Latest issue of UPGRADE out now

The latest issue of UPGRADE isnow available. The issue features a monograph entitled "2010 - Emerging Information Technologies" which identifies the dominant technological trends in the 2010s and future scenarios in the ICT industry. The guest editors of this monograph are Alonso Alvarez-García (Technology Observatory, Telefonica R&D, Spain), Heinz Brüggemann (Director of the Celtic Office, Heidelberg, Germany), Victor Amadeo Bañuls-Silvera (Pablo de Olavide University, Spain) and Gregorio Martín-Quetglas (Valencia University, Spain).

The UPGRADE European NETwork section includes an article on Green ICT from the Italian journal Mondo Digitale. The article describes how a software-based approach aimed at making information system configuration more effective will lead to a reduction in energy consumption and will allow a longer use of PCs.

The CEPIS NEWS section providesan update on some of the interesting projects of CEPIS and its Member Societies. This section highlights CEPIS' activities at two prestigious events that have recently taken place - the World Congress on IT 2010 (WCIT) and the1st European Workshop on Computing and ICT Professionalism. The principal goals of the European Commission's ‘Digital Agenda' are also presented in this section along with an invitation to take part in the CEPIS Professionalism Survey on the Characteristics and Benefits of Professionalism in IT and information about the CEPIS Software Quality Special Interest Network.

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