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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.
27March, 2020

ACM Economics and Computation Group Invites Proposals on Global Challenges

By |March 27th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

The ACM Special Interest Group on Economics and Computation (SIGecom), with financial support from Facebook, is announcing a request for proposals (RFP) called “Global Challenges in Economics and Computation.” The RFP will provide $150K in funding to aspiring researchers from low- and middle-income countries to apply research in economics and computation (EconCS) to help achieve […]

27March, 2020

Apply Now for Computational and Data Science Fellowships and George Michael Memorial Fellowships

By |March 27th, 2020|ACM|0 Comments

ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships
If you are a graduate student in data science and computational science, you are encouraged to apply for the ACM SIGHPC/Intel Computational and Data Science Fellowships, an international program of graduate fellowships created by SIGHPC, ACM’s Special Interest Group on High Performance Computing, and Intel. The ACM Fellowships aim […]

27March, 2020

ACM Launches New Journals in Health, Internet of Things, Data Science

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ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH)

ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) is a new journal envisioned as the premier publication of high-quality research on how computing is improving healthcare. HEALTH is multidisciplinary in scope, intersecting computer science, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, behavioral and social science, psychology, and the health […]

27March, 2020

IFIP IP3 Seeks Input to the Global Policy Framework for Responsible AI: Principle 3 – Transparency and Explainability

By |March 27th, 2020|IFIP, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

AI and algorithmic decision-making will over time bring significant benefits to many areas of our human endeavours. The proliferation of AI systems imbued with increasingly complex mathematical modelling and machine learning algorithms are being integrated in virtually every sector of the economy and society, to support and in many cases undertake more autonomous decisions and […]

27March, 2020

IFIP TC3 OCCE 2020 Held in Mumbai, India

By |March 27th, 2020|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The Centre for Education Innovation and Action Research (CEI&AR) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India, hosted the latest IFIP TC3 Open Conference on Computers in Education (OCCE 2020) from 6-8 January 2020. 

The conference, entitled: ‘Empowering Teaching for Digital Equity and Agency’, attracted a wide range of participants, encompassing policy makers, […]

27March, 2020

ETRIA World Conference Seeks Papers for October Event

By |March 27th, 2020|Events, IFIP|0 Comments

The ETRIA World Conference, TRIZ Future 2020, will take place in the university city of Cluj-Napoca (located in Romania, in the heart of Transylvania), from 14-16 October 2020. 

Now in its 20th iteration, the conference is organised by The European TRIZ Association (ETRIA) together with Cluj IT Cluster (www.clujit.ro) and five partner universities: Technical University of […]

27March, 2020

HBMSU Offers Free Online Classroom Training for Teachers and Academics

By |March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In line with United Arab Emirates (UAE) efforts to implement a ‘Distance Learning’ initiative, the UAE Ministry of Education, in cooperation with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), has recently launched free online training courses to give teachers, academic staff members, university professors and training experts the skills needed to manage and operate online classrooms.

The […]

27March, 2020

Are You a Project Manager or Devops Lead Who Wants to Make a Tangible Contribution to Fighting the Spread of COVID-19?

By |March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here’s your opportunity to join a passionate group of 9000+ people around the globe – comprising ICT professionals, cloud engineers, doctors/nurses, researchers, PhD students, CAD specialists and more – who are working to create schematics for cheap, easy to build hospital ventilators to open source and have freely available to meet the current shortages in […]

17March, 2020

IFIP Names First Cohort of Fellows

By |March 17th, 2020|IFIP, Media releases|0 Comments

MEDIA RELEASE 
IFIP Names First Cohort of Fellows
Global ICT Professional Body Recognises Contributions of 18 High Achieving Members
 

Tuesday 17 March 2020-  The global professional body for those working in the ICT sector, IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing), has announced its first cohort of Fellows, elevating 18 Members to the higher status in recognition of their […]

26February, 2020

BCS Warns that AI Risks having Bias and Discrimination ‘Hard-Wired’ In

By |February 26th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider, Professionalism in ICT|0 Comments

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has warned that a lack of diversity in teams developing artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to in-built bias and discrimination in its decisions.

The comments are featured in a new report by the Committee for Standards in Public Life (CSPL), which examines whether the existing frameworks and regulations around machine learning […]