Associations, Federations and Special Interest Groups
  SIGAPP's mission is to further the interests of the computing professional engaged in the development of new computing applications and application areas and the transfer of computing technology to new problem domains.

  The ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) aims to promote the principles, techniques and applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent systems and technology.

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

  SIGMIS is one of the oldest ACM Special Interest Groups and for decades has been instrumental in defining and developing the field of management and information systems.

  The ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners in all aspects of multimedia computing, communication, storage, and applications.

  The ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control's mission is to develop the information security profession by sponsoring high-quality research conferences and workshops. SIGSAC conferences address all aspects of information and system security, encompassing security technologies, secure systems, security applications, and security policies. Security technologies include access control, assurance, authentication, cryptography, intrusion detection, penetration techniques, risk analysis, and secure protocols. Security systems include security in operating systems, database systems, networks and distributed systems, and middleware. Representative security applications areas are information systems, workflow systems, electronic commerce, electronic cash, copyright and intellectual property protection, telecommunications systems, and healthcare. Security polices encompass confidentiality, integrity, availability, privacy, and survivability policies, including tradeoff and conflicts amongst these.

  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.

    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 ( 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.

    APEEGNC - Associação Portuguesa de EEG e Neurofisiologia Clínica
  The APEENGNC Association aims to promote the study of clinical neurophysiology or any other methods of interest to the study of the nervous system, considering the scientific, practical application and its technical components.

    APNNA - Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly
  The Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) is for promoting more active interactions of researchers, scientists, and industry professionals who are working in the Neural Network and related fields in the Asia Pacific region. Currently, APNNA has Governing Board Members in 13 regions–Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Qatar, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. APNNA seeks more active participation from researchers and professionals in other regions in the Asia Pacific area.

    Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a nonprofit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines. AAAI aims to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence.

    British Computer Society
  BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable the information society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, influence the development of computing education, shape public policy and inform the public.

    ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics
  ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. The ERCIM community is supported by a Consortium of two bodies: ERCIM AISBL an international non for profit association under Belgian law, carrying on the activities of ERCIM concerning collaborative research, networking, and support. ERCIM EEIG, the European Economic Interest Grouping, the European Economic Interest Grouping, responsible for managing the ERCIM Office and hosting the W3C European Host.

  EuroCloud is an independent non-profit organization and consists of a two-tier setup where every European country can apply to participate in as long as they respect the EuroCloud Statutes. In less than three years, 30 countries have a EuroCloud presence and in 21 European countries a local Eurocloud association is formally established. Right now the established countries are: Portugal, Spain, France, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, Ireland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Hungary. The board directors of these countries are also member of the EuroCloud Europe council and have a vote on decisions to be made. Pricing on local membership may differ due to the fact that Local EuroCloud associations can define their own business model.

    European Association for Computer Graphics
  Eurographics is the only truly Europe-wide professional Computer Graphics association. The association supports its members in advancing the state of the art in Computer Graphics and related fields such as Multimedia, Scientific Visualization and Human Computer Interfaces. Through a world-wide membership, EG maintains close links with developments in the US, Japan and other countries, promoting the exchange of scientific and technical information and skills on a global scale.‎

    IEEE Communications Society
  The IEEE Communications Society is community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies. To that end, the Society sponsors publications, conferences, educational programs, local activities, and technical committees that: Foster original work in all aspects of communications science, engineering, and technology. Encourage the development of applications that use signals to transfer voice, data, image, and/or video information between locations. Promote the theory and use of systems involving all types of terminals, computers, and information processors; all pertinent systems and operations that facilitate transfer; all transmission media; switched and unswitched networks; and network layouts, protocols, architectures, and implementations. And strongly advance developments toward meeting new market demands in systems, products, and technologies such as personal communications services, multimedia communications systems, enterprise networks, and optical communications systems.

    IEEE Computer Society
  The IEEE Computer Society is the computing professional's single, unmatched source for technology information, inspiration and collaboration. By making the most up-to-date and advanced information in the computing world easily accessible, we are the source that computing professionals trust to provide high quality, state-of-the-art information on an on-demand basis.

    IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
  The vision of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society is to be recognized as the world leading society for the advancement of theory and application in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. The mission of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society is to serve the interests of its members and the community at large by promoting the theory, practice, and interdisciplinary aspects of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. It is accomplished through conferences, publications, and other activities that contribute to the professional needs of its members.

    IEICE - Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
  The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers is a Japanese institute specialized in the areas of electronic, information and communication engineering and associated fields.

    International Association for Cryptologic Research
  The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields. Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries.‎

    Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
  Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a Portuguese private, non-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of six universities and two major companies with R&D in Telecommunications: Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A., Nokia Siemens Networks, Universidade da Beira Interior, Universidade do Porto and ISCTE–IUL. IT is an Associate Laboratory of the State. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in Telecommunications. IT is involved in fundamental and applied research at national and international levels. It fosters higher education and training by hosting graduate and postgraduate students. IT also plays a role towards society with public awareness initiatives, knowledge transfer to industry and consulting services on non-competing basis. IT research team includes about 200 PhD holders, 200 PhD students and 400 MSc students. Advanced laboratory facilities support applied research, which is carried in the framework of national and international projects in cooperation with peer institutions worldwide. Yearly, IT is involved in more than 170 projects with competitive funding and scientific output exceeds 40 books and book chapters, 250 papers in international scientific peer refereed journals, 450 papers in conferences and more than 10 filed patents.

    MIT Portugal
  The MIT Portugal Program was launched in October 2006 by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education to strengthen the country's knowledge base and international competitiveness through a strategic investment in people, knowledge and ideas. Government funding to MIT and partner Portuguese institutions supports this unique collaboration.

    National Science Foundation
  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

  SWIM focuses on the modeling of interprise, which means inter-enterprise and internet-based enterprise. The following three areas are jointly investigated: 1. Designing business plan of interprise. 2. Implementing information system of interprise. 3. Validating and verifying interprise model.

    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.
4-6 February, Vienna
13th Int. Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence
4-6 February, Vienna
10th Int. Conf. on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems
9-10 February, Vienna
10th Int. Conf. on Sensor Networks
8-10 February, Vienna
9th Int. Conf. on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development
11-13 February, Vienna
7th Int. Conf. on Information Systems Security and Privacy