The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is an international computing society. Along with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society, the ACM is the umbrella organization for the scholarly study of computing in the United States. It was founded in 1947, and is based in New York City.
The ACM is organized into more than 170 local chapters and 35 special interest groups, and over 500 college and university chapters. It publishes the bimonthly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal of the ACM. It also publishes a monthly magazine and communications of the ACM. It sponsors numerous annual conferences, and presents awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements in many categories.