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- IEEE Canada Board
- Your News
- News of Interest
- Our Members in the
- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
(for non-IEEE Canada members)
A Happy Holiday Season to All!
- Message from the President
- 2012 IEEE Fellows from Region 7
- Renew Your Membership for 2012
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
- HamiltonSection posts upcoming events online
- Kingston Section posts upcoming events online
- London 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
- Montreal Section posts upcoming events online
- IEEE Distinguished Lecture is Coming to Toronto
- Atmospheric Icing of Power Networks: Ottawa Section
- A Building Block for Women in Engineering
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- Member Benefit - HP
- IEEE Member Group Insurance 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
- MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
- Professional Liability Insurance
- iWCL PDF and Professor Win IEEE Best Paper Award
- IEEE ComSoc RCC 2011 Technical Recognition Award: Prof. Norman C. Beaulieu
- IEEE Ottawa Member wins MGA achievement award
- The Personal wins award from the Toronto Section
- IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2012)
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference
- VTC 2012 FALL
- Fifth IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications
- 2012 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Message from the President
Dear IEEE Canada friends:
My two year term as President, IEEE Canada, comes to an end on Dec 31, 2011. It has been a busy but rewarding two-year period during which I enjoyed the help and support of IEEE Canada Board and many volunteers within Canada. I wish to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support.
Keith Brown will take over as President, IEEE Canada, effective January 1, 2012 and I wish him all success during his term. Amir Aghdam has been elected as the 2012-2013 IEEE Canada President-elect and he will be taking over 2012-01-01. Welcome Keith and Amir.
Wishing you all the best of the Season, and a happy and prosperous 2011.
2012 IEEE Fellows from Region 7
Congratulations to the class of fellows! Honor well deserved.
Monique (ne Aubry) Frize
Rafik A. Goubran
John Albert Kay
Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
Elvino Silveira Sousa
Renew Your Membership for 2012
You can start renewing your membership for 2012. 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.
Kitchener Waterloo Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Kitchener Waterloo Section: http://www.ieeekw.com/activities.php
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/
London Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the London Section: http://london.ieee.ca/
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
Montreal Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Montreal Section: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/montreal/index.php
The October issue of the section's newsletter can be found here
IEEE Distinguished Lecture is Coming to Toronto
IEEE Toronto Systems Chapter is organizing an IEEE Distinguished Lecture in Toronto.
Professor Keith W. Hipel, FRSC, FCAE, FEIC, FIEEE, FAWRA will present a lecture: "Competition and Cooperation in Societal and Technological Systems of Systems".
The lecture presents an encompassing perspective on competition and cooperation for multiple participants strategically interacting within societal and technological systems of systems according to their underlying value systems as they strive to reach their goals. By appreciating the reality that systems of systems are inhabited by multiple participants or agents having multiple objectives, one can adhere to adaptive and integrative decision making principles to properly design, construct, maintain, and operate systems of systems that serve the interests of stakeholders in a fair and sustainable manner throughout the systems' life cycles. An insightful way is explained for classifying systems of systems in the world according to environmental (natural world), societal (real life), intelligent (artificial life) and integrated (mixed life) systems of systems. To examine strategic behaviour in societal systems of systems, some of the latest contributions in systems thinking techniques are discussed for advancing the paradigm of the Graph Model for Conflict Resolution including modeling value systems, taking preference uncertainty and strength of preference into account, describing how emotions can affect decision making under conflict, and tracing the evolution of a conflict from a status quo situation to a final equilibrium. A real world environmental conflict is employed to illustrate how cooperation among decision makers can produce a more preferred win/win resolution which cannot be reached when they behave independently in a purely competitive manner. In fact, tremendous opportunities abound for researchers and practitioners in systems, man and cybernetics to develop flexible smart systems tools in multiple participant-multiple objective decision making for both cooperative and independent interactive situations to tackle pressing global problems such as global warming, unemployment, globalization of trade, over-population, widespread pollution, poverty, terrorism, and proliferation of nuclear weapons, from a multidisciplinary viewpoint.
Keith Hipel is University Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and is Vice President of the Academy of Sciences which is part of the Royal Society of Canada. Keith thoroughly enjoys mentoring students and is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and the Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision from the University of Waterloo. His major research interests are the development and application of conflict resolution, multiple objective decision making and time series analysis techniques from a systems design engineering perspective. The main application areas of these decision technologies are water resources management, hydrology, environmental engineering and sustainable development. Keith is the author or co-author of 4 books, 11 edited books, more than 200 journal papers, as well as many conference and encyclopedia articles. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), International Council on Systems Engineering (FINCOSE), and the American Water Resources Association (FAWRA).
Day and Time: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration is free, but space is limited. Please register via this link: http://tinyurl.com/systemsEvent
Atmospheric Icing of Power Networks: Ottawa Section
Amospheric Icing of Power Networks: State of Our Knowledge, Protection Methods and Future Challenges.
Abstract: In many parts of the world, overhead power lines and outdoor substations are affected by atmospheric icing, sometimes causing serious failures and damage with major socioeconomic consequences. The disruptive effects of atmospheric icing are mainly the result of the excessive accumulation of ice or snow, and the subsequent jumping of cables and conductors following sudden ice shedding. Other potential sources of failure are dynamic phenomena such as galloping and bundle rolling or electrical faults like flashovers across insulators or between phase conductors and the ground or ground wires.
Major icing events in the last decades sparked sustained and substantial research as well as development projects in several countries, many in collaboration with academia and industry. Above all, this resulted in considerable advancement of knowledge in many areas of atmospheric icing, bringing innovation and improvement to overhead power network design, construction and operation. However, in spite of the progress made, the knowledge base on this complex and unpredictable phenomenon is still lacking. Furthermore, continuous increase in energy consumption and the need for upgrading existing networks, and constructing more reliable transmission lines, call for innovative solutions to icing issues.
This presentation is an overview of the state of our knowledge on atmospheric icing of power networks, including the main phenomena involved, methods for securing these networks, and future challenges.
A Building Block for Women in Engineering
Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation: December 6, 2011
(Renfrew, Ontario): On December 6, 1989 the dreams of 14 young women came to a tragic end - but their spirit remains alive today empowering other Canadian women to become engineers. The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) was formed in 1990 by the late Claudette MacKay-Lassonde, P.Eng. and several of her colleagues in reaction to the tragedy at École Polytechnique. Together they were determined to support the future of women in engineering across Canada.
That legacy continues with over 100 Canadian women having received a CEMF scholarship in engineering to help them pursue their dreams.
Each scholarship winner gives at least one presentation about why engineering is a great career option for women, and men, to a high school level audience.
That means due to the leadership and support of prominent engineers in Canada, both past and present, over 10,000 students across Canada have heard a presentation on engineering since CEMF's inception.
CEMF scholarship recipients are selected based on their strong leadership skills, ability to inspire others, volunteerism, extracurricular activities and to serve as role models.
"This scholarship has not only aided me in pursuing my studies, but it has also recharged my motivation and passion for the engineering profession. I enjoyed the opportunity of meeting other inspiring engineers and I am looking forward to giving back and supporting other young women desiring a career within the engineering field," says Rita Laith, 2011 scholarship winner, University of Windsor.
Through the support of the Foundation's individual donors, corporate and faculty partners, there will be 10 scholarships totaling $80,000 at the undergraduate, Master's and PhD levels of study offered to women in engineering for 2012.
Deadline for applications for the 2012 CEMF Scholarships is Midnight, Friday, January 13, 2012. All scholarship criteria can be found at www.cemf.ca.
IEEE Canada on Facebook!
By request a new IEEE Canada Facebook page has been created. Please join the group and get involved with discussions taking place.
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).
IEEE Member Group Insurance Program
IEEE Member Group Insurance Program - Life, Professional Liability, Accident, Disability and Travel (www.ieeeinsurance.com/canada):
Regardless of employment status, these plans stay with you-whether you are starting, switching or maturing in your career. As an IEEE member, you benefit from the group buying power of the IEEE membership base. Take a few minutes today to learn how these affordable plans, available exclusively to IEEE members, can help make sure you have adequate financial resources as your life changes and responsibilities grow. I think you will agree, the time invested will be worthwhile.
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
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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.
MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
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:
No annual fees Around-the-clock fraud protection Unparalleled 24-hour customer service
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To learn more about this card and to apply in English or in French, go to https://www.applyonlinenow.com/CACCapp/Ctl/entry?sc=cgpt&lc=en_CA
Professional Liability Insurance
Thanks to recent insurance carrier negotiations, IEEE members residing in Canada (except Quebec) now have access to a comprehensive and competitive alternative for their professional liability coverage. The new plan provides coverage for technology-related services and is ideal for Canadian members who are self-employed, moonlight, or work for a firm. For more information, visit: www.ieeeinsurance.com/canadapl or call Erin Flett at 1-416-865-3353.
This coverage is available to residents of Canada through R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited. Scott Saddington, Chief Executive Officer of R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited, acts as an agent with respect to residents of Canada.
IEEE has selected Certain Lloyd’s Underwriters for this insurance program. Alternative insurance products may be available in the insurance market place. R&Q Risk Services Canada Limited is providing this single insurer option on behalf of IEEE.
iWCL PDF and Professor Win IEEE Best Paper Award
Post Doctoral Fellow Dr. David Young and iCORE Chair Norman C. Beaulieu received an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Best Paper Award for their paper, "Time-Hopped Ultra-wide Bandwidth Receiver Designs Using Multiuser Interference Sensing." The paper was presented at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB) in Bologna, Italy, Sept. 14-16, 2011.
The IEEE 2011 ICUWB was held in Bologna, Italy, where wireless communication was first demonstrated by Guglielmo Marconi in 1895. The IEEE ICUWB conference brings together the world's leading researchers from academia and industry working in UWB communications and networking technologies. The 2011 ICUWB received more than 200 paper submissions. Of these submissions, 128 papers were presented in 23 regular sessions.
The link to the paper is provided here.
IEEE ComSoc RCC 2011 Technical Recognition Award: Prof. Norman C. Beaulieu
Dr. Norman C. Beaulieu, Professor and iCORE Research Chair in Broadband Wireless Communications at the University of Alberta has been bestowed the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Radio Communications Committee (RCC) 2011 Technical Recognition Award for "contributions to radio communications research and practice."
The RCC Technical Recognition Award aims to promote radio communications research and development activities in both the academic and industrial community. This award is established as part of the RCC activities in which research and development takes place in areas related to radio communications. The award recognizes members of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) who have made outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of radio communications. The RCC Technical Recognition Award will be given in each calendar year. If no suitable candidate is proposed in a given year, the award will not be presented for that year.
Dr. Beaulieu is a world renowned researcher and scholar in the area of wireless communications. His work is very highly cited, and culminates in current IEEE standard (e.g. IEEE 802.16(e) WiMax). He has been recognized by numerous national and international awards throughout his prolific career.
Dr. Norman C. Beaulieu will be accepting this award at the Award Luncheon on December 6, 2011 at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011) to be held in Houston, Texas, December 5-9, 2011.
IEEE Ottawa Member wins MGA achievement award
Congratulations to Read Abdullah of the Ottawa section (past chair) for this achievement!
The citation for the award is: "For his drive and dedication to lead by example and promote MGA Goals, while encouraging members to remain engaged at all levels of IEEE".
Honor well deserved.
The Personal wins award from the Toronto Section
The Personal has been selected as the recipient of the following IEEE Toronto Section Award:
"Friend of the IEEE Toronto Section" Award: The Personal - Home and Auto Group Insurance, in recognition of sustained support of the IEEE Toronto Section.
Congratulations to your company for this achievement! The award was presented at the 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Awards Dinner on October 8th (Saturday) at the Old Mill Inn & Spa.
IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2012)
Date: April 29 - May 2, 2012
The 2012 IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 29 to May 2 at Hotel Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. CCECE 2012 provides a forum for the presentation of electrical and computer engineering research and development from Canada and around the world. Plenary speakers include Alessandro Astolfi from Imperial College London, Gregor Bochmann from the University of Ottawa, Peter Caines from McGill University, Vahid Tarokh from Harvard University and Ke Wu from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
The conference includes the following symposia:
Circuits, Devices and Systems
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
2012 IEEE International Systems Conference
Date: March 19-23, 2012
The theme of the IEEE International Systaems Conference is Engineering of Complex Systems, to include Systems-of-systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, and Systems Thinking.
The IEEE Systems Council facilitates interactions among communities of interest on system-level problems and applications. System-level thinking is essential in the world today, not only for technical systems but also for society at large. The Council addresses the discipline of systems engineering, including the issues and complexities of system-level and system-of-systems applications, focusing on the total systems effectiveness of complex integrated systems of national and global significance.
CALL FOR PAPERS - VTC 2012 FALL
Date: September 3 to 6, 2012
The IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) is the flagship conference sponsored by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society since 1950, and is held twice a year since 1999. The objectives of the conference are to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of wireless, mobile, and vehicular technology. It constitutes an established and dynamic forum for the exchange of information on the latest developments in the above-mentioned fields from both fundamental and practical standpoints. As such, the conference is characterized by healthy and global representations from both industry and academia.
VTC 2012 Fall will be held in Quebec City from September 3 to 6, 2012. The conference venue is the Quebec City Convention Center. Located in the heart of Québec City, the Convention Centre is a modern, state-of-the-art facility offering impeccable amenities, a warm atmosphere, a delectable dining experience, and a whole lot more. In 2003, it was ranked among the 3 best convention centres in the world by the prestigious International Association of Congress Centres. Abundant accommodations are available for various budgets within walking distance of the convention center, as well as the highest concentration of restaurants in North America. Furthermore, many of the historical landmarks and attractions of Quebec City, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, are also within walking distance.
The technical program committee invites the submission of original, unpublished technical papers, tutorials and workshops in the areas of, but not limited to:
1. Ad-Hoc, Mesh and Sensor Networks
Prospective authors are invited to submit a 5-page full paper through the conference website.
Furthermore, the program will feature a Recent Results track to showcase results recently obtained in industry or academia (extended abstract submission allowed in this track).
Conference Information of VTC2012-Fall:
Sébastien Roy, Université Laval, Canada
Technical Program Chairs
Jean-Yves Chouinard, Université Laval, Canada
Fifh IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications
Date: 11-13 July 2012
We would like to invite you to submit Full Regular or Special Session papers to the Fifth IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications (IEEE CISDA 2012) with the theme of "Creating Intelligent Surveillance".
Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Technically Co-Sponsored by the IEEE Ottawa Section, the IEEE Computer Society Ottawa Chapter and the IEEE CIS Ottawa Chapter.
2012 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Date: October 10-12, 2012
The annual Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2012) will take place in London, Ontario, Canada from October 10 to 12, 2012.
London is located in the heart of Southwest ern Ontario midway between Toronto and Detroit.
The conference is an opportunity for electric power and energy systems experts from industry, academia, and other interested organizations to discuss the latest developments in the field. This may include debate on the potential impact of these developments including discussions on regulatory and policy aspects. EPEC 2012 is hosted by the Sections of the Central Area of IEEE Canada and IEEE Canada (IEEE Region 7): London Section, Kitchener/Waterloo Section, Hamilton Section, Toronto Section, Peterborough Section, and Kingston Section.
EPEC 2012 proceedings are included in EI Compendex, IEEE Xplore and ISI Proceedings.
All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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