The first major event for the ACM community in India is set for January 21, 2010 in Bangalore, the day before COMPUTE 2010, the annual event of the ACM Bangalore Chapter.
The ACM India Launch Event will be a day-long event featuring speakers that include current and past ACM Turing Award winners, ACM officers, and Indian ACM chapter leaders. Invitations are being sent to ACM members in India.
Speakers will include Rick Rashid (Senior VP, Microsoft); Prof Barbara Liskov (MIT), Turing Award, 2008; Sir Tony Hoare, FRS (Microsoft Research), Turing Award, 1980; Raj Reddy (CMU), Turing Award, 1994; and P.J. Narayanan. Co-Chair, ACM India.
The ACM India Council, a new organization within ACM, comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities.