|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: September 2000|
News of Interest
Vehicular Technology Society Election
Sabah Towaij, a long time active IEEE member, is running for a position on the Board of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Hi bio is below:
Over the last thirty-five years, Dr. Towaij's carrier has spanned academia, private industry and government in the field of telecommunication with emphasis on wireless and mobile communications. He has numerous publications. He obtained his M.Sc. and PH.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1965 and 1973 from the University of Manchester and Manitoba, respectively.
Dr. Towaij has extensive experience, in radio spectrum management, radio regulation and spectrum engineering over the last 22 years both nationally and internationally. He has been very active in the work of the International Telecommunication Union both in the study groups as well as in the World Radio Conferences, since 1975 and is recognized as an ITU expert in wireless communications. He has been on a number of ITU missions to assist state members in planning their wireless telecommunication networks. He is one of the key founders of the work on IMT-2000 (3G) in the ITU and from 1985-99 has been ITU-R IMT-2000 program manager.
Frequently invited to be a speaker in a number of international conferences and seminars, he has also organized and chaired a number of ITU-IMT-2000 seminars and workshops in various parts of the world.
Dr. Towaij has been very active in the IEEE VTS as speaker, chairing sessions, and he was the Vice Chairman and Program Manager of VTC98, which was one of the most successful, both in attendance and revenue.
Dr. Towaij has held several managerial positions with Industry Canada responsible for the engineering and planning of Canadian radio spectrum for the land mobile service. Presently, he is the Director of New Wireless Services and technology, in the Spectrum Engineering Branch of the Department of Industry in the Canadian Government.
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Video Signal Transmission Standard To Be Revised
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board recently approved a new standards revision project: P511 Standard on Video Signal Transmission Measurement of Linear Waveform Distortion. The scope of the original STD 511 is for the rapid interpretation of linear (amplitude independent) distortions caused by non-ideal (imperfect frequency response and group delay) transmission of primarily, but not limited to, analog composite NTSC (system M) video signals. The results are useful to qualify signals to established proof-of-performance limits and are useful to indicate problems during operational and maintenance tests. The scope of P511 is to amend STD 511's scope and related language within the document to more clearly and specifically cover the affects of analog/digital composite/component video processing on these linear measurements and to include component as well as composite NTSC video. For more information or to participate, contact: James R Redford firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel around the world with ease
IEEE Global Travel Services now offers substantial discounts for IEEE members on airfare, hotel, car rental and airport transportation. Make your reservations online at our secure site, request an airfare e-ticket or receive free express delivery on paper tickets.
For more information, visit http://www.ieeetravelonline.org
IEEE-SA Membership continues to climb
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) currently has 22 corporate members, and is expected to reach 6000 individual members by year end. The IEEE-SA, a forum where innovators in market-driven technical fields and industries exchange ideas, has seen steady membership growth since its inception in 1998. Through their collective expertise, members contribute to the integrity and value that IEEE standards hold today. Membership in the IEEE-SA gets you connected to a growing network of worldwide organizations, where you can make contacts, gather information, build consensus on industry issues, and access standards balloting pools and groups. If you are interested in joining the growing list of individuals and companies setting the pace for the development of standards for sound engineering practices, visit http://standards.ieee.org/sa. Membership dues for existing IEEE members or society affiliates is US$10.
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|IEEE Canada Newsletter - September 2000||Nouvelles de IEEE Canada - septembre 2000|
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