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CCECE 2004
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Technology Driving Innovation May 2-5, 2004
Sheraton Fallsview
Niagara Falls
Ontario, Canada

This was a great conference in a lovely location
Click to view larger imageWe had a very successful conference. 570 papers were scheduled for presentation over three days - sixty oral sessions and one poster session.   After a wet start on Sunday, the sun came out, the view outside was beautiful and the atmosphere inside was electric.   All three Sunday workshops were well attended and appreciated.   The following is a brief update - initial portions live from the conference hotel using the wired and wireless Internet access service available to delegates in the Oakes Foyer.

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All conference papers are available from IEEE Xplore.   Click on "Conference Proceedings", enter "Canadian Conference" to show the issue links - currently issues from 1993 to 2004 are available.   (paper titles and abstracts can be viewed without a subscription.)
NSERC President Dr. Brzustowski has made his presentation available *
McNaughton Medalist Dr. Bosisio has made his presentation presentation available *
Complete program - revised (as in post conference record) *
Index of papers by author - revised (as in post conference record) *

Photos taken at this conference have been posted on this web site - please use 'Photos" link on left to view. Our thanks to Dave Upham for both his photography and processing-for-the-web skills. He can be contacted at

Pre-conference information - formerly on this home page.

Day-By-Day Conference Report

Monday A superb opening plenary session presentation was given by Dr. Tom Brzustowski, President of Science and Engineering Research Canada (also known as NSERC) was entitled "Science and Engineering Research in the next 25 years - some general features", and received an enthusiastic response.   The morning and afternoon technical sessions were well attended - some to standing room only.   The evening Awards Banquet was attended by 400 guests and featured a delicious 5-course dinner (surf and turf), followed by a keynote presentation by 2002 IEEE President Ray Findlay on the Sunday DeCew Falls milestone dedication and related historical details - accompanied by photographs of the beautiful local scenery.   This was followed by presentation of 11 awards, including three special awards.   A recognition to Isabel Deslauriers for web page translation, one to Dr. Guy Olivier for the previous conference, and an exemplary section award to the IEEE Ottawa Section.   Eight annual awards were presented by the IEEE Canada Awards Committee.   More details on the IEEE Canada awards will be posted on the IEEE Canada web site.

Tuesday The Tuesday plenary session started a new tradition whereby the winner of the McNaughton Medal, presented the previous evening, gave the McNaughton Lecture.   Dr. Renato G. Bosisio, whose award citation reads "for research and teaching of microwaves and innovation of six-port based digital receivers" enthralled his audience with a presentation that traced the progress of his research career and offered some thoughtful reflections on the roles of Universities, Research Transfer Centers, and Industries in encouraging and facilitating research and the development of wealth as it pertained to microwave engineering research - but with obvious extensions to many other technical areas.   Terry Peach, Manager of Organization and Staffing at GE Canada, spoke on the topic "Imagine, Solve, Built, Lead - technological innovation for the 21st century" at the Student Awards Luncheon where winning authors of the CCECE04 Student Paper competition were announced and awarded certificates of recognition.

Wednesday The oral and poster sessions were well attended with an overflow crowd at the luncheon.

Thank you This year's conference organizing committee wishes to thank the record number of authors who submitted and presented such a high quality set of technical papers, workshops, plenary sessions, luncheon presentations, and contributed to the high level of interest sustained from the opening reception on Sunday to the last sessions on Wednesday afternoon.   Finally, we wish Roy Billinton and his organizing committee all the best for next year's conference in Saskatoon.


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