ACM Updates Code of Ethics

ACM has 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. ACM’s Code of Ethics is considered the standard for the computing profession, and has been adopted by computing professionals, organizations and technology companies around the world. The Code is a collection of principles and guidelines designed to help computing professionals make ethically responsible decisions in professional practice.

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Meet Lars Birkedal

Lars Birkedal is a Professor of Computer Science at Aarhus University in Denmark. His honors include the Danish Minister of Research Elite Research Award, the ACM SIGPLAN Milner Award, and being named a 2017 ACM Fellow for contributions to the semantic and logical foundations of compilers and program systems. “Separation logic has made it possible to give precise, mathematical, modular specifications for a much wider class of programs than was earlier thought possible.”

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DocEng 2018, August 28 to 31, Halifax, Canada

The 18th ACM Symposium on Document Engineering will include workshops on modeling, detection, storage and visualization of documents; the future of scholarly publishing; and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Gerald Penn (University of Toronto), Gordon V. Cormack (University of Waterloo), and Maura R. Grossman (University of Waterloo, York University Osgoode Hall Law School and Georgetown University Law Center).

Tapia 2018, September 19 to 22, Orlando, Florida

The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is a premier venue to acknowledge, promote and celebrate diversity. Keynote speakers include Shiri Azenkot, Director of the Enhancing Ability Lab at Cornell; Shirley Malcom head of Education and Human Resources Programs at AAAS; Ron Perez, Intel Fellow and technical lead for security architecture pathfinding in the Data Center Group (DCG) at Intel Corp.; and Moshe Y. Vardi, the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering and Director of the Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University.

ACM Names Vicki L. Hanson CEO/Executive Director

ACM has named Vicki L. Hanson to the position of executive director and CEO effective July 1, 2018. As ACM’s most senior staff member, Hanson will work with ACM’s volunteer community to provide strategic vision and to develop sustainable business models to ensure ACM’s continued worldwide membership, publications and revenue growth.

ACM President-elect Cherri Pancake said, “Having served ACM for many years in various volunteer capacities, Vicki’s unique insights into the organization and how it serves the profession should serve us well to ensure a sustainable future for ACM."

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2018 ACM General Election

ACM's newly-elected officers:

For the term 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2020

Cherri M. Pancake

Vice President
Elizabeth Churchill

Yannis loannidis

For the term 1 July 2018 — 30 June 2022

Members at Large
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Theo Schlossnagle

2018 ACM General Election

ACM India Council Election

Newly-Elected Officers for the term 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2020:

President: Abhiram Ranade, IIT Bombay
Vice President: Venkatesh Raman, ITMSc Chennai
Secretary/Treasurer: Maria Choudhary, Oracle

Members-at Large for the term 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2022:

Supratik Chakraborty, IIT Bombay
Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore
Manish Gupta, VideoKen, Bangalore
Jayant Haritsa, IIS Bangalore
Pankaj Jalote, IIIT Delhi
Venkatesh Kamat, Goa University
Hemangee K. Kapoor, IIT Guwahati
Sudeshna Sarkar, IIT Kharagpur
Vasudeva Varma, IIIT Hyderabad

Proceedings of the ACM Series

Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) is a journal series that launched in 2017. The series was created in recognition of the fact that conference-centric publishing disadvantages the CS community with respect to other scientific disciplines when competing with researchers from other disciplines for top science awards and career progression, and the fact that top ACM conferences have demonstrated high quality and high impact on the field. See PACMs on Programming Languages, Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Measurement and Analysis of Computing Systems, and HCI.

Meet Jim Hendler

James A. “Jim” Hendler is the Director of the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications and the Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also serves as the Director of the joint Rensselaer-IBM HEALS project. He is an ACM Fellow and Chair of ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee. “I look forward to helping to make ACM a trusted, 'must-consult' organization for policy makers.”

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Participate in a Global Survey of Scientists

The 2018 Global Survey of Mathematical, Computing, and Natural Scientists needs people in mathematical, computing and natural sciences, including students, to share their career and educational experiences. The data being collected will include focused information about women in these fields. The survey is being conducted by The Gender Gap in Science project, funded by the International Council for Science, a collaboration of several organizations including ACM.

CACM August 2018 - Multiparty Privacy in Social Media

Online social networks are not only huge in scale, they are predicted to keep growing in the coming years both in the number of users and in the amount of data users upload and share. There have been many efforts devoted to study privacy in social media and how to protect users' personal information since the very early days of social media. However, most of these efforts have focused on privacy from an individual point of view. Privacy is not just about what you say or disclose about yourself. It is also about what others say or disclose about you. In this video, Jose M. Such discusses "Multiparty Privacy in Social Media,” a Review Article in the August 2018 issue of Communications of the ACM.

Prediction-Serving Systems

ACM Queue’s “Research for Practice” is your number one resource for keeping up with emerging developments in the world of theory and applying them to the challenges you face on a daily basis. In this installment, Dan Crankshaw and Joey Gonzalez provide an overview of machine learning server systems. What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production, and how do we serve predictions with high accuracy and high computational efficiency? Dan and Joey’s curated research selection presents cutting-edge techniques spanning database-level integration, video processing, and prediction middleware. Given the explosion of interest in machine learning and its increasing impact on seemingly every application vertical, it's possible that systems such as these will become as commonplace as relational databases are today. 

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ACM Expresses Concern About New Executive Order Suspending Visas

The Association for Computing Machinery, a global scientific and educational organization representing the computing community, expresses concern over US President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order imposing suspension of visas to nationals of six countries.

The open exchange of ideas and the freedom of thought and expression are central to the aims and goals of ACM. ACM supports the statute of International Council for Science in that the free and responsible practice of science is fundamental to scientific advancement and human and environmental well-being. Such practice, in all its aspects, requires freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists. All individuals are entitled to participate in any ACM activity.