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28March, 2019

ICT – the Only Sector Building Solutions to its Own Skills Shortages

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As the world races into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital skills shortages have become a major challenge. Fortunately, the ICT sector that so desperately needs high-end skills has also built the tools to overcome the skills shortages, according to South Africa’s IITPSA.

Around the world, and in Africa in particular, a shortage of high-level ICT skills […]

28February, 2019

France Fines Google €50 Million Over GDPR

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The French Government has slapped Google with a 50 million Euro fine for breaching Europe’s tough new data protection rules.

In imposing the fine, France’s top data-privacy agency, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), ruled that tech titan Google had violated the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation in two ways.

CNIL found that […]

28February, 2019

IFIP TC3 Announces Call for Papers for June Workshop: “Learning Computational Thinking from Kindergarten to University: Experience reports and scalability”

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To be held on June the 4th, 2019 in Paris, this workshop on Computer Science Education is a follow-up of previous explorations in the French community (Orphée RDV, EIAH 2017, RJC-EIAH 2018).

For the first time, this workshop will be co-organized with the ANR project IE CARE (Informatics at school, 3-16 years) and IFIP TC3 […]

31January, 2019

AICA Elects New Leadership Team

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AICA, the Italian Association for Information and Computer Automation, has announced its new leadership team, electing a new president, vice president and treasurer/managing director at its January Steering Council meeting.

Giovanni Adorni, a full professor at the University of Genoa and the Italian national representative in IFIP’s TC 12 (Artificial Intelligence), will serve as AICA president […]

24December, 2018

GI Calls for Greater Effort to Secure Security-Critical Infrastructures

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has used the current reporting on poorly secured water and sewage treatment plants as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for information security at utility companies.

The ‘Act to Increase the Security of Information Technology Systems’ (IT Security Act), in force since 2015 and expressly welcomed by the […]

24December, 2018

ICS Awards New Fellowship

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The Irish Computer Society (ICS) has awarded a Fellowship to Edward McDonnell in recognition of his impressive contributions to the ICT sector.

A prolific inventor and AI expert, Edward is Director of the National Centre for Applied Data Analytics & Machine Intelligence. The Centre, which is funded by EI and IDA Ireland, has over 80 member companies […]

29November, 2018

Digital Platforms Enhancing Commitment and Creating Value: Insights from MedicineAfrica

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Digital platforms and online communities have attracted growing popularity within (and beyond) the IS field. Relevant literature argues that these new configurations have the potential to create different types of value (Barrett, Oborn, & Orlikowski, 2016; Goh, Gao, & Agarwal, 2016).

To further explore how technology contributes to value creation within these contexts, Dr Petros […]

31October, 2018

EHTEL Symposium in Brussels in December

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The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) will stage its 2018 Symposium from 3-5 December in Brussels. With the theme of “Empowered Partners in Health through user-driven digitisation”, the event will explore topics including:

From Lightweight Wellness Apps to Managing Serious Conditions
Transforming Data into Health and Care Management
Patient Journey 4.0: Joint Navigation […]

31October, 2018

PHD Students Present at WCC 2018

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Computer Congress (WCC) 2018. They share their experiences below.

Alexia Pacheco – PhD student, Alexia Pacheco, received an IFIP Digital Equity Committee to participate in WCC 2018.

Alexia, who is part of the Computer Science Graduate Program (PPCI) of University of Costa Rica (UCR), presented a paper in CONFENIS entitled: Designing a Technical Debt Visualization Tool to […]

1October, 2018

Focusing on User-Centred System Design

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The IFIP Working Group 13.2 met from 3-5 September to explore “Methodology for User-Centred System Design” at the University Nice Sophia Antipolis, SophiaTech Campus. The meeting was part of the 7th International Working Conference “Human-Centered Software Engineering” (HCSE).

This edition of HCSE was focused on the interdependencies (overlapping and possibly conflicting dependencies that might occur) between […]