My action item on the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) follows.
The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) [] has 12 Technical Committees. Each TC is structured at the top level with an Executive Committee and the Chairs of the TC's Working Groups. The Working Groups are similar to CS Technical Committees. The WGs run workshops and conferences. All of the TCs report to the IFIP Technical Council, which in turn reports to the IFIP General Assembly.

There are three TCs that relate to Design Automation. They are TC5 "Information Technology Applications," TC8 "Information Systems," and TC10 "Computer Systems Technology." One can view the WGs and their details by going to the IFIP Web Page listed above and clicking on Technical Committees on the left column. Only some of the WGs in each TC are applicable to our DATC mission. For TC5, those are WG 5.2 and 5.3 (soon to be merged as a new 5.1), 5.4, 5.5 and 5.12. For TC8, those are WG 8.1 and 8.2. For TC10, those are WG 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5. TC10 WG 10.5 is the most closely aligned WG to the area of DATC. TC5 WG 5.2 and 5.3 deal with the electro/mechanical design process.

IFIP events can be found by clicking on the Events item in the left column of the IFIP Web Page. I encourage DATC members to consider submitting papers to an IFIP event within their field of interest and include their affiliation with DATC in their banner. This will be good for both DATC and for IFIP. Conversely, when DATC hosts a conference or workshop, disseminating the CALL to the appropriate IFIP TCs may result in more submissions to the DATC event.

Submittted by Ron Waxman
DATC Executive Committee
Chair of IFIP TC5 (representative of the IEEE CS to IFIP)
DASC committee member
CS Representative to CEDA