IEEE Malta Section History
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The IEEE Malta Section was approved on the 8th November 2006, and the first council was elected in January 2007. It is the representation in Malta of the IEEE, which 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. The IEEE Malta Section has currently around 200 members.
Along the year, the IEEE Malta Section organises a number of activities for its members including presentations and talks by distinguished IEEE lecturers.
In 2010 the IEEE Malta Section organised the 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), which is a major international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies. MELECON is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Region 8 with participants from all over the world.
In 2011 the IEEE Malta Section signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Engineers (Malta). Although an understanding already existed between the CoE and IEEE Malta Section, this MoU serves as a more tangible point of reference for a healthier professional relationship.
The IEEE Malta Section also works closely with the IEEE Malta Student Branch which organises a number of events throughout the year for its student members. Amongst these one may mention the Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC), Robot Wars and the Awards Night.