Special Announcement from Editor in Chief, Vaibhav Garg
As some of you may know that the flagship publication for ACM SIGCAS, i.e. Computers and Society Newsletter, was recently renewed for a two year period. As part of the renewal we are expected to publish four issues every year. Unfortunately, in recent times it has been difficult to get quality submissions for the publication. As a result we are working to rethink the current approach to the newsletter. Going forward we plan to reimplement the publication in the style of a real professional magazine, e.g. CACM.
For this we need your support and participation. This includes complementing the current list of editors with a set of area editors. The call for these area editors can be found here. If you are interested in any of the areas listed or if you'd like to spearhead an area of your own please email us. If you are unable to volunteer your own time, please feel free to suggest names. Note that this will be an excellent opportunity to gain visibility for a final year PhD student or early career researcher.
In addition to support a professional and contemporary look and feel of the newsletter website, we are also searching for a 'web designer'. Note that this position is separate from that of a 'web master'. At the risk of being tautological, the web designer will be responsible for the 'design' of the website, the layout of the webpages, site navigation etc. He/she will ensure that the website is accessible from mobile devices and address other accessibility issues. This will be an excellent experience for a graduate student in human factors, who can add this to their professional portfolio.
I look forward to hearing from all of you. The success, survival, and most importantly relevance of this publication is contingent on the membership being active. Please feel free to email me (us) with any questions, concerns, feedback you may have.
Computers and Society is an online edited newsletter accessible via the ACM Digital Library (please note that it is NOT a peer-reviewed publication - submissions are checked for relevance, accessibility and basic suitability by the editors but not fully peer reviewed). The editors invite contributions of all types of written material (such as opinion articles, research challenge descriptions, work-in-progress articles, news reports, book reviews, bibliographies of relevant literature, and letters, fiction, poetry) on all aspects of the social, ethical and cultural impact of computing. For the latest Call(s) for Papers, check the Editorial Calendar. Instructions regarding formatting guidelines and copyright policy can be accessed from Author Information. Submissions should be sent to the editors.
The current issue of the SIGCAS Newsletter is always freely available through the ACM Digital Library. Previous issues are archived and are available to ACM SIGCAS Members and ACM Members who have purchased full access to the ACM Digital Library. From the Current Issue link above, you can read individual article abstracts and about each article, access the entire issue, or you can browse the archives.
Readers and writers are invited to join and participate actively in this Special Interest Group. Membership is open to all, for US$20 per year, and to students for US$10 per year.
Editor in Chief:
Vaibhav Garg (Drexel University)
Dee Weikle (Eastern Mennonite University)
Editorial Board Members:
Camille Dickson-Deane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathrine Henderson: email@example.com
Kenneth Himma: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Oldham: email@example.com
John Sullins: firstname.lastname@example.org