During the second international graphonomics conference in 1985, the decision was made to establish the International Graphonomics Society (IGS). The general aims of the IGS are the advancement of research in the field of graphonomics. These aims include an exchange of views and expertise, joint-project research, and the dissemination and application of knowledge wherever appropriate.
Some means to achieve these goals are: The organization of conferences and workshops and the publication of their proceedings, the stimulation of communication and research contacts by any other means, the transmission of information through a regular bulletin (BIGS), an electronic list (Scrib-L) and the maintenance of a graphonomics research directory.
The IGS has the status of a legal, non-profit organization. It was established as a foundation (‘stichting’) under the law of the Netherlands on January 30th, 1987.