December 2010 IFIP Newsletter available

The December 2010 IFIP News is available on the web at This issue includes a message from the IFIP President, an article about the recent World Computer Congress, news from IFIP‘s General Assembly 2010, and articles about members and working group activities.

Minutes of the TC 8 Business meeting, Brisbane, Australia

Attached are minutes from the recent TC 8 Business meeting held in Brisbane, Australia. TC 8 is the parent organization for WG 8.2.

Business meeting minutes, St. Louis, MO, USA, 12 December 2010

IFIP WG 8.2 Business Meeting
St. Lous, MO, USA, 12 December 2010

Available IFIP Proceedings

The following IFIP proceedings are available for sale from the IFIP Secretariat (

Title TC
Education and Technology for a Better World 3
Balanced Automation Systems for Future Manufacturing Networks 5
Growth and Development of Computer-Aided Innovation 5
Leveraging Knowledge for Innovation in Collaborative Neworks 5
Precision Assembly Technologies and Systems 5

Minutes of IFIP's General Assembly 2010 held in Brisbane, Australia

The minutes of the IFIP's General Assembly 2010 held 25-26 September in Brisbane, Australia are available on the IFIP Website:

IFIP WG8.2 Newsletter Oct 2010

News from the Perth Conference (with lots of photos), upcoming events, the web-site, awards for 8.2ers, message from the 8.2 Chair etc etc

New President of IFIP

Mr Leon Strous is the new President of IFIP, for the period from September 2010 to September 2013, replacing professor Basie von Solms. Mr Strous is an IT Auditor employed by De Nederlandsche Bank, which is the Dutch central bank. He has been a Vice-President of IFIP from 2007 – 2009 and the President-elect from 2009 – 2010. From 2001 – 2007 he has been the chair of IFIP’s Technical Committee 11 covering the aspect of Information Security. He is the national representative in IFIP for the Dutch Computer Society (NGI). Please see the attached press release for more details.

IP3 Recognition and Acceptance Model Press Release

For your information, attached is a press release from the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), a project of IFIP, regarding mutual acceptance of professional certifications by accredited IFIP Member Societies.

Summary of WG 8.2 Research from 1990-2009

These slides are from a presentation done by Michael Myers and myself (Nancy Russo) at the 2010 IFIP WG8 8.2/8.6 Working Conference in Perth.

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IFIP Newsletter

The September 2010 IFIP newsletter is attached. It includes articles about the upcoming World Congress and news from the various technical committees and working groups (including 8.2).

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