ieee - Computer Definition
A worldwide not-for-profit professional association for the advancement of technology.The IEEE establishes standards and otherwise serves as a leading technical authority in areas including aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. In telecommunications, the IEEE is most notable for its 802 Working Group, which set local and metropolitan area network (LAN and MAN) standards.The IEEE formed in 1963, with the merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), formed in 1884, and the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE), formed in 1912. See also LAN and MAN.
(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. Founded in 1963, it has more than 360,000 individual members in more than 150 countries and is involved with setting standards for computers and communications. The Computer Society of the IEEE (www.computer.org) is the largest of the IEEE's 39 member societies with nearly 100,000 members itself. Over 40 per cent of them live and work outside the U.S., which gives it a strong international focus. Meetings, technical conferences, working committees and the latest computing research are areas of emphasis.