IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: October 2002

News of Interest
Upcoming Events
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News of Interest

2002 IEEE Annual Election are underway!

The election ballots are beginning to be sent to all IEEE voting members. 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 2002.
  • Take advantage of your right to vote!

To read more about the debate and the candidates, visit

Let your vote be counted!

IEEE Members to receive renewal packages

Current IEEE members will begin receiving their 2003 renewal information in September and will be able to renew their memberships online beginning 1 October at IEEE offers its members a large list of benefits that range from career resources, local and regional activities and financial programs to insurance, education and training tools and what the IEEE is known for - access to a world of information through IEEE Xplore (TM). See just how valuable IEEE membership is at

IEEE Members benefit from recruiting new members

The annual IEEE Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) and Student-Get-A-Student (SGS)
recruitment campaigns are underway. Beginning 1 September 2002 and running through the 2003 IEEE dues year, the IEEE will conduct the MGM and SGS campaigns to encourage members to recruit their colleagues to become IEEE members. Recruitment incentives include credit vouchers valid toward IEEE dues, IEEE Society fees or IEEE products and services and a chance to win one year of free IEEE membership. These campaigns enable current IEEE members to contribute to the growth of the IEEE community of technical innovators. To learn more, visit

IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition

The IEEE Computer Society invites teams of undergraduate students from around the world to join the fourth annual IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition. Students work first at their home institutions and then, if they're chosen to be among the top ten finalists, in live finals in Washington, DC, for a top prize of $15,000.

Teams must design, build, test, and document a working system based on a PC, laptop, or handheld computing device to solve a real-world problem. After six months of intense work, participants then must submit reports documenting the design and implementation of their prototype.

Undergraduates will compete with their peers to build a unique computer-driven device based on the theme, "Added Value: Turning a Computer into a System." The best working prototype will win the top prize, which includes financial aid to the school and cash to the students. All of the top ten finalist teams receive cash awards.

The deadline for applying to CSIDC 2003 is 1 November 2002. From then, students have until 28 April 2003 to submit their project reports. The ten best projects are selected by 21 May. As part of the World Finals event, held 29 June, teams receive a trip to the Washington, DC area.

Past CSIDC prize-winning devices included a building surveillance system from Politehnica University of Bucharest, an eye-motion monitor from Poznan University of Technology, and a heart care unit from McMaster University.

Primary financial support for CSIDC 2003 is provided by Microsoft Corporation. Additional financial support is provided by ABB and the IEEE Foundation." For more information about the IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition or to apply online, see

IEEE EAB Section Professional Development Award Debuts

The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) has inaugurated a new award exclusively for Sections and GOLD Affinity Groups. The IEEE EAB Section Professional Development Award was designated to recognize the major contributions that Sections make to their members in the areas of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development.

It joins the IEEE EAB Employer Professional Development Award in honoring an organization or institution, rather than an individual. 2003 EAB Awards nominations packages are being developed now for the new and following awards:

  • IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities
  • IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education
  • IEEE EAB Major Educational Innovation Award
  • IEEE EAB Pre-College Educator Award
  • IEEE EAB Meritorious Service Citation
  • IEEE EAB Employer Professional Development Award

Please check the awards pages starting at for full descriptions of the awards plus honorarium details, if applicable. For more information contact Rae Toscano by e-mail,

70,000 historic documents coming to IEEE Xplore in 2003

In January 2003, IEEE will add select content from 1952 to 1987 to the IEEE Xplore (TM) online delivery platform. Currently, IEEE periodicals and conference proceedings published after 1988 are available through IEEE Xplore. Twelve IEEE societies have provided legacy content to be loaded into IEEE Xplore, contributing approximately 70,000 documents to the 795,000 currently available. For more information, and a list of titles to be included, visit

Call for Candidates for IEEE-SA Board of Governors

The IEEE Standards Association Nominations and Appointments Committee is calling for candidates for the positions of IEEE-SA President-elect and members-at-large for the IEEE-SA Board of Governors (IEEE-SA BOG) to serve in the year 2004. In November of this year, the Nominations and Appointments Committee shall decide the candidates who will run in the corporate election to be held in 2003. The winners of the election will then serve their term beginning in 2004. For more information, visit

New IEEE Magazine to offer comprehensive power & energy coverage

The IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) is seeking professional articles for its new publication, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine. The bimonthly magazine makes its print and online debut in 2003. The magazine will offer news and information for electrical engineers and power industry professionals. It will include technical and non-technical topics, such as advanced concepts, technologies, and practices associated with electric power, plus business, environmental and social issues. Keeping readers updated on technology, trends and organizational matters will be top priority. Check submission guidelines at

IEEE Comsoc adds optical quarterly to IEEE Communications Magazine

IEEE Optical Communications will debut as a quarterly supplement in IEEE Communications Magazine in February 2003, the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) has announced. The supplement will cover emerging technologies and standards, as well as features on design, implementation and testing of optical networks, systems and components. For more information, visit

Security supplement to become IEEE Magazine in 2003

IEEE Security & Privacy magazine will begin publication in 2003. A special Security & Privacy supplement was published earlier this year by Computer magazine. The contents of this supplemental issue can be read for free on the Web at

Upcoming Events

  • IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)

29 September - 3 October 2002
Montreal, Canada
For more information please visit

  • Accelerated Stress Testing Workshop 2002

2-4 October 2002
Hotel Wyndham Montreal
Montreal, Quebec
For more information please visit

  • Superjunction Power MOSFET Device Research

3 October 2002
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit
An IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecture.

  • IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2002)

3-6 October 2002
Montreal, Quebec
For more information please visit

  • Unusual Clock Recovery Architecture

4 October 2002
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit
An IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Distinguished Lecture.

  • IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2002)

7-10 October 2002
Anaheim, California
For more information please visit

  • Life Member Chapter Inaugural Meeting

9 October 2002
Burnaby, BC
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Workshop for Automotive Electronics

12-13 October 2002
Arlington, VA
For more information please visit

  • Thermal Imaging

15 October 2002
Richmond, British Columbia
For more information please visit
An IEEE Vancouver Aerospace, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Chapter Presentation

  • Wireless Industry Congress (WIC 2002)

15-16 October 2002
Ottawa Congress Center
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • OCRI Conference on Linkages in Manufacturing

16 October 2002
Ottawa Congress Center
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • Human and Global Aspects of Knowledge Management

17 October 2002
33 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations & Management

21-23 October 2002
Montreal, Quebec
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Ottawa Annual General Meeting

23 October 2002
Museum of Nature
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • Power Supply Design Seminar

24 October 2002
Coquitlam, British Columbia
For more information please visit
An IEEE Vancouver Power Electronics Chapter Presentation

  • IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control

27-30 October 2002
Vancouver, British Columbia
For more information please visit

  • International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC2002)

27-30 October 2002
Honolulu, Hawaii
For more information please visit

  • Ottawa Electricity Deregulation Symposium and Tutorial (EDST2002)

1 November 2002
Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe Theater
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Virtual Environments and their Applications (HAVE2002)

17-18 November 2002
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • CCECE 2003: Canadian Conference in Electrical and Computer Engineering

4-7 May 2003
Montreal, Quebec
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Power Engineering Society's International General Meeting & Technical Conference

13-18 July 2003
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit

IEEE Montreal maintains a page of upcoming events at

IEEE Toronto maintains a page of upcoming events at

IEEE Vancouver maintains a page of upcoming events at

For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at

IEEE Commercial Releases

Single-article purchase now available through IEEE Xplore

Individual IEEE technical articles may now be purchased online through a new enhancement to IEEE Xplore (TM). IEEE Article Purchase Online offers researchers pay-per-view access articles from IEEE conferences or journals to which they do not currently subscribe. One-time access to articles may be purchased through IEEE Article Purchase Online using a credit card for US$35 (US$13 for IEEE members). The service does not include IEEE Standards, which can be purchased through the IEEE Online Catalog & Store at To access IEEE documents using your personal subscriptions or through IEEE Article Purchase Online, visit

ITeL: IEEE collects circuits, computing, communications and SP Titles

The IEEE Board of Directors has announced the creation of the IEEE Information Technology Library (IEEE ITeL) for 2003. The IEEE ITeL online subscription collection will include over 500 conference proceedings and selected periodicals in the areas of computing, communications, signal processing and circuits & systems. Content in IEEE ITeL will be available in full-text PDF format, and include all associated abstract records. Users will have the ability to search and browse articles from 1993 forward. For more information, visit

Canadian company, Omniz Global Knowledge Corporation, joins the IEEE Education Partners Program

Available at a 10% discount to IEEE members are six technical courses, referred to as multimedia books, which are presented in a combination of CDROM and print. All six courses were developed by IEEE members Drs Michel Nakhla and Ram Achar, who are faculty in Electrical Engineering at Carleton University.

The current course list centers on signal integrity, with difficulty levels ranging from introductory to highly technical. The multimedia books cover such topics as macromodeling, principles of SPICE based simulation, transient analysis, and Krylov-Subspace Techniques. Each comes with exams to measure learning. The exams are graded and solutions are provided. The CD ROM format allows students to proceed at their own pace.

IEEE Fellow, Professor Nakhla, is one of the leading researchers in the world in the area of high-speed interconnect analysis. IEEE member Dr. Achar has received awards on his work on high-speed circuit and interconnect analysis, including the highly regarded Natural Science & Engineering Research Council doctoral award. They have both been published widely.

To receive the member discount and to read the course syllabi, go to, look under corporate partners. For further information on this program, contact Sasha Eydlin,

SSCS Conference Digital Library Available

Beginning January 2003, members of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society can subscribe to online access of all the digests of the three premier SSCS Conferences: the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 1955 to the present, the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) from 1988 to the present, and the Symposium on VLSI Circuits from 1990 to the present. Read more at:

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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