The SIC (Swiss IFIP Committee) is an SI workgroup whose members are the Swiss delegates to the IFIP General Assembly and to the IFIP Technical Committees. It meets once a year to discuss the annual reports of the TC rep’s, past and future activities, participation in Swiss associations and events, issues with IFIP and its TC’s, etc. 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 an aftermath of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959. The SIG Special Interest Group provides information concerning IFIP Federation and its various bodies and promotes various aspects of the Swiss participation and contributions to IFIP and makes all efforts to emphasize the value for Switzerland as an IFIP member.
Today IFIP (The International Federation for Information Processing) has 56 national organizations as Full Members, 3 Corresponding Members and 9 Affiliate Members, representing countries from all regions of the world and international organizations. IFIP maintains friendly connections to specialized agencies of the UN system and nongovernmental organizations (UNESCO, ICSU, IFAC, IMACS, IFORS, IMEKO). Technical work, which is the heart of IFIP’s activity, is managed by a series of Technical Committees. Each of these committees has two major types of activities: Events and Publications. IFIP’s mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organization which encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of Information Technology for the benefit of all people. More information can be found at the following link:) http://www.ifip.org/