Welcome to IFIP Working Group 5.11, Computers and Environment. This site contains
information about our activities and links to related organizations.
The working group is part of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
IFIP is the umbrella organization of computer societies and maintains 13 Technical Committees (TC's) and over
70 working groups (WG's). IFIP traces its roots to the very first major international conference on computers
and computing which was held in Paris in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO. IFIP maintains a formal consultative
relationship with UNESCO.
Computers and Environment was first founded in 1992 as WG 5.11 within TC 5, Computer Applications in Technology.
It was re-organized in 1999.
WG 5.11 fosters the development of new methodologies and the improved use of state-of-the-art Information
Technology for environmental applications (Enviromatics).
One of our most important activities is the organization of the yearly conference ISESS (International
Symposium on Environmental Software Systems). Information about ISESS can be found at:
The WG Executive Board consists of:
- Dr. David A. Swayne, Computing Research Lab for the Environment,
University of Guelph, Canada (Chair)
- Dr. Robert Argent, Centre for Environmental Applied Hydrology,
University of Melbourne, Australia (Vice-Chair)
- Dr. Steven Frysinger, James Madison University, USA (Secretary)