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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:

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.

German Informatics Society

German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI)) is a non-profit organization with about 22,000 members living across the world.
Most of them develop the discipline of informatics by teaching, researching or working in the field of informatics, while others are involved in related business and political areas. The main purposes of this network of professionals are motivate for informatics, develop the scientific discipline and promote the impact informatics has economy, business and society.

The European Association for e-identity and Security

Established in 1987, EEMA is an independent association of IT professionals, businesses and governments, providing business and technical networking opportunities at both local and regional levels in the broad areas associated with digital identity and its applications, including security.

Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação

Founded in 2001, APDSI aims to promote and develop the Information and Knowledge Society in Portugal, uniting with this common interest citizens and companies. In line with these purpose the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society has been developing several activities, which include a series of studies carried out by multidisciplinary working groups, including public administration, learning, Justice, Health, Education, Trade and Electronic Business. In all these works APDSI seeks to identify the trends and also the interactions between technology and other social and economic dimensions, contributing to a more open view to the discussion and effective implementation of these concepts in the Portuguese Society. The APDSI has the status of public utility and in 2008 was recognized as an NGO.

AP2SI - Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança da Informação

AP2SI – Associação Portuguesa para a Promoção da Segurança da Informação is a private, non-profit association created in 2012 by security professionals and other like-minded people. It is focused on raising awareness in Portugal for all matters Information Security and related topics such as cybersecurity or privacy. It does this through the promotion of best practices and the organization and divulgation of events, conferences and other type of initiatives that bring the topic close to the society.

IEEE SMC - Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society TC on Homeland Security

The IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on Homeland Security is a community of researchers from the field of  intelligence and security informatics, conducting cutting-edge systems and informatics research.