Committee of European Chapter Leaders

The Committee of European Chapter Leaders (CECL) is a standing committee of the ACM Europe Council. It assists chapters in Europe, acting as a link between them and ACM. It is composed of volunteer chapter leaders and of members of the Europe Council. The CECL aims to:

  • Facilitate and help improve chapter operation
  • Communicate and share information between chapters
  • Increase the visibility of chapters and of ACM itself
  • Promote and reward best practices
  • Mentor less-experienced members
  • Expand the Distinguished Speakers Program (DSP) in Europe and make it more easily accessible
  • Increase the European participation in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)


There are more than 90 ACM Professional and Student Chapters across Europe. Each of these chapters has a series of technical events that will provide both interesting technical content and career networking opportunities.


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  • Council of European Chapter Leaders (CECL)

      George (Georgios) Eleftherakis
    Vice Chair
      Mashhuda Glencross  
    Past Chair
      Gerhard Schimpf  
      Gavin Doherty  
      Panagiota  St.  Fatourou  
      Joaquim  Jorge  
      Bozena  Mannova
      Avi  Mendelson  
      Taras  V.  Panchenko
      Harald  Storrle  
      Patricia Ryan

Meet Fabio Paternò

Fabio Paternò is Research Director at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (C.N.R.-ISTI) in Pisa, Italy. At C.N.R.-ISTI he founded and leads the Laboratory on Human Interfaces in Information Systems. Paternò was Papers Co-chair for ACM CHI 2000 and has chaired or co-chaired various other conferences including ACM EICS and Mobile HCI. In 2020 he will serve as Co-chair of ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI). Paternò recently finished a term as Treasurer of the Italian ACM SIGCHI Chapter.

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