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Association for Computing
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body (ACM, before 1997 - "Association for Computing
Machinery") The largest and oldest international scientific
and educational computer society in the industry. Founded in
1947, only a year after the unveiling of ENIAC, ACM was
established by mathematicians and electrical engineers to
advance the science and application of Information Technology.
John Mauchly, co-inventor of the ENIAC, was one of ACM's
Since its inception ACM has provided its members and the world
of computer science a forum for the sharing of knowledge on
developments and achievements necessary to the fruitful
interchange of ideas.
ACM has 90,000 members - educators, researchers, practitioners,
managers, and engineers - who drive the Association's major
programs and services - publications, special interest groups,
chapters, conferences, awards, and special activities.