As you are aware, the World Health Organization has officially declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members and the computing community and world at large. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this outbreak.

Under these difficult circumstances, ACM has been doing its best to be proactive in consulting with conference organizers. and unfortunately has had to cancel or postpone several conferences being held through mid-May. For conferences beyond that period we are currently working with conference organizers regarding possible alternatives to holding the event, such as postponement, remote options, or simply cancelling and focusing on the next conference in the series.

ACM publications continue to accept submissions and publish. ACM’s Digital Library remains available around the world as do our TechTalks and Learning Center.

We are committed to finding the right balance between the important scientific mission served by ACM’s conferences and the health and welfare of our members.