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28May, 2020

ACM Honours Computing Innovators for Advances in Research, Education and Industry

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

ACM has announced the recipients of three prestigious technical awards for 2019. These leaders were selected by their peers for making contributions that extend the boundaries of research, advance industry, and lay the foundation for technologies that transform society. 

Paul Mockapetris is the recipient of the ACM Software System Award for development of the Domain Name […]

28May, 2020

ACM Recognizes Outstanding Service to the Field of Computing

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

ACM has recognized three individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2019 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have strengthened the community. This year’s ACM award recipients made seminal contributions in areas including textbooks and educational tools, bibliographic resources, and advancing […]

28May, 2020

AI in the Working World

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New Research Project on the Traceability of Algorithmic Decision Systems 

The increasing use of algorithmic decision systems (ADM) is bringing about far-reaching changes for the world of work, particularly in personnel management, where decisions on selection and management are increasingly prepared by ADM systems. 

Employees also interact increasingly with “intelligent” systems in their direct working environment. In […]

28May, 2020

Ukrainian Federation of Informatics Joins Ukrainian National Digital Coalition

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

In recent months, the Ukrainian Federation of Informatics has been part of the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition.

On September the 5th 2019, the Memorandum on the creation of the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition “Digital Transformation Coalition” was signed at the “Ukrinform” news agency in Kyiv. 
The High-Tech Office Ukraine and the PO “Ukrainian Association of Information Technology […]

28May, 2020

Vale John Deane

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ACS Farewells a Key Member of the Team that Invented Wi-Fi

John Deane, a member of the CSIRO research team that developed the original Wi-Fi concepts, passed away this month, aged 71.

Earlier this year, John and three of his colleagues – John O’Sullivan, Graham Daniels and Diethelm Ostry – were awarded ACS Honorary Fellowships to recognise […]

29April, 2020

ACS Flatten The Curve Hackathon Attracts Entries from Around the World

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Over 2,400 competitors from around the world entered what’s been described as ‘the biggest hackathon in the Asia-Pacific’ last weekend.

The ACS Flatten The Curve hackathon saw more than 200 teams compete for $50,000 in prize money with 43 shortlisted across five categories: Education, Assisting Health Care, Protecting the Vulnerable, the Future of Work, and Wellness […]

29April, 2020

New ACM Report Offers Comprehensive Resource for Organising and Running Virtual Conferences in Wake of COVID-19

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

Science and technology conferences are engines of innovation—essential to the incubation of new ideas, the dissemination of research, and the spawning of new technologies. 

However,  this year, with no warning, conferences around the globe are finding themselves in uncharted waters as the global COVID-19 pandemic makes physical meetings impossible. 

To help organisers cope, ACM has issued a […]

29April, 2020

SA Tech Community Steps Up to Help Fight Covid-19 Threat

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has reported that hundreds of South African tech professionals have stepped up to volunteer their services to help the government fight the spread and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Malan Joubert, co-founder of tech job portal OfferZen, who opened the first virtual DevConf Life developer conference in […]

29April, 2020

Lessons from New Zealand … IT Professionals NZ Keeps Members Engaged Through Covid-19

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

As with most of the world, New Zealand has been significantly disrupted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having seen some very sad news emerging from around the world, New Zealand took an “early and hard” approach – a near complete lockdown for a month from 25 March 2020 when infection numbers were low but […]

29April, 2020

IFIP WG 9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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

IFIP Working Group 9.5 has reinvigorated its monthly blog and is seeking contributions from members and interested parties on topics relating to the role of technology in enhancing our lives. To submit a blog for consideration, please email contact@ifip95wg.org. The first blog in the new series is below:

“Key Factors for Working Effectively Online”

By Dr Niki Panteli


In […]