The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international computing society. Along with the IEEE 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, as well as over 500 college and university chapters. It publishes a bimonthly peer-reviewed scientific journal, Journal of the ACM, and a monthly magazine: Communications of the ACM. It sponsors numerous annual conferences, and presents awards for outstanding technical and professional achievements in many categories.