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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.
28June, 2019

Geraldine Fitzpatrick, EPI Tutorial on HPC, ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee

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Knuth and Gödel Prizes Awarded at STOC Conference

SIGACT, ACM’s Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory, presented the Donald E. Knuth Prize to Avi Wigderson of the Institute for Advanced Study and the Gödel Prize to Irit Dinur of the Weizmann Institute of Science, at the 51st Annual Symposium on the Theory of Computing […]

28June, 2019

GECCO 2019, ITiCSE 2019, SIGIR 2019

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GECCO 2019, July 13 to 17, Prague, Czech Republic

The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference’s tracks include Evolutionary Machine Learning; Search-Based Software Engineering; Digital Entertainment Technologies and Arts; Real World Applications; and more. Scheduled keynoters are Raia Hadsell (DeepMind); Robert Babuska (Technical University of Delft); and Ingo Rechenberg (Technical University Berlin).





ITiCSE 2019, July 15 to 17, […]

28June, 2019

IITPSA honours top Eastern Cape IT Achievers

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Eastern Cape Chapter has recognised the province’s leading IT achievers at its gala annual dinner and awards in Port Elizabeth on 22 May 2019.

 With a strong focus on IT educators and students, as well as industry leaders, the awards named Jean Greyling, Associate Professor in the […]

30May, 2019

Tech and Humanitarian Leaders Gather in Geneva to Leverage AI for Good Global Summit (AIGGS)

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The 3rd annual AI for Good Global Summit (AIGGS) is being held this week in Geneva, Switzerland to provide a forum to identify practical applications of AI to help accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 2019 event – being run from 28-30 May, will highlight AI’s value in advancing education, healthcare […]

30May, 2019

UNCTAD Presents New Framework for STI Policy Reviews

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As part of its continued push to harness technology for sustainable development, the United Nations Commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has its new framework for assessing whether a nation’s science, technology and innovation (STI) policies are in line with its development objectives.

UNCTAD used the 22nd session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development […]

29May, 2019

IITPSA Recognises Tertiary Students with Women in IT Award

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The Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has awarded a team of final year BCom Informatics students at the University of Pretoria with a Women in IT award for their outstanding final year project.

The new IITPSA Women in IT award is intended to boost the profile of IT as a career choice for […]

29May, 2019

Outstanding Under-40 Innovators Honoured at Design Automation Conference

By |May 29th, 2019|ACM, Events|0 Comments

The 56th Design Automation Conference (DAC) and its sponsors, including ACM, have announced the five recipients of this year’s Under-40 Innovators Award.

Chinese Academy of Sciences professor Yunji Chen was recognized for his work in developing the Cambricon deep learning processors.

Intel staff research scientist Huichu Liu was recognized for her innovations and technology transfers […]

29May, 2019

ACS Report Highlights Blockchain Hurdles

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A new report from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has revealed that blockchain has substantial challenges to overcome if it ever hopes to find success beyond cryptocurrency.

The publication, Blockchain Challenges for Australia, reveals some of the issues currently facing blockchain in Australia and around the world, including the technical, legal and educational hurdles the technology has to […]

29May, 2019

ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals Winners

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The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC), sponsored by Microsoft, has announced its Grand Finals winners. There are two rounds of competition at each conference hosting an SRC, which culminates in a Grand Finals competition. All undergraduate and graduate student winners from the SRCs held during the year advance to the SRC Grand Finals, where they are […]

29May, 2019

GI Honours Top 10 Influential Minds and Technologies

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has announced the leading influential thinkers and technologies from across German AI history.

A jury consisting of 18 AI experts made the selections during an intensive seven-hour consultation at the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society in Berlin. The event was part of the project ” #KI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany, which seeks […]