What is LIKS
Lithuanian Computer Society (the abbreviation, used further in the text, is LIKS) is a voluntary and independently acting social association of computer and software users, specialists and amateurs in informatics and computer science.
LIKS acts according to the Constitution of the Lithuanian Republic, to the Law of social organizations and other laws of the Republic, to the decisions of the Lithuanian Government; LIKS activity is based on the Statute.
The Constituent Congress of the LIKS took place on September 19-21, 1989. Officially LIKS was registrated on January 29, 1990. The headquarters of LIKS are in the capital of Lithuania Vilnius.
THE GOALS OF LIKS
LIKS aims at:
- stimulating progress of computerization and development of informatics as a perspective and important
modern science and industry branch in Lithuania;
- forming the opinion of the society and the Government on questions of the use and management of the state’s
information resources and information technologies;
- taking care of the preparation and improvement of the professional skills of specialists and users in computers
and informatics; taking care of teaching informatics and computers in the general education schools;
- stimulating and supporting professional contacts and exchange of the urgent problem domain information,
developing internal and international contacts and relationships;
- raising professional ethic of LIKS members, helping them in defending their author’s rights, representing
professional and author’s interests of Lithuanian computer specialists both in Lithuania and abroad.
FORMS OF LIKS ACTIVITIES
Lithuanian Computer Society:
- organises meetings, conferences, discussions, seminars, courses, training, camps and other relevant events or
supports their organization;
- proclaims competitions and contests, appoints LIKS premiums, stipends, presents candidates for receiving
state and other premiums;
- issues periodical, continued and one-time editions, disseminates new information, informs society about LIKS
activity using mass media and other means;
- maintains contacts and co-operates via contracts with different social, state, and private organizations in
Lithuania and abroad, which have common aims in their activities;
- by its own initiative or on the basis of contracts and orders organises professional events, executes authorial
examinations, develops original projects, software and other authorial products, important to computerization
and development of informatics in the state.
WHO MAY BECOME A MEMBER OF LIKS
Presently Lithuanian Computer Society has over 400 members.
HOW ARE LIKS ACTIVITIES DIRECTED
LIKS activities are directed by:
- the Congress,
- the Council,
- the Management Board which is the executive body of LIKS.
WHY LIKS IS KNOWN
LIKS is known widely in Lithuania as:
- organiser of biennial forum “Kompiuterininku dienos” and publisher proceedings of it;
- organiser of seminars for artificial intelligence;
- organiser of workshops for informatics teachers;
- expert and creator of original software and projects for information management.
LIKS PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- LIKS and „ECDL Lithuania“ are stakeholders of National Digital Coalition
- Since 2001 the Lithuanian Computer Society has been a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP).
- Since 1996 the Artificial Intelligence section of the Lithuanian Computer Society has been a member of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI).
- Since 1998 LIKS has been a member of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS).
- Since 2000 the Lithuanian Computer Society has been a member of the ECDL foundation.
- Since 2003 LIKS has been a member of the Association on Information Technology in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe (IT STAR).
- Since 2004 LIKS is a partner of the International Contest on Informatics and Computer Fluency “Bebras”.