The IEEE is a non-profit corporation, incorporated in the state of New York (US) on 16 March 1896. The purpose of the IEEE is to engage exclusively in scientific and educational activities within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, directed toward the advancement of the theory and practice of electrical, electronics, communications and computer engineering, as well as computer science, the allied branches of engineering and the related arts and sciences, which benefit the engineering profession and the public.
As authorised by the IEEE Board of Directors, the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board (known as IEEE Regional Activities Board prior to 1 January 2008) approved the establishment and boundaries of the IEEE Indonesia Section on 16 February 1988. The Indonesia Section conducts activities which assist the local IEEE members to enhance their professional careers and their communities.
As a part of the IEEE, Indonesia Section shares the overall goals, vision and mission, and values adopted by the IEEE organization, both ethically and professionally. But as organization working in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia Section also has its own Articles of Association (Anggaran Dasar) in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of Indonesia.
Societies of the IEEE have their own representatives in the form of chapters, in which each chapter represents one or several societies.
The official site of IEEE Indonesia Section is IEEE.web.id.