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News of Interest
- IEEE Canada Board of
- Section Events
- Awards & Recognition
- Message from the Editor
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- 2008 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
- 2008 IEEE Canada Award Ceremony
- Renew Your Membership for 2008
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- IEEE GOLD - Toronto Section Explores New Ways to Communicate with Members - Facebook
- IEEE SAS PES/IAS: Symmetrical Components in Power Systems Protection - Short Course
- CCECE 2008 - The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Electrical Power & Energy Conference 2008 (EPEC 2008)
- 7th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers (ICUE 2008)
- Society of Women Engineers Detroit Professional Development Conference 2008
- CNSR 2008 - The Sixth Annual Conference on Communications Networks and Services Research
- ISTAS 08 - IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society
- WICSA 2008 - Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture
- IEEE Conference Search
- Senior Member Upgrades
- Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
o Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad
- Seeking a New Editor
2008 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
IEEE Canada Spring Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON, on May 2 - 4, 2008. 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 21st CCECE08 conference.
2008 IEEE Canada Award Ceremony
IEEE Canada Award Ceremony will be held on May 5 at the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in Niagara Falls, ON, during the CCECE'08 following the long established tradition. Awardees will shorhly after be listed at http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/awards/2008.php
Renew Your Membership for 2008
There's still time to renew your 2008 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.
IEEE GOLD Toronto Section Explores New Ways to Communicate with Members - Facebook
As many of you may know by now, Facebook has become an international phenomenon. – It’s one of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet. Members may create personal profiles and add friends and colleagues to their “Friends List”, which allows them to view each other’s personal profiles. In addition to this, through this medium, it is possible to send messages to one another, create events (and invite whoever you please), create groups and more.
There are millions of users from
all around the world on Facebook and it has become one of the most
important tools for advertising events, both social and technical in
nature. As a result, in the
Toronto Section, my GOLD group has created a Facebook Group “IEEE GOLD –
Toronto Section”. There is
almost 100 members – both IEEE and non-IEEE members, and not only from
Through this Facebook Group, GOLD sends messages to all the members of our upcoming events, and we maintain a list of the upcoming events in the “Recent News” section. We also have pictures of our past events, a “Wall” for blog-type discussions, links to our homepage and more.
The “IEEE GOLD – Toronto Section” Facebook group has been very well-received by its members. It promotes interactivity and also gives us another way of getting IEEE GOLD’s message out there. Due to the positive response received, I strongly recommend other Affinity Groups, Chapters and Sections to create their own groups. It requires little maintenance and is a fun way to keep in contact with your members.
IEEE is coming out with its own social networking tool. It’s called “MemberNet”. If you log onto myIEEE with your web account info, you will see it there. It’s still in its Beta version, but you can easily sign up – I believe it will be fully functional very soon (within a month). You can easily search other IEEE members and maintain a profile. It’s similar to “Linked In”.
IEEE Toronto Section, GOLD Chair
IEEE Canada, Regional Student Representative
IEEE SAS PES/IAS: Symmetrical Components in Power Systems Protection - Short Course
The Power Engineering and Industrial Applications Societies of IEEE Southern Alberta Section are pleased to host a two-day short course on theory and applications of symmetrical components in power systems protection.
A Short Course on the Theory and Applications of Symmetrical Components in
Roger Hedding, Regional Technical Manager
For the Substation Automation and
Ahmed Osman, PhD, Electrical and Computer Eng. Department, University of
Wednesday - Thursday, June 4 -5, 2008, 8:30 - 16:30
University of Calgary , Alberta , Canada
For more information, please visit: http://www.ucalgary.ca/power/events
Section Event Links
Many IEEE Canada sections maintain their own listings of upcoming events:
The 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE08) - Update
May 4 - 7, 2008
You are invited to participate in
the 21st Annual Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
(CCECE) to be held in the Sheraton Fallsview Hotel in
Sunday May 4, 2008 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tutorial A: High Performance Chip-to-Chip Signalling
Presenter: Prof. Tony Chan Carusone
Tutorial B: Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems
Presenter: Prof. Roy Billinton
Tutorial C: Affinity Propagation: Theory and Practice
Presenter: Prof. Brendan Frey
Tutorial D: IP-Oriented QoS in the Next Generation Networks: Application to Wireless Networks
Presenter: Prof. Pascal Lorenz
Sunday May 4, 2008 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tutorial E: Large Area Digital Imaging Technology
Presenter: Prof. Karim Karim
Tutorial F: Predictive Control in Power Electronics and Drives
Presenters: Drs. Ralph Kennel, Marian Kazmierkowski, Jose Rodreguez, and Patricio Cortes
Tutorial G: Intergrated Antennas for Wireless and Other Applications
Presenter: Prof. Yahia Antar
Tutorial F: Opportunistic Networks: Specialized Ad Hoc Networks for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Presenter: Prof. Isaac Woungang
More details on tutorials are in http://ieee.ca/ccece08/tutorials.php
More information about the conference is available in http://ieee.ca/ccece08/index_en.php
Look forward to seeing you in
CCECE 2008 Organizing Committee
Electrical Power & Energy Conference 2008
The theme for the Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC) 2008 is “Energy Innovation”. With attention being placed on the following sub-topics:
• Extending the Limits of Transmission and Distribution
• Expanding Generation and Alternative Energy
• Intelligent Grid Technologies
• Conservation and Energy Efficient Technologies
The topics are designed to highlight the current activities and achievements as well as investigate the future progression and expansion of both the local and global electrical power and energy industries. The conference is sponsored by IEEE Canada and co-sponsored and organised by IEEE Vancouver Section. EPEC 2008 is the result of the Electrical Power Symposia (EPS) that was originally hosted in 2001 by the IEEE Ottawa Section.,"
will take place: 6-7 October, 2008,
More details at:
7th International Conference for Upcoming Engineers
ICUE was started by members of
ICUE has been developed to be known as an International Conference which provides the young engineers to develop their understandings both in academicals and industrial sections of their field. Moreover, they get the opportunity to express themselves technically in a more viable environment.
"The International Conference for
Upcoming Engineers (ICUE) will be featuring Industrial speakers,
Academical Speakers, paper presentations by undergraduate students, design
projects demonstrations, and social gatherings. ICUE 2008 focuses on
emerging technologies in the field of wireless communications and digital
electronics and other prominent engineering fields. On behalf of the ICUE
2008 organizing committee, we are delighted to invite you to join us on
May 2008 at
ICUE 2008 offers an outstanding opportunity for upcoming engineers, both undergraduate and graduate, to present their designs, operating prototypes, and research papers to their peers and experts from around the world. Submissions should cover design, technical and/or management aspects. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Society of Women Engineers Detroit Professional Development Conference 2008
The award winning program will be held at the General Motors Warren Technology Center on Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Take the Ride of Your Life with our keynote speaker, Joyce Weiss. She is a certified speaking professional (CSP) and started Joyce Weiss Training and Development LLC, a best practices certified company in 1987. Dynamic, thought-provoking, and funny, Joyce is a renowned author and speaker motivating thousands of individuals to excel themselves and their companies. Joyce combines practical advice and enthusiasm to produce results in your team. Check out two of her books; Take the Ride of Your Life! and Full Speed Ahead....
· The Growth of Cleantech and Opportunities in Alternative Energy
· Sustainability - What’s It Mean and What’s It All About
· The Art of Negotiation
· Careers in Hybrids and Electrical
· Leadership in Drive... Making Bold Moves
· Managing Effective Meetings
· Interviewing Skills Panel
· Being Feminine and Professional
· How to Sustainably Refuel Your Body, Mind and Spirit: Learn to Recognize and Vanquish the Big 10 Energy Vampires
· Hybrid Powertrains
· Simple Life Work Management
· Leading a Global Team
· Assessing the Health of Your Career
· Developing Your Personal Brand
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.swe.org/SWE/RegionH/Detroit/PDC_Website.html.
Dr. Angela C.
The Sixth Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR2008)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
This annual conference is
jointly sponsored by
The proceedings from CNSR2008 will be archived through the IEEE Digital Library.
Technical papers describing original research in the field of communication networks and services are invited. Topics and areas to be presented at the conference are listed below. However, papers outside these areas are also welcome with a requirement that they describe current original work in the fields described, either theoretical or applied and have not been published elsewhere. Both industrial and academic contributions are invited.
2008 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS)
ISTAS is the annual symposium of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (link).
The theme for ISTAS 08 is: Citizens, Groups, Communities and Information and Communication Technologies.
IEEE Conference Search
Senior Member Upgrades
The following members were upgraded to Senior Member status at the February 2008 IEEE Admission and Advancement Panel meeting.
Newly Elected IEEE Senior Member Featured in this Issue
Keyvan Hashtrudi-Zaad received his B.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran in February 1991; his M.A.Sc. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in December 1994; and his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in November 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Queen's
Prof. Hashtrudi-Zaad's research interests largely lie in the areas of control systems, robotics, human machine interfaces and telerobotics. These include:
Modeling and control of flexible link and joint manipulators, integral manifolds, and singular perturbations.
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