|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: November 2002|
News of Interest
IEEE Canada site redesigned
The IEEE Canada site has been redesigned and updated. All members are invited to visit http://ieee.ca and have a look. Any comments and feedback can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Thanks to Bob Alden for all the hard work he put into the site!
David Irvine-Halliday receives the Rolex Award for Enterprise
David Irvine-Halliday, an active IEEE senior member and volunteer leader within IEEE Canada, recently became the third Canadian to receive a Rolex Award for Enterprise, and a US$100,000 cheque at a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan for his part in the development of a safe, cheap and reliable light system, which uses just a fraction of the normal power consumption. Dr. Irvine-Halliday and volunteers with the Light Up The World Foundation are supplying remote communities and developing nations with low-cost, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lighting systems. Dr. Irving-Halliday is an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Calgary. For more information please visit http://www.rolexawards.com/laureates/home.html, http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/unicomm/news/Oct_02/rolex/photos/index.htm and http://www.fp.ucalgary.ca/unicomm/news/Oct_02/lutw.htm. For information on Light up the World, see http://www.lutw.com.
2002 Student EMC Design Competition
Congratulation to Stella Filippatos and Frederic Dumas on winning the 2002 Student EMC Design Competition. More details at http://www.polymtl.ca/carrefour/cms/apercu.php?NoDocument=1320.
Vancouver & Toronto sections form Life Member Chapters
The Vancouver section of IEEE Canada formed the first section Life Member Chapter on October 11, 2002. The officers are N. George Davies (Chair) and Edward J. Frazer (Vice-Chair). The inaugural meeting was attended by twelve life members, the section chair and vice-chair, the Western Regional Council Chair and Ron Potts, the IEEE Canada Life Member Chapter Coordinator.
The Toronto section of IEEE Canada formed the second section Life Member Chapter on October 30, 2002. The officers are Bob Alden (Chair), Wallas Khella (Vice-Chair) and Ian Dutton (Secretary). The inaugural meeting was attended by 21 life members, the section chair and secretary, and Ron Potts, the IEEE Canada Life Member Chapter Coordinator.
CCECE 2003 Call for Papers
The 2003 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering provides a forum for the presentation of electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world. Papers are invited in English or French. Important Dates:
Paper abstracts must be received by : Friday November 29, 2002
For more information, please consult the web site http://www.congresbcu.com/ccece03/ang/general.htm.
IEEE membership offers new options for 2003
New options are now available to IEEE members when they renew their memberships for 2003. Members can join the new IEEE Neural Networks Society and subscribe to new journals like IEEE Power Electronic Letters and IEEE Security & Privacy magazine. In addition, IEEE members can subscribe to the IEEE Member Digital Library, which offers exclusive access to IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, or conference papers published today or in the last five years. IEEE members renewing online by 15 November 2002 will be eligible to win a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop computer. Find out about all of these new options more when you visit http://www.ieee.org/renewal.
IEEE journals score higher than ever in annual citation study
The IEEE publishes 21 of the top 25 journals in electrical and electronics engineering, according to recently released results from the annual Institute for Scientific Information Journal Citation Study (2001 edition), the highest score the IEEE has ever received. The ISI study ranks journals' impact by the number of times they are quoted or cited by other scientific publications in their initial year of publication. IEEE had nine of the top 10, 21 of the top 25, and 52 of the top 75 most influential journals in the field of electrical and electronics engineering, based on a selection of 199 journals in the category. The top IEEE journal in the category was IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Imaging, ranking second; it was also the most-cited journal in the biomedical engineering and imaging science & photographic technology categories.
SSCS members give society high marks
Ninety-five percent of IEEE Solid State Circuit Society (SSCS) members are satisfied with their membership, according to a recent membership satisfaction survey conducted by SSCS from November 2001 through March 2002. Ninety-five percent of respondents were either satisfied or highly satisfied with their membership. Ninety-eight percent respond they definitely or probably will renew. Ninety-six percent definitely or probably will recommend membership to a colleague. Read more results from the survey at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/newsletters/sscs/oct02/members.html.
Passed away October 21st, 2002 after a two year battle with cancer. He was 62 years old. Michel served on the IEEE Canada Executive Committee from 1995 to 1997 and was also Editor of the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1992 to 1998. He is survived by his wife, three children and two grandchildren.
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the September 2002 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings in Denver, CO:
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 members receive discounts to Comdex Fall 2002
IEEE Spectrum, in partnership with the COMDEX Fall trade show, will present the "Crystal Ball: Technology Infusions" educational sessions 19 and 20 November, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Editors from IEEE Spectrum will explore five IT-impacting technologies that are likely to make headlines in the next five years, based on their September cover feature, "They Might Be Giants." IEEE members are eligible for US$200 off the Business Technology Conference (featuring the "Crystal Ball" track), the Plus Pass (access to two conferences) and the Flex Pass (access to all COMDEX education offerings, excluding IT Professional Certifications). Enter priority code EEPT and coupon code 972 to receive this discount. For details and registration details, visit http://www.comdex.com/fall/about/index.php?s=register.
New IEEE Proceedings on Bioinformatics and Statistical Metadata
The conference proceedings for the 14th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management (SSDBM 2002), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, contain all of the material prepared for SSDBM 2002 and as such represents a valuable compendium of current database research and challenges in scientific and statistical database applications. The conference's two priority themes, bioinformatics and statistical metadata, are reflected in the proceedings, along with other papers addressing research issues in scientific databases. To purchase, visit http://shop.ieee.org/store/product.asp?prodno=PR1632.
Wiley and IEEE Computer society announce new partnership
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the IEEE Computer Society have announced they will develop and publish a co-branded imprint of books in the fields of computer science and engineering. Wiley will also distribute over 60 IEEE Computer Society Press backlist titles under the Wiley-IEEE Computer Society imprint, effective immediately. For more information, visit: http://www.computer.org/pr/Sept02/Wiley.htm.
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