ACM History Committee

Schedule for Capturing Hidden ACM Heritage seminar

Times | Schedule | Presenters | Keynotes | Registration

This schedule is subject to change.

Friday, September 30

Opening Remarks

  • Barbara Boucher Owens, Southwestern University (retired) and ACM History Committee chair
  • Yannis Ioannidis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and ACM President

Keynote: 75 years of ACM’s Heritage

  • Vicki Hanson, ACM CEO

Panel 1: Connected Interdisciplinary Collections

  • Moderator: Amanda Wick, Charles Babbage Institute and ACM History Committee
  • Work of the ACM-W Europe, Altin Rukiye, ACM-W Europe Chair, and Ruth G. Lennon, ACM-W Global Chair
  • Preserving the History of ACM SIGWEB, Inna Kouper, Indiana University
  • Preserving our Software Heritage and its Stories, Roberto Di Cosmo, Director of the Software Heritage Initiative


Panel 2: Making History Accessible

  • Moderator: Troy Astarte, Swansea University and ACM History Committee
  • From Concept to Completion: Designing and Building an Online Archive, Bonnie Mitchell, Bowling Green State University, and Jan Searleman, Clarkson University
  • ACM SIGGRAPH’s Online and Physical Archive: An Overview, Bonnie Mitchell, Bowling Green State University, and Jan Searleman, Clarkson University
  • History of SIGCSE and its conferences, Alison Clear, Eastern Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ

Panel 3: Event / Instance Documentation

  • Moderator: David Brock, Computer History Museum and ACM History Committee
  • History of the ACM/IEEE Supercomputer Conference, Kevin Walsh, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Turing Awardee History Project, Roy Levin, Microsoft (retired) and History Committee
  • ACM Key Awards Video Series Project, Chuck House, InnovaScapes Institute

Keynote: Why SIG history matters — New data on gender bias in ACM’s founding SIGs 1970–2000

  • Thomas Misa, University of Minnesota, Former Director of the Charles Babbage Institute

Closing: Take-aways for the day

Saturday, October 1

Opening Remarks

Keynote: The Emerging Renaissance: Communiversity Science

  • Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Working Session 1: Oral History

  • Moderator: Jeff Yost, Charles Babbage Institute and ACM History Committee
  • Exemplar: Computing Educators Oral History Project, Vicki Almstrum, Texas State University and ACM History Committee
  • Breakout groups

Working Session 2: Surfacing Hidden History

  • Moderator: Anna Loup, Gray’s Harbor College and ACM History Committee 
  • Exemplar: Revisiting SIGCOMM 99’s Technical History of the Internet, Frances Corry, University of Pennsylvania’s Center on Digital Culture and Society
  • Breakout groups

Wrap-up: What’s next?