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 event reports, interviews, opinions, ... that aim at spurring discussion. They do not consist of final, formal recommendations or statement.

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…

Future of Computing & Food Manifesto

Future of Computing & Food Manifesto

A manifesto to enable a healthy debate and an inclusive futurism 'Associations between Computing & Food' -- Sketches…

Co-creation to guide the future of healthcare and computing research

CO-CREATION On 21 March 2018, researchers, hospital practitioners and industry partners gathered in Copenhagen to discuss…

Neuroscience & Recruitment – The Fascinating World of Riham Satti

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) Riham Satti is a multi-award winning business leader and according to Forbes a ‘Female Founder…

Interdisciplinary journey of Dr. Fay Cobb Payton

by Bushra Anjum (FCA member) Dr. Fay Cobb Payton is a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the…

It’s Time to Do Something: Mitigating the Negative Impacts of Computing Through a Change to the Peer Review Process

The computing research community needs to work much harder to address the downsides of our innovations. Between the erosion…