Mission: Mission statement: ieee's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Vision statement: ieee will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
Programs: Memberships & public imperatives - in 2014 ieee's memberships exceeded 426,000 in over 160 countries; student memberships reached 117,069; society memberships reached 346,289 with 50 percent of members belonging to one or more societies. Ieee made significant progress in the development of a suite of online collaboration tools for ieee members, volunteers, authors and researchers in a continued joint effort among three major ieee boards; enabled ieee members in india to pay dues in their local currency, the indian rupee; held a japan industry promotion workshop in tokyo where the organizing committee received ideas about growing membership; volunteers from kenya, tanzania, ethiopia and uganda attended an ieee training workshop in nairobi, kenya, which focused on working with local schools to provide hands-on professional development for pre-university teachers; a training workshop was organized for primary and secondary teachers in nairobi.
periodicals - in 2014, ieee exceeded its goal to convert ieee xplore articles to an interactive format; today there are over 1. 9 million interactive articles in the ieee xplore digital library; ieee launched nine new journals including the ieee internet of things journal , featuring the latest iot advancements; ieee electrification magazine, which provides news, analysis and insight on electric vehicles and other forms of transportation, won the 2014 apex award for publication excellence; the ieee access open access megajournal received the 2015 prose award for best new journal in stm (science technology and medicine); ieee spectrum celebrated its 50th anniversary at a new york city event which featured speaker dr. Catherine mohr, a leader in the medical technology space; journal citation reports, published by thomson reuters, showed that ieee publishes 19 of the top 20 journals ranked by impact factor, and 9 of the top 10 according to the more rigorous "article influence score. "
conferences - in 2014, ieee continued to expand and enhance its footprint at leading international technology events including south by southwest (sxsw) and the consumer electronics show (ces), thereby increasing the reach and impact of ieee's ongoing efforts to advance technology to benefit humanity; nearly 300 ieee section delegates convened in amsterdam, the netherlands, to participate in the first ieee sections congress held outside of north america under the theme "inspiring our leaders of tomorrow"; ieee hosted the technical entrepreneurship mini-conference, the first annual gathering of entrepreneurs and technologists to educate students and early-career professionals on how they can grow toronto's entrepreneurial ecosystem; more than 350 women, including recent graduates to high-level executives, assembled in san francisco for the inaugural ieee women in engineering international leadership conference, focusing on empowerment, engagement, inspiration and enjoyment.
standards and other miscellaneous programs - in 2014 ieee further developed its presence as a leading voice within the public policy arena providing input within the global internet governance discussions in brazil with ieee president de marca urging openness, transparency and inclusiveness in standardization to fuel the internet's ongoing success at netmundial: global multistakeholder meeting on the future of internet governance; inaugurated an ieee internet governance summit in brussels, as well as discussions with science and technology governmental leaders in the u. S. , the middle east, brazil, japan, poland, taiwan and india; the ieee standards association further expanded its global outreach by engaging with standards-development organizations, industry associations, international corporations and academia worldwide.
I was a long time (25 year) volunteer for the IEEE including the Rochester Section. See: http://z.ziobro.info/ieee-bio
In 2012, I observed the Rochester Section leadership violating IEEE Bylaws and making materially false or misleading statements in an effort to preserve their entrenched hold on the Section's assets (~$200k!).
My report eventually went to the President (2013) and the reply I got back was that Senior IEEE Leadership can decide when and where Bylaws need to be followed. Following that some members submitted a Complaint to the NY Attorney General. It contains names so I do not post a link.
In response to the Complaint the IEEE involved "Senior Management" in the Section's affairs. In 2013, the IEEE again violated their own Bylaws plus the IEEE Constitution and NY Not-forProfit Laws.