Strona główna Polish Information Processing Society

Polish Information Processing Society

About us

The Polish Information Processing Society, PIPS (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne, PTI) was established in 1981 as professional organization representing individuals who work in the IT. From its beginning, the PIPS fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business, promoting education, knowledge sharing, codes of conduct and skills frameworks. It voices the Society’s members opinions, needs, interests, and rights, in relations with the general public, local and central government, and with other associations in Poland and abroad. In 1992, PIPS was the first organisation from the post-communist countries to become a member of the Council of European Professional Information Societies (CEPIS).

With a membership of approximately 1,000 PIPS is Poland’s largest professional association, dedicated to advancing technological innovation by promoting the study and application of computing technologies.

Regional branches:

  • Białystok Branch (Oddział Białostocki)
  • Lower Silesian Branch (Oddział Dolnośląski)
  • Upper Silesian Branch (Oddział Górnośląski)
  • Kuyavian-Pomeranian Branch (Oddział Kujawsko-Pomorski)
  • Lublin Branch (Oddział Lubelski)
  • Łomża Branch (Oddział Łomżyński)
  • Łódź Branch (Oddział Łódzki)
  • Malopolska Branch (Oddział Małopolski)
  • Mazovia Branch (Oddział Mazowiecki)
  • Podkarpacie Branch (Oddział Podkarpacki)
  • Pomeranian Branch (Oddział Pomorski)
  • Swiętokrzyskie Branch (Oddział Świętokrzyski)
  • Wielkopolska Branch (Oddział Wielkopolski)
  • West Pomeranian Branch (Oddział Zachodniopomorski)

Special interest sections:

  • Current Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (Sekcja Aktualne Wyzwania Sztucznej Inteligencji)
  • Data Analytics (Sekcja Analizy Danych)
  • Cybersecurity (Sekcja Cyberbezpieczeństwa)
  • IT Education (Sekcja Edukacji Informatycznej)
  • eHealth and Life without Barriers (Sekcja eZdrowie-życie bez barrier)
  • IT History (Sekcja Historyczna)
  • IT Specialists in Public Administration (Sekcja Informatyków Administracji Publicznej)
  • Informatics in Schools (Sekcja Informatyki Szkolnej)
  • IT in Management (Sekcja Informatyki w Zarządzaniu)
  • Problems of Global Information Society (Sekcja Problemów Społeczeństwa Globalnej Informacji)
  • IT Future (Sekcja Przyszłości IT)
  • IT Terminology (Sekcja Terminologiczna)
  • Dangers in Cyberspace (Sekcja Zagrożeń w Cyberprzestrzeni)


The Society organizes numerous courses, conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and competitions. Some of the major events, organized on a regular basis, are:

  • World Information Society Day (May; cluster of public debates and seminars on basic problems of the information society)
  • Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems (FedCSIS; September; various sites in Poland and abroad; SCOPUS and Web of Science indexed)
  • Information Technology in Education (July; Toruń)
  • National Conference on Software Engineering (Fall; various locations)

PIPS is vigorously working towards introducing information technologies to schools, in determination of strategies for the further development of computer science and information technology in Poland, as well as in shaping the legislation concerning all aspects of information technology.

The Society effectively supports the European Commission in its task of implementing the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) by managing 14 regional coordinators, 10 product coordinators and about 2000 examiners. Currently, PTI cooperates with 74 examination centers and 531 laboratories (including 254 educational and 203 mobile laboratories).

Since many prominent specialists in different IT fields are PIPS members, we also offer a wide range of consultancy services through our Chamber of Experts (Izba Rzeczoznawców). By using their knowledge, resources and expertise we provide independent, objective opinions, help to adopt best practices, perform analysis and solve complex cases in various ICT projects.