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The South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) is a not-for-profit association of national computer professional associations of the Asia-Pacific region. The South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) is a forum of national Information Technology professional societies in the Asia Pacific region.The Charter and Constitution of SEARCC was signed in Singapore on the 28th February 1978. Six national societies from the region, the Hong Kong Computer Society, Indonesian Computer Society, Malaysian National Computer Confederation, Philippines Computer Society, Singapore Computer Society and Computer Association of Thailand were the founding signatories.[1]

SEARCC is a member of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing). IFIP is an umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information technology. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with offices in Laxenburg, Austria. IFIP was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO.[2]

Its members are:

SEARCC also runs the annual International Schools' Software Competition, a teams programming competition, normally contested by winning teams from the country's national programming competitions.


The SEARCC organisation is led by Nick Tate as the President and Yohan Ramasundara as the Secretary-General.

SEARCC Awards[edit]

The International Awards Program[3] was introduced by SEARCC to recognise and reward outstanding ICT achievers in the Asia-Pacific region. Kumar Parakala was named as the International Digital and ICT Professional of the Year Award for 2016 [4] at the Digital Disruptors Awards in Sydney.

SEARCC Conferences[edit]

SEARCC organises its international conferences on a regular basis and past conferences include:

  • SEARCC International Conference 2016, Sydney, Australia[5]
  • SEARCC International Conference 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka[6]
  • SEARCC International Conference 2010, Brisbane, Australia[7]
  • SEARCC International Conference 2007, Bangkok, Thailand[8]
  • SEARCC International Conference 2005, Sydney, Australia[9]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "SEARCC". Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  2. ^ "SEARCC". Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  3. ^ "IFIP Announcement". Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  4. ^ "International Professional of Year Award". Retrieved 2016-12-08. 
  5. ^ "SEARCC Conference 2016". Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  6. ^ "SEARCC Conference 2013". 2013-05-03. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  7. ^ "SEARCC Conference 2010". Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  8. ^ "SEARCC Conference 2007" (PDF). 
  9. ^ "SEARCC Conference 2005". Computerworld. Retrieved 2016-12-10.