Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Organizing Committee

Conference General Chair
Hussein Mouftah
University of Ottawa

Organizing Committee Chair
Ramiro Liscano
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Technical Program co-Chairs
Rafik Goubran,
Carleton University
Voicu Groza and
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
University of Ottawa

Local Arrangements Chair
John Grefford
CRO Engineering Ltd.

Publication co-Chairs
Raed Abdullah
Hydro Ottawa
Tariq Al-Omari
Carleton University

Publicity Chair
Bahram Zahir Azami
Hivva Technologies

Finance Chair
Branislav Djokic
National Research Council Canada

Sponsor / Exhibit Chair
Jasmin Roy
Communications Research Centre

Industrial Relations Chair
Maike Luiken Miller
NCIT

Workshop / Tutorial Chair
George Yee
National Research Council Canada

DRDC Workshop Chair
Sreeraman Rajan
DRDC Ottawa

Student Activities
Vijay Narasimhan
University of Ottawa

Webmaster
Amir Ghavam
University of Ottawa

IEEE Canada President
Robert Hanna
RPM Engineering Ltd.

Conference Advisory Chair
Witold Kinsner
University of Manitoba

Secretary & Registration Chair
Wahab Almuhtadi
Algonquin College, School of Advanced Technolgy

1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2G 1V8
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 3403
E-mail: ccece06@ieee.org

Registration co-Chairs
Preeti Raman,
EIDOS Ottawa
Soorena Merat,
IEEE Ottawa


Technology for a better World

May 7 to 10, 2006 - Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa, Canada
http://www.ieee.ca/ccece06/

 

PROGRAM

Conference Meals and Events

Program Contents:
Welcome Reception

All delegates are welcomed to Ottawa and CCECE 2006 by IEEE Canada and the Conference Organizing Committee. This is your opportunity to network with colleagues, renew old friendships, and make new ones over light snacks, refreshments and cocktails*.

Date

Time

Location

Sunday, May 7

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Colonel By Salon

*Cash bar.


Plenary Session

The Conference will open with a brief Plenary Session.

Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 8

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Congress Hall

Program

  • Opening Remarks:  Hussein Mouftah, General Conference Chair
  • Welcome to the Province: TBA
  • Opening Remarks by the TPC Chairs: 
    • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Technical Program Co-Chair
    • Rafik Gourban, Technical Program Co-Chair
    • Voicu Groza, Technical Program Co-Chair
  • Plenary Speaker: Marcellus Mindel, Program Director, Centre for Advanced Studies

    Title: The Innovation Trend: Will It Benefit Society?

    Abstract:
    The nature of innovation is changing dramatically in the 21st century. Proprietary invention in search of purpose is out. Open, collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches to innovation are taking centre stage in the shaping of new ideas and creation of tangible value for business, individuals and the world.
    What forces are behind this trend? What new demands will be placed on students, educators and technology professionals? How can we prepare for these challenges? The computing discipline – present, historical and hypothetical – will motivate a sampling of insights into these and other challenging questions.

    Speaker's Bio:
    Marcellus Mindel heads up the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the IBM Ottawa Software Lab. The CAS mission is to develop and foster deep relationships with universities and to support graduate student research that aligns with IBM strategy. For the past two years, Marcellus has also lead the lab’s Extreme Blue innovation program, in which small teams of business and technical students, recruited from hundreds of applicants from Canada’s top universities, collaborate to shape and evaluate real emerging business opportunities for IBM.

     After graduating from Carleton University in 1993 with the University Medal in Computer Science, Marcellus joined Object Technology International, a world leader in advanced object-oriented systems for enterprise and embedded applications. He specialized in architectures for multi-platform portability and made major contributions to products such as VisualAge for Smalltalk, VisualAge for Java, and VisualAge Micro Edition. As University Relations Manager for OTI, and then as Ottawa CAS Program Director for IBM, he has collaborated with research teams across Canada and around the world to define and deliver projects of strategic value to IBM. He was instrumental in piloting the Eclipse innovation grant program, which cemented Eclipse’s success as a platform for software engineering research.

  • Date

    Time

    Location

    Tuesday, May 9

    8:30 – 9:30 AM

    Congress Hall

    Plenary Speaker:

    Dr. Veena Rawat - President of the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)

    Title and Abstract: TBA

    Speaker's Bio:
    Dr. Veena Rawat is the President of the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) and was the Acting President from September 2004 to February 2006. She joined CRC as Executive Vice President in March 2003. An agency of Industry Canada, CRC is responsible for conducting applied research and development in communications and related technologies.
    Dr. Rawat has 28 years of experience with Industry Canada in managing programs related to spectrum engineering, which involved standards development and access to spectrum for new radio services. Prior to coming to CRC, Veena was Deputy Director-General, Spectrum Engineering, Industry
    Canada , where she was responsible for managing technical and regulatory issues for all radio services except broadcasting.
    Full BIO - http://www.crc.ca/en/html/crc/home/info_crc/organization/veena_bio


Breakfasts & Refreshment Break

Breakfasts are included for all full registrants and ‘Partner Lite’ registrants. 

Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 8

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Congress Hall

Tuesday, May 9

7:00 – 7:50 AM

Congress Hall

Wednesday, May 10

7:00 – 7:50 AM

Colonel By Room

Refreshment breaks are also provided for all conference delegates.

Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 8

9:45 – 10:00 AM
3:00 – 3:20 PM

Capital Hall Level’s hallway

Tuesday, May 9

9:40 – 10:00 AM
3:00 – 3:20 PM

Capital Hall Level’s hallway

Wednesday, May 10

9:45 – 10:00 AM
3:00 – 3:20 PM

Capital Hall Level’s hallway


Lunches

Luncheons are included for all full registrants.

Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 8

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Congress Hall

Tuesday, May 9

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Congress Hall

Wednesday, May 10

11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Colonel By Room

  • Monday Luncheon Guest Speaker:Don Campbell - VP, Platform Strategy and Technology – Cognos Corporation

Title: The Impact of Technology on Business Decision Making

Abstract:
As businesses strive to provide differentiating value over their competition, they look to advances in technology to provide the fuel. From wireless information access, to common search interfaces, to RFID tags, business is being impacted by technology at an increasing rate. Is our technology innovation up to the challenge of supplying business with usable advances?
In this session, learn what technologies are driving the business intelligence industry today and into the future, and the role the technical community plays in shaping business.

Speaker's Bio:
As Vice President of Platform Strategy and Technology, Don Campbell oversees the company’s technology adoption strategy and its application within the Cognos platform today and tomorrow. He leads the charge on leading-edge technologies such as grid computing, search, and wireless information delivery in a performance management context.
Don Campbell has well over 20 years of high tech experience, 18 of which have been with Cognos. He has held various roles from research to software development to management, and conceptualized Cognos’ multi award-winning data visualization business intelligence product, Cognos Visualizer. He sits on various industry technology boards and advisory committees.

His message of technology, performance management, and entrepreneurism has taken him around the globe, speaking to over 40,000 people in 16 countries. In 2005, he was awarded with the International Business Award for Best Product Development or Engineering Executive. In addition, he has authored several published articles and a weekly technology column. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada .

  • Tuesday Luncheon Guest Speaker:  2006 McNaughton Medal Winner (to be announced)
  • Wednesday Luncheon Presentations:  CCECE 2006 Student Paper Awards

IEEE Canada Awards Reception & Banquet

IEEE Canada’s Annual Awards Banquet is an integral part of the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, and honors recipients of IEEE Canada awards.  Banquet admission is included with all full registrations.  Extra tickets for guests will be available at a cost of $100 each from the Registration Desk or the Conference Office.

Speaker: Bob Hanna, IEEE Canada President

Date

Time

Location

Monday, May 8

Reception (Cash Bar)
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Canadian Museum of Civilization,
100 Laurier Street , Gatineau , Quebec

Banquet & Awards
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Canadian Museum of Civilization

NOTE ON TRANSPORTATION: busses will be provided from 5:30 pm from the Congress Centre and return from 10:15 pm and the last bus at 10:45 pm.

Map:

Awards to be presented at the 2006 Banquet

  • E. F. Glass Western Canada Council Merit Award
  • M. B. Broughton Central Canada Council Merit Award
  • J. J. Archambault Eastern Canada Council Merit Award
  • W. S. Read Outstanding Service Award
  • Outstanding Engineering Educator Award
  • R. A. Fessenden Medal
  • A. G. L. McNaughton Medal
Free Seminar on Intellectual Property (first-come first-served basis)

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, May 9

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Executive Suite

 

Note: This conference is being arranged in conjunction with the CCC 2006 conference

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