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The Premier Membership Organization for Computing Professionals

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ACM is widely recognized as the premier membership organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.


ACM is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.


ACM carries out its mission through conferences, publications, educational programs, public awareness activities, and special interest groups. It sponsors over 120 conferences annually, including conferences on computer graphics (SIGGRAPH); data communications (SIGCOMM); mobile computing (SIGMOBILE); knowledge discovery and data mining (KDD);software engineering (SIGSOFT); high performance computing (SC); human computer interaction (SIGCHI); object-oriented programming (OOPSLA); and freedom and privacy (CFP).


ACM's more than 82,000 members come from industry, academia and government institutions around the world. Through its membership, volunteers serve on various ACM boards, committees, and task forces that comprise ACM's governing structure. More...


President Stuart Feldman is vice president for Computer Science Research at IBM. Vice President Wendy Hall is professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. Secretary-Treasurer Alain Chesnais is vice president for product development at Tucows. Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John R. White, is former manager of the Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center Computer Science Laboratory). Officer Bios...


ACM publishes, distributes and archives more than 40 publications that provide original research and first-hand perspectives from the world's leading thinkers in computing and information technologies. They include: Communications of the ACM, featuring as contributors some of the most knowledgeable and respected people in the field; ACM Queue, for practicing computing professionals; MemberNet, about the world of ACM and beyond; Crossroads, ACM's student magazine; interactions, for human and computer interaction; and netWorker, on the craft of network computing. ACM's newest web-based publications include ACM Computers in Entertainment, covering entertainment technologies; ACM TechNews, a news digest for busy IT professionals; ACM CareerNews email digest on computing careers; Ubiquity, a magazine and forum for in-depth analysis on IT issues; and e-Learn, tracking developments in distance learning.


The ACM Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of ACM publications online, including a 50+year archive of over 40 ACM journals, magazine, and peer-reviewed articles as well as ACM conference proceedings and ACM SIG newsletters. It contains over 1.4 million pages of text, with full-text articles from ACM publications dating back to the 1950's, and third-party content with selected archives. The ACM Guide provides access to more than 900,000 bibliographic sources and citations from computing books, journals, proceedings and theses beyond ACM's proprietary literature. The ACM Digital Library also enables users to create their own bookshelf within the library, to organize, store and share articles of interest, and to build bibliographies for future reference.


ACM's 34 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) address the varied needs of today's IT and computing professionals, including computer graphics, human interfaces, artificial intelligence, data mining, mobile communications, computer education, software engineering, and programming language. Each SIG is organized around specific activities that best serve its practitioner and research-based constituencies. Many SIGs sponsor leading conferences and workshops, produce newsletters and publications, and support email forums for information exchange.


Among the honors that ACM bestows each year are the A.M. Turing Award (called the "Nobel Prize of Computing," by Wired magazine); Grace Murray Hopper Award for young computer professionals; Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award; Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award; and Allen Newell Award honoring contributions that bridge computer science and other disciplines.



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