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30July, 2020

Aloha from Hawaii: An Update on Learning and Teaching Online during the 2020 Pandemic

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The state of Hawaii is comprised of eight populated islands (and many uninhabited ones in the 2,400 km archipelago), with the majority of the 1,420,491 population (US Census estimate for 2018) living on Oahu, in Honolulu. The public schools (Kindergarten through to grade 12 or K-12) are run by a centralised Department of Education (DOE) […]

30July, 2020

IFIP WG9.5 “Our Digital Lives” Blog

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In the latest issue of IFIP Working Group 9.5’s blog, Vice-Chair Brad McKenna explores the importance of “Digitally Disconnecting in a World of Ubiquitous Connectivity”. Read the full post here  

29June, 2020

GI Working Group Calls for Urgent Changes to German Data Transparency Plans

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Germany’s Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) has criticised the lack of data protection and IT security measures in the Government’s new Data Transparency Ordinance (DaTraV) and called for urgent improvements.

German’s Ministry of Health (BMG) plans to regulate details of the Digital Supply Act (DVG) passed in 2019, including the transfer of data for research purposes. However, […]

29June, 2020

ACS Updates Migration Skills Assessment, Makes Cyber Security its Own Occupation Discipline

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ACS is making changes to its migration skills assessment, effective from 1 July. Under the updated scheme, cyber security will be assessed as its own occupation discipline under ANZSCO Unit Group 2621.

As a result, applicants looking to be recognised for skills as an ‘ICT Security Specialist’ will be assessed under different criteria to the other […]

29June, 2020

Australia’s Top 25 Analytics Leaders Announced

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Silvio Georgio, Australia Post’s General Manager of Data Science, has been ranked as the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) top analytics leader for 2020.

Georgio topped this year’s IAPA top 25 Analytics Leaders program, the third since the list was launched in 2018.

“I feel privileged to work with talent who inspire me, leaders who […]

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 […]