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 9th International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS), held in 2011 in Brno is now available online. The book constitutes 68 revised papers presented together with four invited talks carefully selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in sections of eEnvironment and cross-border services in digital agenda for Europe; environmental information systems and services; semantics and environment; information tools for global environmental assessment; climate services and environmental tools for urban planning and climate change.

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 Melbourne could be found at:, the next conference is prepared to 2017 in Zadar (

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

Executive Board

The WG Executive Board consists of:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Gerald Schimak, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria (WG Chair)
  • prof. Steven Frysinger, James Madison University, USA (WG Vice-Chair)
  • prof. Jiří Hřebíček, Masaryk University, Czech republic (WG Secretary)