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Swiss IFIP Committee Seeks Applications

The Swiss IFIP Committee seeks applications for Swiss representatives in the following IFIP Technical Committees:

– TC 8  (Information Systems)
– TC 9  (ICT and Society)
– TC 10 (Computer Systems Technology)

Please find details about IFIP, its Technical Committees and the open positions below. If you are interested, please contact Prof. Pierre-André Bobillier (
The application deadline is June 30, 2020.



News from IFIP – SIC (Swiss IFIP Committee) – Invitation for Applications

What is IFIP?

IFIP (The International Federation for Information Processing)  is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO after the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.

Today IFIP has 40 national organisations as Full Members, 3 Corresponding Members and 9 Affiliate Members, representing countries from all regions of the world and international organisations. IFIP maintains friendly connections to specialised agencies of the UN system and nongovernmental organisations (UNESCO, ICSU, IFAC, IMACS, IFORS, IMEKO). IFIP’s mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organisation which encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of Information Technology for the benefit of all people.

Technical work, which is the heart of IFIP’s activity, is managed by a series of Technical Committees and their Working Groups. Each of these committees has two major types of activities: Events and Publications.

Very active in IFIP since its creation in 1960 and although not part of the European Union, Switzerland has not only been a founder of IFIP, but has continued to contribute towards its objectives and activities without interruption through the personal involvement of its representatives. The Swiss Member of IFIP is the Swiss Informatics Society SI. The Swiss representatives are grouped in SIC (Swiss IFIP Committee) and are very active in many Technical Committees and Working Groups. Those with official positions are listed below.

Main functions of an IFIP TC representative

– Provide information to the Technical Committee about latest developments and concerns in Switzerland in order to ensure an international focus for the TC activities.
– Provide information to the interested parties in Switzerland about the TC activities,
– Attend meetings of the TC,
– Annual report and attendance to the SIC annual meeting,
– Offer to host TC meetings and events in Switzerland when feasible, etc…
– Develop funding sources to help support Switzerland’s IFIP participation. e.g. travel for the  working group members; subsidies to delegates to TC international events and for Working Group meetings or Conferences in Switzerland.

The current Swiss representatives are:
General Assembly Member: Prof. Raymond Morel
TC 1 (Foundations of Computer Science): Prof. Thomas Studer, Uni Bern
TC 2 (Software: Theory and Practice): Prof. Peter Kropf, Uni Neuchâtel
TC 3 (Education): Prof. Raymond Morel, Geneva (TC 3 Special consultant)
TC 5 (Information Technology Applications) : Dr. Philippe Dallemagne (TC 5 Secretary)
TC 6 (Communication Systems): Dr. Harry Rudin,(TC 6 Special consultant) and Dr. Stéphane Koch.
TC 8 (Information Systems): open after Prof. Robert Winter’s resignation.
TC 9 (ICT and Society): open
TC 10 (Computer systems Technology): open
TC 11 (Security and Privacy Protection in IP Systems): Prof. Carlos Rieder, Uni Luzern
TC 13 (Human-Computer Interaction): Prof. Denis Lalanne, Uni Fribourg
TC 14 (Entertainment Computing): Prof. Jean-Henry Morin, Uni Genève

Open positions

There are currently three open positions described hereafter.

TC 8 (Information Systems)
Aims: Promote and encourage interactions among professionals from practice and research and advancement of investigation of concepts, methods, techniques, tools, and issues related to information systems in organisations.
Scope: The planning, analysis, design, construction, modification, implementation, utilization, evaluation, and management of information systems that use information technology to support and coordinate organisational activities.
TC 8 has ten Working Groups.
For details see

TC 9 (ICT and Society)
– Develop understanding of how ICT innovation is associated with change in society;
– Influence the shaping of socially responsible and ethical policies, and professional practices.
Scope: to foster multidisciplinary discourse into:
– the role of ICT in the change of particular domains of human activity, including work, the home and private life, governance;
– ethical, political, economic and cultural dimensions of ICT innovation;
– Issues stemming from ICT innovation, such as gender, the phenomenon of virtuality, sustainable development.
TC 9 has ten Working Groups and one Special Interest Group.
For details see

TC 10   (Computer Systems Technology)
– promotion of the State-of-the-Art,
– coordination of information exchange on concepts, methodologies, and tools in the stages of the life cycle of computer systems.
– System and component concepts, architecture and organisation,
– specification, design and verification methodologies of computer systems,
– logical design and fabrication of components and systems,
– evaluation of the parameters of computer systems and components,
– reliability,
– assessment of emerging technologies,
– application specific computer systems and components including peripherals.
TC 10 has four Working Groups.
For details see


Are you personally interested to take over such an international task in one of the TCs? Or do you know somebody suitable and ready for such a task? Please send applications or nominations by e-mail (or postal mail) with a short CV, interests in the field, and other pertinent information to:
Prof. Pierre-André Bobillier (, 128 route de Soral, 1233 Bernex.

Applications will be submitted to the SI Board who is responsible for the election of the Swiss TC representatives.

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2020.

This message has been sent by Martin Glinz, SIRA President

on behalf of
Prof. Pierre-André Bobillier

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The Swiss Informatics Society SI is the association of Informatics professionals in Switzerland.

Die Schweizer Informatik Gesellschaft SI ist der Verband der Informatikfachleute in der Schweiz.

La Société Suisse d’Informatique SI est l’association des professionnels de l’informatique en Suisse.

La Società Svizzera di Informatica SI è l’associazione dei professionisti dell’informatica in Svizzera.