Your Global Network : We are ComSoc, the IEEE Communications Society

We are all called to communications technology. Our reasons and regions may be widely different, but our goal is the same:

To advance communications and networking technology for the betterment of humanity.

Right now, in more than 140 countries around the world, tens of thousands of members are actively working as engineers, academics, practitioners, scientists, executives, and associates—contributing new ideas and information to our collective knowledge, developing higher industry standards, and changing the way we all communicate, for the better.

Our Mission Statement

The IEEE Communications Society promotes technological innovation and fosters creation and sharing of information among  the global technical community. The Society provides services to members for their technical and professional advancement and forums for technical exchanges among professionals in academia, industry, and public institutions.

Our Vision Statement

To bring the world together in harmony through communications and networking technology research, application, education, and incubation of new ideas.

Volunteer Opportunities

The IEEE Communications Society has volunteer opportunities in conferences and publications that encompass a wide range of skills and activities.


Originally founded in 1952 as the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) Professional Group on Communication Systems (PGCS), today’s IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) has evolved to include a diverse group of global industry professionals dedicated to advancing all communication technologies and the improvement of the world around them.

An independent Society of IEEE since 1972, our 200+ Chapters in 142 countries is comprised of 24,000 members who—

  • Produce 34 industry publications
  • Organize 43 international conferences annually
  • Foster educational programs
  • Promote local activities with their Chapters
  • Serve on our global technical committees

Today, we are proud to call IEEE ComSoc the premier international organization for engineering professionals in communications technology and information networking.