IEEE Systems Council

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The IEEE Systems Council is one of seven councils of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


The Systems Council integrates IEEE activities regarding aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas of systems engineering, and covers, but is not limited to:

• Systems Engineering education, standards, processes, methodologies

• Systems Modeling, simulation, integration, resilience

• Robust design, safety & human factors, security, usability, environmental

• Product transition: design, production, test, deployment, disposal

• Program/project management

• Quality Assurance

• Mission Assurance

• Requirements Development & Management

• Risk Management

• Systems Architecture

• Systems-of-Systems

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 Compatibility 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 Journal (ISJ) is the technical journal of the IEEE Systems Council, and is published quarterly.[1] It is "intended to stimulate awareness, appreciation and utilization of systems thinking and the supporting systems engineering disciplines, especially for complex systems, systems-of-systems, and complex cyber-physical systems, across many domains and application areas."[1]


The IEEE Systems Council is willing to sponsor, co-sponsor or technically co-sponsor conferences and workshops in its field of interest. Sponsorship implies full responsibility of the IEEE System Council for the technical program and the finances; in co-sponsorship this responsibility is shared with other entities. Technical co-sponsorship implies only cooperation in organizing the technical program. The IEEE Systems Council currently sponsors their premier conference, the IEEE International Systems Conference (IEEE SysCon).[2] In 2015 it will be the 9th annual conference, held April 13–16, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada.


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