The 41st Congress of the Brazilian Computer Society (CSBC 2021) will feature a special session marking IFIP’s 60th Anniversary.

IFIP President, Mike Hinchey, will deliver a speech on the topic of, “IFIP: a Global Framework for the Socially Responsible Development and Application of Information and Communication Technologies”.

The event will take place on 20th July 2021 at 12.00-13.15pm Brazil time (GMT-3) as part of CSBC 2021, Brazil’s largest annual computer science conference which typically brings together around 1,000 academics, researchers, students and professionals from across Brazil and abroad to present and discuss the latest scientific, technological, educational and political developments in computer science.

This year, the event takes the theme of “Innovation and Digital Transformation: Facing the Complexity and Uncertainties of the Contemporary World” and will include 25 parallel events, with activities such as technical sessions, keynotes, panels, meetings, symposiums, workshops, as well as courses, training and contests targeted at graduate and undergraduate students.

The congress will address the challenges faced in an increasingly dynamic, complex, and uncertain world, highlighting the role of computing technology as a key tool to boost innovation and the transformations that can lead to solutions for the obstacles currently faced by our society.

While new risks, uncertainties, and adversities have emerged due to the Covid-19 pandemic, new opportunities have also been created. In this context, all segments of our society increasingly require and are influenced by computer systems and the Internet. The combination between computing technology and innovation is vital for the digital transformation of strategy, structure, culture and processes within organizations.

By exploring this theme, CSBC seeks to bring out both technological innovations and the social, environmental, economic, ethical and cultural impacts that result from these solutions in order to achieve sustainable development.

CSBC 2021 will be hosted in the city of Florianópolis from 18-23 July 2021 and organised by UFSC (Federal University of Santa Catarina) and UNIVALI (University of the Itajaí Valley). Remote attendance will be allowed due to the pandemic. More information about the congress can be found at