ACM, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.
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 keeps ACM moving: organizing conferences, editing journals, reviewing papers and participating on boards and committees, to name a few. Find out all the ways that you can volunteer with ACM.
Chapters are the "local neighborhoods" of ACM. Professional and Student chapters worldwide serve as nodes of activity for ACM members and the computing community at large, offering seminars, lectures, and the opportunity to meet peers and experts in many fields of interest.
ACM was established in 1947 soon after the creation of ENIAC, the first stored-program digital computer, to “advance the science, development, construction, and application of the new machinery for computing, reasoning, and other handling of information.”
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the leaders who are the driving force behind ACM's initiatives:
- President Cherri M. Pancake: formerly ACM Vice President; SIGHPC founder and Chair; ACM Fellow
- Vice President Elizabeth Churchill: formerly ACM Secretary/Treasurer; SIGCHI Executive Vice President; ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker; CHI Academy member
- Secretary/Treasurer Yannis Ioannidis: ACM Europe Council member; and formerly SIGMOD Chair; member of SIG Governing Board Executive Committee and ACM Publications Board
- Past President Alexander L. Wolf: formerly ACM President, ACM Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) Governing Board, and Chair of SIGSOFT
ACM's past fiscal year included several initiatives focused on the health of the field. New curricula were introduced to prepare next generations of computing professionals for employment in the global workplace of the future. ACM also released a revitalized Code of Ethics that fortifies our leading role in articulating what it means to be a computing professional. ACM has also formed several key partnerships that will foster new collaborations and allow us to share our rich and extensive resources. Learn more about ACM's activities, including those of the Europe, India and China Councils, in the Annual Report.
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