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.
Honorary Secretary 2019-2022
Elected member of IFIP Board 2008-14
Executive Committee member 2013-present
Awarded IFIP Silver Core 2010 for services to the Federation
Chair of IFIP Technical Committee 12 (Artificial Intelligence)
2003-9, Vice-chair 2009-2015 and UK Representative since 1998.
The Technical Committee has members from over 35 countries. It organises a programme of AI events on a worldwide basis as well as providing a forum for international collaboration, through its Working Groups in nine major areas of AI.
Chair of Working Group 12.5 (Artificial Intelligence Applications) 2003-2009
Member of International Program Committees for IFIP World Computer Congresses WCC 2004, WCC 2006, WCC 2008, WCC 2010 and WCC 2012
Programme Chair for AIAI-2004, AIAI-2006, AIAI-2008 and AIAI-2010.
Chair of IFIP Admissions Committee, Statutes and Bylaws Committee, Membership and Marketing Committee and IFIP Website Task Force
Member of IFIP Activity Management Board and Finance Committee
Formerly member of IFIP Technical Assembly, Publications Committee and Marketing Committee
Formerly Series Editor for the IFIP AICT (Advances in Information and Communication Technology) series of books, published by Springer
|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
Programme Chair for IFIP
AI-2010: Artificial Intelligence in Theory and Practice, Brisbane,
Australia, September 20th-23rd, 2010
Member of International Program Committee for WCC 2012: September 24th-26th 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands