Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Definition of IEEE in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)?

IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a worldwide nonprofit association of technical professionals that promotes the development of standards and acts as a catalyst for new technology in all aspects of the engineering industry, including computer networking, telecommunications, electric power, aerospace, and consumer electronics. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has more than 330,000 individual members in 150 countries.

IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Its activities include standards committees, technical publishing, and conferences.

A major contribution of the IEEE in the field of computer networking is Project 802, a collection of standards for local area network (LAN) architectures, protocols, and technologies. These standards continue to evolve under the auspices of various IEEE working groups and committees.

IEEE Mission and Vision

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Here are their mission and vision.

IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.

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