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The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (IEEE CAS) is a society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In the hierarchy of IEEE, CAS is one of almost 40 technical societies organized under the IEEE's Technical Activities Board.[1]

From the IEEE CAS web site, the field of interest of the society is defined to be

"The theory, analysis, design (computer aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and signal processing. The coverage of this field includes the spectrum of activities from, and including, basic scientific theory to industrial applications."


The first meeting of the IRE Professional Group on Circuit Theory was on March 20, 1951. After the IRE and the AIEE merged, the IRE Professional Group on Circuit Theory became the IEEE Professional Technical Group on Circuit Theory on March 25, 1963. In 1966, the group changed its name to the Group on Circuit Theory, and in 1973 became the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.[2]


The Society organizes many conferences every year and operates local chapters around the world.[3] It coordinates the operation of several councils, task forces, and technical committees.

Awards and Scholarships

The Circuits and Systems society grants annual awards, scholarships,[4] and more. The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s annual awards program recognizes member achievements in education, industry, technological innovation, and service.[5] Winning an award from any of these societies is considered a huge technical accomplishment, achieved only be the top professors at top universities, and typically the subject of a press release.[6][7][8][9]


The Circuits and Systems Society oversees the publication of eleven periodical magazines and scholarly journals:[10]


The Society organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors many conferences every year (64 conferences in 2006).[11]


One of the technical committees is the Computer-Aided Design Technical Committee (more commonly known as CANDE, for Computer-Aided Network Design).[12] The purpose of CANDE is to promote research and best practices in the development and use of computer-aided design software in the design and test of microelectronic circuits and systems.

The Technical Committee on VLSI (TCVLSI) is a constituency of IEEE-CS that oversees various technical activities related to computer hardware, integrated circuit design, and software for computer hardware design.[13]

See also


  1. ^ "IEEE Societies, Councils and Technical Communities". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 2006-09-06.
  2. ^ IEEE Global History Network (2011). "IEEE Circuits and Systems Society History". IEEE History Center. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  3. ^ "AI Compute Symposium Charts Path from Emerging to Pervasive AI".
  4. ^ "38th DAC to Award Over $489,000 in Professional Dev. Funds".
  5. ^ "Awards and Fellows | IEEE CAS". Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  6. ^ "Chakrabarty Wins 2017 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award". 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ "IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award".
  8. ^ "Zorian cited as Industrial Pioneer at DAC".
  9. ^ "Awards and Honors".
  10. ^ "CAS Society Publications". IEEE Circuit and System Society. Retrieved 2007-04-22.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 May 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ Davies, Anthony C. (2016), "The History of the CAS Society", in Maloberti, Franco; Davies, Anthony C. (eds.), A Short History of Circuits and Systems, River Publishers, pp. 231–248
  13. ^ Technical Committee on VLSI