Serbian Vacuum Society (SVS) was founded in 2012 as volunteer, nongovernmental,
unprofitable, professional organization aiming to mobilize experts and scientists to promote,
advance and educate in the technical and technological field, as well as in the field of vacuum
or vacuum related techniques.
SVS continues the tradition of the regional vacuum societies
and especially the tradition and work of the Vacuum Technique Center of Yugoslavia founded
in 1960, which was transformed in the Yugoslav National Committee for Vacuum Technique
(i.e. Yugoslavian Vacuum Society) in the early 1963 when this committee joined the newly
founded International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) as
one of the founder members. The Yugoslavian Vacuum Society was, at the time of its
establishment, foreseen as the joint organization of the national vacuum societies of Slovenia,
Croatia and Serbia and later on in the year 1979 as the Association of Slovenian, Croatian and
Serbian vacuum technique societies. Today, national vacuum societies of Slovenia, Croatia
and Serbia share the historic role of this association until it was disbanded in the year 1992.
The common interest of all SVS members is to make connections between individuals and
institutions interested in the application and further development of vacuum technology in
order to expertly support, help and educate them trough realization of diverse SVS activities.
SVS activities are directed to the organization of the specialized and scientific conferences
and courses, promotion of the vacuum technology application in the industrial as well as in
scientific purposes, expert consulting and training in the vacuum technology field and SVS
field of interest.
Moreover, SVS is aiming to promote and associate its members with colleagues and
institutions with the same or similar field of interest throughout its cooperation with other
international vacuum societies.