COMMON Deutschland originated a task group WebSphere in 2003, after the topic had increasingly been reflected in the agenda of other events. Since that time, WebSphere workshops are regularly hold by the User Group associated with iSeries.
The DNUG Deutsche Notes User Group has been committing itself to WebSphere since the end of 1999. In meetings of the Task Groups WebSphere, Enterprise Integration, Application Development as well as in workshops and the conferences organized twice a year, DNUG members deal with development trends and applications of WebSphere.
The German WebSphere User Group (GWUG), existing since 2002, is an independent, non-commercial user association with the aim to support WebSphere users in form of a community.