Nagpur: The prestigious ACM India Annual Event 2018, a flagship event of ACM India, has been announced to be held at Nagpur from February 15 to February 17, 2018. The event – attended by the ACM Turing Award winners, ACM office bearers, researchers, and IT professionals from all over the world – is to celebrate the spirit of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and India’s achievements in the computing field. The 2018 event will also be broadcasted live on YouTube.
This year, Martin E. Hellman (Turing Award Winner 2015), Robert Tarjan (Turing Award Winner 1986), Moshe Vardi (ACM Presidential Award Winner 2017), and Sunita Sarawagi (Professor, IIT Bombay) will be present to give the keynote speeches on cryptography, machine learning, artificial intelligence and automation, and their impact on humans.
This event has been organized by the ACM Nagpur Professional Chapter in association with Persistent Systems Limited, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Cummins College of Engineering for Women, and Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (YCCE). CSPathshala Workshop, iSIGCSE Workshop, ACM-W and IRISS – the ACM India initiatives – will also receive their independent spotlights on the platform of ACM India Annual Event 2018. Being co-located with the event, the participants of CSPathshala, iSIGCSE, ACM-W and IRISS will also get the unique opportunity to interact with the Turing Award winners visiting this year.
ACM India has designed the CSPathshala Workshop to bring a modern computing curriculum to Indian schools. iSIGCSE is working towards higher education in India by adopting the ACM-IEEE CS2013 Computing Curricula model.
Towards this end, iSIGCSE focuses on detailing curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment strategies that are in line with CS2013 principles. While its IRISS program invites CS research scholars in India to showcase their work to a conclave of researchers and potential employers.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational and scientific society that unites computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field’s challenges. ACM also confers the annual prize, Turing Award – regarded as the Nobel Prize of Computing – to recognize the work of highest distinction in the computer/computing field.
ACM India was launched in 2010 to focus on the scientific powerhouse of the country and augment the developments in the computing field. It has been organizing this annual flagship event to discuss the latest phenomena in science and technology.
ACM Nagpur Chapter is reaching out to various institutions and industries associated with computing to nominate the interested faulty/professionals/ students for this event. The complete event is available to the nominated candidates free of cost.