Chapter Activities

Chapter Activities Chair

Wei Xing Zheng

Distinguished Professor
Western Sydney University

There are over 70 Control Systems Society Chapters around the world.

General information on how to run a Chapter can be found at "Society and Technical Council Chapters":

Members interested in creating a new chapter should check the page, "How to Create a New IEEE Chapter" for instructions:  

Two special programs have been established for Chapters. The LASS Program and the Distinguished Lecturers Program.

Chapters of the CSS

To better serve the needs for technical interaction of its global membership CSS has established a number of chapters in various parts of the world. These chapters provide resources and opportunities for control engineers from a particular geographical area, thus complementing the several CSS activities that have an international scope.

Chapters have considerable autonomy in their operation. Among the popular activities are the following:

  • Holding regular meetings allowing members to meet each other and network.
  • Contributing and disseminating "best practices." Dissemination can be done via a Web site, for example, thereby allowing interchapter information sharing.
  • Facilitating academic/industry collaboration and soliciting local government/academic support of chapter activities.
  • Creating and maintaining a chapter meeting database/speakers bureau with the names of speakers, topics, and other searchable data.
  • Organizing joint meetings between chapters and other entities, such as national societies outside the U.S., chapters from other IEEE societies, and other proximate CSS chapters.
  • Identifying technical needs of chapter members through survey and interviews.
  • Arranging seminars by high-profile speakers on topics of broad interest.

CSS can provide financial assistance for several types of chapter activities. We note two examples here:

  • The "Local Area Support System" (LASS) program provides support for a maximum of one event per local chapter per year by offsetting justifiable expenses incurred by the organizers to a maximum of U.S. $1,000 per event. Approval for such events must be granted by the Vice President for Member Activities prior to the event.
  • Through the Distinguished Lecturer program, a local chapter and CSS share reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by a lecturer invited by the chapter. CSS can reimburse a maximum of U.S. $1000 for travel within a continent and U.S. $2,000 for intercontinental travel, subject to approval by the Vice President for Member Activities.

A list of CSS chapters is available, sorted by IEEE Region, with names and contact information for chapter chairs included. CSS members interested in participating in the activities of chapters in their areas are encouraged to contact the respective chairs.

Society Chapters

Name Chairperson Website Country
Berkshire Section Jt. Chapter Richard Kolodziejczyk United States
Kingston Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/EMB18/RA24 Keyvan Zaad
Boston Section Chapter, CS23 Thanh Long Vu
Buffalo Section Chapter Norman Schweitzer United States
Connecticut Section Chap Jt,CS23/RA24/IA34 Biao Zhang
North Jersey Section Chapter, CS23 David Haessig
Cleveland Section Chapter, CS23 Lili Dong
Columbus Section Chapter, CS23 John Pax
Northern Virginia Section Chapter, CS23 James Cross-Cole
Philadelphia Section Jt. Chapter, CAS04/CS23/SMC28 Ziauddin Ahmad
Pittsburgh Section Jt. Chapter, SP01/CS23 Deniz Gencaga
Washington Section Chapter,CS23 Michael Gilliom
Huntsville Section Chapter, CS23 Leandro Barajas
Orlando Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24/SMC28 Donghui Wu
Virginia Mountain Section Jt. Chapt, IE13/C16/CS23 Sandeep Shukla
Milwaukee Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/SMC28 Eric Waydick
Rock River Valley Section Jt Chapter, C16/CS23 Andrew Baker
Southern Minnesota Section Jt.Chap,SP01/COM19/CS23 Christopher Felton
Southeastern Michigan (Chap 12),CS23 Rajeev Verma
Toledo Section Jt. Chapter, IE13/C16/CS23 Dominic Wilson
Wichita Section Jt. Chapter, C16/CS23 Mark Olive
Albuquerque Section Chapter, CS023
Central Coast Section Chapter, EMB18/CS23 George Konstantinow
Oregon Section Chapter,IM09/CS23 Ryan Olson
San Diego Section Chapter, CS23
SCV/SF Jt. Section Chapter, CS23/SMC28 C. John Won
Spokane Sec Jt Chap,AP03/CAS04/ED15/C16/CS23 Steve Simmons
Kitchener-Waterloo Section Chapter,CS23 F. Karray
Ottawa Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24 Jurek Sasiadek
Toronto Chp, VT/CIS/IT12/UFFC/OE22/CS23/GRS/ITS38/BIO Bruno DiStefano
Vancouver Section Chapter, CS23 Ryozo Nagamune
Bulgaria Section Jt. Chapter, IM09/CS23/SMC28 Mincho Hadjiski
Croatia Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24 Mario Vasak
Czechoslovakia Section Chapter, CS23 Zdenek Hurak
Denmark Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24 Thomas Bak
Egypt Section Chapter, CS23 Hany Elsayed
IEEE France Section Control Systems Society Chapter, CS23 Ahmed Rachid
Greece Section Chapter, CS23 Anthony Tzes
Israel Section Jt. Chapter, CAS04/CS23 Ezra Zeheb
Italy Section Chapter,CS23 Maria Pia Fanti
Norway Section Chapter, CS23 Hamid Reza Karimi
Poland Section Chapter,CS23 Jacek Kabzinski
Rep of Macedonia Section Jt Chapter, CAS/CIS/CS Mile Stankovski
Romania Section Chapter,CS23 Vladimir Răsvan
IEEE Russia (North-West) Section Joint Chapter, CIS011/CS23/RA24 Alexander Fradkov
South Africa Section Chapter, CS23/RA24 Benjamin Rosman
Spain Section Chapter, CS23/ IA-34 Pedro Balsa
Turkey Section Chapter, CS23
UKRI Section Chapter, CS23 Daniel Auger
UKRI (Ireland) Sec Chap,COM19/CS23 Kang Li
Argentina Section Jt. Chapter Sergio A. Gonzalez Argentina
Chile Section Chapter
Centro Occidente Section Chapter, CS23 Edmundo Cardiel
Colombia Section Chapter, CS23 Diego Patino
Costa Rica Section Jt Chapter, COM19/CS23 Esteban Chavarria
Peru Section Chapter, CS23 Marco Antonio Reyna Cordova
Rio De Janeiro Chapter, IM09/CS23 Jose Da Rocha
Uruguay Section Chapter,EMB18/CS23/SSC37 Enrique Ferreira
Bangalore Section, CS23 Andra Venkateswarlu
Guangzhou Section Chapter, CS23 Feiqi Deng
Delhi Section Chapter, CAS04/CS23 Anuj Dhawan
Harbin Section Chapter, CS23 Guang-Hong Yang
Hong Kong Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24 Changling (Charlie) Wang
Indonesia Section Chapter, CS23/RA24 Endra Joelianto
Islamabad Lahore Karachi Jt. Sections Chapter Aamer Iqbal Bhatti
Japan Council Chapter, CS23 Masami Saeki
Kharagpur Section Chapter, CS23 AlokKanti Deb
Malaysia Section Chapter Mohd Taib Malaysia
Nanjing Section Chapter, CS23 Bin Jiang
Queensland Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24 Michael Kearney
Seoul Section Chapter,CS23 Poogyeon Park
Singapore Section Chapter Youyi Wang Singapore
South Australia Section Jt. Chapter, AES10/CS23 Peng Shi
Taipei Section Chapter, CS23 Chun-Liang Lin
Uttar Pradesh Section Ramesh Tripathi
Guadalajara Section Joint Chapter, RA24/CS23 Bernardino Toledo
Kansai Section Chapter, CS23
Montreal Section Chap,CS23 Hamid Mahboubi
Finland Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/RA24/SMC28 Quan Zhou
Madras Section Chapter CS23 R. Hariprakash
Southern Alberta Section Jt. Chapter, CS23/IM09 Matt Mahyar Eskandar
United Arab Emirates Section Jt Chapter, CS23/PEL35 Khalifa Al-Hosani
Romania Section Jt. Chapter, CA204/CS23 Florin Constantinescu
Beijing Section Chapter Qing-Shan (Samuel) Jia China
Kolkata Section Chapter, CS23/IM09 Dipankar Sanyal
Los Alamos/Northern New Mexico Section Chapter, SP01/CS23 David Izraelevitz
Panama Section Chapter, RA24/CS23 Jorge Serrano
Tokyo/Sapporo/Sendai/Shin-Etsu/Nagoya/Kansai/Hiroshima/Shikoku/Fukuoka Joint Sections Chapter, AES Mitsuji Sampei
Winnipeg Section Joint Chapter, RA24/CS23/IM09 Nariman Sepehri
Wuhan Section Chapter, CS23 Hai-Tao Zhang
IEEE Ecuador Section Industrial Electronics and Control Systems Joint Societies Chapte, IE13/CS23 Alberto Sanchez
IEEE Russia (Siberia) SectionPower & Energy, Industrial Electronics, Industry Applications, and Control Systems Joint Societies Chapter, PE31/IE13/IA34/CS23 Andrey Radionov
IEEE Lebanon Section Joint Societies Chapter Daniel Asmar Lebanon
Thailand Section Chapter David Banjerdpongchai Thailand
Universidad Veracruzana-Facultad de Ingeniero Electricidad y Comisión Rogelio de Jesus Portillo-Velez
Universidad de los Andes Santiago Jimenez Leudo
National Engineering School of Gabes (ENIG) Control Systems Society Student Branch Chapter, Tunisia
Panimalar Institute of Technology Control Systems Society Student Branch Chapter in the Madras Section Maheshwari T S
Capital University of Science & Technology Control Systems Society Student Branch Chapter in the Islamabad Section Moiz Chaudary
Tunisia Section
Universidad Surcolombiana Control Systems Society Student Branch Chapter in the Colombia Section Faiber Robayo Betancourt
IEEE Indonesia Section Control Systems and Robotics and Automation Joint Societies Chapter Augie Widyotriatmo
IEEE Bahia Section Robotics and Automation and Control Systems Joint Societies Chapter Tiago DoNascimento
Universidade de Brasilia Control Systems Society Student Branch Chapter in the Centro-Norte Brasil Section Guilherme de Oliveira
IEEE Tunisia Section Control Systems Society Chapter
Universidade de Brasília Brazil