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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.
24December, 2018

Western Nations Accuse China of Espionage

By |December 24th, 2018|Cloud Computing, Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

A coalition of western nations has accused China of industrial-scale cyber theft.

Several nations have released statements of condemnation after US authorities laid charges against two Chinese Nationals, accused of being part of a group called, APT-10. The group, believed to be acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry, is reportedly behind a global campaign of […]

24December, 2018

GI Calls for Greater Effort to Secure Security-Critical Infrastructures

By |December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The German Informatics Society (GI) has used the current reporting on poorly secured water and sewage treatment plants as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for information security at utility companies.

The ‘Act to Increase the Security of Information Technology Systems’ (IT Security Act), in force since 2015 and expressly welcomed by the […]

24December, 2018

ICS Awards New Fellowship

By |December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has awarded a Fellowship to Edward McDonnell in recognition of his impressive contributions to the ICT sector.

A prolific inventor and AI expert, Edward is Director of the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & Machine Intelligence. The Centre, which is funded by EI and IDA Ireland, has over 80 member companies […]

24December, 2018

IITPSA Names President’s Awards

By |December 24th, 2018|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The annual Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) 2018 President’s Awards have celebrated the country’s leading lights in ICT. With two new awards introduced in 2018, the event recognised five individuals and projects worthy of the industry’s top accolades.

The IT Personality of the Year Award – IITPSA’s oldest award, which is now in its […]

24December, 2018

Major Players Back Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace

By |December 24th, 2018|Ethics, Home Slider, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

More than 50 nations have signed on after French President Emmanuel Macron introduced a global cyber security pledge to bring government and industry together in the face of cybercrime.

The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace was signed by 51 nations and more than 250 private organisations.

“Cyberspace now plays a crucial role in every aspect of […]

24December, 2018

Countdown to POPL 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

By |December 24th, 2018|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages is a forum for the discussion of all aspects of programming languages and programming systems. To be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 13-19 January, POPL 2019  will feature co-hosted workshops covering Certified Programs and Proofs, and Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation. Keynote speakers are Mark Harman, […]

24December, 2018

Announcing CIRM Interface Programme Fall Sessions

By |December 24th, 2018|ACM|0 Comments

INTERFACE is an original programme of acquisition and discussion of tools and concepts in mathematical, computer and digital sciences, that are pertinent to potential users in industry: modelling, simulation, and optimization.

Sessions will cover blockchain, stochastic optimization and machine learning and last two to four days, in full on-site immersion at the Centre International de […]

24December, 2018

Young Researchers: Apply for Next Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 22-27 September, 2019

By |December 24th, 2018|ACM|0 Comments

ACM encourages young computer scientists and mathematicians from all over the world to apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the annual Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF). The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally meet the winners of the most prestigious prizes in their fields. For one week, […]

24December, 2018

ACM Names 2018 Fellows

By |December 24th, 2018|ACM|0 Comments

ACM has named 56 members as ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security.

The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives.

ACM Fellows comprise an elite group that represents less than one per […]

30November, 2018

IFIP WG 8.6 Calls for Papers for 2019 Diffusion and Transfer of IT Conference

By |November 30th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

IFIP Working Group 8.6 – which is focused on the diffusion, adoption and implementation of ICT – has announced dates for its 2019 conference and invited aspiring presenters to submit papers for consideration.

To be held at Accra in Ghana from 21-22 June 2019, the event will explore the topic of “ICT Unbounded, Social Impact of […]