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					The
International
Federation for
Information
Processing (IFIP)

Prof Basie von Solms
   (South Africa)
     President
ifip
   is a non-governmental, not-for-profit umbrella
    organisation of national learned societies working
    in the field of Information Technology (IT)
   was established in 1960 under the auspices of
    UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer
    Congress held in Paris in 1959
ifip
   is the leading multinational, non-political organisation in
    Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences,
    recognised by United Nations and other world bodies
   comprises IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering
    all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million
   links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry,
    organised in 101 Working Groups reporting to 13 Technical
    Committees
   provides an unparalleled global scientific coverage from
    theoretical foundations of IT to the relationship between IT
    and society including hardware, software, and networking
    technologies
   addresses issues critical to developing countries, such as the
    application of IT in health, fighting poverty, access to
    education, environment
              IT Societies from 56 countries or regions


ifip      Andorra
          Argentina
          Australia
          Austria
                      Czech Republic
                      Denmark
                      Ethiopia
                      Finland
                                       Korea
                                       Lithuania
                                       Malaysia
                                       Mauritius
                                                     Slovakia
                                                     Slovenia
                                                     South Africa
                                                     Spain
Members   Belgium     France           Netherlands   Sri Lanka
          Botswana    Germany          New Zealand   Sweden
          Brazil      Greece           Nigeria       Switzerland
          Bulgaria    Hungary          Norway        Syria
          Canada      Iceland          Oman          Thailand
          Chile       India            Poland        United Kingdom
          China       Ireland          Portugal      USA based / ACM
          CLEI        Italy            Russia        USA based / IEEE
          Croatia     Japan            Serbia        Zambia
          Cyprus      Kenya            Singapore     Zimbabwe

            Affiliate IT international or regional organisations
          CEPIS       IMIA             SEARCC        VLDB
 ifip
  Technical Committees
TC1    Foundations of Computer Science
TC2    Software: Theory and Practice
TC3    Education
TC5    Computer Applications in Technology
TC6    Communication Systems
TC7    System Modelling and Optimization
TC8    Information Systems
TC9    Relationship between Computers and Society
TC10   Computer Systems Technology
TC11   Security and Protection in Information Processing Systems
TC12   Artificial Intelligence
TC13   Human-Computer Interaction
TC14   Entertainment Computing
      ifip
      TC9     Relationship between Computers and Society

      South Africa’s TC 9 Representative :
                              Dr Jackie Phahlamohlaka
WG 9.1 Computers and Work
WG 9.2 Social Accountability
       SIG 9.2.2 Framework on Ethics of Computing
WG 9.3 Home Oriented Informatics and Telematics
WG 9.4 Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
WG 9.5 Applications and Social Implications of Virtual Worlds
WG 9.6/11.7 Information Technology: Misuse and The Law
WG 9.7 History of Computing
WG 9.8 Women and Information Technology                       
WG 9.9 ICT and Sustainable Development                        
Within
            IT member societies find a forum for sharing
             experience, and discussing challenges and

ifip     
             opportunities
             TCs and WGs contribute to, and often lead,
             progress in the state-of-knowledge and state-
             of-the-art: voluntary work of its WG members is
             catalysed into creative synergy, with societal
             relevance
        ifip
    scientific and technological leadership



   is provided by WG membership, whose individuals
    excellence is warranted by peer selection
   is asserted by the organisation of some 80 highest quality
    international events, and the publication of some 30 new
    books annually that are distributed worldwide
ifip
Present IFIP Projects/Major Events


• IP3 Program (International IT Professional Status)

• IFIP Digital Library

• Major Events:

                     IFIP World Computer Congress (IFIP
                  WCC):
                              Paris 1960, ... Milan 2008,
                  Brisbane 2010)

                     World IT Forum for Developing
                  Countries (WITFOR)
                          ... Gaborone 2005, Addis Ababa 2007,
Activities in SA in 2008


• This WG 9.4 Workshop

• International TC 6 Symposium (WICTD)
  in Pretoria in October

• International TC 9 HCC8 Conference
  in Pretoria in September

•TC 9/WG 9.4 Workshop
 in Pretoria in September
               2nd IFIP International Symposium on
               Wireless Communications and
               Information Technology in Developing Countries




        6 — 7 October 2008
CSIR Conference Centre, CSIR Campus
       Pretoria, South Africa
          International TC 9
Human Choice and Computers Conference
                                        (HCC8)

    The theme for the HCC 8 conference is
      Social dimensions of ICT policy.

              25 – 27 September 2008

               University of Pretoria
          IFIP WG 9.4 - University of Pretoria
                   Joint Workshop
                23-24 September 2008

Theme: Towards an ICT Research Agenda for
       African Development

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for
academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers
working in the field of ICT in Africa to exchange ideas
and experiences on various topics within the field.
Welcome to this IFIP event


Enjoy the day!!!!

				
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