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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 accross 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.


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.


ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction

SIGCHI is the premier international society for professionals, academics and students who are interested in human-technology and human-computer interaction (HCI).


The Federation of European Neuroscience Societes

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. FENS currently represents 43 European national and single discipline neuroscience societies with over 20,000 member scientists from 33 European countries. FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates the exchange and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.


International Neuromodulation Society

The biennial International Neuromodulation Society's World Congress emphasizes the field’s transformative force on disease treatment. Plenary sessions from world experts, panel discussions, oral abstract presentations, poster sessions and networking opportunities rely knowledge from a range of disciplines about current practice, future developments, and solutions for neuromodulation therapy of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous system. The congress brings together scientists, researchers, engineers, device developers and healthcare providers worldwide for an opportunity to share evidence-based knowledge about basic, translational and clinical research; emerging technologies; and global health care trends in order to improve skills, clinical outcomes, and access to patient care for the betterment of humankind.


Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurologia

SPN is intended to promote the development of the neurology service of the Portuguese population by fostering education, scientific research, exchange and dissemination of scientific knowledge about neuroscience and the promotion of better medical care and assistance citizens with neurological diseases.


Neurotech Network

Neurotech Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the education of and the advocacy to access neurotechnology for persons with impairments. Learn about how these new alternative therapies and cutting edge medical treatments impact the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric illnesses, diseases and disabilities. Neurotech Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the education of and the advocacy to access neurotechnology for persons with impairments. Learn about how these new alternative therapies and cutting edge medical treatments impact the lives of people with neurological and psychiatric illnesses, diseases and disabilities.


International Brain Research Organization

IBRO is the global federation of neuroscience organisations that aims to promote and support neuroscience around the world through training, teaching, collaborative research, advocacy and outreach. More than 90 international, national and regional scientific organisations constitute IBRO's Governing Council which, together with the five IBRO Regional Committees, address the needs and advance the work of individual scientists and research communities everywhere. In addition, IBRO has partnerships with like-minded scientific societies and organisations to identify priorities and help bridge gaps in knowledge, investment and resources in the field of brain research.


Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurocirurgia


The Physiological Society

The Physiological Society brings together over 3,500 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in our leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports. The Society also runs events for the general public on how physiology relates to everyday life, and for students who may be considering physiology as a career. Membership is available for all career stages, from undergraduate level to senior level scientists. The Society is a charitable organisation, with stated charitable objects and aims which are of public benefit. We are an independent and apolitical organisation.


International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology

The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) has members operating in 59 countries globally. The main goal of the IFCN is to promote education and the highest level of practice of Clinical Neurophysiology to improve health.


INCF network

INCF promotes the field of neuroinformatics and aims to advance data reuse and reproducibility in global brain research.

The mission of the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, INCF, is to be an independent international facilitator catalyzing and coordinating the global development of neuroinformatics, and advancing training in the field. The goal of neuroinformatics is to integrate and analyze diverse data across scales, techniques, and species to understand the brain and positively impact the health and well being of society.



BITalino is a low-cost biomedical hardware and software toolkit that has been redefining biomedical education, research and prototyping, by making otherwise inaccessible tools available to everyone. It gathers a unique community, has the most complete offering of software tools in its segment, and it's simple to use (no electrical skills required). In 2017 it has been distinguished by the European Commision DG-CONNECT as the "Best Industrial & Enabling Tech".


Sociedade Brasileira de Biofísica

A Sociedade Brasileira de Biofísica (SBBf) tem como missão congregar todos os pesquisadores interessados em desenvolver e incrementar as pesquisas no campo da Biofísica e ciências afins, bem como estudar e discutir os assuntos concernentes aos fins para que foi instituída, além de contribuir para o progresso das Ciências em geral e do ensino da Biofísica nos curso de graduação e pós-graduação.