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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was founded on September 15, 1947, as an organization for computer and information professionals. At that time, there was growing interest in the commercial applications of both mechanical and digital computers, although there was little more than speculation that computing technology would become a primary means of global change within the following 50 years.

The ACM publishes an academic journal, Journal of the ACM, which was a primary outlet for computer science research. The group also publishes several magazines for practitioners and students.

Another function of this organization was to promulgate a set of professional standards as the discipline of computer science grew into a plethora of subdisciplines, including software engineering, information security, and others. The organization has 34 special interest ...

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