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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.
28August, 2020

IITPSA Calls for Universal Access to Support Youth Development

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has urged a concerted effort to take digital access to every South African, to support youth development and small business growth.

Speaking at the IITPSA’s first online AGM earlier this month, IITPSA President Thabo Mashegoane highlighted the Institute’s focus on the development of young ICT professionals and […]

28August, 2020

Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation

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IT leaders and policy makers need to create more diverse and inclusive teams, according to a recent webinar held by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Professor Dorothy Monekosso, one of three speakers on the ‘Diversity in Tech – The Awkward Conversation’ webinar, said a more diverse industry will lead to better products and services for […]

28August, 2020

ACS launches microCredentials

By |August 28th, 2020|Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

ACS (Australian Computer Society) has launched microCredentials which recognise pre-existing knowledge, skills, and experience in cyber security.

MicroCredentials validate achievements against a set of internationally-recognised skills which align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the most commonly-used ICT competency framework defining the skills required to perform job roles across all aspects of the technology industry.

The Cyber Security microCredentials framework […]

28August, 2020

News from ACM – August 2020

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ACM Europe Tech Policy Committee Addresses the Future of AI

Comments on European Commission AI White Paper: The European Commission recently sought public input on its AI White Paper regarding policy options to enable trustworthy AI development. ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee, led by Alejandro Saucedo, submitted comments addressing specific issues with automated decision-making (ADM) systems, warning […]

28August, 2020

Hungarian Computer Society Hosts the Central European Olympiad of Informatics

By |August 28th, 2020|CEPIS, Events|0 Comments

Competition is underway for CEOI 2020, which is being held this week in Nagykanizsa, Hungary.

The John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), together with the Hungarian Government and the local municipality, have organised the event, which runs from 23-29 August, kicking off on Sunday with an entertaining and inspiring opening ceremony. 

An annual event since 1994, CEOI […]

30July, 2020

BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of Huawei 5G Ban

By |July 30th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the British Government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. 

Back in January, the Government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now […]

30July, 2020

IFIP-Sponsored Conference Announces Winner of Best PhD Dissertation in Dependable Computing

By |July 30th, 2020|Events, Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

The International Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks has named Dr Bo Fang from the University of British Columbia, Canada, winner of the 2020 William C Carter Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Dependability.  The Symposium, which was held virtually earlier this month, was jointly sponsored by IFIP and IEEE. 

Established in 1997, the WC […]

30July, 2020

Tech Companies Dominate Australia’s Best Places to Work List

By |July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tech companies and startups have dominated a list of the best places to work in Australia, with a number of businesses taking innovative steps to support their team during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Research institute Great Place to Work Australia produces an annual list of the top Australian and international companies with offices in Australia, ranked […]

30July, 2020

HBMSU Joins UNESCO Global Education Coalition to Address COVID-19 Challenge

By |July 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

With over 1.5 billion students globally affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has launched the Global Education Coalition to support countries in scaling up their best distance learning practices and reaching those who are most at risk. 

The new coalition brings together the United Nations family, civil society organisations and […]

30July, 2020

GI Launches Student Competition: HackTheSummer Seeks Digital Ideas for a Better World

By |July 30th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

The German Informatics Society (GI) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are launching the creative competition “HackTheSummer – Digital Ideas for a Better World”.

Berlin, June 22, 2020 – In a new national competition, GI is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to identify creative digital solutions that contribute to […]