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ACM India Council

Created by ACM to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across India

Annual Events

ACM India Annual Event

ACM India has been organizing this annual flagship event to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM's spirit and India's accomplishments in computing. This event is attended by ACM Turing Award laureates, winners of ACM Computing Prize and other prestigious awards, ACM Officers and executives, researchers and IT professionals.

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Co-located with the ACM India Annual Event, ARCS is a premier ACM India conference spanning two days.

The program features
  • research scholars including the winner(s) of ACM India best doctoral dissertation award talking about their published work,
  • keynote by the winner of ACM India Early Career Researcher award
  • eminent early career researchers from academia and industry sharing their experiences, perceptions and ground realities of PhD, and the professional life thereafter,
  • selected organizations and institutions demonstrating their research credentials and recruitment, career development strategies.

The audience comprises students, faculty and industry leaders from across India coming together in an interactive environment, such as panel discussions, informal "Ask me Anything" sessions with the ARCS speakers as well as Annual Event invitees like Turing Award laureates.

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COMPUTE: ACM India International Symposium Focused on Computing Education

Compute is an annual feature of ACM India and its objective is to bring together academicians, researchers and scholars in computer science & engineering domain and provide them a platform for knowledge sharing in the latest key areas of computing. Recent focus of Compute has been on improving the quality of computer science engineering education (including curriculum, pedagogy and assessment) in Indian undergraduate programs.

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ACM-W India Grad Cohort

CRA-W, an international computing body, has been organising the Grad Cohort workshop since 2004 in the US for women in computing. Over the last 15 years, the workshop has helped many women students through their graduate years and beyond.

Starting 2018, ACM-W India has decided to adapt the model of this workshop to the Indian setting. Previous editions of the workshop have been held at IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi.

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CODS-COMAD: ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data

CODS-COMAD combines two conferences. For over two decades, the International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD), modelled along the lines of ACM SIGMOD, has been the premier international database conference hosted in India by Division II of Computer Society of India. The first COMAD was held in 1989, and it has been held on a nearly annual basis since then (except for a few breaks such as in the years when VLDB and ICDE were held in India). COMAD has always had a significant international participation, with about 30% of the papers being from outside India, including Europe, USA and East/South-East Asia. The Conference on Data Science (CoDS) encompasses the areas of data analytics, machine learning and managing big data. IKDD shall work with ACM to ensure co-sponsorship and publication of the proceedings of CoDS in the ACM digital library. These two conferences came together for the first time in 2018.

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ISEC: Innovations in Software Engineering Conference

Innovations in Software Engineering Conference, ISEC (Formerly known as India Software Engineering Conference) is the annual conference of iSOFT, the India chapter of ACM SIGSOFT under the umbrella of ACM India. ISEC brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share the results of their work. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of software engineering.

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