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The IEEE Malta Section was approved on the 8th of November 2006, and the first council was elected in January 2007. January 2017 the IEEE Malta Section has become a volunteer organisation – IEEE Malta Association. 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, school visits, educational activities, teacher in-service program (TISP), and Awards Night.
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. The section also supports other international conferences and workshops organised and hosted locally. Amongst these one may mention: IWBF 2014 – 2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics and the 2014 Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP) Conference.
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. In March 2019 IEEE Malta host the 112th IEEE Region Meeting in Valletta Malta.
The IEEE Malta Section also works closely with the IEEE Malta Student Branch, Women in Engineering, Young Professionals, and Computer Society Chapter which organises a number of events throughout the year for professionals and student members. Amongst these one may mention the Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) and Robot Wars.