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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)
- Position Available: Aurum Newsletter Editor
- Renew Your Membership for 2012
- Membership Dues in Special Circumstances
- Overview of the Foundation's 2012 Activities
- 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
- North Saskatchewan Section posts upcoming events online
- Vancouver Section posts upcoming events online
- Montreal Section posts upcoming events online
- IEEE Distinguished Lecture is Coming to Toronto
- IEEE Canada on Facebook!
- HP Canada discount eliminated
- Auto Insurance Rates Update, from The Personal
- Your Life is On Your Computer. Back it Up
- MBNA Credit card for Members of IEEE- Canada
- Canada Professional Liability Insurance
- IEEE Member Group Insurance Program-Celebrating 50 years!
- Positions available from Engineering Careers!
- The First issue of the IEEE TISP (Teachers in service) Newsletter
- IEEE International Conference on Communications
- 2012 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid
- VTC 2012 FALL
- Fifth IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications
- 2012 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
- 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
- Upcoming IEEE Conferences in Canada
- All IEEE Conferences in Canada
Position available: Aurum Newsletter Editor
One position is currently available for the Aurum Newsletter Editor (The Canadian Newsletter for IEEE GOLD) starting immediately. If you are an energetic IEEE member with good writing skills and looking for volunteering opportunity, please contact the IEEE Canada Gold Coordinator, Dan Hosseinzadeh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
Overview of the Foundation's 2012 Activities
IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships and Prizes
IEEE Canadian Foundation Scholarships
IEEE Canada Power Quality Scholarship
IEEE Canada Women In Engineering Prize
IEEE Canadian Foundation Grants
IEEE McNaughton Learning Resource Centre Grant
IEEE Canadian Foundation Special Grant
IEEE Canada Vehicular Technologies Travel Grant
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/
Northern Saskatchewan Section posts upcoming events online
Please refer to the following link for the latest activities hosted by the Northern Saskatchewan Section: http://northsask.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
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.
HP Canada discount eliminated
Effective 1 February 2012, HP no longer offers an IEEE member discount in Canada.
HP and its marketing partner, Meridian One, advised IEEE they will terminate the member discount offer, because HP is not able to support an inactive account. IEEE members did not purchase through the site and HP therefore withdrew its special pricing. The special pricing for IEEE members was initially offered in February 2010. HP continues to offer a discount in the US, however purchases made from the HP US partner site will not ship outside the US.
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
Canada 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.
IEEE Member Group Insurance Program-Celebrating 50 years!
The IEEE Member Group Insurance Program has been delivering exceptional protection at affordable rates since 1962. To celebrate the 50-year anniversary, a newly enhanced group insurance program website is now available to IEEE members.
The new website offers improved navigation, enhanced customer service through BoldChat, educational articles, and interactive tools to allow members to easily access information for their specific needs.
Interested in seeing more details on these website improvements? Just go to www.ieeeinsurance.com.
This program is administered by Marsh U.S. Consumer, a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. d/b/a in CA Seabury & Smith Insurance Program Management. CA Ins. Lic. #0633005. AR Ins. Lic. #245544
Positions available from Engineering Careers!
For more information: look up a job under the following link and input the corresponding Job ID.
E.g. For job id: 1180117 http://niche.workopolis.com/frontoffice/seekerSearchJobAction.do?sitecode=pl61&searchJobId=1180117
The First issue of the IEEE TISP (Teachers in service) Newsletter
As of December 15, 2011, the first Issue of TISP Canada´s Newsletter has been created for the IEEE Canada membership. The high quality newsletter would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our chief editors Dirk Werle email@example.com, Patrick Finnigan firstname.lastname@example.org, and Bruce Van-Lane email@example.com, who have set high professional standards for both the format and content of the first Issue. This IEEE TISP Newsletter will be implemented every 2 or 3 months with the latest updates of IEEE TISP Canada´s Champions across the country to engage our next generation scientists, engineers and technologists in the engineering discipline at very early stages of their careers.
Here is the link to the first IEEE Canada´s TISP Newsletter, (maintained by Youness Fareh, TISP Canada Webmaster):
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 Conference on Smart Grid
Date: August 27-29, 2012
The Smart Grids are electricity networks that promise to enhance the operational efficiency of nationwide power supply via distributed generation with bi-directional electricity flow. This objective is achieved by allowing intelligent monitoring and control of different components within the distribution and transmission lines as well as other systems from utilities on one side to the end user on the other side, while maintain the power quality, security, reliability and safety with minimum environmental impacts. Governments around the world are investing heavily in this technology to ensure optimum energy use and supply, enable better planning for outage responses and recovery, and facilitate the integration of heterogeneous technologies around the grid, such as renewable energy systems, electrical vehicle networks, and smart homes. Smart Grids present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of electrical grid with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions around required security and privacy of different components within the grid. The SGE'12 conference aims to provide an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart grid design and operation, by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid, and to provide a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators, to tackle these challenges and to discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of Smart Grid.
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
Fifth 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.
2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
Date: October 21-24, 2012
GHTC is sponsored by R6 and the Seattle Section, with Engineering for Change (E4C). The call for proposal is located at http://www.ieeeghtc.org/2012.html
Deadline for paper submissions is April 20, 2012.
This 2nd annual conference provides the perfect venue for anyone involved in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Seattle. The audience for this conference will include technologists, representatives from NGOs, governments, academe, funders and industry. This will provide an opportunity to share your work, meet others involved in humanitarian technology, create new projects and meet with funders.
All IEEE Conferences in Canada
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