Business meeting minutes, Tampa, FL, USA, 13 Dec 2012

IFIP 8.2

Brian Fitzgerald started the business meeting @ 3:05pm

1) Introduction of officers
2) Induction of 2 new members: Philip Raeth and Benjamin Mueller
3) Past conferences report: Turku and Shanghai OASIS
4) Potential Future conferences: joint conference venues:
a. Working conferences
i. UKAIS, April 2014 -- 3 votes
ii. ECIS 2014 Israel -- 2 votes
iii. ICIS 2014 Auckland -- 10 votes
b. OASIS workshop, Milan 2013
c. Under consideration: set regular submission deadlines for predictability

Program for the IFIP WG 8.2 working conference now available

The preliminary program is available for the upcoming IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference on "Shaping the Future of ICT Research: Methods and Approaches" at

September 2012 IFIP Newsletter

The September 2012 IFIP Newsletter is now available at This issue includes articles on the recent World Computing Congress, a global code of ICT ethics, the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), ICT infrastructures, different awards and upcoming conferences including our own upcoming Working Conference in Tampa.

Call for participation: IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference: Shaping the Future of ICT Research: Methods and Approaches

Registration is open now for the IFIP Working Group 8.2 Conference

The IFIP WG8.2 conference will take place in Tampa on December 13-14, 2012 immediately prior to ICIS 2012 in Orlando. We invite you to participate in this exciting event that will include a keynote address by Dr. Allen Lee, research paper sessions on exciting directions in ICT research, and engaging panel sessions. Thought leaders in the ICT community are encouraged to participate and help in forming a vision and agenda for the future of relevant and rigorous ICT research methods and approaches for the next decade. Our goal is to broaden this discussion beyond the Information Systems community to include researchers from the many ICT-related disciplines.

Join us in Tampa for an exciting and personally rewarding workshop. Further information and registration are available at the conference website:

IFIP World Computer Conference community website

You can stay up to date on the latest programme developments for the IFIP World Computer Conference on the community website: The community website offers you the possibility to get in touch with other delegates and speakers and to share your interests.

Video of IFIP President Leon Strous introducing the WCC 2012 in Amsterdam

You can find a video of IFIP President Leon Strous introducing the World Computer Congress 2012 in Amsterdam at

Automation systems

I am in the process of being trained to program and configure automation systems. The concept is very interesting in the sense that given a building without any technology on it, it;s practically an empty shell and when we start to place devices in that building to calculate power usage, control lighting, surveillance, controlled access e.g. biometrics, then we transform these empty shell into smart buildings.

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