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IFIP is the leading global professional association for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established by UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from 56 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees which conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP sponsors over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
14September, 2017

IFIP IP3 Launches Global CyberSecurity Specialism

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IFIP IP3 Launches Global CyberSecurity Specialism
New Professional Standard for People Working in CyberSecurity Roles
14 September 2017 – Colombo, SRI LANKA – The professional standards arm of the global federation of ICT professional societies, IFIP IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership), has announced the first CyberSecurity Specialism for ICT professionals working in this critical discipline.

The Specialism, […]

12September, 2017

IFIP Awards Honorary Membership to Leon Strous

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IFIP Awards Honorary Membership to Leon Strous
Former IFIP President Recognised for Extraordinary Contributions Over Many Years
12 September 2017 – Colombo, SRI LANKA – The IFIP General Assembly, the peak decision-making body of the global federation of ICT professional associations, has awarded an Honorary Membership (HLM) to Leon Strous of The Netherlands.

Mr Strous, who is […]

30August, 2017

Wildcard Registration For IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Opens September 6, 2017

By |August 30th, 2017|IFIP, Robotics|0 Comments

The $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE will open Wildcard Registrations on September 6 for teams that believe they have an earth-shattering idea for an AI application.

This limited window is a great opportunity for teams involved in ground-breaking “AI for Good” projects; from revolutionising healthcare to changing how children are taught – the possibilities […]

30August, 2017

IFIP President to Open Sri Lanka’s Biggest Ever ICT Conference

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Mike Hinchey, President of IFIP, the global federation of ICT professional associations, will formally open the combined NITC/SEARCC Conference in Sri Lanka next month.

Professor Hinchey will discuss the critical role ICT professionals play in enhancing the quality of life for people around the world by developing and applying new and disruptive technologies like Artificial […]

30August, 2017

IFIP Announces 2nd IFIP Conference on IT in Disaster Risk Reduction

By |August 30th, 2017|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The IFIP Domain Committee on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (DCITDRR) has announced the 2nd IFIP Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR 2017) will be held in October in Bulgaria.

ITDRR 2017 will bring together experts from across

Conference Chair and IFIP Vice President, Professor Yuko Murayama of Japan, said the effects of disasters […]

30August, 2017

Stellar Cast of Keynote Speakers Next Month at INTERACT 2017

By |August 30th, 2017|Events, Home Slider, IFIP, Robotics|0 Comments

HCI luminaries Albrecht Schmidt and Andy Cockburn headline an impressive line-up of speakers at next month’s INTERACT 2017 Conference in Mumbai.

Professor Schmidt will present the opening keynote on “Amplifying Human Abilities: Digital Technologies to Enhance Perception and Cognition, while Cockburn will deliver the closing keynote, entitled: Faster, More Learnable and Preferred: Experiences Using Applied Psychology […]

30August, 2017

AICWIC 2017, 11-13 September, Chennai, India

By |August 30th, 2017|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The ACM India Celebration of Women in Computing (AICWIC) will take place at SRM University, and is hosted by the ACM-W Chennai Chapter.

Jodi Tims, the new Chair of ACM-W, Arati Dixit, incoming Chair of ACM-W India, and ACM Fellow and Distinguished Speaker Tracy Camp will join other speakers and panelists in addressing both technical […]

30August, 2017

Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 24-29 September, Heidelberg, Germany

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The fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) will provide an informal venue for 200 selected young researchers to exchange ideas with renowned laureates in mathematics and computer science. Recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Abel Prize, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize will inspire the researchers in a […]

30August, 2017

womENcourage 2017, 6-8 September, Barcelona, Spain

By |August 30th, 2017|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The 4th ACM Europe Celebration of Women in Computing (womENcourage 2017) will take place at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

womENcourage is an excellent opportunity for women in computer science and related disciplines to network and learn about career opportunities.

The program includes technical presentations and discussions related to issues in academic and […]

30August, 2017

IITPSA Celebrates 60 Years

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The Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA) this year marks 60 years in 2017 and is planning several events to celebrate its anniversary, including a Gala Dinner in November for its Annual Awards Night.

The IITPSA was founded in 1957 as the South African Computer Society by Cecil John Aspinall along with local members […]