IEEE Societies


IEEE As the world’s largest technical association, IEEE is comprised of a variety of groups, active in publications, conferences, building technical communities, and societies.
Below are the IEEE operational units that are actively supporting the IEEE Smart Village initiative.
IEEE PES The IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. Members of the Power & Energy Society are leaders in this field, and they — and their employers — derive substantial benefits from involvement with this unique and outstanding association.
IEEE NPSS The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) originated in 1949 as the Professional Group on Nuclear Science within the IRE. At about the same time, the AIEE formed two committees, one on nucleonics, the other on nucleonic and radiation instruments. In 1963, the IRE and AIEE merged to form the IEEE. This resulted in the creation of the Nuclear Science Group. In 1972, Plasma Science was added and the group was promoted to a society. The NPSS is composed of eight technical committees, and a Transnational Committee, with a common interest in advancing nuclear and plasma sciences.
IEEE PELS The IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) is one of the fastest growing technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). For over 20 years, PELS has facilitated and guided the development and innovation in 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 conversion, control and condition of electric power.
IEEE IAS IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) is one of the largest special interest societies within IEEE. The IAS focuses specifically on the unique needs of industry and commerce. IAS is a source of professional power to its nearly 10,000 worldwide members. Through a network of over 100 chapters globally, regional events and national and international conferences, the society keeps members abreast of current developments in the area of technology in electricity and electronics.
IEEE IES The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) through its members encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes. These technical activities address the latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory communications and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems, and power electronics.
IEEE CES The Consumer Electronics Society (CES) is an organization within the IEEE that strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of Electronic Engineering and of the allied arts and sciences with respect to the field of Consumer Electronics and the maintenance of a high professional standing among its members, which now number over 5000. The society has long been the premier technical association in the Consumer Electronics Industry. The Consumer Electronics Society is truly international; its publications and presentations are authored by researchers from countries throughout the world.
IEEE SMC The IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMCS) mission is to serve the interests of its members and the community at large by promoting the theory, practice, and interdisciplinary aspects of systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. It is accomplished through conferences, publications, and other activities that contribute to the professional needs of its members.
IEEE CSC The IEEE Council on SuperConductivity (CSC) promotes programs and activities that cover the science and technology of superconductors and their applications. Superconducting applications span the range from small scale analog and digital circuits and systems, to large scale applications of MRI, electrical power generation, storage, and transmission. Applications include the development and enhancement of the associated materials.
IEEE-SA IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops & advances global technologies. IEEE-SA’s work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work and communicate.
IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Initiatives possesses a large network of volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities on the local level. This work is broken into five core areas: Projects providing local solutions, including the housing of the IEEE Special Interest Groups on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) program; Monitoring/evaluation/best practices, including metrics and impact assessment; Volunteer support activities, such as workshops, newsletter, training, awards, etc.; IEEE-external partnerships, such as with NGOs, governments, corporations, etc.; and Operations, including awareness/promotion, budget, and committee support.

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