ISESS 2017 conference

International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems will be held in The Falkensteiner Hotel & Residence Borik, Majstora Radovana 7, Zadar, Croatia in May 10-12. More detailed information on the conference is placed on:


Welcome to IFIP Working Group 5.11, Computers and Environment. This site contains information about our activities and links to related organizations. The working group fosters the development of new methodologies and the improved use of state-of-the-art Information Technology for environmental applications (Enviromatics).

IFIP AICT 359 is now available online

Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS), held in 2015 in Melbourne is now available online. The book constitutes 62 revised papers carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: information systems, information modeling and semantics; decision support tools and systems; modelling and simulation systems; architectures, infrastructures, platforms and services; requirements, software engineering and software tools; analytics and visualization; and high-performance computing and big data.

Please follow this link to the Springer Link website to download the book in form of a PDF file.


The working group is part of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). IFIP is the umbrella organization of computer societies and maintains 14 Technical Committees (TC's) and over 100 working groups (WG's). IFIP traces its roots to the very first major international conference on computers and computing which was held in Paris in 1959 under the auspices of UNESCO. IFIP maintains a formal consultative relationship with UNESCO.

Computers and Environment was first founded in 1992 as WG 5.11 within TC 5, Computer Applications in Technology. It was re-organized in 1999.


One of our most important activities is the organization of the yearly conference ISESS (International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems). Information about the last ISESS conference in Zadar, Croatia could be found at:, the next conference is prepared to 2019 in Southhampton in UK (

Additionally WG 5.11 collaborate with other related conferences (iEMSs, MODSIM, EnviroInfo).

Executive Board

The WG Executive Board consists of:

  • Prof. Ioannis Athanasiadis, Wageningen University, Netherlands (WG Chair)
  • Prof. Steven Frysinger, James Madison University, USA (WG Vice-Chair)
  • Prof. Jiří Hřebíček, Masaryk University, Czech republic (WG Secretary)