International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)


IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization of national societies working in the field of information processing. IFIP’s principal aims are to foster international cooperation, stimulate research and development, encourage education and disseminate information. IFIP’s mission is to be the leading, truly international, apolitical organization that encourages and assists in the development, exploitation and application of IT for the benefit of all people. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO.


Elected member of IFIP Board 2008-2011 and 2011-2014

IFIP Executive Committee member 2013-present.

Elected Vice-President 2013-2016

Chair of IFIP Admissions Committee

Chair of IFIP Statutes and Bylaws Committee

Chair of IFIP Website Task Force

Member of IFIP Activity Management Board

Member of IFIP Publications Committee

Member of IFIP Finance Committee

Formerly member of IFIP Technical Assembly, Marketing Committee

Formerly Series Editor for the IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) series of books, published by Springer

Awarded IFIP Silver Core 2010 for services to the Federation.


Chair of Technical Committee 12 (Artificial Intelligence) 2003-9, Vice-chair 2009-present and UK Representative since 1998.

Chair of Working Group 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications) since 2003

The Technical Committee has members from over 35 countries. The Committee organises a programme of AI events on a worldwide basis as well as providing a forum for international collaboration.

Technical Committee 12 has Working Groups in nine major areas of AI:

Working Group 12.1 - Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Working Group 12.2 - Machine Learning and Data Mining

Working Group 12.3 - Intelligent Agents

Working Group 12.4 - Semantic Web

Working Group 12.5 - Artificial Intelligence Applications

Working Group 12.6 - Knowledge Management

Working Group 12.7 - Social Networking Semantics and Collective Intelligence

Working Group 12.8 - Intelligent Bioinformatics and Biomedical Systems

Working Group 12.9 - Computational Intelligence

Chair of Working Group 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications) since 2003


Joint Programme Chair for AIAI-2004: The First IFIP Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, Toulouse, France, August 23rd-26th 2004
(Part of the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC 2004, Toulouse, France, August 22nd-27th 2004)
Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2004
Programme Chair for IFIP AI-2006: Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice, Santiago, Chile, August 21st-24th, 2006
(Part of the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC 2006, Santiago, Chile, August 20th-25th, 2006)
Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2006

Programme Chair for IFIP AI-2008: Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice, Milan, Italy, September 7th-10th, 2008
(Part of the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC 2008, Milan, Italy, September 7th-10th, 2008)
Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2008

Programme Chair for IFIP AI-2010: Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice, Brisbane, Australia, September 20th-23rd, 2010
(Part of the IFIP World Computer Congress WCC 2010)
Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2010


Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2012: September 24th-26th 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands