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IEEE: A Global Community

Arthur Winston

2004 IEEE President

February 2004, IEEE Macau Section

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IEEE: A Global Community Launching the Macau Section

  • IEEE Then and Now

  • Fostering Technological Innovation

  • Enhancing Careers

  • Developing A Strong Section

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IEEE History

  • AIEE (1884)

    • Founded by American industrialists to develop a skilled workforce; prepare standards for U.S. electrical industries

  • IRE (1912)

    • Founded by radio electronics pioneers

    • Did not feel fully at home in electric power-oriented AIEE

    • Differed from the AIEE - positioned at inception to be global

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1963) from AIEE & IRE

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IEEE Today

  • World’s largest technical professional society

    • Over 360,000 members

    • Nearly 64 ,000 students

    • Live & work in 174 countries

  • Holds more than 300 international conferences annually

  • Publishes over 30% of the world’s literature in our fields

  • Offers more than 900 active industry standards

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More about the IEEE

  • Grouped into geographic and technical areas reflecting where we live and work

    • 10 Regions (1-6 are in the US)

    • 304 local Sections

    • More than 1,200 Student Branches

    • 10 Divisions

    • 42 Societies and Councils

    • 1384 Chapters

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The IEEE Regions

IEEE Canada



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IEEE Region 10

  • 42,807 Higher Grade members

  • 16,731 Student members

  • 47 Sections

  • 244 Chapters

  • 330 Student Branches

  • 41 Student Branch Society Chapters

Membership Data as of 31 Dec 2003

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IEEE Macau Section

  • Established November 2003

  • 65 Higher Grade members

  • 22 Student members

  • 1 Student Branch

    • University of Macau - Established June 1998

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IEEE Fosters Technological Innovation Through its Publications

  • IEEE produces 30% of the worlds literature in electrical and electronics engineering and computing

  • Online access through IEEE Xplore®

    • 123 magazines, journals and transactions

    • Over 400 conference proceedings

    • 900 industry standards

    • More than 1 million articles

  • 28% of Xplore use is in the Pacific Rim

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1 Million Documents!!! Publications

Users downloaded 43.6 million articles in ’03

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IEEE Information Drives Hi-Tech Development Publications

  • A recent study showed the largest percentage of literature referenced by the top 25 patenting organizations is published by IEEE

  • Outstanding results!

    • 38% of all references in patents were IEEE

    • The next closest publisher had only 11%

      Source: Dr. Anthony Breitzman, CHI Research, Inc., July 2003

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New Services Make Research Easier Publications

  • IEEE Member Digital Library (Jan 2003)

    Subscribers can download 25 articles/mo.

  • Google index of IEEE Xplore

  • CrossRef links to other journals

  • Online tools make it easier and faster to submit, review and publish papers with IEEE

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IEEE Fosters Technological Innovation Through Conferences Publications

  • 300+ international conferences

  • 100,000+ attendees overall

  • Searchable IEEE conference database at

  • First-hand information on the latest developments from leaders in their fields

  • More than 3,000 annual technical meetings, symposia, and other local events.

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75 IEEE Conferences in Region 10 Publications6 Locally in Hong Kong

  • 2004 International Conference on Asian Green Electronics (Jan)

  • INFOCOM 2004 (Mar)

  • 2004 IEEE International Conference on Electric Utility Deregulation and Restructuring and Power Technologies (April)

  • 2004 2nd IEEE/EMBS International Summer School on Medical Devices and Biosensors (June)

  • 2004 1st IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics (Sept )

  • 2004 IEEE/WIC International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (Sept)

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IEEE Fosters Technological Innovation Publicationsas a World Leader in Standards Development

  • Nearly 900 active industry standards

  • 400 in development

  • Over 50 published in 2003

  • 15,000 volunteers

  • Newest areas: Wireless LAN/MAN, Batteries, Network Security, Software Engineering, Measuring EMF in Humans, and much more.

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IEEE Standards Expand Reach Publications

  • Geographical portals

    • Standards Africa™

    • Standards/Americas™

    • Standards/ Asia ™

    • Standards/ Europe™

  • IEC agrees to adopt and co-brand IEEE standards

  • Working with ISO, ITU and others

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IEEE Enhances Members’ Careers Publications

IEEE is looking at new ways to address a growing demand for continuing education to help members enhance their careers.

  • IEEE Continuing Education

    • Web-based courses

    • Tutorials and short courses in at IEEE conferences and section meetings help meet local needs

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Addressing the Global Demand for Continuing Education Publications

  • Free online seminars on product development, & engineering management

  • 200 free distance learning courses for IEEE Computer Society members

  • Online reference guide for instructional design and development

  • IEEE Educational Activities investigating viability of providing online courses based on conference seminars via IEEE Xplore

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Over 77 in operation with 6,000+ users Publications

Topics include Power & Energy, Embedded System, Product Safety, Ethernet P Optical Networks, Employment & Career Strategies

IEEE governance--SPC;Section/Chapter volunteers

Online CommunitiesEnable Global Collaborations

Global Section/Chapter Community enhances local progress.

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Addressing a Global Concern For Pipeline of Talented Professionals to Enter Technology Fields

IEEE Pre-College Initiatives Link Engineers and Educators

  • Deans Summit – Collaborations between education and engineering deans to better prepare teachers to teach science, math and technology

  • Pre-College Educator/Engineer Resource Site (PEERS) -- To help improve the pre-college teaching of science math and technology topics

  • Pre-College Teacher In-Service Program for Sections- 420 teachers have been trained. Online kit has been proposed.

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Why are Sections Important? Professionals to Enter Technology Fields

  • A Section provides a common local forum for IEEE members to meet and exchange views on technical, educational, scientific, professional or other areas of interest.

  • Section members share technical, professional and personal interests with others in IEEE's worldwide member community.

  • Sections help raise awareness and understanding of our profession in local venues.

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Sections Provide a Community of Colleagues Professionals to Enter Technology Fields

  • Members build a network through local Section, Chapter, Student Branch activities

  • Develop new skills by taking an active role

    • Gain management, teamwork and leadership experience

  • Have opportunities to meet leaders in technical interest areas

  • Gain recognition for accomplishments and recognize the achievements of others

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IEEE: A Global Organization Professionals to Enter Technology Fields

IEEE Macau Section is not alone!

  • You are one of 304 IEEE Sections Worldwide

  • IEEE Regional Activities provides support

    • Ask for help if you need it

    • Share your ideas and successes so others can learn from you

  • Stay tuned into the IEEE global community to make a difference locally.