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This Issue's Content:
- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
- News of Interest
- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
- IEEE Outstanding Section Awards
- Renew Your Membership for 2010
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Innovation for Humanity at University of Calgary
- 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
- 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
- Newly elevated senior members in Region 7
- 2010 IEEE Canada R.A. Fessenden Medal: Norman Beaulieu
- 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
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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
Canada Atlantic Section:
2009 MGA Outstanding Small Section Award
2009 Outstanding Life Members Affinity Groups
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.
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.
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/
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:
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/
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
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Member Benefit - HP
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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
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.
2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
July 11-17, 2010
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
Large Engineering Systems Conference o Power Engineering (LESCOPE 2010)
Date: August 23-24, 2010
For more information contact:
ISOT 2010 International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies
Date: October 25-27, 2010
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
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.
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