T 004, 28/09/2010 (14:00-15:30)
Professional ICT societies in Europe must coordinate their activities effectively if they are to achieve global influence.
Professional societies play an important role by promoting excellence in their fields, impacting on government policies, circulating information and organising events. However, it is clear that Europe suffers from multiple ICT professional societies which tend to be uncoordinated and have different priorities and mandates. This contrasts strongly with North America, where ACM (and IEEE) enjoy large memberships and can affect policy and strategic directions with international reach. The purpose of this session – arranged jointly by ERCIM and ACM Europe – is to exchange views among all interested ICT professionals. A first step might be to prioritise a list of expected functions, which may lead to a structural model for professional ICT societies in Europe.
Web site: http://www.acm.org/
Coordinator: Catherine MARCHAND (ERCIM, Communications, France)
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