Formed in 2005, the IEEE Systems Council promotes, encourages, and supports the technical, academic and application aspects of systems engineering and systems thinking through its own activities, and with its Society members through joint activities for the growth of Council Affiliate membership, member Society membership, and for addressing overall global challenges.

Field of Interest

The Systems Council integrates IEEE activities regarding aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas of systems engineering, and covers, but is not limited to: 

  • Systems Engineering education, standards, processes, methodologies
  • Systems Modeling, simulation, integration, resilience 
  • Robust design, safety & human factors, security, usability, environmental
  • Product transition: design, production, test, deployment, disposal
  • Program/project management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Mission Assurance
  • Requirements Development & Management
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Architecture
  • Systems-of-Systems


As Systems Council is an IEEE Technical Council and unlike Member Societies, individuals cannot be members of a council. However, IEEE Members can register as Systems Council participants, receive newsletters, attend Systems Council sponsored events, and volunteer. Participation in the Council is free. How you can get involved:

For general information on the IEEE Systems Council, including the IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Systems Conference or other Council activities, please contact the Systems Council President.

Systems Council President

Vincenzo Piuri

University of Milan
8 (Africa, Europe, Middle East)

President Elect

Stephen Dyer

Kansas State University
United States
5 (Southwestern U.S.)