History of IEEE & Region 8


In 1884 when electricity became one of the most influenssive majors in society, the worlds largest technical group designed and established to professionally serve people.It is what we call it IEEE.The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 
The American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE made by some professors in NY .Its mainly focused on electrical power and wired communication. Another society called IRE, the Institute of Radio Engineers, fallowed the AIEEs path. 
Although IRE established 30 years later (the two organizations became increasingly competitive) but On 1 January 1963, the AIEE and the IRE merged to form the world's largest association of technical professionals with more than 400,000 members in approximately 160 countries around the world, IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E". Its objectives are the educational and technical advancement of electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering, physics, medicine and micro- and nanotechnologies, ultrasonics, bioengineering, robotics, electronic materials, and many others. Electronics became present and integrated in everything from jet cockpits to industrial robots to medical imaging. 

IEEE served its members and their interests with 39 Societies; 130 journals, transactions, and magazines; more than 300 conferences annually; and 900 active standards. IEEE produces over 30% of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, publishing over 100 evaluated journals. 
All the publications and conferences are available online in digital library, IEEE Xplore, for subscription-based access and individual publication purchases. 

ABOUT the Region 8 

Inside the USA there is 6 regions. Canada is the 7th and Europe, the Middle East (including Iran) and North Africa are the 8th region. The region 8 committee held a meeting in Budapest in April 1989. In many countries like Monaco, Ljubljana, Amsterdam, London, Prague, Italy and so many others, IEEEs meetings has been held. The 107th IEEE region 8 committee meeting to be held in Porto on 24-25 of September 2016.

Created at: 2016-03-28 10:29:33

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