About the Council


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.

Systems Council President

Southwest Research Institute
IEEE Region
Region 5 (Southwestern U.S.)

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, the following: 

  • Systems thinking
  • Systems-engineering education, standards, processes, methodologies
  • Systems modeling, simulation, integration, resilience 
  • Robust design, safety and human factors, security, usability, environmental aspects
  • Product transition: design, production, test, deployment, disposal
  • Program and project management
  • Quality assurance
  • Mission assurance
  • Requirements development and 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: