The International Federation for Information Processing, usually known as IFIP, is an umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information technology. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Its members include over 48 national societies and academies of science. WG9.2 is one of the IFIP working groups, which deals with ‘Computers and Social Accountability’. This working group is part of an IFIP technical committee on the ‘Relationship between Technology and Society’.
The Namur Award
The Namur Award is made for “an outstanding contribution to the awareness of social implications of information and communication technology”. It was created to draw attention to the need for an holistic approach in the use of information technology in which the social implications have been taken into account.
The Namur Award is a biennial award to be accorded for an outstanding contribution with international impact to the awareness of social implications of information technology. The purpose is to draw attention to the need for an holistic approach in the use of information technology in which the social implications have been taken into account. The general criterion is that of an outstanding contribution with international impact in the field of social implications of information technology. The contribution can be in the form of a publication, design, lecture, or any other project. The may also be granted for a special action, accomplishment or achievement of any other kind within the scope of the Namur Award. The Namur Award consists of a commemorative plate and a certificate.