The 24th International Conference on Telecommunications

The 24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2017, ) invites world-class researchers to share their ideas and progress in addressing challenges faced in this increasingly intelligent realm of information and telecommunication technologies as part of a rich conference program including Plenary Talks, Tutorials, Workshops as well as Regular and Special Sessions. Please see attached for the Call for Papers.

The conference is hosted in the Mediterranean coastal city of Limassol in Cyprus, a top holiday destination. This year’s theme focuses on intelligence built into devices, systems, and processes. The ample computation, communication and sensing/actuation capabilities offered by increasingly miniaturized and low-cost electronic devices are enabling a myriad of new applications with transformative implications to numerous economic sectors. We have reached a point where intelligence built into these devices enables, for example, the realization of affordable and useful smart homes and smart grids, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems; all of which have tremendous impact on their own but more importantly in conjunction with each other.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline- Extended deadline
February 26, 2017

Notification of acceptance
March 8, 2017

Camera ready deadline
March 24, 2017

Download ICT2017-CFP Brochure

The IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Subcommittee (EASC) is looking for a Digital Marketer

The IEEE Region 8 EASC is looking for a volunteer to promote our activities and manage relationships with external parties. The position will provide the candidate with a chance to improve their soft skills and to also create new contacts. The responsibilities of the volunteer will include:

  • Writing press releases in English language;
  • Contacting possible sponsors;
  • Manage our social media accounts;
  • Liaising with the print and electronic media;
  • Coordinating with all branches of the EASC team

The candidate shall:

  • Be an IEEE member;
  • Be fluent In spoken and written English;
  • Have experience managing social media accounts;
  • Have negotiation skills;
  • Be creative;
  • Be productive;
  • Have the ability to work under pressure.

In order to work in harmony and cover the position demands, 2 hours of availability per week are required. During an event organization, more volunteer time may be needed.

To apply, please send a covering email with your IEEE membership number and a description of your experience to Mr.Stamatis Dragoumanos, the IEEE Region 8 EASC Pre-University Works Committee Chair, at:

The submission deadline is 5/3/2017

20 openings for fully funded research positions at the KIOS Research Center

The KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus has recently been upgraded to a European Research and Innovation Center of Excellence through a TEAMING project, with significant funding in excess of 40 million euros over the next fifteen years. As a result, we have multiple (20) openings for fully funded research positions at all levels, including PhD scholarships and post-doctoral research positions. Successful candidates are expected to carry out fundamental or/and applied research in one or more of the following areas: control systems, computational intelligence and machine learning, autonomous systems, optimization and networks, embedded systems, fault diagnosis, cyber-security, reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance, transportation networks, water networks, power and energy systems and telecommunication networks.

The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Tuesday, 28th February, 5:00pm. The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. For more information please contact the KIOS Research Center, by phone at +357 22893450/51 or via e-mail at

For details please see the following link:

Alexandros Osana is a panelist at the Brain Fuel plenary on February 10th

Alexandros Osana, Chair – Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee IEEE Region 8, will be one of the three panelists at the plenary session, “Brain Fuel: Issues, opportunities and challenges facing young technology professionals in industry”.

For people attending the IEEE Meetings Week in New Orleans, they can attend the session on Friday, 10 February at 5:30-7:00 PM in the Celestin Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. For those who cannot attend in-person, they can watch Alex live on and IEEE Collabratec™.

The Brain Fuel web page may be found at and the registration page for the livestreaming event may be found at

PhD Position – Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to advance theory of as well as computational methods for abstraction-based controller synthesis, to a degree that facilitates routine, fully automated, practical application of the approach to nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex specifications.
The focus is on synthesis algorithms that are both efficient and formally correct.

The project involves theoretical work, algorithm and software development, and, on a small scale, experimental work. There is no teaching requirement and no coursework to be completed. Competitive salary is offered according to the tariff “TVOeD Bund, E 13”.

Required qualifications:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. Students about to complete their MSc will also be considered.
  • Excellent academic record, showing a strong theoretical/mathematical background and a strong interest in dynamical systems.
  • Proficiency in programming (C or Ada/SPARK).
  • Excellent communication skills in English (CEFR level C1).

In addition, experience in one of the following fields would be a plus: Set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; formal methods in control; reactive synthesis; professional-grade software development.

Your complete application consists of the following documents, which should be sent as a single PDF file to the email address given below (deadline: Feb 15, 2017): CV with photo; one-page cover letter (clearly indicating available start date as well as relevant qualifications, experience and motivation); university certificates and transcripts (both BSc and MSc degrees); contact details of up to three referees; possibly an English language certificate and a list of publications. All documents should be in English, with the exception of university certificates and transcripts, which may also be in German. The position is open to applicants worldwide; no special security clearance necessary.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Gunther Reissig
Subject: PhD ref 1777

University of the Armed Forces Munich
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Control Engineering

The evolution of television from Baird to the digital age

This event will be a ‘celebration’ of the first public demonstration of television in January 1926 at 22 Frith Street London by John Logie Baird, which was attended by some 40 members of the Royal Institution (RIGB). A formal unveiling of an IEEE History Milestone Plaque to mark this achievement will take place at the Bar-Italia coffee shop in Frith Street on 26th January 2017, which is where the 1926 demonstration took place. The event at RIGB on 27th January will cover all of Baird’s TV inventions, setting them into the context of prior and subsequent TV inventions and developments.

Event is free to attend but by invitation only, with sponsorship including the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group, and IEEE Broadcast Technology, Consumer Electronics and Communications Societies.. Anyone is welcome to come to Frith Street to watch the unveiling on the previous day, expected to be at about 1400.

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Date and Time
Friday, 27 January 2017
10:15 – 16:30 GMT

Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
21 Albemarle Street.
United Kingdom
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4th IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) 2016: The biggest SYP attracting 550 IEEE members!

Under the patronage of the IEEE Tunisia section < >, the IEEE ULT Student Branch had the honor to organize the 4th IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) on December 18-20, 2016 in the Medina Congress center < >, Yassmine Hammamet, Tunisia.


As always, the IEEE Tunisian SYP congress continued to attract more and more IEEE members. During 3 days, about 550 IEEE engineering students from 20 Tunisian public schools and private universities as well as IEEE young professionals gather together to learn further details about the IEEE technical, professional, and education benefits; and to discuss the future engineering challenges. The congress attracts also IEEE members from Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt representing the student branches in their sections.

The purpose of the congress is also to help undergraduate/graduate students and young professionals gain further insight, enabling exchange of knowledge and skills. The congress is the unique event which brings all IEEE student branches in Tunisia to interact, to collaborate, and to increase effective networking.

In the opening ceremony, welcome speeches were addressed by:

  • Mr. Habib M. Kammoun, IEEE Tunisia section chair < >, who presented the IEEE and the IEEE geographic and technical units, their benefits and especially the student transition & elevation benefits, as well as the main IEEE activities organized at the international level, at the region 8 level, and at the national level.
  • Mr. Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed, CEO of Poulina Group Holding < >, who presented the venue (Medina congress center < >) as one of more than 100 national and international companies in different engineering fields. Mr. Abdelwaheb announced that all his companies are open especially to IEEE members for internships and job offers.
  • Mr. Sadok Belaid, President of the Private University of Tunis (ULT) < >, who presented the university and his active students organizers of the congress.
  • Mr. Salmen Ajili, CEO of Primatec < >, who presented the company which provides customized, innovative and cost efficient IT solutions to automotive industry around the world; in partnership with Technical Engineering in Germany; for manufacturers like Lear, BMW, Valeo, Continental, Bosh.

The program included the following professional and technical talks presented by highly qualified national and international speakers:

  • “Me, my life, and my career”, by Nadhem Bardaa, IEEE R8 Professional Speaker, CEO of NTraining, Tunisia
  • “What the CEO want?”, by Hedi Gaaya, CEO of Grands Moulins du Cap Bon, Tunisia
  • “Cloud Computing”, by Mohamed Ali Chouchane, CEO of Cloud Temple, Tunisia
  • “Laboratory Experimentation and Real-Time Computing: Hands-on Experience”, by Ahmed Rubaai, IEEE Fellow, Prof. at Howard University USA, IAS Publications department chair
  • “Who is Who, or Can Be, in “ICT Education”?”, by Edmundo Tovar Caro, IEEE Education Society, Vice President of Educational Activities, Distinguished Lecturer, Spain
  • “How can biosensor design be adapted to specific compound detection?”, by Yasmine Soussi, Prof. at ULT, Tunisia
  • “Unleashing the power of Internet of Things: challenges and key technology enablers”, by Bechir Hamdaoui, Prof. at Oregon State University USA, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • “Communication process”, by Eya Mahjoubi Chahed, Prof. at Polytech Sousse University, Tunisia
  • “Women in Engineering WIE” workshop, by IEEE WIE Tunisia affinity group officers
  • “IEEE Humanitarian activities”, by IEEE SIGHT Tunisia group officers < >
  • “I have a Project”, by the Education foundation for Job EFE-Tunisia officers, entrepreneurship program in partnership with the US Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
  • “Abweb project”, by Amira Haddad Gharbi, Arab World Internet Institute < >

The program also included the annual award ceremony gala dinner of the IEEE Tunisia section. The A&R committee presented the following winners:

  • Outstanding Student Branch Award: ISSAT Sousse Student Branch
  • Outstanding Student Branch Chapter Award: PES Student chapter in ENIM
  • Outstanding WIE Student Affinity Group Award: ISSAT Sousse WIE student affinity group
  • Outstanding IEEE Student Publication Award:
    • Randa Hammami for her paper “A Novel Approach for Semantic Web Service Discovery” published in the 2016 IEEE 25th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE); and
    • Naima Chouikhi for her paper “A Hybrid Approach Based on Particle Swarm Optimization for Echo State Network Initialization” published in the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
  • Outstanding IEEE Publication Award: Prof. Farouk Kamoun for his paper “Analysis of Shared Finite Storage in a Computer Network Node Environment Under General Traffic Conditions” published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications on 1980

The awards ceremony was also an occasion to present the IEEE loyal pins and certificates to recognize our members who have over 20 years of IEEE memberships. < >

Furthermore, an SB contest was organized to select the SB organizer of the next edition: In the first day, 18 student branches organized booths to present their activities to the participants as well as the invited speakers and to the section officers. In the second day, the SB prepared and presented their first drafts of projects to be improved and submitted later to the IEEE Foundation. Based on the SB activities and the proposed projects, the IEEE Tunisia section officers selected 3 SB finalists (ENIT, INSAT, ENIS) in order to present in the 3rd day their plan to organize the 5th TSYP on 17-19 December 2017. After the presentations of the SB finalists, a debate was organized and the participants were able to ask several questions to the finalists. Then, each SB vote for one of the SB finalists and the winner was the SB of the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS). Congratulations!

We trust all speakers and participants had an amazing time! Gratitude was expressed to our IEEE partners: Region 8, Industry Applications Society, Computer Society, Communications Society, Education Society, the IEEE Tunisian subunits (chapters, YP and WIE affinity groups); and our main partners: Private University of Tunis (ULT) and Primatec; and our venue: Medina congress center.


Photos 1-2: Welcome Speech by Mr. Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed during the opening session

Photo 3: Welcome Speech by Habib M. Kammoun, IEEE Tunisia section chair

Photos 4-6: Participants in the opening session

Photos 7-9: IEEE Tunisia section Awards ceremony gala dinner with Tunisian show

Photo 10: INSAT student branch presenting the next 2017 IEEE ME-SYP

Photos 11-12: SB student branches presenting their IEEE activities

Photo 13: Participants enjoying one of the professional session

Photo 14: Networking of participants during the coffee break

Photo 15: A certificate of appreciation to the congress’ organizers “ULT Student Branch”

Photo 16: Group photo of participants

Photo 17: The SB finalists during the debate

Photos 18-19: Announcement of the vote results and the SB organizer of the next edition

Photo 20: IEEE WIE members enjoying the congress

Photos 21-22: Networking between the Egyptian, Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian participants


History of Electrotechnology Conference 2017

Call for Papers

Aug 7—8, 2017, Kobe, Japan

The 5 th IEEE HISTELCON 2017 will be held on August 7 and 8 in 2017 at Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan. Although this HISTELCON is a flagship biennial-conference of the IEEE Region 8, this time the IEEE Japan Council History Committee will host it, cosponsored by all of nine IEEE Sections in Japan as well as technically cosponsored by the IEEE Region 8.

The campus of Graduate School of Applied Informatics, University of Hyogo, and the surrounding Kobe Port-Island Area, with their intensive high-tech activities including the RIKEN’s K computer, one of the highest caliber of supercomputers in the world, will offer an excellent venue for this meeting.

It should be added that as most people may know, on January 17 in 1995 the Great Hanshin Earthquake of M 7.3 struck Kobe city and the surrounding areas, causing the catastrophic damage of more than 6,000 deaths, more than 150,000 collapsed homes, and over 300,000 people evacuated to more than 1,000 shelters. Therefore, we hope that HISTELCON 2017 will bring significant benefits to the attendees in terms of not only acquiring technical expertise but also observing miraculous post-quake recovery of Kobe.

Conference theme

History and milestones in electro-technology innovation

The main objective of this HISTELCON is to increase the understanding of the origins as well as the early developments in the field of electrical engineering and computing. As always, HISTELCON 2017 welcomes all papers on the history of high-tech within IEEE’s areas of interest, featuring the historic expertise of any scientific and technological achievement, which has already been approved as an IEEE Milestone or may be a possible candidate for the IEEE Milestone. The conference program will also feature high-profile keynote presentations, oral sessions, and exhibitions of IEEE Milestones attained by Japanese companies.

The conference theme is including, but not limited to;

  • Origins and early developments of high-tech in electrical engineering and computing.
  • The cultural/social/economical drivers for the development of high-tech within IEEE’s areas of interest.
  • The impact of electro-technologies on culture/society/economics.
  • Governmental policies to foster high-tech of IEEE’s areas in different cultures/ societies.

Abstract submission

Interested participants are invited to submit their abstracts for oral presentations to the conference committee by EDAS,, sending a 500-word abstract, written in English, with the title, name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) within 2-page in MS Word or Adobe PDF format. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Authors of the accepted abstracts are expected to submit full-length 6-page papers that will appear in the Conference proceedings within the dedicated USB and also in IEEE Xplore. It should be noticed that for each presented paper, one presenter will have to register for the Conference.

Remarks for the submission: The Program Committee expects you to utilize your own EDAS account for the conference submission. EDAS is a conference managing service offered by EDAS Conference Service. Please check the way of getting EDAS account at the URL:

More details including paper submission instruction will be announced at a later time on the conference web page:

Important dates

500-word abstract

  • Submission opens: Dec 1, 2016.
  • Submission deadline: Jan 31, 2017.
  • Acceptance notification: Feb 10, 2017.

Full-paper of 6-pages.

  • Submission opens: Feb 10, 2017.
  • Submission deadline: Mar 24, 2017.

Register to Participate

  • Registration opens: May 7, 2017.
  • Authors’ deadline: Jun 15, 2017


Event Secretariat: The Conference Secretariat,


  • General chair: Prof. Isao Shirakawa.
  • TPC co-chair: Prof. Kazunori Shimamura and Prof. Hironori Yamauchi.
  • Local committee chair: Prof. Miki Yamamoto.

MD Workshop in Tunis

MD Workshop in Tunis

In order to facilitate collaboration & encourage exchange of MD related training & techniques, the Region 8 MD Committee recently organized a region-wide Membership Development Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia.

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