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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.

http://www.wfmc.org/


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.

http://www.omg.org/


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.

http://www.fipa.org/


Euromicro


Euromicro is an international scientific, engineering and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of Information Technology and Microelectronics. Euromicro's contributions to the progress in this field form a unique European focal point of activities. In pursuing the mission the highest professional and ethical standards are observed. Euromicro is a non-profit organization.


http://www.euromicro.org/


European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering & Science


The European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science (EAMBES) is a no-profit international organization incorporated according to the Belgian law, that federates most scientific societies and academic and research institutions located in Europe and involved with Biomedical Engineering or as it is more appropriately defined Medical and Biological Engineering and Science. The main objective of EAMBES is to improve the health, wealth, and well being of the citizens of Europe by the application of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science.

 


http://eambes.org/


International Society for Computational Biology


The International Society for Computational Biology is a scholarly society dedicated to advancing the scientific understanding of living systems through computation. The ISCB communicates the significance of our science to the larger scientific community, governments, and the public at large. The ISCB serves a global membership by impacting government and scientific policies, providing high quality publications and meetings, and through distribution of valuable information about training, education, employment and relevant news from related fields.
The BIOSTEC 2016 conference is affiliated with the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The conference coordinators encourage all participants, who are not ISCB-members, to join the Society to take advantage of the discounted fee for ISCB members. To become a member of ISCB go to http://www.iscb.org/iscb-new-member-registration.


http://www.iscb.org/


Biomedical Engineering Society


The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.


http://bmes.org/


Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence


Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence.


http://www.aaai.org/


ISfTeH - International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth


ISfTeH aims to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and providing access to recognized experts in the field worldwide.

http://www.isfteh.org/


ACM SIGAI


ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence

Who we are: academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, software developers, end users, and students.

What we do:
- Promote and support the growth and application of AI principles and techniques throughout computing;
- Sponsor or co-sponsor high-quality, AI-related conferences;
- Sponsor recognized AI awards;
- Support important journals in the field;
- Provide scholarships to student members to attend conferences;
- Promote AI education and publications through various forums and the ACM digital library;

http://sigai.acm.org/


ACM SIGBio


The ACM Special Interest Group on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics (SIGBio) was instituted in 2010 with the aim of focusing on research on bioinformatics data management topics, roughly covered by the so-called biological and biomedical data, knowledge, and information management. The focus of SIGBio is to bridge computer science, mathematics, and statistics, with biology and biomedicine, sharing research interests in the management of data related to life sciences. The mission of ACM SIGBio is to support advanced research, training, and outreach in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Biomedical Informatics by stimulating interactions among researchers, educators and practitioners from related multi-disciplinary felds.


http://www.sigbioinformatics.org/


Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering


The Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) was founded in 1970 and is, today, well established at the Swiss universities and companies. One of the goals of the Society is to build a network for education, research, manufacturing and politics within the background of biomedical engineering (BME). 
http://www.sgbt.ch/

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