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SPC2018 – Finalists

This year there were 21 papers submitted by the closing date of December 1 2017.

The papers were seen by four jury members-

  • Prof Anastas Mishev from Macedonia,
  • Prof Christos Schizas from Cyprus
  • Prof Mustapha Benjallali from Morocco
  • Prof Paul Micallef from Malta who is also the SPC Coordinator

 

The jury members are rotated over a period of time depending on where Melecon and Eurocon are held.

The participants where from the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Jordan, Malta, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain  and Turkey.

The five finalists who will be presenting their paper at Melecon 2018 in Marrakech are.

 

Ahmed Abdelraouf Mohamed, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport Cairo, Egypt, with the paper , “A Multi-Objective Distributed Generation Allocation and Sizing using Swarm Intelligence Based Algorithms”

Benjamin Chiêm, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, with the paper, “Supervised classification of structural brain networks reveals gender differences”

Marko Mihajlovic and co-author Nikola Popovic, University of Niš, Serbia, with the paper, “Fooling a neural network with common adversarial noise”

Nima Taghipour Bazargani, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, with the paper, “A Novel Approach for Probabilistic Hurricane Resiliency Assessment of an Active Distribution System Using Point Estimate Method”

Yazan Qiblawey with co-authors Ruslan Abu Sneineh, Majd Ahmed Abduljabbar and Yousef Jamal Orabi, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, with the paper, “Design and Implementation of Autonomous Surface Vehicle”

List of student branches that submitted a paper to SPC2018

Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria

Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

KU Leuven, Belgium

Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Cairo, Egypt

University of Thessaly, Greece

Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

Al-Balqa Applied University, Amman, Jordan

University of Malta, Malta

Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Russia

University of Niš, Serbia

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

University of Maribor, Slovenia

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 


IEEE Region 8 Acceleration Program 2017-18 – Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the IEEE Region 8 Acceleration Program 2017-18.

Pre-University Education Category

1. Animation in Education (Egypt Section – Zewail City Student Branch) – Winner

A regional website offering animated educational resources from qualified instructors to teach concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

2. Arduino A to Z (Greece Section – IEEE Student Branch of Thrace) – Runner-up

A coordinated 4-month long training program, run by university students and supervised by professors, to introduce programming and robotics to school students.

3. Career Training Campus (Jordan Section – Al-Balqa Applied University Student Branch) – Runner-up

A week-long camp organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Jordan to introduce engineering and science careers to high school students in different schools spread throughout the country.

University Education Category

1. Piece of Game (Greece Section – University of Thessaly Student Branch) – Winner

Development of a multi-lingual platform which enhances the learning of university level educational content through the use of video games.

2. Robotic Operating System (Turkey Section – Eastern Mediterranean University Student Branch) – Runner-up

A training program and competition aimed at developing the skill of university students in 3D modelling, programming, algorithms and interfacing to create robotic systems.

Congratulations to all!


IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon)

The IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon) is the premier annual event where all student branches from the eight states of IEEE Region 1 (Northeastern US) meet to discuss mutual challenges and compete in regional competitions.
The conference objective is to encourage lively student engagement and provide opportunities for students to network and learn from other students from across Region 1, while applying practical engineering knowledge in the various competitions. StuCon also provides a great opportunity for student members to network with Industry Professionals and IEEE Leaders.

Conference Highlights:

  • Undergraduate Student Paper Contest
  • Regional MicroMouse Competition
  • Student Ethics Competition
  • Fri-Sat Hackathon
  • MicroMouse Workshop for Newbies and Pros
  • Sunday Drones Workshop
  • Awards Ceremony and Dinner
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Meet IEEE Leaders and Industry Professionals

IEEE Region 1 Student Conference (StuCon) Flyer

To submit a paper for the Undergraduate Student Paper Contest or to register for other Competitions, follow the directions on the conference Hotel and Conference Registration Page at:

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/49075

Hotel Registration Deadline: March 7, 2018
Conference Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018


Higher Education, Entrepreneurship and Globalization

IEEE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON EARLY CAREER FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
“Higher Education, Entrepreneurship and Globalization”

Join us for:

A discussion with a distinguished panel of experts in the engineering field. Our Expert Guest Presenters include:

  • Luis Fernandez-Luque, Qatar Computing Research Institute-Qatar Foundation (Twitter@luisluque)
  • Marios Antoniou, Open University of Cyprus
  • Jose Carlos Quadrado, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

The panel, featuring an array of recognized experts in the field, will help you:

  • Acquire tips and guidance that you can put into action immediately
  • Gain the knowledge you need to develop critical student assessment competencies
  • Get answers to your career and professional development questions
  • Expand your global network of colleagues

WHO:

  • Early Career Faculty
  • Graduate Students

WHEN:

  • 23 January 2018
  • 1100 – 1200 EST (UTC -5)

WHERE:

View it live from your home or office, or on-demand anytime at your
convenience

REGISTRATION IS FREE!

Don’t miss this opportunity to Enhance Your Career!

REGISTER TODAY AT:

http://bit.ly/2DKEf0M

For more information

e-mail: ECFD@ieee.org

2018 ECFD Flyer


R8 Young Professionals Newsletter 2017 [3rd edition]

Yet another Region 8 Young Professionals Newsletter issue! This time, we have refreshed the design of the newsletter to match the new Young Professionals logo; we hope you like it!

Throughout this newsletter, you will get the chance to run into some already known familiar sections, as well as some brand new topics, like our role in humanitarian activities and how to handle a career shift in your professional life. And no, we didn’t forget, hot hot hot: Cross-Sectional Student and Young Professionals Congresses took place this year! You can read about our adventures in this issue. When finished, pick the one closest to you and meet us there in 2019!

To download the .pdf version, click here R8YP_Newsletter_2017.pdf

If you wish to contribute with material for the next edition (2018), you can reach us at r8yp@ieee.org. Feedback and input for improvements are always most welcome!

Yours truly,

Region 8 Young Professionals team

 


Energycon 2018 at Limassol, Cyprus

3 – 7 June, 2018
Towards Self-healing, Resilient and Green Electric Power and Energy SystemsENERGYCON 2018 is the 5th IEEE International Energy Conference and will be held between 3-7 June 2018. It is organized by the IEEE Cyprus Section, the IEEE PES Cyprus Chapter, and the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence of the University of Cyprus, in partnership with IEEE Region 8.ENERGYCON covers a broad range of electric power and energy systems topics and is open to contributions that are related to the theme “Towards Self-healing, Resilient and Green Electric Power and Energy Systems”.

ENERGYCON aims to attract scientists, professional engineers and engineering students from all over the world and give them the opportunity to present and publish their work, discuss, exchange ideas and knowledge as well as network for future collaborations. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

More: http://www.energycon2018.


Happy IEEE Day 2017

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2017 is the 8th edition of the same and will be celebrated on 3rd October 2017.

Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!

Source: ieeeday.org

 


Nigeria hosts the first African Student and Young Professional Congress

 

Nigeria takes the lead to host the first IEEE African Student and Young Professional Congress (ASYPC 2017). The IEEE Student and Young Professionals Congress was held in Africa for the first time after the final approval by Region 8 and the Ad-hoc Committee on Activities in Africa (AHCAA) in July, 2017.

The Team led by the YP Chair of IEEE Nigeria Section, Engr. Abdullateef Aliyu and seven other members comprised of experienced and new volunteers. Finances was a big challenge, but the team did not give up. With the full support of the Region 8 and IEEE Nigeria Section, ASYPC 2017 turned out a huge success.

The Congress was held from 8th – 10th September, 2017 at Baze University, in the beautiful city of Abuja, with 102 IEEE members and 20 invited guest in attendance. Amongst the ten plenary/keynote speakers were the Nigeria Minister of Communication Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and the IEEE MGA Vice President Elect, Martin Bastiaans. There were 6 workshops and 1 panel discussion on Women in Africa: Success and Challenges. Other activities during the memorable 3 days include: a city tour, visit to Lower Usman Dam, Katempe Hill (Center of Nigeria), and Nike Art Gallery where delegates were welcomed in the African fashion and they had the opportunity to inspect artefacts and take memorable photos.

The IEEE PES Workshop on renewable energy was facilitated by Engr. Tunde Salihu (Nigeria), Continuous Education by Rading Reinhardt (Kenya), IEEE SIGHT by Engr. John Funso Adebayo (Nigeria), TISP and EPICS by Assoc. Prof. Tamer Moneir Mousa Nassef (Egypt). The Strategy of Work was done by Mr. Olabode Ojo, the Director of Engineering of Phase3 Telecom (Nigeria) while the workshops for Entrepreneurship and Young Professionals were facilitated by Mohammed El-Dallal (Egypt). A presentation on “Getting Ready for the Digital Economy” was made by John Matogo, the IBM University Leader for East Africa.

The WIE panel session featured 5 panellists that discussed extensively on “Women in Africa: Challenges and Successes”. The panellists include Prof. Gloria Chukuwdebe, Dr. Amina Batagarawa, Lebogang MM Madise, Patience Enahoro and Engr. Mrs. Chidimma Ibeh-Dimnwobi. The discussion was moderated by Toyin Oluwaniyi, Co-founder of Edu-teen foundation.

A poster session was held with seven student branches contesting. Ten judges inspected their works and University of Ibadan, STB28371 was announced as the winner while the first runner up was Obafemi Awolowo University, STB89601. Prizes for the poster session were sponsored by Smile Telecom.

The attendees of the ASYP Congress cut cross the following countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, and the Netherlands. It was a dream come true for the organizer, the Nigeria section, Region 8 and MGA. We hope this is the beginning of a new era in IEEE activities in Africa. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Prof Mamman Tahir, the Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Phase3 Telecom, Smile, Ntel, GreenICTi, IAS, IEEE PES, IEEE Nigeria Section, AHCAA, Young Professional AG, WIE, IEEE SIGHT and IEEE- EAB.

Abdullateef Aliyu, YP Chair – IEEE Nigeria Section

https://youtu.be/czPFyJrCZhE


IEEE PES R8 Sponsorship for Students

IEEE PES Region 8 is delighted to offer co-sponsorship of up to 8 students from the region to attend the IEEE PES PowerTech conference in Manchester, UK (18-22 June).

The sponsorship is limited to USD 850 and will cover the conference registration fee and five nights’ accommodation in a shared (twin) room in a 3* hotel.

Eligibility is as follows. Candidates must:
1. Be IEEE PES full-time postgraduate student members living and studying within region 8.
2. Not already be registered for the conference.

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis (subject to eligibility).

All applications should be sent to Jovica Milanovic (jovica.milanovic@manchester.ac.uk), Chris Wall (Chris.Wall@manchester.ac.uk), and Luis Daniel Gutierrez Lagos (luisdaniel.gutierrezlagos@manchester.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Monday 12 June 2017.


Region8 MD Team Workshop

The Region8 MD Team has recently organized an Membership Development Workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 19-20.
The Workshop was very well attended with 25 participants from 20 countries within the Region 8 and the post event feedback suggested an extremely positive outcome! The participants were welcomed to the venue on Friday afternoon. That first day sessions included basic introduction to R8 and Membership development, with the host section presentation. Later the team was guided to a beautiful city tour followed by an exquisite networking dinner. The second day was filled with MD focused presentations, interactive sessions and brainstorming sessions. Everyone participated to the fullest and managed to learn from each other. Towards the end, a comprehensive joint action plan was generated which all the MDO’s agreed to take it to their respective sections and implement according to their own needs and customized requirements.
Current MDW was an amazing and a successful event that will go long ways in ensuring enhanced membership with the region, many thanks for all attendees and congratulations for the Czechoslovakia Section, that done a great job hosting MDW!
More similar workshops will be planned next years as well, so please consider the opportunity to join us in future!

Warmest wishes on behalf of R8 MDSC!