International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences and is recognised by United Nations and other world bodies. It 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 and links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry, organized in more than 101 Working Groups reporting to 13 Technical Committees.
IFIP also 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.
University of Bordeaux, one of I-VLab partners, is a member of IFIP and I-VLab participates in close collaboration with several working groups of IFIP notably the Working Group 5.8 Enterprise Interoperability.
The International Federation of Automatic Control, founded in September 1957, is a multinational federation of National Member Organizations (NMOs), each one representing the engineering and scientific societies concerned with automatic control in its own country.
The purpose of the Federation is to promote the science and technology of control in the broadest sense in all systems, whether, for example, engineering, physical, biological, social or economic, in both theory and application. IFAC is also concerned with the impact of control technology on society.
The primary objective of the Federation is to serve all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering, wherever situated. To further this aim, it maintains working relationships with other organizations, national or international, especially with other non-governmental professional federations.
The IFAC goals are :
- Organize and sponsor high-quality technical meetings that are relevant to the automatic control community
- Be a trusted source of publication material on automatic control renowned for its technical excellence
- Help create an environment within which the automatic control community can prosper
- Provide volunteers and staff with meaningful and rewarding opportunities for career-enhancing participation in the Federation
- Help promote the benefits of automatic control among the public at large