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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.
29June, 2020

Australia’s Top 25 Analytics Leaders Announced

By |June 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Silvio Georgio, Australia Post’s General Manager of Data Science, has been ranked as the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) top analytics leader for 2020.

Georgio topped this year’s IAPA top 25 Analytics Leaders program, the third since the list was launched in 2018.

“I feel privileged to work with talent who inspire me, leaders who […]

29June, 2020

ACM Update (June 2020)

By |June 29th, 2020|ACM, Events|0 Comments

ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee Submits Recommendations on Green Deal

ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee submitted comments to the Directorate General for Climate Action of the European Commission in support of the comprehensive and ambitious sweep of the Commission’s Green Deal. Europe TPC strongly concurred with the Commission’s premise that realizing true energy efficiencies in the information and communication technology […]

29May, 2020

ACM Elects Austrian Gabriele Kotsis as President

By |May 29th, 2020|ACM, Home Slider|0 Comments

ACM has elected Austrian Computer Science Professor Gabriele Kotsis as its new President, the first Continental European to hold this prestigious position. 

A former President of the Austrian Computer Society and an Austrian delegate to UN-CSTD, Gabriele is a Computer Science professor at Johannes Kepler University and an ACM Distinguished Member. She has organized ACM conferences […]

29May, 2020

ACM Seeks Nominations for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research Prize

By |May 29th, 2020|ACM, Home Slider|0 Comments

ACM has established a special category of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize to recognize outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing (HPC) applications to understand the COVID-19 pandemic, including the understanding of its spread. 

The ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research will be presented in 2020 and 2021.

Recipients will be […]

29May, 2020

Principles and Practices for Contact Tracing Technologies

By |May 29th, 2020|ACM, Home Slider|0 Comments

ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee has issued detailed principles and practices for the development and deployment of contact tracing technologies intended to track and arrest the spread of COVID-19. Europe TPC’s statement calls on governments that adopt such systems to choose “only those which, by technical and legal design: respect and protect the rights of […]

29May, 2020

ACS Announces Winners of Australia/New Zealand Defence Force Hackathon

By |May 29th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Four teams have been named winners of the Australia/New Zealand #Shockproof Defence Forces Hackathon.

Conducted and executed by the ACS over the weekend of 15-17 May, the virtual event bought together 500 innovators from both sides of the Tasman Sea. 

Guided by 70 mentors with 40 pitch presentations, the hackathon aimed to find ways to harden Australian and New […]

28May, 2020

IFIP 10.4 WG Announces Jean-Claude Laprie Award Winners for 2020

By |May 28th, 2020|IFIP|0 Comments

Congratulations to Giuseppe Ateniese, Roberto Di Pietro , Luigi V. Mancini and Gene Tsudik, who have been unanimously named as the recipients of the 2020 Jean-Claude Laprie Award for their paper, “Scalable and Efficient Provable Data Possession”. This paper was presented at the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks (SecureComm), Istanbul, […]

28May, 2020

South Africa Falling Behind on Hyper-Automation Trends

By |May 28th, 2020|Robotics|0 Comments

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption is lagging in South Africa, and local organisations must move to organise their processes and start deploying RPA if they are to catch up with growing global progress towards hyper-automation.

This is according to Johan Steyn, chair of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA)’s AI and Robotics special […]

28May, 2020

TC9 Launches Reformed Working Group on Intelligent Communities

By |May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TC9’s newly reformed Working Group 9.3 on Intelligent Communities aims to stimulate debate and disseminate research on the complex connections between communities, intelligence and ICTs. 

The group seeks to bring together many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between the community and intelligent technology. Intelligent communities and community informatics are closely related interdisciplinary fields aiming to empower communities […]

28May, 2020

IFIP Summer School Issues Call for Papers

By |May 28th, 2020|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The 15th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management is seeking papers for the conference, which will now be co-located with IFIP SEC from September 20-23, 2020, in Maribor, Slovenia. 

A joint activity of IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6 and Special Interest Group 9.2.2, the Summer School will be held as a virtual event […]