The 9th International Congress of ISEK took place in beautiful Florence (Pratolino), Italy. Antonio Pedotti was the secretary general for the Congress. The four day meeting was packed with 250 presentations and followed up with the Congress Proceedings. A new Constitution was adopted.

A new ISEK council was elected in Florence, Italy. They are Gerald Zilvold (President), Richard Shiavi (Vice President), Paul Anderson (Secretary), Lars Arendt-Nielsen (Treasurer) who took over from Jan Clarys, Yukio Mano, Antonio Pedotti, Günter Rau and Steve Wolf.