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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.

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.

IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

The Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society seeks to advance science and technology in geoscience, remote sensing and related fields using conferences, education, and other resources. The fields of interest of the Society are the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the remote sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space, as well as the processing, interpretation and dissemination of this information.<br>

ACM Special Interest Group on Spatial Information

ACM SIGSPATIAL addresses issues related to the acquisition, management, and processing of spatially-related information with a focus on algorithmic, geometric, and visual considerations. The scope includes, but is not limited to, geographic information systems (GIS).

Group on Earth Observations

Established in 2005, GEO is a voluntary partnership of governments and organizations that envisions “a future wherein decisions and actions for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations and information.” GEO Member governments include 102 nations and the European Commission, and 103 Participating Organizations comprised of international bodies with a mandate in Earth observations. Together, the GEO community is creating a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) that will link Earth observation resources world-wide across multiple Societal Benefit Areas - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sustainability, Disaster Resilience, Energy and Mineral Resources Management, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, Infrastructure & Transportation Management, Public Health Surveillance, Sustainable Urban Development, Water Resources Management - and make those resources available for better informed decision-making.

University Consortium for Geographic Information Science

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a non-profit organization that creates and supports communities of practice for GIScience research, education, and policy endeavors in higher education and with allied institutions. We are the professional hub for the academic GIS community in the United States, with partnerships extending this capacity abroad.

Geographical Information Systems International Group

The GISIG Association operates in the GIS field, grouping organisations from more than 20 European Countries and acting through the promotion of European projects and the establishment of thematic networks and national secretariats.
The GISIG main objectives are:

· to set up a network of GIS operators and users, grouping together the experience of universities, enterprises and administrations, in order to foster the exchange of information and of experience;
· to promote common GI initiatives and projects, e.g. in the framework of the European Union Programmes;
· to establish thematic networks for a collaboration environment inside the partnership and towards groups of professional operators and users."

Italian Society for Photogrammetry and Topography

The Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography (SIFET) is a non-profit organization that promotes the diffusion of topographic and photogrammetric techniques at national and international level. It promotes international cooperation between the worldwide organizations with interests in the Geomatics activities.

The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society

Founded in 1934, the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving thousands of professional members around the world. Our mission is to advance knowledge and improve understanding of mapping sciences to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and supporting technologies.

Upcoming Events:
- Geo Week 2024
- ISPRS TC II 2024

ASPRS Benefits:
- Membership Opportunities
- Free Open-access Publishing in PE&RS
- Awards and Scholarships
- Certification
- Other Benefits to the Geospatial Community


EuroSDR is a not-for-profit organisation linking National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies with Research Institutes and Universities in Europe for the purpose of applied research in spatial data provision, management and delivery.

European Association of Geographers

The principal aims of EUROGEO are to advance the status of geography by:
- organising events and activities for members
- producing publications for members
- supporting geographers in their jobs and careers
- identifying and promoting good practise
- lobbying at European and national level
- giving advice on geography
- making recommendations to decision makers
EUROGEO promotes the European dimension in geographical education as a contribution towards the development of European citizenship. By doing so, EUROGEO encourages the development of a greater European awareness through the medium of geography and increases mutual knowledge and understanding of Europe.

Geospatial Information and Technology Association

The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) is a member-led nonprofit professional education association and leading advocate for anyone using geospatial technology to help operate, maintain, and protect North America’s infrastructure. Through industry leading conferences, research initiatives, chapters, and outreach programs, GITA provides ongoing learning and engagement opportunities for its members. Founded in 1982, it is one of the world’s oldest GIS focused associations.

International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The mission of the IAMG is to promote, worldwide, the advancement of
mathematics, statistics and informatics in the Geosciences.

Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology

The Italian Association of Physical Geography and Geomorphology (AIGeo), is a not-for-profit association composed of 230 members from academia and private industry, research institutions and government agencies. The objective of the Association is to promote, facilitate and coordinate physical-geographical and geomorphological researches and to promote initiatives for the training of physical geographers and geomorphologists and the dissemination of territorial and environmental culture.