International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The IFIP 60th Anniversary is a cause for celebration, featuring and showcasing the contributions and diversity of works of IFIP, member societies, our many technical committees and working groups, the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), Young IT Professionals (YIT) and other committees to governments, industries, international bodies – including United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the United Nations (UN) – and to the world at large.

IFIP was established under the auspices of UNESCO and holds consultative status with UNESCO.

The IFIP 60th Events Coordination Committee (“#ifip60 Committee”), created and appointed in February this year, is chaired by former ACS president Anthony Wong, now IFIP vice-president.

In May, IFIP announced a call for proposals for 10 virtual events to debate and discuss issues at the intersection of technology and the information society, aligning with the concept and selection criteria in: https://nextcloud.gi.de/s/TxoAeXB7et9FjRY.

The “IFIP 60th Anniversary Future of Information Processing Series”, which forms part of the #ifip60 celebrations of events around the world, will be free and open to the public.

The events will take place between August and December 2021.

At its recent meeting in June, the #ifip60 Committee reviewed the expressions of interest and short-listed ten virtual events.

The upcoming “IFIP Future of Information Processing Series” includes:

No

Future of Information Processing Series

Event Date

1

The Silent Revolution: Software as the Technological Fabric of Society

30/08/21

2

Digital Twin for Cyber-Physical Production Systems

13/09/21

3

Strategic Collaboration of Certification and Education on Data Science

27/09/21

4

IFIP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct: A Document for its Time

04/10/21

5

Decision Making for a Sustainable Global Society

11/10/21

6

Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Security: An Information Processing Imperative

18/10/21

7

Trends on Computing Systems

25/10/21

8

Future Trends in Databases: from Data Science through Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Computing

22/11/21

9

Cybersecurity Skills

29/11/21

10

IFIP TC3 Zanzibar Declaration: The Outcomes

06/12/21

Participation in #ifip60 continues to grow and at the time of writing, 14 member societies and committees have contributed and committed to participate in #ifip60 under the IFIP (Jubilee) Events category with a further 15 events being planned:

Day

Month

Organized by

Location

Description

Website

13

April

IFIP IP3

Virtual

During the WSIS Forum 2021 (organized by UN bodies) Cybersecurity track: Building Cyber Resilience with a Professional workforce

https://itu.zoom.us/rec/share/COeZgdpK3_KJKUouzjRUA47CEJXNiOwxRv4iNL29xEImNkwAzQkgfUu0IbHjL6Sj.XgiUWwGh1t-hCkno

23

June

IFIP TC- 11

Virtual / Oslo

36th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection, IFIP SEC 2021

Panel session IFIP 60 years

Bill Caelli, Yuko Murayama, Basie von Solms, Leon Strous, Louise Yngström, Chair: Steven Furnell

Panel session IFIP and National Computer Societies
David Cook, Jee-In Kim, John Higgins, Liesbeth Ruoff, Terje Wold, Tony Parry, Chair: Moira de Roche

www.ifipsec.org/2021/program.html

24

June

BCS

(UK)

Virtual

BCS Insights 2021

Defining good, doing good. Annual conference welcomes tech leaders and professionals, futurologists, influencers and innovators to discuss the way we use technology today and explore how we create a bright digital future for everyone in society.

www.bcs.org/events-home/bcs-insights/

23 - 25

June

KIISE

(South Korea)

Hybrid

Jeju Island

Annual conference, Korea Computer Congress (KCC) 2021, at Jeju Island. IFIP is the co-host of KCC 2021.

The theme of the KCC 2021 is “Unimagined Futures: Healing and Recovery with K-SW”.

https://www.kiise.or.kr/conference/kcc/2021/

18 - 23

July

SBC

(Brazil)

Virtual

The IFIP's 60th Anniversary session during CSBC 2021 is scheduled for July the 20th, 2021,12:00-13:15 (local time: GMT-3) Title: a global framework for the socially responsible development and application of information and communication technologies.

The main theme of CSBC 2021 is "Innovation and Digital Transformation: Facing the Complexity and Uncertainties of the Contemporary World”

https://csbc.ufsc.br/

31

Aug

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL)

Virtual

CSSL Policy Dialogue on Digital Safety and Hygiene is an initiative under CSSL CONTRIBUTE pillar of 2021 strategic plan.

This event is organised as a member event to mark and celebrate #ifip60 and Invitees from IFIP will resource persons of the panel.

27 - 1

Sept. / Oct.

German Informatics Society (GI)

51st annual conference; Informatik 2021

As a first event from Germany within the IFIP jubilee year we aligned our annual conference and integrated the logo: Mike Hinchey and Gabriele Kotsis will hold welcome addresses and the crucial parts will be held in English and therefore be interesting for the IFIP community (and beyond).

https://informatik2021.gi.de/en/

https://informatik2021.gi.de/en/informatik-2021/speakers

28

Sept.

IFIP

Virtual

IFIP Virtual jubilee event – on the day declared by the UN as the (annual) International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI)

29

Sept.

Western Sydney University and ACS TC12

(Australia)

Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

12

Oct

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL)

CSSL CEO Conclave is a new addition to CSSL’s flagship event at the 39th National Information Technology Conference (NITC). It is a CEO breakfast meeting.

This event is organised as a member event to mark and celebrate #ifip60 and Panellists will include invitees from IFIP

18 - 19

Oct.

Swedish Computer Society

(Sweden)

Stockholm

ITARC 2021

dfs.se

25-27

Oct.

IPSJ

(Japan)

6th IFIP Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction

ITDRR-2021 provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present their latest R&D findings and innovations. The conference is especially focused on the various IT aspects and challenges of coping with disaster risk reduction.

https://www.itdrr-2021.com/

2

Nov.

IFIP IP3 and IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE)

Never waste a good crisis: building a trustworthy digital infrastructure: www.ipthree.org and www.itprofessionalism.org

4 – 5

Nov.

IFIP Domain Committee IoT

Amsterdam / hybrid

4th IFIP International Internet of Things (IOT) Conference

http://ifip-iotconference.org/