As the AIVC was created in 1979, the 40th anniversary of the AIVC was celebrated in October 2019 at the 40th AIVC conference in Ghent. In the context of this celebration, it was decided to publish 2 overview publications:
- An AIVC technote, focusing on the main technical areas of AIVC involvement during the past 40 years
- This publication, which focuses on the overall history of the AIVC and those involved in the organisation
This report provides information about the history of AIVC, its events and publications, its member countries and board members and collaborations with other organisations.