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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.
29August, 2019

BCS Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy at BCS, said there is an unprecedented danger of biometric data being misused, including identity theft, […]

29August, 2019

ACS Report Lays Out Measures to Protect Privacy in the Age of Big Data

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ACS findings highlights the challenges of preserving users’ privacy in a connected world.

While many organisations sharing data to improve services might be struggling to protect individual privacy, however a project by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has identified five ways governments and businesses can reduce risks.

A three week ACS Directed Ideation competition, similar to a hackathon, saw teams explore how to secure privacy while sharing data and led to […]

29August, 2019

IITPSA Introduces Professional CIO Recognition to South Africa

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Professional CIO (Pr.CIOTM) now a professional designation in SA, thanks to an initiative by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA).

IITPSA has introduced a Professional Chief Information Officer (CIO) designation for South African ICT professionals meeting the required levels of academic achievement and professional experience. 

IITPSA CEO Tony Parry said the standard required for […]

29August, 2019

GI Awards Highest Computer Science Honour to Dorothea Wagner

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Professor Doctor Dorothea Wagner from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology received the Konrad-Zuse-Medal from the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) for her services to computer science earlier this month. 

The Konrad Zuse Medal, awarded every two years since 1987, is presented by GI to individuals who have rendered outstanding services to computer science. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, […]

29August, 2019

Cyprus Gears Up for INTERACT 2019

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INTERACT 2019, the 17th IFIP TC13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, will be held from September 2 to 6, 2019 in Paphos, Cyprus. Organised by TC 13, INTERACT is co-sponsored by the Cyprus University of Technology and Tallinn University, and is being held in cooperation with ACM and ACM SIGCHI.

Situated under the open, inclusive umbrella […]

29August, 2019

IFIP TC 13 Announces 2019 Pioneers in HCI Awards

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 The IFIP Technical Committee on Human–Computer Interaction (IFIP TC13) has announced the 2019 winners of the IFIP TC13 Pioneer in Human-Computer Interaction Awards.

IFIP TC13 appoints pioneers to honour the greatest contributors to the development and growth of the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) by engaging in the educational, theoretical, technical, commercial or professional aspects of […]

29August, 2019

Canada Hosts Global CISO Forum

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Canada’s security profession turned out in force for last week’s CISO Forum at Niagara Falls. 

Former CIPS President, Bashir Fancy, sat on an Advisory Board for the event and participated in a panel focused on “Creative Approaches to Filling the Skills Gap”, joining colleagues and peers from across North America to address a burning issue facing […]

29August, 2019

New ACM India Website and Activities

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ACM India Council Executive Director Hemant Pande recently announced the relaunch of their website: “Have you taken a look at the brand new website of ACM India? Thanks to migration to the new CMS platform and the efforts put in by the webmasters at ACM HQ, it is now more maintainable and configurable, and looks quite […]

29August, 2019

Best Paper Awards Presented at ITiCSE Conference

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The ACM Europe Council Best Paper Award was presented at the ACM iTICSE on 19 July  by Aaron Quigley on behalf of the ACM Europe Council to Quintin Cutts, Matthew Barr, Mireilla Bikanga Ada, Peter Donaldson, Steve Draper, Jack Parkinson, Jeremy Singer and Lovisa Sundin of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK for their paper Experience […]

29August, 2019

CIRM Interface Programme Sets Fall Session Courses

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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 include activities such as courses and hands-on and interactive computing sessions, and last two to four days, in full on-site immersion at […]