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Congratulations to all on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Every year on 17 May, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTIIS).

This annual celebration of information and communication technology (ICT) commemorates the anniversary of the founding and signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.

WTIIS 22 focuses on “Digital Technologies for Older Persons and Healthy Aging”, reflecting the defining demographic trend of the 21st century. There are currently over a billion people aged 60 and over in the world. In view of the general aging of the world’s population, ITU is promoting the dissemination of digital solutions as a key element of the UN Decade of Healthy Aging.

At the same time, societies are making great efforts to understand the prospects that this trend can open up. Telecommunications combined with information and communication technologies (ICTs) can support healthier aging as well as help build smart cities, fight age discrimination in the workplace, ensure financial inclusion of the elderly and support millions of caregivers around the world.

The Institute of the Information Society congratulates all its partners, regardless of their age, on this international holiday and wishes everyone good health and successful mastering of technologies!

   

Happy Victory Day!

Dear colleagues, partners and friends!

Congratulations to all you on the anniversary of the great Victory over nazism. Let us preserve the memory of the feat of the multinational Soviet people over madness and nightmare. Let us remember with gratitude those who courageously fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War and those who helped in the rear. Let us honor the memory of those who died for our victory. We will not let anyone mock the memory of our soldiers’ bravery!

Happy Victory Day!

   

Congratulations to friends, partners and colleagues on the International Workers’ Day!

The Labour Day is celebrated on the first of May because it was on this day in 1886 that Chicago workers went to a rally and appealed to the American government demanding better working conditions. Strikes took place in New York, Detroit and other cities, but Chicago turned out to be the hottest spot on the map of the United States.

A few years later, in the summer of 1889, the Paris Congress of the Second International decided to hold annual demonstrations on May 1 – in honor of those who suffered and died fighting for a just cause in Chicago.

May Day in our country acquired an official status after the Great October Socialist Revolution and became known as “Day of the International”. Already in 1917, a parade dedicated to this holiday was held. Since 1970, the first days of May in our country have been officially called the Days of International Solidarity of Workers. Since 1992, it has become known as the “Day of Spring and Labor”.

Today, the International Workers’ Day is celebrated by more than 140 countries, but not everywhere the holiday takes place in early May. May 1 is an official holiday in Austria, Mexico, Greece, Latvia, Nigeria, Germany, Singapore, Hungary, Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, France, Turkey and other countries.

We congratulate all our friends, partners and colleagues on this wonderful holiday and wish you success in all your affairs and spring mood!

   

The second issue of the Information Society journal for 2022 has been published

Time flows – eras, technologies and centers of influence change, but there have always been and will be unshakable things that we remember from time to time. I now remembered the “Conversations” of Plutarch, the ancient Greek writer and philosopher of the Roman era, who lived almost two thousand years ago and left behind a rich literary, philosophical and, as we would put it today, journalistic heritage. In the work “The Feast of the Seven Wise Men” by Plutarch, it is described how once Periander, who ruled Corinth, convened learned men at his place so that they could speak intelligently among themselves at the meal. The reason for the conversation was the dispute between the Ethiopian and Egyptian kings over one border area. In order not to fight, they decided to compete by asking each other riddles.

The wise men reasoned and decided that the answers to these riddles were not very successful. Then one of them, namely Thales of Miletus, got down to business, and this was his version of the answers to the most important questions: “The most beautiful thing is the universe, for everything that is harmonious enters into it as a part. The biggest thing of all is space, because the universe embraces everything else, and space embraces the universe itself. The most reasonable thing is time, because it has already revealed something, and it will open something else. The most essential of all is hope, for even those who have nothing else have it. Virtue is most useful, for it makes good use of things and makes everything useful. The most harmful thing is vice, for it spoils things most of all by its presence. The strongest of all is inevitability, for it is unshakable.”

The words of Thales, even in our difficult times, can set anyone in the right mood: do not lose hope for the best, do your job virtuously and accept the inevitable, no matter how it may seem to us today and now. After all, a reasonable time sooner or later will put everything in its place. Therefore, we continue to serve our country and our community of interested researchers and specialists, working with new articles.

The second issue of 2022 is distinguished by great thematic diversity: in addition to the most popular headings “Digital economy”, “Information society and state power”, “Education in the information society”, “Information Society and law”, it presents works in the headings “Fundamental research in the field of information society”, “The human in the information society”, “Information Society and mass vedia”, “Sports and tourism in the information society”, as well as “Foreign experience. International cooperation”. Here are collected articles by authors from Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, St. Petersburg, Ulan-Ude and Vladivostok, as well as the work of our Baku colleagues from the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

Among the authors of the issue are three doctors and ten candidates of sciences, as well as their young colleagues, whose academic degrees and titles are just ahead. The appearance of the results of research by erepresentatives of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (university) of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the Institute for Research on International Economic Relations of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation in our portfolio is quite indicative. Now when the world economic landscape is changing, this kind of work can be extremely useful and interesting for our audience. Time opens new doors for us.

All content of the issue is available on the journal’s digital platform.

   

Yuri Hohlov and Valentin Padzhev participated in the IV extraordinary meeting of TC 164 “Artificial Intelligence”

On March 3, 2022, an extraordinary meeting of the technical committee for standardization “Artificial Intelligence” was held. The meeting was held in online format (see video).

The main issue submitted for consideration by the chairman of TC 164 (S.V. Garbuk) was bringing the composition and structure of the Committee into line with GOST R 1.1-2020. During the preliminary discussion, it was decided to complete the activities of the working groups (WG 01 “Fundamental standards”; WG 03 “Quality of artificial intelligence systems”; WG 04 “Applied technologies of artificial intelligence”; WG 05 “Artificial intelligence in education”), and also adjusted composition of subcommittee members (SC 01 “Artificial Intelligence in Health Care”, SC 02 “Data” and SC 03 “Artificial Intelligence in Transport”).

Another important issue on the agenda was the updating of the Perspective Standardization Program “Artificial Intelligence” for 2021-2024. Currently, working groups have been formed in three sectors: healthcare, transport and education. They will have to build roadmaps for the development of AI standards for these industries.

Also during the meeting, a report was heard from the responsible secretary of TC 164 Olga Mironova on the results of the work of the Committee for 2021 and plans for 2022. In addition, the meeting was attended by:

  • Specialist of TC 164 secretariat T.V. Tolstunova with a report on the new provision on TC 164 and standard provisions on subcommittees;
  • Deputy Director for Research, Scientific and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow City Health Department, Deputy Chairman of TC 164 / PK 01 “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare” A.V. Vladzimirsky with a report on the special working group on updating the Perspective Standardization Program in the priority area “Artificial Intelligence” for 2021-2024 (hereinafter referred to as the Perspective Standardization Program) in the field of healthcare, as well as on the results of the work of TC 164 / PC 01 for 2021 and plans work for 2022;
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Information Society, Chairman of TC 164 / PK 02 Yu.E. Hohlov with a report on the results of the work of TC 164 / PK 02 “Data” for 2021 and work plans for 2022;
  • Director of the Academy of Intelligent Transport Systems in the Automobile and Road Complex of the Russian University of Transport (MIIT), Chairman of TC 164 / PC 03 “Artificial Intelligence in Transport” S.V. Zhankaziev with a report on the special working group on updating the Perspective Standardization Program in the transport industry, as well as the work plans of TC 164 / PC 03 for 2022;
  • First Vice-Rector of Volgograd State University V.A. Dziedik with a report on a special working group on updating the Perspective Program for Standardization in Education;
  • Representative of National Technologies LLC O.V. Nikolaenko with a proposal to establish a procedure for considering applications for membership in TC 164 and to send for familiarization to member organizations of TC 164 the protocols of voting on draft national standards.

Members of TC 164 and representatives of interested organizations were able to ask questions to experts, receive up-to-date information on the work of the Committee, and also develop a common position on the agenda.

Among the experts who participated in the meeting was V.V. Padzhev, director of legal programs at the Institute of the Information Society.

Source: Press service of TC 164

   

Meet the first issue of the Information Society journal for 2022

Tatiana Ershova, editor-in-chief of the magazine, writes in her address to readers:

“In the heading of my first address this year to our authors, readers and reviewers, I took out a piece of Bashkir wisdom: “Let hope be ahead, and support behind.” We have a really powerful support: our journal has been published for 33 years, and behind us is a huge experience and support of well-known and respected people, some of whom are members of the editorial board of the journal, while others write or comment on articles for it.

Unfortunately, sometimes our true friends leave us. Last year, two wonderful people passed away who had been by our side for many years, gave us advice, shared their invaluable experience and knowledge, and supported us in difficult times.

Yasen Nikolaevich Zasursky, the patriarch of Russian journalism, died on August 1, 2021. His life was closely connected with the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 1999, when the Institute of the Information Society, together with the Russian Academy of Engineering, took over the publication of the Information Society journal, Professor Zasursky joined its editorial board because he was very interested in this topic. Yasen Nikolaevich took an active part in the work of the council and largely influenced the formation of our editorial policy and criteria for assessing the quality of articles.

Dmitry Semenovich Chereshkin, widely known in Russia and in the world as a major specialist in the field of system analysis of information processes, left us on December 17, 2021. Dmitry Semenovich has also been a member of the editorial board of the journal since 1999, and was one of its most productive authors and reviewers. His recommendations helped to achieve a high quality of publications, expand our geographical and thematic range, and strengthen the prestige of the journal.

Both Yasen Nikolaevich and Dmitry Semenovich lived a long life, having crossed the 90-year mark. We will forever keep the bright memory of these wonderful people and outstanding figures of the Russian and global information society, who left a bright mark on it. We express our deepest condolences to their families, relatives, friends and colleagues.

Following the advice of our older friends who have always kept up with the times, in 2020 we switched to the digital format of the publication of the journal, which made the editorial process much more efficient. We are trying to achieve a high culture of publishing scientific and expert materials at the international level, demanding from the authors the most responsible attitude to the content and design of their articles.

All materials, with the exception of the works of members of the Editorial Board, go through peer review, for which we involve highly respected experts from various subject areas. On behalf of the editors, I sincerely thank all the reviewers for their gratuitous noble work for the benefit of science.

Since 2021, we have begun assigning digital identifiers to articles, which helps scientists find the necessary publications and simplifies reporting for employees of scientific and educational organizations.”

All content of the issue is available on the journal’s digital platform.

   

IIS leader spoke at the plenary session of ITaMM-2022

On February 10, 2022, the XI International Scientific and Practical Conference named after A.I. Kitov “Information technologies and mathematical methods in economics and management” (ITaMM) took place at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The conference was dedicated to the memory of Anatoly Ivanovich Kitov, the pioneer of cybernetics, the founder of domestic military informatics and medical informatics, who made a great contribution to the theory and practice of algorithmic programming languages, information retrieval systems, global computer networks and automated control systems (ACS).

ITaMM-2022 was co-organized by the Federal Research Center for Informatics and Control of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Laboratory of Information Technologies of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

The main attention of the participants of the event was focused on the urgent problems of the development of the digital economy and digital business. The basic vector of the conference was “The Common Digital Space for Economic Interaction as a Task of Achieving Digital Sovereignty and Subsequently Granting it to Partner Countries” (in the light of the implementation of the Presidential Decree No. 633 of 08.11.2021).

The plenary session of the conference was devoted to the consideration of topical issues of the creation and use of advanced information technologies and mathematical methods in the field of economics, management and education. The main attention of the participants of the event was focused on the current problems of the development of the digital economy and digital business.

The following reports were presented at the plenary session:

  1. Ivanov Vladimir Viktorovich, corresponding member of RAS, deputy president of RAS – Problems of scientific support of the strategic planning system
  2. Kitova Olga Viktorovna, doctor of economics, head of the Department of Informatics of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics – Ideas and developments of Academician V.M. Glushkov in the field of strategic planning and management
  3. Pastukhov Alexander Vladimirovich, general director of JSC Russian Technical Society (co-authors of the report: V.A. Kitov, A.O. Gurdus) – TPFI as a single space for digital information interaction. Background and perspectives
  4. Hohlov Yuri Evgenievich, full member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, chairman of the Board of directors of the Institute of the Information Society – Big data and artificial intelligence for the socio-economic development of Russia
  5. Koren’kov Vladimir Vasilievich, doctor of technical sciences, professor, director of LIT JINR – Digital platforms for megascience projects and socio-economic applications
  6. Malinetsky Georgy Gennadievich, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, head of sector of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics (co-author: V.S. Smolin) – Short flight. Flight. Got it?
  7. Poltev Sergey Valerievich, head of Modern ECM Solutions department, Electronic Office Systems Companу – Digital era and electronic document management

Detailed information about the conference can be found on its website. The broadcast of the conference is also available on YouTube.

   

Yuri Hohlov commented to Novye Izvestia about the possibility of YouTube being banned in Russia

After the ban on broadcasting of the German channel Deutsche Welle as a response to the expulsion of RT from the German media market, talks about banning YouTube in Russia resumed again. Novye Izvestia discussed with experts whether this is possible and what will come out of it.

Yuri Hohlov, Chairman of the IIS Board of Directors, commented:

“It is one thing to make a political decision to block online services, and another thing is a technical possibility. There is a technical possibility, and there will be no problems with this. We have examples of online platforms that did not comply with the requirements of the legislation on the localization of personal data in Russia and were blocked, we do not have access to them. It has been implemented.

Starting in January 2021, Roskomnadzor has two laws on the basis of which YouTube in Russia may stop working. The first law on “landing” – the storage and processing of user data in Russia – was adopted earlier. Google ignores it – at least for now. In order to disable the service under the second law, nothing depends on the corporation itself – the Russian authorities can disable any platform and any media if they consider that Russian media are offended in the countries where these services came from.

When Telegram got into trouble, the whole country watched as Roskomnadzor tried to turn off the messenger. Dozens of VPNs immediately appeared, with the help of which everyone who wanted to have Telegram, including the Russian elite, could freely use it. Now VPN owners are also required to go through the same landing procedure, but, as experts say, you can’t keep track of everyone.

You can’t do that with YouTube.”

The full text of the article “Is it possible to turn off Youtube in Russia, and what will come out of it” with the opinions of a number of experts can be found on the Novye Izvestia website.

Source: Novye Izvestia, February 5, 2022

   

IIS informs with deep regret of the death of Dmitry Semenovich Chereshkin, one of its founders

Dmitry Semenovich Chereshkin was one of the founders of the Institute of the Information Society. From the very beginning, he greatly influenced the IIS strategy and throughout the entire period of its existence since 1998 has been actively involved in its work. Since 1999, he has invariably been a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific and analytical journal “Information Society” published by our institute and made a huge contribution to its development. All these long years we have been bound by warm and friendly relations.

Dmitry Semenovich was born in 1931. After graduating from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, he received the specialty of an engineer for the automation of radio devices (1956). Then he worked at the Strela Design Bureau, engaged in the design of homing heads for various types of missiles. In the mid-1960s, he worked as a teacher at the Forestry Institute, taught courses on nonlinear automatic systems and automated control systems. Then he worked as Deputy Director for Science of the Main Computer Center of the Ministry of Forestry.

Since 1976 he worked at the Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences (formerly VNIISI), heading (since 1997) the laboratory for system analysis of informatization processes. He is one of the leading ideologists of the processes of informatization of the Russian society, a responsible executor and scientific supervisor of many research projects of theoretical and applied plans in the field of computerization and automation of large organizational and control systems.

Under his scientific guidance and with direct participation in 1990-2000, the main theoretical and methodological provisions of the strategy of the country’s transition to the information society have been developed, which determined the main directions of the state policy of informatization carried out by the Ministry of Communications of Russia. D.S. Chereshkin made a great contribution to the development of the Concept of State Information Policy, approved by the relevant Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

In 1995, a team headed by prof. Chereshkin developed the Concept of Information Security of the Russian Federation, which formed the conceptual basis of the Information Security Doctrine of the Russian Federation adopted in 2000. He solved complex methodological problems of assessing the effectiveness of information security systems, assessing the risks of information security breaches. The results of these works have received wide recognition and practical implementation in the information security system of the Central Bank of Russia. Prof. Chereshkin’s great achievement is the creation of a new specialty of the Higher Attestation Commission – “Information Security”.

D.S. Chereshkin was directly involved in the formation and functioning of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences: he created the section “Informatics and Cybernetics” and became its chairman, and was soon elected vice-president of the Academy. He also was the chairman of the board of National Association of Electronic Commerce Participants.

Besides, he was a member of the expert councils of the Higher Attestation Commission of Russia and the RFBR, in which he took an active part, as well as member of dissertation councils of the Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. More than 10 Ph.D. theses were defended under his supervision. He is author of over 250 scientific papers recognized by the scientific community.

Doctor of technical sciences, professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, D.S. Chereshkin is widely known as a prominent specialist in the field of system analysis of information processes. He was a member of the International Group on Information Security in Telecommunications, an expert of the EU Data Protection Committee, and Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council under the Information Security Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

The IIS team will forever preserve the bright memory of a wonderful person and an outstanding figure in the Russian information society.

   

Institute of the Information Society congratulates colleagues and partners with the upcoming year 2022

Dear colleagues, partners, and friends!

The IIS team congratulates you on the upcoming year 2022 and wishes you new successes, new hopes and achievements in the new year.

We wish you all strong health, personal happiness and optimism!

Happy holiday and fruitful vacations!