IEEE Portugal

Portugal Chapters

Chair: Fernando Velez

Communications Chapter

The IEEE Portugal Communications Society (ComSoc) Section focuses on advanced communications and network technology, providing a forum for national students, engineers, and academics to share experiences and complement their training.

We aim to support activities within the scope of ComSoc, organize talks by national and international colleagues, include Portugal in the Distinguished Lecturer Tours and openly inform on conferences and events alike, helping to enhance ComSoc membership.

Chair: Alfredo Ferreira

Computer Chapter

The IEEE Computer Society Chapter Portugal is the Portuguese branch of the Computer Society, integrated into IEEE Portugal Section. It is part of Region 8 (Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Russia) of the IEEE. It i members, part of a universe of professionals from different areas of technology, as well as a growing community of students from various Portuguese Higher Education Institutions.

The IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading membership organization dedicated to computer science and technology. It advances the theory, practice, and application of computer and information-processing science and technology and the professional standing of its members.

In the Portuguese chapter, we aim to support and federate existing student branches and increase collective awareness of CS-related national conferences. Furthermore, our goal is to have local contacts in most Portuguese CS Schools, enabling the setting up of student branches where they don’t exist.

Chair: Pedro Fonseca

Education Chapter

The IEEE Education Society is an international organization that promotes, advances, and disseminates state-of-the-art scientific information and resources related to the theory and practice of education and educational technology involved in the effective delivery of domain knowledge of all fields within the scope of interest of IEEE and provides professional development opportunities for academic and industry professionals.

The Society supports local educators through in-person workshops hosted by its worldwide chapters. It keeps its members current through well-regarded publications and international conference events. It provides online continuing education in the form of topical webcasts and MOOCs. Finally, its world-renowned team of distinguished lecturers speaks about the globally diverse facets of engineering education through electronic and face-to-face presentations.

Chair: João Cunha

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the largest international society of Biomedical Engineers, congregating 12 thousand members spread across 97 countries. It is committed to the application of engineering sciences and technology for the advance of medicine and biology, to the promotion of the Engineering professions that aim to improve health and enhance quality of life and the development of their professionals, as well as to promote multidisciplinary scientific and technical events for dissemination of knowledge. In Portugal, it is represented by its Portugal Section Chapter, and it was founded in 2006. We have close to two hundred members and 5 active Student Chapters. Its growth over the last few years has been evident because of the work of the previous executive directions, as well as the exponential increase in the attention given to healthcare and technologies applied to medicine and biology.

Chair: Victor Pires

Industry Applications / Industrial Electronics / Power Electronics Joint Chapter

The Industrial Electronics Society through its members encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes. These technical activities address the latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory communications, and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems, and power electronics. The Society continually updates its program of technical activities to meet the needs of modern industry.

The field of interest of the Society shall be the development and application of power electronic systems and technologies, which encompass the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical methods and tools for efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power to enable the sustainable use of energy.

The Industry Applications Society, as a transnational organization, is interested in advancement of the theory and practice of electrical and electronic engineering in the development, design, manufacture and application of electrical systems, apparatus, devices and controls to the processes and equipment of industry and commerce; promotion of safe, reliable and economic installations; industry leadership in energy conservation and environmental, health, and safety issues; creation of voluntary engineering standards and recommended practices; and the professional development of its membership.

Chair: Paulo Branco

Power and Energy Chapter

The Portugal Section of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) aims to serve its members by organizing and providing technical, educational, and professional meetings and seminars, forums, symposia, and conferences presented by experienced speakers and distinguished speakers lecturers.

The IEEE Portugal PES Section mainly focused on electric power and energy conversion, merging technologies and the latest technological developments in the electric power industry, as well as educating members of the industry and the general public.


In the current “Energy Transition” paradigm, the IEEE Portugal PES Section can play an important role among its industrial-academic members and other IEEE Portugal sections. The main objectives are to:

  1.  Train/guide the new generation of engineers;
  2. Promote the debate through workshops and conferences, and;
  3. Promote collaborative teamwork within our academic and industrial members and engage the next generation of students and young professionals.

Chair: Paulo Menezes

Robotics and Automation Chapter

The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation engineering and science, and for the maintenance of high professional standards among its members. Our mission is to foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation that benefits members, the profession and humanity.

RAS aims to advance innovation, education, and fundamental and applied research in robotics and automation. Robotics focuses on systems incorporating sensors and actuators that operate autonomously or semi-autonomously in cooperation with humans. Robotics research emphasizes intelligence and adaptability to cope with unstructured environments. Automation research emphasizes efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, focusing on systems that operate autonomously, often in structured environments over extended periods, and on the explicit structuring of such environments.

Chair: Paulo Pereirinha

Vehicular Technology Chapter

The technical areas of the Portuguese chapter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, VTS, are the same as the IEEE VTS itself: the theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation.

  • Mobile radio, including all terrestrial mobile services.
  • Motor vehicles, including the components and systems and motive power for propulsion and auxiliary functions.
  • Land transportation, including the components and systems used in both automated and non-automated facets of ground transport technology.

VTS members’ research results are mainly presented and published in the IEEE Flagship Conferences Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), and Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) and in the journals IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology.

Chair: António Topa

Antennas and Propagation/ Electron Devices/ Microwave Theory and Techniques, Joint Chapter


Chair: Nuno Paulino

Broadcast Technology/ Circuits and Systems/ Consumer Technology Joint Chapter


Chair: Dalila Durães

Computational Intelligence Chapter


Chair: Octavian Postolache

Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter


Chair: Nuno Cruz

Oceanic Chapter


Chair: João Oliveira

Solid-State Circuits Chapter


Chair: José Vasconcelos

Systems, Man and Cybernetics Chapter


Chair: TBD

Signal Processing Chapter