The International Council of Onomastic Sciences (ICOS) is the international organization for all scholars who have a special interest in the study of names (place-names, personal names, and proper names of all other kinds). The aim of the Council is the advancement, representation and co-ordination of name-research on an international level and in an interdisciplinary context.

Every scholar who is actively engaged in scholarly name research may become a member of ICOS. Paid up members receive the journal ONOMA, the official publication of the association. It contains topical research reports as well as basic theoretical articles concerning all areas of scholarly name research. In addition, members of ICOS receive a reduction in the fees for the International Congress of Onomastic Sciences which is normally held every three years. These congresses are organized on behalf of ICOS by one of its members. The General Assembly of ICOS, which also functions as its Business Meeting, and at which its officers are elected, is usually held in conjunction with these congresses.

More information can be found at www.icosweb.net