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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.
23December, 2020

EU Member States Sign Berlin Declaration

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Declaration a Proposal for Digital Transformation Promoting Inclusion and Participation

On Tuesday 8 December, the EU Member States signed the Berlin Declaration on Digital Society and Value-Based Digital Government. The proposal aims to fuel “the pioneering role of public administrations in driving a value-based digital transformation of our European societies”. The Berlin Declaration succeeds the earlier declarations of […]

23December, 2020

IITPSA President Takes the Reins at AfICTA

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The President and Board Chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA), Thabo Mashegoane, has been elected Chair of the Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA).

Aa private sector-led alliance of ICT Associations, multinational corporations, companies, organisations and individuals in the ICT sector in Africa, AfICTA aims to fulfil the promise of the digital age […]

23December, 2020

Age Discrimination Rife in Tech Sector

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A new report has found age discrimination is rife in the tech sector. More than a third of all IT workers in Australia have faced some form of discrimination, with unfair treatment over age topping the list.

Global payroll and HR firm ADP conducted a survey of just under 2,000 Australians, finding that IT was among […]

23December, 2020

ICS a Founding Partner of European Software Skills Alliance

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With 52 per cent of workers in Europe in need of reskilling, DIGITALEUROPE and an alliance of 26 software partners has launched the European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA), bringing together key industry and education stakeholders to help bridge the skills gap.

ICS (Irish Computer Society) is proud to be a founding partner of ESSA, collaborating on […]

23December, 2020

IFIP WG 8.6 Stages Successful Virtual Conference

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IFIP Working Group 8.6 partnered with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli to stage a virtual international conference from 18-19 December 2020.

With the theme: “Re-Imagining Diffusion of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation”, the conference provided a virtual platform for scholars, academics and practitioners from India and abroad to share their research findings.

The […]

23December, 2020

2021 ACS Indigenous Scholarship Prize Awarded

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The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has awarded its 2021 ACS Indigenous Scholarship to Warren Faulkner, the second year in a row he has won the prize.

Awarded annually by Charles Darwin University, the scholarship supports and showcases indigenous achievement in Information Technology courses, and was first awarded in 2018.

“I’m very honoured and consider myself extremely fortunate […]

23December, 2020

CCF Honors ACM CEO Vicki Hanson with Honorary Membership

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The China Computer Federation has bestowed honorary membership on ACM’s CEO Vicki Hanson. The CCF Honorary Membership is awarded to people who are not CCF members but made great contributions to CCF, or to collaborations between CCF and other organisations. During the past 10 years of ACM’s collaboration with CCF, Hanson made great efforts to […]

23December, 2020

ACM Names 2020 Distinguished Members

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ACM has named 64 Distinguished Members for outstanding contributions to the field. All 2020 inductees are longstanding ACM members and were selected by their peers for a range of accomplishments that have contributed to technologies that move the computing field forward.

“The active participation of ACM members, in our organisation, and in the field more broadly, […]

23December, 2020

KNVI Releases Two New Books for Free Download

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New Publications Focus on AI and Blockchain

The Royal Dutch Association of Computer and Information Professionals (Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging van Informatieprofessionals, KNVI) has made two unique books available for free under Creative Commons licence.
Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence
Edited by Natascha van Duuren & Victor de Pous

While Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, expects increasingly intelligent computers to overtake humans […]

26November, 2020

ICS Re-Elects Mike Hinchey as President, Appoints Mary Cleary as Secretary-General

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The Irish Computer Society has re-elected Professor Mike Hinchey as its President for a third consecutive year and announced the appointment of Mary Cleary as Secretary-General.

Professor Hinchey, who is also President of IFIP, has a long and distinguished record of service within ICS. He served as both Vice President and Treasurer before being elected as […]