The EPS Accelerator Group, formerly known as the Interdivisional Group on Accelerators, was formed in 1988. The aim of the Group is to promote research and development of accelerators, storage rings and similar devices as well as their applications. It encourages contacts between specialists in the field in European and non-European institutions, in particular through the organization of the European Particle Accelerator Conference (EPAC). It stimulates international co-operation and exchange of information. it promotes efficient use of resources and fosters high standards.