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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.
26February, 2020

IFIP WG8.6 Working Conference in India in December

By |February 26th, 2020|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP WG8.6 has announced plans to organise its upcoming conference on the theme, “Re-Imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation”.

To be held at the Indian Institute of Management in Tiruchirappalli, India from 17-19 December 2020, the conference will focus particularly on understanding the diffusion and adoption of emerging information technologies […]

26February, 2020

Australian Startups Form Envirotech Alliance in Wake of Climate Crisis

By |February 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A community of Australian startups has partnered up to establish the Envirotech Alliance, an initiative focused on creating scalable solutions to help protect the environment and tackle climate change.

Led by technology advocacy body TechSydney, the Envirotech Alliance is a partnership with SparkClub, a community of energy tech professionals and founders, Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup community, Launch […]

26February, 2020

South African ICT Alive and Well, But Skills Shortages Threaten Progress

By |February 26th, 2020|Young ICT Professionals|0 Comments

South Africa’s ICT sector is on par with global counterparts, but skills shortages remain the biggest challenge in 2020, say IITPSA Board members

South Africa’s ICT sector is highly innovative and entrepreneurial, presenting opportunities for significant job creation and export opportunities in the decade ahead.  However, the ICT brain drain and slow ICT skills development threaten […]

26February, 2020

A Tribute to Blagovest Sendov

By |February 26th, 2020|IFIP|0 Comments

IFIP leaders join with Bulgaria and the international scientific community to pay tribute to former IFIP President, Blagovest Sendov, who died last week at the age of 87 after a short illness. A Bulgarian diplomat, mathematician and politician, Sendov served as President of IFIP from 1989 to 1992. 

His funeral, at the National Assembly Building in […]

26February, 2020

Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker: Albert Bifet

By |February 26th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

Albert Bifet is Full Professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand and LTCI, Telecom Paris, IP-Paris. Previously he worked at Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab in Hong Kong, Yahoo Labs in Barcelona, University of Waikato and UPC BarcelonaTech. 

Bifet is the co-author of a book on Machine Learning for Data Streams at MIT Press, and […]

26February, 2020

IUI 2020, 17-20 March, Cagliari, Italy

By |February 26th, 2020|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Intelligent User Interfaces Community is where the human-computer interaction community meets the AI community, with contributions from related fields such as psychology, behavioral science, cognitive science, computer graphics, design, the arts, and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Brad A. Myers (Carnegie Mellon University), Margaret Burnett (Oregon State University), and […]

26February, 2020

HRI 2020, 23-26 March, Cambridge, UK

By |February 26th, 2020|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction attracts researchers from around the world to present and exchange ideas about the latest theories, technology, data, and videos furthering the state of the art in human-robot interaction. Keynote speakers are Ayanna Howard (Georgia Institute of Technology), Lola Cañamero (University of Hertfordshire), and Stephanie Dinkins, a transmedia […]

26February, 2020

SAC 2020, 30 March to 3 April, Brno, Czech Republic

By |February 26th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

The ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing gathers computing professionals engaged in the development of new computing applications. Tracks will cover topics ranging from operating systems to intelligent robots to web technologies. Tutorials will cover graphical user interfaces for scriptless test automation, bioinformatics, low-power wireless technologies for IoT and more. Scheduled keynote speakers are Irwin King […]

26February, 2020

Digital Government: Research and Practice Launches

By |February 26th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

ACM has launched Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), a new interdisciplinary open access journal on the impact of technology on governance and public institutions. DGOV presents applied and empirical research from academics, practitioners, designers and technologists, using political, policy, social, computer and data science methodologies.  

The target audience for the new journal includes academics, researchers, […]

29January, 2020

Croatia Prioritises Technology in EU Leadership

By |January 29th, 2020|Home Slider|0 Comments

Croatia has taken over the Presidency of the European Council since 1 January 2020 for a six month term.

The Croatian-led priorities document includes digital aspects under each of the four strategic pillars, with ethics in AI highlighted. 

One goal of the strategy is to curate discussions on the legal and ethical implications of artificial intelligence as […]