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Informatics is the study of computational systems. According to the ACM Europe Council and Informatics Europe, informatics is synonymous with computer science and computing as a profession, in which the central notion is transformation of information. In some cases, the term "informatics" may also be used with different meanings, e.g. in the context of social computing, or in context of library science.

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Organizations relating to Informatics

WorldCALL / Valencia, Spain
Access Now / New York NY, USA / Est. 2009
Arab Union of Information Technology / Cairo, Egypt
International Association for Computing and Philosophy / Lower Hutt, New Zealand / Est. 2004
World Federation on Soft Computing / London, UK
Asian Federation of Computer Vision Societies / Seoul, Korea Rep
Asian Association for Foundation of Software / Singapore, Singapore
Society for Bioinformatics in the Nordic Countries / Solna, Sweden
International Network for Information Technology in Agriculture / Bonn, Germany
International Society for Adaptive Behavior / Odense, Denmark
Arab Computer Society
International Association for Computer and Information Science / Mount Pleasant MI, USA
Informatics Europe / Zurich, Switzerland
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Bioinformatica / Santiago, Chile / Est. 2009
Smart City Business America Institute / Sao Paulo, Brazil / Est. 2013
Nordic and Baltic GeoGebra Network / Reykjavik, Iceland
International B Conference Steering Committee / Nantes, France / Est. 1997
Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization / Tunis, Tunisia / Est. 2001
Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Centre / Cairo, Egypt
United Nations Group on the Information Society / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2006
United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society / Macau, Macau / Est. 1989
European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research / Neubiberg, Germany / Est. 1991
UNESCO Office, Cairo - Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States / Cairo, Egypt / Est. 1947
INFOYOUTH - Worldwide Information Network on Youth Related Issues / Paris, France / Est. 1992
International Software Testing Qualifications Board / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2002
Drupal Association / Kortrijk, Belgium / Est. 2006
International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 2005
e-Infrastructure Reflection Group / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2003
Euro-Par Steering Committee / Göttingen, Germany
Latin American Theoretical Informatics Symposium / Stony Brook NY, USA
International Blaise Users Group / Ann Arbor MI, USA / Est. 1992
Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies / Atlanta GA, USA / Est. 2006
European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice / Tallinn, Estonia / Est. 2011
Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change / Paris, France
Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 1998
Formal Methods Europe / Uppsala, Sweden / Est. 1984
ICDL Europe / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 1997
International Institute of Informatics and Systemics / Winter Garden FL, USA
infoDev / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1995
Agile Alliance / Corryton TN, USA
European Magnetic Resonance Forum Foundation / Est. 1982
Ada-Europe / Padua, Italy / Est. 1988
Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium / London, UK / Est. 1998
Global Movement for Digital Freedom / New York NY, USA / Est. 2009
EGI Foundation / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2010
International Grid Trust Federation
CAADFutures Foundation / Eindhoven, Netherlands / Est. 1985
European Forum for ICST / Est. 2011
YAPC:: Europe Foundation
European Network for Social Intelligence

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World Problems relating to Informatics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Computer viruses
Computer-based crime
Non-compliance of computer equipment to Year 2000 transition
Dependence on information technology
Internet traffic congestion
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Electronic waste
Health hazards of computer monitor screens
Computer pornography
Excessive dependence on computer models of complex system behaviour
Computer piracy
Unreliability of computer software
Unauthorized access to computer information systems
Abuse of computer systems
Failure of computer billing
Computer stress

Action Strategies relating to Informatics

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using information technology for education
Promoting digital literacy
Capturing archival materials using digital imaging
Creating bioinformatics
Developing medical informatics
Developing software
Using computers in education
Expanding use of information technology for law
Promoting computer language
Reducing amount of electronic scrap
Using optical telecommunication technology
Globalizing information flow
Developing electronic commerce
Using information technology
Sharing information technology for sustainable development
Fostering regional cooperation on specialized information services
Expanding electronic libraries
Developing internet
Using computer-aided design
Developing smart communities
Designing software
Designing adaptive information technologies
Providing government information on the internet
Developing computer law
Developing an integrated global observing strategy

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