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New SI Board Members Elected

On its general assembly of May 12, 2022, the Swiss Informatics Society SI has elected/re-elected its board and president for a two-year term (2022-2024).   Francis Baud has been re-elected as president of SI. Nora Sleumer and Iris Zeyda have been elected as new SI Board members. The board members […]

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Become a Member of SI

https://swissinformatics.org/membership/registration Networking As an SI member, you are part of a respected and active network of computer scientists and  IT professionals. As a member of SI you are able to join  one or more of the SI Special Interest Groups (SIG). Events Members receive invitations to SI’s Swiss Digital Summit Members receive invitations events organised by SI […]

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Dangerous mathematics?

Algorithms are ubiquitous in our society. They automate human thought and decision processes with the help of mathematical formulas. But how rational are these data-based decisions? And how do we distinguish useful from dangerous algorithms? The topic of “artificial intelligence” divides society. Some see it as a great opportunity, others […]

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The Swiss Digital Finance Conference!

Since 2016, the Swiss Informatics Society has been co-organizing the Swiss Digital Finance Conference at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) as part of a partnership. Prof. Dr. Georges Grivas from the HSLU is responsible for the management of the conference. He is lecturer and head of […]

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Digital sovereignty for a secure future in the cyber age

Digital sovereignty is increasingly recognized as a success factor in the cyber-dominated age. The pandemic makes us very aware of the opportunities and, at the same time, the extreme dependence on IT technologies. As a spokesperson for the GI Economic Advisory Board, I hold discussions with IT experts from business, […]

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Voeux de fin d’année! Frohe Feiertage! Season’s Greetings!

Dear members, dear colleagues, At the end of the year, I was keen to look back on the highlights of the Swiss IT landscape. The first global event was the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. If this virus has unfortunately had negative effects on the population in terms of health, it has also […]

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Documenting and Preserving Heritage Creatively

News Digital Heritage SIG In 2018, the Digital Heritage SIG organised an exhibition with the Zurich artist Peter Grenacher focusing on his research with the Ishango Bone, which was presented in the ETH Zurich and seen by several hundreds visitors. In the same vane, the Digital Heritage SIG in collaboration […]

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GI-Dissertationspreis 2020: Neuer Algorithmus für “Problem des Handlungsreisenden”

Für seine herausragende Doktorarbeit zum mathematischen Problem des Handlungsreisenden erhält Jakub Tarnawski den Dissertationspreis der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) Berlin, 30. September 2020 – Dr. Jakub Tarnawski erhält den mit 5.000 Euro dotierten GI-Dissertationspreis, eine gemeinsame Auszeichnung der Schweizer Informatik Gesellschaft (SI), der Österreichischen Computergesellschaft (OCG) und der Gesellschaft […]

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Editorial for the autumn issue 2020

Dear SI members, Dear SIDM readers, The spotlight of this issue of Swiss Digital Magazine features two articles on hot topics, albeit seemingly independent of each other. The first of the two spotlight articles explores the question of why computer science should become an obligatory subject in compulsory schooling, i.e. […]

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SI In Review: A Report

The Swiss Informatics Society (SI) faced several challenges in the past year. Some of them were mastered very successfully; while others remain a burden to the future. All though the Covid-19 crisis and the certification business provided SI with real challenges, there was significant growth in other areas of operation […]