IFIP Member

IITPSA is the South African Country Member of IFIP and is also an accredited member of IFIP IP3


Membership of these bodies gives IITPSA members access to a global community of ICT Scientists and Practitioners and ensures that South Africa is well represented on the World ICT stage.



History of IFIP

Formally, IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organisation for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.


IFIP is incorporated in Austria by decree of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (20th September 1996, GZ 1055.170/120-I.2/96) granting IFIP the legal status of a non-governmental international organisation under the Austrian Law on the Granting of Privileges to Non-Governmental International Organisations (Federal Law Gazette 1992/174).


What is IFIP?

  • The leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences.
  • Recognized by United Nations and other world bodies.
  • Links more than 3500 scientists from Academia & Industry. Over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees.


Mission of IFIP


The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is a global non-profit federation of societies of ICT professionals. It aims to achieve the worldwide professional and socially responsible development and application of information and communication technologies.


About IFIP


  • IFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences.
  • IFIP is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies.
  • IFIP has a formal consultative partnership relation with UNESCO.
  • IFIP represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million.
  • IFIP links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry, organized in more than 101 Working Groups (WGs) reporting to 13 Technical Committees (TCs).
  • IFIP sponsors 100 conferences yearly providing unparalleled coverage from theoretical informatics to the relationship between informatics and society including hardware and software technologies, and networked information systems.


The Institute for ICT Professional in South Africa (IITPSA) is the South African member society representing South Africa at IFIP.


The current South African representative to IFIP is Dr Jackie Phahlamohlaka.


Link to the IFIP website



Technical Committees (TCs) where South Africa is represented


Numerous IITPSA members are representatives on various IFIP Technical Committees (TCs) and Working Groups (WGs).


Please click on the Technical Committee names below to read more about each one and their associated Working Groups:



TC 2 – SOFTWARE: Theory and Practice


TC 3 – Education


TC 6 – Communication Systems


TC 8 – Information Systems


TC 9 – ICT and Society


TC 11 – Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems


TC 12 – Artificial Intelligence


TC 13 – Human-Computer Interaction


TC 14 (Entertainment Computing)