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Issue: June 2010                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

This Issue's Content:

 

ě      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     2010 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
-     Renew Your Membership for 2010
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

ě      IEEE Canadian Foundation

-     2010 Women in Engineering Prize: Rosalyn Seeton
-     IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship: Mohammed Haggag

 

ě      Your News

-     Vancouver Section: Co-operation in P2P live streaming
-     South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
-     New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
-     Newfoundland and Labrador Section boils lobster
-     Montreal Section hosts symposium on wireless communications
-     London Section: "Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry for the Non-Engineering Power Professional!"

 

ě      News of Interest

-     Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
-     Report on IEEE Eastern Ontario Oral Student Paper Competition
-     WELLNESS QUESTIONS -- YOUR OPINION COUNTS -- PLEASE RESPOND
-     IEEE Career services
-     New Home and Auto Group Insurance Program
-     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 A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal: Alberto Leon-Garcia
-     uOttawa's Student awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

 

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

2010 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting

The IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting was held in conjunction with the IEEE CCECE10 at the Calgary Marriott Hotel in Calgary, Alberta. The meetings ran from Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections reviewed current activities and discussed strategic plans to enhance organization's performance.


Picture at banquet (above from left): Vijay Barghava, Alberto Leon-Garcia, guest, Ferial El-Hawary, Mohamed El-Hawary, Hussein Mouftah

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

IEEE Canadian Foundation 2010 Women In Engineering Prize: Rosalyn Seeton

IEEE Canadian Foundation Board has awarded Rosalyn Seeton (Ottawa Section) the IEEE Canadian Foundation 2010 Women In Engineering Prize. This Prize in the amount of $1000 is awarded to a female IEEE Canada member who received her first professional degree within the last ten years and who is active in IEEE activities. Her nominator was Jennifer Ng-Ain-Kin.

For detail on this award, please visit: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/clift_prize.php

IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship: Mohammed Haggag

The IEEE Canadian Foundation Board has awarded Carleton University Student Mohammed Haggag the IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. It is intended to pay a major portion of the final year tuition fees and related academic expenses of a student who has demonstrated a previous commitment to the IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre and related IEEE activities, and who indicates a desire to continue this activity. Mohammed is the IEEE Carleton University Student Branch Events Coordinator and is in his fourth year Communications Engineering. His nominator was Professor, Doctor Calvin Plett.

FFor detail on this scholarship, please visit: http://ieeecanadianfoundation.org/EN/mcn_sch.php

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ě     Your News

Vancouver Section: Co-operation in P2P live streaming

Monday, June 4, 2010, 3:30-4:30 pm, Room KAIS 2020, Fred Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mll, UBC

Abstract: With recent advances in multimedia, communications and networking technologies, peer-to-peer (P2P) live streaming becomes increasingly popular, and we have seen many successful deployments, for example, PPLive, CoolStreaming, Sopcast, etc. To provide reliable and satisfactory level of service, it is of crucial importance to stimulate user cooperation, to understand how users interact with each other, and to analyze the impact of human factors on P2P live streaming systems. Such an understanding provides fundamental guidelines to better design of P2P live streaming systems, and to offer more secure and personalized services. Human and social dynamics has recently been identified by US National Science Foundation as one of its five priority areas, which also shows the importance of this emerging interdisciplinary research area.

This talk introduces our recent works on cooperation stimulation for P2P live streaming systems. First, the mesh-pull peer-to-peer live streaming systems will be introduced. Then, a game-theoretic framework will be proposed to model and analyze user dynamics in P2P live streaming and to stimulate user cooperation. Finally, different defensive mechanisms will be explored to resist pollution attacks and stimulate user cooperation even under attacks.

Speaker: H. Vicky Zhao (M'05) received the B.S. and M.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph. D degree from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2004, all in electrical engineering. She was a Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, College Park from Jan. 2005 to July 2006.

Since August 2006, she has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Dr. Zhao's research interests include information security and forensics, multimedia social networks, digital communications and signal processing.

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/

Newfoundland and Labrador Section boils lobster

Saturday, June 12, 2010, 6:30 for 7pm, The Fluvarium, St. John's, NL.

Tickets only $20 each for IEEE members and one guest; non-members $30 each. Please specify lobster, steak or vegetarian dinner at time of ticket purchase. Salads, rolls, dessert, tea, coffee and 2 drink tickets included! Catered by the Fluvarium.

For tickets, contact any member of the IEEE Newfoundland & Labrador Section Executive.

http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/newfoundland_labrador/

Montreal Section hosts symposium on wireless communications

14-17 June 2010, Montreal, QC.

The next IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2010) will be take place in our lively and exciting city of Montreal, 14-17 June 2010.

For detailed information: http://wowmom2010.netgroup.uniroma2.it/

"Plain Talk About the Electric Power Industry for the Non-Engineering Power Professional!"

Come join the IEEE PES London Chapter for these IEEE Power & Energy Society courses - being held in London, Ontario from June 7-9!

If You Work in the Electric Power Industry, these Three Important Courses Will Provide the Knowledge You Need to Work Better and Smarter:

  • June 7: Power System Basics - Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out

  • June 8: Distribution System - Delivering Power to the Customer

  • June 9: The Grid - The Interconnected Electric Bulk Power System

PES Plain Talk courses for the Non-Engineering Power Professional will help you to understand technical aspects of the Electric Power System, even if you do not have an engineering background. You will gain insights into the concerns of engineers, the demands of regulators and consumer groups, and the factors and trends that impact the operation of today's electric power systems. These courses are also appropriate for non-power engineers who are transitioning to the electric power industry.

PLAN TO ATTEND if you are a utility board member or manager, a business executive, a power broker, a power marketer, a government official, a regulatory or legislative staff member, a public affairs administrator, an attorney, a member of a consumer group, a member of the media, an economist, an accountant, or an engineer not in the power field, or anyone with an interest in learning about electric power systems upon which we all depend. These courses are also appropriate for engineers who are not currently in the power industry but are transitioning to the industry or would like to learn more about it.

Complete details and registration information will be posted soon at: http://www.ieee-pes.org/education/programs/plain-talk-courses

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ě     News of Interest

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/

Report on IEEE Eastern Ontario Oral Student Paper Competition

On March 30, 2010, the University of Ottawa hosted the two decade tradition of the IEEE Eastern Ontario Oral Student Paper Competition. This event brings the first place oral paper winners from each of Queens University, Royal Military College, Carleton University, Algonquin College, and the University of Ottawa.

Summary of Results, and Presentation Topics:
First Place: Royal Military College, Multiple Stage Linear Mass Accelerator
Second Place: Queens University, Efficient LED Lighting Ballast
Third Place: University of Ottawa, USB -to -USB Communication
Fourth Place (Tie): Algonquin College, Hybrid FibreOptic Lighting System Carleton University,                                           Internet Controlled Automated Home

Organizers sponsors for Prizes (total $600), and Food
Daniel Godfrey and the IEEE Student Branch at U. Ottawa.
IEEE Ottawa Section
IEEE Kingston Section

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Thank you for your cooperation!

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IEEE Canada Individual Benefit & Services Committee Representative

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.

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A Distinct Advantage with The Personal

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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 April 2010, at the A&A review panel meeting held in Washington DC USA

Walsh, Ken

London Section

Bonev, Ilian

Montreal Section

Gueheneuc, Yann-Gael

Montreal Section

Lamarre, Laurent

Montreal Section

Ludwig Simone

North Saskatchewan

Dansereau, Richard

Ottawa Section

Kubbar, Osama

Ottawa Section

Xiao, Gaozhi

Ottawa Section

Chen, Rongliang

Toronto Section

Mian, Shahid

Toronto Section

Sevov, Lubomir

Toronto Section

Abolmaesumi, Purang      

Vancouver Section

Zhang, Peng

Vancouver Section

Naser, Hassan

Winnipeg Section

Congratulations on the achievement!

2010 IEEE Canada A.G.L. McNaughton Gold Medal: Alberto Leon-Garcia

Alberto Leon-Garcia (FIEEE) is Director of the Information and Communications Forum at the University of Toronto, holding a Canada Research Chair in Autonomic Service Architecture. From 1999 to 2002 he was founder and CTO of AcceLight Networks in Ottawa, which developed an all-optical fabric multi-terabit/second, multiservice core switch. In 2006, Dr. Leon-Garcia received the Thomas Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for his research of the design, operation, and management of application-oriented multiservice packet networks. He was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 1999 for "contributions to multiplexing and switching of integrated services traffic."

Dr. Leon-Garcia is recognized as an innovator in networking education. In 1986, he led the development of the University of Toronto-Northern Telecom Network Engineering Program. In 1997 he oversaw the creation of the Master of Engineering in Telecommunications program, and the communications and networking options in the undergraduate computer engineering program. He is author of the leading textbooks: Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering and Communication Networks: Fundamental Concepts and Key Architecture. The holder of several patents, he has published research extensively in the areas of switch architecture and traffic management. Current research interests include application-oriented networking and autonomic resources management, with a focus on enabling pervasive smart and green infrastructure. His research team is now developing a network and applications testbed that uses virtualized resources to enable at-scale experimentation in new network protocols and distributed applications. Dr. Leon-Garcia is a highly sought-after keynote speaker with recent addresses including IEEE LCN 2009 and SYTACom Research Workshop 2009.

uOttawa's Student awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

By Prof. Jianping Yao, U of Ottawa

Ph.D. student Chao Wang of the Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory, School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa, supervised by Professor Jianping Yao, was selected by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) to receive a 2010 MTT-S Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship consists of an award of a $6000.00 honorarium, a travel grant to attend the MTT-S 2010 Annual Meeting, and a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

 

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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 1, 2010 Submission of full papers in PDF and organized session proposals
May 1, 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 15, 2010 Submission of summary (500-1,000 word) and organized session proposals
May 1, 2010 Submission of tutorial and workshop proposals
May 2, 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

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.

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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