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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.
31January, 2018

Two New Keynotes for IFIP WCC 2018

By |January 31st, 2018|Events, Home Slider, IFIP, WCC|0 Comments

The Program Committee for the IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC 2018 – http://wcc2018.org/) has kicked off the new year by confirming two exciting new keynote speakers for the September event.

Leslie Valiant, the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard and Shamika N. Sirimanne, Director of the Division on Technology and […]

31January, 2018

IFIP WG 8.6 Working Conference in Portsmouth this June 2018

By |January 31st, 2018|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

“Smart Working, Living and Organising” will be theme of the Working Conference for IFIP Working Group 8.6 when it meets at the University of Portsmouth on 25th June 2018.

http://ifipwg86.wikidot.com/upcoming-events

The one-day workshop seeks to progress research into technology adoption by examining the plethora of new technologies being adopted everyday by individuals, organisations, sectors and society in […]

31January, 2018

IFIP TC9 Launches New Website

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IFIP Technical Committee 9 (TC9 – ICT and Society) has announced the launch of its new website at www.ifiptc9.org. Here you can find introductory details about the activities of (and links to)  its various Working Groups: on Computers and Work, Social Accountability, Developing Countries, Virtuality, Law, History, Gender, Sustainability, and Peace and War. 

There is […]

31January, 2018

Planning Underway for CSSL’s NITC 2018

By |January 31st, 2018|Events|0 Comments

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has announced plans for the 36th Annual National IT Conference (NITC 2018), which will be held in the capital of Colombo from 2-4 October this year.

The event will expand on the theme, “IT Changes Everything”, exploring technology-driven change across eight tracks of content:

∙ Social Implications of AI

∙ ICT […]

31January, 2018

IFIP Stalwart to Keynote at United Nations ITU Event

By |January 31st, 2018|ACM, Home Slider, IFIP, WSIS|0 Comments

Vice Chair of IFIP IP3 and Founding Chair of the professional body’s Global Industry Council, Stephen Ibaraki, will present a keynote address at next month’s United Nations ITU-D Financing Information and Communications Technology Projects event in Geneva.

Mr Ibaraki, who also chairs ITU’s Outreach Committee as well as co-chairing the ACM Practitioner Board, is a highly […]

31January, 2018

IFIP Takes a Stand on eWaste

By |January 31st, 2018|Events, IFIP, WCC|0 Comments

IFIP TC9, the Technical Committee focused on ICT and Society, has established the IFIP eWaste Action Group to raise awareness, and set standards and targets for eWaste management.

The new Action Group is currently developing a position paper to detail the key issues relating to surplus electronic and electrical equipment not suitable for reuse, and to […]

23December, 2017

Slow Tech and ICT – a small book

By |December 23rd, 2017|Ethics|0 Comments

Congratulations to active IFIP members Diane Whitehouse (Chair of TC9 – ICT and Society) and Norberto Patrignani (who heads up the Domain Committee on Cloud Computing) on the publication of their new short book, “Slow Tech and ICT”.

Currently downloadable online with a physical version available in the new year, the book has been motivated by […]

23December, 2017

IP3 Presents to Internet Governance Forum

By |December 23rd, 2017|Home Slider, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

IFIP IP3 Chair Moira de Roche partnered with ACS President Anthony Wong and Australian cyber security expert, Professor Jill Slay, to present at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva last week.

The two hour presentation was entitled, “Good Governance is a Professional Standard which builds Trust and Cybersecurity in the Entire Digital Ecosystem”. It explored issues […]

23December, 2017

XPRIZE Foundation Announces Top 10 Teams

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

The XPRIZE Foundation has announced that 59 teams have been selected to move forward in the $5 million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. The teams, which represent 14 countries, are developing vastly different technologies, all of which demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to tackle some of the world’s greatest […]

23December, 2017

IITPSA Names 2017 IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the Year

By |December 23rd, 2017|IFIP|0 Comments

Who’s who of SA celebrates 60 years of SA ICT excellence at glittering awards night

The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has named Entelect CEO Shashi Hansjee as the 2017 IT Personality of the Year and Sasol CIO Alec Joannou as the Visionary CIO of the Year at the gala IITPSA 60th […]