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World Computer Congress - Brisbane 2010

20-23 September 2010 - Brisbane - Australia

Australian Computer Societyifip - International Federation for Information Processing

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World Computer Congress 2010 20-23 September, Brisbane

The 21st World Computer Congress, the flagship event of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), will be held from 20 to 23 September in Brisbane. Hosted by the ACS, this supercharged event, combining 17 IFIP conferences and numerous partner as well as ACS programs, is an ambitious and encompassing panorama of all things ICT.

The vision for the WCC2010 has been to create a world-class forum for ICT practitioners from users, service providers, research and academic communities, covering eight tracks of Deliver IT, Treat IT, Govern IT, Trust IT, Learn IT, Value IT, Play IT and Sustain IT, with speakers from around the world.

Deliver IT covers the latest management and technological trends in wireless communications, enterprise architecture, arti? cial intelligence, distributed and parallel embedded systems, and networks of the future. It is an ideal forum for CIOs, senior ICT management and others to learn, share and network.

Trust IT addresses issues of critical information infrastructure protection, cyber security and privacy, a must for ICT professionals with an interest and responsibilities in improving the trustworthy use of ICT.

Learn IT, with partner organisations the Victorian IT Teachers Association and the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education, will discuss key competencies in the knowledge society and use of ICT in education.

Play IT attends to the impact of ICT on entertainment while Value IT concentrates on the theoretical foundations of information and computation as well as practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems, covering the latest trends on human computer interaction and programming.

Govern IT features ICT governance and ethics, eGovernment and eServices from prominent speakers around the world and senior representatives from the south-east Asia region.

Treat IT deals with major transformation drivers on healthcare and Sustain IT delivers thoughts and innovations on sustainable development through ICT.

The event will provide ICT practitioners in Australia and around the world unprecedented access to key speakers from our industry and beyond, as well as the opportunity to network with some of the leading global ICT minds.

Mark your diary! We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.



Dr Nick Tate is associate director of the Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS), a $100 million program developing and operating collaborative services for researchers. He is based at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). A recent appointment to this role, he was previously director of information technology services at the University of Queensland (UQ) and the director of the Australian National Computer Emergency Response Team, AusCERT, which is based at UQ. He is also a director of the telecommunications carrier, AARNet.

Tate is currently a director of higher ed systems, national treasurer and board member of the ACS and an Adjunct Professor in the School of IT and Electrical Engineering at UQ.

He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, a master's degree in computer science and a PhD in IT security. He is also a chartered engineer, a chartered IT professional, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a Fellow of the ACS. He has 36 years' ICT experience with over 16 years at CIO level. Tate has also been a pilot in the Royal Air force Volunteer Reserve, a city councillor and chairman of a London-based economic think tank.