Call for Proposals – IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022

 

We would like to invite proposals to host the upcoming IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022.

 

The Region 8 SYP Congress is the biggest IEEE event for students and young professionals in Region 8. 400+ members from across the region come together for five days to enhance their knowledge, expand their network, develop skills, socialise with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds and have a lot of fun! 

 

Many students regard the SYP Congress as the highlight of their IEEE experience, so if you would like to host this prestigious event in your University in summer 2022, submit a proposal to us now! 

 

 

 

Writing of a Proposal

To nominate your IEEE Student Branch to host the next SYP Congress, you must submit a proposal document to us, explaining how your IEEE team will facilitate this event and some ideas for the event programme. Suggestions for a well-prepared proposal include:

  • Demonstrate that you have an enthusiastic team that is experienced enough for the task and have ideally participated in a previous edition of the Congress.
    • Collaborate with your local IEEE Section officers, local Young Professionals and Women in Engineering affinity groups, Humanitarian Activities Committees, etc.
  • Show that you have the infrastructure within your chosen city to host the event, which includes:
    • Attendee accommodation.
    • Transportation and travel options.
    • Catering (keep in mind diverse dietary needs).
    • Facilities for hosting workshops, panel sessions, plenary sessions, and networking.
    • Facilities for social events.
  • Present and showcase your chosen city and suggest tours and/or cultural activities.
  • Include a preliminary five-day schedule and a budget estimation.
  • Show innovation and creativity!

 

For full details and advice on how to organize a Student and Young Professional Congress in your University, please download and read The SYP Congress Manual.

 

 

 

How to Apply

The nomination is a multi-stage process. 

 

1st Stage

First, a two page proposal shall be submitted to us, before 21st of September 2021. This proposal should include essential items such as: the date, location, team members, why you should be selected, student branch background and experience, ideas for the program, etc. Based on this first stage proposal, we will provide valuable feedback and suggestions for the next phase. This stage is mandatory to submit your final proposal.

 

Please submit the first proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP First Proposal-<Name of SB>” to cct@ieeer8.org.

 

2nd Stage

The final proposal shall be submitted by 30 September 2021. This proposal should be less than 25 pages in length, and will be used to fully evaluate the ability of the candidates to host the IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2022. The final decision regarding the host of SYP Congress will be announced in mid-October prior to the Region 8 Autumn Meeting.

 

Please submit your proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP Final Proposal-<Name of SB>” to cct@ieeer8.org.

 

 

 

History

The Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress has been hosted in a wide variety of Sections in the past. We equally welcome applications from new and previous hosting countries, so start your application now to bring the SYP 2022 to your members!

 


Announcing an opportunity to join the brand new IEEE Region 8 Sigma Magazine Team

We are currently searching for Associate Editors to join the IEEE Region 8 Sigma Magazine editorial team. If you are looking to be part of a brand new venture in Region 8, our “Spectrum-like” magazine Sigma, and embrace an opportunity to unleash your creative side then we want to talk to you! As an Associate Editor, you would be responsible for the management of articles and stories for our magazine – you will be responsible for a few stories per issue – this includes: commissioning stories from prospective authors, working with authors to create stories, proof-reading and peer review (where appropriate) as well as having the opportunity to contribute to the direction of Sigma with ideas for content and story-lines. We realise that very few of our volunteers will have experience in working for a magazine – so no experience necessary (if you do, great! get in contact asap!) – however any editorial contributions you may have would definitely be a bonus.

 

So, if you have ideas for content, want to be part of a new and vibrant team, and want to volunteer to contribute to your Region then please do get in touch with us. The roles and responsibilities of an Associate Editor are listed below. We wish to speak to anyone who is interested and will be holding an online information session for anyone who wants to know more – so please do get in contact with the EiC by filling in this quick form here (it will take you 20s at the most) and we will be in contact.

 

Associate Editors (AEs) shall:

  • Liaise with the Editor-in-chief (EiC), assisting in preparing content for multiple issues of IEEE Region 8 Sigma Magazine
  • Be responsible for a minimum of three articles of Sigma per year, we envisage a commitment of 2 hours/ week initially* – taking on the role of content-creator/ owner/ lead of these articles
  • Liaise with potential authors, article authors, the EiC, and the rest of the board to supply their articles for the issue deadlines
  • As part of the editorial board participate in brain-storming sessions for content and other editorial board meetings as may be necessary for the smooth running of the magazine
  • Manage the peer review for any content that requires it **

    *This will change as the editorial board grows and the number of issues of Sigma regularise over time. The planned number of issues per year is three to four. **Peer review for magazine articles will vary depending on the article and will not be the same as for technical articles.

Christopher James

Maja Matijasevic


IEEE Ethics Video

For some time the EMCC has been concerned that university engineering programs have not been giving appropriate visibility to ethics education in the engineering curriculum.

 

To address this issue, the EMCC has produced a 45-minute video that can be used in university electrical and computer engineering programs that will assist faculty and students in gaining a better understanding of the need for ethical conduct within the practice of engineering and can provide students and faculty with approaches that will enable a better focus on ethics in the context of the university classroom.

 

 

We would appreciate your assistance in making university engineering programs in your region aware of this new teaching aid.

 

The 45-minute video is archived at IEEE.TV and can be accessed at any time at the following URL.

 

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ethics-and-member-conduct


About R8

Welcome to Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society, and comprises more than 360,000 members who conduct and participate in its activities in 150 countries.
Founded in 1884, the IEEE is a non-profit organisation, and through its members is a catalyst for technological innovation. We are a leading authority in a broad range of areas such as computer engineering, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, biomedical technology, and telecommunications, naming only a few.
We publish 30 percent of the world’s literature in electrical engineering, computers and control technology, and hold more than 300 major conferences and 6,000 local meetings annually. Recognized as essential guides for every industry, more than 800 active IEEE standards are in use today with 700 currently in development.
Please use the links at the left to navigate this website, and find out more about the Region and its activities.

Region 8 covers covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, as shown in the map below.

Region 8 Vision

Region 8 is an effectively organized, dynamic and influential entity, recognized as a leading and esteemed part of a truly transnational IEEE, with IEEE benefits equally available to all members

Region 8 Mission

To serve the needs of the members of the Institute, the profession and society at large, by enhancing and supporting the IEEE’s Organizational Units and their activities within Region 8


History of IEEE Region 8

For a first introduction to the history of IEEE Region 8, your are advised to consult the following sources. Do not forget to check on a regular basis the History Activities that are currently going on in Region 8.

Region 8 history book

  • The book A short history of IRE Region 9 / IEEE Region 8 (.pdf) presents a history of IEEE Region 8 spanning its origins from the IRE Region in Europe, through the IRE/AIEE merger forming the IEEE and subsequently to the present day Region 8 consisting of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Included are personal reflections of past directors, committee meetings and conferences, student activities, award recipients from Region 8, and Region 8 history papers presented at HISTELCON 2012. A number of archival documents are attached as appendices, including ephemera and minutes from early Region 8 Committee meetings. [See also IEEE History Center Newsletter 90, Nov. 2012, p. 9 (.pdf).]
    Note that if you click on the link above and open the Document Outline in the left-hand side bar, you can immediately jump to any section of the book and easily navigate through it.
  • The early history of our Region is adequately described by its initiator (Bruce B. Barrow) in the article The Benelux Section and Early IRE/IEEE Activity in Europe (.pdf) by Jan Biemond and Bruce B. Barrow, presented at the 2009 IEEE Conference on the History of Technical Societies, Philadelphia, PA, 5–7 August 2009; the article is available in IEEEXplore. The important parts are section III IRE Region in Europe, section IV IRE/AIEE Merger, and the appendix Why in the World in Europe? See also Sections 1.2 and 1.5 in the book. You may also want to read the article by Robert C. Winton, The start of Region 8 and its Sections (see Section 1.4 of the book), which is taken from the Region 8 Centennial Review (.pdf), published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of IEEE, 1984.
  • Sections 2.1-3 describe the later history of Region 8 (.pdf): 2.1 The creation of IEEE Region 10 and the extension of Region 8, 2.2 The Eastward spread of Sections in Region 8, prepared by Tony Davies, and 2.3 Yugoslavia Section from 1971 to 1992, prepared by Baldomir Zajc.
  • The book contains four history papers presented at HISTELCON 2012 in Pavia, Italy, 5–7 September 2012. Note that the papers by Jean D. Lebel and Jacob Baal-Schem as they appear in IEEEXplore are NOT the final versions that have been submitted to the conference organizers; the two papers that are included in the book are the actual final versions.
  • The book also contains personal reflections by some Past Region 8 Directors: Jean D. Lebel (Director 1965–1966), Rolf Remshardt (Treasurer 1983–1998, Director 1999–2000), Anthony C. Davies (Director 2003–2004), and Baldomir Zajc (Director 2005–2006). Moreover, it provides links to transcripts, available on the Engineering and Technology History Wiki (ETHW), of oral history interviews that were held with some Past Region 8 Directors.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Sections and Subsections (.xlsx) See also Section 2.4 in the Region 8 history book with several additional remarks.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Directors (.xlsx) See Section 3.1 in the Region 8 history book for other members of the Region 8 Operating Committee.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Committee meetings (.xlsx) See also Chapter 5 in the Region 8 history book. (Scanned) versions of the minutes are available for download; see below under Other sources on the Region 8 website.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Conferences (.xlsx) See also Chapter 6 in the Region 8 history book.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Student Paper Contest finals (.xlsx) See Section 7.5 in the Region 8 history book for the details.
  • Chronological list of Region 8 Award Recipients (.xlsx) See Chapter 8 in the Region 8 history book for the citations.
  • Chronological list of IEEE Milestones in Region 8 (.xlsx) with links to ETHW and to their locations on Google maps. See Section 9.2 in the Region 8 history book for the citations.

Engineering and Technology History Wiki

Other sources on the Region 8 website

  • IEEE Region 8 News, our newsletter that started in 1967, provides a valuable source of information of what happened in Region 8. IEEE Region 8 News is aiming to showcase events, achievements and news items from across the Region. As each issue is produced with specific deadlines throughout the year, it is an ideal medium for reporting on past events, meetings or stories — with the ability to promote future events. The archive of back issues is available online from 2002 onwards; scanned versions of older issues of Region 8 News and its predecessors can be found here.
  • IEEE Region 8 Today provides an advanced search option to find previous posts. IEEE Region 8 Today was founded on May 2018, aiming to bring to you the latest news of the active members within our Region; moreover, it shares technological information from the IEEE. A large variety of Tech News, IEEE volunteers news, Interviews of people who have contributed a lot to our Region, and many more interesting fields, can be found on our news web portal.
  • You may also want to check the (scanned) minutes of the Region 8 Committee meetings (and the agenda books of the more recent ones). With the exception of four Region 8 Committee meetings — in Geneva (7 September 1965), Leuven (16 September 1966), Tel Aviv (24 October 1968), and Dubrovnik (25-26 October 1974) — the minutes have been collected in five pdf files, which are available for download:
    1962-1970 (.pdf), 1971-1983 (.pdf), 1984-1993 (.pdf), 1994-2009 (.pdf), and 2010-2020 (.pdf).
  • Previous posts about Region 8 History Activities can be found in the History Activities News Archive.

Miscellaneous weblinks


Contacts

Please note that these mailing lists are primarily for internal use within the R8 committee. Therefore, please consider sending your message to a specific person rather than the whole mailing list.

Operating Committee (Opcom) r8opcom@ieee.org
Membership Activities vc.member.activities@ieeer8.org

YP Subcommittee (part of MA)

young.professionals.officer@ieeer8.org

Membership Development (part of MA)

membership.development.officer@ieeer8.org
Technical Activities vc.technical.activities@ieeer8.org

Industrial Relations (part of TA)

action.for.industry.officer@ieeer8.org

Chapter Coordination (part of TA)

chapters.officer@ieeer8.org
Student Activities Committee r8sac@ieee.org
Awards & Recognition Subcommittee r8awards@ieee.org

Mailing lists

Please consider subscribing to the following mailing lists.

  • IEEE Region 8 History Network
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Region 8 Webmaster

This website is maintained by George Michael. If you need any changes, or have more general questions this website and its content, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail to r8webmaster@ieee.org .

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