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News of Interest
- IEEE Canada Board of
- Section Events
- Awards & Recognition
- IEEE News
- Non-IEEE News
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- 2007 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
- IEEE Canada President-Elect 2008-2009 Candidates
- IEEE Canada Forms Fellow Nomination Assist Committee
- Renew Your Membership for 2007
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- The Vancouver Chapter of the IEEE Power Engineering Society (PES) has been nominated for "Outstanding Chapter Award 2007"
- Electrical Power Conference 2007 (EPC 2007) - "Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources"
- The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE08
- 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics IEEE/SMC'2007
- 6th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (ICUE 2007)
- The 2007 Large Engineering Systems Conference On Electric Power Engineering (LESCOPE'2007)
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
o Senior Member Upgrades
- March 2007 IEEE A&A Panel meeting
o Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
- Slim Boumaiza
- Cheng Li
- Yves-Alain Peter
- Rafik A. Goubran
- Fabrice Labeau
- Management Society to Become Council
- Questions Sought for President-Elect Candidates
- Computer Society Scholarship Now Accepting Applications
- 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!
- Canadian Firm Bids To Be First To Offer Video Cell Calling
- Canadian And Us Universities Partner To Develop Tech Program That Addresses Aging User Needs
- Jobs at EngineeringCareers.ca
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.
Conference Chair is Dr. Bob Hanna, P.Eng, FIEEE, FEIC, President of IEEE
For more information please visit: http://www.ieee.ca/epc07.
The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering – CCECE08
May 4 - 7, 2008
The 2008 IEEE Canadian Conference
on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2008) will be held in
Chair is Dr. Sri
There will be eight mini symposia and papers are invited, in French or English, including but not limited to the following topics:
• Biomedical Engineering, Chair: Karthi Umapathy, UHN-Toronto
• Circuits, Devices and Systems,
Chair: Stefano Gregori, U.
• Communications and Networking,
Chair: Murat Usyal, U.
• Computer Systems and
Applications, Chair: Eddie Law,
• Control and Robotics, Chair:
• Emerging Areas, Chair: Shahram Shahbazpanahi, UOIT
• Power Electronics and Systems,
Chair: Bin Wu,
• Signal and Multimedia
Processing, Chair: Vijay Parsa,U.Western
2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics IEEE/SMC'2007
October 7-10, 2007
The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2007) provides an international forum that brings together those actively involved in areas of interest to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, to report on up-to-the-minute innovations and developments, to summarize the state of-the-art, and to exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems engineering, human machine interface, and emerging cybernetics.
The International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (ICUE) is a conference composed of paper presentations by graduate and undergraduate students, design project demonstrations, tutorials, keynote addresses, industrial participation and social gatherings. ICUE 2007 focuses on emerging technologies in the field of wireless communications and digital electronics and other prominent engineering fields.
The conference is co-sponsored by the IEEE Toronto Section.
The 2007 Large Engineering Systems Conference On Electric Power Engineering (LESCOPE'2007)
October 11-12, 2007
The Conference will provide an international forum for the participants to share knowledge, experience and new ideas and to discuss recent developments and practical applications in power engineering.
Engineers from around the world are gathered here to share ideas, thoughts, and findings in all areas of electric power engineering. The Conference is providing an international forum for participants to share knowledge, experience and new ideas and to discuss recent developments and practical applications in power engineering. Such topics are related to new developments in the application, operating experience, theory, design, control and analysis, in all areas of power engineering.
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o Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the March 2007 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting.
o Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
Electrical & Computer Engineering, Schulich
B. Sc. École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de
M.Sc. École Polytechnique de Montréal 1999
Ph.D. École Polytechnique de Montréal 2004
Dr. Boumaiza research interests involve multidisciplinary knowledge that covers several sub-fields of microwave engineering including:
Dr Boumaiza has already developed internationally recognized research activities in the field of RF/DSP (digital signal processing) mixed design of a wireless Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) base station and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) transmitters, characterization and behavioural modeling of nonlinear circuits, and linearization of the RF front-ends.
Dr Boumaiza ongoing research project aimed at the development of new reconfigurable wireless digital transceivers that will permit flexible, multi-standard, multimode, interoperable and low-cost wireless infrastructure. This involves several aspects of digital radio systems design, namely: software-enabled transceivers architectures, microwave circuits and system characterization and modeling, adaptive signal processing algorithms, and true proof-of-concept prototyping.
Over the last 3 years, Dr Boumaiza has published more than 30 transaction and conference papers in peer reviewed international and national journals and symposia. He has also presented three IEEE workshops on wireless transmitters characterization, modeling, and linearization.
Cheng received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in communications and electronics system, communications engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology,
He has been an assistant professor in the faculty since January 2003. Currently he is completing his PhD in computer engineering. The PhD research area is on multicast switching technologies for broadband communication networks.
- Wireless Sensor Networks for Underwater Applications
- Digital Hardware and Reconfigurable Architecture for High-Speed Networks
- Software Defined Radio for Wireless Communications
- Multicast Switch Fabric Design for Broadband Packet Switching Networks
- Analytical Performance Evaluation for Switching Systems
- Pulse Shape Design for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Networks
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Physics, Polytechnique Montréal
B.Sc., M.Sc., Dr. ès Sc. (Neuchâtel)
Design, fabrication and characterization of optical micro and nano systems. Optical MicroElectro Mechanical Systems (OMEMS) are multidisciplinary by essence. Their optical, electrostatic, mechanical design is based on analytical analysis and numerical simulations. The fabrication is based on micro and nano machining of silicon, using thin film layer deposition as well as dry (plasma) and wet etching. Nanofabrication of photonic crystals coupled with mobile MEMS devices, open the path to novel tunable nanophotonic devices. Applications of MEMS and NEMS are numerous: pressure sensors, accelerometers, inkjet printer heads, projection displays, astronomical telescopes (adaptive mirrors) as well as optical telecommunication and biology.
Professor and Acting Dean (Faculty
of Engineering and Design),
Rafik A. Goubran was born in
In January 1987, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering,
He acted as a consultant to several industrial and government organizations including Nortel, Mitel,
His research interests include: Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and its applications in acoustics, speech processing, communications, and analytical chemistry. Voice transmission over IP (VoIP) and ATM networks. Current research projects deal with audio quality improvement in telephony, audio teleconferencing, acoustic echo and noise cancellation, adaptive filter structures, beamforming using microphone arrays, and narcotics detection using ion mobility spectrometry. Other interests include mobile communications, digital systems design, DSP hardware, multiprocessor architectures for DSP, and computer architecture.
of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
SYTACom, Centre for Advanced Systems and Technologies in Communications
Labeau is an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering department at
- Multirate systems and Filter banks
- Data transmission and compression
- Joint source-channel coding, error-correcting codes and multicarrier transmission
- Image processing.
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Management Society to Become Council
The IEEE Engineering Management
Society is set to be the first society to become a council.
Typically, councils become societies, not the reverse. There were operational reasons—in part related to the society’s financial situation—and strategic reasons for making the transition to a council, says the society’s president, Tariq Durrani. Also, a 2006 IEEE survey showed that many IEEE members would participate in engineering and technology management-related activities but would probably not join a society that deals only with management.
By the end of February, 12 societies had joined the council: Aerospace and Electronic Systems; Circuits and Systems; Communications; Computer; Electron Devices; Industrial Electronics; Laser and Electro-Optics; Reliability; Signal Processing; Solid-State Circuits; Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; and Vehicular Technology. A representative from each of those societies will serve as a voting member on the council’s board of governors, which will oversee its publications, Durrani says.
Durrani says the council will
continue to publish the Engineering Management’s Society’s Transactions
on Engineering Management, the Engineering Management Review,
and Engineering Management, the society’s newsletter. The council
also will continue to sponsor the International Engineering Management
Conference, and it will participate in the more than 60
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COMPUTER SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Scholarship is currently seeking applications. The scholarship awards leaders in the IEEE Computer Society Branch Chapters who demonstrate promise in their professional efforts. Up to ten $4,000 awards will be awarded for one academic year starting in September. The application deadline is 31 May. To apply, or for more information, visit:
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Ø Non-IEEE News
Canadian Firm Bids To Be First To Offer Video Cell Calling
Rogers Communications, Inc., will
be the first wireless carrier in
Canadian And Us Universities Partner To Develop Tech Program That Addresses Aging User Needs
To address the technological
impact of an aging workforce, six universities from the
Upcoming Events –
I2007 IEEE IAS Industry & Commercial Power System Technical Conference
May 6 - May 11, 2007
Upcoming Events – Montréal
International Symposium on Signals, Systems, and Electronics
July 30 - August 2, 2007
ICIAR 2007: International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition - (non-IEEE event)
August 22-24, 2007
Electrical Power Conference 2007 (EPC 2007) - "Renewable and Alternative
October 25 – 26, 2007
2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
October 7-10, 2007
The 2007 LARGE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS CONFERENCE ON ELECTRIC POWER ENGINEERING (LESCOPE'2007)
October 11-12, 2007
41st IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
October 8-11, 2007
20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC-20) - (non-IEEE event)
Upcoming Events – Toronto
The Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007)
20 to 22 June in Toronto, ON
The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - CCECE08
May 4 - 7, 2008,
Niagara Falls, Ontario
11th Annual IEEE Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry Workshop
14-16 May 2007
August 22-24, 2007
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