IEEE IHTC 2024 – Call for papers

Dear colleagues,

The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE IHTC) is an interdisciplinary conference series organized by IEEE Region 8 (Africa, Europe, and the Middle East), IEEE Region 7 (Canada), and IEEE Region 9 (Latin America and the Caribbean). IEEE IHTC 2024 will be hosted at Politecnico di Bari (Bari, Italy) on November 2730 as a hybrid conference.

Stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, and societal sectors around the world are invited to submit their contributions focused on showcasing challenges, success stories, lessons learned, case studies, and technological innovation related to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICT4D, and the application of Humanitarian Technologies (including Disaster Relief and Disaster Recovery). Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE IHTC 2024 Conference Proceedings. Full papers presented and discussed orally will be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

The IEEE IHTC 2024 is organized by: IEEE Region 8, IEEE Region 7, IEEE Region 9, IEEE Italy Section, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society and the following Chapters of the IEEE Italy Section: IEEE Industry Applications/Power Electronics (IA/PEL), Communications (COM), Education (E), Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB), Geoscience and Remote Sensing (GRS), Industry Applications (IA), Magnetics (MAG), Oceanic Engineering (OE), Power & Energy (PE) , Robotics and Automation (RA). Women in Engineering and Young Professionals IEEE Italy Section Affinity groups are also technical co-sponsors.

The IEEE IHTC 2024 Important dates are:

  • Full Paper Submission Date: July 15, 2024

  • Review Notification: September 15, 2024

  • Camera-ready Submission Date: September 30, 2024

  • Early registration: October 15, 2024

  • Conference: November 2730, 2024

More information, including detailed information for authors and paper submission guidelines, can be found on IEEE IHTC 2024 official website: https://2024.ieee-ihtc.org/

For further questions and information, please contact us at:

Best regards,

Prof. Massimo LA SCALA, IEEE IHTC 2024 Conference General Chair


Accepting STEM Champion Applications until 8 April, 2024 (11:59pm EDT)

Are you an IEEE Volunteer conducting STEM outreach programs for pre-university students
and/or teachers in your local community on behalf of IEEE? Would you like to help inspire other
volunteers to get involved in STEM outreach? Then, we want to hear from you!

In June 2021 IEEE TryEngineering.org launched a new IEEE STEM Champion Program to
recognize IEEE volunteers for their contributions to STEM education and to build a community
of IEEE STEM outreach volunteers.

We are looking to add to our STEM Champion team. All active IEEE Members are invited to
submit an application no later than 8 April 2024 (11:59pm ET) to be considered as a STEM
Champion. Applications will be reviewed in late April and selections will be announced in early
May.

The Program resides under TryEngineering.org. The IEEE STEM Champion title is a
designation given to an individual IEEE volunteer and is not a Region or Section officer position.

What are the Benefits of Being Selected as a STEM Champion?
● Recognition for your contributions to pre-university STEM education
● Opportunity to be involved in a community of IEEE STEM outreach volunteers
● Grant funding opportunity
● Opportunity to build Region and Section awareness of your work
● Ability to support IEEE pre-university education by sharing your events and event results
● Access to Champion-specific pre-university STEM education resources

Submit an application no later than 8 April 2024 (11:59pm EDT)
For detailed information: IEEE STEM Champion Program
Questions? Contact Lynn Bowlby ([email protected])


IEEE RTSI (Research and Technologies for Society and Industry) 2024

 

IEEE RTSI (Research and Technologies for Society and Industry) 2024, one of the conferences in the R8 portfolio, will be held at Politecnico di Milano – Site of Lecco from 18-20 September 2024.

The main tracks are:

  • Track 1: Methods and Technologies for AI
  • Track 2: AI Applications to Energy and Transportation Systems
  • Track 3: AI Applications to Health and Smart Living
  • Track 4: AI Applications for Industry

CfP and more details about paper submission on: https://2024.ieee-rtsi.org/

To propose a special session at the conference you can use the form: https://2024.ieee-rtsi.org/special-session-proposal/

The main objective of RTSI is to bring together researchers and industry professionals in the technical fields covered by IEEE.

RTSI offers tutorials, panels, technical sessions, special sessions, workshops, student forum, competitions and an exhibition. RTSI provides an excellent opportunity for companies involved in the technical fields covered by the IEEE to present their activities, meet the different stakeholders and contribute to the national and international debate on what is happening relevant in these areas.


IEEE Region 8 – Statement against acts of war

IEEE Region 8 strongly condemns any act of war, aggression, violation of international laws and conventions, or against humanity.

We firmly believe that they have no place in the world and always support efforts to help those who are suffering because of them.


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, you 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.
  • Geographic Unit statistics at year end (.xlsx) See also Section 2.5 in the Region 8 history book with several additional remarks.
  • Membership statistics at year end (.xlsx) See also Section 2.6 in the Region 8 history book.
  • 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 2010-2022 (.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) [email protected]
Membership Activities [email protected]

YP Subcommittee (part of MA)

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Membership Development (part of MA)

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Technical Activities [email protected]

Industrial Relations (part of TA)

[email protected]

Chapter Coordination (part of TA)

[email protected]
Student Activities Committee [email protected]
Awards & Recognition Subcommittee [email protected]

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