O IEEE no Fórum de Governança da Internet

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By Justin Case, JD, Advisor for International Affairs and Technology Policy, IEEE Standards Association

The IEEE is pleased to participate in the next Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in 2015, which takes place between the 9th and 13th of November in João Pessoa, Paraíba, as part of our overall efforts to connect the voice of the technical community to the formulation global policies for Internet governance, cyber security and privacy, and to inform the debate and decisions, as well as to help ensure best practices and reliable technological solutions.

On Monday, the 9th of November, the IEEE will hold a session entitled "Internet Governance, Security and Privacy in 2030", between 14pm to 18pm. The session will feature panels and activities to discuss the current and future Internet as well as to discuss regional issues from a global perspective. The panels will have the format of short presentations followed by interactive discussions among participants. The session participants will participate also a viewing session to discuss the challenges and issues that impede progress in the approach to security and privacy in the current and future Internet. Also, they will identify and prioritize the key or key issues and outline possible opportunities and solutions, also including possible steps to be taken to help address the challenges and problems identified.

The IEEE will hold an open forum entitled "IEEE in IGF: Promoting Technology for an Open Internet" on Friday, November 13th. This open forum will present the IEEE and its mission to promote technology for the benefit of humanity. The session will describe how the IEEE's technical communities working to develop technological solutions to support an open Internet and sustainable development through technological areas and industrial sectors, as well as discuss how to IEEE working with partners to scale world, on issues related to open standards, Internet governance, cyber security and privacy.

In addition, the session will present the effort in the IEEE's Internet Technology Policy connecting, worldwide, engineers, scientists, industry leaders and others involved in an array of industrial and technology with policy experts to help improve understanding technology and its implications and impact on Internet governance issues. Moreover, this effort focuses on awareness of public policy issues and processes of global technical community. Renowned for its open and transparent collaboration, IEEE uses synergies between its global technical community in many related fields of industry knowledge and expertise to call for dialogue neutral platforms to help address policy issues related to Internet governance, the cybersecurity and privacy.

The IGF was established during the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 and 2005. The IGF is an annual event that brings together stakeholders from government, civil society, the technical and academic community, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations to discuss Internet governance issues on equal terms. The Group Multisectoral Advisor calls on all interested parties to submit proposals for various types of sessions for the IGF and creates the agenda for the event. The eight main themes for the IGF 2015 are Cybersecurity and Trust, the Internet Economy, Inclusion and Diversity, Openness, Strengthening Multisectoral Cooperation, Internet and Human Rights, Critical Internet Resources, and Emerging Issues.

The sessions will be broadcast live for those who can not attend in person. Links will be posted the day before the start of the IGF. Additional information can be found at intgovforum.org/cms/remote-participation.

We look forward to their presence in Singapore. For more information, please contact us at internetinitiative.ieee.org.