IEEEIEEE Canada Newsletter / Bulletin de IEEE Canada alletin
Issue: October 2006 IEEE Canada News Central
News of Interest
was held in Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario on September 17, 2006. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections reviewed current activities and discussed strategic plans to enhance organization's performance.
The Fall Board Meeting was held in conjunction with the IEEE Canada TELUS Competition, IEEE Canada Executive Meeting, IEEE Canada Student Congress and IEEE Canada GOLD Congress. The meetings ran from Thursday September 14 to Sunday September 17.
Here're some pictures from the meetings, and more information will follow in the November issue.
Record Breaking International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2006) in Montreal
Report from the Chairmen professors Kamal Al-Haddad and Bogdan Wilamowski
What a memorable three very busy working days with a lot of things to learn during the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2006) Montreal conference. Very exciting, challenging and also rewarding to all conference attendees. This conference broken all records till now. Can you believe that more than 577 attendee were present at ISIE2006 conference? Can you believe that only 608 papers out of 810 submissions are included in the conference final program? Can you believe that more than 140 students participated in the event? And 37 students have become IEEE-IES new members. Thanks to the generosity of ISIE2006 who paid half of the registration fees. Rewarding initiative thanks to the efforts of Dr. Setta Bogosian and Mariusz Malinowski. A special banquet was organized for the students. 5 of them received scholarship and were invited to the conference banquet at the Delta Centre Ville hotel. Can you believe that 10 high tech industries were exhibiting during the conference three days giving to our meeting a real industrial flavor and interesting atmosphere? ETS and ABB Canada sponsored and 14 other organizations supported the conference. Can you believe that 360 papers were presented in 60 oral sessions and that 248 were scheduled for poster presentation? Can you believe that for the first time ISIE offered 12 free of harge tutorials with an average of 57 attendees per tutorial (minimum 12 and maximum 132 attendees limited by the availability of chairs)? Dr Rajashekara tutorial was the most wantedone according to our statistics. Many thanks to Dr Krishnan Ramu for his hard work and the excellent choice of successful tutorials. Three outstanding luncheon keynote speakers Dr Yves Beauchamp, ETS-CEO who presented the ETS which is the fourth biggest and most growing engineering school in Canada, Dr. Kaushik Rajashekara chief scientist from Rolls Royce USA, presented the Industrial electronics challenges for the automotive industry and Dr.Richard Zurawski CEO- ISA group USA, talked about integrative role of information technology. The general chairmen have received very impressive comments regarding the organization and the quality of papers and the atmosphere. We would like to share with you one of the attendee's comments. He wrote that he has never seen such a good conference in his 12 years career.
The General chairman are grateful to all authors coming from 47 countries, are thankful to all volunteers track chair, session chairs, local committee, reviewers and all committee members who helped us setting new standards and new records in terms of participation. An impressive number never reached by the IES conferences before. We were so proud to offer you the best of Montreal.
See you again.
Prof. Kamal Al-Haddad, IEEE-ISIE2006 General chair. Senior Canada research chair, Electric Energy conversion and power electronics, École de technologie supérieure. Montréal, Québec, Canada
Prof. Bogdan M. (Dan)
Wilamowski,IEEE-IES president, ISIE2006 cochair
Professor Kamal Al-Haddad and his team welcoming ISIE2006 delegates.
57 people were involved in the organization of the conference hosted by ETS
IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2008 kickoff meeting was held in conjunction with the Fall IEEE Board of Director's meeting.
CCECE 2008 will be held in Niagara Falls in May 2008.
Dr. Sridhar (Sri) Krishnan has been designated a General Chair of the conference.
The purpose of this article is to remind all IEEE members of the changes in the IEEE Fellow nomination process that have taken place over the past several years, mainly in the effort to generate more Fellow nominations from industry. Changes were initiated in 2003 - to the Fellow process - and to the appropriate IEEE By-Laws - to assure equal opportunity for election to IEEE Fellow grade of members with careers involving the application of technology. The changes actually took effect for the Fellow class of 2005. The IEEE Bylaws were amended to clarify the eligibility of Application engineers and Practitioners, and to establish the realization of the significant value to society standard for evaluating nominations. Fellow candidates are now classified as -Application Engineer / Practitioner, Research Engineer / Scientist, Technical Leader, or Educator.
Another important step in modernizing the Fellow nomination process is that the nomination forms and instructions are available on the IEEE Web site and that the nomination forms can now be submitted electronically. See the IEEE Web site at (www.ieee.org/fellow). Although electronic submittal of Fellow nominations is highly recommended, and is the preferred method of submittal, the forms and instructions are also available in hard copy (via E mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"). Nomination forms are able to be submitted in either "hard copy", or electronically via the WEB. The Class of 2007 Fellow nomination cycle ends March 1st, 2007.
All questions on the Fellow nomination process -or general Fellow questions should be referred to the IEEE Fellow staff -E mail "email@example.com".
IEEE Fellow grade membership is bestowed by the Board of Directors on IEEE Senior Members with an extraordinary record of accomplishment in any IEEE field of interest. The accomplishments honored shall have contributed significantly to the advancement of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society.
Source: IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Newsletter, September, vol. 55, no. 3, 2006
Forms and instructions for preparing nominations for IEEE Fellow grade membership are now available on the IEEE web site at <http://www.ieee.org/fellows>. Nominations may be prepared electronically or in hard copy form and must be submitted by March 1, 2007.
The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. These accomplishments shall have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society. To recognize the entire spectrum of engineering activity, candidates are classified as Application Engineer/Practitioner, Research Engineer/Scientist, Technical Leader, or Educator, and judged accordingly. At the time the nomination is submitted, the candidate must be a senior member who has completed five years of service in any grade of IEEE membership excluding affiliate membership. The nominee's dues must be current. Anyone may submit a nomination. However, all nominations must be supported by at least five, but no more than eight, references from active IEEE Fellow grade members familiar with the candidate's work. If the candidate is from Region 9, the IEEE Fellow Committee will accept references from senior members.
IEEE Toronto Section has just got a new chapter -Engineering in Medicine and Biology. The new chapter's official inaugural Wine & Cheese event was held on September 18, 2006. Speakers at the event were: Stephen Dibert, MEDEC, Dr. Anastasios Venetsanopoulos, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University, Dr. C. Ross Ethier, Director IBBME and Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Dr. Morris Milner, President and CEO, htx.ca - Health Technology Exchange. Event gathered more than 50 people.
Congratulations and best wishes to the new Chapter Chair - Benjamin Mak, and Chapter Vice Chairs: Dr. Brian Courtney, Dr. Kristina McConville, Charudutt Shah. If you're interested in the EMB chapter activities, please visit their web page at: http://toronto.ieee.ca/chapters/embs/
- IEEE Southern Alberta Section- September 27, 2006
- IEEE South Saskatchewan Section - October 27, 2006
Hosam El-Ocla Has received the M.Sc. degree in the Electrical Engineering Department of Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt in 1996. He joined the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan in 1997, and he has been awarded the Doctor of engineering degree in 2001 in the same University. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science of Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada since 2001. His research interests are on waves propagation, scattering in random media and Computer communications, networks, and protocols. He is a member of IEEE and IASTED.
Ted Obuchowicz received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering (with Distinction) in 1990 and a Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering in 1995 from Concordia University. During the course of his graduate studies, he was awarded an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) scholarship. In addition to his duties as VLSI/CAD Specialist, Ted also teaches courses on a part-time basis for the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. Mr. Obuchowicz has been a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) since 1991. He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
IEEE Ottawa 2006 Annual Newsletter has been published, http://ottawa.ieee.ca/news/annual06.html
Ballots for the 2006 IEEE Annual Election have been mailed to all eligible voting IEEE members. All ballots must be returned and received by the election vendor by 12 o'clock noon, Central Time U.S.A. (18:00 GMT) on 1 November 2006, in order to be counted. For information on any of this year's candidates or their positions, visit: <http://www.ieee.org/elections>. Videos of this year's IEEE president-elect candidates, Lewis Terman and John Vig, are now available online. One video features the candidates answering questions asked by members; the other is a recording of the annual President-Elect Candidates' Debate, hosted by the IEEE Philadelphia Section. Visit: <http://www.ieee.org/elections>. For additional information about the IEEE Annual Election, please contact: "MailTo:firstname.lastname@example.org".
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