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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.
30January, 2021

IFIP Launches Global Code of Ethics for ICT Sector

By |January 30th, 2021|Ethics, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

Code Sets New Standards for Ethical and Professional Conduct by ICT Practitioners

IFIP, the global professional body for people working in the ICT sector, has announced the launch of its new Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

IFIP President, Professor Mike Hinchey, said the new Code of Ethics provides a much-needed global standard for the fast-moving technology […]

30January, 2021

ACM Names 2020 Fellows

By |January 30th, 2021|ACM|0 Comments

ACM has named 95 members ACM Fellows for contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality, among others.

The accomplishments of the 2020 ACM Fellows have driven innovations that ushered in significant improvements across many areas of technology, industry, and personal life. […]

30January, 2021

Kishor Trivedi Wins IEEE Reliability Society Lifetime Achievement Award

By |January 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kishor Trivedi, a long-serving member of IFIP WG 10.4 and the Hudson Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, has been awarded the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

One of the highest tributes that a society of the IEEE can bestow, the award recognises Trivedi’s “sustained contributions to the methods, tools and […]

30January, 2021

Loss of UK Police Database Records Due to Best Practice Failures Says BCS

By |January 30th, 2021|Big Data|0 Comments

The wiping of records from the UK Police National Computer database earlier this month was likely due to best practice not being followed in three key roles, according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

The ‘coding error’ that has caused that loss of 150000 records on the Police National Computer database had been blamed on […]

30January, 2021

IFIP TC7 Announces Virtual Seminar Series

By |January 30th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

TC7 announces the initiation of its Virtual Seminar Series, which will run on a monthly basis starting in February.

The primary purpose of this Series is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and recent developments of researchers from all nations, especially during these difficult times when we cannot travel and interact in person. All members of IFIP TC7 are invited to attend.

The […]

30January, 2021

ACM – Update for January 2021

By |January 30th, 2021|ACM, Events, Research, Robotics|0 Comments

First Recipient of CCF/ACM Artificial Intelligence Award Announced

The CCF-ACM Artificial Intelligence Award, established last year by the Chinese Computer Federation and ACM, is awarded to professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the theory, technology, or application of artificial intelligence and worked in China at the time of the award. The inaugural winner for 2020 […]

29January, 2021

IFIP Joint Working Conference 2020 held online

By |January 29th, 2021|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

A Joint Working Conference of IFIP Working Groups 8.2, 9.1 and 9.4 was successfully organised in an online mode from 10-11 December 2020.

The conference took the theme, “The future of digital work: The challenge of inequality”, garnering enthusiastic participation from 108 scholars across 29 countries.

Twenty-two papers were presented in eight presentation sessions and 42 research-in-progress […]

29January, 2021

Follow ITPE Events and Activities in 2021

By |January 29th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) is a network of stakeholders that promotes IT professionalism in context of the wider digital transformation in Europe.

Last year, the group launched its first online IT Professionalism Conference, where European Commission representatives and private/public sector officials discussed the next steps for advancing digital skills. They also presented the ‘e-CF Explorer’ – […]

29January, 2021

HCSE 2020 Goes Virtual

By |January 29th, 2021|Events|0 Comments

HCSE 2020, the 8th International Working Conference on Human-Centered Software Engineering, was held virtually due to COVID19 on  1-2 December 2020.

Organised by IFIP WG 13.2 (Methodology for User-Centred System Design) in cooperation with WG 13.5 on Resilience, Reliability, Safety and Human Error in System Development), the event was originally intended to be run at Eindhoven […]

29January, 2021

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

By |January 29th, 2021|IFIP|0 Comments

In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Christos Begkos and Katerina Antonopoulou discuss: “Evaluative Practices and Performance Indicators for Digital Platforms”.

Rankings, ratings and reviews permeate digital platforms. They frame what we buy, where we eat, how we travel, how we consume. Their function is simple yet powerful. They streamline complex structures, quantify qualitative traits, […]