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Governance

The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

Call for Expressions of Interest

DO YOU WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FACE OF ICT IN AUSTRALIA?

 

Do you have the expertise to help develop the foundational standards upon which future generations will build their ideas? Are you a national or international leader in your field? Are you wanting to help build your personal profile both locally and aboard? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek candidates to represent the ACS in the following positions:

 

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

Technical Committee 2 - Software Theory & Practice COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims: To obtain a deeper understanding of programming concepts in order to improve the quality of software by studying all aspects of the software development process, both theoretical and practical.  

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:

The scope of the committee encompasses all aspects of the software development process including the specification, design, implementation and validation of software systems. Areas of present activity are:

  • Formal models of software concepts
  • Programming languages and techniques
  • Models for information storage and processing
  • Program support environments
  • User interfaces to software systems
  • Software quality
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

Technical Committee 8 - INFORMATION SYSTEMS COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims: To promote and encourage interactions among professionals from practice and research and advancement of investigation of concepts, methods, techniques, tools, and issues related to information systems in organisations.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:

The planning, analysis, design, construction, modification, implementation, utilization, evaluation, and management of information systems that use information technology to support and coordinate organisational activities including:

  • Effective utilization of information technologies in organisational context;
  • Interdependencies of information technologies and organisational structure, relationships and interaction;
  • Evaluation and management of information systems;
  • Analysis, design, construction, modification and implementation of computer-based information systems for organisations;
  • Management of knowledge, information, and data in organisations;
  • Information systems applications in organisations such as transaction processing, routine data processing, decision support, office support, computer-integrated manufacturing, expert support, executive support and support for strategic advantage plus the coordination and interaction of such applications;
  • Relevant research and practice from associated fields such as computer science, operations management, economics, organisation theory, cognitive science, knowledge engineering, and systems theory. 
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

Technical Committee 9 - ICT & Society COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims:

To develop understanding of how ICT innovation is associated with change in society and to influence the shaping of socially responsible and ethical policies and professional practices.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:

The TC9 fosters multidisciplinary discourse into:

  • The role of ICT in the change of particular domains of human activity, including work; the home and private life; governance.
  • Ethical, political, economic and cultural dimensions of ICT innovation.
  • Issues stemming from ICT innovation, such as gender, the phenomenon of virtuality, sustainable development.
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

Technical Committee 14 - Entertainment Computing Committee MEMBER

Aims:

To encourage computer applications for entertainment and to enhance computer utilization in the home, the technical committee will pursue the following aims:

  • To enhance algorithmic research on board and card games
  • To promote a new type of entertainment using information technologies
  • To encourage hardware technology research and development to facilitate implementing entertainment systems, and
  • To encourage non-traditional human interface technologies for entertainment.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:
  • Algorithm and strategy for board and card games (algorithms of board and card games, strategy control for board and card games, level setup for game and card games)
  • Novel entertainment using ICT (network-based entertainment, mobile entertainment, location-based entertainment, mixed reality entertainment)
  • Audio (music informatics for entertainment, 3D audio for entertainment, sound effects for entertainment)
  • Entertainment human interface technologies (haptic and non-traditional human interface technologies, mixed reality human interface technologies for entertainment)
  • Entertainment robots (ICT-based toys, pet robots, emotion model and rendering technologies for robots)
  • Entertainment systems (design of entertainment systems, entertainment design toolkits, authoring systems)
  • Theoretical aspects of entertainment (sociology, psychology and physiology for entertainment, legal aspects of entertainment)
  • Video game and animation technologies (video game hardware and software technologies, video game design toolkits, motion capture and motion design, interactive story telling, digital actors and emotion model)
  • Interactive TV and movies (multiple view synthesis, free viewpoint TV, authoring technologies)
  • Edutainment (entertainment technologies for children's education, open environment entertainment robots for education)
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-006 -  Industrial Process Measurement, Control & Management Committee Member

Aims: Standardisation in the field of safety requirements of electrical/electronic/programmable electronic (E/E/PE) safetyrelated systems.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:

Included:

  • Applies to all types of E/E/PE safety-related systems, including protection systems and control systems 

Excluded:

  • Does not apply to medical equipment in compliance with the IEC 60601 series (HE-003). 

 

NOTE: An E/E/PE safety-related system covers all parts of the system that are necessary to carry out the safety function, i.e. from sensor, through control logic and communication systems, to final actuator, including any critical actions of a human operator

EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-015: SOFTWARE & SYSTEM ENGINEERING Committee Member

Aims: To coordinate, develop, disseminate and promote Standards for Software and Systems Engineering in Australia and New Zealand and to contribute to the international development of Software and Systems Engineering standards.

Term Period:

2 years
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-019: Information & Documentation, Information Technology - Learning, Education, Training and Research

Aims:

Standardisation of interoperable ICT services in learning, education, training, research and preservation, in particular in the fields of:

  • Practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centres, museum documentation, indexing and abstracting services and information science
  • Information technologies for learning, education, training (ITLET) to support individuals, groups or organisations, and to enable interoperability and reusability of resources and tools, and
  • Research data management and curation

Term Period:

2 years
Scope: Included:
  • Technical interoperability, including standardsation of protocols, schemas, etc, and related models and metadata for processes used by information organisations and content providers, including libraries, archives, museums, publishers, and other content producers
  • Identification and description, including standardisation of information identifiers, description and associated metadata and models for use in information organisations and content producers and providers
  • ITLET vocabulary, collaborative and intelligent technologies, participant information, management and delivery, quality assurance and descriptive frameworks, supportive technology and specification integration, culture, language and human functioning activities

Excluded:

  • Publications that define educational standards, cultural conventions, learning objectives, or specific learning content
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-021: Records & DOcument Management COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims:

Standardization of:

  • Practices, processes and functions relevant to Recordkeeping and Document Management (the management of documents, records and archives) to ensure authoritative and reliable information and evidence of business activity
  • Managerial frameworks to enable systematic control of creation, capture, registration, classification, access, preservation and disposal of records and documents in any format
  • Specification of frameworks within which technical solutions should exist Advocacy of Recordkeeping and Document Management as an essential managerial function to other industry bodies (National and International)
  • Maintanance of former MS-004 Micrographics and Image Management standards
  • Participation in ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/Records Management and ISO/TC 171 Document management applications subcommittees.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope: Included:
  • Establishing a managerial framework to ensure the systematic control of records
  • Processes involving capture, indexing, storage, retrieval, distribution, presentation, migration, exchange, preservation and disposal
  • Requirements for quality records
  • Functional requirements for the design of technological solutions used for the creation and management of records, including business applications
  • Document and content management applications, web-based applications
  • Implementation, inspection and quality control procedures for storage, use and preservation of records, including supporting metadata  Maintenance of quality and integrity during the exchange of records (and metadata) between systems
  • Procedures and processes supporting legal admissibility, integrity and security of records
  • Management of related audit trail information
  • Preservation microfilming, microfilming readers, computer output microfiche 

Excluded:

  • Technology and technical processes
  • Cinematography, raw materials, photographic processes, aspects of optical media dealing with hardware. 
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-030: IT Governance COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims:

Participate in the work of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 40 – IT service management and IT Governance and to provide Australian input into this Subcommittee and its Working groups. IT-030 is the National Mirror Committee for ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 40.

Additionally to prepare Australian/New Zealand standards in the field of digital governance, which includes guidance to governing bodies and executive management on evaluating, directing and monitoring the use of information technology, IT enabled services, and IT enabled investments within their organizations, provided to and obtained from other organizations.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope: Included:
  • The governance of information technology
  • Management of IT projects
  • Contracting in IT projects

Excluded:

  • Systems and Software Engineering 
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-038: Cloud Computing & Distributed Platforms COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims: Standardisation in the area of cloud computing and distributed platfoms

Term Period:

2 years
Scope: Included:
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
  • Service Level Agreement
  • Interoperability and Portability
  • Data and their Flow Across Devices and Cloud Services 
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

IT-042: INTERNET OF THINGS & RELATED TECHNOLOGIES COMMITTEE MEMBER

Aims:

Standardization in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies. 

Term Period:

2 years
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

JTC1: Joint Technical Committee - Strategic Advisory Committee MEMBER

Aims:

The ISO/IEC JTC 1 Strategic Advisory Committee (JTC 1 SAC) is to provide high level strategic and policy input through Standards Australia on our engagement with ISO/IEC JTC 1 (JTC 1) in relation to matters concerning ICT in Australia.

The JTC 1 SAC will advise Standards Australia as the National Member Body to JTC 1 on the appropriate direction and level of involvement on matters concerning ICT in Australia.

The JTC 1 SAC will interface with Australia’s JTC 1 technical mirror committees in their specific domains however will operate at a high level and not override the responsibility of such groups.

The JTC 1 SAC members will only communicate with the JTC 1 Secretariat when ratified to do so by Standards Australia as the National Member Body to JTC 1, as the communication must be in alignment with the agreed national position. This is in accordance with the JTC 1, ISO and IEC directives.

Term Period:

2 years
Scope:

Included:

  • JTC 1's scope is 'Standardization in the field of information technology' and the JTC 1 SAC will be responsible for the provision of high level strategic advice to Standards Australia on Australia’s position regarding this work.

Excluded:

  • The development of Australian Standards•Decisions on technical issues as the JTC 1 national mirror committees will continue to have sovereignty in this area. The strategic guidance provided by the Australian JTC 1 SAC will however complement this work.
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

MB-012: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Committee MEMBER

Aims: To review and consider documents produced by: ISO TC 258 – Project Management and prepare Australian input into this committee and its subcommittees. 

Term Period:

2 years
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

Standards Australia

OB-007: Risk Management Committee MEMBER

Aims: Responsible for the development of Australian Standards and associated handbooks on Risk Management

Term Period:

2 years
EOI Closure Date:  28th November 2019

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest by via email to [email protected] and include:

 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda and providing technical leadership in emerging technology areas. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS Representative is set consciously high

  1. Expertise: Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice of ICT and has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning.
  2. Networks and Spheres of Influence: Has relevant industry connections
  3. Accountable: Can deliver committee objectives & measures and can provide written reports detailing key outcomes
  4. Commitment and Passion: Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking, has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy, is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member and has no conflicts of interest
  5. Leadership Capabilities: Is resilient, flexible, a strong communicator both written and verbal, is a strategic thinker and is influential

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Positions are limited to ACS members and are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession
  • Limted budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses.
  • Successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee.
  • Minimum expectatoin is for successful nominees to attend the majority of committee meetings which are generally held four times per year typically via videoconference. In addition members would also be expected to contribute to committee initiatives. 
  • Successful nominees are required to complete an induction, including the understanding of ACS Rules & Regulations, Governance and Organisational Structures.