History of IAMPS

Brief Summary

The International Applied Military Psychology Symposium IAMPS is a symposium series that started in 1963, initiated by the Office of Naval Research. Since then it first has evolved into an important forum for information exchange among European and North American military psychologists. After the end of the cold war the scope of attending countries was widened and IAMPS was conducted in countries like Croatia, the Czech Republic, Russia and even Kyrgyzstan. Meanwhile psychologists from all over the world participate in IAMPS.

A wide range of topics is typically covered. This includes personnel selection and classification, manpower planning, leadership, stress, training, simulation, and human factors. 

Besides the local organizers the Office of Naval Research in London was the main sponsor of most events.

Past Conferences

Below some data on conferences since 1990:

52. IAMPS 2017 Ulm, Germany
51. IAMPS 2016 Porto, Portugal
50. IAMPS 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
49. IAMPS 2014 Tallinn, Estonia
48. IAMPS 2013 Bern, Switzerland
47. IAMPS 2011 Vienna, Austria
46. IAMPS 2010 Sliema, Malta
45. IAMPS 2009 Riga, Latvia
44. IAMPS 2008 Saint Petersburg, Russia
43. IAMPS 2007 Bishkek, Kyrgistan
42. IAMPS 2006 Berlin, Germany
41. IAMPS 2005 Washington, D.C., USA
40. IAMPS 2004 Oslo, Norway
39. IAMPS 2003 Brussels, Belgium
38. IAMPS 2002 Amsterdam, Netherlands
37. IAMPS 2001 Prague, Czech Republic
36. IAMPS 2000 Split, Croatia
35. IAMPS 1999 Florence, Italy
34. IAMPS 1998 Paris, France
33. IAMPS 1997 Vienna, Austria
32. IAMPS 1996 Brussels, Belgium
31. IAMPS 1995 Lisbon, Portugal
30. IAMPS 1994 Heidelberg, Germany
29. IAMPS 1993 Cambridge, UK
28. IAMPS 1992 Berlin, Germany
27. IAMPS 1991 Stockholm, Sweden
26. IAMPS 1990 Vienna, Austria