IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: February 2001

News of Interest
Upcoming Events
Submission Information

News of Interest

IEEE Canada Roster updated

With the start of a new year, the IEEE Canada roster has been updated. The latest roster can be found at

  • President - Celia Desmond
  • President Elect - Mohammed El-Hawary
  • Past President - Dave Kemp

IEEE Volunteers Needed for 2001 National Scout Jamboree

Volunteers are needed for the Electricity and Electronics Merit Badge Booths at the 15th National Scout Jamboree. IEEE is the title sponsor of the Electronics Merit Badge Booths and co-sponsor of the Electricity Merit Badge Booths. Volunteers are primarily needed for the position of merit badge instructor. While volunteers can volunteer for just one day, it is preferred that they volunteer for at least two days.

The National Scout Jamboree will be held from Monday, 23 July 2001 through Wednesday, 1 August 2001 at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia. The Jamboree site is near Bowling Green, Virginia which is between Richmond and Fredericksburg.

To volunteer, contact John P. Castelvecchi at Provide John with your name, address, phone number, email address, requested volunteer position and available dates

IEEE Fellow Nomination Deadline Approaching

The cut-off date for IEEE Fellow Nomination is 15 March 2001. To be nominated for IEEE Fellow grade, the nominee must be IEEE Senior Member at the time of the nomination. For more information about Fellow Nomination, please visit

Introducing ... The new IEEE Spectrum

Reinvigorated and repositioned, the new IEEE Spectrum opens with the editorial blockbuster, "Technology 2001: Living in a Networked World." This special issue pushes the envelope in analysis and assessment of the trends, developments and people behind emerging technologies. The new Spectrum will deliver timely articles that are provocative, visually interesting, international in scope, and easy to read. The magazine is also adding new sections to allow more rapid reporting of events and technical developments. IEEE members, look for the January issue of Spectrum in your mailbox or visit: 

IEEE Journals score highest citations yet

The IEEE registered its best journal and magazine citations performance ever in the category of electrical engineering and related technologies, according to the Institute of Scientific Information's newly released 1999 Journal Citation Report. The study ranked 205 electrical engineering periodicals on the number of times they were cited in scientific literature. The "Proceedings of the IEEE" was the most highly cited IEEE journal, ranking second over all. However, the IEEE had nine of the top ten, 28 of the top 30 and 42 of the top 60 cited journals -- its best showing ever.

The study also demonstrated the IEEE's breadth. IEEE publishes eight of the top ten publications in telecommunications. This includes the number one journal, "IEEE Journal of Selected Areas of Communication." Seven of the top ten in computer science hardware and architecture, including the number one journal, "IEEE/ACM Transactions of Networking," are also from IEEE. IEEE also accounts for four of the top ten in computer science graphics and programming, including the number one journal, "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing." Plus, IEEE publishes two of the top five in computer science theory and methods, including the number one journal, "IEEE Transactions on Image Processing." To learn more, visit

 LESCOPE'01 Call For Papers

The 2001 Conference on Power Engineering is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada as part of the Large Engineering Systems Conference Series in the period July 11 to July 13, 2001. The Conference will provide an international forum for the participants to share knowledge, experience and new ideas and to discuss recent developments and practical applications in power engineering. Original papers and proposals for invited sessions are solicited on topics related to new developments in the application, operating experience, field testing, theory, design, control and analysis, in all areas of power systems control, operation and planning, power plant instrumentation and control, and electrical equipment. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing intelligent systems techniques such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, evolutionary techniques, knowledge-based or expert systems, machine learning systems, case-based or model-based reasoning, human machine interface, and other intelligent systems techniques. Graduate students are invited to submit their thesis and dissertation research. All accepted papers are to be presented at the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings which will be available at the conference. Proposals for Panel and Tutorial Sessions are also invited

Prospective authors are invited to submit 3 copies of a 500-1,000 word summary for review. Prospective organizers of invited sessions should submit proposals containing summaries of all papers. The length of the paper is five pages in double columns and should be prepared in the same format as the IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter/Summer Meetings and the IEEE Transactions papers with exception of the first page where the two inch blank space is not required. Final manuscripts of the accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Important dates are:

  • Summary (500-1,000 words): March 5, 2001 
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 9, 2001 
  • Camera-Ready Originals and Registration Fee: May 14, 2001 

Please include a separate title page containing the following information: 

  • Tentative Title of Paper/Panel Session.
  • List of 3 keywords that characterize the subject of the paper.
  • Name of corresponding and presenting author with affiliation.
  • Complete snail-mail and e-mail addresses, phone and fax numbers.

Submission may be sent as a file attached to an e-mail message to or a hard copy to the Technical Program Chairman.


Al Gross (1918 - 2000)

Al Gross, Canadian born inventor of the walkie talkie and the father of wireless communication, passed away on  Dec 21 in Sun City, Arizona at the age of 82. A detailed bio is at

Doug Hinton

Doug Hinton suffered a heart attack related to diabetes and passed away in Feb 2001. He was the IEEE Region 7 Director in 1972-73 as well as a founding member of the IEEE Canadian Foundation. 

Upcoming Events

  • Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2001
7-9 February 2001
San Diego, California
Visit for more details
  • IEEE Virtual Reality Conference
13-17 March 2001
Yokohama, Japan
Visit for more details
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2001)
7-11 May 2001
Salt Lake City, Utah
Visit for more details
  • Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2001)
13-16 May 2001
Delta Chelsea Hotel
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
  • 2001 IEEE 14th Computer Society Foundations Workshop
11-12 June 2001
Nova Scotia
For more information please contact IEEE Conference Services at 1-732-562-3878 or via Fax at 1-202-728-0884
  • 2001 Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE'01)
11-13 July 2001
The Sheraton Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For further information, please contact the LESCOPE'01 Secretariat:
Large Engineering Systems,
P. O. Box 25041,
Halifax, NS B3M 4H4
Tel: (902)-443-2400
Fax: (902)-445-5110
  • 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 Conference on History of Telecommunications (CHT2001)
25-27 July 2001
St. John's, Newfoundland
For more information please visit
  • Tenth Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference
13-17 August 2001
The Chateau Laurier Hotel
For more information please visit 

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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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