International Scientific-Technical Society of Instrument Engineers and Metrologists (ISTSIEM)
The International Science and Technology Society for Instrumentation and Metrology Engineers (ISTSIME)
(Hereafter called the Society)
The Society is an independent, non-commercial, professional organization. The Society unites the specialists in the field of instrumentation and metrology who work at manufacturing plants, research centers and universities in the countries of the former USSR, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Georgia, and Moldova.
The Society was founded on the basis of mutual interests of its members in information exchange, in business and in informal contacts. The members of the Society are designers and developers of devices, instrumentation equipment and automation facilities, and users of instruments, industry operations staff, municipal officers, etc.
ISTSIME inherited the goals and traditions of its predecessor, a former ALL-Union Science and Technology Society of Instrumentation Engineers named after the academician S.I. Vavilov, which was founded in 1945 and worked successfully until 1992, practically all over the USSR. During that period, the Society integrated 12republican and more than 50 regional organizations of the country. The Society has permanent working contacts with similar Societies of other countries, and in 1958 it was among the pioneer founders of IMEKO, together with Hungary and Poland.
In 1992, after the USSR disintegration, the Society named S.I. Vavilov stopped its activity, and ISTSIME, with the Coordination Council and Presidium in Moscow, was founded. According to the ISTSIME Statute, the juridical persons (organizations, institutions, companies, etc.) or private persons who are interested in the activity of the Society may be Society members.
The basic purposes of the Society and members are as follows:
Today, pursuant to the purposes indicated above and taking into consideration the general economic situation, ISTSIME focuses its activity in Russia in the following directions: