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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.

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.

European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians

The European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians is a medical speciality society comprised of physician members within the European community. The mission of the College is toadvance the competency of sports physicians and the best possible care,for their athletes and the citizens of Europe, by providing continuing education, publishing research; to collaborate with other sports medicine organizations and serving as a source of information to the public.

European Association for Sport Management

The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense. EASM membership is composed of academics and professionals from the public, voluntary and commercial sectors. EASM has a wide international network of experts and National Organisations in the fields of sport management and has close European and Intercontinental relations (the International Sport Management Alliance). Members of EASM come from nearly 40 different countries, and from every continent.

European Federation of Sport Psychology

The main aim of the European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC) is to promote scientific work in the field of sports psychology. In addition, the Managing Council of FEPSAC, consisting of members from nine different countries, has decided to publish position statements on topical and important questions. The recommendations in the position statements represent the opinion of FEPSAC and are based on scientific knowledge.

European Society of Biomechanics

The European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) was founded at a meeting of 20 scientists from 11 countries in Brussels on May 21, 1976. The participants decided to create a new society, the European Society of Biomechanics. Biomechanics was defined as;“The study of forces acting on and generated within a body and of the effects of these forces on the tissues, fluids or materials; used for diagnosis, treatment or research purposes”. The primary goal of the ESB was formulated as “To encourage, foster, promote and develop research, progress and information concerning the science of Biomechanics”.

International Association of Computer Science in Sport

The International Association of Computer Science in Sport (IACSS), and the predessesor (the WorkingGroup COSISP), have been founded to improve the international cooperation in the field of Computer Science in Sport. Obviously, the internationalization of this discipline is of great importance for the exchange of views, the discussion and presentation of current research results as well as the realization of joint research projects.

Associação Portuguesa de Fisioterapeutas/Grupo de Interesse em Fisioterapia

The Physical Therapy Interest Group in Sport is an advisory body of the Portuguese Physiotherapists Association and one of the founding members of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy. It aims to represent and promote physical therapy in sport, to meet the needs of our members, the sports population, through clinical practice in sport, research, education and professional development

International Association of Sport Kinetics

The aim of the Association will be creating appropriate conditions for further development of human movement science and sport kinetics as a scientific discipline which constitutes a fundamental element in sciences related to sport. IASK will be striving at interdisciplinary cooperation of scientists from numerous related disciplines of science and elementary sciences.The aim of the association is to promote and further develop various branches of scientific research focusing on how to get to know human movement behaviour and physical fitness better. The association concentrates on the problems of movement, physical and health development of children and the young, as well as of adults and the elderly. IASK is specifically interested in movement and physical fitness of sportsmen going in for various disciplines. This in particular, requires us to encourage regular discussions on general, theoretical conception, specific terminology and methods of diagnosing movement development, as well as to study and disseminate physical activity patterns for people at various age. Working towards these goals, the association aims at co-operation and information exchange, and provides conditions for scientific, interdisciplinary discussions among researchers of various branches of basic and applied science.

Portuguese Society of Physical Education

The SPEF - Portuguese Society of Physical Education is the entity that, since 1983, is at the national level, the scientific community within the Physical Education and Sport area. Internationally the SPEF is a member of FIEP (Federation Internationel de Education Physique), the FETEF (Federação Europeia dos Titulados em Educação Física), the ICHPER (International Council For Health Physical Education Recreation) and founder of EUPEA member (European Physical Education Association). The SPEF''s mission is the study and promotion of physical activity, objectified: to promote a scientific attitude, in consideration of the problems and intervention concerning bodily activities of any kind; to stimulate the interaction between different areas of experts, by organizing scientific sessions, forms of exchange and collaboration; and fostering the creation of research projects, preferably interdisciplinary features, aimed at deepening the knowledge and looking for proposed solutions to the problems that affect the correct development of the areas of application of Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport today are increasingly important in the national context, reflecting a sharp increase in scientific research, which poses as essential the benefits of physical activity, both at the school system level, as sports or social level.

Portuguese Federation of Disability Sports

The Portuguese Sports Federation for Persons with Disabilities (FPDD) is a multisport Federation, endowed with Sports Public Utility, established as a nonprofit association that pursues nationally the development of cumulative practice of diverse sport practices for people with disabilities, in cooperation and respect for national associations per disability area affiliated to them.

European College of Sport Science

The European College of Sport Science is an international non-profit organization founded in Nice, France in 1995. Its purpose is the promotion of science and research, with special attention to the interdisciplinary fields of sport science and sports medicine. The ECSS associates scientists committed to the ECSS mission by individual membership. By organizing annual scientific congresses the ECSS provides a networking platform to share your knowledge.

Società Italiana di Anatomia e Istologia

The Italian Society of Anatomy was founded in 1929 by Nello Beccari, Luigi Castaldi and Emerico Luna under the auspices of Giulio Chiarugi. The first congress was held in Bologna (8-10 October 1929), chaired by Giulio Valenti. Since December 2004 the Society changed its name into “ITALIAN SOCIETY OF ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY (SIAI)”. The institutional aims of the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology are the increase and the promotion of research and teaching in morphological (anatomical and histological) disciplines. Currently it has about 400 members and has reached the 74th

National Congress (Bologna, 20-22 September 2020). The official organ of the Society is the Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology in which the proceedings of the annual meeting as an ordinary supplement are published.

Sport Sciences Research Institute of Iran

Sport Sciences Research Institute of Iran (SSRI), established in 1998, is the only national institute in charge of scientific research in the field of sport sciences in Iran. SSRI has its own formal faculty members, which are all experts and have well connection and collaboration with all the 52 physical education faculty members in Iran and also the well-known universities all around the world. SSRI has 1 international peer-reviewed research journal in English, and 6 scholarly journals in Farsi. International collaboration is one of the main SSRI’s visions; holding an annual international congress, SSRI tries to provide a networking platform to share knowledge in the area of sport sciences. SSRI has the most equipped sport lab at national and regional level; having more than 50 types of applied devices in different fields of sport sciences this lab is ready to help for implementation of the experts’ developing high tech thesis and research projects. Ph.D., guest researcher, and sabbatical positions, and also support for sport related startups are all available at SSRI.

European Society of Movement analysis for Adults and Children

The purpose of ESMAC (the European Society of Movement Analysis for Adults and Children) is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings. ESMAC is multidisciplinary by nature, mainly interacting clinical and bioengineering disciplines, and ranging from basic sciences to applied practices.

International Sport and Culture Association

The International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) is a global platform open to organizations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity. Created in 1995, ISCA is today a global actor closely cooperating with its 231 member organizations, international NGOs, and public and private sector stakeholders. Its 40 million individual members from 83 countries on five continents represent a diverse group of people active within the youth, sport and cultural activities.