The Institute of Intelligent Systems was established to provide a forum for various scientific activities linked to research challenges and outcomes of different fields of Intelligent Systems. ITS international conferences constitute the heart of IIS. The ITS conference series started as an enthusiastic project by Professor Claude Frasson from the University of Montreal in 1988.

Besides the ITS conferences, IIS has enriched its scope of actions by inaugurating a new series of thematic and highly specialized conferences which link Intelligent Systems with Neuroscience, inviting people from Medicine to join the IIS community: BFAL 2017 and BFAL 2018 treat the theme of Brain Function Assessment in Learning.