The IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) relies on the support of numerous volunteers for its operation. There are many volunteer opportunities that encompass a wide range of skills and activities. You can gain additional experience and enhance your leadership skills while supporting the Society and the transportation technology profession. If you are not already involved, we encourage you to consider lending your time and talents to our Society.

Conference Volunteers

Conferences committees plan the operations and technical content for all ITSS sponsored conferences held in various locations around the world. Use your experience and knowledge in one of these volunteer leadership roles:

Organization (General Chair)
Proposals for hosting IEEE ITSC and IEEE IV must be submitted to the ITSS Conferences Standing Committee several years in advance. Proposals for other conferences and workshops are to be submitted, and typically require a lead time of 1-2 years.

Program (Program Chair, Tutorials Chair, Workshops Chair, Panels Chairs)
These positions are appointed by the General Chair, and help create a well-balanced, high-quality program through a rigorous selection and review process. Inquiries for these positions should be sent to appropriate member(s) of the conference organizing committee.

Operations (Finance Chair, Webmaster, Publicity Chair, Patronage Chair, Publications Chair, Local Arrangements Chair, Exhibits Chair)
These positions are appointed by the General Chair and support the conference in various non-program roles. Inquiries for these positions should be sent to appropriate member(s) of the conference organizing committee.

Publications Editors

ITSS needs enthusiastic editors for its prestigious peer-reviewed journals and magazines. Our volunteers have performed quality reviews for technical periodicals, demonstrated solid technical accomplishments, and have a reputation for high ethical standards and reliability.

Volunteer editors must commit to reviewing at least three manuscripts per year in a timely fashion and have the ability to make firm and fair decisions.

We look for volunteers with the following qualifications: subject matter expertise, editing experience, and technical program committee experience. Applications must submit references and representative papers.

The decision to appoint an editor rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal/magazine.

Technical Committees

Our Technical Committees define and implement the technical directions of the Society. As a fundamental element of the Society all members are invited – and encouraged – to participate in one or more of its Technical Committees. These committees – networks of professionals with common interests in transportation– usually meet twice a year at major conferences. Throughout the year, these committees also play a major role in determining which events (conferences, workshops, etc.) are technically co-sponsored by ITSS.

Those interested in serving on a Technical Committee should contact the committee chair directly.

Local Chapters

There are 26 local Chapters of the IEEE ITSS organized around the world. If you are located near one, contact the Chapter Chair and consider volunteering in your area. Visit the Chapters page for more information.

IEEE Volunteering Platform

Are you a member looking for a new volunteer opportunity? Or, do you need volunteers to help you with a project? Visit the IEEE Volunteering platform to browse and search for available volunteer opportunities across all of IEEE, apply to opportunities that interest you, automatically generate your volunteering CV, and collect feedback and endorsements from volunteer leadership – or share volunteering opportunities, recruit volunteers or new team members, manage volunteer teams, and track volunteering work.

Visit to learn more about short- and long-term, local and remote, and opportunities requiring specific skills across all of IEEE.