• is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences
  • is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies
  • has a formal consultative partnership relation with UNESCO
  • represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million
  • links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry, organized in more than 101 Working Groups reporting to 13 Technical Committees
  • sponsors 100 conferences yearly providing unparalleled coverage from theoretical informatics to the relationship between informatics and society including hardware and software technologies, and networked information systems
  • has its website on www.ifip.org

Within IFIP

  • IT societies’ members find a meeting place for sharing experience, and discussing challenges and opportunities
  • TCs and WGs contribute to, and often lead, progress in the state-of-the art knowledge and practice

IFIP scientific and technological leadership

  • is warranted by WG membership, based solely on individual excellence
  • is asserted by the organization of some 100 highest quality international events, and the publication of some 30 new books annually that are distributed worldwide

Formally IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.