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Issue: July 2010                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

This Issue's Content:

 

ě      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     IEEE Outstanding Section Awards
-     Renew Your Membership for 2010
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

ě      IEEE Canadian Foundation

-     Innovation for Humanity at University of Calgary

 

ě      Your News

-     Vancouver Section: Distinguished Lecture: Embedded software generation
-     South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
-     New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
-     Kingston Section hosts talk on neurosurgery

 

ě      News of Interest

-     IEEE President Elect and Director Elect - Candidates
-     Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
-     IEEE Career services
-     Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
-     Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
-     IEEE MasterCard« credit card
-     Member Benefit - HP

 

ě      Our Members in the Spotlight

-     Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
-     2010 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Medal: Norman Beaulieu

 

ě      Call for Papers

-     2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
-     IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference 2010 (EPEC 2010)
-     Large Engineering Systems Conference on Power Engineering (LESCOPE 2010)
-     ISOT 2010 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies

 

ě      Conferences and Workshops

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

 

 







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ě     IEEE Canada Board of Directors

IEEE Outstanding Sections Award

Congratulations to the following sections for their achievements! More information will follow in subsequent issues

Canada Atlantic Section:    

2009 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award

Kingston Section:

2009 Outstanding Life Members Affinity Groups

Vancouver Section:

2009 MGA Outstanding Large Section Award

Renew Your Membership for 2010

If you have not renewed by the end of February 2010, please do so ASAP. Remember, IEEE membership can connect you with professionals who can open doors to many opportunities. There are also many online resources available to members (e.g. online books and publications). 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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ě     IEEE Canadian Foundation

Innovation for Humanity at University of Calgary

Innovation for Humanity was a design competition intended to inspire and challenge students to develop the skills and the motivation essential to their future contribution to humanity. The design competition was put on to engage a wide range of students with the idea of building innovative technology for the betterment of humanity, and help create more well-rounded students.

University students competed in a design-based competition, which necessitated teamwork, analytical thought, resourcefulness, and a creative approach to handling a project's limitations. Although the majority of teams were comprised of students, the University division was open to anyone on campus who shared an enthusiasm for design. The event attracted individuals of different departments, skills, and perspectives, each of whom took the initiative to offer a unique solution to a common problem.

The competition was accompanied by a presentation by Kurt Bryden from the Red Cross, in the field of applying technology towards global welfare. The design competition helped compel students to be innovative not only for their future career, but also for the benefit of humanity.

The University of Calgary IEEE Student Branch would like to thank the IEEE Canadian Foundation and the IEEE Southern Alberta Section for their generous financial support, and the volunteers' dedication in making this event a success.

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ě     Your News

Vancouver Section: Distinguished Lecture: Embedded software generation

Friday, July 30, 2010, 11 am, Room KAIS 2020, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mll, UBC

Abstract: Those with any experience with multi-threaded programming would admit that design and implementation of multi-threaded programs is extremely difficult and prone to subtle concurrency and synchronization bugs, even without the use of advanced techniques such as speculative threading, or wait-free synchronization etc are. The inherent synchronization and dependency issues and the possible non-determinism are difficult to resolve without extremely skilled programmers, and possibly with the help of extensive static analysis. Static analysis and/or formal verification of large concurrent applications are again capacity limited by today's state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Nevertheless, given the importance of safety in the target application domains, one has to produce absolutely correct code which is deterministic or predictable, and no non-deterministic execution behavior should lead to disastrous consequences.

We show that a particular generalization of 'endochrony' called the 'weak endochrony' is sufficient for directly generating multi-threaded code from such specifications. Moreover, 'weak endochrony' is compositional and hence provides us with a modular code generation technique from polychronous specification.

Speaker: Sandeep K. Shukla is an associate professor of computer engineering at Virginia Tech. He is also a founder and deputy director of the center for embedded systems for critical applications (CESCA), and director of his research lab FERMAT. Sandeep was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Science at Engineering (PECASE) award for his research in design automation for embedded systems design, which in particular focuses on system level design languages, formal methods, formal specification languages, probabilistic modeling and model checking, dynamic power management, application of stochastic models and model analysis tools for defect-tolerant system design, and reliability measurement of defect-tolerant systems.

South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the South Alberta Section: http://sas.ieee.ca/events.html

New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the New Brunswick Section: http://nb.ieee.ca/

Kingston Section hosts talk on neurosurgery

Wed, July 14, 2010, WLH 210, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate the needs for models in image guided surgery. In the last 20 years, a lot has been done for building numerical patient specific model from multimodal pre operative images. Image segmentation and registration methods allow defining surgical target(s), some reference areas, areas to be avoided, and trajectories from these images. This model can be displayed in the operating room along with the real patient, thanks to augmented reality and updated by using intraoperative images (e.g., 3D US, video images). I will present approaches, systems, and software we developed for multimodal image guided neurosurgery.

For detailed information: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/www_kingston/

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ě     News of Interest

IEEE President Elect and Director Elect - Candidates

Ballots for IEEE (world wide) elections will be mailed out in August. Your choice of IEEE President (worldwide) directly affects your services and benefits as a member. Your vote makes a great difference as the one you would have hoped to win may lose by only a few votes. You Count! Canada's Vote Counts! http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/candidates.html.

This year, there are only two candidates for the 2011 position:

Joseph V. Lillie (Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors) http://www.ieee.joelillie.com/
Gordon W. Day (Nominated by IEEE Board of Directors) http://www.gwday.net/

Please visit the website to learn of candidates for other positions, and exercise your privilege as a member in the world's largest professional organisation: http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/election/candidates.html

As an example, for Division Seven (Energy and Power Engineering) & Director Elect candidates are:

Mohamed E. El-Hawary (Nominated by Petition) http://www.moelhawary.com/
Saifur Rahman (Nominated by IEEE Division VII) http://www.saifurrahman.org/ieee/
Cheryl (Cheri) A. Warren (Nominated by IEEE Division VII) http://www.ieee.org/portal/cms_docs_pes/pes/subpages/bullseye-folder/May10/May-candidate_link.pdf.pdf

Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members

In response to Section Congress recommendation, the IEEE is offering e-books and webinars free to all IEEE members. Check out the free e-books and archived webinars at: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/gpa/

IEEE Career services

Looking for a new job? Check out the following site! The http://careers.ieee.org/

Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal

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If you have not yet received a quote from The Personal, there's never been a better time to take advantage of this IEEE member benefit. If you have received a quote in the past, we encourage you to get a new quote to see how much you could save today. For a home or auto insurance quote, call 1-888-476-8737 or visit http://www.thepersonal.com/ieee

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Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up

Mozy is offering IEEE members its online backup services at an exclusive discounted rate. Protect your most important business documents, home movies, photos, music and other digital information stored on your computer. Mozy securely backs up all of your data off-site so in case of hard drive crash, lost laptop or virus so you can easily restore what's most important. Every photo, document, or song. Safe with Mozy. Visit http://mozy.com/ieee to get started.

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To learn more about this exciting opportunity simply call 1-877-428-6060 and reference priority code CIGI.

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To shop online, visit www.hp.com/go/IEEE.

IEEE Members in Canada can shop by calling 1-877-231-4351. The Canada website is coming soon! "

 

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ě     Our Members in the Spotlight

Newly elevated senior members in Region 7

Following members were elevated in May 2010, at the A&A review panel meeting held in Houston, TX, USA

Bakr, Mohamed

Hamilton Section

Swillam, Mohamed    

Hamilton Section

Ellis, Randy

Kingston Section

Gross, Warren

Montreal Section

Pelletier, Gilles

Montreal Section

Ganjali, Yashar

Toronto Section

Raynham, Sylvia

Toronto Section

Louie, Kwok-Wai

Winnipeg Section

Congratulations on the achievement!

2010 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Medal: Norman Beaulieu

Norman Beaulieu (FIEEE) received the B.A.Sc. (honors), M.A.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. He was awarded the University of British Columbia Special University Prize in Applied Science in 1980 as the highest standing graduate in the Faculty of Applied Science. Dr. Beaulieu was a Queen's National Scholar Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Queen's University from September 1986 to June 1988, an Associate Professor from July 1988 to June 1993, and a Professor from July 1993 to August 2000.

In September 2000, he became the iCORE Research Chair in Broadband Wireless Communications at the University of Alberta and in January 2001, the Canada Research Chair in Broadband Wireless Communications. His current research interests include broadband digital communications systems, ultra-wide bandwidth wireless systems, ad hoc wireless networks and cooperative wireless networks, fading channel modeling and simulation, diversity systems, multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems, space-time coding, synchronization in interference channels, and cognitive radio. Dr. Beaulieu received the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship in 1999. Professor Beaulieu was elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2001 and was awarded the K.Y. Lo Medal in 2004. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2002 and was awarded the Thomas W. Eadie Medal in 2005. Professor Beaulieu is listed on ISIHighlyCited.com and was a Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer. He is the recipient of the Communications Society 2007 Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award.

 

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ě     Call for Papers

2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation

July 11-17, 2010
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada
www.apsursi2010.org

The 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science meeting will be held jointly on July 11-17, 2010, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in Toronto, ON, Canada. The symposium and meeting are co-sponsored by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (USNC/URSI) Commissions A, B, C, D, E, F, H and K and all Canadian National Commissions of the International Union of Radio Science (CNC/URSI). The technical sessions, workshops, and short courses will be coordinated between the two groups to provide a comprehensive and well-balanced program. This meeting is intended to provide an international forum for the exchange of information on state-of-the-art research in antennas, propagation, electromagnetic engineering and radio science. Please note that technical sessions are held over five days from July 12 to 16, with workshops and short courses on July 11 and July 17, 2010. Visit the meeting website at www.apsursi2010.org for more information.

IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference 2010 (EPEC 2010)

Date: August 25-27, 2010
Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada

Important Dates:
April 22, 2010 Submission of full papers in PDF and organized session proposals
May 11, 2010 Submission of tutorial and workshop proposals
May 15, 2010 Notification of paper and tutorial/workshop acceptance
June 10, 2010 Submission of final camera-ready papers

Website: http://www.ieee.ca/epec10/

For more information contact:
Dr. Mo El-Hawary elhawary@dal.ca, or Dr. Jason J. Gu jason.gu@dal.ca

Large Engineering Systems Conference o Power Engineering (LESCOPE 2010)

Date: August 23-24, 2010
Location: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada

Important Dates:
April 25, 2010 Submission of summary (500-1,000 word) and organized session proposals
May 15, 2010 Submission of tutorial and workshop proposals
May 25, 2010 Notification of paper and tutorial/workshop acceptance
June 10, 2010 Submission of final camera-ready papers

Website: http://www.lescope2010.org/

For more information contact:
Dr. Mo El-Hawary elhawary@dal.ca

ISOT 2010 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies

Date: October 25-27, 2010
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Important Dates:
June 30, 2010 Paper Submission
July 31, 2010 Notification of acceptance
August 31, 2010 Camera Ready Papers
September 15, 2010 Early Bird Registration
September 15, 2010 Final day registration for accepted papers

Website: www.isot-2010.org

 

 

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ě     Conferences

CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Workshop 2010

2010 CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Workshop will bring together leaders from aerospace industry, academia, and government agencies, to discuss recent advances in wireless communications focused on applications in aerospace industry. The workshop will be hosted by the University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA, on August 24-27, 2010.

The Workshop is co-sponsored by CANEUS, NASA, WiSe-Net Lab, IEEE R1/ R7/ Montreal/ Maine/ COMSOC.

For more information: http://www.caneus.org/fbw/content.aspx?ID=2010_home

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

The IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop will be holding its 18th Annual Workshop in Toronto, ON, January 24 - 28, 2011. The workshop which is held in Canada every 5 years, will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The Call for Papers, attached, is open until May 1, 2010. The workshop is IEEE conference number 17140.

The workshop website is www.ewh.ieee.org/cmte/ias-esw

The mission of the workshop is to provide an international forum for changing the electrical safety culture and serving to advance applications of technology, work practices, codes and regulations to prevent electrical incidents and injuries in the workplace.

The 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date: May 8- 11, 2011
Location: Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

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 2011 will feature 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.

Website: http://www.ieee.ca/ccece11/index_en.php

All IEEE Conferences in Canada


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

Upcoming Events


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

Canadian Atlantic

Kingston

Kitchener-Waterloo

London

Montreal

Newfoundland and Labrador

New Brunswick

Northern Canada

Ottawa

Southern Alberta

Toronto

Vancouver

Winnipeg

 

 

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