The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is an umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information technology. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with offices in Laxenburg, Austria. Its members include over 48 national societies and academies of science.
IFIP was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO, originally under the name International Federation of Information Processing Societies (IFIPS). In preparation, UNESCO had organized the first International Conference on Information Processing, which took place in June 1959 in Paris, and is now considered the first IFIP Congress.
IFIP’s activities are centered on its fourteen Technical Committees divided into working groups, which organize conferences, run workshops, and circulate technical papers. These Technical Committees gather national societies working in the field of information technology from over 40 countries, including the world’s two largest and most significant: ACM and IEEE Computer Society.
Between 13th and 14th of September The International Federation for Information Processing Conference was held in the Lecture Centre of PUT (Piotrowo 2).