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IEEE AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SOCIETY (AES-10)

The organization, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control. Many AES members are concerned with the practice of systems engineering. (9/94)

 

IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION SOCIETY (AP-03)

Includes the following: antennas, including analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing; radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing, such as applied optics, millimeter-and sub-millimeter-wave techniques, antenna signal processing and control, radio astronomy, and propagation and radiation aspects of terrestrial and space-based communication, including wireless, mobile, satellite, and telecommunication. (6/04)

 

IEEE BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY (BT-02)

Devices, equipment, techniques and systems related to broadcast technology, including the production, distribution, transmission, and propagation aspects. (11/82)

 

IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOCIETY (CAS-04)

The theory, analysis, design (computer aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing. The coverage of this field includes the spectrum of activities from, and including, basic scientific theory to industrial applications. (8/83)

 

IEEE COMMUNICATIONS SOCIETY (COMM-19)

The IEEE Communications Society embraces the science, technology and applications supporting the transfer and organization of information, of diverse media types and formats, through communication networks and channels. (11/02)
This may include:
* Architecture, control, management, performance, and applications of electronic, optical, and wireless communication networks;
* Technologies and services for existing and emerging networks and the Internet;
* Theory and techniques of modulation, detection, coding, and signaling through channels; design and operation of packet- and circuit-switched networks;
* Switching and routing systems;
* Communication protocols, software, and middleware;
* Techniques for achieving quality of service and reliability;
* Communications capabilities of terminals, appliances, and information systems;
* Communications standards and specifications; and
* The impact of communications technologies on societies and individuals

 

IEEE COMPONENTS, PACKAGING, AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY (CPMT-21)

The scientific, engineering, and production aspects of materials, component parts, modules, hybrids and microelectronic systems for all electronic applications. This includes the technology, selection, modeling and simulation, characterization, application, assembly, interconnection, packaging, handling, thermal management, reliability, testing and control of the above as they apply in design and manufacturing. Examples are the packaging of optoelectronics and bioelectronic systems, as well as the adaptation for operation in severe and harsh environments. Emphasis is placed upon research, analysis, development and application and manufacturing technology that aid in advancing the state-of-art within this scope. (6/99)

 

IEEE COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SOCIETY (CIS-11)

The Field of Interest of the Society shall be the theory, design, application, and development of biologically and linguistically motivated computational paradigms emphasizing neural networks, connectionist systems, genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, fuzzy systems, and hybrid intelligent systems in which these paradigms are contained. (2/02)

 

IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY (COMP-16)

The purposes of the Society shall be scientific, literary, and educational in character. The Society shall strive to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information processing science and technology and shall maintain a high professional standing among its members. The Society shall promote cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members and to this end shall hold meetings for the presentation and discussion of technical papers, shall publish technical journals, and shall through its organization and other appropriate means provide for the needs of its members. The scope of the Society shall encompass all aspects of theory, design, practice, and application relating to computer and information processing science and technology. (10/77)

 

IEEE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SOCIETY (CE-08)

The CONSUMER RELATED ASPECTS of leisure, video, and audio electronics; home information and communications systems, and interactive information and display systems. Products included in, but not limited to, these categories are receivers and video signal generation and distribution, projection TV, still and motion electronic cameras, Advanced TV Systems, consumer computing hardware and software, home bus control/security systems, telephones and accessories, electronic games and toys, digital audio systems, home health care electronic devices, home and mobile audio/communications systems, and music electronics. (1/89)

 

IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS SOCIETY (CS-23)

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities, and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The field of interest shall include scientific, technical, industrial or other activities that contribute to this field, or utilize the techniques or products of this field, subject, as the art develops, to additions, subtractions, or other modifications directed or approved by the IEEE Technical Activities Board. (9/83)

 

IEEE DIELECTRICS AND ELECTRICAL INSULATION SOCIETY (DEI-32)

The study of dielectric phenomena and behavior, and development, characterization and application of all gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulating materials and systems utilized in electrical and electronic equipment. The Society shall also be involved in the creation of voluntary engineering standards and the recommended practices related thereto. (6/85)

 

IEEE EDUCATION SOCIETY (Ed-25)

Educational methods, educational technology, instructional materials, history of science and technology, and educational and professional development programs within the electrical engineering, computer engineering, and allied disciplines. (12/96)

 

IEEE ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY SOCIETY (EMC-27)

The enhancement of electromagnetic compatibility (electromagnetic compatibility is defined as the capability of systems or equipment to be operated in the intended operational environment at designed levels of efficiency without degradation due to electromagnetic interactions), including, but not necessarily limited to: 1. The generation of engineering standards 2. Measurement techniques and test procedures 3. Measuring instruments 4. Equipment and systems characteristics, such as susceptibility (immunity), vulnerability, related propagation effects, and subjective effects, frequency allocation and assignment 5. Improved (interference reduction or control) techniques and components 6. Education in electromagnetic compatibility 7. Studies of the origins of interference, both man-made and natural, and their classification 8. Spectrum conservation 9. Spectrum utilization 10. Shielding techniques 11. Side effects of electromagnetic energy 12. Scientific, technical, industrial, professional or other activities that contribute to this field, or utilize the techniques or products of this field, subject as the art develops, to additions, subtractions, or other modifications directed or approved by the IEEE Technical Activities Board. (8/79)

 

IEEE COUNCIL ON ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION (CEDA-44)

The field of interest of the council spans the theory, implementation and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. This includes tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems. (6/05)

 

IEEE ELECTRON DEVICES SOCIETY (ED-15)

The field of interest for EDS is all aspects of the physics, engineering, theory, and phenomena of electron and ion devices such as elemental and compound semiconductor devices, organic and other emerging materials based devices, quantum effect devices, optical devices, displays and imaging devices, photovoltaics, solid-state sensors and actuators, solid-state power devices, high frequency devices, micromechanics, tubes and other vacuum devices.
The society is concerned with research, development, design and manufacture related to the materials, processing, technology, and applications of such devices, and the scientific, technical and other activities that contribute to the advancement of this field. (2/03)

 

IEEE ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY SOCIETY (EMB-18)

The field of interest is the application of the concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences to biology and medicine. This field covers a very broad range from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications. It includes support of scientific, technological and educational activities. (2/99)

 

IEEE ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT SOCIETY (EM-14)

The field of interest of the Society encompasses the management sciences applicable to individuals and organizations engaged in or overseeing the management of engineering and technology.
Scope: Topics of Interest include but are not limited to: technology policy development, assessment, and transfer; strategic management and strategic planning; issues related to research, development, design, evaluation, production, and operations; innovation and entrepreneurship; program and project management; education and training related to engineering and technology management; transitioning to management; and the socioeconomic impact of engineering and technology management. (11/04)

 

IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SOCIETY (GRS-29)

The theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to sensing the earth, oceans, atmosphere and space, and the processing, interpretation, and dissemination of this information. (2/78)

 

IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY (IE-13)

The theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence to industrial and manufacturing systems and processes. (2/98)

 

IEEE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS SOCIETY (IA-34)

The scope of the Industry Applications Society, as a transnational organization, is the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices, and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable, and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership. (2/98)

 

IEEE INFORMATION THEORY SOCIETY (IT-12)

The processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes. (8/87)

 

IEEE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT SOCIETY (IM-09)

The science of developing and using electrical and electronic instruments for the purpose of measuring, monitoring or recording various physical phenomena that may or may not be of an electrical nature. This includes analog and digital electronic instruments, systems and standards for measuring and recording electrical quantities in the frequency domain (including DC) and the time domain, and transducers to give access to non-electrical quantities. Instruments with automated control and analysis functions are part of the field of interest. (3/86)

 

IEEE INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS SOCIETY (ITS-38)

The Society is interested in theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering and information technologies as applied to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), defined as those systems utilizing synergistic technologies and systems engineering concepts to develop and improve transportation systems of all kinds. (6/04)

 

IEEE LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS SOCIETY (LEO-36)

Lasers, optical devices, optical fibers and associated lightwave technology and their application in systems and subsystems, in which the quantum electronic devices are key elements. The Society is concerned with the research, development, design, manufacture, and applications of materials, devices and systems, and with the various scientific and technological activities which contribute to the useful expansion of the field of quantum electronics and applications. The Society shall aid in promoting close cooperation with other IEEE Groups and Societies in the form of joint publications, sponsorship of meetings and other forms of information exchange. Appropriate cooperative efforts will also be undertaken with non-IEEE societies. (8/90)

 

IEEE MAGNETICS SOCIETY (Mag-33)

Treatment of all matters in which the dominant factors are the fundamental developments, design, and certain applications of magnetic devices. This includes consideration of materials and components as used therein, standardization of definitions, nomenclature, symbols, and operating characteristics; and exchange of information as by technical papers, conference sessions, and demonstrations. (2/80)

 

IEEE MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES SOCIETY (MTT-17)

The field of interest of the Society shall be "Microwave Theory, Techniques and Applications" of RF, microwave, guided wave, and wireless technologies, as they relate to components, devices, circuits, transmission lines, and systems involving the generation, modulation, demodulation, control, transmission, detection, and effects of electromagnetic signals. It shall include scientific, technical, and industrial, activities, subject to timely modifications approved by IEEE TAB.
Microwave Theory and Techniques applies physical and mathematical principles to analyze structures with dimensions representing a significant fraction of a wavelength or when propagation effects need to be considered. (11/04)

 

IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NANO-42)

The field of interest of the Council shall be the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. The Council will provide a focus for cooperative activities, both internally and externally, including the promotion, consolidation, and coordination of nanotechnology activities among IEEE entities. (2/02)

 

IEEE NUCLEAR AND PLASMA SCIENCES SOCIETY (NPS-05)

The fields of interest of the Society are the nuclear and plasma sciences. The Society shall devote itself to publication or other dissemination of original contributions to the theory, experiments, educational methods and applications of these fields, and to the development of standards. Areas of technical activity shall include but not be limited to the following: Nuclear science and engineering, including: instrumentation for research; detection and measurement of radiation; nuclear biomedical applications; radiation monitoring and safety equipment; particle accelerators; nuclear instrumentation development for reactor systems; effects of radiation on materials, components, and systems; and applications of radiation and nuclear energy to other than utility power generation. Plasma science and engineering, including: magnetofluid dynamics and thermionics; plasma dynamics; gaseous electronics and arc technology; controlled thermonuclear fusion; electron, ion, and plasma sources; space plasmas; high current relativistic electron beams; laser-plasma interactions; diagnostics; plasma chemistry and colloidal and solid state plasmas. (3/73)

 

IEEE OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY (OE-22)

Includes all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water. This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources. (6/04)

 

IEEE POWER ELECTRONICS SOCIETY (PEL-35)

The development of power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power. (6/87)

 

IEEE POWER ENGINEERING SOCIETY (PE-31)

The scope of the Society embraces planning, research, development, design, application, construction, installation and operation of apparatus, equipment, structures, materials and systems for the safe, reliable and economic generation, transmission, and distribution, conversion, measurement and control of electric energy. It includes the developing of engineering standards, the providing of information and instruction to the public and to legislators, as well as technical scientific, literary, educational and other activities that contribute to the electric power discipline or utilize the techniques or products within this discipline. (5/82)

 

IEEE PRODUCT SAFETY ENGINEERING SOCIETY (PSE-43)

The theory, design, development and implementation of product safety engineering for equipment and devices used in the scientific, engineering, industrial, commercial and residential arenas. The Society will provide a focus for cooperative activities, both internal and external to IEEE, including the promotion and coordination of product safety engineering activities among IEEE entities. (6/03)

 

IEEE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION SOCIETY (PC-26)

Includes the study, development, improvement, and promotion of effective techniques for preparing, organizing, processing, editing, collecting, conserving, teaching, and disseminating any form of technical information by and to individuals and groups by any method of communication. It also includes technical, scientific, industrial, and other activities that contribute to the techniques and products used in this field. The specific areas encompassed by the Society's field of interest include all forms of communication related to engineering practice, including: (a) Electronic information (such as Web sites, CD-ROMs, interactive Video, online help); (b) Technical proposals, reports and documentation; (c) Other printed and electronic publications; (d) Oral presentations; (e) Specification and implementation of electronic publishing technologies and systems; (f) Specification and implementation of content management technologies and systems; (g) Specification and implementation of collaboration technologies and systems; (h) User interfaces; (i) Usability evaluations.
The Society's field of interest also includes the research and development of new techniques, the definition of professional standards, and the fostering of continuing education related to these activities. (11/05)

 

IEEE RELIABILITY SOCIETY (R-07)

The Society is concerned with the problems involved in attaining reliability, maintaining it through the life of the system or device, and measuring it. The Society is engaged in the engineering disciplines of hardware, software, and human factors. Principal focus is on aerospace, communications, components and hybrids, computers, industrial electronics, lasers and electro-optics, medical electronics, nuclear and fossil power systems, and transportation systems. Reliability is integral to Availability, Maintainability, Quality, and System Safety. (9/94)

 

IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION SOCIETY (RA-24)

The Society is concerned with the strategies and the best practices for attaining, assessing, assuring, and sustaining system reliability throughout its life cycle.
Reliability is a design attribute of a system (encompassing service and process). Even though reliability is intangible physically, it is a true system performance measure.
Note: System reliability in this context implies the reliability of any product tier starting at the materials level, then the device / component level, then the assembly / unit / module level, to a system or system of systems. The term system is meant to be a broad term so that anyone within Reliability Engineering working on or with a product or process or service can be included within this Society.
Additionally, by having Reliability as an attribute, with our broad perspective of the term, leads to the use of descriptive terms, such as: dependable, trustworthy, available, maintainable, reliable, fault-tolerant, graceful degradation, failure immunity, secure, safe, intuitive, resilient, reliant, etc. Reliability is integral to Design, Availability, Maintainability, Testability, Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management, Integrity, Security, Quality, Supportability, Human Engineering, and System Safety.
The Society membership encompasses engineers who are designing, analyzing, producing and assessing some portion or level of a system, be it hardware, software, devices, processes, or materials. (6/06)

 

IEEE SENSORS COUNCIL (SEN-39)

The fields of interest of the Council and its activities shall be the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators. (2/99)

 

IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY (SP-01)

The theory and application of filtering, coding, transmitting, estimating, detecting, analyzing, recognizing, synthesizing, recording, and reproducing signals by digital or analog devices of techniques. The term "signal" includes audio, video, speech, image, communication, geophysical, sonar, radar, medical, musical, and other signals. (1/94)

 

IEEE SOCIETY ON SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY (SIT-30)

The impact of technology (as embodied by the fields of interest of IEEE) on society, including both positive and negative effects, the impact of society on the engineering profession, the history of the societal aspects of electrotechnology, and professional, social and economic responsibility in the practice of engineering and its related technology. (6/81)

 

IEEE SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS SOCIETY (SSC-37)

Design, implementation and application of solid-state integrated circuits (5/96)

 

IEEE COUNCIL ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY (CSC-41)

The field of interest of the council and its activities and programs shall be to cover the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application. Super-conducting electronic applications will include both analog and digital circuits and systems. Power applications will include the generation, storage, transmission and use of electric power. (2/06)

 

IEEE SYSTEMS COUNCIL(SysC-45)

This Council integrates IEEE activities regarding aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. This Council covers, but is not limited to the following: Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies; Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support; Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability; Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use; Quality control and system management; Program/product/project management interactions; Risk management; Systems architecture (6/05)

 

IEEE SYSTEMS, MAN AND CYBERNETICS SOCIETY (SMC-28)

Integration of the theories of communication, control, cybernetics, stochastics, optimization and system structure towards the formulation of a general theory of systems; (2) development of systems engineering technology including problem definition methods, modeling, and simulation, methods of system experimentation, human factors engineering data and methods, systems design techniques and test and evaluation methods; and (3) application of the above at both hardware and software levels to the analysis and design of biological, ecological, socio-economic, social service, computer information, and operational man-machine systems. (11/73)

 

IEEE ULTRASONICS, FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL SOCIETY (UFFC-20)

The theory, technology, materials, and applications related to: (1) the generation, transmission, and detection of mechanical waves and vibrations and their interaction with other phenomena; (2) medical ultrasound, including hyperthermia, bioeffects, tissue characterization and imaging; (3) ferroelectric, piezoelectric and piezomagnetic materials, including crystals, polycrystalline solids, films, polymers, and composites; (4) frequency control, timing, and time distribution, including crystal oscillators and other means of classical frequency control, and atomic, molecular and laser frequency control standards. (12/96)

 

IEEE VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY (VT-06)

The theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation. (a) Mobile radio shall include all terrestrial mobile services. (b) Motor vehicles shall include the components and systems and motive power for propulsion and auxiliary functions. (c) Land transportation shall include the components and systems used in both automated and non-automated facets of ground transport technology. (8/85)


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