The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional association, connecting more than 360,000 members in approximately 150 countries. Founded in 1884 by electrical engineering innovators who understood the value of shared information, the IEEE vision is to advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members, careers, and promoting community worldwide. Members of the IEEE automatically become members of their local IEEE Section. As of January 2004, there are 304 local Sections and 1,384 technical Chapters spread through ten regions of the world.
The IEEE Signal Processing Society is an international Society whose purpose is to: advance and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources; educate the signal processing community; and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas. The term “signal” includes audio, video, speech, image, communication, geophysical, sonar, radar, medical, musical, and other signals.