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SMC Women in Engineering

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering. With the membership of women within the IEEE growing around the globe, the IEEE Women in Engineering was officially formed in 1994 and is now a committee of the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (see the IEEE WIE Homepage), with over 450 affinity groups and 15,000 members around the world.

Mission and Vision of IEEE Women in Engineering

The mission of IEEE WIE is to facilitate the recruitment and retention of women in technical disciplines globally.

IEEE WIE envisions a vibrant community of IEEE women and men collectively using their diverse talents to innovate for the benefit of humanity.

IEEE Women In Engineering at Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (WIE-SMCS)

The Women in Engineering - SMCS liaison was formed by the Board of Governor to inspire, engage and advance women in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
The WIE–SMCS committee organizes a series of periodic events and activities to promote the visibility of women leaders and to inspire young girls who want to get involved in engineering.

The WIE-SMCS organizes a WIE Luncheon during the IEEE SMC conferences.
The event is an important opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women leadership. One or more guest speakers use to share their experience and history as WIE and young female researchers have the chance to get advice and discuss informally with senior faculty members around a free lunch.


Two workshop sessions were organized by Levente Kovács and Clara M. Ionescu on October 9, 2016 during the SMC 2016 conference in Budapest:

  • Workshop on Women in Engineering (I) – WiE session on Fractional Order Systems
  • Workshop on Women in Engineering (II) – WiE session on CyberMedical Systems

Details can be found on pp. 51-54 of the Conference Digest posted here.


A presentation of the WIE activities has been presented at the Celebrity lectures program 2015 organized in Subotica (Serbia) in conjunction with the formal establishment of the SMCS Serbia Chapter. This took place on 16 September 2015.


Proposals for events can submitted by email to Ljiljana Trajkovic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ljiljana Trajkovic

IEEE Women In Engineering SMCS Liaison

Ljiljana Trajkovic
Simon Fraser University
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