Welcome to the IMST website


IMST began in 2001 as a unique forum in Europe to gather specialists from all areas of mass storage technologies and emerging non-volatile solid state memories. A strong interaction of industrial and academic specialists is encouraged as part of the IMST activities, providing valuable opportunities for experts with different backgrounds to gain a deeper and broader understanding of the field.



IMST activities include international workshops, roadmap definition, strategy discussions, and collaborative EU projects. A key feature of the IMST workshops is the industrial review that opens every conference where leading researchers in the field of memory and data storage technology give a worldwide view on the latest developments and the hottest topics. Past industrial speakers have come from Sony, Samsung, Thomson, Infineon, Philips, Motorola, Seagate, Nanomagnetics, TuiOptics, Plasmon, STMicroelectronics and IBM. The IMST Committee has also played a major role in developing a vibrant community for EU-based data storage research. The EU Roadmap for data storage technologies is contained in the IMST White Book 2007, this aims to define the European view on the future of data storage.

  • Emerging and Future Technologies
  • Magnetic Memories
  • Solid State Memories
  • Optical Memories
  • Architecture System Software