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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)
- 2011 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
- 2012-13 IEEE Canada Director-Elect Up-date
- Call for Nominations: MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award
- Renew Your Membership for 2011
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- 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
- Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
- Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
- London Section: The Story of Electronic
- Member Benefit - HP
- Member Benefit - Discounts from IEEEs
- Toronto Section Forms a New Chapter: Systems
- Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
- Free E-book Titles and Access to Archived Webinars to All IEEE Members
- IEEE Career services
- IEEE Members give a "Thumbs up!" for the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program Administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer
- Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
- Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
- IEEE MasterCard® credit card
- Attention: IEEE Members in British Columbia, Canada
- Hamilton Section: Wanted: Volunteers to talk to science teachers
- IEEE Canada Women in Engineering National Conference 2011
- Workshop on Connecting Engineering Applications and Disaster Management
- 4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
- International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
- IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- IEEE Canada TISP 2011 Workshop
- Workshop Proposal Deadline Coming Soon - 16 May 2011!
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
2011 Spring IEEE Canada Board of Directors Meeting
The IEEE Canada Spring Board Meeting will be held in Mississauga, ON. The meetings run from Friday, April 29th to Sunday May 1st. Representatives from all Canadian IEEE Sections will review current activities and discuss strategic plans to enhance organization's performance
2012-13 IEEE Canada Director-Elect Up-date
I am pleased to share with you some news on R-7 N&A result for the IEEE Region 7 Delegate- Director-Elect, 2012-2013 nominations. Three candidates have been interviewed and approved by the Steering Committee. Now as a result, the 2011 IEEE Annual Election - Region 7 slate of candidates are:
1 - Adam W. Skorek (IEEE St-Maurice Section)
Congratulations to all with best of luck at the final nomination process with IEEE Canada voting members.
Call for Nominations: MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award
Every three years, the MGA William W. Middleton Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual, who over a long and sustained period of leadership, contributed in an exemplary manner to the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Board, its activities and achievements, and the attainment of its goals and objectives. Selection criteria, the nomination form, and more information on the MGA awards process are available.
The deadline for nominations is 16 May.
Renew Your Membership for 2011
You can start renewing your membership for 2011. 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.
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/
Northern Canada Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Canada Section: http://northerncanada.ieee.ca/
Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Vancouver Section : http://www.ieeecontact.org
London Section: The Story of Electronic
Thursday April 28th, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm, Lambton Residence, Lambton College, Sarnia, ON
This seminar will screen the film "the Story of Electronics" which champions product take back for waste electronics and encourages companies to make less toxic, more easily recyclable and longer lasting products. Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the eight-minute film explains 'planned obsolescence'-products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible-and the often hidden consequences for workers, the environment and the rest of us.
Speakers: Since 1990, Mary Jean O'Donnell, President of MJ Waste Solutions, has worked with corporations, educational institutions as well as federal, provincial and municipal governments to develop successful waste minimization and diversion programs. The primary business driver for MJ Waste Solutions is encouraging clients to pursue "zero waste". In 2004, Ms. O'Donnell co-authored the first municipal zero waste plan in Canada, a "Zero Waste Action Plan" for the City of Nelson.
Member Benefit - HP
New! HP introduces web site for IEEE Members in Canada
Members in Canada can now shop at http://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!
En exclusivité! HP introduit un site web pour les membres de l'IEEE au Canada.
Les membres IEEE au Canada peuvent maintenant magasiner au site web http://www.hp.ca/ieee-fr Utilisez vos liens avec HP à titre de membre de l'IEEE. Profitez d'offres spéciales sur les produits de TI que vous utilisez tous les jours, y compris des ordinateurs de bureau, blocs-notes, imprimantes, encres, serveurs, unités de stockage et autres. Des rabais sur les produits sont offerts exclusivement par l'entremise de ce site Web ou en appelant au 1-888-202-4465 (veuillez mentionner le mot de passe HPIEEE pour obtenir le rabais).
Member Benefit - Discounts from IEEE
IEEE Member Discounts is the NEW place to look for valuable offers from IEEE and our sponsored partners. The Web page, IEEE Member Discounts, is a portal to IEEE's products and services that are available to members at discounted prices, and includes links to sponsored products which may be purchased at discounted rates by members in eligible locations. Now members will find the following categories of discounted benefits: Insurance, Travel, Technology, Home/Office and IEEE Products. These include:
Members of IEEE will find sponsored group Insurance products for life and health or auto and home available in the US and Canada. Travel insurance may be purchased in all countries. Travel benefits now include discounts on National and Alamo car rentals, serving travelers around the world. Technology discounts feature HP, Dell, Mozy and Microsoft, (where available) based on manufacturers' program.
Members of IEEE will find sponsored group Insurance products for life and health or auto and home available in the US and Canada. Travel insurance may be purchased in all countries.
Travel benefits now include discounts on National and Alamo car rentals, serving travelers around the world.
Technology discounts feature HP, Dell, Mozy and Microsoft, (where available) based on manufacturers' program.
Toronto Section Forms a New Chapter: Systems
A new technical chapter has been formed - IEEE Toronto Section Systems Council Chapter. Formation of the Systems Chapter has been approved by the IEEE MGA Board on February 19, 2011. The chapter will serve IEEE members by holding meetings at the local level in the fields of interest of the Systems Council:
Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use Quality control and system management Program/product/project management interactions Risk management Systems architecture
Systems engineering, education, standards, processes and methodologies
Modeling, simulation and integration related to design, testing, production and support
Design aspects for robust design, human factors, safety, security and usability
Transition of products from design to production, deployment and use
Quality control and system management
Program/product/project management interactions
and other aspects of multiple disciplines and specialty areas associated with the engineering of systems. Chapter's inaugural event will be held on May 9, 2011 (co-located with IEEE Canada CCECE2011). To register for the event, please click here.
Air Canada Discount - brought to you by IEEE Canada
Air Canada Travel: up to 10% off any fare to Toronto OR Japan.
Toronto, ON: travel between April 21, and May 08, 2011, and receive up to 10% off on the base rate. This deal is brought to you by the IEEE Canada weekend of events, and Air Canada as the official airline.
Tokyo, Japan: travel between May 28, and June 16, 2011, and receive 10% off any air fare rate. This deal is brought to you by the ICC2012 Team, and Air Canada as the official airline.
or to take advantage of these deals, contact Can Air World Travel and ask for the "IEEE ICC to Japan" or "IEEE Canada" promotion.
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/
IEEE Members give a "Thumbs up!" for the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program Administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer
Find out how Members feel, what they're saying and other feedback compiled from a recent survey conducted on current life and health insurance participants. Plus, learn about all the newest improvements and service features designed to make the program even better for Members. Learn More.
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
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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.
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:
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To learn more about this exciting opportunity simply call 1-877-428-6060 and reference priority code CIGI.
Attention: IEEE Members in British Columbia, Canada
IEEE and Marsh U.S. Consumer announced that, effective 10 November 2010 IEEE Members in British Columbia, Canada are again eligible for the following insurance plans underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company:
Group Term Life Insurance Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance Group Level Term Life to Age 65 Group Term Life with Living Benefits Insurance Group Disability Income Insurance Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
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Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance
Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance
Group Level Term Life to Age 65
Group Term Life with Living Benefits Insurance
Group Disability Income Insurance
Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
The aforementioned insurance plans are now available in all Canadian provinces except Quebec. IEEE-sponsored insurance plans are also offered in the United States and Puerto Rico. [Note: In order for insurance plans to be admissible in any jurisdiction, the underwriter and broker must be approved for compliance with all government regulations, and approval dates may vary.] Continued membership in IEEE is required in order to be eligible for coverage in these exclusive plans.
New York Life Insurance Company has received the highest possible ratings for financial strength from some of the industry's leading rating agencies: A++ by A.M. Best, Aaa by Moody's, AAA by Standard and Poor's and AAA by Fitch.*
To learn more about the plans listed above including plan features, cost, eligibility, renewability, limitations, terms of coverage and exclusions visit www.ieeeinsurance.com or call 1-800-493-IEEE (4333).
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Hamilton Section: Wanted: Volunteers to talk to science teachers
The IEEE Teacher in Service Program (TISP) has developed a whole bunch of lesson plans for science teachers from grade 2 to grade 12. What we need now is for engineers to let the teachers know these are available.
More details of the TISP program can be found at http://www.tryengineering.org/lesson.php
If you have time available, there is a session to learn from other people who are doing this. Conference is in Mississauga on Thursday 2011-Apr-28 and Friday 2011-Apr-29. IEEE will pick up the tab for one night in the hotel plus reasonable transport costs. Cut-off date for registration is April 7, but you are encouraged to register early.
Register at: http://guest.cvent.com/d/mdqtbn/1Q
Contact Dave Hepburn firstname.lastname@example.org if you just want to talk to your local school
IEEE Canada Women in Engineering National Conference 2011
Date: April 30th, 2011
The IEEE Canada Women in Engineering National Conference (WIENC'11) titled Symposium on Future Friendly Technologies (SFFT) provides both male and female researchers, students, and practicing professionals in diverse range of engineering, science and technology with a valuable opportunity to network, exchange ideas, strengthen existing partnerships and foster new collaborations. The conference will also feature a multitude of guest speakers from senior executives in industry and academia, roundtable discussions, workshop, poster presentations, best poster award, and industrial exhibition booths.
The conference will be a platform to network with colleagues in business, academia and government. An exhibition center will be held where you can talk to and network well-established companies in all areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Poster submission: For more information regarding submission guidelines, areas of submission, important dates, and the best poster award please visit the conference website: http://www.ieee.ca/wie/wienc11
At the same time, we would kindly ask you to support the conference and be a Premium Sponsor or Sponsor for the event. For more information please contact: email@example.com
Workshop on Connecting Engineering Applications and Disaster Management
24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering - IEEE/CCECE 2011
Minimizing the risks and consequences of large-scale disasters is a key concern for a green future. Green future is also related to continuous human and social development and, therefore, working to minimize risks and consequences of unexpected large-area harmful events (e.g., forest fires, ruptured oil lines after an earthquake). The increasing complexity and interdependence of critical infrastructures demand more interdisciplinary initiatives. These have the potential of supporting disaster management by bringing technological and operational innovations to bear.
The primary aim of the workshop is to promote an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss technologies and integrated solutions in all phases of disaster management: from prevention (e.g., risk mitigation) and protection (e.g., preparedness) to response and recovery. This workshop will open the door for further initiatives and collaboration related to engineering applications for disaster management.
Submissions from academics, consultants, and practitioners are strongly encouraged. Detailed information and the list of topics to be covered can be viewed on http://publish.uwo.ca/~acunha3/cedm.htm.
4th Annual CANEUS/ IEEE Fly-By-Wireless (FBW11) Workshop
Date: June 14 - 17, 2011
The 4th CANEUS / IEEE Fly-by-Wireless conference (FBW11) is targeted to foster collaboration between university, industry and government partners for the research, development and experimental validation of wireless technologies and concepts for next generation of aircrafts and spacecrafts. The FBW11 conference represents a unique and ambitious attempt to bring together the technology developers, end-users and systems integrators involved in fly-by-wireless Aerospace technology development from within the Americas, Europe, Asia and elsewhere.
The objective of the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium is to minimizing cables and connectors across the aerospace industry by providing reliable, lower cost, and higher performance alternatives for a vehicle's or program's life cycle. The core premise is that complementary skill sets from across several organizations and countries are needed to rapidly and cost-effectively transform emerging FBW concepts into practical Aerospace systems.
In order stimulate formation of project teams comprised of technology providers and application/end users, and develop project proposals from each team that have significant mutual benefit and high potential of funding from internal or external organizations, the Concordia University is co-hosting this strategic conference at Montreal on June 14-17, 2011.
The 2011 CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Conference, fourth of its kind, builds on the successes from the 1st Joint CANEUS/NASA 2007 "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop, held in March 2007 at Grapevine, Texas http://www.caneus.org/fbw/FBW07/, the 2nd CANEUS "Fly-by-Wireless" Workshop held in June 2009 at Montreal, Canada (www.caneus.org/fbw09) and last one took place at University of Maine, Orono, USA (www.caneus.org/fbw10) . The first CANEUS/NASA "Fly-by-Wireless" workshop grew out of an identified need from CANEUS 2006 held at Toulouse, by the CANEUS Aerospace End-User Committee on Aerospace SHM - Structural Health Monitoring.
The FBW11 conference will also help advance / refine the projects identified and initiated from previous FBW10, FBW09 and FBW07 workshops. The goal of these past workshops was to significantly advance the CANEUS Fly-by-Wireless Consortium by creating roadmap and articulating well-defined projects for the aerospace industry. The workshop will culminate in measurable deliverables, namely a set of project "blueprints", for developing the most promising FBW concepts to system-level prototypes.
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Date: June 21 - 23, 2011
The 2nd International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS 2011) is held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2011) in the beautiful city of Burnaby on the outskirt of Vancouver, Canada. It aims at providing a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present their recent research work and to explore future trends in various areas of autonomous and intelligent systems. The conference will address recent advances in theory, methodologies and applications in the ever growing field. The scientific program will include distinguished keynote and invited speakers and fully refereed contributions that will be published in a special volume of the Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. It will be indexed in major indexing databases. Selected articles will be considered for publication in the Int. Journal of Robotics and Automation and in the Int. Journal on Control and Intelligent Systems, among other journals. AIS 2011 will be organized into four tracks, with the list of technical areas in each track given below.
IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Date: October 3-5, 2011
The annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2011) will take place in Winnipeg, MB, Canada from October 3 to 5, 2011. Located in the center of Canada, Winnipeg is a culturally diverse, creative and cosmopolitan city with a warm, welcoming spirit that will make a unique and unforgettable meeting and convention destination. The objective of EPEC 2011 is to provide a forum for experts in Electrical Power and Energy to disseminate their recent research outcomes and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. We will also invite renowned experts to give keynote speeches. Bring your family with your research findings to EPEC2011, enjoy our programs and appreciate the history of Winnipeg.
IEEE Canada TISP 2011 Workshop
Hopefully, you will know by now that the Region 7 Teachers-In-Service-Program (TISP) has set Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2011 as the dates for our Biennial Workshop in Toronto. We are anticipating about 75 IEEE attendees from all across Canada, plus selected guests from the science teaching community.. It has been suggested that Section Chairs (or an alternate) from the six Ontario Sections should attend it they possibly can. Other members from your section should also be encouraged to join in. Note that the workshop organizers are prepared to pay the cost of the one over-night's stay at the hotel, plus reasonable traveling expenses. You should also note that the Region 7 Board Meeting has also been set for the same hotel on the overlapping dates of April 29 and 30, 2011. These dates have been deliberately selected to permit members from both groups to mingle together for informal "get acquainted" sessions at breakfast and lunch on April 29. The hotel has kindly arranged to set aside a section of their main dining room for our exclusive use for this purpose.
Attached to this message is the official "Flyer" for the event, which sets out a brief summary of the proceedings. At the lower left hand corner of the flyer, is a box enabling you to register for the meeting. The registration form also makes clear the reimbursable expenses which the organizers are prepared to accept.
Cut-off date for registration is April 7, 2011, but please do not leave it until the last minute.
The attached Flyer lists Lynn Bowlby in Piscataway as the contact person for additional information.
Looks like fun. Come and join us
Workshop Proposal Deadline Coming Soon - 16 May 2011!
IEEE International Conference on Communications
Date: June 10-15, 2012
Since 1965 the IEEE International Conference on Communications has been one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society. IEEE ICC brings together the world's leaders, scientists, policy makers from industry and academia. The IEEE Ottawa Section is proud to host IEEE ICC 2012 Conference and Exhibition from 10-15 June 2012 where recent advances in the field of communications will be presented.
The theme of the conference is "CONNECT o COMMUNICATE o COLLABORATE". For participants it promises to stimulate the scientific exchange of ideas, the identification of future trends in communications, and the illumination of business opportunities. The conference program will feature 12 technical symposia, 16 industrial forums, keynote presentations, several workshops, and tutorials.
For general conference information please visit:http://www.ieee-icc.org/2012
The cut-off date for papers and posters submission is April 17th, 2011.
Paper Submission: 6 September 2011
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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