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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.
28May, 2024

IFIP Raises its Profile @ WSIS Forum This Week!

By |May 28th, 2024|1, 2024, Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP is involved in a record seven events at this week’s WSIS (World Summit for the Information Society) Forum in Geneva. 

IFIP has contributed to WSIS over many years, gaining formal recognition as a “Supporting Partner”. WSIS is co-organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD and the Swiss Confederation.

On Monday, IFIP President Anthony Wong welcomed the ITU […]

28May, 2024

IFIP President Applauds Ground-Breaking WIPO Treaty

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IFIP President Anthony Wong has congratulated WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and its leader Daren Tang on the first WIPO Treaty to address the interface between intellectual property, genetic resources and traditional knowledge with provisions specifically for Indigenous Peoples and communities.

“This is a great breakthrough after a journey of 25 years,” said Mr Wong, who is a technology […]

28May, 2024

Tech Experts Believe Mainstream Media Should Fight Misinformation on Polling Day

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Almost two thirds of tech experts believe that the mainstream media should rebut misinformation on polling day, despite the media coverage ban, says a new poll conducted by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. 

Sixty-two per cent of IT professionals polled believe that the current ban on media coverage of the general election on polling day […]

28May, 2024

World’s First Major Law for AI Gets Final EU Green Light

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

European Union member states last week gave final agreement to the world’s first major law for regulating artificial intelligence, as institutions around the world race to introduce curbs for the technology.

The EU Council said it had approved the AI Act — a groundbreaking piece of regulatory law that sets comprehensive rules surrounding artificial intelligence technology.

In […]

28May, 2024

IFIP President Congratulates New CTSD Chair

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IFIP President Anthony Wong offered warm congratulations to the Ambassador of Gambia to Switzerland & to the UN Organisations at Geneva, H.E. Amb.Prof.Muhammadou M.O. Kah, Ph.D on his appointment as the Chair of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) at the body’s 27th Session held recently at the Palais des […]

28May, 2024

Navigating Ethical Landscapes: Guiding IT Professionals with the IITPSA Code of Ethics

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A code of ethics for IT professionals is like a roadmap for a journey. While the roadmap clearly marks the destination and the path to reach it, it’s the professionals who must embark on the journey, making decisions at each fork in the road and staying the course. Without embarking on the journey, the roadmap […]

28May, 2024

Senior Execs Walking Out After Mandated Office Return

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Companies that plough ahead with return-to-office mandates risk losing key senior executives to rivals offering more flexible conditions, according to new studies.
After workers around the world switched to remote and flexible work during the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years, there has been a wealth of research into the benefits of doing this in terms of health and […]

28May, 2024

Register Now for IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support Open Conference  

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Time is running out to register for the IFIP WG8.3 Decision Support Open Conference, to be held from 5-7 June in beautiful and sunny Elche, Spain. Located in southeast Spain close to the sea and known for its palm tree groves, Elche will be the perfect venue to discover excellent research, insightful keynote speakers, fun […]

28May, 2024

ACM News

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Maja Matarić Receives ACM Athena Lecturer Award

ACM has named Maja Matarić as the the 2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer. Matarić is recognised for pioneering the field of socially assistive robotics, including groundbreaking research, evaluation and technology transfer, and pioneering work in multi-robot coordination and human-robot interaction. Matarić is the Chan Soon-Shiong Chair and Distinguished Professor of […]

28May, 2024

SITC 2024 Probes AI Possibilities   

By |May 28th, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There’s no question that Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise society, which is why this year’s Swiss IT Congress (SITC 2024) focused on both the promises and the challenges of this transformative technology.  The event, held earlier this month, aimed to explore not just what AI can achieve, but also how it will impact us as a […]