Find out more about the International Federation for Information Processing, including annual conferences such as OCCE 2024, and how it's structured. 

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

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

  • is the leading multinational, apolitical organisation in Information and Communication Technologies and Sciences 
  • is recognised by the United Nations and other world bodies 
  • has a formal consultative partnership relationship 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 3,500 scientists from academia and industry, and is organised 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 

Many IFIP conferences and events generate proceedings published by the IFIP publisher, Springer. Annually, some 30 to 40 IFIP books are published with more than 15,000 pages of valuable information. The IFIP Library contains more than 500 books, many of them currently sold by IFIP's publisher and by other bookstores, e.g. Amazon.  Among these publications is the IFIP TC3 Journal: Education and Information Technologies (published by Springer). 

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Technical Committee 3 (TC3)

IFIP is structured in Technical Committees (TCs). TC3 is responsible for aspects related to computing and education. The work of TC3 Education is undertaken through the following four Working Groups (WG):  

WG 3.1: Informatics and Digital Technologies in School Education 

WG 3.3: Research into Educational Applications of Information Technologies 

WG 3.4: Professional, Higher and Vocational Education in ICT 

WG 3.7: Information Technology in Educational Management

Learn more about TC3 and its work