|IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada|
|Issue: October 2002|
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:
To read more about the debate and the candidates, visit http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/INST/sep02/fdebate.html.
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 http://www.ieee.org/renewal. 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 http://www.ieee.org/membervalue.
IEEE Members benefit from recruiting new members
The annual IEEE Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) and Student-Get-A-Student (SGS)
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 http://computer.org/csidc/.
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:
Please check the awards pages starting at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/arc/awards/ for full descriptions of the awards plus honorarium details, if applicable. For more information contact Rae Toscano by e-mail, email@example.com.
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 http://www.ieee.org/products/onlinepubs/0902_05.html.
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 http://standards.ieee.org/announcements/bogcall02.html.
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 http://www.ieee.org/organizations/society/power/.
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 http://www.comsoc.org/optical/.
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 http://computer.org/computer/sp/toc.htm.
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
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 http://shop.ieee.org. To access IEEE documents using your personal subscriptions or through IEEE Article Purchase Online, visit http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore.
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 http://www.ieee.org/products/onlinepubs/0802_03.html.
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 http://www.ieee.org/EduPartners, look under corporate partners. For further information on this program, contact Sasha Eydlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: http://sscs.org/pubs.htm.
You can send any submissions by email to the editor:
Please ensure you send in your submission by the 20th of the month
|IEEE Canada Newsletter - October 2002||Nouvelles de IEEE Canada - octobre 2002|
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