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(51) Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF) e.V.

15 February 2006

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF) e.V.

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung (FIfF) e.V.
  2. Organization's email address: fiff@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +49 421 33 65 92 55
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    FIfF-Geschäftsstelle, Goetheplatz 4, D-28203 Bremen
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Stefan Hügel (Member of the Board), Elsässer Str. 24,
    D-81667 München
    Phone: ++49 89 44 14 16 95, E-Mail: sh@xxxxxx


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    About 700 Members, Computer professionals, mainly (but not limited to) Germany.
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
    You can find our membership application on:
    and our statute on:
    (both in german language).
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    German language.
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    The Organization is led by a Board of Directors, which holds meetings every two months. Decisions are made in these Meetings and - in case of urgency - by Mail and will be documented in Meeting Minutes and in an internal Wiki.

    The Board is elected biannually by the General Assembly.

  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    The Board reports to the General Assembly. Further Information is provided through a publication issued 4 times a year, the "FIfF-Kommunikation" (in german).
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
    Yes, see
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Board of Directors:
    • Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Kreowski (chair/president) - Bremen
    • Dagmar Boedicker (vice chair) - München
    • Stefan Hügel - München
    • Werner Hülsmann - Mörgen-Eppishausen
    • Prof. Klaus Köhler - München
    • Prof. Dietrich Meyer-Ebrecht - Aachen
    • Ulrich Moser - Gottmadingen
    • Michael Riemer - Bremen
    • Prof. Joseph Weizenbaum - Berlin

    E-Mail Contact: sh@xxxxxx, fiff@xxxxxx


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
    The organization deals with Information Technology in general and its impact on society. We aim to provide a forum for discussing these issues. Topics are (but not limited to):
    • Internet governance
    • Privacy issues
    • Intellectual property rights
    • Surveillance

    Our target is to inform the public and provide input to the scientific discussion of these issues.

  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    Internet governance.
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Stefan Hügel, Member of the board

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure