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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.
26April, 2022

ACM Announces Award Winners

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Jack J. Dongarra Receives the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award
ACM has named Jack J. Dongarra recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high performance computational software to keep pace with exponential hardware improvements for over four decades. 

Dongarra is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer […]

26April, 2022

Don’t Depend on Cyber to Win Battles

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As the world continues to watch the conflict in Ukraine, retired Australian general, Senator Jim Molan has told an Australian Computer Society (ACS) event that while cyber warfare may be an important part of modern conflicts, military campaigns will still be decided by soldiers with weapons. 

“If Ukrainian soldiers did not have shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles and […]

26April, 2022

Decades of Excellence Recognised at IITPSA President’s Awards 2021

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IT industry veterans in a class of their own dominated the prestigious Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) President’s Awards for 2021.

The IITPSA President’s Awards winners, announced during a virtual ceremony on 12th April 2022, recognised achievers who have collectively demonstrated excellence in IT for over a century.

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor of the University […]

26April, 2022

ACM News

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ACM Opens First 50 Years Backfile

ACM has opened the articles published during the first 50 years of its publishing program. These articles, published between 1951 and the end of 2000, are now open and freely available to view and download via the ACM Digital Library. 

ACM’s first 50 years backfile contains more than 117,500 articles on […]

26April, 2022

Nominate an Outstanding Professional for the David O’Leary Award

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Time is running to nominate highly ethical professionals and organisations for the prestigious David O’Leary Award, offered by IFIP IP3.

The deadline to nominate is 15 August, 2021, with the opportunity to recognise an individual or body that has:

promoted and demonstrated Professionalism (Professional Practice), 
worked as an Ethics Evangelist and/or 
made strides in fostering diversity […]

26April, 2022

IFIP WG 8.3 Stages Virtual Panel on Ethical Decision-Making

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IFIP WG 8.3 Decision Support held a virtual lunchtime seminar event on Friday 25th March 2022.  The event, attended by more than 30 practitioners and academics from across the globe, explored the topic of ethical decision-making.

While issues arising from ethics and trust are not new, there is increasing concern about what it means to make […]

26April, 2022

IFIP WG 8.3 Plans June Conference

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“From Data Analytics to Intuition” is the theme of the upcoming hybrid conference to be held by IFIP WG 8.3 (Decision Support) in June this year.
To be hosted by Corvinus University, Budapest from 15-17 June 2022, the event will highlight trends in the increasing abundance of data, technological advancements and the resulting requirement for a […]

26April, 2022

ACM Conferences and Events

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CPS-IoT Week 2022, May 3 – 6 

The CPS-IoT Week is the premier event on cyber-physical systems and internet-of-things research. It brings together five top conferences multiple workshops, tutorials, competitions and various exhibitions from both industry and academia. The program covers many complementary aspects of CPS and reunites leading researchers in this dynamic field. Karl H. Johansson […]

30March, 2022

IFIP Partners with UNESCO on Ethics for AI

By |March 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IFIP President Mike Hinchey, UNESCO’s Gabriela Ramos and IFIP President-elect Anthony Wong in Paris last week
IFIP President Mike Hinchey and President-Elect, Anthony Wong met with UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, Gabriela Ramos, and her staff in Paris last week for discussions on ethical considerations relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The meeting, at UNESCO’s […]

30March, 2022

IFIP Board Condemns War in Ukraine

By |March 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Board has released a statement expressing its deep shock at the events in Ukraine. In the words of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, “the use of force by one country against another is the repudiation of the principles that every country has committed to uphold… It is wrong. It […]