European Informatics Skills Structure (EISS)

  • Piet J. T. van der Kamp
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


This paper introduces two different views of looking at professional development of the informatics professional. A top-down classification results in descriptions of ‘Skill cells’ in the European Informatics Skills Structure. These descriptions detail tasks and attributes, entry requirements and required training, development. A bottom-up description of the informatics professional work area is in terms of ‘Tasks’, respectively ‘Functions’. The granularity of these units of work is designed as to fit into any classification model. The paper shows how organizations can use either of the two approaches, and that even more detailed units of work can be derived through the top-down EISS approach.


Informatics taxonomies levels of competence business and industry requirements professional profiles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piet J. T. van der Kamp
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  1. 1.Professional Development and Qualifications Task ForceCouncil of European Professional Informatics SocietiesDen HaagThe Netherlands

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