Registered at the Hague, The Netherlands, January 27, 1976;
amended on August 8, 1986 and July 8, 1992
The objectives of the Association are to increase and disseminate scientific knowledge in the area of human attention, performance, and information processing, and to foster international communication in this area.
The Regular International Symposium is the Association's principal
instrument in the pursuit of these goals. An Executive Committee administers
and monitors the Association's activities and an Advisory Council provides
the representation and accountability which are so essential to such an
In order better to suit the symposia to the purposes of the Association,
meetings are envisioned that are small in size, have no parallel sessions,
allow ample time and opportunity for detailed discussion, have broad international
representation, and seek out as contributors and participants young, promising
investigators as well as established scientists. Regular symposia will
normally be limited to several topics within the area specified in
2 so as to insure common as well as diverse interest among the
and to encourage discussion.
In addition, the minimal set of rules that govern the affairs of
the Association are conceived in a spirit that attempts to provide continuity
without oppression and refreshment without disruption.