Establishment and Purpose

The Turkish Informatics Association (TBD), which was founded in 1971 almost immediately after Turkey's introduction to informatics by a semi-academic community, which we can call informatics professionals today, with a great vision of the future, has now turned into a "Civil Society" pioneering movement that tries to spread the "Informatics Culture" with its members from all layers of society.

Today, the number of its members has exceeded 12,000. With its ten branches, 13 provincial representatives and TBD-Genç organization in universities, TBD continues to make significant contributions to the development of the IT sector.

The reports, recommendations and independent discourse produced by the Informatics Association of Turkey through its structure based on individual participation and volunteerism are now taken into consideration by all decision-makers and all segments of society.

The most important factor in this success is the interest, trust, support and contribution that our members have shown to our association for years under all circumstances.

The longing of our association since its foundation;

  • A Turkey that produces technology,
  • A society that can use technology to improve its quality of life,
  • A state administration that can use its resources effectively and efficiently,
  • Skilled workforce,
  • An internationally competitive production sector,

and every citizen to enjoy life in this beautiful country with pride and great honor.

Depending on "National Informatics Policies" to achieve these,

  • Encouraging national R&D" investments
  • Increasing "National Added Value" in the Informatics Sector
  • Bringing together the capabilities of our Information Technology companies and vertical sector requirements
  • Structuring Technoparks for cooperation and areas of specialization,
  • Directing young minds in our universities towards creativity and production,
  • Awareness training and studies to enable our citizens to benefit from information technologies as much as possible

to be able to make a difference in the world.

For this purpose,

  • We contribute to the strategy and policy documents for the effective and efficient use of informatics in state administration, both through the reports prepared by our working groups, which work with a voluntary participation that is unique in the world, and through active participation in public meetings.
  • We carry out general training activities on the use of informatics in education, informatics trainings and new business areas, and preventing the digital divide.
  • We continue our technological information activities that will enable our production sector to increase their productivity and open up to international markets by using information technologies.

Of course, the most important of these activities are the "common mind" meetings that we organize with IT professionals for the future. We believe that these meetings will be of great importance in guiding the country's IT policies in the future, as they have been until today, and we are trying to realize them.

Turkish Informatics Association is a leading association of the informatics sector with a membership structure consisting of active users from the public and private sectors, academics and all segments of society; in other words, it is "Your Association".

Let's take the IT sector to the place it deserves, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, with a common mind.

Objectives of TBD

  • To help the increase and development of information-related technologies and computer usage in Turkey in an efficient manner and to keep them at contemporary levels,
  • Gathering IT professionals together, ensuring their professional development and solidarity,
  • To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the manpower in the IT sector and to support investments in human resources,
  • To ensure cooperation on issues such as standards, terminology, education, legal regulations, working conditions related to informatics,
  • To support scientific research and development studies, hardware and software production in the field of informatics, and to monitor the increase in the quality of such studies,
  • To assist in the pursuit of integration with the world in computer hardware, software and communication issues,
  • To contribute to the coordination within the informatics sector, to ensure the formation of policies and decisions that prioritize the public interest in informatics,
  • Raising awareness of becoming an information society throughout the country,
  • To develop solutions to social problems related to informatics,
  • While working to increase the welfare of society, to work for the benefit of people and society by caring for the smallest unit that makes up society, the human being, at all ages.


TBD engages in various activities in line with its objectives.

  • Establishes working groups and conducts research on current and future issues,
  • It provides technical and scientific consultancy, prepares reports, creates opportunities for exchange of information and cooperation,
  • Technical and scientific publications,
  • Organizes and implements on-the-job training programs,
  • Introduces methods and techniques in conferences, conventions, seminars, panel discussions and similar topics,
  • It organizes and participates in national and international meetings on informatics and other related issues, and establishes relations with similar organizations,
  • To follow the developments in the world in the field of informatics and other related subjects and to ensure that they are transferred within the country,
  • Forms opinions on all kinds of applications and legal regulations related to informatics, brings them to the attention of those concerned, and contributes to the formation of plans and policies.

TBD continues its activities in cooperation with other non-governmental organizations.

Public Benefit Association

TBD was officially granted the status of a public benefit association on March 7, 1994 by a decision of the Council of Ministers, due to the level of these activities. Since its foundation, the Turkish Informatics Association has always made lasting contributions to society as a de facto public benefit association. However, officially gaining this status has made it easier to support the association financially.

Unifying Professional Organization

TBD is determined to continue to play an effective role in uniting all segments of the IT sector. TBD, which aims to make effective contributions towards Turkey becoming an IT society, is getting stronger as a professional organization.


Informatics Events, which started in 1976 as the first scientific meeting in the field of computing under the name of "TBD First National Informatics Congress", continue today on an international scale. Bilişim'2016 Event is organized as TBD 33rd National Informatics Congress and TBD 6th Young Informaticians Congress.

The Informatics Congresses have been a constant appointment of the informatics sector every year with its rich content programs consisting of conferences, papers, working groups, open sessions, training seminars, social and cultural activities that place the social benefits of the extraordinary combination of Information and Communication. It is aimed to turn these events into a platform where guests from the Turkic Republics are hosted, gradually opening up to our immediate neighbors.

The Solution Demonstrations Exhibition, which is integrated with the events, is a forum area where leading companies in the Turkish computer industry meet potential users and offer new solutions to existing users.

High Council for Informatics

In early 1990, the Board of Directors of TBD determined that a supreme board was needed for the healthy development of the Turkish IT sector and its contribution to the development of the country at the most efficient level. After extensive preliminary contacts and preparations for the formation of such a board, a by-law was prepared. According to the by-laws prepared with the aim of forming a board that could work efficiently and achieve results, a call was made for the High Council of Informatics. By a great coincidence, the High Council on Informatics convened in Ankara on February 19, 1990, the day 1990 was declared the year of information. TBD is proud to have been able to pioneer the formation of such a council.

The High Council on Informatics, after having defined its objectives and principles, decided to discuss the problems of manpower, which is the most important factor in increasing productivity in information processing units, as the issue to be addressed within the one-year working period.

The job descriptions made as a result of this study brought to the agenda the characterization of the employees working in public data processing centers as IT class (1991).


The Informatics Association of Turkey publishes publications in order to contribute to the coordination within the informatics sector and to the widespread awareness of becoming an informatics society. These are the books published since 1976, especially the Proceedings of the National Informatics Congresses.

We will continue to publish on every subject that is closely related to the entire sector and that is believed to be necessary. We are especially waiting for applications to TBD from informaticians who have useful reference works that could not be printed due to lack of sales opportunities.

Working Groups

For more information about the Working Groups, please see the main page of the Working Groups.


It is clear that the efficient use of computers and related technologies requires a much higher level of awareness than any other tool. It is never by chance that societies make the most of advanced technologies.

In the West, strong professional organizations unite the work of the individuals concerned in a combination that accelerates developments. Moreover, since the technologies in question and the aspirations of individuals have reached unlimited dimensions, it is no longer possible to live in isolation from the world. The ability of societies to have a say in the world directly depends on the ability of individuals to organize, especially their professional associations.

The widespread use of computers in every field requires the determination of standards without delay when the time comes, clarification of terms and concepts, and continuous training due to rapidly developing and changing technology.

In addition, the effectiveness of the measures and regulations to be taken at the national level necessitates the determination of valid policies. To be successful in these matters and to achieve positive results requires professional organizations that can take the lead and act as catalysts in a very conscious and persistent attitude.


In order to contribute to the formation of national consciousness towards becoming an informatics society, to the determination of national informatics policies, and to the clarification of our professional solidarity and organized attitude, we invite everyone who is interested in software, informatics, computers and whose path passes through information to become a member of our association.

TBD established the Istanbul branch in order to reach out more to Istanbul, which has a high sectoral weight, through the BIM Executives Club (BIMKULÜP). TBD Istanbul branch was established in 1995. In addition, other branches and institutional representative offices were established in order to expand the organization and to be closer to our members.

Remember, everyone who becomes a member of our association will have the opportunity to closely monitor and influence developments in the sector through TBD relations.