History

2015 - OCG celebrates its 40th anniversary!

In 2015 the OCG celebrates its 40th anniversary. We will celebrate with you at the OCG General Assembly Meeting from 8 to 10 June 2015.

On our anniversary website we will present documents, pictures and stories of the last 40 years.

 


 

2013

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth accredits the OCG as Certification body for ISO/IEC 27001.

Start of the project ECDL Switzerland with Sophia Certification Test System

2012

The new event series "OCG Horizonte: IT Topics and Trends" is launched.

Contract with the German DLGI (Dienstleistungsgesellschaft für Informatik) to use Sophia Certification in Germany to assess the ECDL tests.

2011

President Reinhard Goebl and Secretary General Ronald Bieber take up office.

2010

Launch of Sophia Business, an automatic test system that helps to assess skills (practical application of office programmes) objectively and individually

2009

Introduction of Sophia - OCG's automatic ECDL test system
Conference on Business Informatics 2009 (9th International Conference on Business Informatics) and AAL-Forum (1st Forum for Ambient Assisted Living, Innovative ICT Solutions for Older Persons)

2008

New Working Group Interoperable Metadata in Multimedia Systems

2007

10 years European Computer Driving License in Austria
Co-organiser of the conferences VLDB (33rd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases) und ISMIR (The 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval)

2006

Co-organiser of ETAPS 2006 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software)

2005

Co-organiser of the European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries- ECDL 2005 the largest European conference on digital libraries.
The Austrian Computer Society celebrates its 30th anniversary.

2004

The OCG becomes national partner of Creative Commons Austria.
First presentation at the OCG Competence Circle. The Competence Circle is a networking event bringing together representatives of the middle and upper ICT management.

2003

Issuing of the first OCG membership card which also acts as citizens' card

2002

Congress Women@Work
First e|GOV Day; e|Gov Days are an annual event to determine the current situation of e-government.

2001

Foundation of the IT initiative IT4her for girls and women
IT education guide IT4U is established. IT4U is an information system for IT education and continuing education in Austria.
Foundation of the OCT Working Group Pro-IT

2000

Kick-off of the initiative AT21 (Austria's IT initiative for the 21st century
Foundation of the 'Informatics Platform: Science - Economy'

1999

Secretary General Eugen Mühlvenzl takes up office
Start of the TEC initiative (Tomorrow's Experts in Computing)
Co-foundation of the Initiative E-Commerce (e-comm.at)

1998

Organisation of the IFIP'98 Computer World Congress in Vienna and Budapest together with the Hungarian sister society (NJSzT)

1997

The OCG joins the ECDL Foundation and introduces the European Computer Driving License (ECDL) in Austria

1996

Informatics '96 GI-OCG annual meeting in Klagenfurt, Carinthia

1995

Operation of the OCG internet server (Web-, Mail-, ftp-server) under the domain ocg.or.at
First organisation of "KnowRight ´95", International Congress on Intellectual Property Rights for Specialized Information, Knowledge and New Technologies

1992

Resolution "Ban of inhuman and degrading video games" ("Ächtung Menschenverachtender und Menschenunwürdiger Computerspiele"). This Austrian initiative was taken up by the world association and spread globally.

1989

First organisation of ICCHP, International Conference on Computers for Handicapped Persons

1985

First announcement of the Heinz Zemanek Award and the OCG Incentive Award

1979

First Austrian Youth Programming Competition in the course of the "World Youth Programming Tournament" of the IFIP

1976

First volume of the OCG Publications is published

4 March 1975

Foundation of the OCG

Presidents of the OCG

since 2011 Reinhard Goebl
2007 - 2011 Gerald Futschek
2003 - 2007 Gabriele Kotsis
1999 - 2003 A Min Tjoa
1993 - 1999 Veith Risak †
1989 - 1993 Günter Haring
1989 Fritz Neeb † (acting president)
1988 - 1989 Lucian Koloseus †
1988 Peter Brodesser (acting president)
1985 - 1987 Peter Knezu
1981 - 1985, 1987  Norbert Rozsenich
1976 - 1981 Wilhelm Frank †
1975 - 1976 Heinz Zemanek †