The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Founded in 1884 by a handful of practitioners of the new electrical engineering discipline. The men and women of the IEEE are the technical and scientific professionals making the revolutionary engineering advances which are reshaping our world today.
The technical objectives of the IEEE focus on advancing the theory and practice of electrical, electronics and computer engineering and computer science. To realize these objectives, the IEEE sponsors technical conferences, symposia and local meetings worldwide: publishes nearly 25% of the world’s technical papers in electrical, electronics and computer engineering; provides educational programs to keep its members’ knowledge and expertise state-of-the-art.
The purpose of all these activities is two fold: (1) to enhance the quality of life for all peoples through improved public awareness of the influences and applications of its technologies; and (2) to advance the standing of the engineering profession and its members.
The IEEE, through its members, provides leadership in areas ranging from aerospace, computers and communications to biomedical technology, electric power and consumer electronics.
IEEE membership is open to professionals with varying levels of academic accomplishment and work experience. Member, Senior Member and Fellow grades are limited to those who have achieved professional competence and recognition, as demonstrated by the college degrees they have received and/or by their work experience. Student member applications are available upon request and have substantially discounted dues and fees far below what other members pay.
IEEE Quick Facts
IEEE has (by 31 December 2012):
- more than 425,000 members in more than 160 countries, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States;
- more than 116,000 Student members;
- 333 Sections in 10 geographic regions worldwide;
- 2,195 Chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
- 2,354 student branches at colleges and universities;
- 800 student branch chapters of IEEE technical societies;
- 428 affinity groups – IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants’ Network, Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD), Women in Engineering (WIE), and Life Members (LM).
- has 38 Societies and 7 technical Councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests;
- has more than 3 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, with more than 8 million downloads each month;
- has more than 1,400 standards and projects under development;
- publishes more than 148 transactions, journals, and magazines;
- sponsors more than 1,300 conferences in 80 countries while:
- partnering with more than 1,000 non-IEEE entities globally;
- attracting more than 400,000 conference attendees;
- publishing more than 1,200 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore.
The Region 8
IEEE Region 8 covers Europe, Middle East and Africa. It was formed on 8th January 1963. At that time it comprised Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The ‘rest of the world’ was all Region 9 at that time, until in 1966, Region 9 was limited to South America and the ‘rest of the world’ became Region 10. The rest of Africa was transferred from Region 10 to Region 8 in 1981.
The Tunisia Section of the IEEE, established on June 21, 2008, has over 400 members. If you are an IEEE member and live in Tunisia, you are automatically a member of the Tunisia Section. The Section is part of Region 8.
Many technical, professional, and social events are arranged by Tunisian Chapters of IEEE Technical Societies. For more details of these, see the Chapters page.
Other events are arranged by Tunisian Student Branches of IEEE Student Activities – For more details of these, see the Student Branches page; and by Tunisian Affinity groups – For more details of these, see the Affinity Groups page.
A Subsection is part of a Section or Region, constituted by a minimum of twenty (20) IEEE voting members, who live/work in relatively close proximity to be served by the activities that meet their needs and further the missions of IEEE. The Subsection provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE. In addition, the Subsection organizes technical and professional events for the benefits of its members.
The IEEE Sfax Subsection of Tunisia Section was established in November 20, 2010.
|December 2010||December 2011||December 2012
|Total||210(50% of Tunisia section members)||177(42% of Tunisia section members)||281|
The Sfax subsection offer the opportunity for IEEE members in Sfax to network with colleagues, develop activities for professional development, and share expertise through technical exchange.
You are welcome to attend any of our meetings, even if you are not a current member of the IEEE. We do, however, encourage you to join the IEEE
If you are interested to join the Sfax subsection, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail to Sfax [at] ieee.org !