Technical Councils are groups of Societies working together in broad areas of technology. Technical Councils sponsor activities that benefit individuals in all of the member Societies. There are currently six Technical Councils with the following field of interest statements (below).
Note: The former IEEE Technology Management Council has transitioned to the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.
IEEE Biometrics Council (BIO-46) The theory, design, and application of biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/or behavioral features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition, and medical diagnosis. (Updated November 2007)
IEEE Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA-44) The field of interest of the Council spans the theory, implementation, and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. This includes tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis, and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems. (Updated June 2005)
IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NANO-42) The field of interest of the Council shall be the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. The Council will provide a focus for cooperative activities, both internally and externally, including the promotion, consolidation, and coordination of nanotechnology activities among IEEE entities. (Updated February 2002)
IEEE Sensors Council (SEN-39) The fields of interest of the Council and its activities shall be the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics, and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators. (Updated February 1999)
IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC-41) The field of interest of the Council and its activities and programs shall be to cover the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics, and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application. Super-conducting electronic applications will include both analog and digital circuits and systems. Power applications will include the generation, storage, transmission, and use of electric power. (Updated February 2006)
IEEE Systems Council (SysC-45) 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 council sponsors the annual International Systems Conference. (Updated July 2013)
IEEE Council on RFID (RFID-741) The field of interest of the Council focuses on the theory and practice of matters relating to RFID (radio frequency identification) and RFID-related systems.