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ACS Week In Review: 13 September 2013

Friday, 13 Sep 2013

ACS seeking expressions of interest for TSA Leadership Group

The Telecommunications Society of Australia is part of the ACS, it’s the “C” in ICT. To have your say in Telecommunications policy, TSA events and more, every ACS member can join the TSA for free here

The TSA is calling for nominations for ACS TSA Board positions, with nominations closing on September 15. Interested parties can nominate at

Whatever your interest in telecommunications, we invite you to take the time to explore our events, news, contacts, papers and information relating to the industry.

Senator Stephen Conroy to deliver 2013 ACS Telecommunications Address

The Honourable Senator Stephen Conroy will be delivering the 2013 ACS Telecommunications Address on October 11, 2013 at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. Senator Conroy has a long and distinguished history in Government, having served as the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for almost 6 years.

Hosted by the Australian Computer Society, the address will bring together some of the leading minds in telecommunications in Australia for an informative and entertaining session covering the development of telecommunications and the issues that will affect the ongoing growth of the sector in Australia.

You can register for this event by visiting

ACS to support ethics research

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has been chosen to partner in a major study into ethics within the information technology industry. The study is being conducted by Dr Yeslam Al-Saggaf, Prof John Weckert and Dr Oliver Burmeister of Charles Sturt University and will continue work that has been ongoing for almost a decade.

The purpose of the research will be to identify common ethical issues encountered in the day to day practice of Information Technology Professionals and develop effective, real world solutions to them. The research will take place across 4 stages over the next 12 months and will utilise online and face to face research techniques.

“This research will be the first major study into the ethical conundrums faced by information technology professionals that will also identify positive solutions to those issues. Since 2003 we have been researching these issues and as we see technology and qualifications change we also see greater prevalence of ethical issues.” Dr Al-Saggaff said.

Members can complete the survey by clicking this link

ACS congratulates Tony Abbott and the coalition on their election victory

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has today congratulated Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott and the Liberal National Party coalition on their victory in the federal election. Over the last 6 years, the ACS has worked closely with Government Ministers and their departments on key policy initiatives, and looks forward to doing so with the new Government over the next parliamentary term.

ACS Chief Executive Officer Alan Patterson spoke of the relationship between Government and the ACS. “As the peak representative body for information and communications technology (ICT) professionals in Australia, our relationship with Government is critical in helping advance the success of our members and the ICT profession. For many years we have worked extensively at a Ministerial and departmental level to help deliver better outcomes for our members and the wider economy.”

eResearch Australasia: Delivering eResearch for the masses

This October research and Information Technology (IT) communities come together in Brisbane to shape the future of eResearch. Immerse yourself in the exciting world of eResearch by attending presentations, birds of a feather (BoF), point/counterpoint, workshops, developers’ lounge and more. 

eResearch Australasia, now in its 7th year, aims to aid the development of eResearch by bringing together a wide range of participants to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information. 

The conference will be at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 20 – 25 October 2013.

This year’s theme is ‘Delivering eResearch for the Masses’

For further information please visit

To view the program and workshops, please visit

To register, please visit