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ACM Issues Fair Use Guidelines for Authors
New ACM guidelines on fair use of previously published material can now be found here .
ACM has invited several of our members to submit session proposals to the 2016 South by Southwest Interactive Conference (SXSW Interactive) to represent us at this dynamic interdisciplinary event. Session proposals are selected for the conference based on advisory board evaluation (40%), staff analysis (30%), and public voting (30%).
We encourage you to vote for three ACM submissions to the Interactive track. Click here for details .
ACM Appoints New CEO
ACM has named Bobby Schnabel executive director and CEO effective November 1, 2015. Schnabel joins ACM after eight years as professor and dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. As CEO, he 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.
"I am extremely excited to have Bobby take up the CEO role at ACM," said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf. "Bobby has a special passion and bright new ideas that will help continue the great tradition of leadership, innovation, openness and growth that has marked the history of ACM."
Schnabel has a long history of service to the computing community, and has served
in several capacities, including chair, of ACM SIGNUM. When Schnabel assumes his role as CEO, he will step down as founding chair of the ACM Education Policy Committee.
Dedicated to improving diversity in computing, Schnabel is a co-founder and executive team member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). He also serves as chair of the Computing Alliance for Hispanic-Serving Institutions Advisory Board.
Schnabel succeeds John R. White, ACM's first executive director to be named CEO, who retired after nearly 17 years on July 31. ACM COO Patricia Ryan is serving as acting executive director until Schnabel assumes his new role in November.
ACM, CSTA Announce New Award to Recognize US High School Students in Computing
ACM and CSTA, the Computer Science Teachers Association. have announced a new award, the ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing, to recognize talented high school students in computer science. The program seeks to promote and encourage the field of computer science, as well as to empower young and aspiring learners to pursue computing challenges outside of the traditional classroom environment.
Four winners will be selected annually and each will be awarded a $10,000 prize and cost of travel to the annual ACM/CSTA Cutler-Bell Prize in High School Computing Reception where students will demonstrate their programs and discuss their work. The prizes will be funded by a $1 million endowment established by David Cutler and Gordon Bell. The application period for the inaugural award is scheduled to open in early August and close January 1, 2016. The inaugural awards will be announced in February 2016.