The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) will stage its 86th National Convention next month, from 15-17 March 2024. 

In conjunction with the Japanese-language convention, IFIP’s International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is running an event focused on the ISO/IEC 24773 project. 

Tetsuro Kakeshita, IPSJ’s IP3 Board representative, said the event will be entitled: International Standard for Advanced IT Professionals to be Published Soon: New ISO/IEC 24773 Series and International Accreditation System at IFIP IP3.

It will include presentations by Associate Professor Kakeshita along with representatives of the IPSJ CITP certification program and ISO/IEC JTC1/ SC7/WG20.

ISO/IEC 24773 is an ISO standard series that defines requirements and guidance for certification schemes for software and systems engineering professionals. Ten years of effort by IEEE Computer Society, INCOSE and Japanese stakeholders will culminate in its ISO adaptation by 2024. 

IPSJ has supported the development of this standard and has promoted ISO compliance for the Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP) certification system. 

On the other hand, IFIP IP3 has been studying an international accreditation system for the ISO/IEC 24773-compliant certification system. In this symposium, they will introduce these efforts and discuss the significance of software engineers for the future software society, which is becoming increasingly DX-oriented.