|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
Issue: January 2000|
News of Interest
IEEE encourages formation of Life Member Chapters
The LMC sees the LM Chapter initiative as a key element in representing the 28,000+ Life members throughout the world. LM Chapters will enable LMs to retain active IEEE associations, contribute to social good, advance IEEE's professional interests and, of course, enjoy each other's company. While many remain active in IEEE projects at various levels of the Institute, the LMC believes more LMs will remain involved if there are LM Chapters. LM Chapters area special type of "Affinity Chapters" as covered in the RAB Operations Manual. The LMC will provide any needed funds through a Regional Coordinator appointed by the Regional Director. The Regional Coordinator will establish new LM Chapters with the cooperation and advice of the Section Chair. LM Chapter information of local interest will probably be carried in the Section's newsletter.
The LMC's intention is to minimize and simplify administrative procedures for the LM Chapters and for the Sections. The LMC plans to support and encourage LM Chapters through a simple and direct interface. It seems clear that the establishment of LM chapters is quite timely. Independent of the LMC initiative, two Sections have already established LM activities.
To facilitate establishment and functioning of LM Chapters, the LMC plans to provide the following support:
Local members determine the activities for each Chapter. Chapters can petition for funds for special, unique projects from the LMC. However, the LMC expects that Chapter meetings typically will be held during lunch (at the members' own expense).
For more information. please contact Dave Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org
New IEEE Medal established / Old IEEE Medal reinstated
The IEEE has established a new medal for "exceptional contribution to the microelectronic industry". The IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal will consist of a medal, certificate, and cash honorarium. Funded in perpetuity through an endowment from Intel Corporation/Intel Foundation, the award will be presented for the first time in 2000
The IEEE has also reinstated a medal for "significant achievement in systems engineering and systems science". The IEEE Simon Ramo Medal will consist of a medal, certificate, and cash honorarium. TRW Incorporated will join the list of distinguished companies that sponsor IEEE Awards, by sponsoring this medal. This award will also be presented in 2000.
The deadline for submission of nominations for these awards is 21 January
2000. For further information, please contact:
Call for Papers for International Conference for Chip Design Automation
The International Conference on Chip Design Automation (ICDA) which is part of the great eventful World Computer Congress 2000, International Information Processing Federation, to be held in Beijing, China, will focus on advanced aspects of ICCAD and ASIC facing the next-generation IC industry. As microelectronic technologies move into deep and very deep sub-micron dimensions, devices become smaller and faster, and the density of system-on-a-chip integration becomes greater. The increased complexity of ASIC circuits and CAD tools require new trade-off in performance, modeling, and reliability. The use of design languages has become a must to address the complexity of deep sub-micron designs. To address related issues in this area, two tracks in this conference are arranged:
Main topic of interests are:
Conference Chairpersons are:
Paper submission guideline can be found at the website http://www.wcc2000.org
Important dates are:
For more information, please contact:
Senior Member Updates
The following members were elected as senior members at the November 1999 IEEE Admissions and Advancement Panel meeting in Snowbird, Utah.
Nathan, Arokia - Kitchner-Waterloo
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit their website at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/md/sminitiative.html or check the Getting the Most of your Membership in the January issue of The Institute
7-10 May 2000
30 July - 2 August 2000
27-30 August 2000
15-18 October 2000
23-25 October 2000
July 16-20 2001
IEEE Commerical Releases
IEEE unveils New Video-on-Demand Service with Free Access Until February 2000
The IEEE has launched a new educational service that brings techincal courses to the users' desktops. IEEE Video-on-Demand, available from the IEEE website at http://ieee.mediaplatform.com, streams entire video tutorials directly to viewers when they want them. The IEEE is offering a free trial period for any course to 31 January 2000.
Segments of each video are available for preview before subscribing to the service. After registration, viewers will be able to watch the complete tutorials, with full motion video and audio, PowerPoint slides, presentation notes and an interactive table of contents that allow users to go directly to information or presentations of interest.
IEEE Education video tutorials take an in-depth look at critical technologies in the electrical engineering fields. Available through the IEEE Video-on-Demand service will be tutorials on computer engineering, communications, reliability, power, signal processing, and more. Among the titles are:
IEEE Video-on-Demand uses Softcom technology in conjunction with RealNetworksTM G2 Player, so that anyone with a computer and high-speed modem can access the growing list of IEEE video tutorials. Softcom's Java-based patent-pending technology makes Internet video an immersive, interactive viewing experience. Their streaming video technology allows for video to be delivered from one point to another without a download period. Browsers with faster connections will receive better quality.
To experience this leading-edge technology during the free access period, log onto http://ieee.mediaplatform.com. To speak with a representative from IEEE about Video-on-Demand, contact Alan Tremblay, Business Development Manager at email@example.com or at (732)-562-5488.
You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month
|IEEE Canada Newsletter - January 2000||Nouvelles de IEEE Canada - janvier 2000|
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