The objective of the International Cryogenic Engineering Committee is to promote the development of cryogenic engineering on an international basis. It operates by holding international conferences by promoting the interchange of information and by collaboration. The Committee Members are scientists and engineers representing cryogenic activities in academic institutions, industry and government organizations.
The major activity is to organise the International Cryogenic Engineering Conference every second year.
Since 2006, ICEC holds a joint conference with the International Cryogenic Material Conference (ICMC site).