The SIRA information network on Internet
SIRA maintains a dense information network to and between the leading persons within the Swiss IT research community
- in universities, polytechnics and universities of applied sciences (IT professors, IT departments)
- in industry (IT research units)
SIRA maintains also
- a link list to IT curricula in universities and FH/HES as well as to postgraduate studies (in collaboration with the information service "IT Switzerland" I-S)
The SIRA international network
The Swiss IT research community - represented by SIRA - has numerous connections with the international research community, mostly based on personal connections.
However there exists also organizations and formal relationships within the IT research community. SIRA represents there the Swiss IT research community
- ERCIM - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
- SIRA is the Swiss member of ERCIM which groups the major research laboratories of Europe (see also Details of SIRA's activities in ERCIM)
- IFIP - International Federation for Information Processing Societies
- The official Swiss member of IFIP is SVI/FSI (the Federation of Swiss Information Processing Societies); however SIRA executes and supports this membership and nominates the Swiss representatives to IFIP together with and on behalf of ICTswitzerland.