About IEEE

The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional society, and comprises more than 370,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 160 countries.

Founded in 1884, the IEEE is a non-profit organisation, and through its members is a catalyst for technological innovation. We are a leading authority in a broad range of areas such as computer engineering, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, naming only a few.

We publish 30 percent of the world's literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, and hold more than 300 major conferences and 6,000 local meetings annually. Recognized as essential guides for every industry, more than900 active IEEE standards are in use today with 400 currently in development.

The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization's scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E).

IEEE geographical regions:

World-wide, the IEEE operates in 10 geographical regions, subdivided by Sections in which local chapters and student branches organize activities.IEEE Facts.
-  Regions 1-6: USA
-  Region 7: Canada
-  Region 8: Europe, Africa & Middle-East
-  Region 9: Latin-America
-  Region 10: Asia, Australia and the Pacific


IEEE Facts

IEEE has*:
» more than 370,000 members, including more than 80,000 students, in over 160 countries;
» 319 sections in ten geographic regions worldwide;
» 1676 chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
» more than 1,526 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
» 39 societies and 5 technical councils representing the wide range of technical interests;
» 132 transactions, journals and magazines;
» more than 450 IEEE sponsored or cosponsored  conferences worldwide each year;
» over 900 active IEEE standards and more than 400 in development.

*Data current as of 31 Dec 2006