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IEEE Communications Society has relationships with societies of similar areas of interest and technical scope within and external to IEEE. Learn more about these societies and their upcoming events.

Sister Societies

Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE)

Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE) was founded in October 1934 in Shanghai. She has been reorganized and renamed as Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering since 1954 in Taiwan. CIEE includes the field of electrical engineering, telecommunication, electronics and computer information engineering. 

 CIEE Major Activities:

  • Planning and conducting conferences and meetings to discuss or present lectures on the science of electrical engineering.
  • Publishing International Journal of Electrical Engineering and C.I.E.E. Magazine.
  • Founding awards to encourage outstanding electrical engineers and electrical engineering professors and outstanding electrical engineering postgraduate students.
  • Providing assistance to members to develop electrical industry business.

Please see the CIEE website for full details.

Communications and Information Society, Croatia (CCIS)

Croatian Communications and Information Society (CCIS) acts as a bridge between academy and industry to support the growth of the ICT sector. CCIS is a sister society of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) since 2002. CCIS members are active in a number of projects with ICT industry dedicated to topics such as the software engineering, the innovative companies aspects, and education in the area of ICT.  CCIS members successfully cooperate in organization of the International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer networks (SoftCOM), and the publication of the Journal of Communications Software and Systems (JCOMSS).

Please see the CCIS website for full details.

Chamber of Engineers in Malta (COE)

The Chamber of Engineers (CoE) is Malta's sole professional organization representing engineers and the engineering profession. Established on June 9th, 1978, it actively promotes and protects the interests of engineers and the profession. Affiliated with Engineers Europe (ex-FEANI), the CoE engages in international discussions and hosts FEANI meetings. Recognized by the Inġiniera Act (Cap.321), it holds positions on boards, projects, and committees, advocating for engineers on various levels. The CoE arranges seminars, webinars, and networking events, including the Annual Engineering Conference and Malta Engineering Excellence Awards. Additionally, it offers training courses, publishes "Engineering Today" magazine, and fosters cooperation among engineers and stakeholders.

Please see the COE website for full details.

China Institute of Communications (CIC)

Details coming soon.

Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Union Forum for European ICT Professionals (FITCE)

The FITCE Association is a recognised umbrella organisation that supports the work of active National Associations (NAs) by using its brand to facilitate the exchange of information and fellowship between the members of NAs within the Federation.

In relation to FITCE a National Association (NA) defines a professional not-for-profit organization with legal entity in a specific European country, dedicated to advancing the profession of its academic or top level manager’s members. 

The objectives – generally defined in the Constitution – are in particular:

  • To facilitate the exchange of information and networking within the European telecommunications industry, and reaching out to embrace those relevant areas of the broader ICT industry;
  • To promote the development of science in the field of telecommunications;
  • To study a wide range of issues related to recruitment, training, skills and career building of these engineers;
  • To share acquired skills and experiences among the members in all fields of the ICT.

Please see the FITCE website for full details.

Open Innovations Association (FRUCT)

Open Innovations Association (FRUCT) is a cross-border cooperation framework that promotes principles of open innovation in academia and industry. The FRUCT Association was established in 2007 to increase the innovative competitiveness of the regional research teams. Nowadays, FRUCT unites over a hundred active members and six thousand followers. FRUCT has a business incubator. FRUCT teams have a good profile of participation in public programs, e.g., ENPI CBC, DIGILE IoT, COST, etc. FRUCT conferences are the main public events held every half a year. The FRUCT conference maintains high scientific standards and assists in establishing new cooperation projects. On average, 120+ participants from all over the world attend every conference.

Please see the FRUCT website for full details.

The Scientific Association for Infocommunications (HTE)

Details coming soon.

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE-CS)

Details coming soon.

Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS)

Since its historic establishment on October 19, 1974, The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) has grown into the largest, best ICT academic society in Korea over the course of 49 years with over 30,000 members, 50 affiliated companies, 8 domestic and 6 overseas chapters, 6 societies, and 26 technical activity groups.

As the principal driving force of Korea’s world-class ICT, KICS provides open networks and motivates universities, corporations, government, and research institutes to engage in academic activities, technical cooperation, and policy reviews in the fields of communications/broadcasting/AI technologies and ICT convergence industries.

With the hyper-connection technology, KICS is opening up a new future for the new ICT ecosystem with the pride and passion that enabled Korea to astonish the world with its premier information and communications technology.

Please see the KICS website for full details.

The Radio and Electronics Association of Vietnam (REV)

Founded in 1988, the Radio Electronics Association of Vietnam (REV) is a professional, non-profit organization in Vietnam that focuses on promoting and developing the field of electronics, communications, and information technologies, headquartered at 57 Vu Thanh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam.

REV serves as a platform for professionals, researchers, and students to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and collaborate activities. The organization also provides technical assistance and consultancy services to government agencies, businesses, and individuals in the field of electronics, communications, and information technologies. 

Please see the REV website for full details.

Czech and Slovak Radioengineering Society (RS)

Details coming soon.

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE)

Formed in 1909, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers’ purpose is to enhance the practice of electrical engineering in South Africa and the stature of its members through knowledge, networking, influence, education and communication. 

Members are professionally engaged in the full range of engineering activities, including academic research, manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, measurement and control, mining, and power infra-structural services. They make meaningful contributions to the quality of life in communities and the steady advancement of technology. Their efforts are acknowledged in many countries of the world.

Please see the SAIEE website for full details.

Sociedade Brasileira de Telecommunicacoes; Brazilian Telecommunications Society (SBrT)

Details coming soon.

Informationstechnische Gesellschaft - Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (ITG/VDE)

Details coming soon.