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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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