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   - Section Events
   - Conferences
   - Awards & Recognition
   - IEEE News
   - Non-IEEE News
   - Obituaries
Upcoming Events
   - New Brunswick
   - Montreal
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   - Toronto
   - Winnipeg
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Issue: March 2007                                                           IEEE Canada News Central

 

News of Interest

      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
-     Renew Your Membership for 2007
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

      Section Events

-     IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects

 

      Conferences

-     The 20th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE07
-     2007 IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers, and Signal Processing
-     The 2007 International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics (ISSSE2007)
-     Award For Best Papers Offered At Signals, Systems, And Electronics Conference (ISSSE2007)
-     Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop (APC 2007)
-     The Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007)
-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada

 

      Awards & Recognition

o       Fellows

-     Charles Woodside (C. Murray Woodside)

o       o Senior Member Upgrades

-     Ashraf Matrawy, Ottawa Section
-     Wilson Q. Wang, Winnipeg Section

 

      IEEE News

-     Special Offer for Canadian Employers. Post Your Open Position on the IEEE Job Site Free of Charge*!
-     IEEE Computer Society Seeks Nominations for Anniversary Award
-     IEEE Spectrum's Do-It-Yourself Contest
-     IEEE Canadian Foundation Awards

 

      Non-IEEE News

-     ICIAR 2007: International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition
-     20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20)

 

      Obituaries

-     Alexander deForest Heron
-     Lester Glantz







News of Interest


     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 http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/renew/index.html

 

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

 

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     Section Events

 

IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects

 


In October of 2005, a very successful IEEE Electrical Safety, Technical And Mega Projects conference was held at the Edmonton convention center and attended by over 230 people. This conference will be held again, this time in Calgary in February of 2007. This conference will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop that follows at the same location. Complete information on each of the conference can be found on the web site listed below.

IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)
February 27, 28, March 1, 2007 - Calgary Alberta
www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw/annual.htm


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     Conferences

 

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

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: http://www.ieee.ca/ccece07/


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

August 22-24, 2007
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
http://www.ece.uvic.ca/pacrim/pacrim07

Established in 1987, Pacific Rim Conference is the premier IEEE biennial event in the Pacific Northwest. All accepted papers will appear in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates:
Special Session proposal March 15, 2007
Full Paper submission April 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance May 15, 2007
Final camera-ready paper and registration June 15, 2007

The scope of PACRIM'07 encompasses but is not limited to: communications, computers, signal processing.


The 2007 International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics (ISSSE2007)

The ISSSE2007 will be held in the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada, July 30 - August 2, 2007 as part of the major URSI events, which is also sponsored by the IEEE and several other organizations. In addition to oral presentations and posters, ISSSE2007 includes workshops, tutorials, and an industrial exhibition.

The paper summary submission deadline is coming up on March 25, 2007. Please visit our website at http://www.issse2007.polymtl.ca for further information. We invite you to participate to this event and encourage you to book July 30 - August 2, 2007 on your calendar.

Important dates are the following:
Two page abstract submission March 25, 2007
Notification of acceptance April 22, 2007
Workshops & tutorials proposals May 27, 2007
Final four-page manuscript submission June 3, 2007


Award For Best Papers Offered At Signals, Systems, And Electronics Conference (ISSSE2007)

Authors of the best papers will receive the ISSSE2007 award at the International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics (ISSSE). The conference is now accepting paper submissions on a variety of topics including networks and signals; electronic system partitioning and interface; wireless, optical, and cable based systems; and more. Young Scientist support with be available to selected participants who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are 35 years old or younger.

Paper submission deadline is 25 March. The conference takes place from 30 July to 2 August in Montreal, Canada.

To submit paper, or for more information, visit: http://www.issse2007.polymtl.ca/


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

May 14 to 16, 2007
Vancouver, BC
http://ieee-ias.org/apc2007

The workshop is a meeting of those interested in applying Advanced Process Control technology to improve performance of the process industries. Practical installation experience and results are presented for discussion. Plant operations today are faced with ever-increasing pressure to improve efficiency, quality and productivity. Without making fundamental changes to their production processes, improvement can usually be made with the application of advanced control technology. Using modern computer hardware, software and innovative techniques, application engineers are able to collect real time and historical data on their processes. Data analysis, modeling and simulation provide a better understanding of the dynamics of process behavior. Once the process characteristics are accurately identified, the options for applying suitable control methodology are no longer limited to conventional control techniques.

 

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

 

20 to 22 June in Toronto, ON

http://www.debs.msrg.utoronto.ca/cfp.shtml

 

The Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS) is following on the success of the previous five editions of the DEBS workshops held from 2002 to 2006 in companion with major conferences such as ICDCS, ICSE, and SIGMOD/PODS. The conference is organized in cooperation with USENIX, the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, and ACM (SIGSOFT).

 

  In cooperation with


    

   

 

The objectives of the DEBS Conference are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting on relevant experience relating to event-based computing that was previously scattered across several scientific and professional communities. The conference also aims at providing a forum for academia and industry to exchange ideas, for example, through industry papers and demo papers.

 

The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM International Proceedings Series and will be disseminated through the ACM Digital Library. In order to achieve broad attendance, the DEBS organizers will strive to keep conference registration rates affordable. In particular, student participation will be strongly encouraged through special rates.

 

Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada

 All IEEE Conferences in Canada - please use this link.

 

 

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     Awards & Recognition

Congratulations!

o       Fellows

 

Charles Woodside (C. Murray Woodside)

Carleton University
Citation: for contributions to real-time software system performance engineering


Murray Woodside holds the OCRI/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Performance Engineering of Real-Time Software, and is Director of the Real-Time and Distributed Systems Lab (RADS Lab) in the Department. He is also Thrust Leader for the Software thrust of TRIO, the Telecommunications Research Institute of Ontario. He is presently Vice-Chairman of the Special Interest Group on Performance Measurement and Modelling (SIGMETRICS) of the ACM.

Professor Woodside's recent research has concentrated on a special approach called "rendezvous nets" or "layered queueing", for modelling the performance limitations of distributed systems, that takes into account limitations due to the software design. This approach has been applied to client-server systems, distributed databases, software pipelines, transaction processing, communications switching software and (by others) object-oriented software in general, and to distributed systems based on DCE.

Professor Woodside's research career began in modelling and control of stochastic industrial systems, and has included work on estimation and optimization in a broad range of systems. He also contributed to problems involving auto correlation in queueing systems, optimal allocation of work in queueing networks and decomposition methods for complex Petri Net models.

Professor Woodside's consulting experience includes projects in building performance models, optimization, scheduling and simulation.

Senior Member Upgrades

The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the January 20, 2007 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting

Congratulations!

Section

First Name

Last Name

Hamilton Section

A

Barnard

Kingston Section

Navin

Kashyap

Montreal Section

Jim

Clark

Northern Canada Section

Ehab

Elmallah

Ottawa Section

Burt

Christian

Ottawa Section

Aidan

Foss

Ottawa Section

Ashraf

Matrawy

Peterborough Section

Meredith

Clark

Southern Alberta Section

Richard

Paes

Southern Alberta Section

Lawrence

Whitby

Toronto Section

Drew

Baigent

Toronto Section

Keith

Brown

Toronto Section

William

Franklin

Toronto Section

Emanuel

Gianni

Toronto Section

Ilia

Voloh

Winnipeg Section

Wilson

Wang

 

 


Ashraf Matrawy

Ottawa Section


Ashraf Matrawy, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, The School of Information Technology and the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering (Cross-appointment)
Ph.D., Carleton University, 2003
M.Sc., Alexandria University, 1998
B.Sc., Alexandria University, 1993

Research interests: Network Security and Information Assurance Network Architecture and Applications

Professional activities and services:
Editor IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials Journal, August 2005 - present
Technical Program Committee member IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2007), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, June 2007

IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom 2006), San Francisco, USA, November 2006

IEEE 31st Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN2006), Florida, USA, October 2006

International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST2006), Oshawa, Ontario, October 2006

 


Wilson Q. Wang

Winnipeg Section


Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON Prof. Wang received his B.S. in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (SIT, China), M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University, China), and M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto). He received his PhD in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2002. Prof. Wang was employed as a senior scientist at Mechworks Systems Inc. from 2002 to 2004. He joined the faculty of Lakehead University as an assistant professor in 2004 and is promoted to associate professor in 2007. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

 

Research Interests:
  • Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Fault-Tolerant Control
  • Online Machinery Condition Monitoring
  • Time Series Forecasting

 

 

RELATED LINKS:

- To check on the status of Senior Member applications:

    http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smappstatus.html

- For the Nominate a Senior Member Initiative: http://www.ieee.org/nsmi

- To check how your Region, Section or Society is doing on Senior Member

   elevations and nominations: http://www.ieee.org/ra/md/smstats.html

 

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     IEEE News


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IEEE Computer Society Seeks Nominations for Anniversary Award

The deadline for nominating someone for the Computer Society's 60th anniversary award is 15 March. The award will go to one or more individuals responsible for the single most important computer science and engineering contribution over the past century. For more information and to access nominating materials, visit http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/5577/41367725

 

IEEE Spectrum's Do-It-Yourself Contest

 

Have you built a terrific electronics project at home? If so, IEEE Spectrum wants to hear from you. Spectrum and Make magazines are joining forces to call attention to the coolest and cleverest do-it-yourself projects. If you'd like to share your creation with more than a million people--the combined circulation of the two magazines--then let them know about it. For more information, go to http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/5578/41367725

 

IEEE Canadian Foundation Awards

 

March 15 is the deadline for nominations for Scholarships, Special Grants, and the Women in Engineering Prize (increased in value this year to $750 due to additional donations received) - for all details and online web forms, visit www.ieeecanadianfoundation.org

Bob Alden, IEEE Canadian Foundation President

 


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     Non-IEEE News

ICIAR 2007: International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition


Montreal, Canada
August 22-24, 2007
http://www.iciar.uwaterloo.ca/iciar07/


The International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR) aims to bring together researchers in the fields of Image Processing, Image Analysis and Pattern Recognition. The conference addresses recent advances in theory, methodologies and applications. The scientific program includes invited speakers and fully refereed contributions that are published in the conference proceedings. The ICIAR series of conferences is organized annually, alternating between Europe and North America.

ICIAR 2007 will be held in Montreal, Canada.
General Chair: Mohamed Kamel (mkamel@uwaterloo.ca)
General Co-chair: Aurelio Campilho (campilho@fe.up.pt)


20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20)


Ottawa, Ontario
June 17-21,2007
www.itc20.ca


Since 1955, the International Teletraffic Congress has promoted the applications of the teletraffic engineering discipline to state-of-the-art networks. With the use of quantitative models, analysis and measurements, teletraffic engineering strives to build into networks the right performance and reliability at the right cost. The recent rapid changes in the information and telecom industries and in network technologies have posed new challenges to the practitioners of teletraffic engineering. Voice over IP, novel multimedia services, the convergence of wireless technologies, automation of network management, new competitive service providers - all these are example of forces drastically redefining the meaning and requirements of network performance and reliability, as well as the revenue models and service cost structures. New teletraffic models and statistics, network control strategies, and design tools are needed to meet the expectations of users while keeping network investments cost-effective. In recognition of the changing technology landscape, ITC-20 has adopted the theme "Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks - The Interplay of Convergent and Divergent Forces". The discussions in ITC-20 will be of timely interest to both Canadian and international players - service providers, equipment vendors, and network researchers.

Please visit www.itc20.cafor more details.
Jim Yan, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chair, ITC-20 Organizing Committee

 


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     Obituaries

Alexander deForest Heron

 

Alex passed away at the West Island Palliative Care Residence, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on Friday, September 8, 2006 at the age of 85.

 

From a young age he wanted to become an engineer and he was blessed to have had the opportunity to fulfill his dream. He enjoyed his many years working at the City of Westmount and was known by all for his kind heart and gentle disposition. Beloved husband of Margaret (nee McLaren), father of Sandi Walker (husband Roger) and Diane Stajov (husband Peter), dearly loved brother of Keith Heron (wife Betty) of Beaconsfield, Que., Sally Siegerman (St. Catharines, Ont.) and Jean O'Donnell (Fullerton, Calif.). Will be sadly missed by grandchildren John and Suzanne Page (of Ramsbury, England), and Emily and James Stajov (of Mississauga, Ont.). Alec was much loved by his many nieces and nephews.

 

 

 Lester Glantz 

 

LESTER GLANTZ Peacefully, on February 18, 2007, Lester passed away at the Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home at the age 78.

Lester was among other IEEE roles the Winnipeg Section Chair for two terms

1996/7 and 1997/8.  Lester was also involved in the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS).

Photo is courtesy of the IEEE Winnipeg Section web site.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events Calgary

 

IEEE Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW)

February 27, 28, March 1, 2007 Calgary, Alberta

www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw/annual.htm

 

 

Upcoming Events Montral

 
International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics  

(ISSSE 2007)

July 30 - August 2, 2007

Montral, Qubec, Canada

http://www.issse2007.polymtl.ca/index.html

 

 

Upcoming Events Toronto

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

(ISSSE 2007)

20 to 22 June in Toronto, ON

http://www.debs.msrg.utoronto.ca/cfp.shtml

 

Upcoming Events Vancouver

 

11th Annual IEEE Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop

14-16 May 2007 Vancouver, Canada

http://ieee-ias.org/apc2007/

 

 

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

August 22-24, 2007 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

http://www.ece.uvic.ca/pacrim/pacrim07

 

 

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Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:

Canadian Atlantic

Kitchener-Waterloo

Montreal

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Northern Canada

 

Ottawa

Southern Alberta

Toronto

Vancouver

Winnipeg

 

For more IEEE conferences, visit IEEE Conference Search at http://www.ieee.org/conferencesearch/.

 

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