The African Society in Digital Sciences (computer science, mathematics, telecommunications, robotics, …) and their applications is a Pan-African organization. It is an autonomous Africa-wide, professional, non-political, and non-profit making digital sciences organization.
Indeed, specialists in the disciplines of digital sciences have complementary skills to address the challenges posed by for example high-performance computing, modelling of complex systems, artificial intelligence (machine learning, deep learning, NLP, recommender systems, etc.) and computer security (through cryptography or program certification). Together, they are building a scientific approach based on alternating stages of modelling, development and experimentation, implementing a multidisciplinary approach, and working in project teams with the necessary skills. This learned society wants to represent and support this scientific community in Africa.
The Membership of ASDS consists of active individuals and organizations that have made significant contribution to digital sciences in Africa or for the benefit of Africa and subscribe to the present statutes. ASDS membership comprises the following categories :
This category of members consists of scientists and professionals working in the development and applications of digital sciences. Applications for admission as fellow members are considered by the General Assembly, and proposed to the Executive Committee by one and seconded by another fellow member of ASDS, at least one (1) month prior to the meeting of the General Assembly. Joining and annual fees for fellow members, is set by the General Assembly of ASDS.
This category of members consists of persons who have made significant contribution to the objectives of ASDS. Admission to honorary membership is by invitation of the General Assembly on proposition of the Executive Committee. Such members may be invited to attend the General Assembly as observers, but they may not vote.
This category of members consists of Academic institutions that operate in the domain of digital sciences and accept to engage in a close partnership with ASDS:
- Digital Sciences Associations (National or Subregional),
- Higher Education Institutions that have departments of Digital Sciences,
- Digital Academic Departments/Faculties in Higher Institutions,
- Research Institutes and laboratories that make use of digital sciences and its applications,
- National Student Associations of Digital Sciences,
- Companies carrying out work in the area of Digital Sciences etc.
CORPORATE MEMBERS may be invited to attend the General Assembly as observers, but they may not vote.
ASDS may admit as Young Affiliates, early career African scientists and professionals, especially Master, PhD and Post Doc students not more than 30 years old, who have made promising productions in the domain of digital sciences. A young affiliate cannot be a member of the Society.