Last Updated  September 11, 2012

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A1. What is the IEEE (Eye-triple-E)?

The IEEE (Eye-triple-E) is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 400,000 individual members in 160 countries and the organization is most popularly known and referred to by the letters I-E-E-E. The Head Quarter is located in New York, the USA. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, others. The IEEE Japan Council has 38 Societies and three Technical Councils(TC). Through its technical publishing, conferences and consensus-based standards activities, the IEEE produces 30 percent of the world's published literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, holds annually more than 300 major conferences and has more than 860 active standards with 700 under development.

A2. Tell me about the IEEE organizations in Japan.

The IEEE is geographically made up of 10 Regions and 331 Sections world wide. Japan belongs to Region 10 (Asia-Pacific area) and holds the nine Sections, namely, Sapporo, Sendai, Tokyo, Shin-etsu, Nagoya, Kansai, Hiroshima, Shikoku and Fukuoka Sections. In June 1999, the IEEE Japan Council newly formed to coordinate the inter-Sectional activities of the eight Sections and also to provide effective representation and support for the Sections in Japan.

A3.Tell me the Japanese Official name of the IEEE.

We do not have any Japanese name officially, however the IEEE Japan Council settled "IEEE".

A4. How to join the IEEE?

Please visit the IEEE HQ Homepage and you can apply on-line.

A5. How much is IEEE membership?

Visit the IEEE Membership and Society Membership Dues page. You can join as many Societies as you like. The Society membership involves additional fees.

A6. How long does it take to receive my membership card and Spectrum?

First, you will receive an acknowledgement letter (contains member number) which is sent within 4 business days of receipt of the application. Next, New Member Welcome Kit (contains membership card and information) is sent within 16 business days of receipt of the application. Please note that depending upon where you live you can expect delivery to take 2 days to 2 weeks from the time of mailed-out date. New members receive their first issue of IEEE spectrum on an expedited basis; regular delivery will take about to 6 to 10 weeks.

A7. What kind of periodicals can I subscribe with the Society membership?
How to subscribe?

IEEE has 38 Societies and each of them publishes journals. IEEE members who register IEEE Xplore or Web Account can at any time join Society and suscribe journal on line.

A8.How much is the member discount when I buy the IEEE magaziene or books?

Please confirm the discount price from Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog. Before going to this page, you need to creat an Web Account (username and password) from IEEE Accounts page. We can apply to purchase IEEE subscriptions on line.

A9.Tell me how to search the IEEE articles.

Visit the IEEE Xplore and you can find articles. However, there will be a restriction when you search and download the content of articles.

A10.Tell me about the IEEE membership grades.

Please visit IEEE HQ site of Member Grade Elevation. IEEE recommends you to obtain the highest grade most suitable to your qualification. New members may be assigned either Associate or Member grade, depending on their educational, technical or professional qualifications. Grades may be elevated as one's qualification change with new educational or professional experience. You can apply online for elevation to higher grade, visit the site of Upgrade Your Membership. All IEEE members receive the same basic benefits and services, s with the exception of the rights to vote and hold elected office, which are reserved for Members, Senior Members and Fellows.

A11.How to change in my profile?

If you have your web account, you can change your profile by online.

A12.How to contribute to IEEE publications?

Please visit the Author Tools page. You will find the submission guideline, copyright transfer form, reprint information, etc. The contribution is welcome from any researchers other than IEEE members.

A13. How can I obtain the IEEE Standards?

In Japan, you can purchase the Standards through Japan Standard Association. IEEE also has the IEEE Standards Association and they provide various information about standards. Both individual and company can join it. Please visit the IEEE Standards Association for detailed information on IEEE standards. The information of the MOU address and OUI are here.

A14. What can I do if I forget my username and/or password for the Web Account?

Marker If you forget either your username or your password, please click here.
Marker If you forget both your username and your password, please choose the following option to confirm:
1. Login IEEE SUPPORT CENTER as "Guest" and fill in the blank.
2. Send mail to
3. (Urgent case) Login IEEE SUPPORT CENTER as "Guest" and click "Live Chat" on the right side of this page.
4. (Urgent case) Call IEEE Contact & Support.
From the viewpoint of Privacy Law, only IEEE Head Quarter can tell you your username and your password. IEEE Tokyo Section or the other sections in Japan is not allowed to access your privacy information.

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