The IEEE Signal Processing Society was founded 2 June 1948 as the IEEE Professional Group on Audio. It then evolved to the Professional Technical Group on Audio (1963); the Group on Audio (20 October 1964); the Audio and Electro-Acoustics Group (2 June 1965); the Group on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (11 October 1973); the Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing Society (1 January 1976); and finally the Signal Processing Society (1 January 1990).
As stated in its Constitution (Article I, Section 3), amended 11 September 2003:
The Signal Processing Society is an international organization whose purpose is to: advance and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources; educate the signal processing community; and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas.
The Society's Field of Interest (as approved by the IEEE Technical Activities Board, June 26, 2010):
Signal processing is the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, extraction, and interpretation of information. It comprises the theory, algorithms with associated architectures and implementations, and applications related to processing information contained in many different formats broadly designated as signals. Signal processing uses mathematical, statistical, computational, heuristic, and/or linguistic representations, formalisms, modeling techniques and algorithms for generating, transforming, transmitting, and learning from signals.
The Society’s Vision Statement (adopted 11 September 2003):
The Signal Processing Society is a dynamic organization that is the preeminent source of signal processing information and resources to a global community. We do this by: being a one-stop source of signal processing resources; providing a variety of high quality resources to a variety of users in formats customized to their interests; adapting to a rapidly changing technical community; and being intimately involved in the education of signal processing professionals at all levels.
The Society's Board of Governors, at its 25 October 1995 meeting, established a Policy and Procedures Manual for the Society to record the Society's philosophy and operating procedures for Society activities.
Contact information for the office is:
IEEE Signal Processing Society
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331
Section 1 Membership
Section 2 Corporate Organization
Section 3 Nominations/Elections/Appointments
Section 4 Geographical Activities
Section 5 Technical Activities
Section 6 Publication Activities
Section 7 Conference/Technical Meeting Activities
Section 8 Financial/Legal/Miscellaneous
Section 9 Amendments