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31October, 2018

AI Through the Pygmalion Lens

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

Karamjit S. Gill, a long-time contributor to IFIP Working Group 9.2 and the Editor of “AI & Society” has published a note-worthy article entitled “Artificial Intelligence: looking through the Pygmalion Lens”.


Check it out at: Artificial intelligence: looking through the Pygmalion Lens

2October, 2018

News from IFIP WG 13.2 Methodology for User-Centred System Design

By |October 2nd, 2018|IFIP|0 Comments

From September 3 to 5, 2018, the IFIP Working Group 13.2 on “IFIP Working Group 13.2 on “Methodology for User-Centred System Design” organized in the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, SophiaTech Campus, the 7th International Working Conference “Human-Centered Software Engineering” (HCSE) – http://hcse-conference.org/  

This edition of HCSE was focused on the interdependencies (overlapping and possibly conflicting […]

1October, 2018

Leon Strous Receives IFIP’s Highest Honour

By |October 1st, 2018|Home Slider, IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP’s immediate past president, Leon Strous, has been recognised with the Isaac Auerbach Award, IFIP’s most prestigious honour.

Established as a living memorial to IFIP’s founding President, the award is presented to an individual whose service to IFIP exemplifies the Auerbach spirit of dedication and generosity.

In addition to serving as IFIP President for six years […]

1October, 2018

IFIP Shines in Poland

By |October 1st, 2018|Events, Home Slider, IFIP, WCC|0 Comments

Nearly 500 people gathered in Poznan, Poland for the World Computer Congress (WCC2018) earlier this month.  

Delegates came from 45 countries around the world, although the vast majority were from across Europe and in particular, hundreds of Poles took advantage of the opportunity afforded by having the event staged in their homeland.

WCC2018 included four keynote […]

1October, 2018

Mike Hinchey Re-Elected as IFIP President

By |October 1st, 2018|IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP President Mike Hinchey was re-elected for another term at this month’s General Assembly meeting held in conjunction with the IFIP World Computer Congress 2018 in Poznan, Poland.

Professor Hinchey, who is a Director at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, took over the reins as IFIP President in September 2016 with the goal of […]

1October, 2018

Focusing on User-Centred System Design

By |October 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The IFIP Working Group 13.2 met from 3-5 September to explore “Methodology for User-Centred System Design” at the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, SophiaTech Campus. The meeting was part of the 7th International Working Conference “Human-Centered Software Engineering” (HCSE).

This edition of HCSE was focused on the interdependencies (overlapping and possibly conflicting dependencies that might occur) between […]

1October, 2018

Journey Back in Time

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History of Computing in Eastern Europe – a conference report

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


The history of computing is not universal, but always locally bound. This principle of the history of technology was at the core of this year’s conference of IFIP Working Group 9.7 “History of Computing”.

Inspired by the […]

30September, 2018

EESC Develops Opinion on Digital Gender Gap

By |September 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed an exploratory opinion on the Digital Gender Gap to help inform discussion on this critical issue.

With women currently occupying around 20 per cent of technical ICT roles, the exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament to feed into a debate on “Digitalisation and the […]

30September, 2018

Innovation Arabia 12 Conference

By |September 30th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Innovation Arabia 12 will be held on 25–27 February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center, United Arab Emirates.  The overarching conference theme is ‘Building Smart Communities: Balancing […]

30September, 2018

GI Appoints New Fellows

By |September 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The German Informatics Society (GI) has appointed Debora Weber-Wulff and Ralf Steinmetz as Fellows for their outstanding services to computer science during a ceremony at INFORMATIK 2018.

In announcing the awards, Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath, GI President, paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of the two committed members.

Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff is a university lecturer who […]