SIGGRAPH attracted almost 25,000
artists, researchers, gaming experts,
filmmakers, and developers representing 79 countries to its annual conference. The San Diego-based meeting
also drew 230 companies to its exhibition hall, an increase of 12% over the
SIGMM reported a record number
of attendees to its annual ACM Multimedia Conference held in Augsburg,
Germany. The meeting also attracted
a record number of paper submissions (up 43% from 2006) and offered
a greater variety of content tracks than
SIGMOBILE experimented with
co-locating its annual conference on
mobile computing and networking
with its annual symposium on mobile
ad hoc networking and computing.
Attendees reacted so favorably to the
experiment, the SIG is planning try it
again in 2010.
Balance Sheet: June 30, 2008 (in Thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents
Accounts receivable and other current assets
Deferred conference expenses and other assets
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation & amortization
liaBilitiEs anD nEt assEts
Accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other liabilities
unearned conference, membership, and subscription revenue
The Membership Services Board chartered 47 new chapters in FY08, six of
which were international professional
chapters. Of the 40 new student chapters, 20 were internationally based.
The ACM History Committee continues to foster collection, preservation,
and interpretation of ACM’s history
and its role in the development of computing and information technology. An
additional six oral histories with ACM
luminaries were completed this year.
More progress was also made on the
committee’s Web site (http://history.
acm.org) with the goal of assembling a
critical mass of source historical material that will enable historians to analyze and organize a rich history of ACM.
total net assets
total liabilities and net assets
optional contributions fund – program expense
Education board accreditation
Major inroads were made this year to
expand ACM’s internationalization
initiative. Paramount in this movement was the opening of an ACM office in China in December 2007. The
office, hosted by Tsinghua University,
supports several functions including
maintaining the ACM China Web site
and actively promoting ACM membership within the Chinese academic
community. Indeed, over 300 members
joined ACM through the China office in
its first six months of operation.
The ACM India Task Force met to
address how the Association could
best support the discipline and field of
computing in India and in the process
be more relevant to, and visible within, the Indian computing community.
A number of key issues and potential
directions surfaced from that meeting, including ACM’s strengths in
engaging India’s CS education at the
university level as well as the unique
challenges of and potential opportunities for tapping into India’s computing community.
A meeting with European com-
puting leaders last May helped ACM
strengthen its ties with the region
and better understand the key issues
and initiatives within the European
academic, research, and professional
The Education Board continues
to expand its global reach, particularly throughout Europe and Asia. The
Board participated in activities associated with Informatics Europe as well as
European accreditation efforts. Board
members helped plan the recent Education Summit in China, and kept a
close eye on the activities leading to