The Swiss Informatics Society


The SI represents the computer science profession in Switzerland: professionals with a university degree or equivalent qualification, educational and research institutes, and companies that contribute to computer science. It networks its members and represents their interests in politics, education, business and research. The SI is primarily active in the following areas: Coordination of Higher Education (Education and Research) by SIRA, coordination of technical exchange in the national and international level through the special interest groups of the SI, coordination of computer science alumni organizations by SI alumni, and promotion of computer science talent at all levels, and of e-Literacy with ECDL SI.

The SI is an association under Article 60 the Swiss Civil Code with headquarters in Bern. Natural and legal persons may join as members of the association. More information can be found in the Statutes of the SI. (in German)

Vision and Mission

(adopted at the General Assembly of the SI of 25 November 2006 in Zurich)


– The Swiss Informatics Society promotes awareness of the importance of informatics in society.

– The Swiss Informatics Society is the professional and trade association of informatics in Switzerland and is open to membership to all informatics professionals.

– The Swiss Informatics Society supports its members in their professional and technical development andencourages social contact and exchange of experience.

– The Swiss Informatics Society actively represents the professional interests of all informatics professionals indealing with the authoritiesbusiness and the public at regionalnational and international levels.

– The Swiss Informatics Society promotes continuing education for informatics professionals in Switzerland at all levels.

– The Swiss Informatics Society is committed to the sustainable and responsible application of informatics and also supports the interests of end users.



The “Ethics” working group has analyzed the ethical guidelines and professional guidelines of numerous computer science organizations  and, starting from the “Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct” of the ACM, drafted a proposal adapted to Swiss conditions.

These guidelines are intended to set standards for professional conduct for all informatics professionals in Switzerland.

  • Download Code of Ethics of Swiss Informatics Society   (English)
  • Download Ethik-Richtlinien der SI  (German)


The current version (1.0) of the guidelines was approved for publication and consultation by the SI Board on June 2, 2005. Extensive discussions followed, and the guidelines came formally into effect on January 1, 2006, after a consultative ballot of the members of SI.
The Code of Ethics are binding on all members of the SI.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our group Ethics working group



The SI promotes information and communications technologies (ICT) in Switzerland in research and practice. The SI is the largest association of informatics professionals in Switzerland, with about 2,000 members, both with and without academic degrees, working in science, business, government and education. SI is represented in the following national and international bodies:


ICTswitzerland: The umbrella organization of ICT organizations in Switzerland

CEPIS: Council of European Professional Informatics Societies

IFIP: International Federation of Information Processing Societies

SIC: Swiss IFIP Committee

Strategy Group “i-12” on information technology: A study group of professional societies in computer science and its applications from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


The SI cooperates closely with the German Informatics Society GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik).

SI is the representative of the popular international certificate  ECDL (European Computer Driving License) in Switzerland.


Section Romande SISR

SI members residing in the francophone Cantons of Switzerland are automatically members of the Section Romande SISR. All other SI members can join the SI-SISR by simply sending to one of the secretariat (see footer) to join.


International Federation for Information Processing

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies
Council of European Professional Informatics Societies

Groups and Sections
sites, pages or blogs

(Other groups are welcome
to apply for their own)

SI Magazine
News and articles
(open for members comments)

SISR Magazine
The Swiss french section selection
of ICT related topics
(open for members comments)

Swiss Group for Artificial Intelligence
and Cognitive Science
(an archive of past events presentations)

Swiss eAccessibility Forum
An SI hosted URL of the
ICT-Accessibility Group

The node for all levels
digital education topics
(Under construction)

The Multimedia Group’s blog
(Under construction)

Social Responsibility
An emerging group’s blog
(Under construction)

Digital Arts
An emerging group’s pages
(Under construction)