IEEE Systems Council
The IEEE Systems Council is one of seven councils of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The Council focuses on:
- Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies
- Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support
- Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability
- Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use
- Quality control and system management
- Program/product/project management interactions
- Risk management
- Systems architecture
The IEEE Systems Council was formed in 2005 by Robert C. (Bob) Rassa, an IEEE Fellow who was at the time President of the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS), in order to provide IEEE focus on complex systems and the systems engineering talent, skills and processes necessary to successfully design and implement complex systems and systems-of-systems. The Council was initially founded and supported by fifteen initial member IEEE Societies: Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AES); Circuits & Systems Society (CAS); Communications Society (COMSOC); Computational Intelligence Society (CIS); Computer Society (CS); Electromagnetic Compatibilty Society (ECS); Engineering Management Society (EMS); Industrial Electronics Society (IES); Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS); Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MT&T): Oceanic Engineering Society (OES); Power Electronics Society (PES); Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES); Reliability Society (RS); and Systems Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC). Mr Rassa served as the Council's initial President.
The IEEE Systems Council publishes a major peer-reviewed journal called the IEEE Systems Journal that is "intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of systems thinking and the supporting systems engineering disciplines. ISJ provides a systems-level focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems, also having national and global significance. ISJ aims to be the premiere archival publication for professional from industry, researchers, educators, and students, who are sharing a strong interest in complex systems, systems engineering, and the system thinking perspective."
The Council sponsors and co-sponsors a number of international conferences and events that focus on its Field of Interest.