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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.
27March, 2020

IFIP Continues to Operate Under Shadow of COVID-19

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As nations and cities around the world move to remote working and social distancing to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus, IFIP continues to play a leadership role for ICT professionals. 

The IFIP headquarters in Laxenburg is closed and staff are working from home, however meetings are continuing on Zoom, Skype and by phone, and […]

27March, 2020

IFIP Names First Cohort of Fellows

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Global ICT Professional Body Recognises Contributions of 18 High Achieving Members

In an historic move, IFIP has announced its first cohort of Fellows, elevating 18 Members to the new higher status in recognition of their substantial and enduring contributions to the ICT industry.  

IFIP President, Professor Mike Hinchey, said he was delighted to welcome so many members […]

27March, 2020

Irish Tech Tackles Coronavirus

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ICS Fellow Martin Curley, Digital Lead at the HSE says the HSE is delivering ‘3 years worth of development in 3 weeks’ including a state-of-the art remote monitoring service for COVID19, speaking on RTE1 radio.

Martin is joined by technology experts across Ireland who are working together to tackle the spread of coronavirus including; Conor McGinn […]

27March, 2020

BCS Announces Rebecca George as New President

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Rebecca George OBE – a Managing Partner at business advisory firm Deloitte – has been inaugurated as the new President of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Rebecca is Deloitte’s Managing Partner for Government and Public Services in North and South Europe (NSE) and has worked in IT for over 30 years, focusing on IT transformation. […]

27March, 2020

ACS Appoints New President for 2020-21

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ACS (Australian Computer Society) has announced that NSW Government Chief Data Scientist, Ian Oppermann, is its new President, effective immediately until 31 December 2021.

Dr Oppermann takes the role after serving as ACS Vice President – Academic Boards for the past two years. During this time he also held the position of President of the Australia […]

27March, 2020

IFIP TC3 Announces New Chair

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IFIP stalwart, Don Passey is the new Chair of IFIP Technical Committee 3 (TC3), after a formal handover from Sindre Røsvik during the IFIP TC3 AGM in Mumbai, India in January.

Don has been actively involved with IFIP TC3 for over 25 years. Most recently he co-chaired (with Cathy Lewin) SaITE 2016 in Guimarães, Portugal, chaired […]

27March, 2020

ACM Names 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award Recipients

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ACM has named Patrick M. (Pat) Hanrahan and Edwin E. (Ed) Catmull recipients of the 2019 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to 3-D computer graphics, and the revolutionary impact of these techniques on computer-generated imagery (CGI) in filmmaking and other applications.

Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan have fundamentally influenced the field of computer graphics […]

27March, 2020

A Message from ACM President Cherri Pancake Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

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As you are aware, the World Health Organization has officially declared the novel coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. This global health crisis is a unique challenge that has impacted many ACM members and the computing community and world at large. We would like to express our concern and support for all who are affected by this […]

27March, 2020

ACM Economics and Computation Group Invites Proposals on Global Challenges

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The ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom), with financial support from Facebook, is announcing a request for proposals (RFP) called “Global Challenges in Economics and Computation.” The RFP will provide $150K in funding to aspiring researchers from low- and middle-income countries to apply research in economics and computation (EconCS) to help achieve […]

27March, 2020

Apply Now for Computational and Data Science Fellowships and George Michael Memorial Fellowships

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ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships
If you are a graduate student in data science and computational science, you are encouraged to apply for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships, an international program of graduate fellowships created by SIGHPC, ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, and Intel. The ACM Fellowships aim […]