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On July 9, 2012, after a motivational speech given by Dr. Peter Magyar, an IEEE fellow and IAS Chapters and Membership Development Department Chair and Dr. Mark Halpin, an IAS Past President and an Alabama distinguished Professor, we founded our IAS Student Branch Chapter in cooperation with our chapter’s advisor Prof. Athanasios Karlis, an assistant professor of the Electrical Machines Laboratory, Division of Energy Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace.

Our vision is to provide knowledge to our members with the cooperation of distinguished professors, to give them the opportunity to become acquainted and work with experts in the field of industry, to inform them about the latest technological and industrial applications and help them to create a connection with industry professionals.

From the day our Student Branch Chapter was founded, we are trying to be as active as possible. You can follow our activities here. In addition to our activities, in November 2012 we applied a proposal for hosting the IAS Executive Board meeting in Region 8...10‏ in conjunction with a technical conference about Electric Mobility and the Supporting Infrastructures.

Moreover, the Chapter's presence has been active abroad, as well, as a significant number of Students has been selected to attend international IEEE and IAS conferences, achieving personal distinctions and Chapter awards. We have been acknowledged amongst the most significant 2014 European recruiters (R8 - 4th recruiter - Christina Panagiota Malliou) and we keep adding members to our dynamics.

ABOUT IAS

The IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) is one of the largest special interests IEEE societies, focusing in the unique needs of industry and commerce. It counts more than 13,000 members and more than 270 chapters in 120+ countries.

As a member, you’ll receive access to ground-breaking technical information through the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine and member-only continuing education materials. You’ll also enjoy opportunities to attend the major conferences of the Society.
...to be a world leader in the advancement of technology and dissemination of technical information to support professionals engaged in the applications of electrical and electronic engineering to industry.
The scope of the IEEE Industry Applications Society, as a transnational organization, is the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; the promotion of safe, reliable and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; the creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.
If your engineering interests are the needs of the industrial or commercial sector, the Industry Applications Society (IAS) will be a valuable professional connection. One of the largest special interest societies within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IAS focuses specifically on the unique needs of industry and commerce. IAS is a source of professional power to its over than 13,000 worldwide members. Through a network of 270+ chapters globally, regional events and national and international conferences, the society keeps members abreast of current developments in the area of technology in electricity and electronics. IAS enriches both its individual members and the industry as a whole through the sharing of specific industry-related solutions.
1. Informative Meetings, Seminars and Conferences.
You could find the upcoming conferences here.

2. Valuable Professional Publications.
Find out more about IAS publications and Industry Applications Magazine.

3. A Chance to Advance Your Industry.

(+) One Final Reason to Join

There is a stronger reason for being part of IAS, which doesn’t show up in the technical publications or on the days at conferences. It comes from being an active part of a group of men and women, young and old, who are bound together by a common interest in industry. Building a network of professional connections is a part of it, as is staying on the inside track on happenings in the field. But most of all, the satisfaction comes from an opportunity to share your enthusiasm for your profession, and to be re-energized by the enthusiasm of others. It is this sense of mutual benefit that has made thousands of professionals from all over the world glad they completed the form in a brochure or in the web. Complete the form ...you’ll be glad you did too!

Membership in IAS will give you the opportunity to become acquainted and work with these experts. For more information about the Society visit IAS.
IEEE IAS 50th Anniversary History Book. Download a piece of history.


ABOUT IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

IEEE, pronounced "Eye-triple-E," stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name.

However, as the world's largest technical professional association, IEEE's membership has long been composed of engineers, scientists, and allied professionals. These include computer scientists, software developers, information technology professionals, physicists, medical doctors, and many others in addition to IEEE's electrical and electronics engineering core. For this reason the organization no longer goes by the full name, except on legal business documents, and is referred to simply as IEEE.
IEEE, an association dedicated to advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, is the world’s largest technical professional society. It is designed to serve professionals involved in all aspects of the electrical, electronic, and computing fields and related areas of science and technology that underlie modern civilization.

IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE will be essential to the global technical community and to technical professionals everywhere, and be universally recognized for the contributions of technology and of technical professionals in improving global conditions.
IEEE is organized into:

• 333 local sections in ten geographic regions;
• more than 2,230 chapters comprised of local members with similar technical interests;
• 39 societies and ten technical councils that compose ten technical divisions;
• more than 2500 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
• 790 student branch chapters;
• more than 430 Affinity groups.

The voting membership of IEEE elects a new president each year, who serves for three years - first as President-elect, then as President and CEO, and finally as Past President. IEEE presidents also serve on the two top-tier IEEE governing bodies:

• IEEE Board of Directors
• IEEE Assembly

Six subordinate boards govern major areas of IEEE interest. Each has an elected volunteer leader.

• Educational Activities Board
• IEEE-USA Board
• Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGA Board)
• Publication Services and Products Board
• Standards Association Board
• Technical Activities Board

There are currently 13 committees of the IEEE Board of Directors.

• Audit Committee, Awards Board, Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, Ethics and Member Conduct Committee, Fellow Committee, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, History Committee, Investment Committee, New Inititiatives Committee, Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Committee, Public Visibility Committee, Tellers Committee
"IEEE’s roots go back to 1884 when electricity began to become a major influence in society. There was one major established electrical industry, the telegraph, which since the 1840s had come to connect the world with a data communications system faster than the speed of transportation. The telephone and electric power and light industries had just gotten underway."

• 1884 - "A small group of individuals in the electrical professions met in New York, USA. They formed a new organization to support professionals in their nascent field and to aid them in their efforts to apply innovation for the betterment of humanity—the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, or AIEE for short." ... "Companies such as AEG, General Electric, Siemens & Halske, and Westinghouse underwrote its commercialization." ... "Through technical meetings, publications, and promotion of standards, the AIEE led the growth of the electrical engineering profession, while through local sections and student branches, it brought its benefits to engineers in widespread places."

• 1912 - "The Institute of Radio Engineers. The IRE was modeled on the AIEE but was devoted to radio, and then broadly to electronics. It also furthered its profession by linking members through publications, standards, and conferences and encouraging them to organize local sections and meetings to exchange information and ideas."

• 1963, January 1st, "the AIEE and the IRE merged to form the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE. At its formation, the IEEE had 150,000 members, 140,000 of whom resided in the United States."
"Over the decades that followed, the social roles of the technologies under IEEE’s aegis continued to spread across the world and reach into more and more areas of people's lives. The professional groups and technical boards of the predecessor institutions evolved into IEEE Societies."
IEEE has:

• more than 426,000 members in more than 160 countries, more than 50 percent of whom are from outside the United States;
• more than 117,000 Student members;
• 334 Sections in ten geographic Regions worldwide;
• 2,116 Chapters that unite local members with similar technical interests;
• 2,669 student branches at colleges and universities in 80 countries;
• 922 student branch chapters of IEEE technical societies;
• 440 affinity groups; IEEE Affinity Groups are non-technical sub-units of one or more Sections or a Council. The Affinity Group patent entities are the IEEE-USA Consultants' Network, Young Professionals (YP), Women in Engineering (WIE), and Life Members (LM).

IEEE:

• has 39 Societies and six technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE technical interests;
• has more than 3.5 million documents in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, with more than 8 million downloads each month;
• has more than 1,671 standards and projects under development;
• publishes approximately 180 transactions, journals, and magazines;
• sponsors more than 1,600 conferences in 91 countries while:

a) partnering with more than 1,000 non-IEEE entities globally;
b) attracting more than 480,000 conference attendees;
c) publishing more than 1,400 conference proceedings via IEEE Xplore®.

*Data current as of 31 December 2014. This information is updated annually.

Chapter's Roster

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi

Athanasios Karlis

- Chapter Advisor

Eleni Bouloukosta


- Chair

Diamantis Bampoulas

- Vice

Aristotelis Farmakis

- Webmaster / Past Chair

Polychronis Orfanidis

- Public relations Manager

Christina-Panagiota Malliou

- Financial Manager / Past Chair

Konstantinos Papatheologou

- General Secretary

Christos Pnevmatikos

- Membership development officer

Georgios Barlas

- Young members officer