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Associations, Federations and Special Interest Groups

Aware of the importance of international cooperation for the advancement of science, INSTICC works closely together with several other national and international associations and is proud to welcome them as partners in its activities or to arrange initiatives in cooperation with them.

While several forms of partnership are welcome, INSTICC places special value in "Technical Co-Sponsorships", by means of which both associations support each other from a scientific perspective for their mutual benefit. Additionally, in this case, members of partner organizations benefit from the same registration conditions as INSTICC members.

Current Institutional Partners:

The Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents

FIPA is an IEEE Computer Society standards organization that promotes agent-based technology and the interoperability of its standards with other technologies.

Object Management Group

The Object Management Group (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies.

Workflow Management Coalition

Founded in 1993, the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) is a global organization of adopters, developers, consultants, analysts, as well as university and research groups engaged in workflow and BPM.  The WfMC creates and contributes to process related standards, educates the market on related issues, and is the only standards organization that concentrates purely on process.  The WfMC created Wf-XML and XPDL, the leading process definition language used today in over 80 known solutions to store and exchange process models. XPDL is a process design format for storing the visual diagram and all design time attributes.


SIGMAS is a formal entity of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). SIGMAS is an International community of professionals from a broad spectrum of disciplines who want to share the benefits of their knowledge and expertise regarding Modeling and Simulation.

ITHEA® International Scientific Society

ITHEA® International Scientific Society (ITHEA® ISS) is aimed to support growing collaboration between scientists from all over the world.


The ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering seeks to improve our ability to engineer software by stimulating interaction among practitioners, researchers, and educators; by fostering the professional development of software engineers; and by representing software engineers to professional, legal, and political entities.

European Association for Programming Languages and Systems

EAPLS is an association that wants to stimulate research in the area of programming languages and systems. The precise scope of the association has been established as is discussed below. EAPLS aims at making contributions in the following areas:
- Collect and disseminate information related to research that falls in its scope.
- Contribute to the organization of conferences in its scope. It also provides a mechanism for financial support (e.g. guaranteeing reservation fees) or legally carrying funds from one conference to its successor.
- Seek cooperation with related organizations like EATCS, EACSL, ACM SIGPLAN, ERCIM, Formal Methods Europe, EASST, etc.
- Raise funds (from EU, governments, industry) in order to sponsor scientific events.
- Initiate scientific events in new areas.
- Stimulate the exchange of ideas and cooperation between researchers.
- Stimulate the application of research results in industry.