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Issue: July 2008                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

News of Interest

 

      Your News

-     Toronto Section is hosting a Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy
-     IEEE Reliability Society in conjunction with its Ottawa Chapter, and the Student Branch coordinators will be hosting a series of presentations throughout a day this September
-     Joint chapter of Vancouver/Victoria Sections Circuits and Systems Society organizes distinguishes lecture events
-     University of Toronto Team wins Innovate Canada FPGA programming competition

 

      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Professor Jose Azana is awarded the prestigious IEEE/LEOS Young Investigator award
-     Newly elevated IEEE Canada members to Senior Status

 

      Call for Papers

-     2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (May 12-15, 2009)
-     First International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (October 25-28, 2008)

 

      Conferences

-     Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
-     All IEEE Conferences in Canada

 

      IEEE News

-     New in Computing: Agile Development
-     New Online Directory Opens Doors to Networking
-     Harvard Shares Management Tips

 

 







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     Your News

Toronto Section is hosting a Symposium on Alternate Energy and Global Synergy

Tuesday, July 15, 2008
8:15 AM- 5:00 PM

ENG LG13 and ENG LG21
George Vari Engineering and Computing Center
Ryerson University
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1Z2

Attendance is Free. Registration by e-mail is compulsory by July 7, 2008

Vision and Objective

  • Brainstorm on viable technologies to be developed through R&D efforts on "Alternate Energy" in view of climate change, global warming, international commitments and depleting fossil fuels
  • Identify technologies for local and global applications
  • Identify the role of stake holders in this effort
  • Identify possible teams comprising individuals organizations for specific project
  • Prepare a roadmap to implement the above ideas for follow up
  • Discuss the mechanism to carry this forward the R&D efforts to reach desired goals and develop transferable technologies to lead demonstration of projects in the field
  • Discuss mechanism of international cooperation to achieve 'Global Synergy'

For general contact:

Prof. S (Sreenivasa) Murthy (Chair)
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
245 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 1Z2
Email: smurthy@ee.ryerson.ca

For registration:

Registration by email is compulsory.
Please email before July 7th, 2008 to:
Dr. Bala Venkatesh, ELCE Dept, Ryerson University
Email: venkat@ee.Ryerson.ca

Organizing Committee:

Murthy (Ryerson U), Chair
Sri Krishnan (Ryerson U)
Bin Wu (Ryerson U)
Richard Cheung (Ryerson U)
David Xu (Ryerson U)
Bala Venkatesh (Ryerson U)
Alexei Botchkarev (Chair, IEEE Toronto Section)
Ravi Seethapathi (Hydro One)

For more details visit: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/news/symposium.pdf

IEEE Reliability Society in conjunction with its Ottawa Chapter, and the Student Branch coordinators will be hosting a series of presentations throughout a day this September

RaedAbdullah@ieee.org

Contact Raed Abdullah for more information, sponsorship, presentation, or getting involved opportunities

Joint chapter of Vancouver/Victoria Sections Circuits and Systems Society organizes distinguish lecture events


Multiview Video Coding
Dr. Huifang Sun
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories
Tuesday July 15, 2008 3-4 PM (Pacific time)
Room: IRMACS ASB 10900, Simon Fraser University
Webcast information: http://www.ensc.sfu.ca/~jiel/ieee/2008_Sun.html

Building High Performance Neuromorphic and Bioinspired Systems: Spike-based Digital Vision
Dr. Tobi Delbruck
Institute of Neuroinformatics
Monday July 28, 2008 11AM-12 PM (Pacific time)
Room: IRMACS ASB 10900, Simon Fraser University
Webcast information: http://www.ensc.sfu.ca/~jiel/ieee/2008_Delbruck.html

University of Toronto Team wins Innovate Canada FPGA programming competition

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2008 Innovate Canada FPGA programming competition. This program is sponsored by industry to encourage risk-taking and innovation at the university levels in the area of hardware/software co-design. The design competition provided student groups with leading edge Altera FPGA based development boards, FPGA design tools from Altera and C-to-FPGA tools from Impulse, and engineering support from both companies in their efforts to develop commercially useful and innovative applications.

All of the resulting applications are being made available to the public via the www.innovatecanada.ca website

   1st.-Digital Revolution, U. of Toronto:
   FPGA-based object recognition project automating object detection

   2nd.-ISE for LEON, U. of Ottawa:
   Generation of a fuzzy logic co-processor as instruction set extension for the LEON
   processor

   3rd.-CarletonDSP, Carleton U.:
   Hardware implementation of a wavelet image compression algorithm

   3rd.-Vidigo, U. of Saskatchewan:
   Ethernet transmission of MJPEG stream from standard composite (yellow RCA)
   NTSC video signal input

   Honourable mention: Heart rate monitor, Carleton U.:
   Heart rate estimator using phonocardiogram (PCG) signals automating
   unattended unobtrusive monitoring

If you would like to volunteer for the next FPGA Workshop in Ottawa (October 14-15) 2008, or the Canadian FPGA programming competition that follows (January-May 2009), please contact the event chair: Alfredo Herrera alfredo.herrera@ieee.org

 

     Our Members in the Spotlight

Professor Jose Azana is awarded the prestigious IEEE/LEOS Young Investigator award

 

Professor Jose Azana has been recognized by the IEEE LEOS, Laser & Electro Optics, society for his pioneer contributions on innovative ultra-fast optical pulse processing techniques, particularly temporal self-imaging (Talbot) effects, using all-fiber grating technologies. He is the 2008 winner of LEOS Young Investigator Award. The award was presented to Dr. Azana at the May plenary session of the OSA-CLEO conference celebrated in San Jose, California. This is a very prestigious recognition that is coming to Canada for the first time.

All our congratulations!

Newly elevated IEEE Canada members to Senior Status

 

IEEE Canada Congratulates its 39 new Senior Members elevated at the May 2008 A&A meeting!

Dr. Abdul Al-Azzawi

Ottawa Section

Milivoje Aleksic

Toronto Section

Mohd. Hasan Ali

Toronto Section

Robert Allison

Toronto Section

Foued Ben Amara

Toronto Section

Dorin Emil Calbaza

Toronto Section

Yuxin Chen

Toronto Section

Amitabh Chhabra

Toronto Section

Tom Cumberland

Toronto Section

Robert Fabian

Toronto Section

Serag Gadelrab

Toronto Section

Sergiu Goma

Toronto Section

Yinhua Goa

Toronto Section

AbdulRazaq Haruna

Toronto Section

Charles Johnson

Toronto Section

James Kozlowski

Hamilton Section

Raymond Hon-Sing Kwong

Toronto Section

K Lun Eddie Law

Toronto Section

Carolyn McIssac

Ottawa Section

Konstantin Manyakin

Toronto Section

Fasih Masood

Toronto Section

Paul Milgram

Toronto Section

Roy Ng

Toronto Section

Jonathan Ostroff

Toronto Section

Alberto Quiroz

Toronto Section

Ali Rahal

Toronto Section

Vijay Raina

Toronto Section

Mario Ramirez

Toronto Section

Shuen Yan Stephan Se

Toronto Section

Zsolt Istvan Sepa

Toronto Section

Mohammad Hossein Shakiba

Toronto Section

Zhong Bing Shen

Toronto Section

Tarlochan Singh

Toronto Section

Bala Venkatesh

Toronto Section

Philip Vlach

Toronto Section

Marilyn Welles

Toronto Section

Wei Yu

Toronto Section

Gerald David Zarnett

Toronto Section

Andrej Zdravkovic

Toronto Section

For more information and to apply visit Senior Member place on the IEEE portal.

 

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     Call for Papers

2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (May 12-15, 2009, Hamilton, ON)

The 2nd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2009) is a Canadian and international forum for engineers, scientists, policy advisors, industry and other stakeholders to share and exchange new information and ideas for dealing with climate change and global warming. It also provides an opportunity for participants to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. The CCTC2009 is organized by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and nine of its member societies. The CCTC2009 will be held on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton. The theme of the conference is:

CLIMATE CHANGE ... DEAL WITH IT!

The above theme reflects the need to prepare practical responses to climate change and global warming. The proposed conference topic categories are:

    Impacts: Environmental and economic impacts; potential safety, health and security risks

    Monitoring: GHG tracking, emission measurement, engineering issues and indicators

    Modeling: Emissions/economic/climate, infrastructure design, energy systems and lifecycle

    Mitigation: GHG management, carbon free energy, carbon management and biofixation

    Adaptation: Engineering design, planning, processes, tools, risk management

    Biorefining: Products, biochemical and thermo-chemical technology

    Education: Strategies, paradigms and effect on the professiont

    Standards: International standards initiatives, protocols, benefits of standards and other initiatives

    Policy and Regulation: Emission trading, environment, carbon sink and emission reduction incentives


Interested authors/panelists are invited to submit a proposal in English or French for a paper, poster paper or presentation. Paper manuscripts will be subject to peer review. Proposals should include:
(a) The title and an abstract (< 400 words) providing a synopsis of the central theme;
(b) The author's preferred topic category, see list above;
(c) A list of full names, affiliations and contact information for the authors or panelists and
(d) A designated primary contact with full contact information.
Proposals should be submitted, by September 15, 2008, via the Conference website at www.cctc2009.ca or sent by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Mr. Eric Williams
Technical Subcommittee Chair, c/o Canoe-About Inc.
16 Brookview Crescent, RR#2
Tiverton, Ontario, N0G 2T0

Fax: 519-396-6926
E-mail: info@canoe-about.ca
Phone: 519-396-8844

Dates to Remember:
Proposal submission: 2008/09/15
Notification of proposal acceptance: 2008/10/30
Draft manuscript submission: 2008/12/15
Acceptance notification & reviewers' comments: 2009/03/0 1
Final manuscript submission: 2009/04/03.

For more information, please visit the conference web site at www.cctc2009.ca

First International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (October 25-28, 2008)

ISABEL is organized for the first time. Aalborg University is proud to host the event on 25-28 October 2008 at the Aalborg Kongres og Kultur Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.

The inter-disciplinary approach is becoming more and more a trend in scientific and engineering communities. This trend is confirmed by the strong connections between two of the most prosperous research areas, bio-medical and communication engineering, also with respect to pure sciences (e.g., mathematics and physics), which applied to the former show to be extremely powerful tools. This symposium provides an ideal platform for worldwide engineers and scientists. Indeed, internationally recognized researches and practitioners will share cutting-edge information, address hot issues, explore emerging technologies, exchange and build upon ideas. Particular stress will be put on the current and potential connections between pure sciences, biomedical and communication engineering, highlighting the beneficial synergies among these research areas.

Aalborg is an old, Danish city dating back to around the year 1040. With its approximately 200,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Denmark and the capital of region of northern Jutland, which has more than 600,000 inhabitants and thereby is the third largest region in Denmark. Today, Aalborg is an active city of commerce and service while still having retained a significant industrial and production sector. During the recent decade, the major developments have taken place within IT, education and research. Close to 14,000 students are enrolled at Aalborg University, ranging from students at preparatory courses through doctoral-level candidates. Of these, 12.5% are international students, coming from different countries around the world.

The organizers of ISABEL'08 wish you welcome to Aalborg, Denmark, the "Mobile Valley".

Submission Guidelines
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit Full Papers (max 5-pages length) in the IEEE conference styles (see IEEE template). However, Extended Abstracts (max 2-pages length) will be also considered for publication. Please submit abstract / papers using the online submission form. All accepted papers will be granted either an Oral Presentation or a Poster Presentation.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 25/07/2008
Notification of acceptance: 10/09/2008
Camera ready submission: 25/09/2008

Tutorial proposal submission deadline: 25/07/2008
Notification of acceptance 10/08/2008
Presentation submission: 25/09/2008

Demo and Prototype Proposal submission deadline: 25/07/2008
Notification of acceptance: 10/08/2008

Registration deadline:
Early registration deadline: 25/08/2008
Late registration deadline: 25/09/2008

Contact Information:
Niels Jernes Vej 12, DK-9220, Aalborg, Denmark
Phone / Fax: +45 9940 8688 / 9815 1583
Email: isabel2008@es.aau.dk

 

 

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     Conferences

Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada

2008 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - ISIT 06
July 6-11, 2008
Toronto, ON

IPCC 2008 - International Professional Communication Conference
July 13-16, 2008
Concordia University Montreal, QC

EMBC 2008 - 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
August 20-25, 2008
Vancouver, BC

ICWCUCA 2008- 2nd International Conference on Wireless on Communications in Underground and Confined Areas
Aug 25-27, 2008
The Forestel Hotel Vald-'Or, QC

OCEANS 2008
September 14-19, 2008
Quebec, QC

VTC 2008 - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
September 21-24, 2008
Mariott Hotel, Calgary, AB

North American Power Symposium (NAPS)
September 28-30, 2008
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Contact: William Rosehart
partment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Tel: 1-403-220-5005
Fax:1-403-282-6855
E-mail: rosehart@ucalgary.ca
Web: http://www.naps2008.net

All IEEE Conferences in Canada


Find information about these and all IEEE Conferences in Canada here.

 

 


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     IEEE News

 

New in Computing: Agile Development

Maurizio Morisio, Computing Now board member and IEEE Software magazine's associate editor in chief for online initiatives, has gathered several articles on how the agile approach works, its results, and how practitioners can use it. Read more at: http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/computingnow/

 

New Online Directory Opens Doors to Networking

IEEE Membernet http://www.ieee.org/web/membership/memberNet.html

It's not quite Facebook, but a new online directopry will let members discover IEEE colleagues they may not know but with whom they share a common interest. Being able to find and connect with other industry professionals is one of the key reasons people join IEEE. And with the new IEEE memberNet, members will be able to pinpoint people according to such criteria as technical interest, geographic region, and society membership. The network is available only to IEEE members at no charge.

Getting Started:

Log into myIEEE (http://www.ieee.org/myieee) with your IEEE Web account.

Opt in to the system through My Opt-In Preference link (This takes you to a page in myAccount where you can choose the information from your member profile that you want to display).

Once you have saved your information the memberNet gets updated in real time and your information will be displayed.

You can search for others by their first and/or last name.

You can also look members up in different geographical locations, society they belong to, and etc.

 

Harvard Shares Management Tips

Download a free Harvard Business Review management article at Build Your Career, Why Should Anyone be Lead by You? To download this free copy providing name and email is required. Find the 10 page article here:
http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/buildyourcareer/offers

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events


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

Canadian Atlantic

Kitchener-Waterloo

London

Montreal

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Northern Canada

Ottawa

Southern Alberta

Toronto

Vancouver

Winnipeg

 

 

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I look forward to receiving news/article(s) from your sections and/or yours or other IEEE colleagues' achievements for the newsletter. Please forward any such correspondence by the 20th of the month to the Editor at
newsletter@ieee.ca

 

 

 

 


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