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

News of Interest
Senior Member Upgrades
Upcoming Events
IEEE Commercial Releases
Submission Information

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!

Let your vote be counted!

IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters: 1st issue in IEEE Xplore

The first issue of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, one of six new IEEE periodicals in 2002, is now available in electronic format through IEEE Xplore (TM) for subscribers to IEEE online periodical packages. Sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the publication is a forum for the rapid publication of new ideas and research results in the form of short contributions, which will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Twelve papers are included in the first issue, the table of contents for which can be found at

Weekly IEEE Periodicals mailing report available online

Need to know when an issue of an IEEE periodical mailed? Check the online version of the IEEE Periodicals Mailing Report. Updated weekly, the report is available in both PDF and Excel formats, and lists the full year's worth of shipping dates for all IEEE periodicals. To view the report, visit

IEEE Member Digital Library Information now available

A new Web site provides IEEE Members with information about the IEEE Member Digital Library, a subscription service available in January 2003. The IEEE Member Digital Library allows IEEE Members exclusive access to full-text papers published in IEEE periodicals and conference proceedings in the last five years. IEEE Members and others may now find out more about the subscription service and sign up to receive more information at

Opportunity to publish in IEEE Optical Communications

IEEE Optical Communications, a quarterly supplement in IEEE Communications Magazine, is seeking papers for its first issue, to be published in February 2003. Founding co-chairs, Stamatios Kartalopoulos and Chunming Qiao, will include columns on controversial issues, "hot" technologies, and emerging standards. Also planned are quality survey/tutorial style articles focusing on the timely topics related to the design, implementation and testing of optical networks, systems and components as well as their applications. Papers for the first issue should be submitted by 31 September 2002. Submissions received after that date will be considered for future issues. For more information see

Student Scholarship available from the IEEE Computer Society

The IEEE Computer Society is offering student members an opportunity to earn a US$500 award through the Lance Stafford Larson Student Scholarship fund. The Larson Scholarship is a best-paper contest that recognizes excellence in writing skill, technical knowledge, and overall presentation in a computer-related undergraduate student paper. The scholarship, created by IEEE Past President Robert Larson, is intended to encourage the development of communication skills of computer engineering students. The application deadline is 31 October 2002. For application information and additional details, please visit

New On-Line Computer Courses 

Beginning this month, the IEEE Computer Society's Distance Learning Campus is offering 30 new Web-based courses, with several more coming in September. Subjects include Java, Cisco, Project Management, CompTIA, HTML, Windows Network Security, Unix, and Visual C++. Access the course catalog and enrollment information at

Dr. Beaulieu elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada

Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada is considered Canada's most prestigious academic accolade to which scholars and scientists aspire. "These distinguished individuals have accomplished work of truly outstanding quality," said Howard Alper, President of the Royal Society of Canada. "They add enormous value to the extraordinary resource of talent and experience that constitutes the Society."

The citations for the awards describe Dr Beaulieu as "a scientific leader in the analysis and modeling of wireless communications systems. He has discovered ingenious mathematical solutions and models for a wide range of digital communications components and applications . International researchers have widely used his methods, models and results."

Congratulations Dr. Beaulieu!

Funding still available in the Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) International internship program

The Canadian Council for Human Resources in the Environment Industry(CCHREI), in partnership with Environment Canada and Human Resources Development Canada, is pleased to announce that the Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) International internship program still has funding left for Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland. The EYC is a successful internship program designed to bridge the gap between young post-graduate professionals (under the age of thirty) and their environmental employers.
The program provides a 40% wage subsidy with a maximum of $12 000 to employers who fill new positions with young professionals. Since its inception in 1997, the EYC has created almost 1400 internships working on national and international environmental projects. With the recent implementation of an online application process, it is now even easier for employers to apply. To apply for an EYC internship, download a faxable form, or to learn more about the program please visit their website at

Toronto STC Competition 2002-2003

The Society of Technical Communication's Toronto Chapter's Annual Writing Competition is now in progress. You can participate either as a contestant or as a volunteer. Please visit or for more information.

Win a free digital camera

In celebration of their 40-year partnership, the IEEE and MARSH Affinity Group Services are giving away a digital camera every month in 2002. Enter through the IEEE Financial Advantage Program at

Senior Member Upgrades

The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the August 2002 Admission and Advancement Panel meetings in Syracuse, NY:

  • Berend C. de Kat - Hamilton
  • Pedro Rebellon - Hamilton
  • Mehrdad Kazerani - Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Norbert H. Leupolt- Toronto

For more information on the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative (NSI) Program, please visit

Upcoming Events

  • European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2002)

3-6 September 2002
Toulouse, France
For more information please visit

  • International Telecommunications Symposium (ITS2002)

8-12 September 2002
Natal, Brazil
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Conference on Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks (MWCN2002)

9-11 September 2002
Radisson Arlandia
Stockholm, Sweden
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS2002)

15-18 September 2002
Dubrovnik, Croatia
For more information please visit

  • IT: Solutions to Compete and Win

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering is pleased to announce the hosting of a nationwide seminar series entitled IT: Solutions to Compete and Win. This nationwide seminar is organized by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in collaboration with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), The Canadian Construction Association (CCA), and Public Work and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)

The following five cities will be visited in September 2002:

  • September 16: Toronto
  • September 17: Ottawa
  • September 18: Montreal
  • September 19: St. John's
  • September 20: Moncton

Another five cities will be visited in the Spring of 2003 - Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Winnipeg.

For further information on this nationwide seminar, please contact Mr. Mahmoud Lardjane at CSCE National Office at 514-933-2634, ext. 26.

  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2002)

22-25 September 2002
Rochester, NY
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, COTS cluster computing

24-26 September 2002
Chicago, USA
For more information please visit

  • 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

  • IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2002)

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

  • IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2002)

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

  • IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Workshop for Automotive Electronics

10-11 October 2002
Arlington, VA
For more information please visit

  • International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations & Management

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

  • 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

13-16 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

IEEE Online Catalog & Store gets new look

The IEEE Online Catalog & Store has launched a series of site improvements including an improved search feature, look and feel, and news and featured links. Shop the definitive source for IEEE products at

IEEE Members entitled to 10% off online graduate course tuition

Enrollment is now open for fall 2002 at, where IEEE members are entitled to ten percent off regular tuition rates. In collaboration with IEEE, WebCampus.Stevens, the online unit of Stevens Institute of Technology, now gives students the chance to earn graduate certificates, enter masters degree programs, or take online professional short courses over the Internet. This fall, students can enroll in new e-learning, instructor-led programs in networking, security, and multimedia, plus enter continuing online programs in wireless communications, telecom, and technology management. To learn more, write to

MIT Offers 10% discount for online graduate courses

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Advanced Study Program (ASP) has become an IEEE Education Partner, offering 10% discounts to IEEE members for its graduate-level courses. Current online ASP courses include Systems Dynamics, a 24-month certificate program, and Economic Concepts for Engineers, a semester-long course. To find out more about MIT and other IEEE Education Partners, visit

Guide to Understanding Telecom & Lightwave systems now available

The third edition of the bestselling guide "Understanding Telecommunications and Lightwave Systems" is now being offered by Wiley-IEEE Press. This entry-level guide to the basics of telecommunications and digital technology presents a non-technical treatment of how voice, video, and multimedia can simultaneously travel over today's evolving telecommunications systems.

View a complete list of Wiley-IEEE Press titles by technical category at:

IEEE members receive a 15% discount on Wiley-IEEE Press titles

New Title in Power Systems available for purchase online

"Power Systems Economics: Designing Markets for Electricity," a new book from IEEE Press and John Wiley and Sons, is now available through the IEEE Online Catalog & Store. Featured topics include how marginal-cost prices cover fixed costs and fundamentals of auction design and signs.

Network Operations Symposium Proceedings now available

The proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2002), held in April in Florence, Italy, are now available from the IEEE Online Catalog & Store. Topics include policy based network and security management, telecom management, quality of service in IP Networks, mobility management in next generation wireless, and much more.

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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