[Ed. Note: The WCF is supported by IFIP and hosted by the CIE. The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), founded in 1960 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, has 56 country member bodies and regional affiliates representing over 90 countries. IFIP is the consultative body in IT for UNESCO, sector member for the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), scientific associate member for the ICSU (International Council for Science).
The Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) is a nationwide non-profit body and a constituent part of the China Science and Technology Association and is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese Institute of Electronics was established in Beijing in 1962 and now has over 100 thousand members, over 600 corporate members, 43 professional branches. The Chinese Institute of Electronics is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), International Contaminate Control Communion and Study (ICCCS), International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Asia-Pacific Nerve Net Federation, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), British Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Korean Institution of Electronic Engineering (KITE), etc. A few examples of successful international summits hosted by the CIE include: Sino-American CIO Summit in Oct 21 2007 with 300 top CIOs from China and the US including the CIO of PepsiCo, CIO of Chicago city, CIO of U.S. Dept. of Interior; First Cloud Computing Conference in May 22 2009 with 1000 participants; Second Cloud Computing Conference in May 21-22 2010 featuring experts from Accenture, Microsoft, VMVare, DELL, IBM....]