SEARCC is a member of International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
IFIP is an umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information technology. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with offices in Laxenburg, Austria. IFIP was established in 1960 under the auspices of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
SEARCC sees a useful role in providing additional networks for IT interests outside the region.
In 2004 SEARCC renewed and strengthened it’s relationship with IFIP to support its own broader objectives and is often invited by IFIP to nominate representatives from SEARCC to IFIP Technical Committees and Work Groups.
The participation of SEARCC representatives within IFIP provides valuable networking opportunities for IT practitioners, researchers and developers around the world. Additionally, it allows the sharing of regional resources to give substance to the principles of globalisation.
The nomination process:
Each member society invites their own members to apply to be apart of a technical committee or working group.
They will then provide the SEARCC executive council with their top candidates.
The SEARCC executive council will consider the candidate recommendations from all of their member societies.
The SEARCC executive council will then provide their top candidate recommendations to the respective Chairman for acceptance.
The list of IFIP Technical Committees and Work Groups are available at the IFIP website.