Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, mostly as "i triple e" [ ai trɪpl i: ] spoken ) is a global professional association of engineers mainly from the fields of electrical engineering and information technology with a legal seat in New York City and operations center in Piscataway New Jersey. He is the organizer of conferences, editor of various journals and forms committees for the standardization of techniques, hardware and software. Scientific articles in journals or conferences of the IEEE is generally subject to a particularly high level of quality. With publications such as the journal IEEE Spectrum to notify the organization also committed to interdisciplinary information and the discussion of the social impact of new technologies.


The IEEE is in 2013 with more than 425,000 members in over 160 countries around the largest technical professional association in the world. It is divided into numerous so-called Societies, which deal with specific areas of electrical engineering and information technology and cover the entire spectrum of the subject in all its diversity. The composition of the current board is available on the national web sites. Worldwide, the member is summarized in about 300 country-based groups.

The IEEE was established on January 1, 1963 from the merger of the two American Engineering Associations American Institute of Electrical Engineers ( AIEE ) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE ).

His stylized logo shows the corkscrew rule of electromagnetism within a diamond placed on the corner. This diamond symbolizes the dragon, with the Benjamin Franklin showed that lightning is a form of electrical energy. The corkscrew rule was adopted by the IRE, while the dragon ( the diamond) was brought by the AIEE.

The IEEE awards prizes and medals (IEEE Medal of Honor and a number of IEEE Technical Field Awards) to scientists who accomplish the extraordinary achievements in their field annually. These include the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award, the IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award, the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award, the Eckert - Mauchly Award, the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, the John Tyndall Award, the IEEE Jun- ichi Nishizawa medal, the Robert N. Noyce medal, the Knuth prize, the W. Wallace McDowell Award, the Seymour Cray computer Engineering Award, the Richard W. Hamming medal, the IEEE Edison medal, the Quantum Electronics Award, the John von Neumann medal, and the IEEE Jack S. Kilby signal Processing medal.

IEEE Societies

The IEEE is divided into 38 Societies, which deal specifically with different themes detail. The individual Societies have their own periodicals and also hold special conferences on their area of ​​expertise from.

  • IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society
  • IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
  • IEEE Control Systems Society
  • IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
  • IEEE Education Society
  • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
  • IEEE Electron Devices Society
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • IEEE Industry Applications Society
  • IEEE Information Theory Society
  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
  • IEEE Magnetics Society
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • IEEE Photonics Society
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society
  • IEEE Professional Communication Society
  • IEEE Reliability Society
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
  • IEEE Solid - State Circuits Society
  • IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society
  • IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

IEEE standardization (selection)

  • IEEE 488 - bus for peripheral devices (GPIB )
  • IEEE 610 - Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology
  • IEEE 696 - Standard Specification for S- 100 Bus Interface Devices
  • IEEE 730 - Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans
  • IEEE 730.1 - Guide for Software Quality Assurance Planning
  • IEEE 754 - floating point arithmetic specifications
  • IEEE 802 - LAN / MAN
  • IEEE 802.11 - Wireless LAN
  • IEEE 802.15 - Bluetooth
  • IEEE 802.16 - Broadband Wireless Access
  • IEEE 828 - Standard for Software Configuration Management Plans
  • IEEE 829 - Standard for Software and System Test Documentation
  • IEEE 830 - Software Requirements Specification
  • IEEE 982.1 - Standard Dictionary of Measures of the Software Aspects of Dependability
  • IEEE 1003 - POSIX
  • IEEE 1008 - Standard for Software Unit Testing
  • IEEE 1012 - Software Validation & Verification Plan
  • IEEE 1016 - Software Design Description
  • IEEE 1028 - Standard for Software Reviews and Audits
  • IEEE 1042 - Guide to Software Configuration Management
  • IEEE 1044 - Standard Classification for Software Anomalies
  • IEEE 1044.1 - Guide to Classification for Software Anomalies
  • IEEE 1058 - Software Project Management Plan
  • IEEE 1059 - Guide for Software Verification and Validation Plan
  • IEEE 1061 - Standard for a software quality metrics methodology
  • IEEE 1063 - Standard for Software User Documentation
  • IEEE 1076 - Very High Speed ​​Integrated Circuit Hardware Description Language
  • IEEE 1149.1 - JTAG
  • IEEE 1209 - recommended practice for the Evaluation and Selection of Computer-Aided Software Engineering ( CASE) tools
  • IEEE 1228 - Standard for Software Safety Plans
  • IEEE 1233 - Guide for Developing System Requirements Specifications
  • IEEE 1275 - Open Firmware
  • IEEE 1284 - Parallel Interface
  • IEEE 1348 - Recommended Practice for the adaptation of Computer - Aided Software Engineering ( CASE) tools
  • IEEE 1355 - Standard for Heterogeneous InterConnect ( HIC) (Low - Cost, Low- Latency Scalable Serial Interconnect for Parallel System Construction)
  • IEEE 1394 - FireWire / i.Link bus systems
  • IEEE 1451 - Intelligent sensors in the network
  • IEEE 1471 - IEEE Recommended Practice for Architectural Description of Software - Intensive Systems
  • IEEE 1680 - Environmental performance criteria for desktop personal computers, notebook personal computers and personal computer displays
  • IEEE 9945 - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX ®)
  • IEEE 15288 - Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes

Online Library

Under the name of IEEE Xplore Digital Library IEEE operates a very large library of own over 100 journals, conference publications, and publications of partner organizations in the fields of interest of IEEE. This includes more than 3.5 million English-language search terms and content stored. Summaries can be accessed free of charge. For the full text of publications can be purchased either through a subscription or by one-time payment online.

Archives of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Since about 2008 the IEEE IEEE Global History Network ( GHN ) operates in its current form with the aim of documenting the history of electrical engineering and information technology to work up and explain. There are also people involved, companies and organizations are recognized.