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30July, 2020

BCS Calls for an Informed Debate in Wake of Huawei 5G Ban

By |July 30th, 2020|Ethics, Home Slider|0 Comments

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has called for an informed debate about the merits of developing local 5G capability in the wake of the British Government’s ban on using Huawei technology in the 5G network. 

Back in January, the Government announced Huawei could play a limited role in the 5G network. However, it has now […]

30July, 2020

IFIP-Sponsored Conference Announces Winner of Best PhD Dissertation in Dependable Computing

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The International Symposium on Dependable Systems and Networks has named Dr Bo Fang from the University of British Columbia, Canada, winner of the 2020 William C Carter Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Dependability.  The Symposium, which was held virtually earlier this month, was jointly sponsored by IFIP and IEEE. 

Established in 1997, the WC […]

30June, 2020

DESI 2020 Rankings Announced

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The DESI 2020 (Digital Economy and Social Index) Report has been released, revealing that all EU countries improved their digital performance, with Finland topping the list. 

DESI is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States in digital competitiveness.

This year’s DESI shows that there is […]

29June, 2020

United Nations Turns 75

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As the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary, consideration is being given to what the next 25 years might look like. 

The Economist recently published a special report on the event, part of which we have chosen to republish here for its relevance to the ICT sector.

https://www.economist.com/special-report/2020/06/18/the-un-is-mobilising-for-the-next-quarter-century

29May, 2020

ACM Elects Austrian Gabriele Kotsis as President

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

ACM has elected Austrian Computer Science Professor Gabriele Kotsis as its new President, the first Continental European to hold this prestigious position. 

A former President of the Austrian Computer Society and an Austrian delegate to UN-CSTD, Gabriele is a Computer Science professor at Johannes Kepler University and an ACM Distinguished Member. She has organized ACM conferences […]

29May, 2020

ACM Seeks Nominations for HPC-Based COVID-19 Research Prize

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

ACM has established a special category of the ACM Gordon Bell Prize to recognize outstanding research achievements that use high performance computing (HPC) applications to understand the COVID-19 pandemic, including the understanding of its spread. 

The ACM Gordon Bell Special Prize for High Performance Computing-Based COVID-19 Research will be presented in 2020 and 2021.

Recipients will be […]

29May, 2020

Principles and Practices for Contact Tracing Technologies

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

ACM’s Europe Technology Policy Committee has issued detailed principles and practices for the development and deployment of contact tracing technologies intended to track and arrest the spread of COVID-19. Europe TPC’s statement calls on governments that adopt such systems to choose “only those which, by technical and legal design: respect and protect the rights of […]

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 […]

27March, 2020

IFIP Continues to Operate Under Shadow of COVID-19

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As nations and cities around the world move to remote working and social distancing to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus, IFIP continues to play a leadership role for ICT professionals. 

The IFIP headquarters in Laxenburg is closed and staff are working from home, however meetings are continuing on Zoom, Skype and by phone, and […]