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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.
30October, 2020

News from IFIP TC12 – October 2020

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1st Act of AI Festival Montpellier

Due to COVID modifications, the initial AI Forum France could not take its planned form (AI Austria Forum).  Instead, IFIP TC12 decided to have several events, beginning with a Round Table on September 23rd 2020.

The event, which attracted over 100 people and was conducted under COVID-safe conditions, was hosted […]

29October, 2020

IFIP Announces New Fellows

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IFIP proudly congratulate its newest Fellows – 12 outstanding ICT professionals who were confirmed in their election to the elevated grade by the IFIP General Assembly last month.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, said this was only the second cohort of IFIP Fellows to be named.

“Each of these individuals has achieved impressive professional expertise and standing, as […]

29October, 2020

BCS Launches New Group for Racial Diversity

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Embrace – a new specialist group for racial diversity was launched this month by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT to support IT professionals from ethnic minorities and to advise BCS on diversity matters.

Nzube Ufodike, the new group’s chair, said: “We are very pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Embrace and are looking forward […]

29October, 2020

Australian Women More Likely to Abandon Science Careers

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Female scientists in Australia are being paid less than their male peers, have fewer opportunities for career advancement and are more likely to be considering leaving the industry as a result, according to a new industry employment report that could damage ongoing efforts to increase women’s participation in STEM careers.

An article published in the ACS […]

29October, 2020

News from IFIP TC12 – October 2020

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1st Act of AI Festival Montpellier

Due to COVID modifications, the initial AI Forum France could not take its planned form (AI Austria Forum).  Instead, IFIP TC12 decided to have several events, beginning with a Round Table on September 23rd 2020.

The event, which attracted over 100 people and was conducted under COVID-safe conditions, was hosted […]

29October, 2020

IFIP APMS2020 Showcases Advances in Production Management Systems

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Leading international experts in the area of digital transformation and innovation gathered online and in person in Novi Sad, Serbia from 30 August to 3 September for APMS2020, the flagship event of IFIP WG5.7.

This year was the 41st iteration of the event and the first time it occurred in a hybrid mode, with a mix […]

29October, 2020

HBMSU’s Celebrates New Summer Program Graduates

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Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) and Emirates Talent Association (ETA) has celebrated a new cohort of graduates from its ‘Emirati Programmer – Summer 2020’.

The 2020 edition of ‘Emirati Programmer’ comprised two offerings: Cloud Computing and IoT in collaboration with the leading cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the 3D Printing Program in […]

29October, 2020

Updates from ACM – October 2020

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Vivek Sarkar Named 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award Recipient

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Vivek Sarkar of Georgia Institute of Technology as the recipient of the 2020 ACM-IEEE CS Ken Kennedy Award. Sarkar was recognised for foundational technical contributions to the area of programmability and productivity in parallel computing, as well as […]

30September, 2020

IFIP Adopts New Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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At the virtual IFIP General Assembly (GA) held on 24th September 2020, the GA enthusiastically adopted a new IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  

The Code has been adapted from the ACM Code of Ethics published previously, which itself had been through many years of consultation and development with members of IFIP, IEEE and other […]

30September, 2020

Students Design Location-Based Games Against Coronavirus

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The students of the Master program in Human-Computer Interaction of Greece’s University of Patras worked in groups to design location-based experiences for the city of Patras, inspired to a large extent by the current health crisis.

Their work, produced during the last academic semester (March to June 2020), took place during the COVID-19 lockdown and involved […]