Activities

Type of activity: Promoting the newly established ACM Chapter

Proposed date of activity: throughout the year
Brief description of activity: There exists a modest, but notable tradition of organizing professionals and students of informatics and information technologies in various professional organizations in Slovakia. The newly established ACM Slovakia will need to find proper position among them. It will need to acquire new members from among professionals as well as students. The activity will be oriented also towards gaining membership from other places and regions in Slovakia.

Type of activity: University programming contests at the local and regional level

Proposed date of activity: October
Brief description of activity: There exists a tradition of organizing the ACM collegiate programming contest in Slovakia. When the ACM Slovakia is established, it will sponsor the contest at the national level.

Type of activity: high school programming contests

Proposed date of activity: January – March
Brief description of activity: There exists a tradition of organizing high school programming contests in Slovakia. One such contest is organized annually by Slovak University of Technology and it is called ProFIIT. When the ACM Slovakia is established, it will sponsor the contest.

Type of activity: student research conference

Proposed date of activity: April
Brief description of activity: There exists a tradition of organizing student research conferences in the field of informatics and information technologies. The conference is organized annually by Slovak University of Technology and it is called iit.src. When the ACM Slovakia is established, it will sponsor the conference.

Type of activity: creating a forum for rapid dissemination of research results

Proposed date of activity: January
Brief description of activity: ACM Slovakia will work towards creating a forum for rapid dissemination of research results in the area of computing/informatics and information technologies. It is envisaged that this could be a web based bulletin publishing results of dissertations submitted at any university in Slovakia, perhaps also results of outstanding master theses. Besides that, some conferences that meet bulleti’s expectations with regard to scientific rigor will publish their papers in the bulletin in form of special issues. Besides web version of the bulletin, a paper version is contemplated, too.

Type of activity: Czech and Slovak Student Research Competition

Proposed date of activity: November
Brief description of activity: There exists a tradition of organizing the student research competition as next level of student research conferences organized at the universities level. SRC is organized for the 6th year in a row in 2009 under sponsorship of the Czech ACM Chapter. Slovak University of Technology and ACM members participate in organization from the beginning and serve on the steering and programme committees. ACM Slovakia will sponsor the contest together with the Czech ACM Chapter.

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