The Irish Computer Society would like to congratulate Professor Mike Hinchey on becoming president-elect of the International Federation for Information Processing.
The IFIP was established by UNESCO in 1960. It is a global federation representing the interests of those working within ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). It represents professional IT associations in more than 50 countries and has over half a million members.
IFIP brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, consisting of over 100 working groups and 13 technical committees. Its aims are to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing between ICT organisations.
Professor Hinchey currently serves as Honorary Treasurer on the ICS Council. He is also the director of Lero and will continue in this role. He was named president-elect of IFIP at a General Assembly in Daejeon, Korea. He will continue in this capacity until the General Assembly in Costa Rica in September next year, after which he will commence his three-year term as president. We wish him the very best in his new role!