Evolution of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS):
The society was formed as the IEEE Neural Networks Council (NNC) on November 17, 1989 with representatives from 12 different IEEE societies. On November 21, 2001, the IEEE Neural Networks Council became the IEEE Neural Networks Society (NNS). In November 2003, it changed its name to its current one, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.
A welcome address celebrating the transition from Council to Society was published in our society IEEE Transactions. This evolution was described at a History Panel during the 2016 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI’16) in Vancouver, Canada.