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
IT societiesí 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.
IFIP is incorporated in Austria by decree of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (20th September 1996, GZ 1055.170/120-I.2/96) granting IFIP the legal status of a non-governmental international organisation under the Austrian Law on the Granting of Privileges to Non-Governmental International Organisations (Federal Law Gazette 1992/174).