IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) – the Institute of engineers on electrical and electronics is one of the world's largest Association dedicated to standardization in the field of electrical engineering and electronics. IEEE is organizing the standardization work in the field of computer, aerospace and Telecom industries. The main goal of IEEE is to promote technical innovations for the benefit of all mankind.
Its history IEEE begins in 1884, at the dawn of electricity use in industry. It was organized in new York at a meeting of workers of the electrical industry as American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) – the American Institute of electrical engineers. Its purpose was to help in the work in this new industry, as well as the dissemination and exchange of experience. In 1912, in connection with the emergence of new industries – telecommunications, was organized by another organization - Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) Institute of radio engineers. Its current structure and name of the IEEE received in 1963 after the merger AIEE and IRE. By that time it already had over 150,000 participants, about 140,000 of which were in the United States. At the beginning of the 21st century, IEEE has already consolidated 38 different organizations, released the 130 journals, conducted more than 300 conferences annually and has developed over 900 standards. At the end of 2010 IEEE already United 395000 participants in 160 countries around the world.
IEEE has a dual structure: a geographical and technical, i.e. on the one hand it is distributed worldwide and has a geographic divide, and on the other hand, it is a parallel work on different technical areas.