The aim of ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society) is to develop and extend knowledge in all aspects of Structural Integrity and disseminating that knowledge world-wide with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering equipment, individual components and structures.

IGF is the italian branch of ESIS.

Founded by Professor T. Yokobori in 1965, the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) is today the premier international body for promotion of worldwide cooperation among scientists and engineers concerned with the mechanics and mechanisms of fracture, fatigue and strength of solids. Over the years, ICF has made considerable progress in providing an international forum for highlighting individual and national accomplishments in the overall field of fracture