IEEE Technical Communities
IEEE develops communities around particular technology challenges or cutting-edge subject areas. Their areas of coverage may be general in nature, which include multidisciplinary topics or emerging concepts. Discover which technical community best matches your interests. Participation is free for most communities.
There are also many IEEE Society-level Technical Communities available that can be found in the IEEE Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog.
- Big Data Community
- Blockchain Community
- Brain Community
- Climate Change Technical Community
- Cloud Computing Community
- Cybersecurity Community
- Digital Privacy Community
- Digital Reality Community
- Entrepreneurship Community
- Future Networks Community
- Global Earth Observing System of Systems Community
- International Roadmap for Devices and Systems Community
- Internet of Things Community
- Life Sciences Community
- Public Safety Technology Community
- Quantum Community
- Rebooting Computing Community
- Smart Cities Community
- Smart Grid Community
- Smart Village Community
- Software Defined Networks Community
- Sustainable ICT Community
- TechEthics Community
- Transportation Electrification Community
IEEE Big Data Community
The IEEE Big Data Community strives to aggregate information about the various endeavors occurring worldwide in order to provide a community of professionals in industry, academia, and government working to solve the challenges associated with Big Data. Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including new products and services, conferences, webinars, educational offerings, publications, standards activities, and other opportunities.
IEEE Blockchain Community
The IEEE Blockchain Community provides a collaborative footprint between industry, leading entities in the field, and key blockchain stakeholders and implementers that encourages positive blockchain ecosystem growth and capture. Join the community to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Brain Community
The IEEE Brain Community facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization and development of technologies in neuroscience to help improve the human condition. Join the community to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Climate Change Technical Community
The IEEE Climate Change Technical Community is for those seeking to utilize engineering pathways to stabilize our planet’s climate, mitigate circumstances caused by climate change, and those making significant contributions to achieve comprehensive decarbonization. Community members reflect a balance of multi-stakeholder constituencies across many IEEE disciplines. Research from IEEE scientists in this sector cover areas such as sustainable energy systems, climate resilient infrastructure, wildfire mitigation, weather pattern systems, ozone recovery, etc.
IEEE Cloud Computing Community
The Cloud Computing Community is now a part of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Cloud Computing (TCCLD). TCCLD delivers solutions for growing your professional contacts and exchanging ideas and information, while supporting the growth of research, education and industry in cloud computing. Join the TCCCD—free—to stay informed about activities including conferences, publications, and other benefits suited to your needs.
IEEE Cybersecurity Community
The Cybersecurity Community is now a part of the IEEE Computer Society Committee on Security and Privacy (TCSP), the trusted community for security and privacy professionals dedicated to improving comprehension and implementation of S&P technologies. Join TCSP—free—to keep aware of valuable activities including conferences, publications, and other benefits suited to your needs.
IEEE Digital Privacy Community
The IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative is an IEEE-wide effort dedicated to champion the digital privacy needs of the individuals. The initiative strives to bring the voice of technologists to the digital privacy discussion and solutions, incorporating a holistic approach to address privacy that also includes economic, legal, and social perspectives. Join the IEEE Digital Privacy Community to stay involved with the initiative program activities and connect with others in the field.
IEEE Digital Reality Community
The Digital Transformation is fueled by advances in technology, such as sensors and actuators, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). By leveraging these technologies and others being developed such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and Digital Twins, the line between the physical world and the digital world will be increasingly less distinct.
IEEE Entrepreneurship Community
The IEEE Entrepreneurship Community is at the forefront of turning ideas into successful businesses. Participants make it priority to help each other not just launch, but grow their ventures and facilitate the networking and mentoring of those who have the passion to translate their vision into reality. Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, and other opportunities.
IEEE Future Networks Community
The IEEE Future Networks Community brings together researchers, scientists, and engineers from industry, academia, and governments to solve the challenges associated with the development and deployment of future networks. Join the community to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Global Earth Observing System of Systems Community
The Global Earth Observing System of Systems Community to dedicated to leading a worldwide effort to build a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS.) Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including such topics as earth observations consisting of studying the Earth's air, water, and land.
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IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems Community
The IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) Community is dedicated to exploring the future of the electronics, semiconductor, and computer industries, from application needs down through devices and manufacturing. Join the community to access the latest edition of the IRDS Roadmap, a collection of documents that outline future technological needs over the next 15 years.
IEEE Internet of Things Community
The Internet of Things Community serves as a gathering place for the global technical community working on IoT to provide the platform where professionals learn, share knowledge, and collaborate on this sweeping convergence of technologies, markets, applications, and the Internet. Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Life Sciences Community
The Life Sciences Community fosters collaboration and communication among life sciences and technology practitioners to advance the application of life sciences, among technology companies, hospitals, government organizations, pharmaceutical company researchers, and university researchers.
IEEE Public Safety Technology Community
The Public Safety Technology Initiative strives to become a global platform for public safety agencies, suppliers, researchers, and all industry participants to discuss and exchange ideas on how emerging technologies can help public safety personnel be more effective in their field.
IEEE Quantum Community
The IEEE Quantum Community is a global, multidisciplinary community of researchers and engineers dedicated to tackling the challenges related to quantum computing, information, engineering, algorithms, and corresponding technologies. Join the community to stay abreast of activities and opportunities that will foster development and innovation across the quantum ecosystem.
IEEE Rebooting Computing Community
Formerly known as the IEEE Rebooting Computing Community, the IEEE Computer Society Task Force on Rebooting Computing (TFRC) tackles the challenge of a "Complete Rethinking of Computing," with no preconceptions based on existing architecture, design, or technology. An invigorating community, this group approaches technology with evolutionary and revolutionary approaches. Join TFRC for valuable resources and to be the first to know about news and opportunities related to the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) and the International Conference on Rebooting Computing and the Low Power Computer Vision competition.
IEEE Smart Cities Community
The IEEE Smart Cities Community serves as a neutral broker of information amongst industry, academic, and government stakeholders regarding what comprises a smart city framework. The community also develops technical best practices within the context of urban infrastructure systems. Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Smart Grid Community
The IEEE Smart Grid (SG) Community provides expertise and guidance for individuals and organizations involved in the modernization and optimization of the power grid. Join the community to receive weekly updates on IEEE SG activities, including conferences, live webinar & tutorial events, calls to action, and the monthly IEEE SG eNewsletter.
IEEE Smart Village Community
IEEE Smart Village (ISV) has a unique approach to support the world’s energy-impoverished communities by providing a comprehensive solution combining renewable energy, community-based education, and entrepreneurial opportunities. ISV provides seed-funding to carefully selected community entrepreneurs based upon a credible business plan that will impact a significant number of people with electricity, education, and jobs.
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IEEE Software Defined Networks Community
The Software Defined Network (SDN) Community is focused on the techno-economic aspects concerning SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Join the community for free to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.
IEEE Sustainable ICT Community
The IEEE Sustainable ICT Community seeks to foster the incorporation of green metrics and standards in design concepts for various technical domains. The initiative brings together expertise from different fields, in conferences and publications, with a view to foster holistic design and standardization approaches. Join the community to stay abreast of developments in green information and communications technology.
IEEE TechEthics Community
The IEEE TechEthics program seeks to ensure that ethical and societal implications of technology become an integral part of the development process by driving conversation and debate on these issues. Join the TechEthics Community for free to stay abreast of program activities including conferences, webinars, and other opportunities.
IEEE Transportation Electrification Community
The Transportation Electrification Community is focused on the growing electrification revolution across transportation domains, including advances in electric and hybrid cars, more-electric ships and aircraft, rail systems, personal transport, and the motive, storage, power grid, electronic intelligence, and control technologies that make them possible. Join the community to stay abreast of activities including conferences, webinars, publications, and other opportunities.