Daily Archives: 6 December 2011

Ad-Hoc Coordinator: Technical Publications Coordinator [PC]

Coordinator: Stefano Zanero (Italy)

General Aims:

  • Establish closer relationships with some IEEE Business Units, for example IEEE Sales and Marketing (International Sales Team), as well as IEEE Publications Service and Products Board (PSPB).
  • Fostering strong relationships, and synergistically couple IEEE Region 8 to mentioned IEEE business or organizational units.
  • Deliver a greater level of IEEE access such as via IEEE products: IEEE/IET electronic library (IEL), IEEE eLearning library, etc
  • Develop closer relations between our own journals, perhaps high-quality journals of national societies, where IEEE has a formal relationship, etc to the wider IEEE, perhaps even via electronic and mobile dispensation via IEEE Xplore.

Action plan:

  • Getting in touch and creating a reference map of IEEE Sales and Marketing + IEEE Publications Service and Products Board (PSPB) staff members
  • Getting in touch with Section chairs following up to R8 meeting in London. The process can work also the other way round so if you are a R8 volunteer with a need that may fall in my goals please get in touch via e-mail!
  • Get in touch with national associations of chartered engineers to see if there is a possibility to offer them access to IEEE/IET electronic library (IEL) or IEEE eLearning library
  • Try to develop better (and cheaper) ways to make the IEEE eLearning library available to members and professionals in developing economies of our region (by talking with the relevant Section chairs).
  • Collect names of highly respected journals of national societies, where IEEE has a formal relationship, to begin to explore interest for diffusion within the wider IEEE, perhaps even via electronic and mobile dispensation via IEEE Xplore.

Ad-Hoc Coordinator: Technical Activities Board (TAB) Committees [TC] Liaison

Coordinator: Vladimir Katić (Serbia and Montenegro)

A new AdHoc appointment within IEEE Region 8 TA:

Champion our links to “new” committees established within the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB).


Develop synergy between “higher level” TAB committees and Region 8 organizational units, including sections.

IEEE Standards University

Designed for educators, students, engineers, or anyone interested in standards, IEEE Standards University brings a better understanding of the value and impact of standards in business and manufacturing. Participants can draw from a variety of materials that build a practical understanding of standards and the innovation derived from standards development. The varied resources may help improve team working and collaborative skills invaluable to career success, while enhancing understanding of standards in fields such as electrical and electronics engineering, computing, and many others.

The IEEE Standards University offers Standards courses including a MOOC and eLearning modules, numerous Standards video , an extensive library as well as student grants, an e-zine and a game.

IEEE Standards University Student Grants

The purpose of the IEEE Standards University Student Grants is to facilitate students studying and implementing industry technical standard in projects. IEEE Standards University Student Grants offer US $500 per project for students, and US $300 for faculty mentors for design, development or research projects in which one of more industry technical standard was studied or implemented to complete the project.

Examples of such projects include designing and creating hardware and/or software to implement an existing industry technical standard, analysing the performance of an industry technical standard in a particular situation, testing compliance with, or alternatively adapting or extending an industry technical standard to fit a new scenario. Projects are expected in include a significant component working on the industry technical standard, projects which simply make use of industry technical standards through modules or libraries without significant design input will not be eligible for an award.

IEEE Standards University e-zine

The IEEE Standards University offers a freely available e-Magazine, with a worldwide audience of educators, students, and practicing professionals interested in technical standards and standards development. Feature topics in 2017 included Robotics, Conformity Assessment and Compliance, Consumer electronics, and Ethically Aligned Standards.

IEEE Standards University Game

Educators, students, young professionals looking for a fun and effective way to learn more about working in teams, negotiating and, consensus building need look no further. Mars Space Colony: A Game of Standardization is designed to teach about technical standards and standards development while developing team and negotiation skills. Topics include the importance of standards to industry, fundamentals of standards development, and a case study on standards. Players participate as members of standards working groups, incorporating roles that reflect the economic, political and technical realities of standards development.

Accessing Standards

IEEE Standards can be purchased electronically through the IEEE Standards Store. With the support from the IEEE-SA, industry sponsors, and government, there are however a number of standards that are made available at no cost through the IEEE Get Program™. Some examples are provided below, for a full list please see the IEEE Get Program web site.

GET 802® Standards: IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Network (IEEE 802®) standards are made available at no charge in PDF format after they have been published for a period of six months.

GET Design Automation Standards: IEEE Design Automation standards are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 1622 Standard: IEEE Standard for Electronic Distribution of Blank Ballots for Voting Systems is made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 1680 Environmental Assessment: IEEE 1680 Environmental Assessment standards are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET C95 Standards: IEEE standards for Safety Levels with Respect To Human Exposure To Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 2600 Standards: IEEE standards for Hardcopy Device and System Security are made available at no charge in PDF format.


This message is being posted on behalf of Paul Nikolich, TAB Committee on Standards (CoS) Chair.

Society/Council Standards Volunteers:

This is the second call for 2021 to provide seed funding for projects initiating innovative standards efforts. As before, we are looking for proposals from Societies and Councils (S/Cs) that currently have little or no standards activities. However, we will consider proposals from other S/Cs that describe innovative approaches. (See Q. 1 of the FAQ in the attachment for more explanation.)

Because of continued uncertainties and IEEE travel restrictions, this call requests proposals for projects that can be initiated immediately and performed without travel.

To submit a proposal, please complete the attached Funding Request Form and send to Patrick McCarren ([email protected] ) and Paul Nikolich ([email protected] ) by 11:59 pm in your time zone, July 1, 2021.

In preparing the proposal for submission, please pay careful attention to the guidance embedded in the Form and to the FAQ appended to the Form. Please note the requirement that the proposed objectives must have particular characteristics, i.e., that they be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Oriented. (See Section 1 of the Form and Q8 of the FAQ).

Thank you in advance.

Paul Nikolich
Chair, TAB CoS


IEEE Mourns Board Member Roger Pollard

4 December 2011 – Below is the official message from IEEE President Moshe Kam regarding the death of Roger Pollard.

[singlepic id=1367 float=right]Dear Colleagues:

It is with great sadness that I have to report the untimely death of Roger Pollard, 65, a prominent British engineer and educator, who was a long-time volunteer of IEEE. Dr. Pollard died on Saturday, 3 December having been diagnosed with a terminal disease in October this year. At the time of his death, Dr. Pollard was the Secretary of IEEE and Member of the IEEE Board of Directors.

Dr. Pollard had served as Chair of the Technical Activities Board (2010) and as leader in several key IEEE volunteer positions – within the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (of which he was President in 1998), the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Section (Chair, 1996-1999), Region 8, the IEEE Awards Board, the IEEE Finance Committee, the IEEE Strategic Planning Committee, and the IEEE Publications Services and Products Board.   In 2010 he was recommended by the IEEE Board of Directors to the membership as one of the candidates for 2012 President-elect.

Dr. Pollard always considered his most important IEEE achievement to be his contribution as Chair of the TAB/PAB Electronic Products Committee that led to the creation and launch of the online IEEE
Xplore platform. His work as Chair resulted in IEEE acquiring a leading position as a source of online authoritative technical information, and made IEEE’s intellectual property available to millions worldwide.

Until September 2010, Dr. Pollard served as the Agilent Technologies Chair in High Frequency Measurements and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds. He was previously the Head of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, where he had been a faculty member since 1974. He was an active member of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics, and a well-known researcher of microwave passive and active devices. His personal research interests were in microwave network measurements, calibration and error correction, microwave and millimeter-wave circuits, terahertz technology, and large-signal and non-linear characterization. In these areas he had contributed to 10 books, authored over 120 refereed publications, and was awarded three patents. His activity had significant industrial collaboration; he served as consultant to many industrial companies, most notably since 1981 to Agilent Technologies (previously Hewlett-Packard Company) in Santa Rosa, Calif. For his scientific and engineering contributions Roger Pollard was elevated to IEEE Fellow (1997) and was elected to the UK Royal Academy of Engineering (2005). He was also a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET; formerly the IEE).

To his friends in IEEE, Roger Pollard exemplified the dedicated and fully committed IEEE volunteer. He has given to the organization of his time and intellectual effort, generously and consistently, for more than 25 years. He was a well read and broadly educated man, and very often raised the level of conversation with his wide knowledge of literature, language and the arts, and with his substantial understanding of law, political history, and economics. He was known as a passionate advocate of the organizational units which he served, and of the ideas and causes he favored. He was a highly eloquent and persuasive speaker, not shying away from expressing strong opinions and decisive plans that often flew in the face of conventional wisdom and challenged the existing order. Yet he was open to persuasion and to hearing and learning from individuals of different opinions, and was frequently the architect of compromises that resulted in widely-supported decisions based on consensus. He was a strong proponent of globalization of IEEE, and supported structural reforms in the way IEEE is organized – to increase the organization’s effectiveness and diversity. Of special note in this regard are his contributions to the 2009 and 2010 ad hoc committees on IEEE Board Transformation, for which he worked indefatigably.

We express our heartfelt condolences to Roger Pollard’s family, colleagues and friends over their great loss. We take some solace in the many initiatives and projects he had led to success, and whose substantial and positive impact will continue to benefit IEEE and its constituents for many years to come.

Chapter Coordination Subcommittee – Historical overview

Chapter Coordination Subcommittee 2021-2022

Andrejs Romanovs



Albert Lysko

(South Africa)

Past Chair

Aleksandar Mastilovic

(Serbia and Montenegro)


Wynand Lambrechts

(South Africa)

Matej Pacha


Toni Mattila




Anna Litvinenko


Muhammad Al-Barham


Liaison from SAC

Rawan El Jamal


Liaison from YP

Corresponding members (ex officio):

Division Directors from Region 8:

Society/Council Presidents from Region 8:



Chapter Coordination Subcommittee 2019-2020


Albert Lysko Matej Zatc Wynand Lambrechts
Chair: Albert Lysko (South Africa) Matej Zajc (Slovenia) Wynand Lambrechts (South Africa)

Hossam Fahmy (Egypt)


Corresponding members: All Division Directors and Society/Council Presidents from Region 8

  • Division Directors from Region 8:
    • Division III Director: Sergio Benedetto (Italy)
    • Division VI Director: Manuel Castro (Spain)
  • Society/Council Presidents from Region 8:
    • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society: Paolo Gamba (Italy)
    • IEEE Industry Applications Society: Georges Zissis (France)
    • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society: Alaa Abunjaileh (UK & Ireland)
    • IEEE Power Electronics Society: Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark)
    • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society: Amara Amara (France)
    • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society: Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (France)
    • IEEE Electronic Packaging Society: Christopher Bailey (UK & Ireland)
    • IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society: Alistair Duffy (UK & Ireland)
    • IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society: Salvatore Baglio (Italy)
    • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society: Imre Rudas (Hungary)
    • IEEE Systems Council: Vincenzo Piuri (Italy)

(as appointed by IEEE Region 8 Director for 2019-2020 Magdalena Salazar Palma)





Chapter Coordination Subcommittee 2015-2016



Chapter Coord. Sub. Presentation in Limassol's Meeting


Chapter Coordination Subcommittee 2013-2014


Region 8 Coordinator for Chapters: Nazih Khaddaj Mallat (United Arab Emirates)
Student Chapter Activities Coordinator: Alexandros Osana (Greece)
Corresponding Members: Ugurcan Sengit (Turkey),  Maria Trocan (France)

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Ensure Quality Chapter Opportunities Through Continuous Engagement of Society and Council Coordinators:  R8_list_Apr_2013 (see linkage diagram to the wider IEEE: R8_TA_relations_higher_committees_v1 )


Inspire, Enable, Empower and Engage Chapters of Region-8 for the purpose of

  • fulfilling the mission of IEEE
  • enhancing the Chapter’s growth and development
  • providing a professional home

For more information – refer to the Region 8 Governing Documents.

The Chapters are the main fields of the members’ activity

  • Members shape IEEE‘s future in Chapters
  • Members collaborate to create IEEE‘s future in Chapters
  • IEEE organization units (OUs) enhance members’ future in Chapters


  • Increase membership and member engagement in Chapters
  • Improve the quality of technical activities
  • Increase operational efficiency and effectiveness of Chapters and Chapter Coordinators
  • Improve relationships with and between Societies, Councils, Sections and Chapters (including Student Branch Chapters)
  • Enhance collaboration with other IEEE organization units and other professional organizations

Useful links:

Chapter Chair Training
ChCSC Meeting Madrid (April, 2013) Presentations
ChCSC Meeting Budapest (April, 2014) Presentations