GERCOM was founded in June/2003, whose name at that time was Work Group on Computer Networks (GTRedes-UFPA). Its main goal was to develop and stimulate research in the computer network and communication multimedia in the north of Brazil.
The idea came up when some students of computer networks of the Post-Graduation course in Electric Engineering along with professor Ph.D Antônio Jorge Gomes Abelém due to the lack of research in the region.
After eight months, the group changed its name to he current on, in addition to releasing its site and carrying out researches, involving undergrad, master and specialization students.
GERCOM aims to establish as group of high-level expertise in Computer Networks and Communication Multimedia, giving support to governmental bodies and private companies with cutting-edge technology and highly-qualified professionals.