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Issue: April 2007                                                           IEEE Canada News Central


News of Interest

Ø      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
-     Renew Your Membership for 2007
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
-     IEEE Canada Educational Webinars
-     Developing Leadership Skills - First IEEE Canada Educational Webinar


Ø      Conferences

-     The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07
-     2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference
-     41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada


Ø      Awards & Recognition

o       Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Awards

-     Wallace Stanley Read awarded EIC The Sir John Kennedy Medal
-     Ljiljana Trajkovic awarded EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal

o       2007 Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada

-     Dottore Bruno N. Di Stefano
-     Henrietta Galiani
-     John Grefford
-     William A. Gruver
-     Géza Joos
-     Graham A Jullien
-     Mohamed S. Kamel
-     Don Orest Koval
-     C. Andre T. Salama
-     Tarlochan S. Sidhu

o       Senior Member Upgrades

-     February 2007 IEEE A&A Panel meeting

o       Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue

-     Slawomir Koziel
-     Charles X. Ling
-     Raman Kashyap
-     Kristiina McConville


Ø      People in the News

-     Nick Keenan


Ø      IEEE News

-     IEEE Sections Congress
-     Updated IEEE Identity Standards Document Available
-     Award Nominations - RAB and EAB
-     Nominations Sought For Student Fellowship Program
-     First Quantum Computer Goes Live In British Columbia, Canada
-     Canada's Struggle To Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions: "IEEE Spectrum Reports"
-     Special Offer for Canadian Employers. Post Your Open Position on the IEEE Job Site Free of Charge*!
-     Employers - Post Your Summer Internship Jobs on the IEEE Job Site at No Charge!
-     How to Break Into a New Career
-     Certifications: One Size Does Not Fit All


Ø      Non-IEEE News

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News of Interest

Ø     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting

IEEE Canada Spring Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC, on April 20 - 22, 2007. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections will review current activities and discuss strategic plans to enhance organization's performance. IEEE Canada Board meeting will be held in conjunction with CCECE07 20th Anniversary Conference.


Renew Your Membership for 2007

There's still time to renew your 2007 membership if you haven't already done so. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. Use your IEEE Web Account and password to renew online at


Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

IEEE realizes that economic circumstances may impact some members' ability to pay the full amount of IEEE membership dues. For this reason, the following special circumstance categories have been established. Special circumstances are not available to Student members. Only one category may be claimed in any year.

·         Minimum Income Provision

·         Retired Provision

·         Unemployed Provision

·         Permanently Disabled

IEEE Canada Educational Webinars

The IEEE Canada Education Committee is undertaking a new initiative to provide members with a number of educational programs and activities in 2007. The objective is to provide members with a number of training modules in different technical areas as well as in soft skills that are required by most members. The registration for these training courses is free except for the cost of making a long distance telephone call.

This is the first training module of the series. The training is being delivered to all members through a web based application software (Webinar) that we are trying for the first time. The IEEE Canada Education activity chair invites you to join the first Webinar on "Leadership skills" (please announcement below).

To join the Webinar you will need a personal computer and a phone. The personal computer will be used to follow the presentation broadcast. You will use the phone to listen to the presenter's voice.

Please note this Webinar requires you to dial a long distance number, as such the only cost you will incur for this seminar is related to your regular long distance charge.

Dr. Saman Adham

IEEE Canada Education Activity Chair, 2007

Saman @

"Developing Leadership Skills" - First IEEE Canada Educational Webinar

by Celia Desmond — April 10, 2007, 4:00 to 6:00 PM   Eastern (Day Light Saving Time Zone) 

Leadership is highly respected in business and in the world in general. Change and innovation are accomplished because leaders conceive of new ideas, and guide people along the way to accomplishments. Many people aspire to be leaders. Many people believe that leadership comes with a title. In fact, this is not the case. People are awarded positions and titles of leadership because they have shown leadership skills in past activities. Thus, many people are actually leaders, even without the title. This talk discussions what leadership is, the differences between leadership and management, and how people can successfully work towards positions of leadership.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:


Celia Desmond is President of World Class – Telecommunications, which provides training in management skills in business and telecommunications engineering environments. She was instrumental in creating a Masters Program and a Certificate Program at University of Toronto.  She has lectured internationally on programs for success in today’s changing environment. At Stentor Resource Centre Inc. she was instrumental in establishing the Stentor culture and processes, and in obtaining buy-in from the employees to adopt and grow the new organization. She developed and implemented processes for service/product development and for project governance. As Director - Industry Liaison, she was the external technical linkage to the Stentor owner companies, their customers, and the international technical community In various positions at Bell Canada, Celia provided strategic direction to corporate planners, ran technology and service trials, standardized equipment, and issued guidelines for the member companies. In Celia's previous line positions, her groups provided technical and project management support to large business clients. She is author of Project Management for Telecommunications Managers, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer).


Celia is the 2007 Director and Secretary of IEEE ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and she was 2006 IEEE Vice President – Technical Activities. She is also Vice President Membership for IEEE Engineering Management Society. She was 2002-2003 President of IEEE Communications Society. In 2000-2001 Celia was President of IEEE Canada, and she served her second term on the Board of Directors of IEEE as Region 7 Director. She was 1997-1998 Division III Director. She has twice served in the IEEE Audit Committee, including serving as Chair, and actively participated in numerous other TAB, RAB, IEEE and Society committees. She was 2004 Chair of the IEEE Transnational Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the IEEE Canada Foundation where she is the Donations Chair. Celia was awarded the Donald J. McLellan Award for meritorious service to IEEE Communications Society, the Engineering Institute of Canada John B. Sterling Medal in May 2000, and the IEEE Millennium award. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Celia holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, a  B.Sc. in Mathematics & Psychology from Queens University, an Ontario Teaching Certificate and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Celia has taught kindergarten, high school, and at three universities, Ryerson School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology, and University of Toronto.



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Ø     Conferences


The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 22-25, 2007

The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Vancouver from 22-25 April 2007. Well over 400 contributions will be presented in 96 sessions over three days. In addition to the usual strong representation of areas such as Communications, Computers, Power, Signal processing and VLSI, there are sessions on Biomedical Engineering, Nano and Micro Systems and Software Engineering. Three special luncheon speakers are Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of TELUS, the 2007 IEEE Canada McNaughton Gold Medal winner and a high profile speaker from BC Hydro (TBD). The IEEE Canada will hold their Award Gala at the Conference Banquet on 23 April 2007. Further details of the program may be found on the conference website located at:

2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference

May 6 - May 11, 2007
Edmonton, Alberta

The IEEE Industry Applications Society Industrial & Commercial Power Systems Conference has maintained a long standing tradition of a valuable place for electrical engineers to present papers and meet with one another to discuss electrical power system work. In 2007, the conference is expanding to include more tutorials, vendor displays, and a larger audience. Timing is perfect for the venue to be in Edmonton because of the rapid growth and increased demand for power in the region. Engineers can take advantage of the expertise given at the venue, and relate that to relevant work experience. Participants will be sharing experiences with engineers, electricians, scientists, safety professionals, and others all interested in advancing electrical power systems.

Edmonton provides a unique venue for the event, such that it is one the strongest growing and developing epicenters in North America for Industry. As such, it gives attendees a first-hand experience at the intricacies of the market and the specific requirements for expanding into the region.

Further details of the program may be found on the conference website located at

41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

October 8-11, 2007
Ottawa, Ontario

This international conference is directed towards the research, development, and user aspects of electronic security technology, including principles of operation, applications, and user experiences. It is a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information regarding new and existing technology, as well as the impact of security-related technology on society. Participation in the Carnahan Conference also provides a basis for long-range support and assistance to authorities and agencies in the use of technology for security, safety, law enforcement, and emergency response purposes.





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Ø     Awards & Recognition


o       Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) Awards


Wallace Stanley Read awarded EIC The Sir John Kennedy Medal

Nominated by IEEE Canada

In senior management positions of Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro and President of both Lower Churchill Development Corporation and Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corporation, Wally Read spearheaded the major power development in Labrador and Newfoundland. Through his efforts, he brought the extent of provincial electrification from 50% up to close to 100%. In so doing, Wally Read changed the face of Newfoundland and Labrador by promoting hydro-electric development and establishing appropriate operational methodologies for electric power utilities. Today, thanks to his leadership skills and engineering ability, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro proudly stands as the fourth largest electric utility in Canada in terms of generating capacity. To read a complete citation go to:

Established in 1927 and awarded every other year to commemorate the great service rendered to engineering by Sir John Kennedy, a Past President of the EIC this medal is the most distinguished award of the institute. It is awarded in recognition of outstanding service to the profession or for noteworthy contributions to the science of engineering or to the benefit of the Institute.


Ljiljana Trajkovic awarded EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal

Nominated by IEEE Canada

Ljiljana Trajkovic is a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. Her research deals with high-performance packet networks and projects range from measurements, characterization, and modeling of traffic in high-speed networks, to simulation of call admission and congestion control algorithms, and the application of intelligent control to communication systems. In the area of non-linear systems, Ljiljana works on developing theory and algorithms for finding dc operating points, steady-state, and transient responses of electronic circuits. In particular, she investigates the application of homotopy methods to solving non-linear equations that describe power electronic and switching circuits. The implementation of homotopy methods has led to the development of better circuit simulation tools and a better understanding of the behaviour of transistor circuits. To read a complete citation go to:



o       2007 Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)


The Engineering Institute of Canada elects annually a select number of engineers to the grade of Fellow for their exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada.

Congratulations to the 2007 Fellows nominated by IEEE Canada:

Dottore Bruno N. Di Stefano, President, Nuptek Systems Ltd.


Henrietta Galiani, Professor & Chair, Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

John Grefford, Principal Engineer, CRO Engineering


William A. Gruver, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University


Géza Joos, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, McGill University


Graham A Jullien, iCORE Research Chair, University of Calgary


Mohamed S. Kamel, Canada Research Chair, Director, PAMI Lab, University of Waterloo


Don Orest Koval, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Alberta


C. Andre T. Salama, Professor Emeritus, J Ham Chair in Microelectronics, University of Toronto


Tarlochan S. Sidhu, Professor & Chair, Electrical Engineering, University of Western Ontario




o       Senior Member Upgrades

The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the February 2007 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting



First Name

Last Name

Hamilton Section



Kingston Section



London Section



Montreal Section



Montreal Section



Newfoundland-Labrador Section



Ottawa Section



Southern Alberta Section



Southern Alberta Section



Toronto Section



Toronto Section



Toronto Section





o       Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue


Slawomir Koziel

Hamilton Section


Slawomir is a Research Associate in Simulation Optimization Systems Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University.

He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (with honors) degrees in electronic engineering from the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He also received M.Sc. in theoretical physics and in mathematics from University of Gdansk, Poland, in 2000 and 2002, respectively, as well as PhD in mathematics (with honors) also from University of Gdansk, in 2003.

He was granted Fulbright Scholarship for the academic year 2003/2004 and, during this period, he was doing research in Analog and Mixed Signal Center, Texas A&M University, USA.

His research interests include circuit theory, analog signal processing, active filters design, evolutionary computation, numerical analysis, computer-aided design, space mapping based optimization and modeling.


Charles X. Ling

London Section


Charles earned his BSc from Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ in China in 1985, and his MSc and PhD from Computer and Information Science at Univ of Pennsylvania in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Since then he has been a faculty member in Computer Science at The University of Western Ontario (UWO).


Charles aims at developing intelligences in computers and in children. He strives to answer the following interrelated questions:

·    How to program computers to learn and improve automatically (machine learning), and how to apply machine learning to business, industries, and bioinformatics (data mining).

·    How to make computers exhibit intelligent behaviors (cognitive science, AI)

·    How to effectively teach children thinking strategies extracted from AI and cognitive science (child education).


Charles is an expert in data mining & machine learning, and their applications in Internet, business, Bioinformatics, etc

·    He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Senior Program Committee of 2007 SIGKDD, and Area Chair of PAKDD'07. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE, and Lifetime Member of AAAI. He has published over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals (most are downloadable). (In 2006, one IJCAI'07 paper, two AAAI papers, one ICML paper, one KDD paper, two ICDM papers, and six journal papers have been accepted/published). As the Director of Data Mining and e-Business Lab at UWO, he is leading data mining research and projects on CRM (Customer Relationship Management), direct marketing, search engine, action mining, Bioinformatics, and so on.

·    He has extensive industrial experience with Microsoft Research, London Life of Canada, Sun Microsystems, Royal Bank of Canada, and so on.


Raman Kashyap

Montreal Section


B.Sc. (King's College), Ph.D. (Essex)
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montréal.


Professor Kashyap is Canada Research Chair in Future Photonics Systems. His research is designed to lead to the development of novel applications in photonics, especially those involving the influencing of all optical transparent networks, signal processing, instrumentation and bio-medical sensing.  Mr. Kashyap is exploring advanced photonics and optoelectronics as well as telecommunication devices and applications based on complex filter technology and tuneable photonic band-gap structures.


Kristiina McConville

Toronto Section


Kristiina M. Valter McConville obtained her B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. She has worked in the Canadian Astronaut Program office at the Canadian Space Agency, and spent 10 years in industry at Aastra and Honeywell Aerospace. She is currently an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ryerson University. <

Kristiina is a Vice Chair Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter, Toronto Section.





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Ø     People in the News

Nick Keenan

Nick joined the IEEE in 1987 and became Publicity chair of the Vancouver Section in 1989. He continued to hold this position until 2003 when Vancouver executive Gruja Blagojevic took over Publicity. However, he stayed on as Gruja's behind-the-scenes helper and continued to produce the Vancouver Section newsletter without interruption. To date Nick has produced 160 CONTACT newsletters spanning 18 years without missing a deadline. Professionally, since the late 80s, he has developed software supporting several varieties of business database applications, including original design and development of complete solutions. Before the PC revolution he specialized in low-level modifications of IBM systems software such as MVS and JES3. Nick graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science in 1967, and programmed his first computer in 1961 and his first 'IBM machine' in 1956. Currently he is prototyping an innovative application which permits any user to create text documents in any one of 20 languages using the same keyboard after 1 - 2 minutes of training.


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Ø     IEEE News



2008 IEEE Sections Congress will be held 19 – 22 September 2008 in Quebec City, Canada.   The theme for SC08 is “Celebrating Volunteer Achievements Worldwide”.   The specific program for the event is being developed but we do know that the IEEE Board of Directors has agreed to conduct the 2008 IEEE Honors Ceremony with IEEE Sections Congress. The ceremony highlights the accomplishments of each year's IEEE Award and Medal recipients.  All SC’08 participants will be invited to attend the ceremony.    Please plan on having a representative from your Section attend SC08.


Information on IEEE Sections Congress is available at the following URL:  <http:/>




An updated version of the IEEE Identity Standards document is now available online at The document explains the correct usage of the IEEE name, Master Brand and other organizational symbols in all official materials, communications and promotional materials produced by the IEEE, both print and electronic.


The rules for use of the IEEE Master Brand have not changed, however, language has been clarified to address frequent questions, the most common usage errors and correct usage on Web sites.  Additionally, visual examples regarding use of the Master Brand with the name of an IEEE event or unit have been added.   To access the updated Identity Standards document, visit <>.




Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award - Does your Section get support from a local company to conduct activities?   If yes, consider submitting a nomination for Friend of IEEE Regional Activities Award.  Nominations are accepted at any time.  The recipients are provided with an attractive plaque. 


Examples of support include getting time off to travel to IEEE meetings, offering company space to conduct IEEE meetings, encouraging and/or promoting membership in professional organizations and/or supporting the volunteer by permitting free or discounted use of company resources for such things as telephone, fax, electronic mail, printing newsletters and/or other circulars.


Visit the RAB Awards page <> or send an email to for more information.


Educational Activities Board 2007 Call for Nominations Includes New Award

The IEEE Educational Activities Board is seeking nominations for its 2007 Education Awards.  In addition to its seven existing recognitions, a newly-established annual award for Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education will be presented this year.  The Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education award recognizes IEEE members who volunteer as librarians, docents, tour guides, or curators; or who act as technical advisors to or serve as board members of aquariums, museums, parks, zoos or similar settings where teachers, students, and the public benefit from their professional expertise in science and technology. The deadline for all nominations is 30 April.


For descriptions of the full list of the awards, visit <>. For access to nomination packets, visit <> and click on the award for which you would like to submit a nomination. Questions can be sent to




The IEEE Electron Devices Society invites the submission of nominations for the 2007 EDS Ph.D. Student Fellowship Program. The award is presented annually to promote, recognize, and support graduate level study and research within the EDS' field of interest. At least one fellowship is awarded to a student in each of the following geographical regions every year: Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia & Pacific. The award is a check for $7,000 to the student and a plaque presented to the student at the IEDM. The deadline is 15 May 2007.


For more information, visit:




Like the night warrior of the sky, the first quantum computer ever to go live, Orion, will be able to take on multiple challenges at once in a fraction of the time it takes conventional computers. Built by D-Wave, a quantum-computing company based in British Columbia, Canada, the computer houses a supercooled, superconducting niobium chip housing an array of 16 qubits. Comprised of superconducting metal niobium, it is supercooled to near absolute zero to allow the qubits to maintain their quantum state throughout a calculation. Orion is set to solve some of the most difficult problems plaguing computers, that of the nondeterministic polynomial variety (also called NP-Complete). NP problems are the most difficult to solve on conventional computers because each variable adds yet another dimension to its possible solutions. NP-complete problems exist everywhere in computing, from database searches to pattern-matching to medical applications that identify diseases from symptoms and matches for genetic material. D-Wave plans to lease time on the computer, which will be accessed over a secure Internet connection.


Read more:




In an article titled "Ontario Quits Coal" featured in the March issue of the "IEEE Spectrum" magazine (v. 44, n. 3) author Willie D. Jones explores the struggles that Canada is facing with meeting regulations set by the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol calls for a cut in greenhouse emissions to levels below what emissions were in 1990, yet Canada's emissions are souring at a rate nearly 27 percent higher. One of the reasons for the high rate is that in some regions, such as Ontario, residents have not historically had to worry about energy because electricity was both readily available and relatively low in price. To read more, visit:

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The IEEE Job Site connects you with senior-level managers, top engineers and technology experts in every sector - the leaders shaping innovation and business. Make job offers to these top-notch candidates before your competitors know about them - free of charge*!

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Hiring interns is the best way to attract new talent within your organization, while exposing them to the practical and valuable experience they will need when they graduate and join the industry workforce.  In addition, hiring interns also helps your company cost-effectively meet their short-term need for extra assistance in today's tight labor market.   


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How to Break Into a New Career


These days, fewer and fewer careers move along a straight trajectory. Not only do people switch companies more than ever before, they are less reluctant to switch career fields upon discovering that they are unlikely to rake in the salary they once imagined they would if they stay where they are. So what does it take to make the switch? A Wall Street Journal article offers five things that you need to be aware of if you plan to change course. Among the things you should expect is the likelihood that you'll have to take a step back in both title and salary and work your way back up. One person profiled in the article, after switching careers from football coach to public relations professional, took a US $15,000 pay cut when he accepted an entry-level job as an account executive at a small PR firm. But he quickly worked his way up through the ranks and now earns $75,000 a year as a vice president at a larger firm. And when looking for your first job in your new field, be prepared to discuss what motivated you to switch careers and offer proof that you're truly committed. So prepare an elevator speech to that effect. Read on at: <>


Certifications: One Size Does Not Fit All


People proudly list certifications on their resumes. But what does the veritable alphabet soup of letters hiring managers find themselves staring at really mean? It depends. Far too often, says a Network World article, the manager makes a hiring decision based on an incomplete understanding of what a particular certification says about a candidate's ability. And "the techie, who sought the certification as a means of improving his station in this world, is happy to let the employer make that ill-informed decision, and both parties end up disappointed when neither gets the performance they expected," says a veteran project manager. He adds that although certifications have value, there is no replacing university degrees and experience. There is also a concern that too many hiring mismatches where certifications are the deciding factor will devalue them in the eyes of employers.




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Ø     Non-IEEE News





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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events – Edmonton


I2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference

May 6 - May 11, 2007
, Alberta



Upcoming Events – Montréal

International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics  

(ISSSE 2007)

July 30 - August 2, 2007

Montréal, Québec, Canada

ICIAR 2007: International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition - (non-IEEE event)

August 22-24, 2007

Montréal, Québec, Canada



Upcoming Events – Ottawa


41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology

October 8-11, 2007
, Ontario


20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20) - (non-IEEE event)

June 17-21,2007
Ottawa, Ontario



Upcoming Events – Toronto

The Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007)

(ISSSE 2007)

20 to 22 June in Toronto, ON

The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE08

(ISSSE 2007)

May 4 - 7, 2008,
Niagara Falls, Ontario



Upcoming Events – Vancouver


The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering – CCECE07

Vancouver, British Columbia

April 22-25,  2007


11th Annual IEEE Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop

14-16 May 2007 Vancouver, Canada


2007 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing

August 22-24, 2007

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada          


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