IFIP and IFIP WG 5.15


  • is the leading multinational, a political organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences 
  • is recognized by United Nations and other world bodies
  • has a formal consultative partnership relation with UNESCO 
  • represents IT Societies from 56 countries or regions, covering all 5 continents with a total membership of over half a million
  • links more than 3500 scientists from Academia and Industry, organized in more than 101 Working Groups reporting to 13 Technical Committees
  • 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

Within IFIP:

  • IT societies’ members find a meeting place for sharing experience, and discussing challenges and opportunities
  • TCs and WGs contribute to, and often lead, progress in the state-of-the art knowledge and practice 

IFIP scientific and technological leadership:

  • is warranted by WG membership, based solely on individual excellence
  • is asserted by the organization of some 100 highest quality international events, and the publication of some 30 new books annually that are distributed worldwide 

Formally IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.

IFIP is incorporated in Austria by decree of the Austrian Foreign Ministry (20th September 1996, GZ 1055.170/120-I.2/96) granting IFIP the legal status of a non-governmental international organisation under the Austrian Law on the Granting of Privileges to Non-Governmental International Organisations (Federal Law Gazette 1992/174).

IFIP WG5.15 on IT in Disaster Risk Reduction General

The International Federation for Information Procesing (IFIP) has established its Working Group WG5.15 on Imformation Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction to:

  • promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) within the IT community; 
  • provide an additional opportunity for IFIP members to work with external specialized bodies such as UN, UNISDR, ICSU, ITU and ISCRAM;
  • coordinate the efforts of member societies as well as different Technical Committees and Working Groups of IFIP in its specific disaster-related field.

Overall Goal

  • Promote a new research and practice domain on IT aspects of DRR and let IFIP take the leadership in this domain;
  • Provide an international platform for communication and collaboration on IT in DRR projects, research and applications.

Previous ITDRR Conferences


November 16-18, 2016
University of National and World Economy  Sofia, Bulgaria


October 25-27, 2017
University of National and World Economy  Sofia, Bulgaria


September 20-21, 2018
Poznan University of Technology  Poznan, Poland


October 9-10, 2019
Kyiv National University of Culture & Arts  Kyiv, Ukraine 


December 3-4, 2020
University of National and World Economy  Sofia, Bulgaria


October 25-27, 2021
Morioka, Iwate, Japan


October 12-14, 2022
University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway