IEEE Professional Communication Society

Summary

The IEEE Professional Communication Society (IEEE ProComm) is a professional society of the IEEE. Its primary goals include helping engineers and technical writers to pursue further education and research in their fields, in addition to development of standards in technical communication.[1] The society runs the annual IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, known as ProComm (formerly known as IPCC).[2]

The IEEE Professional Communication Society has published a peer-reviewed journal known as the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication since 1957.[3][4]

History

Formed in March 1957 as the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing, the group changed its name to the IRE Professional Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (April 1957), IEEE Professional Technical Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (1963), IEEE Group on Engineering Writing and Speech (1964), IEEE Group on Professional Communication (1971), and the IEEE Professional Communication Society (1978).[5]

Field of interest

The society states on its website that its field of interest includes "the study, preparation, production, delivery, use, improvement, and promotion of human communication in all media in engineering and other technical and professional environments". Its mission, related to this field, is to "foster a community dedicated to understanding and promoting effective communication in engineering, scientific, and other technical environments".[6]

References

  1. ^ Sandra E Belanger, Business And Technical Communication: An Annotated Guide To Sources, Skills, And Samples, pg. 89. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005. ISBN 9780313308727
  2. ^ "ProComm Conference - IEEE Professional Communication Society". Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  3. ^ Communication Skills: An International Review, pg. 185. Vol. 1 of the Croom Helm Communication Series. Ed. Philip James Hills. London: Routledge, 1987. ISBN 9780709947578
  4. ^ Nell Ann Picket, "The Technical Communication Service Course Serves." Taken from Foundations for Teaching Technical Communication: Theory, Practice, and Program Design, pg. 292. Eds. Katherine E. Staples and Cezar M. Ornatowski. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997. ISBN 9781567503210
  5. ^ IEEE Global History Network (2011). "IEEE Professional Communication Society History". IEEE History Center. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Our Mission - IEEE Professional Communication Society". Retrieved 2021-05-20.

External links

  • Official website
  • IEEE Professional Communication Conference (ProComm)
  • Transactions on Professional Communication