Personalization Features and Resources
Significantly Enhanced in Release 1.2 of Members-only portal
The IEEE launched a new version of its members-only Web portal that includes significantly improved usability and functionality.
The new features in myIEEE Release 1.2 enable IEEE members to connect with their local section, access online benefits, and manage various aspects of their membership from one location.
“Our goal with this release of myIEEE was to build on existing personalization capabilities, and provide a direct link to IEEE’s 300 sections worldwide and their officers,” said Marc Apter, Vice President of IEEE Regional Activities. “We have also begun to remove the barriers to seamless integration across IEEE’s online applications.”
myIEEE was initially introduced in January along with a public IEEE membership site.
With Release 1.2, IEEE members who sign into myIEEE are no longer required to re-enter their Web Account name and password to access their membership account.
In addition, various tools and utilities used to access IEEE member benefits online have been grouped into "desktops" on myIEEE's left navigation.
- The Knowledge Desktop is a consolidated area for research and subscription-related benefits. It contains modules for personalized subscription information,, searching the IEEE online collection database , an RSS feed citing the 10 most downloaded articles from the IEEE Xplore® online delivery system, and a file-cabinet link for subscribers of the IEEE Member Digital Library.
- The Community Desktop provides access to information on local and worldwide networking opportunities, as well as IEEE member grade elevation. This desktop also contains the “mySection” module, which connects members to information on their local section, its officers and its technical chapters. In addition, the “IEEE Worldwide” module sorts and presents global IEEE activities and contacts by country or IEEE region. A listing of upcoming IEEE conferences is updated daily, with reference links to conference sponsors and contacts.
- The Profession Desktop enables direct searches of the IEEE Job Site and IEEE-USA Consultants Database, as well as timely announcements on IEEE awards and scholarship opportunities.
- The Volunteer Desktop will appear in myIEEE for those IEEE members who also serve as an IEEE volunteer. Initial features include volunteer resource links, volunteer news and updates, and a personalized listing of the volunteer’s positions.
“This first iteration of the Volunteer Desktop begins bringing together tools commonly used by IEEE volunteers,” comments Ron Jensen, the midwest U.S. regional director of IEEE. “Our goal is to save time for volunteers and provide a straightforward navigation to locate contacts and resources.”
According to Jensen, plans are underway to incorporate additional modules and enhance the personalization based on volunteer roles.
A context-sensitive "Help" feature is included in each module header, providing additional information on reference links and related topics.
“The development of myIEEE is evolutionary,” says Apter. “We have made significant progress, and are already planning for improvements.”
Apter cites the need to incorporate events sponsored by IEEE sections, and the integration of a new online member directory being developed by IEEE’s membership development committee. According to Apter, these enhancements should debut in 2006, along with additional improvements to application integration.
myIEEE is an exclusive benefit of IEEE membership, and is available to all active IEEE members with an IEEE Web account. Visit myIEEE at http://www.ieee.org/myieee.