The Finnish Society for Computer Science was established in 1982 as a forum for researchers in the area of computer science and interested parties to meet, as well as for promoting computer science research, applications and the publication of research results.

To this end, the society arranges discussions and courses for its members, carries out research, as well as broadcasting and publishing research results, and co-operates with other societies in the field, both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, the society may participate in the arrangement of international symposiums and conferences, make presentations and propositions, as well as make statements and give out grants.

The society’s traditional activities include arranging the annual Computer science event, publishing the magazine Tietojenkäsittelytiede (computer science) and annually awarding prizes for outstanding theses.

The society has c. 200 members, comprising researchers, teachers and students, IT professionals who are interested in computer science, and members from society and the world of enterprise.

The society is a member of the Finnish Information Processing Association and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The Finnish Information Processing Association belongs to the International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP. Several of the society members are active in technical committees and task forces in IFIP.

The society’s traditions include:

* The annual Computer science events, particularly Computer Science days (CS Days)
* The Tietojenkäsittelytiede magazine
* Rewarding Master’s and Doctoral theses