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Issue: September 2009                                                        IEEE Canada News Central



This Issue's Content:


      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011 Candidates
-     Message from the President
-     Renew Your Membership for 2010
-     Interview with Candidates of President-Elect 2010-2011
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances


      Your News

-     Vancouver Section investigates cyber security in power systems
-     London Section holds living wall/ living roof
-     Montreal Section examines Scaling Challenges for Embedded SRAMs
-     Toronto Section seminar on Enabling Technologies for 3D IC Integration


      News of Interest

-     Ottawa Won the Competition for Holding the ICC in June 2012
-     New IEEE Senior Members in the Ottawa Section
-     IEEE Career services
-     New Home and Auto Group Insurance Program


      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     2009 IEEE Canada Industry Leadership Award: Lorry Wilson
-     2009 IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award: David J. Kemp


      Call for Papers

-     Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems, IEEE TIC-STH 2009
-     IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (2009 IEEE CEPEC)
-     IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects Workshop


      Conferences and Workshops

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



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     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011 Candidates

IEEE Canada Board of Directors has nominated the following candidates for the IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010-2011:

  • Dr. Keith Brown
  • Dr. Maike Luiken
  • Mr. Marcelo Mota

    This is an election year for IEEE Canada. We encourage you to vote when you receive your ballot from IEEE.

    IEEE Canada President-Elect 2010 - 2011 Candidates Featured in this Issue


    For complete biography and position statement, please click here

    Senior Engineer
    Nuclear Division
    Ontario Power Generation
    Pickering, Ontario, Canada

    Keith Brown is a senior engineer with Ontario Power Generation's Nuclear Division and an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto. He has performed research and development in short-range radio frequency communications and also had the unique and rewarding experience of having served 15 years with the Canadian Forces; retiring from active duty in 2003. He holds degrees in mathematics and physics, advanced degrees in electrical and computer engineering (MSc'99, PhD'03), and a diploma in business management, all from the University of Alberta. He has published in excess of 23 technical documents and maintains a keen interest in the application and development of advanced instrumentation. Dr. Brown is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a licensed professional engineer in both Alberta and Ontario.


    IEEE Ethics and Member Conduct Committee, Region 7 Hearing Panel Delegate, 2006-08.


    RAB Section Sustained Membership Growth Award (As Section Chair), 2005, 2004.

    KEITH BROWN - Position Statement (excerpt)

    It is my goal to bring more energy and enthusiasm to the region, its members and volunteers as Region 7 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect. I am confident I can serve the needs of our members based on my industry experience as well as my IEEE involvement, having lived and volunteered in two of the three geographical areas within IEEE Canada. IEEE Canada has been very successful - but we can do better.

    As Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, my goals are:

  • Work with the sections, chapters and student branches to support their goals and
  • Grow the membership by promoting opportunities for our members and volunteers     to expand and maintain their professional networks
  • Build a sustainable leadership team where the members and volunteers
        increasingly find value and enjoyment through their involvement within the

    My varied experience and insight makes me ideally suited to represent Region 7 as Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect and I would be honored to serve in such a capacity.


    For complete biography and position statement, please click here

    Dean, Applied Research, Business Development and Innovation, Sustainable Development
    Lambton College,
    Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

    Maike Luiken obtained her Staatsexamen in Mathematics and Physics from the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany (1979) and her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Waterloo (1982).Maike has over 30 years of professional experience in teaching, research and educational administration, community and network building and especially in connecting industry partners, government agencies and researchers in advanced technology projects. She has worked in both the public and private sectors in Canada, the USA and Germany.Maike is a founder of the Ottawa Photonics Research Alliance (OPRA), the Ottawa Wireless Research Alliance (OWRA) and is a member of numerous boards including Unmanned Vehicle Systems (UVS) Canada.Her areas of expertise include sustainable development, advanced data communications, leadership and management of research projects in College and University environments, development of educational simulations and leading edge on-line learning modules.Maike is a SMIEEE and a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.


    IEEE Sustainability AdHoc Committee, 2009. RAB Student Activities Committee, 2003-05


    Ottawa Section Volunteer Recognition, 2002-04.
    London Section Volunteer Recognition, 2007.

    MAIKE LUIKEN - Position Statement (excerpt)

    IEEE members are at the forefront of science, technology and applications development and are vital to meeting our evolving technological and societal challenges - like global warming - and to enabling a sustainable future for all.

    As Region 7 Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect, I shall contribute to the IEEE missions by:

  • Enhancing the members' experience by advocating activities inclusive of all
        members, industrial and community partners
  • Supporting the Sections in providing locally accessible activities of interest and
        relevance to members' careers and professional development
  • Enabling a very satisfactory IEEE volunteer experience through support, training
        and recognition
  • Enhancing the visibility, branding, and impact of IEEE through increasing
        collaborative activities between industry, business, organizations, academia and
  • Promoting the use of advanced communications technologies for member
  • Promoting and supporting two IEEE Canada conferences and
        local IEEE conferences and workshops
  • Engaging the public through IEEE activities
  • Practising prudent financial responsibility

    Representing the interests of the IEEE Canada members, I will make our voice and concerns heard nationally and internationally.


    For complete biography and position statement, please click here

    Director, IT Programs
    Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Marcelo Mota holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil, and a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Warwick, England. He joined the Greater Toronto Airports Authority in 2001 and currently holds the position of Director, IT Programs. Marcelo has a total of 27 years of experience in the IT, Energy, Government, and Consulting industry. He was the Director of Business Development and Operations & Technical Support of a provincial information technology company. Prior to this, Marcelo spent 17 years at a large hydro company, holding the positions of Head of the Corporate Strategic Planning Division, General Manager of the Tenders & Contracts Department, General Manager of the IT Department, Regional Manager of the Metropolitan Area, and Head of a number of Engineering Divisions. He is also a Project Management Professional certified by the Project Management Institute.


    Educational Activities Board (EAB): Board Member, 1997.
    EAB Transnational Committee Chair, 1997-98.
    EAB Outreach Committee, 1998.
    EAB Section Outreach Committee, 2003.
    Member and Geographic Activities Board (MGAB), Board Member, 1997.
    MGA Section/Chapter Support Committee, 1997.
    Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), Board Member, 1997-98.


    Larry K. Wilson Transnational Award, 2008.
    IEEE Third Millennium Medal, 2000.

    MARCELO MOTA - Position Statement (excerpt)

    After working diligently for 20+ years to ensure that the Institute keeps providing its members with value, I have accumulated a great amount of administrative experience and operational acumen related to IEEE operations. This, together with my relevant technical and business career, will set me up for success in serving the IEEE Canadian members. In being elected, I will:

  • Stimulate and empower Sections to be more active in creating the local
        environment for one of IEEE's most important service: members networking with
        their peers and sharing knowledge and ideas
  • Encourage and seek more and stronger partnerships with other professional
        associations. The use of Technical Cooperation Agreements signed with local
        and national societies and governmental agencies to conduct joint initiatives will
        be the tool to implement this partnership goal
  • The growth and sustainability of the IEEE - and its Regions and Sections -
        depends on its capacity of being perceived as a source of knowledge and
        influence. The establishment of a set of policies and projects concerning
        positioning and outreach will also be a priority

    Message from the President

    Dear IEEE Canada Members,

    As expected, the past few months have been busy for IEEE Canada.

    In March'2009, I was invited to IEEE Vancouver Section to represent IEEE Canada at both the IEEE Control System Society Chapter and the IEEE International Systems Conference. In 2008, the Vancouver Section's Power & Energy Society (PES) Chapter as the top among 190 other PES chapters world-wide, and received a $1000 award. This is the third consecutive year that the Vancouver Section PES chapter has scored among the top chapters in the world. This Chapter is also the winner of the PES Membership Contest (second year in a row) in the Large Chapters Category, with 23% membership increase in 2008, and awarded an additional $1000. Congratulations to all Area West for this great achievement that brings Vancouver Section to the forefront in the year when IEEE and PES are celebrating its 125th anniversary.

    Meanwhile, the Central Area of IEEE Canada has been quite busy with student volunteers preparing for the Annual TELUS Students Competition Workshop in September'2009. This is in addition to a number of IEEE/ International Conferences being held in the Central Area. Also, my congratulations go to the Toronto Section for taking the lead in preparation for celebrating IEEE 125th year Anniversary at the up-coming September 26-27, 2009 Conference on Humanity, and IEEE Milestone Ceremony for First Cardiac Pacemaker - John Hopps in Toronto.

    Area East has been busy with many events, commitments and accomplishment this year. We had a very successful Spring Region Board Meeting in St. John's May'2009 that started with one successful day of Spring Training Sessions that was conducted by prominent Guest Speakers. Following the Spring Region Meeting was the Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE'2009) that was well attended and high-lighted by the Awards presentation to eleven (Canadian Achievement and Service Awards) at the Conference Banquet. Congratulations to all recipients, it was recognition well deserved.

    I am very proud of both the Ottawa and Montreal Sections for engaging with IEEE/EAB to accomplish the project that I have initiated on Pre-University Education Program, where I was honored as an invited speaker. Student representatives from different IEEE Canada sections, school teachers, school board representatives, and Ministry of Education (Province of Quebec) all contributed to the success of this IEEE Canada Teacher In-Service Program as Training Workshop (Montreal May 15-16, 2009). There were more than100 participants, and the feedback on the workshop was excellent. A Web-page has been created that contains the event's agenda, slide presentations, evaluation results, lesson plans, pictures and more.

    Please visit:

    During my visit to the Montreal Section, I represented IEEE Canada at the National Engineering Summit in Montreal, May'2009. The Summit's aim was to discuss the future of engineering in Canada and the roles of engineers in society over the next few decades as the engineering profession collaborates with other professions for a safer, cleaner, healthier and more competitive Canada. It was concluded with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing their collaboration. The engineering profession will use the results to guide its future direction particularly in the areas of engineering education and public policy in Canadian society. These issues are very important to the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and its 12 constituent Society members including IEEE Canada. That is why EIC, as a leading engineering institution in Canada, became an organizer of the Summit along with the five other main Canadian Engineering Organizations. For more information, Please Visit:

    I attended the IEEE Board Meeting series in L.A., in June'09 and I would like to share with you some of the Highlights:

    The IEEE Board of Directors approved a member dues increase for 2010, raising dues by $5 for higher grade members, and $2 for students (the first increase in student dues since 2003). The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board made the following decisions which will be of interest to our members:

    • Approved the 2008 recipients of the Awards for Student Branch, Section, and Sustained Section Membership Growth
    • Approved the IEEE Sections Congress 2011 theme, "Empowering members to create the future"

    The IEEE-Sections Congress aims to obtain feedback from the IEEE Members through their Section delegates and to follow up on the priorities identified. The top ten SC08 recommendations have been presented to the IEEE Board of Directors and the MGA Board has agreed to take ownership of the recommendations.

    A communication plan has been developed and the MGA Board intends to create a response summarizing the action being taken or justification for why action was not taken will be provided at each MGA Board Meeting. Updates on SC08 recommendations will be provided quarterly in the SCOOP newsletter, and it will be published in the Institute late 2009 and 2010. A final report on the top ten recommendations will be completed by December 2010. A progress report on each of the recommendations is available on the IEEE Sections Congress web page.

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all an enjoyable rest of the summer.

    Dr. Ferial El-Hawary, P.Eng., F.IEEE, F.EIC, F.MTS
    2008-2009 IEEE-Canada President and Region 7 Director

    Interview with Candidates of President-Elect 2010-2011

    Renew Your Membership for 2010

    There's still time to renew your 2010 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

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         Your News

    Vancouver Section investigates cyber security in power systems

    Friday Sept 11, 2009, 12 - 1 pm, BC Hydro Dunsmuir Auditorium, Vancouver, BC

    As the connectivity of power grid facilities increases with the adoption of new information and communications technologies, there is a growing concern over cyber security of the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems. Although the importance of cyber security for IT is well recognized, research on the integrated cyber-power systems is just emerging. This seminar will provide the background and vulnerability issues of SCADA systems. Concepts and techniques for vulnerability assessment will be discussed with simulation cases.

    For details:

    London Section holds living wall/ living roof

    Thursday Sept 10, 2009, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, N105 Lambton College, Sarnia, ON

    The active living walls is an interior plantscape is an exciting new approach to sustainable building design. It represents the hybridization of science and art to deal with real problems of indoor air quality in an aesthetic and sustainable manner.

    For details:

    Montreal Section examines Scaling Challenges for Embedded SRAMs

    Thursday Sept 10, 2009, 6 pm, Concordia University, SGW Campus, EV 002.184, QC

    Embedded SRAMs often comprise the majority of die area in modern Systems on Chips (SOCs). The 6T SRAM cell is the widely used and its operation and performance metrics are well understood. Scaling into the nano-metric region has created many challenges for SRAMs. Cell leakage has dramatically increased, static noise margin has significantly reduced and increasing variability has made robust design challenge. Moreover, issues such as write margin and soft-errors, which were previously not concerns, now require design considerations. This talk will review the current state of the art in embedded SRAMs, and will present few solutions to deal with the above mentioned challenges.

    For details:

    Toronto Section seminar on Enabling Technologies for 3D IC Integration

    Wednesday, Sept 23, 2009, 11:00 a.m, Room GB 120, Galbraith Building, University of Toronto, ON

    Moore's law has been the most powerful driver for the development of the microelectronic industry. This law emphasizes on lithography scaling and integration (in 2D) of all functions on a single chip, perhaps through system-on-chip (SoC). On the other hand, the integration of all these functions can be achieved through system-in- package (SiP) or, ultimately, 3D IC integration, which is a very complicated subject. It involves component and system designs, FAB, packaging, testing, and materials and equipment suppliers. The key enabling technologies for 3D IC integration and wafer-level Packaging (WLP) are, e.g., electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical designs and tests, known good die (KGD), TSV (through silicon vias) with RDL (redistribution layers), wafer thinning and thin wafer handling, thin chip strength measurement and improving, microbump forming and assembly, low temperature C2W and W2W bonding, embedded WLP, hybrid SiP, optical PCB, and thermal management. In this lecture, all these enabling technologies will be discussed. Most of the materials are based on the technical papers published within the past 3 years by the instructor and others.

    For details:

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         News of Interest

    Ottawa Won the Competition for Holding the ICC in June 2012

    On June 17, 2009 at the International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2009 in Dresden, Germany, theComSoc GIMS Committee announced that the IEEE Ottawa Section ( won the competition against other major international cities for holding the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) in Ottawa in 2012.

    The ICC 2012 will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from June 10 till June 15, 2012.

    The estimated number of the conference attendees will be 1500 to 2000. The conference will have a significant impact in regaining the reputation and business of the Canadian telecom and high tech companies that are facing many challenges during these recent years, and would raise the profile and visibility of these companies. As well as the conference will benefit the academia, scientific and engineering research, industry and local business in Ottawa.

    Last year conference (ICC 2008) was held in Beijing, China This year conferences: ICC 2009 is held in Dresden, Germany The ICC 2010 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, and the ICC 2011 will be held in Kyoto, Japan And the ICC 2012 will be held in Ottawa, Canada.

    New IEEE Senior Members in the Ottawa Section

    Following members were elevated in May 2009 meeting, results became available in July. Congratulations!

    Parsons, Kieran Member of communications Society
    Raguparan, Masilamany member of Communications Society
    Roy, Dipak

    IEEE Career services

    Looking for a new job? Check out the following site!


    New Home and Auto Group Insurance Program

    The IEEE Financial Advantage Program is pleased to announce that The Personal Insurance Company is now a provider of home and auto group insurance to IEEE Canada members. One of Canada's largest group insurers, The Personal insures members and employees of over 550 organizations and has over 650,000 policies in force across the country. The advantages of this voluntary benefit include preferred rates not available to the general public, exceptional service, and personalized protection.

    IEEE Canada members*, their spouses and dependants** are eligible for this new program.

    To find out how much you can save, get a quote from The Personal by phone or on their Web site. Take advantage of your home and auto group insurance plan. Get a quote from The Personal
    Tel: 1-888-476-8737

    * One must be a member in good standing of the IEEE at the time of application and continue active membership in order to be eligible for the group rates.
    ** Certain conditions apply.


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         Our Members in the Spotlight

    2009 IEEE Canada Industry Leadership Award: Lorry Wilson

    Lorry Wilson (MIEEE) is a director on the Management Board of Grasslands Renewable Energy LLC, a US corporation that is developing the Wind Spirit Project. He is also a Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Power (2006) Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Lorry Wilson & Associates Ltd. Lorry received his degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, graduating with distinction in 1974.

    Lorry joined SaskPower in 1974 assuming management roles of increasing responsibility in various aspects of long?range system planning for generation and transmission. In 1996 Lorry joined the Power Pool of Alberta to lead the development of Alberta's first competitive market for electricity. Mr. Wilson was the CEO of the Power Pool of Alberta before the merger with the Transmission Administrator function into the AESO (Alberta Electric System Operator). In 2002 Lorry left the Power Pool to create Rocky Mountain Power which along with Lectrix created the Montana Alberta Tie Line (MATL), North America's first merchant power line. The MATL project was subsequently acquired by Tonbridge Power (TBZ.v). In 2007, Lorry and his colleagues next created Rocky Mountain Power (2006) Inc. Lorry's current activities center around the Wind Spirit Project being developed by Grasslands Renewable Energy.

    Mr. Wilson is a professional engineer with over 30 years of expertise in the power industry. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Mr. Wilson is a past Chairman of the South Saskatchewan Section of the IEEE. He resides in Calgary, Alberta with his wife Pamela. His two grown children, Nicola and Mike also live in Calgary. He is currently focused on enabling greater utilization of renewable energy sources in the bulk power grids.

    2009 IEEE Canada W.S. Read Outstanding Service Award: David J. Kemp

    David J. Kemp (SMIEEE) holds a diploma in electronics engineering technology from the Manitoba Institute of Technology and a certificate in Industrial Management and Administration. He retired from Manitoba Telecom Services following 35 years of telecom experience in systems design, training, project management, customer service, planning, and information technology. In 2001 Dave commenced consulting activities in Europe and several clients in Canada. Dave served as Board member, Electronics Industry Association of Manitoba, and The Canadian Institute of Management. He is a Fellow of The Engineering Institute of Canada. Dave is licensed to conduct industrial hearing conservation tests.

    An active volunteer since 1964, Dave held senior positions at all levels of IEEE including Student Branch, Winnipeg Section, Area, IEEE Canada, and IEEE worldwide. He served as President?IEEE Canada, Region 7 Director, and IEEE Secretary. He initiated the IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program as well as associated Affinity Groups. He was founding Chair of IEEE Canada's Conference Advisory Committee (CONAC) and the IEEE Canada Standards Committee. He has been active in establishing IEEE's online communities. Dave led the major re?branding of IEEE in 2000. In 2008 he led the publication of A 25?Year History of IEEE Canada. He has been a board and executive officer of the IEEE Engineering Management and IEEE Professional Communication Societies. Dave continues to be a member of several IEEE Societies and groups including Computer, Professional Communication, Women in Engineering, Communications, Technology Management, Standards, and is an Associate Editor - IEEE Canadian Review.

    Dave has received awards for his leadership and volunteer activities. In 1965 he was awarded the Outstanding Leadership and Service award (Student Branch); 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal; 1980 the Western Canada Silver Merit Award, 1995 IEEE Professional Communication Society Emily K Schlesinger Award; 1998 RAB Leadership Award and 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal.


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         Call for Papers

    Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis

    To be held at
    2009 IEEE Toronto International Conference -Science and Technology for Humanity TIC-STH 2009 September 27-29, 2009 Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    We cordially invite prospective authors to submit papers to the "Symposium on Engineered & Natural Complex Systems: Modeling, Simulation & Analysis" to be held at the TIC-STH 2009 conference in Toronto. This interdisciplinary Symposium provides forum to discuss the state-of-the-art research across a broad spectrum of the IEEE science and technology fields of interest and is not limited to the traditional IEEE areas. The Symposium topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

    • Structure, function and dynamics of complex systems, i.e. data communication networks, cyberspace, transportation networks, organizational networks, power grids, biological, physical, social, ecological, epidemiological and other complex systems & networks
    • Emergence, multiscale phenomena, self-organization, self-similarity, long range dependence, phase transition, pattern formation, synchronization, robustness, reliability, fragility, interdependence, cooperation, adaptation, evolution, clustering, small world, degree distribution, diameter, motifs, etc...
    • Analysis & control techniques of dynamics & performance, mean field & information theory of complex systems & networks
    • Cellular automata, agent based & individually based and other models of complex systems & networks and their simulations

    The accepted papers will be published in the IEEE TIC-STH 2009 Proceedings indexed by IEEE Xplore - Most Respected Scientific Full-Text Database. All paper submissions will be peer reviewed, must conform to the IEEE TIC-STH 2009 submission policy and should be in English language:

    The Symposium provides an opportunity to Publish Lengthier Papers - Up to 6 (six) Pages With No Extra Fee. Additionally, high-value tutorials are included with registration.

    Important Dates

      Paper Proposals Submission (Title/Abstract)

      Friday, March 6, 2009

      Submission of Full Length Papers for Review

      Friday, May 1, 2009

      Notification of Acceptance

      Friday, June 26, 2009

      Final Paper Submission Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Author's Registration Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Advance Registration Deadline

      Friday, August 28, 2009  

    IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (2009 IEEE CEPEC)

    Date: October 22 - 23, 2009
    Location: The Conference will be held at the Hotel Holiday Inn
    Select Located at 99 Viger Ave West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Your proposal should include, as a minimum, information on the following points:

    For more information contact: Anader Benyamin

    IEEE IAS Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects Workshop

    March 29-31, 2010
    Telus Convention Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    The IEEE IAS ESTMP Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of electrical safety, engineering design, system reliability and the implementation and execution of Mega Projects. The Workshop focus will be to share innovative concepts, successes as well as lessons learned in the areas of: 1) advancing state of the art knowledge and best practices, 2) stimulating innovation in creating the next generation of technology and 3) design and implementation of Mega Projects.



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    IEEE Toronto International Conference - Science and Technology for Humanity

    Important Dates

      Tutorials Proposals submission

      Friday, January 9, 2009

      Paper Proposals Submission (Title/Abstract)  

      Friday, March 6, 2009

      Submission of Full Length Papers for Review

      Friday, May 1, 2009

      Notification of Acceptance

      Friday, June 26, 2009

      Final Paper Submission Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Author's Registration Deadline

      Friday, July 31, 2009

      Advance Registration Deadline

      Friday, August 28, 2009  

    The TIC-STH conference is an international forum for state-of-the-art research across a broad spectrum of the IEEE science and technology fields of interest.

    The format of the conference is several parallel Symposia focusing on the advanced scientific and technological problems, especially of the interdisciplinary nature.

    • Systems (including systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies; design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability; quality control and system management; risk management)
    • Superconductivity(including the science and technology of superconductors and their applications, including materials and their applications for electronics, magnetics and power systems, where the superconductor properties are central to the application)
    • Technology Management(including technology policy development; management of research; education of personnel engaged in managing innovation; the economics of innovation; the impact of technology on society)
    • Advances and History of the Pacemakers(In conjunction with the IEEE Milestone celebration - External Cardiac Pacemaker)
    • Aerospace and Electronic Systems
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • Information and Knowledge Management
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Sustainable Development
    • Intelligent Transportation Systems in a Large City
    • Sensors (including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators)
    • Nanotechnology (including the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications)
    • Electronic Design Automation (including the theory, implementation and use of EDA/CAD tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems; tools that automate all levels of the design, analysis and verification of hardware and embedded software up to and including complete working systems)
    • Biometrics(biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/or behavioral features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis)
    • High-Performance Computing
    • Quantitative Methods in Managing Scientific and Technology Projects
    • Continuous Operations and Disaster Recovery
    • Emerging Scientific Methods and Technologies

    IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology 2009 (ICCST 2009)

    Date: October 5 - 10, 2009
    Location: Renaissance Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland

    For more information contact:

    CMC Annual Symposium 2009

    Oct 13-14, 2009, Crowne Plaze Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    This is the 2nd edition of the graduate research conference focusing on microsystems, microelectronics, and nanoelectronics research. In addition to the opportunity to learn about research achievements and challenges in the area of manufacturing, design, implementation, and test of integrated microsystems and micro/nano-electronics devices, circuits, and systems, the purpose of this conference is to:

    • Encourage favorable exposure of graduate students and their research
    • Create synergy between research groups, the academic world and industry
    • Benchmark graduate research in a friendly and cooperative environment

    The conference is being organized in conjunction with the CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium and co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Papers will be accepted for either oral or poster presentation. All accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore.

    For more information:

    23rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Date: May 2- 5, 2010
    Location: Telus Convention Centre & Marriot Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    This is the 2nd edition of the graduate research conference focusing on microsystems, microelectronics, and nanoelectronics research. In addition to the opportunity to learn about research achievements and challenges in the area of manufacturing, design, implementation, and test of integrated microsystems and micro/nano-electronics devices, circuits, and systems, the purpose of this conference is to:

    CCECE provides researchers, students, and practicing professionals in the area of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a Canadian venue in which they can present the latest technological advancements and discoveries. It is also a valuable opportunity to network, exchange ideas, strengthen existing partnerships and foster new collaborations. CCECE 2010 will feature 7 mini-symposia with papers presented from a broad range of areas in Electrical and Computer Engineering. There will be tutorial sessions in leading topics, plenary talks from senior executives in industry and academia, special sessions in hot topics, social programs, the IEEE Canada Awards and Banquet night, best student paper awards luncheon, and industrial exhibitions.

    For more information:

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