iEMSs 2014 conference

8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software will be held in Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego , USA in June 2014 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).


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 last ISESS conference could be found at:, the next conference is prepared in 2015. 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)