IEEE Canada Newsletter / Bulletin de IEEE Canada
Issue: January 2004

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News of Interest

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

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

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

  • Dr. Patricia D. Daniels: " for excellence in, dedication to and promotion of the practices and ideals of engineering accreditation and service to IEEE and ABET accreditation bodies worldwide"
  • Professor Gerald L. Engel: " for fundamental and lasting contributions to computing sciences accreditation activities"

Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education

  • Dr. Daniel Berg: "for a lifetime of contributions to the education of working professionals through his leadership in the establishment and growth of innovative distance learning programs and through his distinguished teaching in such programs"
  • Professor John R. Bourne: "for work in creation of the Sloan Consortium, an organization dedicated to making education a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time"

Major Educational Innovation Award

  • Professor Rao R. Tummala: “for reforming Microsystems Packaging education by unparalleled, systematic and innovative approaches to courses, curricula, tracks, books, degrees and conferences while mentoring and catalyzing other centers of excellence around the world"

Employer Professional Development Award

  • Saudi Aramco: “for outstanding contributions to employee continuing education and professional development through effective integration of diverse technologies to meet the needs of rapid modernization of engineering technologies"

Section Professional Development Award

  • Argentina Section: “for remarkable contributions in continuous education activities, with sustained growth in number, variety and geographical coverage, for the benefit of the technical community
  • Houston Section: “for sustained, outstanding contributions in the development, implementation and delivery of a large number and variety of industrially oriented continuing education programs

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 Complete information and nomination forms are available on the IEEE EAB Awards web site at 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 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
from patented technology to IEEE publications is broad-based. Read the other findings, or view the full report at

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

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:

  • Tentative Title of Paper/Panel Session
  • List of 3 keywords.
  • Name of corresponding and presenting authors.
  • Mail and e mail addresses, phone and fax numbers.

Submission may be sent as an MS Word file attached to an e mail message to or a hard copy to the Technical Program Chairman. Please contact the LESCOPE-04 Secretariat to request further information.

Summary (1,000 words): January 30, 2004
Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2004
Camera Ready Originals and Registration Fee: April 15, 2004


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)

Upcoming Events


  • International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2004)

17-21 May 2004
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel,
Montréal, Québec
For more information, please visit

  • International Workshop on Quality of Service (IWQoS)

7 June 2004
Montréal, Québec
For more information, please visit

  • Northeast Workshop on Circuits and Systems (NEWCAS 2004)

20-23 June, 2004
Montréal, Québec
For more information, please visit

  • International Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control 50th Anniversary Joint Conference (UFFC 2004)

23-27 August 2004
Montréal, Québec
For more information, please visit


  • The interaction of theory and intuition in the development of FM

8 January 2004
Room BA 1180, Bahen Building,
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, please visit
An IEEE Toronto Communications Society presentation

  • Polymerization from the Surface of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes - Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties

16 January 2004
Room 1130, Bahen Building
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, please visit
An IEEE Toronto Electron Devices Society and Lasers and Electro-Optics Society presentation

  • International Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic (ISMVL 2004)

19-22 May 2004
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, please visit

  • Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2004)

25-28 May, 2004
Le Royal Meridien, King Edward,
Toronto, Ontario
For more information, please visit


  • NxtPhase and BC Hydro - Joint Technology Development

21 January 2004
Southpoint Room of BC Hydro Edmonds Auditorium,
6911 Southpoint Drive,
For more information please visit
An IEEE Power Engineering Chapter presentation

  • Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop (APC 2004)

26-28 April 2004
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2004)

23-26 May 2004
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
Vancouver, BC
For more information please visit

Rest of Canada

  • Security, Reliability and Trust in Mobile and Wireless Networks

21 January 2004
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Northern Canada Section Annual General Meeting

22 January 2004
Best Western Cedar Park Inn
For more information please visit Annual General Meeting

  • UNB Robotics Competition

6-8 February 2004
Fredericton, New Brunswick
For more information please visit

  • Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2-5 May 2004
Sheraton Fallsview
Niagara Falls, Ontario
For more information please visit

  • Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR 2004)

19-21 May 2004
Fredericton, New Brunswick
For more information, please visit

  • Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering

28-31 July 2004
The Delta Halifax Hotel
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
For more information please visit


  • Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

5-8 January 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information please visit

  • International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)

14-19 February 2004
San Francisco, California
For more information please visit

  • Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)

22-26 February 2004
Anaheim, California
For more information please visit

  • Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC 2004)

22-27 February 2004
Los Angeles, California
For more information please visit

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference

21-25 March 2004
Atlanta, Georgia
For more information please visit

  • IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)

30 March - 2 Apr 2004
Boston, Massachusetts
For more information please visit

  • Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)

24-28 October 2004
Salt Lake City, Utah
For more information please visit


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

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

  • Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN)

19-21 January 2004
Berlin, Germany
For more information please visit

  • International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology

9-11 February 2004
Korea's Phoenix Park
Republic of Korea
For more information please visit

  • International Conference on Computer Communication (INFOCOM 2004)

7-11 March 2004
Hong Kong
For more information please visit

  • Managing Next Generation Convergence Networks and Services

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

  • IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference (PESC)

20-26 June 2004
Aachen, Germany
For more information please visit

  • European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2004)

7-10 September 2004
Vienna, Austria
For more information please visit

Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:
Canadian Atlantic
Newfoundland and Labrador
New Brunswick
Northern Canada
Southern Alberta

For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at

IEEE Commercial Releases

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

New book offers latest on electrical insulation for rotating machines

A new book, "Electrical Insulation for Rotating Machines: Design, Evaluation, Aging, Testing, and Repair" by Greg Stone, Edward A. Boulter, Ian Culbert and Hussein Dhirani, is now available from Wiley-IEEE Press. The book includes details of over 30 different rotor and stator winding failure processes. In addition, the authors provide a historical background, as well as the latest information on new machines. For more information, or to purchase, visit

New book demystifies next generation SONET/SDH

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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

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

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