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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.
29April, 2019

CLEI Latin American Computing Conference Moves to Panama

By |April 29th, 2019|Ethics|0 Comments

The Latin American Center for Computing Studies (CLEI) has announced that the 2019 Latin American Computing Conference will be held in Panama from 30 September – 3 October.  An annual event organised by CLEI since 1974, the conference rotates amongst Latin American countries and was last held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The conference brings together hundreds […]

29April, 2019

IFIP Launches IFIP SELECT – New IFIP Journal Features Papers for IT Professionals

By |April 29th, 2019|Home Slider, IFIP, Research|0 Comments

IFIP announces the launch of IFIP SELECT, a new IT journal which seeks to improve the distribution and diffusion of some of the excellent research being carried out and presented within IFIP’s various Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups (WGs).

Now accessible at ifip.org/select, the new journal will do more than simply gather and (re-)publish excellent […]

29March, 2019

Global ICT Body Calls for Professional Standards in Wake of Boeing Disasters

By |March 29th, 2019|Home Slider, IFIP, Media releases, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

IFIP IP3 Wants ICT Practitioners Working with Safety Critical Systems to be Certified
The global professional body for the technology sector has called for minimum professional standards for ICT practitioners working on computer systems where human life might be at risk.

The call – from IP3 (International Professional Practice Partnership), the professionalism arm of IFIP (International Federation […]

29March, 2019

Countdown to WSIS 2019

By |March 29th, 2019|Ethics, Events, Home Slider, WSIS|0 Comments

IP3 will again host a thematic workshop at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) when it convenes in Geneva from 8-12 April this year.

The WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform designed to facilitate the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. It provides a unique opportunity for information exchange, […]

29March, 2019

IP3 Wins Funding for David O’Leary Award

By |March 29th, 2019|Ethics, IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

IP3 is working on plans for an annual award to recognise professionalism and ethics at the highest level.

The IFIP IP3 David O’Leary award from REDDS Capital was named in honour of a man who made an enormous contribution to the IFIP Global Industry Council and who embodied, and was a role model for, all the […]

28March, 2019

ICT – the Only Sector Building Solutions to its Own Skills Shortages

By |March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the world races into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital skills shortages have become a major challenge. Fortunately, the ICT sector that so desperately needs high-end skills has also built the tools to overcome the skills shortages, according to South Africa’s IITPSA.

Around the world, and in Africa in particular, a shortage of high-level ICT skills […]

28March, 2019

IFIP TC9 Plans Mid-Year Meeting in Stockholm

By |March 28th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

IFIP Technical Committee 9 (TC9), which focuses on ICT and Society, has announced plans for a committee meeting in Stockholm on Friday 14th June at Stockholm University.

TC9 Chair, Professor David Kreps is inviting all TC9 members to plan to attend and welcomes suggestions for agenda items. He has also advised that arrangements will be made […]

28March, 2019

AI for Good Global Summit – May 2019 in Switzerland

By |March 28th, 2019|Ethics, Events|0 Comments

The third AI for Good Global Summit will take place from 28 to 31 May 2019 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. Organized by ITU in partnership with XPRIZE Foundation, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and over 30 sister United Nations (UN) agencies, the event was conceived and initiated by IFIP […]

28March, 2019

Apply Now for 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on High Performance Computing

By |March 28th, 2019|ACM|0 Comments

The 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications will take place in Barcelona 17-24 July and will be hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTECH).

The School is tailored to young computer science researchers and engineers, and is open to outstanding MSc […]

28March, 2019

ACM-IMS Data Science Summit to Take Place in California

By |March 28th, 2019|ACM|0 Comments

ACM and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics are hosting the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science. This full-day event will bring together distinguished speakers and panelists addressing topics such as deep learning, reinforcement learning, fairness, and ethics, in addition to discussions about the future of data science and the role of ACM and […]