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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.
30June, 2020

DESI 2020 Rankings Announced

By |June 30th, 2020|Home Slider|0 Comments

The DESI 2020 (Digital Economy and Social Index) Report has been released, revealing that all EU countries improved their digital performance, with Finland topping the list. 

DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.

This year’s DESI shows that there is […]

29June, 2020

United Nations Turns 75

By |June 29th, 2020|Home Slider|0 Comments

As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, consideration is being given to what the next 25 years might look like. 

The Economist recently published a special report on the event, part of which we have chosen to republish here for its relevance to the ICT sector.

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2020/06/18/the-un-is-mobilising-for-the-next-quarter-century

29June, 2020

AICA Delivers Landmark Training Program to Aid Schools in Digitisation

By |June 29th, 2020|ICT in Schools|0 Comments

AICA, the Italian Society for Computer Science, has launched U4JOB Essentials, a training program for digitisation in schools.

AICA is providing schools with free access to concrete proposals and solutions aimed at “promoting the development of digital culture and the dissemination of digital skills for students, teachers and non-teaching staff”, also in implementation of the Memorandum […]

29June, 2020

Top remote worker cyber risks and solutions

By |June 29th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) outlines safer online meeting and home network measures

Home-based workers are at increased risk of cyber attack, but there are several measures they can take to reduce risk.

This is according to Bryan Baxter, a corporate IT business development manager and IITPSA KZN chapter committee member, who was […]

29June, 2020

GI Working Group Calls for Urgent Changes to German Data Transparency Plans

By |June 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Germany’s Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) has criticised the lack of data protection and IT security measures in the Government’s new Data Transparency Ordinance (DaTraV) and called for urgent improvements.

German’s Ministry of Health (BMG) plans to regulate details of the Digital Supply Act (DVG) passed in 2019, including the transfer of data for research purposes. However, […]

29June, 2020

IP3 to Host Thematic Workshop at WSIS Forum Next Month

By |June 29th, 2020|Ethics, Events, IFIP, WSIS|0 Comments

IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) will host a Thematic Workshop at the WSIS Forum in July, posing the question: Living the Standard – How Can the Information and Knowledge Society Live to an Ethical and FAIR Standard and Leave Nobody Behind?
 

To be held on Wednesday 15th July at noon (CEST), the workshop will be […]

29June, 2020

ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research: Call for Nominations

By |June 29th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

ACM has established a special category of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize to recognise outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing (HPC) applications to understand the COVID-19 pandemic, including the understanding of its spread. The ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research will be presented in 2020 and 2021. 

Recipients will […]

29June, 2020

Luiz André Barroso Receives ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award

By |June 29th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society have named Luiz André Barroso the recipient of the 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award. Barroso, Vice President of Engineering at Google, was recognised for pioneering the design of warehouse-scale computing and driving it from concept to industry.

Barroso is widely recognised as the foremost architect of the design of these new […]

29June, 2020

ACS Updates Migration Skills Assessment, Makes Cyber Security its Own Occupation Discipline

By |June 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ACS is making changes to its migration skills assessment, effective from 1 July. Under the updated scheme, cyber security will be assessed as its own occupation discipline under ANZSCO Unit Group 2621.

As a result, applicants looking to be recognised for skills as an ‘ICT Security Specialist’ will be assessed under different criteria to the other […]

29June, 2020

AICA Awards ETIC Prizes for Computer Ethics Theses

By |June 29th, 2020|Ethics|0 Comments

AICA (Italian Society for Computer Science) has partnered with Rotary International to present the annual ETIC Prizes for excellence in the field of computer ethics research.

The awards ceremony, held online on 18th June 2020, saw eight students receive prizes for their dissertations. 

AICA has cooperated with the Italian Districts of the Rotary International to promote the […]