IEEE Canada Newsletter / Nouvelles de IEEE Canada
Issue: July 2003

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News of Interest

IEEE Canada newsletter survey

Thank you all for responding to the survey in the April issue of the newsletter. I have gone through your e-mails, and have tallied the results.

The majority of you (74%) prefer the text eNews bulletins, while 21% prefer HTML. The rest (5%) had no preference either way. For now, the bulletin will remain text only. I will request the mailing list admin look into whether we can configure the mailing list software to allow members to set a preference when subscribing, so that we can have a text & HTML bulletin.

I have also summarized your comments on the format and content of the newsletter, and distributed it among the members to the Publications Committee. Look forward to seeing some of your changes implemented in  the newsletter and other IEEE Canada publications!

IEEE Canada Student Branch Web Site Contest

The IEEE Canada Student Activities Committee is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2003 IEEE Region 7 (IEEE Canada) Student Branch Web Site Contest:

The first place web site has been entered into the international competition. It may receive a cash prize of $1,000, $750, $500 or $250, depending of the ranking obtained at the international competition, and the amounts are in US dollars! You can find more details on this contest at

The winners of the Region 7 Student Branch Web Site Contest will receive a letter of congratulations and a certificate from IEEE Canada.

Thanks to all the volunteers who took part in the judging process, as well as the participating Student Branches who made a wonderful job of promoting their activities and the IEEE.

Bhargava Withdraws From President-Elect Race

Vijay K. Bhargava of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, withdrew on 7 May from the 2004 President-Elect race to devote more time to his new responsibilities at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Beginning on 1 July, Bhargave takes over as head of the university's electrical and computer engineering department. According to Bhargava, the department is poised to double in size over the next five years.

At the time of his nomination by the IEEE Board of Directors last November, Bhargava was with the University of Victoria, also in British Columbia, and had no administrative responsibilities.

This withdrawal leaves two candidates vying to become the 2004 IEEE President-Elect: W. Cleon Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Michael Lightner of Boulder, Colo., both of the United States.

Life Member news

IEEE Canada now has five Life Member Chapters formed, the newest being Hamilton, which had its inaugural meeting on May 28th. Bert de Kat is the Chair for this Chapter. At the recent CCECE conference in Montreal , a Life member information desk was manned with assistance from Art Yelon, who with Renato Bosisio, will begin to organize a Montreal Section Life member Chapter.

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Holonyak receives 2003 IEEE Medal of Honor

Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr., from the University of Illinois (Urbana) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been named the recipient of the 2003 IEEE Medal of Honor for a career of pioneering contributions to semiconductors. Perhaps best known as the inventor of the LED, Holonyak joined the IEEE as a student and has received many credits throughout his career, including the rank of IEEE Fellow. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest IEEE award, dating back to 1917. It is presented at the IEEE honors ceremony, held annually in June. Holonyak shares this achievement with past award winners, including Andrew Grove and Jack Kilby. To read more about Holonyak and his accomplishments, visit

IEEE EDS calls for Committee nominations

The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) is looking for candidates for election to its Administrative Committee (AdCom), the society's governing body. The IEEE-EDS AdCom has 22 members and meets twice annually. There are seven seats open for this year's election. The deadline for submission of nominations is 15 October 2003. Read more and make a nomination at

Milestones of Solid-State Circuits featured in new virtual museum

The IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society has launched the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) Virtual Museum, showcasing prominent papers in the field published over the last 50 years. Included in the online museum are the first phased-lock loop IC, the first converters that calibrate themselves, the first bipolar ECL logic and the first TTL logic circuits, and many other firsts, as well as links to original articles available through IEEE Xplore. Visit the ISSCC Virtual Museum at

IEEE Financial Advantage Program offers solutions for business needs

The IEEE Financial Advantage Program (FAP) offers several discounted business services to IEEE members, including discounted office supplies, overnight express delivery and the Computer Hardware & Software Purchasing Program. These services are offered to IEEE members at specially discounted rates. The computer purchasing program is only offered in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more details concerning these programs, go to

Upcoming Events


  • International Workshop on System-on-Chip for Real-time Applications

30 June -2 July 2003
Calgary, Alberta
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics

21-24 August 2003
Banff, Alberta
For more information please visit

  • Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN 2003)

19-22 October 2003
Banff, Alberta
For more information please visit


  • Agile All-Photonic Networks

8 July 2003
CRIM Montréal
550, ave. Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, Quebec
Please RSVP to Peter Noutsios at
For more information please visit
An IEEE Montréal Laser & Electro-Optics Society presentation

  • Strategy For Applying A Digital SF6 Monitoring Device To High Voltage Circuit Breakers

10 July 2003
HEC Montréal
3000, ch. Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Quebec
Please RSVP to Vijay Sood at or to Mehdi Lebiad at
For more information please visit
An IEEE Montréal Power Engineering Society presentation


  • Web Service Offerings Language (WSOL): Characteristics, Applications, and Tools

10 July 2003
Minto Centre, Board Room 2014 MC
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada
For more information please visit

  • What it takes to be an Innovator

28 July 2003
Main Auditorium, Communication Research Center
3701 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Canada
Please RSVP to John Grefford at 613-839-1108 or
For more information please visit 
An IEEE Ottawa EMS presentation

  • Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference

18-22 August 2003
Château Laurier Hotel
Ottawa, Canada
For more information please visit

  • International Safety Conference (ISSC21)

4-8 October 2003
Ottawa, Canada
For more information please visit

  • Canadian Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2003

16-17 October 2003
Lord Elgin Hotel,
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit
This event is brought to you by the American Society for Quality (ASQ Reliability Division, Region 4), the Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE-Ottawa), IEEE Reliability Society (International, and the Ottawa Chapter)


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

13-17 July 2003
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • Power Generation: Gas Turbines, Co-Generation and Combined Cycle Plants

22-24 September 2003
EPIC Learning Centre
Mississauga, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • Operating and Maintaining Electrical Equipment

25-26 September 2003
EPIC Learning Centre
Mississauga, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Toronto Centennial Workshop on Wireless Communications

3-5 October 2003
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information please visit


  • IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME)

6-9 July 2003
Baltimore, Maryland
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference (RAWCON)

10-13 August 2003
Boston, Massachusetts
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP 2003)

29 September - 1 October 2003
St. Louis, Missouri
For more information please visit

  • IEEE VTC Symposium on IP Mobility

6-9 October 2003
Orlando, Florida
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Engineering Management Conference (IEMC -2003)

2-4 November 2003
Albany, New York
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD)

9-13 November 2003
San Jose, California
For more information please visit

  • Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

5-8 January 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information please visit


  • International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED)

25-27 August 2003
Seoul, Korea
For more information please visit

  • International Conference on Methods & Models in Automation & Robotics (MMAR 2003)

25-28 August 2003
Miedzyzdroje, Poland
For more information please visit

  • IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS)

7-10 September 2003
Belfast, Northern Ireland
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2003)

14-17 September 2003
Barcelona, Spain
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Workshop on Neural Networks for Signal Processing (NNSP 2003)

17-19 September 2003
Toulouse, France
For more information please visit

  • International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2004)

8-11 January 2004
Harbin, China
For more information please visit

  • Managing Next Generation Convergence Networks and Services

19-23 April 2004
Seoul, Korea
For more information please visit

IEEE Montreal maintains a page of upcoming events at

IEEE Ottawa 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

New standards title examines EMC principles

The IEEE Standards Information Network and Elliott Laboratories are offering a new educational tool, the CD-ROM "Electromagnetic Compatibility Tutorial," for those looking to expand their knowledge of real-world EMC principles affecting everything from product design to regulatory compliance. Find out more at

New book offers insight into IC Design

Contemporary research from experts in the field of state-of-the-art integrated circuit (IC) design is compiled in a new book from Wiley-IEEE Press. Editor Raminderpal Singh says the specialized coverage in his "Signal Integrity Effects in Custom IC and ASIC Designs" provides understanding on overcoming serious problems in new, more complicated IC designs. Find out more at

Revised text offers guide to understanding Calculus

Wiley-IEEE Press has released "Understanding Calculus: A User's Guide, Second Edition" by Dr. H.S. Bear. Dr. Bear is a prolific author with several pre-calculus texts and numerous research articles to his credit. This new edition of "Understanding Calculus" is intended to serve the needs of every mathematics and engineering student, or provide an easy-to-use refresher text for engineers. Read more, or purchase at

Practical resource for RF System Design pros now available

A new Wiley-IEEE Press book by William F. Egan entitled "Practical Radio-Frequency System Design" offers solutions to a variety of complex, real-world problems that system engineers are likely to encounter in today's communications industry. This title explores radio frequency components and circuits, which form the backbone of today's mobile and satellite communications networks. For more information, go to

Book offers insights on trends in power systems operation & control

A book now being offered by Wiley-IEEE Press provides an essential overview of post-deregulation market operations in electrical power systems. "Market Operations in Electric Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling, and Risk Management" is written for both technical and non-technical professionals involved in power engineering, finance, and marketing. The book uses real-world case studies to offer a comprehensive review of electricity restructuring and how its radical effects will shape the market. For more information or to purchase visit

Submission Information

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