Prof. Tom Gross receives the UNESCO International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award as a longtime member of the IFIP Technical Committee 13 (TC 13) on Human-Computer Interaction. The award was handed over by the TC 13 chairman Prof. Jan Gulliksen on March 5 at the TC 13 spring meeting in Tampere, Finland.

"The IFIP Outstanding Service Award, established in 1988, is given for services rendered to IFIP by TC and Working Groups (WG) members, on recommendation of TC chairman and approval by the Internal Awards Committee.”

"IFIP is the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences and recognised by United Nations and other world bodies . Formally, IFIP is a non-governmental, non-profit umbrella organization for national societies working in the field of information processing. It was established in 1960 under the auspices of UNESCO as a result of the first World Computer Congress held in Paris in 1959.” ( )