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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.
31October, 2018

ACS Joins World Economic Forum

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ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has joined the World Economic Forum as a member. This is the first time that an ICT professional association has been admitted as a member and demonstrates the importance of the digital economy for Australia’s future.

Olivier Schwab Managing Director, Head of Business Engagement, World Economic Forum welcomed the ACS.

“We […]

31October, 2018

EHTEL Symposium in Brussels in December

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The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) will stage its 2018 Symposium from 3-5 December in Brussels. With the theme of “Empowered Partners in Health through user-driven digitisation”, the event will explore topics including:

From Lightweight Wellness Apps to Managing Serious Conditions
Transforming Data into Health and Care Management
Patient Journey 4.0: Joint Navigation […]

31October, 2018

ITPE Expert Group Considers Practical Implementation of e-CF

By |October 31st, 2018|CEPIS|0 Comments

IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) has just held its second expert group meeting on October 24, which focused on applying the European Common Framework (e-CF) in practice for identifying, and developing, relevant IT professional profiles.

This was also the key topic at the session on the following day, on October 25, with Belgian tech association, ‘Agoria’, […]

31October, 2018

SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, 4 to 7 December, Tokyo, Japan

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The 11th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will showcase some of the world’s top professionals, academics and creative minds who are at the forefront of digital imaging, research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education and emerging technologies. Keynote speakers are David Oh, Project Systems Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; Erik […]

31October, 2018

VRST 2018, November 28 to December 1, Tokyo, Japan

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The 24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology presents new research results, systems and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) software and technology. Scheduled keynote speakers are Nick Whiting (Epic Games), Masatoshi Ishikawa (University of Tokyo), and Hao Li (Pinscreen and University of Southern California).

31October, 2018

Watch Lectures and Panel Discussions from 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 23-28

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At the 6th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF 2018), held September 23-28, recipients of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing (Computer Science), the Abel Prize (Mathematics), the Fields Medal (Mathematics), and the Nevanlinna Prize (Mathematical Aspects of Information Science) engaged in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

Lectures and […]

31October, 2018

ACM Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day

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ACM has been celebrating the legacy of pioneering programmer Ada Lovelace with a month-long series featuring women who have contributed groundbreaking innovations and dedicated service to the computing profession. To mark Ada’s birthday, which this year was observed on October 9, ACM recognized the women who have made historic advances in the field and who […]

31October, 2018

PHD Students Present at WCC 2018

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Computer Congress (WCC) 2018. They share their experiences below.

Alexia Pacheco – PhD student, Alexia Pacheco, received an IFIP Digital Equity Committee to participate in WCC 2018.

Alexia, who is part of the Computer Science Graduate Program (PPCI) of University of Costa Rica (UCR), presented a paper in CONFENIS entitled: Designing a Technical Debt Visualization Tool to […]

31October, 2018

History of Computing in Eastern Europe – Conference Report

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By Martin Schmitt (Potsdam, Germany), Co-Chair of WG 9.7

The history of computing is not universal, but instead is locally bound. This principle of the history of technology was at the core of this year’s workshop of IFIP Working Group 9.7 – History of Computing. Inspired by the Polish conference venue, the group focused on the […]

31October, 2018

Digital Platforms Enhancing Commitment and Creating Value: Insights from Medicine Africa

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Digital platforms and online communities have attracted growing popularity within (and beyond) the IS field. Relevant literature argues that these new configurations have the potential to create different types of value (Barrett, Oborn, & Orlikowski, 2016; Goh, Gao, & Agarwal, 2016).

To further explore how technology contributes to value creation within these contexts, Dr Petros […]