Yearly Archives: 2019


SPC2020 – IEEE R8 Student Paper Contest

 

Final Call for Papers. The deadline extended to December 15, 2019.

All information on SPC 2020 and SPC Rules  is contained on the website at

http://www.ieeer8.org/category/student-activities/

As a help for SB counselors included below is a  template regarding the coversheet to be attached with the paper.

Region 8 pays travel and accommodation for the authors of the best five papers to attend IEEE R8 Melecon 2020 at Palermo, Italy in June 2020. The best three papers from the five finalists, judged at Palermo, get $800, $500 and $200 respectively. The student branch of the winner also gets $250 from R8.

Submission of papers to [email protected]

 

 

Student Paper Cover Sheet

Section A

  1. Name of school
  2. Name of Student Branch
  3. Authors with their IEEE Membership Numbers
  4. Name, address, contact phone and e-mail of  author to whom correspondence should be addressed
  5. Name, address, contact phone and e-mail of  Student Branch Counsellor
  6. Name, address, contact phone and e-mail of  Student Branch Chair

 

Section B

NB: In answering the questions please ensure that information about the authors, school, etc. is not included.

  1. Paper Title
  2. What is the problem and why is it important?
  3. What is the original contribution of this work? Be explicit.
  1. Does this work check and / or extend previously reported work? What work? Give references. Be explicit.
  1. How does this contribution compare to previously published work?
  1. If the paper is to be submitted to one of the IEEE Transactions, which Transactions would be the most appropriate?

 


How to form a new Young Professionals Affinity Group in Your Section?

Would you like to join the family of Young Professionals? Check the following steps:

  • look at the informative map below to see if you are already part of it
  • find out if there is already an existing IEEE Section in your country – full list can be found here
  • check if there is already an existing IEEE Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP AG) in your Section – full list can be found here
  • if there is an IEEE Section in your country but not a YP AG, you are eligible to submit a petition – check the guidelines and the document below

 

Forming a new Young Professionals Affinity Group is an easy task but you have to prove that you will be able to sustain it in the future. For this, you need to be acquainted with IEEE and Young Professionals program. If the new AG is approved and formed, you will then serve as an interim chair who has to put together a team, hold activities and perform elections. For this, check the document below, put together by R8YP Subcommittee.

 

The document is available to download below:

YP AG Formation Guidelines

 


Getting YPAG members list from OU Analytics

How to obtain members list and their contacts from OU Analytics?

This document is a short guide on how to obtain members list and their contacts from OU Analytics. Before accessing the database, be advised that not every IEEE officer has access to OU Analytics tool or every available information there. Young Professionals Affinity Group Chairs are automatically granted access after listing them in vTools under officers reporting. After log in with your IEEE credentials, you can access the members contacts for your organizational unit, in this case that is probably your YPAG. The document is a surgical precision guide on how to do it in less than a minute, tailored by R8YP Subcommittee. For the detailed guides, visit official OU Analytics tutorials here.

 

The document is available to download below:
OU Analytics members list (848 downloads )


Cross-sectional Student and Young Professional Congress Manual

How to organize a Cross-sectional Student and Young Professionals Congress?

This document is a guide on how to organize IEEE Cross-sectional Student and Young Professional Congress. It has been prepared by the Student Activities Committee and the Young Professionals Subcommittee in Region 8 for 2017 and updated in 2019. The content of this guide covers from the moment the Call for applications is released until the period after the congress when everything has to be finalized.

The document is available to download below:
XSSYPmanual (747 downloads )

 


Winners of the Region 8 Young Professionals Awards for 2019

We are proud to present this year’s winners of the Region 8 Young Professionals Awards for 2019:

  • Region 8 Young Professionals Exceptional Volunteer Award 2019

Piotr Graca (Poland Section Young Professionals Affinity Group) For his continuous hard work, dedication and enthusiasm to promoting the Young Professionals mission and vision, and that of IEEE at large during 2018. Our biggest congratulations to you!

 

  • Region 8 Outstanding Young Professionals Affinity Group Award 2019

We are very happy to announce that the Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee has selected the Croatia Section Young Professionals Affinity Group as the winner of the Region 8 Outstanding Young Professionals Affinity Group Award for its activities during 2018. Congratulations to the entire Croatia YP team! Their efforts and dedication to the IEEE YP causes have made them stand out, and we are glad to acknowledge their successful initiatives.


Region 8 Young Professionals Awards for season 2019 handed at Region 8 Meeting in Valencia

During Gala Dinner at the 113th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting in Valencia, Spain, 12-13 of October 2019, the Region 8 Young Professionals Awards have been handed to the recipients. Piotr Graca, Poland, has received IEEE Region 8 Young Professional Exceptional Volunteer Award and the award was handed to Poland Section Chair Mariusz Malinowski. Croatia Section Young Professionals Affinity Group, Chaired by Diego Susanj, has been awarded by IEEE Region 8 Outstanding Young Professionals Affinity Group Award and the award was handed to former Croatia Section Chair Igor Kuzle. Details about the wards and selected photos are given in the sequel.

 

IEEE Region 8 Young Professional Exceptional Volunteer Award

To recognize a volunteer within Region 8 for his/her dedication towards the mission of IEEE Young Professionals. The recognition is given to a devoted Young Professional member that presents the most successful maintenance of ongoing efforts, leadership skills, and remarkable development and implementation of new ideas and programs within the last year. These activities have an important impact on the Section and on Region 8 Young Professional community, and other IEEE members. Piotr Graca received the award and diploma providing the citation for the award granted by the Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee.

 

 

IEEE Region 8 Young Professional Exceptional Volunteer Award ceremony (left to right: Costas Stasopoulos – Region 8 Awards & Recognitions Committee Past Chair, Magdalena Salazar Palma – Region 8 Director, Mariusz Malinowski – Poland Section Chair, Vinko Lesic – Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee Chair, James A. Jefferies – IEEE Past President)

 

IEEE Region 8 Outstanding Young Professionals Affinity Group Award

To recognize Young Professionals Affinity Groups (AG) within Region 8 for their efforts, successes and achievements in carrying out the mission of IEEE YP and the aims of IEEE in Region 8 within their Section during the calendar year of 2018. Recognition is given to the Young Professionals AG that displayed the most successful maintenance of ongoing efforts, as well as the development and implementation of new programs. These activities leave an important imprint on the Section and on Region 8. Croatia Section Young Professionals Affinity Group received a certificate providing the citation for the award and a cash prize of $400 granted by the R8 YP Subcommittee.

 

IEEE Region 8 Young Professional Exceptional Volunteer Award ceremony (left to right: Costas Stasopoulos – Region 8 Awards & Recognitions Committee Past Chair, Magdalena Salazar Palma – Region 8 Director, Igor Kuzle – Croatia Section former Chair, Vinko Lesic – Region 8 Young Professionals Subcommittee Chair, James A. Jefferies – IEEE Past President)


“Inspiring Leaders” workshop at 113th IEEE Region 8 Meeting in Valencia, Spain

Inspiring Leaders workshop led by Arturo Medina in front of Region 8 Section chairs and committees

 

“Inspiring Leaders” is a successful program of Spain Section YPAG that originated during “Young Professionals on Tour”, an initiative designed to revitalize IEEE communities in cities across Spain while granting the opportunity to peek to the diverse professional possibilities that await future engineers at the end of their study race. The success stories of former students and Young Professionals give simple and clear way what it means to belong to Young Professionals and IEEE in general.

 

The “Inspiring Leaders” event was held at 113th IEEE Region 8 Meeting in Valencia, Spain to give a glimpse in front of the Region 8 Committee in form of a panel with speakers listed below, led by Arturo Medina, current Chair of Spain Section YPAG.

 

Insipiring Leaders workshop panelists

 

Young Professionals Spain with Region 8 YP (from left to right: Ramon Medran Medran, Arturo Medina, Vinko Lesic, Manuel Ballesteros Carballo)

 

Participants of the 113th IEEE Region 8 Meeting in Valencia, Spain


Announcement of the Chapter Awards Winners

 

We are proud to announce the Chapter Awards Winners:

 

TECHNICAL CHAPTERS:

 

* Large Chapter: IEEE Tunisia Section Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Chapter
* Small Chapter: IEEE Algeria Section Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter

 

STUDENT BRANCH CHAPTERS (SBCs):

* Large SBC: National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT) IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Chapter, Tunisia
* Medium SBC: University of Manchester IEEE Power & Energy Society Chapter, UK & IR
* Small SBC: Al-Balqa Applied University IEEE Communications Society Chapter, Jordan

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS


IEEE Africa SYP Congress 2019

 

We are bringing you incredible news!

 

We, as R8SAC and R8YP have joined forces with IEEE Africa Ad-hoc and are opening together a call for proposals for Africa SYP Congresses 2019!

The process is one stage, where more than one congress may be granted hosting, in various parts of Africa.

Check the requirements, put together a proposal and send us an e-mail by October 30, 2019, entitled “IEEE ASYP Proposal-<Name of IEEE OU (SB/YP or other)>” to [email protected][email protected], and [email protected].

 

The proposal must incorporate the following information:

 

1. Hosting entity (IEEE or affiliate non-profit organization)
2. Proposed Dates for the Congress (within 2019)
3. Proposed Host Location (Cities, States)
4. Chapter or Section information
5. Congress volunteers to serve in the committee(s)
6. Proposed Venue Description
7. Letter of endorsement from Section
8. Budget estimates (overall and per participant)
9. Tentative program
10. Various Statements Regarding IEEE policies

 

with more details given in the official document “IEEE ASYP Request For Proposals” that can be found here: https://ieeer8.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IEEE-ASYP-Request-For-Proposal.pdf.

 

Results
The hosts will be announced on November 1, 2019.


Acceleration Contest: Call for Judges

 

The IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Sub-Committee is calling for IEEE Region 8 members, to join the judges team for the Acceleration Contest. The judges team will be responsible to review and evaluate the submitted proposals of the contest and select the winner of each area. The judges team for each educational level will consist of 3 judges. The proposals are focused on 3 educational levels: Pre-Univerisity Education, University Education and Continuing Education.

 

Each judge will evaluate the submitted proposals on the following areas:

    • Innovation of the idea;
    • The educational outcomes of the idea;
    • Scalability of the idea;
    • Sustainability of the idea;
    • Humanitarian aspects of the idea;
    • The number of the MGA goals the idea is aligned with;

Those who are interested to be a judge shall complete the following criteria:

  • Have previously teaching experience
  • Have previous experience in the pre-defined areas of education

If you are interested to be a member of the judges team please send us an email at [email protected] until 15 October, 2019, including your CV (showing the experience you have as described in the criteria) and the Educational Level you’re willing to evaluate.

 

Important: By applying for being a judge, applicants commit that they will be able to finish evaluation of proposals before the 1st of November and that they will be available for a webmeeting on the 1st of November.

 

Important Dates:

  • 29 October 2019 – Judges Submission Deadline
  • 31 October 2019 – Judges selection and notification by email
  • 31 October 2019 – Access to submitted proposals and beginning of evaluation
  • 10 November 2019 – Webmeeting for evaluation approval
  • 15 November 2019 – Announcement of winners

Further information about the contest, can be found at: https://bit.ly/31WEO3i