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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.
26August, 2021

#IFIP60 Virtual Panel Events Kick Off

By |August 26th, 2021|Home Slider, Uncategorized|0 Comments

To celebrate IFIP’s 60th anniversary, we are putting together a series of 10 virtual panel events
featuring members and associates of IFIP and showcasing the interesting and impressive work they
do. Events in the series will consist of four or five panelists and a moderator presenting for an hour
and fifteen minutes, and will run from 30 August […]

30July, 2021

ACM Upcoming Conferences and Events – August 2021

By |July 30th, 2021|ACM, Events|0 Comments

KDD 2021, August 14 to 18 (online)

The SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining brings together researchers and practitioners from data science, data mining, knowledge discovery, large-scale data analytics, and big data. Keynote speakers include Janil Puthucheary (Member of Parliament, UK), Sharon Glotzer (University of Michigan), Claire Tomlin (University of California, Berkeley) and Vincent Conitzer (Duke […]

29July, 2021

ACM Update – July 2021

By |July 29th, 2021|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, offers a unique forum for undergraduate and graduate students to present their original research before a panel of judges and attendees at well-known ACM-sponsored and co-sponsored conferences. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All […]

29July, 2021

South African Computing Olympiad Stars Hold Their Own in Global Competition

By |July 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

South Africa’s team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI2021) has emerged with a bronze medal and one award after the global event.

IOI2021 is a prestigious international Informatics challenge held annually. While this year’s event was hosted by Singapore, participants competed virtually from their home countries due to COVID-related travel restrictions.

South Africa’s team of four […]

29July, 2021

IFIP TC14’s Letizia Jaccheri Recognised for Inspiring Diversity in Tech

By |July 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Congratulations to Letizia Jaccheri, vice president of TC14, for winning the 2021 Norwegian ODA Prize, which honours exceptional women who have made concrete contributions to increase diversity in the technology industry. 

Winners of the award must be good ambassadors for ODA’s values of Inspiration, Bravery, Empowerment and Passion.

A Professor of the Department of Computer Science at […]

29July, 2021

August 15th the Final Day to Nominate for David O’Leary Award

By |July 29th, 2021|IFIP, Professionalism in ICT, Uncategorized|0 Comments

With just days remaining before the deadline, IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is seeking final nominations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award. 

After a year in hiatus, this coveted award is once again up for grabs. IP3 welcomes nominations of individuals or organisations who have demonstrated high levels of ethics and professionalism by:

promoting and […]

29July, 2021

ACM Announces 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award Winners

By |July 29th, 2021|ACM, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chuchu Fan of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the recipient of the 2020 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Formal Methods for Safe Autonomy: Data-Driven Verification, Synthesis, and Applications.” Fan’s dissertation makes foundational contributions to verification of embedded and cyber-physical systems, and demonstrates applicability of the developed verification technologies in industrial-scale systems. Her dissertation […]

29July, 2021

Robodebt was an AI ethics disaster

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Automated systems need greater accountability.

The Australian Government’s automated welfare debt recovery process, commonly known as ‘Robodebt’, was an unmitigated failure that exemplified the need to understand the ethics behind artificial intelligence decision making, according to a new report.

In his forward to The Ethics and Risks of AI Decision-Making report published by ACS, chair of the society’s AI Ethics Committee, Peter […]

29July, 2021

IFIP Welcomes Member Societies and Committees Celebrating #ifip60

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More than 33 #ifip60 events are taking place across the globe over the next few months as Member Societies and IFIP Committees join IFIP to celebrate its founding under the auspices of UNESCO 60 years ago.

In April, IP3 (IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership) hosted a panel discussion on “Building Cyber Resilience with a Professional Workforce” […]

1July, 2021

International Program of #ifip60 Events Celebrates IFIP Milestone

By |July 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IFIP President Mike Hinchey highlighted the role of technology in enabling progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3 “Good Health and Well-Being” during an address to the Korea Computer Congress (KCC 2021) at Jeju Island last week.

Hosted jointly by the Korean Institute of Computer Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) and IFIP, the event […]