Activity and Blog

FCA activities, areas of interest, and… our blog!

FCA Areas of Interest

ACM FCA activities currently cover seven different areas of interest, organized in working groups.


To highlight and connect fundamental issues to ensure computing technologies are designed and built to create a better society.

Education and Outreach

To focus on educational outreach for the youth through demystifying computer science and breaking stereotypes of computer scientists.

Equitable Computing and AI

To raise awareness of how AI could impact equality, to proactively facilitate conversation in this space, to research the challenges that currently exist or may develop; and to be thought-leaders on solutions and the standards that practitioners should uphold.

Fostering the Future of Computing

To support CS researchers and practitioners from diverse backgrounds in the early stages of their career.

Future of Publishing

To focus on creating an archive of computer science research for the future that supports reproducibility, open data, rigor in reviewing, and open access.

Future of Work

To understand and address the effects of technology on the workforce from the perspective of the computing community.


To accelerate interdisciplinary CS research through ameliorating challenges and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge across the boundaries of disciplines both into and out of computer science.

Our Blog

Posts consist of announcements, reports, and interviews aimed at spurring participation or discussion. They do not necessarily reflect the position of ACM or the FCA.

Joining the FCA

The ACM Future of Computing Academy (FCA) is in its second recruitment cycle, culminating on August 23rd. Having heard many…

Announcing Our Second-Ever Recruiting Cycle!

The ACM Future of Computing Academy is proud to announce a new recruiting cycle. Are you early in your computing career,…

Expanding the Horizons of Human-Centered AI

This is the title of the summer school that will take place this coming monsoon season in New Delhi, India, from July 24 to…

ACM Artifact Badges

Artefact Review and Badging: Improving Confidence in our Experimental Results

Guest Blog Post Dr Michel Steuwer is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Glasgow in the UK. He works in…

Contemporary Art from Software, Glitches, and Digital Technologies

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) "It has been a rare pleasure to have a conversation with Chris Dorland. I have been following…

Intro slide presented at the ACM FCA 2018 Annual Meeting

FCA Chair Brent Hecht’s Opening Speech at the 2018 FCA Annual Meeting

I thought a good place for us to start was to reflect on our mission statement from our strategic planning meeting about 10…