Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is an association for
information and communications technology professionals.Its stated aims are "to advance professional excellence in information technology" and"to promote the development of Australian information and communications technology resources" [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=aboutacs] .

The ACS was formed on 1 January 1966 from five state based societies.It was incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory on 3 October 1967.Since 1983 there have been chapters in every state and territory.

Activities

Notable activities are the operation of the various chapters, annual conferences,
special interest groups, and a professional development program. Also, members are required to comply with codes of ethics and professional conduct.

Boards

Young IT - One of the major boards of the ACS is the Young IT (YIT) board which represents members of the ACS under the age of 35. Each state has a YIT board representing the YIT members in that state. Their major activity each year is the YIT Conference with the next one being held in Sydney in May 2009.

Services

"Information Age" [http://acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=list&groID=informationage] is the official publication of the ACS. Peer reviewed research publications of the ACS include:
*"Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology" (JRPIT [http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/jrpit] )
*"Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology" (CRPIT [http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/crpit] )
*"Australasian Journal of Information Systems" (AJIS [http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis] )

Digital Library

The [http://dl.acs.org.au/ ACS Digital Library] contains free journal articles and conference papers.

Related organisations

*Association for Computing Machinery
*British Computer Society
*International Federation for Information Processing
*New Zealand Computer Society
*SEARCC

Special Interest Groups

[http://acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=sig Special Interest Groups] (SIGs) of the ACS include: Architects, Software Quality Assurance, Women in Technology, Business Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Capacity Management, Enterprise Solution Development, Free Open Source Software, Information Security, IT Management, Project Management, Web Services, Consultants and Contractors, IT Security, PC Recycling, Curry SIG, Information Technology in Education, Robotics, E-Commerce, IT Governance and Software Engineering. A recent addition is the [http://education.acs.org.au/course/view.php?id=55 Green ICT Group] on computers and telecommunications for environmental sustainability.

Events

The ACS holds [http://acs.org.au/index.cfm?area=9010&action=event&temID=eventsfilter&taxID=-&date=-&state=-&findevent.x=29&findevent.y=10 events] for members and guests in all Australian states.

Education

The ACS runs the online [http://www.acs.org.au/cpeprogram/ Computer Professional Education Program] (CPEP) for postgraduate education in subjects including: New Technology Alignment; Business, Strategy & IT; Adaptive Business Intelligence; Project Management; Managing Technology and Operations. CPEP uses the Australian developed Moodle course management system and is delivered via the web.

The [http://www.acs.org.au/dit/ ACS Diploma of Information Technology] (DIT) is equivalent to one academic year of a Bachelor of Information Technology at several universities. It has eight compulsory subjects: systems analysis, programming, computer organisation, data management, OO systems development, computer communications, professional practice and systems principles.

ee also

Other Australian computer associations:
*AUUG
*LUGs in Australia
*SAGE-AU

References

# [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=aboutacs "The Australian Computer Society"] , retrieved 16 May 2006.
# [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=acshistory "ACS Historical Notes"] , retrieved 16 May 2006.
# [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=copc ACS Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Practice]
# [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=coe ACS Code of Ethics]

External links

* [http://www.acs.org.au/index.cfm ACS web site]
* [https://www.acs.org.au/youngit/2008conference/ ACS Young IT 2008 Conference]


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