Statement of Activities: Year ended June 30, 2208 (in Thousands)
Conferences and other meetings
Interests and dividends
net (depreciation) of investments
Contributions and grants
net assets released from restrictions
net assets net assets
Membership processing and services
Conferences and other meetings
Program support and other
ence Teachers Association has built
an impressive collection of podcasts
for interviews done with key thinkers
and educators in the CS community.
The collection now counts 32 podcasts
with more in production.
The Distinguished Speakers Program launched a new Web site (www.
dsp.acm.org) providing a sounder
look-and-feel and better functionality.
SIGIR is driving a project to preserve their historical documents,
including books, journals, and conference papers important to the IR
community. The project will capture
valuable resources to the community
that are deteriorating in paper form as
well as extinct digital media.
SIGCOMM’s Web site was revised
and reorganized, adopting a content
management system for easier and
more consistent updates, better navigation, an events calendar, and news.
Increase (decrease) in net assets
net assets at the beginning of the year
net assets at the end of the year
Includes SIG Fund balance of $28,142K
the signing of the Seoul Accord, created to establish a system of substantial
equivalency of educational programs
in the computing and IT-related disciplines that will lead to enhanced mobility of professionals in the field.
ACM’s Special Interest Groups continued their international initiatives in
FY08, reflecting their pledge to expand
their professional outreach. Among
the SIGs making global connections
in FY08 were: SIGCSE’s 2008 Conference on Innovation and Technology in
Computer Science Education held in
Madrid; SAC 2008 held in Brazil; SIG-
GRAPH newly chartered professional
chapters in Shanghai and Madrid;
SIGMICRO held its annual Computing
Frontiers conference in Ischia, Italy
and its CASES conference in Salzburg,
Austria; SIGSAC’s Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security was held in Tokyo;
and SIGWEB’s hypertext conference in
Manchester, England, and its information and knowledge management conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
Over the past year, the Computer Sci-
The first ACM-Infosys Foundation
Award in the Computing Sciences,
recognizing young scientists whose
innovations are having a dramatic
impact on the computing field, debuted last summer, carrying a prize
of $150,000 endowed by the Infosys
The ACM Fellows Program, established in 1993 to honor outstanding
ACM members for their achievements
in computer science and IT, inducted
38 new fellows in FY08, bringing the
total count to 632.
ACM’s advanced member grades
were also announced. The Association recognized 171 Senior Members
in FY08 who have at least 10 years of
professional experience, five years of
ACM professional membership, and
have demonstrated performance and
accomplishment that set them apart
from their peers. ACM also recognized seven Distinguished Engineers
and 13 Distinguished Scientists—all
having the distinction of at least 15
years of professional experience and
who have demonstrated significant
accomplishments or made a significant impact on the computing field.
SIGMOD renamed its annual doctoral dissertation award this year in
honor of Jim Gray, a revered member
of the database community and a luminary in the computing field.