ACM has been celebrating the legacy of pioneering programmer Ada Lovelace with a month-long series featuring women who have contributed groundbreaking innovations and dedicated service to the computing profession. To mark Ada’s birthday, which this year was observed on October 9, ACM recognized the women who have made historic advances in the field and who […]
The Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques brings together researchers from architecture, compilers, applications and languages to present and discuss innovative research of common interest. Recently, PACT widened its scope to include insights useful for the design of machines and compilers from applications such as, but not limited to, machine learning, data analytics and […]
The ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management covers information retrieval, data management, and knowledge management. This year CIKM’s theme is “From Big Data and Big Information to Big Knowledge.” Keynote speakers are Amazon Research Scientist and ACM Fellow Yoelle Maarek; DeepMind Research Scientist Edward Grefenstette; and University of Amsterdam professor Maarten de Rijke.
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 through the end of October by The Gender Gap in […]
The ACM Charles P. “Chuck” Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award celebrates the late pioneer’s contributions in computing and his long-term inspirational mentorship of generations of computer scientists, by recognizing individuals with the same out-of-the-box thinking and “can-do” approach to solving the unsolved that Thacker (who received multiple awards from ACM, including Turing) exhibited. Recipients of […]
On Wednesday afternoons this fall, eight recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award will reflect on their time at the University of California, Berkeley, while looking toward the future of research and technological development in their fields. The participants are Shafi Goldwasser, Silvio Micali, David Patterson, Manuel Blum, Richard Karp, Michael Stonebraker, William Kahan, and […]
MOBILEHCI 2018, 3 to 6 September, Barcelona, Spain
The 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services has as its theme “Beyond Mobile: the Next 20 Years”. Invited speakers are Cynthia Breazeal (Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab and Chief Experience Officer, Jibo, Inc.) giving a talk on social robots, and James A. Landay […]
Linda Gesenhues (pictured left) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Markus Höhnerbach (pictured right) of RWTH Aachen University have been named recipients of the 2018 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships. Gesenhues is being recognized for her work on finite element simulation of turbidity currents with an emphasis on non-Newtonian fluids. Höhnerbach […]
The sixth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will provide a platform for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science.
Recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize will inspire young researchers in a week-long […]
ACM has named new Chairs for its Tech Policy Committees in the US and Europe. Both groups operate under the umbrella of ACM’s new Technology Policy Council, an entity established to address technology issues on a global scale.
Jim Hendler has been named Chair of the ACM US Technology Policy Committee, succeeding Stuart Shapiro. Hendler […]