In response to the internet revolution in electronic publishing and communication, the CEIC was formed in 1998 to monitor such developments and advise the IMU and, through it, the worldwide mathematics community.
(As approved by the IMU Executive Committee, Bangalore, 2010 and announced at the IMU General Assembly, Bangalore, on August 16, 2010.)
The CEIC is a standing committee of the Executive Committee (EC) of the International Mathematical Union, reviewed every four years by the EC at its meeting preceding that of the IMU General Assembly. Members are appointed in even-numbered years for staggered four year terms, normally commencing on January 1 of the following year, using criteria similar to those for IMU Commissions.
The mandate of the CEIC is to advise the EC on matters concerning information and communication.
The CEIC's duties include: