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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:

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.


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.


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.


International Federation for Systems Research

The International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), founded 1981, is a non-profit, scientific and educational organization comprising 45 member organizations (status April 2016)  from all continents. The overall purpose of the Federation is to advance cybernetic and systems research and systems applications in order to serve the international systems community (see also its constitution).


European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) is an international organization founded in 1972. Its aim is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and results among theoretical computer scientists as well as to stimulate cooperation between the theoretical and the practical community in computer science.


Netherlands Platform Complex Systems

The Netherlands Platform Complex Systems (NPCS) was founded in November 2015, by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Dutch technology institutes (TNO) and the Dutch Universities. The aim of the NPCS is to encourage communication, exchange and collaboration among scientists and groups in this multidisciplinary research area in the Netherlands. The platform will stimulate community building for researchers working on issues related to complexity and facilitate mutual awareness and exchange of ideas between different groups for various complexity themes. The platform will identify and stimulate areas of complexity research in which scientists from the Netherlands are particularly strong, but will also identify areas of major societal and industrial need. Moreover, the platform should ease access for complexity scientists to (potential) partners in industry and society and stimulate their interaction. The platform will encourage activities that help in developing complexity theory as a coherent field of research, stimulate education at all academic levels, and foster links between the community in the Netherlands and similar initiatives abroad. The board of NPCS is structured around three working groups, aimed at research, education and society. The activities are coordinated by the bureau of the NPCS.


World Federation on Soft Computing

World Federation on Soft Computing', is a virtual society for active researchers in the field.
The aim of the Federation would be to promote 'Soft Computing' across the world. The Federation will promote all other organizations in this area and will evangelize the concept of 'virtual discussion and publishing. The official journal of the World Federation on Soft Computing is the journal Applied Soft Computing Journal , published by Elsevier Press.