ACM Europe Council
The ACM Europe Council was created by ACM to recognize and support European ACM members and activities.
About the ACM Europe Council
The ACM Europe Council aims to increase the level and visibility of ACM activities across Europe. The Council is comprised of European computer scientists committed to fostering the visibility and relevance of ACM in Europe, and is focused on a wide range of European ACM activities, from high-quality ACM conferences in Europe, to expanding ACM chapters, to encouraging greater participation of Europeans in all dimensions of ACM.
- Join with other computing and scientific organizations in Europe to offer new programs and activities
- Encourage nominations of ACM European members for the advanced member grades of Senior Member, Distinguished Member, and Fellow
- Work with ACM SIGs to increase the number of ACM conferences in Europe
- Increase the number of ACM chapters and level of chapter activity in Europe
The 3rd ACM Europe Summer School on Data Science takes place in Athens on 11-17 July 2019. Young computer science researchers will have the opportunity to attend courses on several forms of data analytics and machine learning led by distinguished academics and researchers.
The 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on "HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications" will take place in Barcelona 17 - 24 July 2019, and is hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
The European Processor Initiative’s first tutorial will be held on 17 July at Universita Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona. Distinguished experts from EPI will give lectures on the HPC processor landscape and EPI’s plans. The tutorial, “First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor,” is co-located with the ACM 2019 Summer School on HPC Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications.
The ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe have collaborated on a report that builds on an earlier document, "Informatics Education in Europe: Are We All in the Same Boat?". The report, "Informatics for All: The Strategy," aims to establish Informatics as an essential discipline for all, a subject available at all levels throughout the educational system. The strategy is also summarized in a one-page document.
The white paper "When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making" presents the views of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee and Informatics Europe (IE) on the challenges posed by the increasing presence of Machine Learning and Automated Decision Making (ADM) systems in almost every aspect of modern human life.
After an extensive two-year process, a joint task force led by the ACM, IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Security (AIS SIGSEC), and the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Information Security Education (IFIP WG 11.8) has released a first-ever set of global curricular recommendations for post-secondary degree programs in cybersecurity education.
The ACM US Technology Policy Committee and the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee have released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the IoT ecosystem. The principles in the statement propose policy and technical approaches to tackle privacy and security challenges while ensuring that the technology continues to move forward.
Natasa Milic-Frayling is Chair of the ACM Women Europe Executive Committee and a member of the ACM Europe Council. She is Professor and Chair of Data Science at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. Following her involvement in EU projects PLANETS and SCAPE, she is actively involved with the UNESCO PERSIST initiative, working on the technical and economic solutions to sustain digital computation and preserve digital heritage.
Luca Chittaro is Professor of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Udine, Italy, where he heads the HCI Lab. He has been involved in organizing many ACM conferences in HCI, and is a strong advocate of its societal impact, working with clinicians in various fields of health and with safety experts to create innovative applications for real-world use.
Chris Hankin is Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London. He is also Director of the UK’s Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems. He is Chair of the ACM Europe Council and serves on ACM’s Publications Board. He was Editor-in-Chief of ACM Computing Surveys from 2007 to 2013.
Mehmet Karakose is an Associate Professor, Director of the Computer Science Research and Application Centre, and Vice Head of the Computer Engineering Department at Firat University in Elazığ, Turkey. In these roles, he oversees research, projects and industry cooperation. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the Firat University ACM Student Chapter. His research interests are in the areas of intelligent systems, simulation and modeling, computational intelligence, fault diagnosis, computer and machine vision, industrial applications of artificial intelligence..
ACM-W Europe (ACM-WE) supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, as well as advancing the contributions of technical women. Among its goals are promoting the image of computing among women; promoting awareness of career options; and establishing partnerships with similar existing organizations in Europe.
In its Annual Report for 2017-2018, the ACM Europe Council reports on the group's efforts to advance the computing profession in Europe. Initiatives included study of the status of education in Europe in digital literacy and informatics; the first annual conference in Barcelona, including a Turing Lecture by Silvio Micali; promotion of the first ACM Summer School in Athens; production with Informatics Europe of a White Paper on the implications and consequences of automated decision systems; and participation in several EU Commission-related events.