Future of Information Processing November Events

Two panels took place in November as part of the event series celebrating IFIP’s 60th anniversary. The panels, organised by various members of IFIP, featured experts discussing contemporary topics in information processing.

On 22 November, the eighth panel in the Future of Information Processing Event Series took place online on the topic Future Trends in Databases: From Data Science through Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Computing. The panel was moderated by Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, a member of IFIP WG 2.6 on databases and professor at Fribourg University, and featured five speakers from academia: Tiziana Catarci, Sapienza University of Rome; Monica Scannapieco, Italian National Institute of Statistics; Oscar Romero, The Polytechnic University of Catalonia; Paolo Ceravolo, Milan University; and Sven Groppe, Lübeck University. The panelists discussed emerging topics in database research, such as data engineering technologies supporting data science, issues of data quality in modern application domains, performance optimization with the support of artificial intelligence, and quantum computing for databases, with particular emphasis on future trends.

The following week saw the panel on , Cybersecurity Skills take place on 29 November. The panel was moderated by Steven Furnell of the University of Nottingham and chair of IFIP TC11 on Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. Four expert panelists from industry and academia were featured: Matt Bishop, University of California, Davis; Amanda Finch, The Chartered Institute of Information Security; Jeff Crume, IBM security; and Sanjana Mehta, EMEA, (ISC)2. The panellists discussed issues in hiring and maintaining cybersecurity specialists with the right skillset, considering the role that academic qualifications and industry certifications could play in making standards in cybersecurity skills clear.

All of the past Future of Information Processing Events can be viewed on the IFIP YouTube channel.

Upcoming Events in December

Future of Information Processing Event Series

The Zanzibar Declaration: The Outcomes

6 December 2021 10:45-11:45 CET








The final panel in the series will publicise the main outcomes of a series of events addressing educational and social challenges to achieving “Sustainable Education in a Digital Age of Rapidly Emerging Technologies,” and how to overcome them. This session is under the umbrella of the IFIP TC3 Zanzibar Declaration, which began in March of 2021 and will continue until November of 2021.

This event will be part of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021. In order to attend the event, please first create a participant account and then proceed to register for the IGF here (free of charge). The event may be found here.

Member Society Events

DAMSS 2021: Data Analysis Methods for Software Systems

2 – 4 December 2021








The 12th DAMSS conference will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Supported by IFIP TC 12, the conference aims to bring together professionals from academia, research groups and industry to discuss emerging topics in software engineering and data mining, with the hope that these new networks will result in new research groups and innovative solutions to problems in the field.

 More information is available here