About the IEEE Control Systems Society IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) is an organizational unit of the IEEE. It was founded in 1954 and is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control in engineering. Membership Find out what it means to be a member and how to become one. President's Message Welcome message from the society president. What is Control? Information on what is Control. Documents View society documents. Volunteer Resources Information and resources for volunteers in the society. Governance Information about the society governance. Connect With IEEE CSS Connect with the IEE CSS society The IEEE Control System Society Mission The Control Systems Society is dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. Founded in 1954, the IEEE CSS has been at the forefront of control systems theory and technology for over 65 years. Its focus is to promote scientific, technological, and educational advancements in the fields of automatic control, decision making, theory and applications, all over the world. Application areas include, and not limited to, aerospace systems, automotive systems, communication networks, cyber-physical systems, manufacturing, micro/nano systems, power grids, process control, robotics, smart communities, and systems and synthetic biology.