Ever since information processing became one of the most important industries in the nation, computing professionals have encountered a growing number of challenges. Along with scholars and colleagues in related fields, they have gathered in avariety of forums and meetings over the last few decades to share their knowledge, experiences and the outcome of their research. These exchanges have led to the founding of the Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS) on January 15, 1993. KIPS was registered as an incorporated association under the Ministry of Information and Communications in Korea. The main purpose of the organization is to improve our society by achieving the highest capability possible in information technology.
The KIPS organization focuses onclose collaboration with industry, academic, and research communities to foster technological innovation, to enhance members'careers, and to promote advanced information- processing industry. Some important activities that KIPS supports are as follows