Types of Membership

Membership of IFIP is open to national and international ICT societies, plus professional associations, scientific academies etc. in the ICT field. For historical reasons, at the present time most of our members are Country Representative Members (formerly known as 'Full Members').

As well as applications from ICT societies in countries not currently represented, we would welcome applications from potential new Members at Large, both National and International.

For general enquiries about membership, contact the IFIP General Secretary Eduard Dundler (eduard.dundler@ifip.org).

Country Representative Members

  • In each country one general ICT society with professional individuals as main membership base or one group (association / federation) of such societies can become a Country Representative Member. Such a society or group of societies should be not-for-profit and cover the whole or the largest part of the field of information and communication technologies. The society or group of societies must be representative for the scientific and professional ICT communities in the country.
  • If no national general ICT society or group of such societies exists or if such a society or group does not wish to become a Country Representative Member, one national society or group of societies that is focusing on either scientific activities or on non-scientific activities may become a Country Representative Member. Such a society or group of societies should be not-for-profit and cover the whole or the largest part of the field of information and communication technologies. The society must be representative for the scientific or professional ICT communities in the country.
  • If none of the above mentioned societies or groups of societies exist in a country, an Academy of Sciences, university or government body can be considered as a Country Representative Member.

Members at Large

  • Any national general ICT society with professional individuals as main membership base or group (association / federation) of such societies can become a Member at Large. Such a society or group of societies should be not-for-profit and cover the whole or the largest part of the field of information and communication technologies. The society or group of societies must represent a fair part of the scientific and professional ICT communities in the country.
  • Any national society or group of societies that focuses on either scientific activities or on non-scientific activities may become a Member at Large. Such a society or group of societies should be not-for-profit and cover the whole or the largest part of the field of information and communication technologies. The society must represent a fair part of the scientific or professional ICT communities in the country.
  • Any international scientific or professional society may become a Member at Large. Such a society should be not-for-profit and may cover the whole, a large or a specific part of the field of information and communication technologies. The society must be representative on an international scale for the respective communities.
  • As part of the admissions process Members at Large are classified as either international or national. International Members at Large have the same voting rights as Country Representative Members, national Members at Large have reduced voting rights and in return will pay a reduced fee.