computing field. At the same time, researchers will be able to reference and cite valuable information and research from CACM articles more quickly. This marks another important milestone in ACM's ongoing transition to a fully open access publisher.

Digital Dreams Have Become Nightmares: What We Must Do by Ronald M. Baecker and Jonathan Grudin

New Title from ACM Books: Digital Dreams Have Become Nightmares

Digital Dreams Have Become Nightmares: What We Must Do by Ronald M. Baecker and Jonathan Grudin offers a compelling discussion of the digital dreams that have come true, their often unintended side effects (nightmares), and what must be done to counteract the nightmares. It is intended as an impetus to further conversation not only in homes and workplaces, but in academic courses and even legislative debates. Equally importantly, the book is a presentation of what digital technology professionals need to know about these topics and the actions they should undertake individually and in support of other citizens, societal initiatives, and government.

ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction Welcomes New Editors-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI) welcomes Iolanda Leite (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) and James Young (University of Manitoba, Canada) as Co-Editors-in-Chief. Their appointments are from March 1, 2024 to February 28, 2027.

Send Email as Your "@acm.org" Address

ACM is excited to announce a new enhancement of to the widely used ACM email forwarding service. Through a partnership with MailRoute, SMTP Auth Relay is now available for member use. To start sending fully authenticated email as your @acm.org address, simply log in at https://myacm.acm.org and click the "SMTP Auth Relay" link.

TEAC Paper Awarded Kalai Prize

The 2019 paper "The Unreasonable Fairness of Maximum Nash Welfare" by ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation (TEAC) has been awarded the 2024 Prize in Game Theory and Computer Science of the Game Theory Society in Honour of Ehud Kalai. The prize is given every four years in recognition of Kalai’s role in promoting the connection of the two research areas.

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ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS) welcomes Michael Waidner as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term of February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Waidner is a Professor at ATHENE | TU Darmstadt | Fraunhofer SIT.

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ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN) welcomes Wen Hu as its new Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Hu is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of New South Wales.

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ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data (TKDD) welcomes Jian Pei as Editor-in-Chief. The appointment is from February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Pei is an ACM Fellow and Arthur S. Pearse Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Duke University.

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ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES) welcomes Jiang Hu as its new Editor-in-Chief for the term of February 1, 2024 to January 31, 2027. Hu is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A & M University.

ACM TAAS EiC Rami Bahsoon

ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems Welcomes Rami Bahsoon as EiC

ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS) has named Rami Bahsoon as Editor-in-Chief, for the term January 15, 2024 to January 14, 2027. Bahsoon is a Reader in Software Engineering at The University of Birmingham (UK).

Ethical Quandaries in AI-ML: Facing the Tough Questions

This talk was a follow-up to the April 19, 2023 webinar with Mehran Sahami of Stanford University, "Confronting Ethical Challenges in a High-Tech World." Sahami and a panel of AI-ML experts from industry and academia—Tulsee Doshi, Susan Epstein, and Kush Varshney—explored some of the ethical questions raised in that session including the role of human values in AI algorithms, bias in AI-ML and the impact of diverse teams in reducing bias, and data privacy. The talk was moderated by Fay Cobb Payton and Susan Reiser of the DEI-CE.

ACM Releases Report on Enrollment and Retention in Undergraduate Computing

ACM has released the new report, “Computing Enrollment and Retention: Results From the 2021-22 Undergraduate Enrollment Cohort," by Jodi L.Tims, Cindy Tucker, Mark A. Weiss, and Stuart Zweben. Developed by the ACM Education Board’s Actionable Enrollment and Retention Task Force, the report is an annual summary of data about enrollment, degree completions, and retention of undergraduate computing degree programs in the United States. In particular, it notes that the representation of women in computing programs is at its highest point in the last five years, and that enrollment has increased in all areas of computing except computer engineering.

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