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28May, 2020

TC9 Launches Reformed Working Group on Intelligent Communities

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TC9’s newly reformed Working Group 9.3 on Intelligent Communities aims to stimulate debate and disseminate research on the complex connections between communities, intelligence and ICTs. 

The group seeks to bring together many disciplines and perspectives bearing on the interaction between the community and intelligent technology. Intelligent communities and community informatics are closely related interdisciplinary fields aiming to empower communities […]

28May, 2020

AI in the Working World

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New Research Project on the Traceability of Algorithmic Decision Systems 

The increasing use of algorithmic decision systems (ADM) is bringing about far-reaching changes for the world of work, particularly in personnel management, where decisions on selection and management are increasingly prepared by ADM systems. 

Employees also interact increasingly with “intelligent” systems in their direct working environment. In […]

28May, 2020

Ukrainian Federation of Informatics Joins Ukrainian National Digital Coalition

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In recent months, the Ukrainian Federation of Informatics has been part of the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition.

On September the 5th 2019, the Memorandum on the creation of the Ukrainian National Digital Coalition “Digital Transformation Coalition” was signed at the “Ukrinform” news agency in Kyiv. 
The High-Tech Office Ukraine and the PO “Ukrainian Association of Information Technology […]

28May, 2020

Vale John Deane

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ACS Farewells a Key Member of the Team that Invented Wi-Fi

John Deane, a member of the CSIRO research team that developed the original Wi-Fi concepts, passed away this month, aged 71.

Earlier this year, John and three of his colleagues – John O’Sullivan, Graham Daniels and Diethelm Ostry – were awarded ACS Honorary Fellowships to recognise […]

29April, 2020

SA Tech Community Steps Up to Help Fight Covid-19 Threat

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The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has reported that hundreds of South African tech professionals have stepped up to volunteer their services to help the government fight the spread and impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Malan Joubert, co-founder of tech job portal OfferZen, who opened the first virtual DevConf Life developer conference in […]

29April, 2020

Lessons from New Zealand … IT Professionals NZ Keeps Members Engaged Through Covid-19

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As with most of the world, New Zealand has been significantly disrupted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having seen some very sad news emerging from around the world, New Zealand took an “early and hard” approach – a near complete lockdown for a month from 25 March 2020 when infection numbers were low but […]

29April, 2020

IFIP WG 9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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IFIP Working Group 9.5 has reinvigorated its monthly blog and is seeking contributions from members and interested parties on topics relating to the role of technology in enhancing our lives. To submit a blog for consideration, please email contact@ifip95wg.org. The first blog in the new series is below:

“Key Factors for Working Effectively Online”

By Dr Niki Panteli

 

In […]

27March, 2020

Irish Tech Tackles Coronavirus

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ICS Fellow Martin Curley, Digital Lead at the HSE says the HSE is delivering ‘3 years worth of development in 3 weeks’ including a state-of-the art remote monitoring service for COVID19, speaking on RTE1 radio.

Martin is joined by technology experts across Ireland who are working together to tackle the spread of coronavirus including; Conor McGinn […]

27March, 2020

ACS Appoints New President for 2020-21

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ACS (Australian Computer Society) has announced that NSW Government Chief Data Scientist, Ian Oppermann, is its new President, effective immediately until 31 December 2021.

Dr Oppermann takes the role after serving as ACS Vice President – Academic Boards for the past two years. During this time he also held the position of President of the Australia […]

27March, 2020

HBMSU Offers Free Online Classroom Training for Teachers and Academics

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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 […]