1October, 2018

Journey Back in Time

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History of Computing in Eastern Europe – a conference report

By Martin Schmitt (Potsdam, Germany), Co-Chair of WG 9.7


The history of computing is not universal, but always locally bound. This principle of the history of technology was at the core of this year’s conference of IFIP Working Group 9.7 “History of Computing”.

Inspired by the […]

30September, 2018

EESC Develops Opinion on Digital Gender Gap

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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has developed an exploratory opinion on the Digital Gender Gap to help inform discussion on this critical issue.

With women currently occupying around 20 per cent of technical ICT roles, the exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament to feed into a debate on “Digitalisation and the […]

30September, 2018

GI Appoints New Fellows

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has appointed Debora Weber-Wulff and Ralf Steinmetz as Fellows for their outstanding services to computer science during a ceremony at INFORMATIK 2018.

In announcing the awards, Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath, GI President, paid tribute to the outstanding achievements of the two committed members.

Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff is a university lecturer who […]

30September, 2018

Frieder Nake Awarded Inaugural Klaus Tschira Medal

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The German Informatics Society (GI) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation have awarded the inaugural Klaus Tschira Medal to Frieder Nake.

GI President, Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath, said Nake is an outstanding scientist who researched and documented the interactions between computer science and artistic and socio-political processes in a timely and sustainable manner.

The Klaus Tschira medal […]

31August, 2018

IP3 Promotes Duty of Care

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An article by IFIP IP3 Chair, Moira de Roche, on “Duty of Care and Artificial Intelligence” has been highlighted on the ITU website in the lead-up to its premier event, ITU Telecom World, being held in South Africa in September.

Ms de Roche is an invited speaker at this event, where she  will address the topic […]

31August, 2018

12th WISTP to Explore Security Issues

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The 12th WISTP International Conference in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP’2018) will be held at the “Palais des académies” in Brussels, Belgium, 10-11 December 2018.

Organized by IFIP Working Group 11.2 “Pervasive Systems Security” and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the conference will feature a session dedicated to presenting the many activities of WG11.2.

Future […]

31August, 2018

Innovation Arabia 12 Calls for Papers

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Innovation Arabia 12 has announced a Call for Papers for the conference to be held in Dubai in February 2019.

With the theme of “Building Smart Communities: Balancing Innovation, Change and Transformation”, the conference will operate tracks in the areas of:

Quality & Business Management;
Smart Learning;
Health & Environment; and
Artificial Intelligence.

Organised by the Hamdam […]

31August, 2018

CSSL ICT Awards 2018

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The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the premier organization dedicated to promoting and improving professional standards in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector of Sri Lanka has called nominations/applications for its ‘CSSL ICT Awards 2018’, which celebrates excellence in ICT.

‘CSSL ICT Awards 2018’ will be held for the sixth consecutive year this […]

31August, 2018

CSSL Joins Seoul Accord

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The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has been inducted into the Seoul Accord as a Provisional Member at the recent Seoul Accord Meeting in Cambridge, UK.

CSSL President, Yasas Abeywickrama said it was an historic achievement for the society, IT higher education and Sri Lanka at large.

“Through the hard work of many individuals over […]

31July, 2018

NITC Scheduled for October in Colombo

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Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, will be the chief guest at this year’s National Information Technology Conference (NITC), which will take place from 2-4 October 2018 in Colombo.

Organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), NITC has taken the theme of “IT Changes Everything” for its 36th annual event, which expects to attract over […]