Who are we?

SEE (Société de l’Électricité, de l’Électronique et des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communications) is a nonprofit, state-approved, scientific and technical society, active in France and in French speaking countries. It aims to bring together individuals and corporations interested in science and technology and in the progress of theories, practices and applications in the areas of energy, electronics, information technology and communications, aerospace, auto, transport, and biomedical applications.

SEE offers its members the possibility to:
  • permanently increase their scientific and technical knowledge and extend it to other areas;
  • promote the society areas of expertise within public authorities and general public;
  • increase international recognition of French scientific and technical skills;
  • teach the society key-disciplines, including in-service training;
  • develop relationship with similar communities abroad;
  • promote solidarity among its members.
Through its close relationships with major public utilities, with university and industry, through its links with other French and foreign associations of the same type, SEE actively contributes to the promotion of its field of activity and offers its members opportunities for particularly fruitful meetings and exchanges.


In 1883 was created the International Society of Electricians, which turned later into French Society of Electricians (SFE). Within ten years, the Society has developed the activities of the Central Laboratory of Electricity (now LCIE - Laboratoire Central des Industries Electriques;- now a 100% subsidiary of Bureau Veritas) and set up the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité now Centrale-Supélec. By decree of December 7, 1886, the Society was recognized as state-approved.

The SFER (Société Française des Électroniciens et Radioélectriciens) was created, in 1921 under the name "Societé des Amis de la TSF" (Friends of Wireless).
On January 1972 1st, the two associations merged to build SEE (Société des Électriciens, des Électroniciens, et des Radioélectriciens) . In 1985, the association was renamed “Société des Électriciens, des Électroniciens”and became in 2000 “Société de l’Électricité, de l’Électronique er des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication”.


SEE is governed by a Board composed of the last two chairpersons of the Society and of thirty members elected by the General Assembly by secret ballot.

Board members are elected for three years. They are renewed by third every year.

The Board elects annually among its members a Bureau, chaired by the Chairperson in order to advise and assist him or her in driving and controlling the Society.

A General Secretary, non-voting member of the Board, manages, under the authority of the Chairperson, the Society staff and activities.

SEE is structured along two directions, a thematic axis and a geographical axis. The various technical clubs within SEE focus on the different areas of expertise of SEE while regional groups bring together members from the same geographic area and provide links with industry, research, or teaching forces inside the region.

The Scientific and Technical Committee (CST) of SEE gives technical and scientific guidance, prioritizing the domains the technical clubs have to deal with and identifying new areas that must be taken in charge within the Society.

Finally, the Business Circle (Cercle des Entreprises) brings together companies (manufacturers, operators, integrators), government agencies and academic organizations wishing to cooperate with the Society to deal with important issues related to specific industrial sectors: state of the art, technological barriers, needs for preliminary studies, standardization or regulations. Are invited to Business Circle, the chair of CST, industry representatives or other scientific or technical societies.

The Business Circle can propose new investigation topics that can be taken up by technical clubs, regional groups and be subject for contributions to conferences and publications of SEE.

SEE publishes high level technical journals including the “Revue de l’Électricité et de l’Électronique” (REE), the “3EI magazine”, STA e-journal and monographs on specific topics.


⇒ Wikipedia