|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: December 2002|
News of Interest
IEEE election results
Arthur W. Winston, director of the Gordon Institute of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, has been selected 2003 IEEE president-elect. Winston will begin serving as IEEE president on 1 January 2004, succeeding 2003 IEEE President Michael S. Adler. An IEEE Life Fellow, Winston served on the IEEE Board of Directors from 1996-1999.
For a complete list of the newly elected officers, including division delegates and directors and officers of the Standards Association, IEEE-USA and Technical Activities, please visit http://www.ieee.org/newsinfo/elections02.xml.
IEEE Communication Society election results
The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) has recently announced the results of elections for positions with terms beginning 1 January 2003. The winners are:
More details at http://www.comsoc.org/e-news/2002/oct/index.html#society%20news.
Sections Congress 2002 Recommendations
The 7th IEEE tri-annual Sections Congress was held in Washington, D.C., on 19-21 October with 605 member volunteers in attendance representing 262 of the 298 active Sections. At the closing ceremonies, all the delegates voted to prioritize these top 40 recommendations: http://www.ieee.org/organizations/rab/sc99/2002/.
The Institute: Member newspaper changes format
In 2003, the IEEE's The Institute newspaper will change its format and frequency, publishing quarterly print newspapers that will be mailed to members and monthly online-only editions posted on its Web site. The Institute Online Alert, an email alert service, will be sent to subscribers each month to notify readers that the new online issue has been posted. The alert will highlight a selection of articles and contain links to the full stories. The first quarterly print edition of The Institute will arrive with the March issue of IEEE Spectrum. Read more about these changes at http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/INST/nov02/fformat.html.
Electron Devices Society graduate student fellowship
The IEEE Electron Devices Society has a fellowship for EDS student members pursuing a doctorate degree. The prize consists of US$5000 to the student, US$1000 to the student's department a US$1000 gift to the student's advisor, as well as a subsidy of up to US$3000 to attend the International Electron Devices Meeting in December 2003. Nomination packages are due no later than May 15, 2003.For a pamphlet contact Emanuel Istrate, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit http://www.ieee.org/eds/fellowship or contact email@example.com.
Computer Society Design competition deadline extended
The deadline for the annual IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition for university students has been extended to 31 December 2002. Entrants are being asked to take a PC, laptop or hand-held computer and turn it into something new and beneficial to society by adding an external interface and the appropriate software. Up to two teams per university may enter. For rules and application instructions, please visit http://computer.org/csidc/registration.htm.
Research community reacts to misconduct by Bell Labs Scientist
Disbelief has greeted findings that superstar Bell Labs scientist Jan Hendrik Schon had been found guilty of serious scientific misconduct and dismissed. The new issue of IEEE Spectrum looks at the case from several angles. An analysis of the investigatory report finds that it stopped just short of declaring Schon's work bogus. A companion piece describes how journals that published much of Schon's work are handling the delicate process of retracting it, and what is happening to Schon's patent filings. Herbert Kroemer, a member of the investigating panel and an IEEE Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the case's implications for the engineering and science communities in an interview excerpted in the magazine and published in full on the Web. For more, please visit http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/WEBONLY/wonews/oct02/schon.html.
IEEE adds 85,000 historical documents to Xplore in 2003
In 2003, IEEE will add select IEEE periodical and conference titles from as far back as 1950 to the IEEE Xplore (R) online delivery platform, totaling approximately 85,000 historic documents. Currently, IEEE periodicals and conference proceedings published after 1988 are available through IEEE Xplore. IEEE members with online subscriptions to these publications and subscribers to the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) will have access to this material. The establishment of an historic digital archive is critical to the IEEE mission as a scholarly society. For a complete listing of the periodical and conference titles that will be included in this historical data, please visit http://www.ieee.org/products/onlinepubs/0902_05.html.
IEEE-SA brings American community together through new portal
The IEEE Standards Association has announced the creation of StandardsAmericas (TM), a web portal for the standards community in North, Central and South America. The portal supports those who want to learn about, participate in and access technical standards, and integrates information on IEEE-SA offerings, provides regional and global news tied to standards, and links to other standards development organizations. Find the new portal at http://www.standardsamericas.net.
Weekly technical article focus premiers on IEEE home page
Been to the IEEE home page recently? A new addition to the site offers a weekly look at three exciting new IEEE technical papers newly available through IEEE Xplore. The feature, on the right-hand side, will be updated on a weekly basis. These articles are accessible by subscribers with appropriate institutional or personal subscriptions. Articles may be purchased if you do not currently subscribe. Check out this week's selections at http://www.ieee.org.
Call for Papers - DRCN 2003
The Design of Reliable Communication Networks 4th International workshop (DRCN 2003) will be held in Banff, Alberta from October 19-22, 2003. Important dates are:
Paper Submissions due: April 15, 2003
For more information, please visit http://www.ee.ualberta.ca/drcn2003/.
Robert H. Tanner, 1915-2002
With his wife of 62 years by his side, Robert Tanner quietly passed away
on November 2, 2002 in Naples, Florida. Left to mourn are his beloved
wife, Joan; his sons and daughter Chris, Rosemary (Raymond Langston),
Peter (Susan), and David (Natalie); and his grandchildren Emily Wanechko
and Laura, Heather, and Michael Tanner. Following service in the Royal
Signals during WWII, Robert emigrated to Canada with his young family in
1947. He joined Northern Electric in Belleville, Ontario. He moved to
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the November 2002 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings in Itasca, IL:
IEEE Canada had a Senior Member Elevation Goal of 70 members for 2002. Region 7 surpassed the goal by having 75 member elevations in 2002. Congratulations to the members!
For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smprogram.html.
IEEE Montreal maintains a page of upcoming events at http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/evenements_e.html.
IEEE Toronto maintains a page of upcoming events at http://www.tor.ieee.ca/events.htm.
IEEE Vancouver maintains a page of upcoming events at http://www.ieee.org/vancouver.
For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/.
IEEE Commercial Releases
IEEE Signal Processing Electronic Library now available to Members
A new comprehensive electronic collection on two DVD-ROMs offers more than 50 years of IEEE Signal Processing Society periodicals and technical proceedings of the two major Society conferences and of most workshops. The IEEE Signal Processing Electronic Library (IEEE SPeL) allows full-text searches as well as author, title, subject and date searches. IEEE SPeL is available to IEEE Members for purchase. To find out more, visit http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/sp/SPeL.html.
New IEEE Proceedings cover latest Aerospace research
Just released, the proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Aerospace Conference promote interdisciplinary understanding of aerospace systems, their underlying science and technology, and their applications to government and commercial endeavors. Contents cover the broad range of aerospace technologies. To see a full list of topics covered in the 2002 conference, or to purchase a copy of the proceedings, visit http://shop.ieee.org/store/product.asp?prodno=TH8593.
DSP Conference Proceedings offer look at research printed
The 2002 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, held in Greece this past July, provided conference attendees with coverage on topics such as: adaptive and array signal processing, biomedical signal and image processing, blind equalization, computer vision, digital watermarking, and chaos, fractals and speech processing. Now available from the IEEE Online Catalog & Store, the conference proceedings offer the opportunity to read through the research presented at the conference. Find out more at http://shop.ieee.org/store/product.asp?prodno=TH8628.
New system theory book provides practical coverage
System theory is becoming increasingly important to medical applications. Yet biomedical and digital signal processing researchers rarely have expertise in practical medical applications, and medical instrumentation designers usually are unfamiliar with system theory. The new Wiley-IEEE Press book "System Theory and Practical Applications for Biomedical Signals" by Gail D. Baura bridges those gaps in a practical manner, showing how various aspects of system theory are put into practice by industry. Find out more at http://shop.ieee.org/store/product.asp?prodno=PC3653.
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