IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
Komminist Weldemariam and Meenal Pore, both of IBM Research - Africa, will be General co-Chairs of the Seventh ACM Symposium on Computing and Development, to be held 18-21 November 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
"DEV 2016 provides an international forum for research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social and economic development. In particular, we focus on contexts where conventional computing solutions are often inappropriate due to various contextual factors —including, but not limited to: cost, language, literacy and the availability of power and bandwidth."