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3-3-2018 to 3-10-2018

A Message from the AESS President


I’m very honoured to have been elected President of IEEE AESS for 2018-2019. To better serve our members and the wider AESS community, the Society has over the last two years matured several new initiatives to fruition, such as establishing the AESS Resource Centre, starting new international Chapters, forming a Navigation Systems technical panel, growing the AESS Professional Networking and Mentoring Program, as well as implementing the Robert Hill Best Dissertation Award and the new AESS Engineering Scholarship. The AESS has a worldwide scope: we aim to be relevant to people in all countries, and we seek to establish new AES chapters in new countries.

The future of the Society is inspired by its core purpose to best serve the most valued requirements of the AESS community. Member feedback has highlighted several areas where the AESS can move from “good to great”. Our strategic plan “AESS Vision 2020” includes new initiatives to expand and strengthen relations with Industry, where we have the largest percentage of members than in any other IEEE Society, and places emphasis on implementing new initiatives that attract and retain younger members, reinvigorating AESS chapters, and offering targeted education and training opportunities to fulfil the professional development needs of diverse AESS member groups.

As we continue to improve existing services that assist members to accelerate their professional development and career advancement, we will also be delivering new offerings that provide greater advantages to members in the areas of publications, chapter activities, conferences, industry relations, education, technical operations and others. The cornerstone themes of our strategic planning are to be more innovative and collaborative with an emphasis on delivering valued outcomes to the AESS professional community through deeper member engagement across a more connected Society, and you should start to see the results of this plan over the coming months.   

The AESS Board seeks member input so please let us know how we can serve you better. A simple example would be to let us know the professional development activities (e.g., education and training initiatives) that would be most valued by the AESS community in your local area at this time. Expanding the membership of AESS is an aspiration that we can share, so please do your part in spreading the message and recruiting new members to help grow our Society.

It is a privilege for me to serve as your President. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in person.

With thanks and best wishes,

Joe Fabrizio
AESS President

Call for Nominations for the AESS Board of Governors, term 2019-2021

Nominations are now open for the AESS Board of Governors, term 2019-2021.  Please send nominations or self-nominations to N&A Chair, Teresa Pace, cc: Judy Scharmann.  Please include the following:
1) a 175-word statement with reasons for running for the AESS Board of Governors, intentions if elected, and the view of the candidate's role on the BoG.  Also, confirm that they have the time to undertake this role and that they will be able to attend meetings.
2) a 500-word bio;
3) a head and shoulders photo of the candidate 
Deadline for receipt of materials:  March 2, 2018


AESS Mission and Vision

The mission of the AESS is to provide a responsive and relevant professional society that attracts, engages, aids, and retains a diverse set of members (age, culture, community – theoretical, managerial and applications) worldwide in the areas of our fields of interest as defined in our constitution. AESS will accomplish this through technical, chapter and society activities in the areas of conferences, publications, education, technical operations, industry relations, and member services.

The vision of the AESS is to be essential to the worldwide technical community and be recognized for outstanding contributions in the fields of aerospace and electronic systems as demonstrated through the Society’s products, service and offerings in the areas of conferences, publications, education, technical operations, industry relations, and member services.

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) provides a global professional home for engineers working in the electronic systems domain.

The Society offers a unique opportunity to become deeply connected with the three pillars of the Aerospace, Electronic and Defence sector: Industry, Institutions and Research Centers. Effective interaction between those pillars is the key element for the organization, design, development and operation of successful Complex Systems, which are the core of the AESS Field of Interest.

AESS Complex Systems cover the space, air, ocean and ground environments, including hardware, software, integration and many other aspects of the Engineering job.

AESS Conferences, Workshops, Transactions, Magazine and Educational tools enhance and disseminate the culture of Complex Systems through the global AESS community, bringing to a large and beneficial exchange of experience and achievements among our members.

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“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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