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- IEEE Canada Board
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- Call for Papers
- New Brunswick
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- Call for Nominations... IEEE Director-Elect Up-date
- Call for Nominations... IEEE 's Leaders in 2012
- Call for Nominations: VP-MGA/MGA Board Chair, Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Committee Chairs
- 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
- Vancouver Section: Automated Cross browser
- IEEE Real-World Engineering Projects
- French Proficiency for Engineers
- 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
- Member Benefit - HP
- Attention: IEEE Members in British Columbia, Canada
- Hamilton Section: Wanted: Volunteers to talk to science teachers
- The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference
- 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
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Call for Nominations... IEEE 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)
Call for Nominations... IEEE 's Leaders in 2012
Here are 4 Nominees Sought for IEEE's Leaders in 2012:
The IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee is looking for people with the skill, passion, and perspective to serve in 2012 as IEEE corporate officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors. For more information, visit: http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/17486/571280
Please forward any nominations to me for ASAP. Also, self-nomination is encourage.
Call for Nominations: VP-MGA/MGA Board Chair, Vice Chairs, Treasurer, Committee Chairs
The MGA Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2012 VP-MGA/MGA Board Chair, 2012 MGA Treasurer, 2012 MGA Vice Chair, and 2012 MGA Committee Chair positions.
To give the MGA N&A Committee an opportunity to prepare and distribute the slate of candidates, the deadline for these positions is 1 April. Here are 4 Nominees Sought for IEEE's Leaders in 2012.
In accordance with the IEEE globalization initiative and in an attempt to ensure that MGA is globally balanced, each Region is requested to submit nominations. The Region nominating committee might consider members or past members who are familiar with Region affairs and gave excellent service.
A complete list of available MGA positions, the MGA online nomination form, and information on the MGA Nominations and Appointments process are available. As a reminder, self-nominations are encouraged. An individual does not need to be nominated by a colleague in order to be considered.
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/
Vancouver Section: Automated cross-browser
Friday, March 25, 2011, 3:30 pm, KAIS 2020, 2332 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, B.C.
With the advent of Web 2.0 applications and new browsers, the cross-browser compatibility issue is becoming increasingly important. Although the problem is widely recognized among web developers, no systematic approach to tackle it exists today. None of the current tools, which provide screenshots or emulation environments, specifies any notion of crossbrowser compatibility, much less check it automatically.
In this work, we pose the problem of cross-browser compatibility testing of modern web applications as a"functional consistency" check of web application behavior across different web browsers and present an automated solution for it. Our approach consists of automatically analyzing the given web application under different browser environments and capturing on a pairwise-basis and exposing any observed discrepancies. We validate our approach on several open-source and industrial case studies to demonstrate its effectiveness and real-world relevance.
Speakers: Ali Mesbah is an assistant professor of software engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received the PhD degree cum laude in computer science from Delft University of Technology in 2009. He was a software engineer at WEST consulting (2001-2005) and a researcher at the Dutch National Institute for Research in Mathematics and Computer Science (2005-2006). His main area of research is software engineering, with an emphasis on software testing and dynamic analysis of modern web-based systems. He is the recipient of an ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM/ IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2009).
IEEE Real-World Engineering Projects
IEEE is pleased to announce it's 2011 Call for Proposals for the Real-World Engineering Projects: Curricula Development for First-Year Undergraduate Students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering Technology and Biomedical Engineering. Discovery-Based Projects in IEEE Fields of Interest.
The program seeks high quality, hands-on, team-based projects that focus on real-world problems whose solutions benefit society. The projects are expected to make the related IEEE fields of interest more relevant to first-year students, and to illustrate how the work of engineers and computer scientists directly impacts society.
In its fifth successful year, the IEEE continues its program to develop curricula for use with first-year students studying electrical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, biomedical engineering and electrical engineering technology. The program seeks high quality, hands-on, team-based projects that focus on real-world problems whose solutions benefit society. The projects are expected to make the related IEEE fields of interest more relevant to first-year students, and to illustrate how the work of engineers and computer scientists directly impacts society. The ideal projects will allow students to discover the importance of a contemporary problem, and excite their interest in creative solutions. It will demonstrate how and why technical methods work, rather than simply providing a recipe for a solution. It will allow the students to discover underlying complex engineering and science principles, and provide motivation for further study and engagement.
Completed projects will be disseminated by IEEE for use by faculty in the development of first-year courses. Projects should be stand-alone modules requiring a combined 10 to 30 hours of lecture and laboratory instruction, and should be easily replicated at institutions worldwide with reasonable cost and effort. Authors of completed projects will receive a $10,000 award from IEEE. Submissions are open to all faculty members who teach Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering Technology at a university that grants degrees in EE, CE, CS, BE and/or EET programs. Initial abstracts are due by 31 March, 2011. Complete details regarding the call for proposals are available at: http://www.realworldengineering.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
French Proficiency for Engineers
A language test for engineers to evaluate their French proficiency is available to those interested. More information about this federal initiative by Engineers Canada (funded by HRSDC) is available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/88SZ5B8
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
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If you have not yet received a quote from The Personal, there's never been a better time to take advantage of this IEEE member benefit. If you have received a quote in the past, we encourage you to get a new quote to see how much you could save today. For a home or auto insurance quote, call 1-888-476-8737 or visit http://www.thepersonal.com/ieee
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Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
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.
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Attention: IEEE Members in British Columbia, Canada
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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 email@example.com if you just want to talk to your local school
The 5th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference
Date: April 4 - 7, 2011
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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