Annual Events

ACM India Annual Event

ACM India has been organizing this annual flagship event to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM's spirit and India's accomplishments in computing. This event is attended by ACM Turing Award winners, ACM Office Bearers, researchers and IT professionals. The past events have witnessed keynote speeches by these ACM A.M. Turing Award laureates:

  • Tony Hoare (1980)
  • John E. Hopcroft (1986)
  • Robert Tarjan (1986)
  • Raj Reddy (1994)
  • Edward Feigenbaum (1994)
  • Vinton G Cerf (2004)
  • Joseph Sifakis (2007)
  • Barbara Liskov (2008)
  • Charles Thacker (2009)
  • Leslie Valiant (2010)
  • Martin Hellman (2015)

And other ACM Award recipients:

  • Moshe Vardi (Gödel Prize, 2000)
  • Eric Brewer (ACM Prize, formerly known as Infosys Award, 2009
  • Franz Kaashoek (ACM Prize, 2010)
  • Ravi Kannan (Knuth Prize, 2011)
  • Susan Rodger (Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, 2014)
  • Kathy Yelick (ACM Fellow 2013)

Annual Event 2020, Ahmedabad

IRISS: Inter-Research-Institute Student Seminar

IRISS invites Computer Science research students in India to showcase their published or accepted-for-publication work to an audience comprising members of academia and industry. The event hosts oral as well as poster presentations. The submissions go through a program committee and selected papers are invited for oral/poster presentation. Partial funding is provided to the selected submissions. As the event is co-located with the ACM India Annual Event where eminent researchers such as Turing Award winners and ACM Fellows are invited to deliver talks on their work, participants of IRISS get a unique opportunity to listen to them and interact with them.

IRISS 2020, IIT Gandhinagar

COMPUTE: International Symposium sponsored by ACM India

Compute is an annual feature of ACM India and its objective is to bring together academicians, researchers and scholars in computer science & engineering domain and provide them a platform for knowledge sharing in the latest key areas of computing. Recent focus of Compute has been on improving the quality of computer science engineering education (including curriculum, pedagogy and assessment) in Indian undergraduate programs.

COMPUTE 2019, Goa

CODS-COMAD: ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data

CODS-COMAD combines two conferences. For over two decades, the International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD), modelled along the lines of ACM SIGMOD, has been the premier international database conference hosted in India by Division II of Computer Society of India. The first COMAD was held in 1989, and it has been held on a nearly annual basis since then (except for a few breaks such as in the years when VLDB and ICDE were held in India). COMAD has always had a significant international participation, with about 30% of the papers being from outside India, including Europe, USA and East/South-East Asia. The Conference on Data Science (CoDS) encompasses the areas of data analytics, machine learning and managing big data. IKDD shall work with ACM to ensure co-sponsorship and publication of the proceedings of CoDS in the ACM digital library. These two conferences came together for the first time in 2018.

CODS-COMAD 2020, ISB Hyderabad

ISEC: Innovations in Software Engineering Conference

Innovations in Software Engineering Conference, ISEC (Formerly known as India Software Engineering Conference) is the annual conference of iSOFT, the India chapter of ACM SIGSOFT under the umbrella of ACM India. ISEC brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share the results of their work. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of software engineering.

ISEC 2020, Jabalpur

Lifelong Learning

ACM offers lifelong learning resources including online books from O'Reilly, online courses from Skillsoft, TechTalks on the hottest topics in computing and IT, and more.


ACM Case Studies

Written by leading domain experts for software engineers, ACM Case Studies provide an in-depth look at how software teams overcome specific challenges by implementing new technologies, adopting new practices, or a combination of both. Often through first-hand accounts, these pieces explore what the challenges were, the tools and techniques that were used to combat them, and the solution that was achieved.