IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: July 2000

News of Interest
Upcoming Events
IEEE Commercial Releases
Submission Information

News of Interest

Michael Smith Award Winners; Taking the fun of science to everyone

NSERC has announced the five winners of this year's Michael Smith Awards. Named after Canadian Nobel Laureate Michael Smith, the award honours  individuals and groups  who make an outstanding  contribution to the promotion of science in Canada. The Awards Committee looks  for sustained and significant efforts to inspire public understanding and develop abilities in science and engineering. NSERC President, Tom Brzustowski, said, "Science and technology are changing how we live and work so greatly that  it is important  for people to understand their promises and challenges. These award winners are helping people learn both the results of sciences and the joys of discovery, and that makes them better able to engage in an informed public debate around the new technologies."

This years winners are:

Congratulations to the winners !

IEEE Web Accounts - Do I really need one ?

You've probably been hearing references to the IEEE Web Accounts recently in any number of places but still you may be asking "What is it and why do I need one ?". It's simple: IEEE Web Accounts provide IEEE Members and customers with access to a growing number of online services, many of them free. IEEE Web Accounts provide access to Bibliographies Online, BooksPlus, Spectrum Online, membership renewal online, additional shipping convenience in the IEEE Online Catalog & Store and soon, IEEE Xplore. Dan Senese, IEEE Executive Director, had this to add: "Upcoming areas of planned migration to Web Accounts are Email Alias Services, IEEE OPeRA (through Xplore), and other to be announced Society-oriented services and publications." To register for an IEEE Web Account or for more information, visit: 

Free Online Periodicals resource from IEEE 

Searching for a specific abstract from an IEEE communications publication? Now IEEE makes it easier than ever using the IEEE ComSoc Search Engine. This advanced search engine reaches periodical papers published by the IEEE Communications Society since 1996 and provides free abstracts to all. All users have the option of purchasing the selected papers for a modest fee. The documents are available either as HTML documents or PDF files, and some papers in both formats. To search for a specific communications abstract, visit 

Upcoming Events

  • 2000 Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE 2000)
23-26 July 2000
Halifax World Trade and Convention Center
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Please visit for more information
  • Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM 2000)
30 July - 2 August 2000
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Please visit for more information
  • International Symposium on Parallel Computing in Electrical Engineering (PARELEC 2000)
27-30 August 2000
Quebec, Montreal
For more information, please contact:
IEEE Computer Society
Conference Services
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Tel: (202)-371-1013
Fax: (202)-728-0884
Or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878
  • 2000 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP 2000)
15-18 October 2000
Victoria, British Columbia
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Vishnu K. Lakdawala
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA  23529
Tel: (757)-683-4665
Fax: (757)-683-3220
or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878
  • 2000 IEEE International Carnaham Conference of Security Technology
23-25 October 2000
Ottawa, Ontario
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Larry D. Sanson,
186 Woodwalk Ct.,
Nicholasville, KY  40356
Tel: (606)-223-9840
Fax: (606)-224-3225
or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878
  • PSLM 2000 Conference
6-8 November 2000
Calgary, Alberta
For further information, please visit 
  • Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference(NECEC 2000)
15 November 2000
St. John's, Newfoundland
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  • IEEE international Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS)
17-20 December 2000
Beirut, Lebanon
For further information, please contact:
Prof. M. Sawan
Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept.
Ecole Polytechnic de Montreal
P. O. Box 6079, Station Centre-Ville
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3A7
Fax: (514)-340-4147
  • Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2001)
13-16 May 2001
Delta Chelsea Hotel
Downtown Toronto, Ontario 
  • 2001 IEEE Nuclear & Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC 2001)
16-20 July 2001
Vancouver, British Columbia
For further information, please contact:
Professor Marty Shaneyfelt,
Sandia National Labs,
MS 1083 P. O. Box 5800
Albuquerque, NM  87185-1083
Tel: (505)-844-6137
Fax: (505)-844-2991
or Conference Services Department, IEEE Operations Center at (732)-562-3878

IEEE Commerical Releases

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For the first time, IEEE members enjoy a deep selection and discounted prices on over 100,000 name brand computer products. A secure server provides online, real-time access to all pricing and inventory. A full service call center is also available to answer questions. For more information, visit: 

Submission Information

You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Abhi Gupta at

Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month

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