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Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

Brussels, 25 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. Data-driven innovation is a key enabler of market growth, job creation, particularly for SMEs and startups, and the development of new technologies. It allows citizens ...

   Wednesday, April 25th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


Help us improve your member services now

We've created a survey to help serve you, our members, better. We'd like to hear your honest opinions on the services we provide to members, what you like best and least about your membership, and any ideas you have for the future so we can continue to improve. The survey should take less than 8 minutes of your time, and is completely anonymous. We won't ...

   Tuesday, March 27th


ICS Honourary Fellow Prof Martin Curley appointed new Chief Information Officer for the HSE

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Friday) welcomed the appointment of Professor Martin Curley as the new Chief Information Officer for the Health Service Executive. Professor Curley was appointed following an open recruitment campaign conducted by the Public Appointments Service. This is a key appointment in the context of developing our eHealth infrastructure and supporting health reform.  The HSE Chief Information Officer has ...

  Monday, March 26th


Public consultation launched on the role of voluntary organisations in publicly funded health and personal social services

On behalf of the Independent Review Group established to examine the role of voluntary organisations in publicly funded health and personal social services, the Department of Health has launched a public consultation today (26th March). Responses to the consultation will help the Independent Review Group to examine how the relationship between the State and voluntary organisations in the area of health and social care ...

   Monday, March 26th


Get involved in Tech Week 2018: Ireland's Technology Festival

From 22 to 28 April, the Irish Computer Society will be running Tech Week, a week-long, nationwide festival on everything to do with technology, aimed at students, parents and the public.From coding to gaming, the Internet of Things to drones, Tech Week is a wide-ranging initiative. Activities include nationwide competitions, local events, school tech projects, engagement and awareness raising activities. Now in its fifth year, ...

  Tuesday, March 6th


Blockchain: looking beyond the hype

Businesses would be forgiven for not quite understanding blockchain, but the Irish Computer Society (ICS) is hoping to get them on the right track early.It’s hard to escape the hype that surrounds blockchain. While it’s true that its potential is significant, the real benefits can get lost in the bluster surrounding it. Businesses themselves may want to know what it’s ...

  Monday, February 26th


Call for Papers: The 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 5th, 2018The 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2018, will be held at Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, from June 18th to 21st, 2018. IEEE CBMS 2018 provides an international scientific forum to discuss the latest scientific research developments in the field of computational medicine, biomedical informatics and related fields. During the CBMS symposium, there will be regular and ...

   Tuesday, February 20th


Data in the EU: Commission steps up efforts to increase availability and boost healthcare data sharing

Brussels, 25 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is putting forward a set of measures to increase the availability of data in the EU, building on previous initiatives to boost the free flow of non-personal data in the Digital Single Market. Data-driven innovation is a key enabler of market growth, job creation, particularly for SMEs and startups, and the development of new technologies. It allows citizens ...

   Wednesday, April 25th


Lero wins the TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award

Congratulations to Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, who have been awarded the 2018 TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE).Lero was nominated by the Irish Computer Society, so we are proud that they have been awarded the prize.The TCSE Distinguished Synergy Award is presented annually to a team for outstanding and/or sustained contributions ...

   Friday, April 13th


ENISA publishes the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms

 ENISA has released the first comprehensive study on cyber Threat Intelligence Platforms (TIPs) focused on the needs of consumers, users, developers, vendors and the security research community. The study channels its efforts into identifying some of the key opportunities and limitations of existing platforms and solutions, since information exchange formats and tools remain central items on the agenda of the cybersecurity community in general, ...

   Monday, April 9th


Take part in IT Pro Day 2018!

IT Professionals’ Day is a special day to act as a platform to raise awareness of the IT profession, the potential within the profession, the need for continued professionalism and contribution to society. On this day we are asking everyone to celebrate the contribution of IT professionals in using their talents and innovation to advance society for everyone’s benefit. 1-2-3 ways to ...

  Wednesday, April 4th


EU Network and Information Security directive - 9th May

NIS directive

As part of the EU Cybersecurity strategy the European Commission proposed the EU Network and Information Security directive. The NIS Directive (see EU 2016/1148) is the first piece of EU-wide cybersecurity legislation. The goal is to enhance cybersecurity across the EU. The NIS directive was adopted in 2016 and subsequently, because it is an EU directive, every EU member state has started to adopt national legislation, ...

  Tuesday, April 3rd


WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces*

The European Commission has launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May, for the chance to benefit from EU financing to build free public wireless internet hotspots. The WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces, ...

   Thursday, March 29th


European Processor Initiative: consortium to develop Europe's microprocessors for future supercomputers

The European Commission announces the selection of the Consortium European Processor Initiative to co-design, develop and bring on the market a European low-power microprocessor. This technology, with drastically better performance and power, is one of the core elements needed for the development of the European Exascale machine.The European Processor Initiative (EPI) gets together 23 partners from 10 European countries, with the aim to bring to ...

   Wednesday, March 28th


Help us improve your member services now

We've created a survey to help serve you, our members, better. We'd like to hear your honest opinions on the services we provide to members, what you like best and least about your membership, and any ideas you have for the future so we can continue to improve. The survey should take less than 8 minutes of your time, and is completely anonymous. We won't ...

   Tuesday, March 27th