International Computation Centre

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

International Computation Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Centre international de calcul

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • ICC
  • CIC

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Description area

Dates of existence

1951-1974

History

The International Computation Centre (ICC) was created after a series of resolutions by the United Nations Economic and Social Council and UNESCO between the years 1946 to 1951. In 1951, a Conference for the Establishment of the ICC was held and resulted in an International Convention creating the Centre. However, it was not until November 1961 that the ICC began operations as an organization autonomous from UNESCO.

At the end of 1969, the objectives of the Organization were modified to take into account significant technological changes. Through these changes, the ICC was to transform into a new organization to be called the Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics. The transformation happened in three stages, during which the ICC became known as ICC-IBI (1971-1972), then IBI-ICI (1973-1974), until the VII General Assembly in December 1974 when the organization officially transformed to the IBI.

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Functions, occupations and activities


  • scientific research in computation
  • education in computation
  • consultative and computation service

Mandates/sources of authority

Convention for the Establishment of the International Computation Centre. (1951). Paris, 6 December 1951.

Internal structures/genealogy

The Centre consisted of :

  • a General Assembly, with representatives of each state member, which was the principal governing body of the Centre
  • a Executive Council, with six members elected by the General Assembly, which was responsible for the execution of the programme adopted by the General Assembly
  • a scientific and administrative staff with the Director at the head of the organization.

The staff was organized into six sections:
1) Office of the Director – responsible for directing all of the Centre’s activities, in particular those that concerned scientific research and education
2) Administration and Finance Section – responsible for all administration and financial matters
3) Scientific Research Section – responsible for carrying out scientific projects, as well as for organizing symposiums and working groups
4) Section for Education and Training – responsible for carrying out educational projects and training courses.
5) Computation Section – responsible for providing computation services in support of the Centre’s activities as well as to the state members and other organizations. The Section worked closely with the sections for Education and Scientific Research.
6) Publications Section – responsible for publishing projects and for the Centre’s library.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Intergovernmental Bureau of Informatics (1961-1988)

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Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

ICC transformed in stages into the IBI beginning in 1969 and ending with the IBI as a new organization unto itself in December 1974.

Related entity

Intergovernmental Bureau for Informatics (1961-1988)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

The ICC transformed in stages into the IBI, beginning in 1969 and ending with the IBI as a new organization unto itself in December 1974.

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by AWT August 2011.

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