IEEE-CS and ACM Presidents Open Door to Cooperation

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 26 July, 2011 – IEEE Computer Society President Sorel Reisman and ACM President Alain Chesnais have set up a dialogue to explore ways that the two membership organizations can cooperate. Members are invited to weigh in at http://cooperation.computer.org either by name or anonymously.
 
Reisman and Chesnais produced a joint message to members that is being published in the August issue of ACM's flagship magazine, Communications of the ACM, and in the Computer Society's flagship magazine, Computer.
 
In their message, Reisman, a professor at California State University Fullerton, and Chesnais, founder of Toronto-based Visual Transitions, note that there is much overlap between the products and services the two organizations offer.
 
One area for potential joint projects is computing education. Both ACM and the Computer Society support lifelong computing education programs—with ACM being more focused on academic education geared toward schools and universities and Computer Society efforts centering on professional education.
 
"In today's environment, we recognize that resources are constrained, and are likely to be so for a very long time," Reisman and Chesnais say in their joint statement. "We also recognize the technologies we have invented and continue to invent are changing the world at a pace unlike any point in history. If ever there was a time for us to cooperate, it is now."

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