International Federation for Information Processing

 WG 5.1
Global product development for the whole life-cycle

 WG 5.4
Computer Aided Innovation

 WG 5.5
Co-operation Infrastructure for Virtual Enterprises and Electronic Business (COVE)

 WG 5.7
Advances in Production Management Systems

 WG 5.8
Enterprise Interoperability

 WG 5.10
Computer Graphics and Virtual Worlds

 WG 5.11
Computers and Environment

 WG 5.12
Architechtures for Enterprise Integration

 WG 5.13
Bio Informatics and its Application

 WG 5.14
Advanced Information Processing For Agriculture

Technical Committee 5 (TC5)
Information Technology Applications


To promote research and the development of fundamental concepts, models, and theories to support applications of Information Technology.

  • Research: To identify and study advanced issues related to the application of techniques and information technologies that automate, integrate, and optimize the processes of innovation, design, production and management, including environmental issues.
  • Communication: To provide an international forum for government, academia, research and industry for the dissemination, publication and peer review of information, research, education and practices.
  • Collaboration: To foster interdisciplinary work and to collaborate with other Technical Committees, Working Groups and global professional organizations with allied interests.


This Technical Committee provides a focus for multi-disciplinary research into the application of information technologies and practices to facilitate information management - that is, to make it easier for people to have up-to-date knowledge, to be flexible, and to adapt.

Some non-exclusive examples include the following:

  • Product Life-Cycle Management
  • Digital Engineering / Digital Modeling and Simulation / Digital Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Product Realization
  • Integrated Manufacturing / Production Management including Data Management for Production, Process Planning and Tools
  • Virtual Product Creation, Visualization and Digital Verification of Product and Process
  • Environmental Information and Decision Support Systems for Environmental Monitoring, Management, Research and Policy, including Risk and Crisis Mangement
  • Virtual collaboration supporting the interaction between product, production, supply chain management, recycling and end of life disposal
  • Enterprise integration to facilitate product realization

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