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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:

Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

INSTICC is the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, a scientific, non-profit, association whose main goals are to serve the international scientific community by promoting, developing and disseminating knowledge in the areas of information systems and technologies, control and communication. It has organized hundreds of successful scientific conferences across the world since 2003, in collaboration with the main international institutions in its areas of interest.

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.

IEEE Photonics Society

The Society's Field of Interest is lasers, optical and photonic devices, optical fibers, and associated lightwave technology and their systems and applications. The society is concerned with transforming the science of materials, optical phenomena, and quantum electronic devices into the design, development, and manufacture of photonic technologies. The Society promotes and cooperates in the educational and technical activities which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum optoelectronics and applications.


Photonics21 is a voluntary association of industrial enterprises and other stakeholders in the field of photonics in Europe. It unites the majority of the leading Photonics industries and relevant stakeholders along the whole economic value chain throughout Europe. Its mission is the coordination of the research and development activities in Europe among all the contributing partners from education, basic research, applied research and development to manufacturing and all relevant applications.

The Italian Society of Optics and Photonics

The Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF) was established in 1991 to promote research and development in the field of optics and photonics and to coordinate such activities throughout the country. One of its tasks is therefore the dissemination of knowledge related to these disciplines. SIOF is the national branch of the European Optical Society (EOS,

European Optical Society

The purpose of the society is to contribute to progress in optics and related sciences, and to promote their applications at the European and international levels, by bringing together individuals and legal entities involved in these disciplines and their applications. The European Optical Society (EOS) serves as the joint forum for all individuals, companies, organizations, educational institutions, and learned and professional societies, who recognize the opportunity and challenge that a common European base provides for the development of optics in its broadest sense.

Società Italiana di Fisica

The Italian Physical Society (SIF - Società Italiana di Fisica), founded in 1897 is a non-profit association with the aim to promote, favour and protect the progress of Physics in Italy and worldwide. SIF represents the Italian scientific community, in the research, the educational and professional fields, either private or public, relative to all areas of Physics and its applications (Medicine, Biology, Informatics, Economics and Finance, Meteorology and Climate, Environment, Archeometry, Cultural Heritage and others).

The Japan Society of Applied Physics

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) serves as an academic interface between science and engineering and an interactive platform for academia and the industry. JSAP is a "conduit" for the transfer of fundamental concepts to the industry for development and technological applications.

Canadian Nano Society

Canadian Nano Society was established due to the need of a united community in Canada for students, scientists and interested people who work in various area connected with Nano-science and Nano-technology.

Our mission is to develop an understanding of the Nano-science and technology by connecting scientists within Canada and beyond to expand our knowledge.

Educating students and the public by promoting Nano-technology literacy of students at all levels by providing a respected and authoritative voice on nano-technology issues that are increasingly in the public eye.

Supporting the next generation of Nano-scientists by providing active mentoring, networking opportunities and support to attract the brightest scientific minds to the field and enable them to pursue successful careers as experts in nano-technology.

European Materials Research Society

Founded in 1983, the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) now has more than 3,200 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials.

La Fédération Française de La Photonique

Photonics France, a merger of AFOP, the professional union and the CNOP, the national committee, has been committed for more than 120 years to photonics professionals.

Bringing together AFOP, the professional syndicate of photonic optics that brought together the industrialists specialized in the study, development, manufacture, integration and sale of components, products or systems integrating photonic technologies and the CNOP, the national committee of optics and photonics, regrouping the poles, clusters, club, learned society of the sector, Photonics France became in April 2018 the French Federation of Photonics.

Our members have the ambition to contribute actively to the development of the sector. They address a wide variety of applications: health, research, environment, transportation, smart buildings, lighting, defense, and especially security.

Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais

The Portuguese Society of Materials (SPM) was started in 1981 and is a body for materials scientists and engineers, working for the materials community in Portugal, to promote and develop Materials Science and Engineering. SPM members include researchers, professors, students and also Research Laboratories, Materials Departments at Universities and Industrial Companies.

Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore

The Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore is a spin-off from the original Singapore Chapter of SPIE which is no longer in existence. With Optics and Photonics making inroads into virtually all areas of science and engineering, this society will provide a forum for discussion and growth among the various multidisciplinary groups within academia, research institutes and industry.

The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.