Introduction and History

IFIP TC8 was established by International Federation for Information Processing in 1976 as a Technical Committee dedicated to the field of Information Systems. TC8 aims to promote and encourage the advancement of research and practice of concepts, methods, techniques and issues related to information systems in organisations. TC8 has established eight working groups.
In addition to the activities of its working groups, TC8 also organizes working conferences, and publishes books through IFIP. TC8 holds an annual National Representatives meeting.


At the 31st TC 8 National Representatives meeting in Hong Kong, August 2000, it was decided that TC8 endorses the view that ALL participants in a TC8 event are normally expected to pay the full registration fee.

Aim and Scope

To promote and encourage interactions among professionals from practice and research and advancement of investigation of concepts, methods, techniques, tools and issues related to information systems in organisations.

The planning, analysis, design, construction, modification, implementation, utilization, evaluation, and management of information systems that use information technology to support and coordinate organisational activities including:
- Effective utilization of information technologies in organisational context;
- Interdependencies of information technologies and organisational structure, relationships and interaction;
- Evaluation and management of information systems;
- Analysis, design, construction, modification and implementation of computer-based information systems for organisations;
- Management of knowledge, information, and data in organisations;
- Information systems applications in organisations such as transaction processing, routine data processing, decision support, office support, computer-integrated manufacturing, expert support, executive support, and support for strategic advantage plus the coordination and interaction of such applications;
- Relevant research and practice from associated fields such as computer science, operations management, economics, organisation theory, cognitive science, knowledge engineering, and systems theory.