Geoffrey C. Fox Recognized with Ken Kennedy Award

Geoffrey C. Fox of Indiana University Bloomington has been named the recipient of the 2019 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Fox is recognized for foundational contributions to parallel computing methodology, algorithms and software, and data analysis, and their interfaces with broad classes of applications. The award will be presented at SC19: The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

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ACM Names 2019 Distinguished Members

ACM has named 62 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2019 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that underpin how we live, work and play. The ACM Distinguished Member program recognizes up to 10 percent of ACM worldwide membership based on professional experience and significant achievements in computing.

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Call for ACM-W Rising Star Award Nominations

The ACM-W Rising Star Award recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had a significant impact on the computing discipline, as measured by factors such as frequent citation of their work, creation of a new research area, a high degree of technology transfer and/or other positive influences and societal impact. The award will be given annually, and was established based on a donation from 2018-2019 ACM Athena Lecturer Andrea Goldsmith. Nominations close on November 15, 2019.

Students: Apply for 2019-2020 ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize

The ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing recognizes talented high school students in computer science. Judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate ingenuity, complexity, relevancy, originality, and a desire to further computer science as a discipline. The application process involves a Challenge that focuses on having the student develop an artifact that engages modern computing technology and computer science. The application period closes January 12, 2020.

ACM Policy Award Call for Nominations

The ACM Policy Award honors contributions that have made a significant impact on the formation or execution of public policy related to computing. It may recognize establishment of an innovative educational or advisory program in policy, the development of technology policy organizations or resources, or other notable policy activities affecting the computing community and/or the general public. Nominations for this biennial award are due January 15, 2020.

Young Researchers: Apply for HLF 2020 by February 14

Researchers and practitioners at all phases of their careers (undergrad, PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to apply for the next Heidelberg Laureate Forum for a chance to personally interact with laureates of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics and computer science, including the ACM A.M. Turing Award and the ACM Prize in Computing. You can also nominate a candidate (on the registration form, click on the "Register as a Nominator" button at the top; you will need to enter ACM’s organization code; please email acmhelp@acm.org to request this number).

Watch Video of First ACM CS & Law Symposium

The ACM Symposium on Computer Science and Law was held at the New York Law School on October 28. This inaugural symposium included keynote talks by ACM Turing Award co-recipient Shafi Goldwasser, ACM Fellow Ed Felten, and Yale Law School's Jack M. Balkin. Panels discussed research, education, and practice in the interplay of computer science and law. The video of the symposium is now available to watch on event website.

Learn More about Features in the New ACM Digital Library

More precise search. Alerts when new articles in your area of interest are published. Expanded article pages. More informative author profile pages. Integrated journal homepages and expanded content on ACM SIGs and conferences. These are just some of the features you'll find in the new ACM DL. Check out our series of emails about these and other soon-to-come enhancements, and explore the beta version of the new DL to discover more about the new DL experience.

Meet Airi Lampinen

Airi Lampinen is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction at Stockholm University and a Docent in Social Psychology at the University of Helsinki. She is involved in projects on collaborative economy practices and communities, and has published extensively in HCI and computer-supported cooperative work. Lampinen is serving for the second year in a row as Papers Co-chair for the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW).

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Bengio Delivers Turing Award Lecture

2018 ACM A.M. Turing Award Laureate Yoshua Bengio delivered his Turing Lecture at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) on Monday, September 23. Bengio received the 2018 A.M. Turing Award with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. The title of Bengio's lecture is "Deep Learning for AI," and video of Bengio delivering it is available for viewing on the official HLF YouTube channel. 

SC19, November 17 to 22, Denver, Colorado

At the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, panels will address exascale; democratization of HPC; quantum computing; Big Data and AI; sustainability of research; and more. The program also includes a series of activities geared toward students, and a Visualization & Data Analytics video showcase. Steven Squyres, Principal Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover Project, will deliver the keynote.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019, November 17 to 20, Brisbane, Australia

The 12th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Keynote speakers are Donna J. Cox (National Center for Supercomputing Applications), Jeffrey Shaw (City University of Hong Kong) and Inigo Quilez (Shadertoy).

India Region Special Section

Communications of the ACM is pleased to introduce the India Region special section to Communications' readers. The Indian subcontinent has a population close to 1.8 billion, and is unique due to its diversity of people, cultures, spoken languages, and wide disparities in socioeconomic conditions. The region plays an important role in the global computing landscape with its highly trained manpower, software companies, and top universities that produce students that not only serve local needs, but move around the world and have global impact. CACM developed this special section to mirror all these facets. In this video, co-organizers Anand Deshpande, Pankaj Jalote, and PJ Narayanan discuss this section in the November issue.

The DevOps Phenomenon

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” consistently serves up expert-curated guides to the best of computing research, and relates these breakthroughs to the challenges that software engineers face every day. This installment of RfP is by Anna Wiedemann, Nicole Forsgren, Manuel Wiesche, Heiko Gewald, and Helmut Krcmar. Titled “The DevOps Phenomenon,” this RfP gives an overview of stories from across the industry about software organizations overcoming the early hurdles of adopting DevOps practices, and coming out on the other side with tighter integration between their software and operations teams, faster delivery times for new software features, and achieving a higher level of stability.

DAML: The Contract Language of Distributed Ledgers

Shaul Kfir cofounded Digital Asset in 2014 looking to prove something to the financial services industry, which he felt  was in danger of missing out on the potential of blockchain technology. In this ACM Queue Case Study, Kfir has a conversation with Camille Fournier, the head of platform development for a leading New York City hedge fund, in which the two financial service technology experts discuss how DAML (Digital Asset Modeling Language) puts blockchain technology to work, and what the future has in store for the blockchain and the challenge of distributed ledgers.

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ACM Updates Code of Ethics

ACM recently updated its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The revised Code of Ethics addresses the significant advances in computing technology since the 1992 version, as well as the growing pervasiveness of computing in all aspects of society. To promote the Code throughout the computing community, ACM created a booklet, which includes the Code, case studies that illustrate how the Code can be applied to situations that arise in everyday practice and suggestions on how the Code can be used in educational settings and in companies and organizations. Download a PDF of the ACM Code booklet.