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Canadian Conference offers student subsidy program for 2004
The 2004 Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) is offering conference registration funding to IEEE Student members residing in a number of IEEE Canadian Sections. Co-sponsored by the IEEE Canadian Foundation, CCECE will take place 2 to 5 May 2004 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. For eligibility requirements and details, visit http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/ccece04/st_fund.htm.
IEEE Educational Activities Board announces the 2003 award recipients
The IEEE EAB awards recognize and honor individuals, companies and IEEE Sections for major contributions to education in the areas of accreditation, continuing education, educational innovation, pre-college education, meritorious service to the IEEE EAB, professional development and related achievements that advance the practice of engineering and of engineering education that are germane to the mission of the EAB. Further information is provided on the web at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/arc/awards/index.htm.
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) has announced recipients of its 2003 EAB Awards. The official EAB Awards Reception and Presentation was held on 14 November 2003 during the IEEE Fall Meeting Series at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, in Seattle, Washington. One award was presented on 8 November 2003 at the IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference Awards Banquet at the Westin Hotel in Westminster, Boulder, Colorado.
Meritorious Achievement Award in Accreditation Activities
Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education
Major Educational Innovation Award
Employer Professional Development Award
Section Professional Development Award
Call for 2004 award nominations
The IEEE Educational Activities Board is accepting nominations for the 2004 IEEE EAB Awards. Award names and descriptions are provided on the web at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/arc/awards/descriptions.htm. Complete information and nomination forms are available on the IEEE EAB Awards web site at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/eab/arc/awards/callnominations.htm. The deadline for nominations is 30 April 2004.
The IEEE Virtual Museum continues to gain visitors and praise
Designed to teach the general public—and particularly the pre-university crowd—about IEEE technologies and their social and historical importance, the IEEE Virtual Museum (VM), which opened in 2002, continues to draw thousands of users monthly and to attract critical praise. The newest exhibit, Women & Technology, opened in June 2003 to rave reviews. The two most recent awards for the VM were to be named one of the “Best Sites for Kids” by the prestigious American Library Association and to make PC Magazine’s "Top 101" list. You can visit the IEEE Virtual Museum yourself at http://www.ieee.org/museum. Be sure to look for the next exhibit on technology and World War II, opening in December 2003.
Study finds IEEE information drives new patents
A study commissioned by IEEE has found that patents issued by the U.S. Patent
office are citing scientific literature, primarily IEEE, more than ever before.
Patents today are more heavily based on the fundamental source - scientific and
technical literature - a dramatic shift from just 20 years ago when patents
issued in information technology cited only previous patents. The study finds
that new technology is increasingly dependent upon papers published in IEEE
journals, and that the increase in referencing
Call for Papers - LESCOPE 2004
The 2004 Conference on Power Engineering is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada as part of the Large Engineering Systems Conference Series in the period July 28 to 31 July, 2004, to coincide with the Tall Ships Celebration in the period 30 July to 2 August, 2004. More information on Tall Ships can be found at http://www.portofhalifax.ca/main_eng.htm.
Papers and invited sessions are solicited related to the application, operating experience, field testing, theory, design, control and analysis, in all areas of power systems control, operation and planning, power plant instrumentation and control, and electrical equipment. Proposals for Panel and Tutorial Sessions are also invited. Submit a 500 1,000 word summary for review. Session organizers submit summaries of all papers. Paper length is five pages in double columns prepared in the format of IEEE Power Engineering Society with exception of the first page where the two inch blank space is not required. Final manuscripts of the accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
Please include a separate title page containing the following information:
Submission may be sent as an MS Word file attached to an e mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or a hard copy to the Technical Program Chairman. Please contact the LESCOPE-04 Secretariat to request further information.
Charles Concordia, perhaps the world's best-known power systems engineer, died in Venice, Christmas night, 25 December, 2003 after a short illness. He was 95 years old. He was married to the late Frances Butler for 53 years. Two nieces and four nephews survive him.
In the 1940s, he chaired AIEE's subcommittee on large scale computing devices and continued his consulting work after the war. In 1947, he chaired the first committee on computing devices which eventually became the IEEE Computer Society. Some of the numerous awards and honors he received include the Lamme Medal, the Steinmetz Award, the Philip Sporn Award culminating in the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1999 For outstanding contributions in the area of power systems dynamics which resulted in substantial improvements in planning, operation, and security of extended power systems. Dr. Concordia was a life member of IEEE, the American Association for The Advancement of Science and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was an honored member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
In 2003, IEEE initiated the Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award which recognizes major contributions to the development of high voltage power systems worldwide. Dr. Concordia was present when this award was presented to Paul deMello at the IEEE Power Engineering Society Conference held in Toronto this past summer (13-17 July 2003). Please see the IEEE Toronto Power Engineering Section's report on that conference for details on the presentation of the first Charles Concordia Power Systems Engineering Award.
(Source: The Albany Times Union - 30 Dec 2003 & IEEE Toronto)
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New book covers object-oriented modeling
A new book from Wiley-IEEE Press provides an introduction to modern object-oriented design principles and applications for the fast-growing area of modeling and simulation. "Principles of Object-Oriented Modeling and Simulation with Modelica 2.1" by Peter Fritzson covers multi-domain system modeling and design with applications that have components from several areas, and serves as a reference for the Modelica language as well as a comprehensive overview of application model libraries for a number of application domains. Fritzson is a lab leader at Linkopings universitet in Sweden. For more information, or to purchase, visit http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471471631.
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New dictionary addresses EE terms and acronyms
The newly released "Wiley Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dictionary" from Wiley-IEEE Press offers almost 900 pages of definitions for a vast array of electrical engineering terms and acronyms used in today's literature. This reference text is organized to present the desired information in the place it is first looked up. This invaluable resource may be ordered by visiting http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471402249.
New book approaches Signal Analysis
Wiley-IEEE Press has just released the new book "Signal Analysis: Time, Frequency, Scale, and Structure" by Ronald L. Allen and Duncan Mills. The authors provide a mathematical approach to problems in signal interpretation using time, frequency, and mixed-domain methods. It also covers Hilbert spaces, complex analysis, distributions, random signals, and analog Fourier transforms. For more information, visit http://www.wiley.com/remtitleinternational.cgi?isbn=0471234419.
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