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Issue: : October 2010                                                        IEEE Canada News Central

 

 

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ě      IEEE Canada Board of Directors

-     IEEE MGA Website Competition 2010 Results: Region 7, 3rd place
-     New templates available for IEEE web sites
-     Renew Your Membership for 2010
-     Membership Dues in Special Circumstances

 

ě      Your News

-     HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
-     Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
-     New Brunswick Section posts upcoming events online
-     South Alberta Section posts upcoming events online
-     Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online
-     Toronto Section webinar: Evolutionary computation
-     Vancouver Section: Mobile agent for wireless ad hoc networks
-     London Section: Energy Conservation & Recycling Forum
-     Webinar: Patentability and Infringement

 

ě      News of Interest

-     Humanitarian initiatives: Student Design Competition 2010-2011
-     Sister Section between Montreal (Canada) and Maine (USA) Sections!
-     ANNOUNCING: Engineer Wellness GoodLife Fitness Corporate Program
-     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

-     Retired ECE professor, Savvas Chamberlain, named to prestigious society
-     Jennifer Ng, finalist for ComputerWorld IT Leadership Awards

 

ě      Call for Papers

-     The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference
-     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 MGA Website Competition 2010 Results: Region 7, 3rd place

Congratulations to the Carleton Student Branch. More information to follow.

http://www.ieeeday.org/index.php/2010/10/ieee-mga-website-competition-2010-results

New templates available for IEEE websitesd

Customized sub-site templates are now available to volunteers tasked with producing Web content for an IEEE society, conference or program sub-site. Designed by the Corporate Web Team, with help from a number of IEEE stakeholders and an outside vendor, the templates provide site maps (starter information architecture documents) and a collection of HTML pages and files for each of the three common types of sites.

This resource is intended to enable IEEE groups to more easily develop cost-effective Web sites that leverage the IEEE brand, adhere to IEEE guidelines and styles, and drive user engagement.

Volunteers can request access to these templates by filling out the contact form.

Learn more about IEEE Web sub-site templates at www.ieee.org/go/subsites.

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     Your News

HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Hamilton Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/currentevents.htm

Kingston Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kingston Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/7/www_kingston/

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/

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

Winnipeg Section posts upcoming events online

Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Winnipeg Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/winnipeg/events/

Toronto Section webinar: Evolutionary Computation

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EDT (or GMT-5)

Title               "Representation in Evolutionary Computation"
Speaker         Prof. Daniel Ashlock
                        Department of Mathematics and Statistic
                        University of Guelph, Canada
Details at:      http://toronto.ieee.ca/events/oct2710.htm
Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/724627379

Vancouver Section: Mobile agent for wireless ad hoc network

Thursday, October 28 , 2010, 15:30 to 17:30, Kaiser 2020, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Abstract: In addition to overcoming the vagaries of propagation impairments and interference in wireless channels, designs of wireless ad hoc networks are challenged by changing network configurations due to node mobility. To meet these challenges, ad hoc networking solutions should incorporate distributed intelligence that enables network nodes to autonomously adapt to changes in networking environments and network configurations. By propagating software codes to mobile nodes for execution and allowing them to spawn new codes for propagation to other nodes, mobile agents can provide an effective solution for these challenges. This presentation provides an overview of the use of mobile agents in wireless ad hoc networks, especially in their practical realization for wireless personal communications and wireless sensor networking.

Speaker: Professor Victor C. M. Leung is currently a Professor and the inaugural holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair in Advanced Telecommunications Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at U.B.C. He also holds Guest/Adjunct Professor appointments at Jilin University, Beijing Jiaotong University, and South China University of Technology in China. Dr. Leung has made substantial contributions to the design and evaluations of wireless networks and mobile systems over the past 30 years, and has authored/co-authored more than 450 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings in these areas. He and his co-authors have received several best-paper awards.

London Section: Energy Conservation & Recycling Forum

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 9:00 to 12:00, Lambton College, Sarnia, ON

Lambton College, in conjunction with Goodwill Industries, Bluewater Power, the Ontario Electronic Stewardship and the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative, are hosting an Energy Conservation and Recycling Forum on October 16th, 2010.

There will be guest speakers along with display tables promoting various ways in which to recycle and to conserve energy.

The Ontario Electronic Stewardship will be providing equipment on our Oct 16th kick-off day to pick-up e-waste. This is a perfect opportunity to add to your triple bottom line. We can help with the responsible recycling of your electronic waste at no cost. You will also be supporting the local schools as any revenue generated from the e-waste collected on that day will be given back to the schools. We are inviting local business, industry and the public to participate.

Also, please provide a rough estimate if you have large quantities of E-waste so that we can be sure to have enough equipment on standby. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
Dave Watson at (519-481-0610 / david171@sympatico.ca ) or
Cheryl Veary at (519-542-7751 x2460 / cheryl.veary@lambton.on.ca).

www.bluewatersustainabilityinitiative.ca
www.recycleyourelectronics.ca

Webinar: Patentability and Infringement

Tuesday, November 9 , 2010, 14:00 to 15:00 EST

Overview:
Despite their similarities, patentability (can you get a patent for your invention?) and infringement (will there be a liability if you practice your invention?) are very different issues and must be considered separately.

  • An invention may not infringe a patent, and be patentable over the patent.

  • An invention may infringe a patent, and still be patentable over the patent

  • An invention may infringe a patent, and not be patentable over the patent

  • An invention may not infringe a patent, and still not be patentable over the patent

If you have an idea for a product or service, you need to understand at least the basics of this confusing topic. This presentation will include practical tips that you can do yourself without consulting an attorney. It will also direct your attention to situations in which an attorney should be consulted.

To register, go to: http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2010/webinar-11-09-10.html

Presenter Biography:
Karen Oster has been assisting businesses and individuals turn their ideas into patents for almost 20 years. She has written and/or prosecuted patents in almost every technological category. Oster has a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara; a juris doctorate from Loyola Law School, and a bachelor of science in computer engineering from California State University in Long Beach. Her computer engineering degree was directed to a combination of software, digital electronics and analog electronics. For six years, Oster wrote bi-annual updates for the Federal Circuit Patent Case Digests published by West Group. Karen also wrote the "Patents and E-Commerce" chapter of the Oregon State Bar Computer and Internet Law Section e-Commerce Deskbook. For more than 15 years, Karen has served on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar Intellectual Property Section, the Oregon State Bar Computer and Internet Law Section, and/or the Oregon Patent Law Association, and often served as an officer for these committees. Oster is a longtime IEEE member and currently serves on IEEE-USA's Intellectual Property Committee.

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ě     News of Interest

Humanitarian initiatives: Student Design Competition 2010-2011

TITLE:                     Student Design Competition 2010-2011
CONTACT:            Alfredo Herrera, chair IEEE Canada HIC
EMAIL:                   alfredo.herrera@ieee.org
URL:                       http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/r7-hic/initiatives/student-design-competition-2010-2011/
ORGANIZED BY: IEEE-Canada Humanitarian Initiatives Committee

ABSTRACT: We are proud to welcome Canadian students to the first HIC humanitarian student design competition. The competition is open to undergraduate and master students enrolled in a Canadian college or university. It provides a venue for students to show how design, creativity, and innovation can be used for the betterment of society and for the advancement of humanity; it is a practical experience of the constrains and conditions students will face in industry. An abstract of the winner's work will be published in one of the IEEE publications. Prizes will be awarded as follows: first prize, CND $1000; second prize, CND $700; third prize, CND $300.

For this year's competition, we have decided to focus on improving or innovating parts of the WE CARE Solar's system (http://www.wecaresolar.com/). Students interested in participating in a more general humanitarian topic are encouraged to submit a proposal to the IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition (http://www.ieeechangetheworld.org/).

WE CARE Solar promotes a safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar electricity. A link to a 45 minute presentation by Dr. Stachel is available in our website, it describes WE CARE Solar's mission and system.

IEEE Canada has established the Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (HIC) to promote IEEE core value of advancing technology for the benefit of humanity; raising awareness of how IEEE Canada can best use its strengths and relevant technologies to address societal problems; providing leadership, encouragement, and support to Sections and Chapters interested in humanitarian initiatives; identifying and inventorying humanitarian activities across Canada; and coordinating activities with IEEE worldwide humanitarian committees and initiatives.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Sister Section between Montreal (Canada) and Maine (USA) Sections!

The Montreal (Region 7) and Maine (Region 1) Sections have become sister sections (as of July 15, 2010) to exchange ideas and experiences on how to benefit from each others' operations. This agreement has taken place between the two Regions after Montreal and Boston Sections have become Sister Sections since September 2008.

As a result of the agreement, the Montreal and Maine Sections with CANEUS International have organized an international workshop under the title of " 3rd Workshop on Fly By Wireless- FBW10", hosted by Maine Section (Dr. Ali Abedi)

The Fly by Wireless (FBW) 2010 Workshop took place during August 24 to August 27 with more than 65 participants from across North America, Europe (Spain, France, Germany, and Switzerland), and Japan. It was a very effective and successful gathering, promoting collaboration among participants.

Financially, all signatory parties committed seed money to running the workshop. Technically, the quality of presentations made by End-Users and Technology Developers in the field was high.

The plan for next three years of the FBW workshops are set to be held in: 2011 in Montreal, 2012 in Ottawa and 2013 in Maine - USA.

ANNOUNCING: Engineer Wellness GoodLife Fitness Corporate Program

Staying fit is the key to reducing stress, feeling healthy, increasing your energy and enjoying an excellent quality of life. Beginning 1 Sept 2010, Engineer Wellness corporate program at GoodLife Fitness Canada (Energie Cardio in Quebec, Nubody in BC), is available to all EIC Society members. Thus any IEEE Canada members or Association of Professional Engineers in Canada members, and their family members living under the same roof can join this program. Details on joining can be obtained by visiting http://www.engineergoodlife.ca The username to access the site is eic and the password is goodlife. Please only share this information with engineer colleagues. GoodLife Fitness information can be found at http://goodlifefitness.ca

Thank you.
Sincerely,
John Grefford, P.Eng.
John@engineergoodlife.ca

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

When it comes to home and auto insurance, it pays to shop and compare prices. Did you know that The Personal reviews their home and auto insurance rates for IEEE members to make sure you're always getting a competitive price?

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

Certain conditions apply.

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.

IEEE MasterCard« credit card

Every time you use your card for a purchase, a financial contribution will be made to the IEEE on your behalf!

Plus you can enjoy the benefits of:

  • Around-the-clock fraud protection

  • Unparalleled 24-hour customer service

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

Member Benefit - HP

New! HP introduces web site for IEEE Members in Canada

>Members in Canada can now shop at www.hp.ca/ieee and receive their IEEE member discounts on eligible HP desktops, notebooks and workstations. Members also have the option to call HP directly at 1-877-231-4351 to order. Please remember to mention HPIEEE to receive your discount. The program offers shoppers a low price guarantee, so members can be assured that their site offers them the best possible pricing. Members with questions can call HP at 1-877-231-4351. Thank you!

 

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ě     Our Members in the Spotlight

Retired ECE professor, Savvas Chamberlain, named to prestigious society

Savvas Chamberlain, distinguished professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and a member of the dean's advisory council, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Chamberlain (DEng '07) is the founder and chairman of the board of Dalsa Corporation, a high performance semiconductor and electronics company specializing in digital imaging.

Prof. Chamberlain has also donated $3 million to the faculty of engineering's Vision 2010 Campaign at the University of Waterloo.

In recognition of the gift from the family of Savvas Chamberlain, the electrical and computer engineering wing in the new Engineering 5 building will be named the Savvas Chamberlain Family Floor. The donation will support the faculty of engineering's infrastructure program as well as provide scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

http://schooner.uwaterloo.ca/wordpress/?p=540
http://newsrelease.uwaterloo.ca/news.php?id=5230

Jennifer Ng, finalist for ComputerWorld IT Leadership Awards

Jennifer Ng, IEEE member in the Ottawa Section, has been short listed by IT World Canada, publisher of ComputerWorld Canada, for the CATA WIT Mentor of the Year.

She will be invited to attend the 2010 ComputerWorld Canada IT Leadership Awards gala. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 pm at the Toronto Board of Trade. This evening is dedicated to recognizing the prominent professionals and up-and-coming stars whose work has had significant positive impact on the contributions of information technology to an organization.

 

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ě     Call for Papers

The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference

Date: April 4 - 7, 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec

Conference Objectives:
This conference seeks to create an interactive forum for the advancement of the practice of systems engineering across the multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of complex systems. The conference will provide a venue for systems engineering practitioners, managers, researchers, and educators to exchange innovative concepts, ideas, applications, and lessons learned addressing:

  • Applications-oriented topics on large-scale systems and system-of-systems in topics noted below

  • Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies for the system-of-systems environment

  • Research opportunities and results relating to system-of-systems

Topic areas and complete submission details can be found at http://sysconf11.ieeesystemscouncil.org

Important Dates:
Abstract deadline: October 15, 2010
Acceptance Notification: December 1, 2010
Final Paper Deadline: February 15, 2011

Website: www.isot-2010.org

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.

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

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New Brunswick

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Ottawa

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Toronto

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