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

News of Interest
Upcoming Events
IEEE Commercial Releases
Submission Information

News of Interest

2000 IEEE Annual Election 

On 1 Sep., election ballots were mailed to all IEEE voting members in Regions 1-10, who are of member grade and higher.

Last year 218 ballots were received unsigned before the due date and 45 ballots were received 1-3 days following the deadline. None of these ballots were eligible to be counted in the selection of Institute officers. And, none of these ballots were eligible to win the prize, either. Avoid being late or ineligible. We urge you to:

  • Sign your ballot in the appropriate area.
  • Use the pre-addressed, postage paid envelope provided.
  • Allow ample delivery time for your signed ballot to arrive at our election vendor by 12:00 p.m. EST, 1 November 2000.
  • Take advantage of your right to vote!
  • Be eligible to win that Palm Pilot!

Let your vote be counted!


The Regional Activities Board Awards and Recognition Committee (RABARC) is currently soliciting nominees for:

  1. RAB Achievement Award
  2. RAB Innovation Award
  3. RAB Larry K. Wilson  Transnational Award
  4. RAB Leadership Award
  5. GOLD Awards

These awards, the most prestigious RAB has to offer, are designed to recognize outstanding efforts by IEEE volunteers. These are NOT technical achievement awards. The deadline for the submission of nominations is 15 October 2000.


The RAB Achievement Award recognizes individuals involved with RAB and/or the Regional Network who are recognized for singular achievement in the development and completion of a project(s) or activity(ies) which are directed to the fulfillment of one or more of the goals and objectives of RAB. This award is designed to recognize those substantive projects or achievements of a relatively short nature (one to three years) but which have left an undeniable imprint on the fabric of Regional Operations.

The RAB Innovation Award recognizes the accomplishment judged to be the most innovative and effective in fulfilling one or more of the goals and objectives of RAB and/or personal goals of the Vice President for Regional Activities.

The RAB Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award recognizes the accomplishment judged to be the most significant and effective in fulfilling one or more of the Transnational goals and objectives of RAB and/or personal goals of the Vice President for Regional Activities as related to Transnational Activities.

The RAB Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities which support RAB goals and objectives at the local, regional, national, and/or international level.

GOLD Awards

The Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Awards recognize outstanding achievements of GOLD Committees at the Section, Society and Region levels. The following are the RAB GOLD Awards:

Section GOLD Leadership Recognition Award Society GOLD Leadership Recognition Award Region Outstanding GOLD Program Award Outstanding GOLD Program Award

Additional information on GOLD Awards is located at the following URL: 

For more information please visit the RA web site at or contact the Regional Activities staff at


Invitation to submit Proposals for Year 2001

All Region 7 members/entities are invited to submit proposals for projects to be carried out in the year 2001. Proposals for projects that can be completed by Dec. 31, 2000 will also be considered in adition to those for the year 2001.

The proposals should be submitted by October 18, 2000 to Om Malik, Secretary, IEEE Canada with a copy to Cathie Lowell by e-mail at the following address:

Projects are to be submitted according to the template format given below. Each project should be submitted separately. The ranking criteria according to which all projects will be ranked and the membership of the ranking committee are also given below.


The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has unveiled the Wireless Zone: a comprehensive website where you can easily find the most current information about our 802 wireless standards, including Wireless for Local Area Networks (IEEE 802.11), Wireless for Personal Area Networks (WPANs) (IEEE 802.15), and Broadband Wireless Access (IEEE 802.16). At the click of a mouse, you will find Working Group information, the status of our 802 wireless standards and the latest news on wireless technology. Visit the Wireless Zone at: 

Upcoming Events

  • 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
For further information, please visit 
  • 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

IEEE Members: Don't miss out on this year's warehouse sale! 

Shop the IEEE Online Catalog & Store for the complete list of Warehouse Sale selections. During this once a year sale, we offer new and classic titles at great discounts for IEEE Members in a secure online shopping environment. Featured products include books, conference proceedings, standards, videos, and CD-ROMS. Check out what's on sale at and enter code TIE to receive your discount. You'll find new, classic, and reference titles in biomedical engineering, circuits & devices, communications & information, control & automation, electromagnetics, computer engineering, microwave, optics, power & energy, signal processing, and much more.

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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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