June 12, 2021

IFIP Code of Ethics

At the virtual IFIP General Assembly (GA) held 24th September 2020 GA enthusiastically adopted a new IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.  The Code had been adapted from the ACM Code of Ethics published previously, which itself had been through many years of consultation and development with members of IFIP, IEEE, other national and […]

Jacques Berleur

A Tribute to Jacques Berleur

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Jacques Berleur, who made significant contributions to understanding of the impacts of technology on society. Jacques Berleur (b.1938, d.2020), was born in Namur (Belgium) on July 22, 1938. He received a ‘Civil Engineer’ diploma from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). In November 1961, […]

IFIP Position Paper on E-Waste: taking responsibility

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are often presented as tools that are put to use towards desirable outcomes, such as efficiency, development, security, and now also sustainability. ICT for sustainability and Green IT are increasingly promoted as fields that will produce new knowledge for more sustainable products and practices, countering current challenges such as climate […]

Presentation at the United Nations

At the International Federation for Information Processing’s (IFIP) World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018 in Poznan, Poland, last September, Shamika N. Sirimanne, the Director of the Division on Technology and Logistics at UNCTAD, called for Collaboration between the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and IFIP.  IFIP is a UNESCO-affiliated body (IFIP […]

WG9.4 European Regional Conference in Tirana, Albania looks to indigenous innovation

Working 9.4 has gathered in Tirana, Albania, for a Regional Conference, June 22nd – 24th with Endrit Kromidha of Royal Holloway, University of London, as Program Chair.  Endrit reports: “The aim of the 2018 IFIP 9.4 European Regional Conference was to provide an engaging space for researchers and practitioners to share their work and participate, developing […]

Call for Papers for The 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries

The Working Group 9.4 of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) gathers scholars and practitioners that deal with the issue on how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) affects social development. The theme for the upcoming 2019 IFIP WG 9.4 conference is: “Strengthening Southern-driven cooperation as a catalyst for ICT4D”. See https://2019ifipwg94.net/index.php/call-for-papers for the Call

The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change

MEDIA RELEASE   IFIP Thought Leader to Present to United Nations Wednesday 11 October 2017 – New York USA – IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki will today present to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we live. Mr Ibaraki, who is a […]