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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.


Associação Portuguesa de Investigação Operacional

The Portuguese OR Society (Associação Portuguesa de Investigação Operacional - APDIO) is a scientific society, which brings together the Portuguese community interested in Operational Research. APDIO was founded in 1978 by 140 founding members, including university researchers, industrial professionals and several Portuguese Institutes and Companies as institucional associates. APDIO defines as its mission to contribute for the advance of Operational Research through courses, seminars, workshops, conferences and publications (such as scientific journals, bulletins and books). Furthermore, APDIO promotes the exchange of results, experiences and OR applications by electronic means like its web page (http://apdio.pt/home). The Portuguese OR Society is member of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies – IFORS and International Federation of Automatic Control - IFAC, since its very beginning. It is also a member of the Association of European Operational Research Societies - EURO and founding member of the Association of Latin-Iberoamerican Operational Research Societies  - ALIO since 1982. APDIO has a reciprocity agreement with the Brazilian Society of Operations Research - SOBRAPO, since 2001.


Federation of Asia Simulation Societies

ASIASIM, the Federation of Asia Simulation Societies, is a union of simulation societies in Asia.  At present, simulation societies of China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia are its members.


Japan Society for Simulation Technology

JSST (Japan Society for Simulation Technology) is the oldest academic society of computer science and engineering in Japan.



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.


EUROSIM - Federation of European Simulation Societies

EUROSIM, the Federation of European Simulation Societies, was set up in 1989. The purpose of EUROSIM is to provide a European forum for regional and national simulation societies to promote the advancement of modelling and simulation in industry, research and development.



MIMOS has been created from an initiative of a group of Italian operators in the simulation field; during an informal meeting held in February 2000 in Turin, they agreed on the opportunity to increase the knowledge on Modelling and Simulation in Italy by exchanging reciprocal experiences. The idea was to proceed with the creation of a National Association on Modelling and Simulation acting as a reference point for all Companies, Organisations and Users involved, in any way and form, in such a field.


Liophant Simulation

Liophant is a non-profit association born in order to be a trait-d'union among simulation developers and users; Liophant is devoted to promote and diffuse the simulation techniques and methodologies; the Association promotes exchange of students, sabbatical years, organization of International Conferences, organization of courses and stages in companies to apply the simulation to real problems.


Simulation Team

The Simulation Team was established in early third millenium for Leading a Pool of HiTech Institutions active in Modelling & Simulation. The Simulation Team represents an Excellence Network involving top quality international institutions and Simulation Team members are able to guarantee an unique capability to develop multidisciplinary models for complex systems. Simulation Team is active in involved in the organization of several among the Major World Conferences in M&S such as I3M.



ACM SIGSIM mission is to promote and disseminate the advancement of high quality state-of-the-art in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) across a broad range of interests and disciplines.


European Council for Modeling and Simulation

ECMS, The European Council for Modelling and Simulation is an independent forum of European academics and practitioners dedicated to research, development, and applications of modelling and simulation.