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Issue: May 2009                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

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      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     2009 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
-     IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011 Candidates
-     IEEE Canada Presents 2009 Major Awards
-     CCECE 2009 in St. John's, Newfoundland
-     Renew Your Membership for 2009
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

      Your News

-     Southern Alberta Section examines surgical teleportation
-     Ottawa Section explains why technical writing matters
-     Ottawa Section studies radio sensing
-     Toronto Section hosts milestones series to commemorate IEEE 125th aniversary
-     Hamilton Section investigates clean energy
-     Vancouver Section Vancouver Section studies electronic holography
-     Vancouver Section hosts distinguished lecture on signal processing

 

      News of Interest

-     Vancouver Section hosts Industrial Tour: Canadian Circuits
-     TISP (Teacher-In-Service-Program) R7 (Canada) workshop
-     IEEE Career services
-     New Home and Auto Group Insurance Program

 

      Students' Corner

-     IEEE Canada - TELUS Innovation Award
-     2009 Student Congress to be held in Mississauga
-     IEEE Summer School in Biometrics: Technologies, Systems and Applications

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Professor David Thomson awarded prestigious Killam Research Fellowship
-     2009 IEEE Canada Industry Leadership Award: Lorry Wilson

 

      Call for Papers

-     IEEE Toronto International Conference Science and Technology for Humanity
-     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications
-     Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems, IEEE TICSTH 2009
-     Request for proposal to host EPEC 2010

 

      Conferences and Workshops

-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
-     IEEE Power and Energy Society 2009 General Meeting
-     All IEEE Conferences in Canada

 

 







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     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

2009 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting

IEEE Canada Spring Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Delta Hotel in St. John's, NL, on May 2 - 3, 2009. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections will review current activities and discuss strategic plans to enhance organization's performance. IEEE Canada Board meeting will be held in conjunction with 22nd CCECE09 conference.

IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011 Candidates

IEEE Canada Board of Directors has nominated the following candidates for the IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011:

  • Dr. Keith Brown
  • Dr. Maike Luiken
  • Mr. Marcelo Mota

    Candidates' profiles and statements will be published in a future issue.

    IEEE Canada Major Award Presented at CCECE 2009

    There are eleven awards, seven for achievement and four for service, which will be presented at the IEEE Canada Awards Banquet on the evening of May 4, 2009 in St. John's during the 22nd annual IEEE Canada 22nd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE09). Nominations for these awards closed on Nov. 30, your awards committee then ranked the nominations and proposed the recipients who were then approved by IEEE Canada.

    Achievement Awards

    Wolfgang Hoefer, a Fellow of IEEE residing in the Victoria Section, is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Victoria. He is receiving the A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal (IEEE Canada's highest award - for exemplary contributions to the engineering profession) for pioneering research in microwave engineering, computational electromagnetics, and working with industry to develop practical time domain simulators.

    David Falconer, a Fellow of IEEE residing in the Ottawa Section, is a Professor of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is receiving the R.A. Fessenden Award (Telecommunications) for outstanding technical contributions to the area of data transmission in both wireline and wireless environments.

    William McDermid, a Fellow of IEEE residing in the Winnipeg Section, is the former Director of the High Voltage Test Facility at Manitoba Hydro. He is receiving the Electric Power Engineering Award for outstanding contributions to the development of rotating machine insulation testing.

    Ken (KC) Smith, a Fellow of IEEE residing in the Toronto Section, is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Toronto. He is receiving the Computer Engineering and Science Award for lasting technical and educational contributions to electronics for computing.

    Rajnikant Patel, a Fellow of IEEE and EIC residing in the London Section, is a Distinguished University Professor & Tier-1 Canada Research Chair at the University of Western Ontario. He is receiving the Outstanding Engineer Award for continuous outstanding contributions to the field of robotically enhanced surgery. Note: Commencing this year, this award is available to recognize technical excellence in fields other than telecommunications engineering, electric power engineering, or computer engineering or science.

    John Cartledge, a newly elected Fellow of IEEE residing in the Kingston Section, is a Professor at Queen's University. He is receiving the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for outstanding contributions in inspiring postgraduates in fiber optics research

    Lorry Wilson, a member of IEEE residing in the Southern Alberta Section, is President and CEO of Lorry Wilson & Associates. He is receiving the Industry Leadership Award for pioneering leadership in restructuring the electric utility industry in Alberta as the first CEO of the Alberta Power Pool. Note: this is the first year this award is being presented.

    Service Awards

    Dave Kemp, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of EIC residing in the Winnipeg Section, is a consultant in project and risk management following a 35 year career with Manitoba Telecom Services. He is receiving the W.S. Read Gold Medal (for outstanding and sustained service to IEEE Canada and the Institute) in recognition of 45 years of dedicated leadership and service to IEEE at the local, national, and international levels.

    John Grefford, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of EIC residing in the Ottawa Section, is Program Support Officer with Defence Construction Canada. He is receiving the J.J. Archambault Eastern Canada Merit Award for dedicated and outstanding service to the IEEE Ottawa Section, IEEE Canada and EIC.

    David Whyte, a Senior Member of IEEE residing in the Toronto Section, is the Managing Principal of CDI Datacom Inc. He is receiving the M.B. Broughton Central Canada Merit Award for outstanding contributions to the IEEE Toronto Section and the IEEE Canadian Foundation over the past 25 years.

    Dave Michelson, a Senior Member of IEEE residing in the Vancouver Section, is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia. He is receiving the E.F. Glass Western Canada Merit Award for outstanding contributions to the IEEE Vancouver Section and the IEEE Communications Society.

    We invite you to join us at the awards banquet in May to meet and celebrate with these accomplished individuals - for more details and information on purchasing tickets, please visit the conference website at "www.ccece09.org".

    Bob Alden
    IEEE Canada Awards and Recognition Committee Chair
    r.alden@ieee.org

    CCECE 2009 in St. John's, Newfoundland

    www.ieee.ca/ccece09/

    The Newfoundland and Labrador Section is very proud to be hosting the 22nd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), which will be held at the Delta St. John's and the St. John's Convention Centre May 3-6, 2009. This annual flagship conference of IEEE Canada serves as an excellent opportunity for researchers and professionals in the IEEE fields to meet and present their work.

    A welcome reception for all delegates will be held Sunday evening at The Rooms. We will offer pre-conference tutorials. The Conference sessions themselves, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will be conducted in the conference facilities at the Delta St. John's with plenary sessions and meals in the St. John's Convention Centre. In addition, an active and enticing social program will be offered to all attendees, partners, and guests.

    The conference committee is co-chaired by Dr. Wally Read and Dr. John Quaicoe, and the technical committee is led by Dr. Eric Gill and Dr. Dennis Peters. Experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteers from the Section round out the organizing committee and will help to ensure that the conference is very successful.

    Following the lead of CCECE '08, the conference will be structured into a seven mini-symposia in the areas of Circuits, Devices and Systems; Control and Robotics; Communications and Networking; Computers, Software and Applications; Ocean Engineering; Power Electronics and Energy Systems; and Signal and Multimedia Processing. A full paper review process will be used to ensure that the conference is of very high technical quality. For further details please refer to Call for Papers at www.ieee.ca/ccece09/pdfs/cfp_e_09.pdf

    Renew Your Membership for 2009

    There's still time to renew your 2009 membership if you haven't already done so. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. Use your IEEE Web Account and password to renew online at http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/renew/index.html

    Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

    IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. For this reason, the following special circumstance categories have been established. Special circumstances are not available to Student members. Only one category may be claimed in any year.

    -  Minimum Income Provision

    -  Retired Provision

    -  Unemployed Provision

    -  Permanently Disabled

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         Your News

    Southern Alberta Section examines surgical teleportation

    May 1, 2009, 10 AM, @ University of Calgary, ICT 516

    One of the newest categories of modern surgical practice is that of robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Long, thin instruments are inserted into the patient's body through tiny incisions; the surgeon sees a high-resolution stereoscopic image of the operating scene; and the surgical tools are robotically controlled to precisely follow the surgeon's hand motions in real time. Although robot-assisted MIS devices such as the Intuitive Da Vinci Surgical System provide excellent visualization capabilities and a high level of tool dexterity, they suffer from a notable shortcoming: the surgeon cannot feel the effects of contact between the tele-operated instruments and the surgical environment because there is typically no sensor present at this interface. This talk will present two avenues of research that aim to restore a high-fidelity sense of touch to surgeons using such systems.

    The speaker is Katherine J. Kuchenbecker from the University of Pennsylvania.

    For more information: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/southern_alberta/html/events/2009/files/ieeesastalk_may1.pdf

    Ottawa Section explains why technical writing matters

    May 13, 2009, 6:30PM @ Algonquin College, Room T129

    Well-planned and well-written technical writing is the key to your success as a professional, and to the success of your organization. Effective technical writing must possess two qualities: usability and persuasiveness. Both qualities must be defined from the reader's perspective. Usability and persuasiveness are examined in various technical communication processes and products of particular relevance to engineers, scientists and other technology-oriented professionals, including technical reports, project and research proposals, project reviews and evaluations, and technical papers. Special attention is given to IEEE publications and documentation style.

    See http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/index.php?q=node/46#attachments for more information.

    Ottawa Section studies radio sensing

    June 5, 2009, 1:40 PM, @ National Research Council, Building M-50, Room 115

    Dr Zhen Ding (DRDC Ottawa):Organized and sponsored by: Joint Chapter of IEEE Ottawa-Montreal Section DEIS, IEEE Ottawa PES Chapters, Ottawa IMS Chapter, Ottawa RS Chapter, and EPMG of INMS/NRC. Admissions is free but registration is required for security reasons. To ensure a seat, please register by e-mail to Mahmoud Abou-Dakka. Masatake Kawada, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan, will be the speaker.

    See http://ottawa.ieee.ca/news/#Development for more information.

    Toronto Section hosts milestones series to commemorate IEEE 125th anniversary

    May 27, 2009, 6:00 PM, @ Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre

    Professor Shelley McKellar is Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in the History Department is going to talk about the impact of medical engineering on heart diseases.

    See http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/may2709.htm for more information.

    Hamilton Section investigates clean energy

    May 19, 2009, 6:30 AM, @ ArcelorMittal (Dofasco) Main Office

    ORTECH is Canada's leading air quality consulting firm, providing technology-based consulting services and expertise in environmental science and engineering, to government and industrial organizations. The talk will focus on wind mill infrastructure.

    See http://ieeesb.mcmaster.ca/~hamilton/newsite/y2009/2009events.htm#a20090519 for more information.

    Vancouver Section studies electronic holography

    May 1, 2009, 11 AM, @ Simon Fraser University, Room ASB 9705

    As the ability of electronic imaging devices, such as video cameras and liquid crystal display (LCD), continues to advance dramatically, 3-D imaging system has attracted a great deal of attention. It can be applied in many fields, such as the preservation of cultural heritage and traditional dancing, free viewpoint television, educational applications, and entertainment. In this talk, Dr. Kenji Yamamoto from NICT, Japan, will present the following two topics: the latest development of multi-view video coding (MVC), and the Integral Photography (IP) camera, which can capture ray information of 3-D objects.

    See http://www.ensc.sfu.ca/~jiel/ieee/2009_Kenji.html for more information.

    Vancouver Section hosts distinguished lecture on signal processing

    May 15, 2009, 3:30 PM, @ University of British Columbia, Room KAIS 2020

    The development of automatic methods for recognizing human actions is a challenging computer vision problem. Robust solutions to this problem would facilitate a variety of applications in automated surveillance, such as gathering statistics on pedestrian behaviour or improving safety in assisted living facilities. In this talk, Prof. Greg Mori (Simon Fraser University) will present work towards solving this problem. The focus will be on methods that use motion cues for recognizing human actions. The first is an efficient method for learning motion cues that can discriminate between actions, using the AdaBoost algorithm. A second model uses the hidden Conditional Random Field (hCRF) to learn a representation for motion parts in conjunction with whole-body templates. Finally, a "bag-of-words" model will be described for video sequences that can be used for detecting unusual combinations of actions.

    See http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~zjanew/IEEESPvc.html for more information.

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         News of Interest

    Vancouver Section hosts Industrial Tour: Canadian Circuits

    Friday May 22, 2009, 3pm, 12-13140 88th Avenue, Surrey, BC

    From the wire-wrapped circuit boards of WWII era radios, to today's sophisticated iPhones - printed circuit board (PCB) technology has evolved in an unprecedented pace. While consumer electronic products have become indispensable parts of our daily lives, we rarely get an opportunity to experience how a PCB is actually designed and built. Canadian Circuits Inc. has been working in this highly competitive technical industry since 1993. The company provides state-of-the-art PCB fabrication solutions that include:

  • Electrical Testing
  • Carbon-Screening for keypad contacts & conductive tracks
  • Peel Coat Peelable Solder mask
  • In-house Photo-Plotting Services
  • Copper plating up to 5 oz.
  • Rigid-Flex Circuits as thin as 5 mil.
  • Control Impedance capability

    The tour at Canadian Circuits will allow us experience the full-cycle PCB fabrication process, current state-of-the-art and relevant technical challenges & solutions.

    TISP (Teacher-In-Service-Program) R7 (Canada) workshop

    Friday May 15, 2009, 4:30pm, Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain, run by IEEE EAB and Montreal Section

    The purpose of this workshop is to help IEEE members improve the teaching of and in pre-university schools (primary schools, middle schools and high schools). In this workshop, IEEE members will learn how to work with teachers of pre-university schools, and how to conduct hands-on sessions for these teachers on engineering topics. The teachers will then use these sessions on a regular basis with their own students.

    The expectation is that IEEE members who completed the workshop will contact local schools in months and years to come, and will work with their teachers on lesson plans that demonstrate engineering and engineering design. Examples of such lesson plans are available at http://www.tryengineering.org/lesson.php

    IEEE Career services

    Looking for a new job? Check out the following site!

    The http://careers.ieee.org/

    New Home and Auto Group Insurance Program

    The IEEE Financial Advantage Program is pleased to announce that The Personal Insurance Company is now a provider of home and auto group insurance to IEEE Canada members. One of Canada's largest group insurers, The Personal insures members and employees of over 550 organizations and has over 650,000 policies in force across the country. The advantages of this voluntary benefit include preferred rates not available to the general public, exceptional service, and personalized protection.

    IEEE Canada members*, their spouses and dependants** are eligible for this new program.

    To find out how much you can save, get a quote from The Personal by phone or on their Web site. Take advantage of your home and auto group insurance plan. Get a quote from The Personal
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    * One must be a member in good standing of the IEEE at the time of application and continue active membership in order to be eligible for the group rates.
    ** Certain conditions apply.

     

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         Students' Corner

    IEEE Canada - TELUS Innovation Award

    On September 12, 2008, IEEE Canada and TELUS hosted the 4th annual IEEE Innovation Awards in Mississauga, Ontario. Six teams of engineering students from universities across Canada competed for $20,000 in TELUS sponsored prize money by presenting and demonstrating the innovation, engineering achievement and practical application of their engineering design project. These teams and their projects represent the best of the best in student engineering innovation, having won at the university level and then at the regional level before competing at the national level.

    First Place, with a cash prize of $10,000 went to Queen's University students, Jordan Heuser, Arjun Phull, and Mark Storus for their project entitled: "Speech Synthesis though Gesture Recognition". On behalf of the team, Jordan joined Ibrahim Gedeon, TELUS Chief Technology Officer, during his keynote address at the 2008 IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference in Calgary, Alberta on September 22, 2008. Jordon presented the Speech Synthesis through Gesture Recognition project overview and demonstrated the "Eye Talk' system to the conference delegates.

    Congratulations to all competing teams as their projects represent the best from each region and university, and congratulations to the winners of all previous competitions since the inception of the competition by TELUS and IEEE Canada in 2005. More information about the winning project and others can be found at the following links.

    Year

    Award

    Project title and related stories

    School

    Team Members

     

    2008

     

    1st

     

    Speech Synthesis Through Gesture Recognition

     Queen's ECE Team Wins IEEE Canada TELUS Innovation Award

    Queen's University

    Arjun Phull, Jordan Heuser, Mark Storus

     

    2nd

    The dScrybe Digital Receipt System

    University of British Columbia

    A.J. Moss, Andrew Wong, Yuanyuan Yin

     

     

    3rd

    Foresight: Distributed Monitoring for a Forestry Environment

    University of Alberta

    Ahmed El Nahas, Andrew Steadman, Chris van Slyke, Mike Ball

     

    2007

     

    1st

     

    Compressor Monitoring Unit

    First Place Goes to ECE Student Design Team

    University of Alberta

    Dale Krall, Jamie Reid, Sean Dunn,                  Stephen McFetridge

     

    2nd

     

    The CPR Glove

    "A Helping Hand" Ontario university students invent a life-saving CPR device.

    CPRGlove takes second at innovation competition

    McMaster University

    Corey Centen,

    Nilesh Patel

     

    3rd

    WiFi Positioning System

    University of Saskatchewan

    Cory Anderson, Herbert Mueller, Ryan Grant

     

    2006

     

    1st

    Scribe: A Real-Time Transcription Tool

    Memorial University of Newfoundland

    Jonathan Anderson

     

    2nd

    iHold Music on Hold Device

    University of Saskatchewan

    Dan Kos, Dylan Carlson, Matthew Drotar

     

    3rd

    DigiPhase Acoustic Processor

    Conestoga College

    Derek Novakowich, Jon Musselman,                Steve Connell

     

    2005

     

    1st

    Stabilization of an Inverted Pendulum on a Mobile Robot: A State Space Control Approach

    Lakehead University

    Alex Nequest, Andrew Roberts,                          Marc Kennedy

     

    2nd

    Eight Element Beam-Steerable Antenna Array at 5.2 GHz

    University of Toronto

    Iwan Mota, Jason Martinko, Swami Sekar

     

    3rd

    The Nice Rack

    Dalhouse University

    Denym Burlock, John Latimer, Mark Kilfoil, Rawad Raidan

    The IEEE Canada TELUS Innovation Award offers IEEE student teams of up to five students the opportunity to present a significant ICT project, such as their final year undergraduate project in engineering or technology program, in an industry sponsored and reviewed competition. The competition emphasizes a strong design and/or research component and one that embodies the spirit of innovation with a strong application potential in industry in the foreseeable future. Please visit IEEE Canada's for complete contest details.

    For more information contact:

    Cathie Lowell                                 or          Shawn Hall
    CIEEE Canada Administrator                   TELUS Media Relations
    c.lowell@ieee.org                                       shawn.hall@telus.com

    Student Congress to be held in Mississauga

    Date: September 1820, 2009
    More information to follow.

    IEEE Summer School in Biometrics: Technologies, Systems and Applications

    May 24-30, 2009, @ University of Toronto

    The 2009 IEEE Emerging Technologies Summer Series is an ongoing set of intensive programs that expose "emerging" and cross-disciplinary fields to young scholars (i.e.: graduate students, post-docs and new faculty) at higher education institutions. Each offering includes core faculty of leading-edge scholars and practitioners, and facilitates exchange and personal interaction between these individuals and attendees. These programs have been specifically developed for the next generation of intellectual leaders responsible for shaping instruction and research in engineering degree programs.

    For more information: http://www.ipsi.utoronto.ca/events/ieee2009

     

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         Our Members in the Spotlight

    Professor David Thomson awarded prestigious Killam Research Fellowship

    Queen's University Mathematics and Statistics professor David Thomson is among nine outstanding Canadian scientists and scholars to be named a new Killam Research Fellow for 2009. The fellowship, valued at $140,000, is among Canada's most distinguished research awards.

    Canada Research Chair in Statistics and Signal Processing, Dr. Thomson has focused his work at Queen's on climate analysis, global warming, and space physics. His goal during the two-year fellowship will be to identify solar gravity or "g-'modes" using space physics data. These obscure solar modes are important for both scientific and practical reasons, he notes. Identifying the modes and precisely determining their frequencies is the only known way to determine conditions in the Sun's core. "Until we know this, our ability to predict climate is greatly limited," says Dr. Thomson. "Thus characterizing g-modes is becoming increasingly vital." He and his students will attempt to identify the modes using ne w data analysis tools that they have developed to use the different orbits of the ACE and Ulysses spacecraft.

    Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, Killam Research Fellowships allow Canada's best scientists and scholars to devote two years to full-time research. Recipients are chosen by the Killam Selection Committee, which comprises 15 eminent scientists and scholars representing a broad range of disciplines. Queen's has received a total of 45 Fellowships since the program's inception in 1968.

    IEEE Canada Industry Leadership Award: Lorry Wilson

    Mr. Lorry Wilson sits on the Management Board of Grasslands Renewable Energy LLC, a US corporation that is developing the Wind Spirit Project. He is one of the Managing Directors of Rocky Mountain Power (2006) Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Lorry Wilson & Associates Ltd. and Past President and CEO of Montana Alberta Tie Ltd., corporations created to develop new generation and transmission projects and to provide strategic consulting in the energy sector. He is currently focused on enabling greater utilization of renewable energy sources in the bulk power grids.

    Mr. Wilson was the former CEO of the Power Pool of Alberta before the merger of the Power Pool and the Transmission Administrator function into the AESO (Alberta Electric System Operator).

    He is involved in numerous innovative power system development projects in Canada and the United States including Sweet Grass Energy Solutions, Maritimes Energy Sharing Project and Empress Energy Solutions.

    A professional engineer with over 30 years of expertise in the power industry, Mr. Wilson received his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduation, he joined SaskPower, where he assumed management roles of increasing responsibility in various aspects of long-range system planning for generation and transmission. At his last position at SaskPower, Mr. Wilson was responsible for the overall coordination and operation of SaskPower's electric power systems.

    Mr. Wilson is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He resides in Calgary, Alberta.

     

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         Call for Papers

    IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity

    http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/

    Important Dates

      Tutorials Proposals submission

      Friday, January 9, 2009

      Paper Proposals Submission (Title/Abstract)  

      Friday, March 6, 2009

      Submission of Full Length Papers for Review

      Friday, May 1, 2009

      Notification of Acceptance

      Friday, June 26, 2009

      Final Paper Submission Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Author's Registration Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Advance Registration Deadline

      Friday, August 28, 2009  

    The TIC-STH conference is an international forum for state-of-the-art research across a broad spectrum of the IEEE science and technology fields of interest.

    The format of the conference is several parallel Symposia focusing on the advanced scientific and technological problems, especially of the interdisciplinary nature.

    • Systems (including systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies; design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability; quality control and system management; risk management)
    • Superconductivity(including the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application)
    • Technology Management(including technology policy development; management of research; education of personnel engaged in managing innovation; the economics of innovation; the impact of technology on society)
    • Advances and History of the Pacemakers(In conjunction with the IEEE Milestone celebration - External Cardiac Pacemaker)
    • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Information and Knowledge Management
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Sustainable Development
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Large City
    • Sensors (including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators)
    • Nanotechnology (including the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications)
    • Electronic Design Automation (including the theory, implementation and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems; tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems)
    • Biometrics(biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/or behavioral features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis)
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Quantitative Methods in Managing Scientific and Technology Projects
    • Continuous Operations and Disaster Recovery
    • Emerging Scientific Methods and Technologies

    The Second IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (IEEE CISDA 2009)

    http://ieee-cisda.org/
    Ottawa, Canada
    8-10 July 2009

    Sponsored by The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

    Important Dates

      Tutorial/Special Session Proposals submission:

      February 15, 2009

      Full Paper Submission:  

      March 15, 2009

      Notification of Acceptance/rejection:

      April 15, 2009

      Submission of Camera-Ready Submission:

      May 15, 2009

    Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis

    http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/cfps/IEEE_TIC-STH09_CFP-ENS.pdf

    To be held at
    2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference -Science and Technology for Humanity TIC-STH 2009 September 27-29, 2009 Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    We cordially invite prospective authors to submit papers to the "Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis" to be held at the TIC-STH 2009 conference in Toronto. This interdisciplinary Symposium provides forum to discuss the state-of-the-art research across a broad spectrum of the IEEE science and technology fields of interest and is not limited to the traditional IEEE areas. The Symposium topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Structure, function and dynamics of complex systems, i.e. data communication networks, cyberspace, transportation networks, organizational networks, power grids, biological, physical, social, ecological, epidemiological and other complex systems & networks
    • Emergence, multiscale phenomena, self-organization, self-similarity, long range dependence, phase transition, pattern formation, synchronization, robustness, reliability, fragility, interdependence, cooperation, adaptation, evolution, clustering, small world, degree distribution, diameter, motifs, etc...
    • Analysis & control techniques of dynamics & performance, mean field & information theory of complex systems & networks
    • Cellular automata, agent based & individually based and other models of complex systems & networks and their simulations

    The accepted papers will be published in the IEEE TIC-STH 2009 Proceedings indexed by IEEE Xplore - Most Respected Scientific Full-Text Database. All paper submissions will be peer reviewed, must conform to the IEEE TIC-STH 2009 submission policy and should be in English language:
    http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/#call
    http://toronto.ieee.ca/tic-sth2009/author/submission.php

    The Symposium provides an opportunity to Publish Lengthier Papers - Up to 6 (six) Pages With No Extra Fee. Additionally, high-value tutorials are included with registration.

    Important Dates

      Paper Proposals Submission (Title/Abstract)

      Friday, March 6, 2009

      Submission of Full Length Papers for Review

      Friday, May 1, 2009

      Notification of Acceptance

      Friday, June 26, 2009

      Final Paper Submission Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Author's Registration Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Advance Registration Deadline

      Friday, August 28, 2009  

    Request for proposal to host EPEC 2010

    Your Conference Advisory Committee, CONAC, is seeking RFPs from Sections interested in hosting the Electrical Power & Energy Conference (EPEC) in the fall of 2010. To obtain a copy of the RFP contact A. Kash Husain at a.husain@ieee.org The RFP is due April 20th, 2009.

    Your proposal should include, as a minimum, information on the following points:

    • Sponsoring Section(s)
    • Proposed Location
    • Proposed Dates
    • Conference Chair & other key Organizers
    • General Theme
    • Supporting potential Corporate / Academic Sponsors
    • Conference Plan

    A Kash Husain
    Chair, CONAC
    a.husain@ieee.org

     

     

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         Conferences

    Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada

    2009 IEEE Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) Annual Technical Conference
    3 May - 7 May, 2009, Calgary, AB, Canada

    2nd Climate Change Technology Conference 2009
    May 12 - 15, 2009, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    The 2009 Canadian Workshop on Information Theory
    May 13, 2009 - Friday, May 15, 2009, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE), University of Ottawa

    2009 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)
    1-3 June 2009, Montral, Qubec
    sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society
    http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/eic/

    2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting
    26 Jul - 30 Jul 2009, Calgary Telus Convention Ctr. Calgary, AB, Canada
    General Chair: Bill Kennedy b7kennedy@shaw.ca
    Program Chair: Om Malik maliko@ucalgary.ca.

    IEEE Power and Energy Society 2009 General Meeting

    July 26-30, 2009, Telus Convention Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Investment in Workforce and Innovation for Power Systems

    The IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting brings together an international group of practicing engineers, operators, planners, policy makers, economists, academics and others with interest in the field of electric power and energy. It thus provides an exceptional venue for learning about the latest developments in all aspects of electrical power and energy, and discussing issues with experts in related fields from all over the world.

    The conference will begin with a timely and valuable plenary session and will also include tutorials on a number of up-to-date topics in this area. Paper, panel and poster sessions will be scheduled, with top papers drawn from all committees to be featured in Super Sessions.

    Topics with the following focus:

    • Transmission Capacity Enhancements in the 21st. century
    • Wind Power- Real or Imaginary
    • Regulatory and Public Challenges to Utility Enhancements
    • Going "Green"
    • Integrating Distributed Generation
    • Smart Grid
    • Training Future Workforce for the Electric Power and Energy Industry

    For additional information about the meeting visit the website http://ewh.ieee.org/cmte/PESGM09.

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