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Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V. (FIfF)

Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility

Goetheplatz 4
28203 Bremen

Phone No.: +49 (0) 421 - 33 65 92 55
Fax No.: +49 (0) 421 - 33 65 92 56
Contact person: Stefan Hügel


The Computer Scientists' Forum for Peace and Social Responsibility (FifF) was founded in 1984 and works towards technical developments which respect human dignity and contribute to the protection of democracy, basic rights and peace.

Within the framework of their professional ethics, our members advocate peaceful cooperation between all peoples and want to advance friendly international relations. Computer science ought to serve everyone, lightening their work load, improving their living standards and helping to avert damage.

Main issues:
• Freedom of information
• Monitoring and privacy protection
• Education
• War and armament
• Strong democracy
• Tackling myths

Our activities:
• Annual seminar: FifF organises a 2-3 day public seminar at a different venue each year, on changing topics. Invited guests give lectures, run workshops and further education courses, and there are discussions on the theme of the day.
• Study prize: FifF awards a prize for excellent final theses showing the interplay between computer science and society. Thereby FifF encourages substantial interdisciplinary debate on this subject and raises public awareness of problematical developments.
• Publications: the quarterly magazine “FifF Communication” contains information about current issues, problematical developments and innovative concepts in the area of computer science and society.
• FifF is also one of the contributors to the series of books “Critical Computer Science”, published by LIT, as well as producing information brochures on topical subjects, intended to encourage critical debate.

Stefan Hügel is the president of the Computer Scientists' Forum for Peace and Social Responsibility (FifF)

On request we can offer other net participants advice, give a presentation, and provide up-to-date information and contacts on the subject of the technical consequences of computer science.


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