Yearly Archives: 2022

WIE Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

WIE Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!


We’re coming up with the FIRST global event of IEEE TRS WIE! WIE GLOBAL WEBINAR On December 16, Friday at 8.00 pm our valuable guests IEEE Region 8 SAC-WIE Corresponding member Sally Musonye and IEEE Kenyatta University Student Branch WIE Chair Valery Chebet are going to join us!


If you’re curious about how things are being handled and going on IEEE WIE globally, we’re sure that this webinar will be just for you💜.

You can catch up on the event on IEEE TRS Women in Engineering Youtube channel.


EPPC / Future Tech Forum Roundtable on the Digitalization of the Energy Sector

ICT and Energy in the Energy Transition Roundtable

6 December 2022 • 9:00am ET

IEEE Future Tech Forum: ICT and Energy in the Energy Transition Roundtable

Participate in a discussion on ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and Energy in the Energy Transition. Hear from subject matter experts on this important topic of ICT and energy, and moderated by Mike Hinchey, 2022-2023 Chair of the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee. This complimentary live, 90-minute virtual event will be held on 6 December 2022 at 9 AM ET. This event in the IEEE Future Tech Forum series is organized by IEEE Future Directions and in collaboration with the IEEE European Public Policy Committee.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the massive deployment of Edge-to-Cloud information processing have had major impacts in digitalizing our society and economy, offering new opportunities for improved efficiency and creating new jobs. On the other hand, the electricity system and the energy system in general are going through a period of unprecedented changes and challenges. These changes are making the operation of power systems fundamentally more complex. Power electronics is transforming the network from a system of slow reacting mechanical generators controlled by people in control rooms to a distributed system that requires complex interaction of electronic components equipped with intelligence.

As a result, the data generated, collected, and transmitted to allow the functioning of such a system will grow significantly. This growth in data management is not marginal and it is happening while ICT infrastructures are already facing unprecedented growth in the amount of data they handle. While the power grid in the (near) future will depend on ICT to operate properly, it is also true that ICT infrastructure will become more of a significant share of the load for the electricity system itself.

Is it necessary to consider the potential for maximizing energy efficiency by using ICT in all situations where it has not already been applied (industry, homes, offices) as a key enabler for the energy transition?

Who will benefit from making ICT manufacturing and operations green and more energy efficient?

The overall situation brings us to a fundamental question of sustainability; can we find the right synergies between ICT and energy to achieve the environmental goals?

Moderator: Mike Hinchey, 2022-2023 Chair IEEE Global Public Policy Committee


Featured Panelists:


Event Moderator

Mike HincheyProfessor Mike Hinchey is Professor of Software Engineering and Head, Department of Computer Science & Information Systems at University of Limerick, Ireland, where he is also Emeritus Director of Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software. Prior to joining the University, Professor Hinchey was the Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory. In 2009, he was awarded NASA’s Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year and is one of only 36 people recognized in the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame. Professor Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Systems from University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from University of Oxford and a PhD in Computer Science from University of Cambridge. Professor Hinchey is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Engineering Professional, Chartered Mathematician and Charted Information Technology Professional, as well as a Fellow of the IET, British Computer Society, Engineers Australia, Engineers Ireland, and Irish Computer Society, of which he was also President (2018-2021). Hinchey is Past President of IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing ( , 2016-2022. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: a NASA Journal and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. In January 2018, he became an Honorary Fellow of the Computer Society of India and was the SEARCC Global ICT Professional of the Year 2018. He was elected to the 2022-2025 IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors and is Chair of the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee in 2022 and 2023 and the IEEE Conduct Review Committee in 2023. He is IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect (2023-2024) and Director (2025-2026).



Adrian IonescuAdrian M. Ionescu is a Full Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He received the BS & MS in Electronics and Telecommunications in 1989 from University ‘Politehnica’ Bucharest, Romania. He holds two PhDs: in Microelectronics, from UPB (1994) and in Physics of semiconductors from National Polytechnic Institute Grenoble (1997). He is director of Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory of EPFL, Switzerland. His group pioneered steep slope devices, phage change devices, sensors and MEMS resonators for energy efficient Edge AI applications. He published more than 600 articles. He is recipient of IBM Faculty Award 2013 and of André Blondel Medal 2009. In 2015 he was elected member of Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. He received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2016 and the EDL IEEE George Smith Award in 2017. He is an IEEE Fellow and he served as Editor of IEEE TED and as member of PUB committee of EDS. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Proceedings of IEEE and serves in the ICT sub-committee of IEEE European Public Policy (EPPC).


Antonello MontiAntonello Monti received his Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in 1994. He started his career with Ansaldo Industria and then moved in 1995 to the Politecnico di Milano as an Assistant Professor. In 2000, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, as an Associate Professor and then Full Professor. Since 2008, he has been the Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power System, E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Since 2019 he has a joined appointment at Fraunhofer FIT, Center for Digital Energy Aachen.


Massimo PellegrinoMassimo Pellegrino is the IEEE European Public Policy Program Manager. Prior to joining IEEE, he served as political affairs officer on emerging security and technology policy matters at the United Nations Office at Geneva. From 2015 to 2016, Mr Pellegrino directed the work of the European Union Institute for Security Studies in the area of outer space and security issues. From 2009 to 2014, he worked in different capacities at the European Space Agency (ESA), European GNSS Agency (GSA), European Commission (EC), and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Pellegrino received a Master’s Degree in Space Studies from the International Space University (ISU), as well as a Master’s Degree in Economics, and a Master’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Technology Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II.


Student Paper Contest 2023: Call for Papers


The Student Paper Contest (SPC) is one of the main technical activities in Region 8. It was established in 1967 and since then it is an excellent occasion for personal leadership and involvement of student members in a prospective IEEE scientific/technical activity. The contest increases the visibility of student branches and allows for wider promotion of IEEE among students. The success of the SPC relies heavily on the input from the Student Branch Officers, especially the Student Branch Counselor and the Student Branch Chair.


Once every year, each IEEE R8 Student Branch (SB) may hold and organize a local Student Paper Contest under its own responsibility. The organization of a local SPC generally means that the contest should be announced publicly in advance and that all submitted papers are to be locally reviewed by qualified specialists. Additionally, all R8/Sections/Chapters IEEE Conferences, having student papers sessions included in their programs, could and should also be used to get additional proposals for SPC. As long as an SB is formally supporting and accepting any type of student papers contest activity, it is in line with the existing SPC rules. Student Branch Counselors should be fully involved in all local SPC activities, as well as all other local IEEE officers (Section Chairs, Chapter Chairs, student activities officers, members of executive committees, etc.).


The winner(s) of each local Student Branch Contest may compete in the Region 8 Contest. A Student Branch may submit one paper per every 100 Student Branch members or part thereof, with a maximum of three papers per SB. At the same time, especially in small branches where the managing a local contest is difficult, the IEEE section officers can encourage students to submit their work as a paper to the regional SPC. This is a good exercise for students, especially those who intend to continue to a doctorate. Starting this year, the IEEE Region 8 Student Activities Committee offers funding to IEEE Region 8 Sections and Student Branches to establish local student paper contests, through the Local Student Paper Contest Events Program. The aim of this new program is to increase student paper contest awareness and participation.



IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest is intended for IEEE R8 student members or graduate student members who have not yet started their Ph.D. The work presented in the paper has to be completed before the student receives the engineering degree that entitles her/him to start preparing a doctoral thesis and it should be not published previously. The submission of a paper for SPC must be no later than 12 months after graduation. 


Papers should cover technical and engineering aspects of a subject within or related to the areas with which the IEEE is concerned. The work need not be strictly original in the scientific sense, but it should be original in the treatment of a certain topic and the author’s contribution to that topic should be clearly seen.


At initial submission, only students can be authors of the IEEE R8 SPC papers and each author must be a member of an IEEE Student Branch. However, in the second SPC phase, after five finalists are selected, the rules allow a supervisor/mentor to be added as a co-author in the final version of the paper which will be included in the conference proceedings and IEEE Xplore Library. This does not change in any way the basic rule that the submitted paper is the work of the student. At the time of the oral finals, which is normally about a half year after the initial submission, each finalist must be still a member of IEEE.



Submitted papers will be graded by an international jury composed of 4-5 experts who are usually university professors from different Region 8 countries. The review will be double-blind, which means that the judges will handle the papers without knowledge of the identity of the authors/institutions. Jury members can engage other reviewers who are specialists in the corresponding fields. Based on grading, the top 5 papers will be selected. All five finalists (one author per paper) will be invited to present their papers at the IEEE R8 flagship conference EUROCON 2023 in Turin, Italy, on July 6-8, 2023.


The oral presentations will be graded by the same international jury as in the first part of the contest. On the basis of both the written and oral parts of the competition, the final ranking list and the decision about the winner will be made. There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of $800, $500, and $200, respectively. In addition, the student branch where the winner comes from will be awarded $250. The top 5 papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.



The paper submitted for SPC must not contain any data about authors and their institutions. It should not exceed 6 pages and must be written using the two-column IEEE Transaction style (with the space between columns equal to 4.1 mm). Please, carefully read AUTHORS GUIDELINES ON PAPER LAYOUT which is a part of “SPC rules”.


The paper must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • COVER PAGE (send as a Word document)
  • PAPER SUPPLEMENT (send as a Word document)
  • COUNSELOR CERTIFICATE (send as a pdf document)
  • IEEE Copyright form (send as a pdf document)


The deadline to send full papers to IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2023 is December 1st December 15th, 2022. Please send papers and supporting documents by email to [email protected].



IEEE WIE Africa joins in the global WIE@25 celebrations!

WIE section Chairs across the continent have collaboratively put together again a second exciting end-of-the-year event where leaders from Africa will give presentations and talks under the topic ” Reflecting on our lives as women in the STEM career”. In addition to that, winners from the student writing competition will be announced!


This second celebration will be on Saturday 10th December 2022 at 11:00 A.M EAT.

So, what are you waiting for? It promises to be epic, register now:

Pre-University Educational Activities are changing the game for Girls in STEM

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Portugal Affinity Group and its Student Branch from Instituto Superior de Lisboa, WIE-IST, are co-organizing a series of webinars, as a hybrid event, free of charge.


You can now fill in the form below to register for the second webinar!


Title: Pre-University Educational Activities are changing the game for Girls in STEM
Date & Time: Nov 30, 2022 5:00 PM UTC+0 (Lisbon time)
Local: Online
Speaker: Stamatis Dragoumanos


About this webinar Stereotyping is an operation of the human mind which is established to process information more quickly. It is a skill and a curse that is being developed while we grow up and it depends on our experiences and the environment we grow up in. STEM education and especially student-centric collaborative educational methods motivate young students to question stereotypes, express their creativity freely and value each other not by their sex or color but by their kindness, their will to collaborate, and their personality. Pre-University Educational Activities encourage young students to go through that process and exploration providing aftermath of refreshing results to observe!


Stamatis Dragoumanos is a Software Engineer and Software Developer. He has a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and Informatics and an MSc in Computer Science and Technology from University of Patras, Computer Engineering and Informatics Department. He also has a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras Chemical Engineering Department and an MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the National Technical University of Athens, Chemical Engineering Department.
He has 16 years of working experience in software development and he is currently working as a Software architect in the Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”. He also has 12 years of experience in teaching programming languages, algorithms, and data structures on a variety of student ages and education levels. He is an inquiry-based learning enthusiast and he strongly believes that soft skills development is one of the most important concepts that are missing in today’s Educational System. He is a certified Soft Skill Trainer by Erasmus+ and a certified Professional Scrum Master by Stamatis is the 2022 recipient of the IEEE EAB Meritorious Achievement in Outreach and Informal Education Award and is currently serving as a volunteer in the following committees:
– IEEE EAB PreUniversity Education Coordination Committee, member
– IEEE Potentials Magazine Editorial Board, member
– IEEE The Institute Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, member
– IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities Committee, member


Register HERE

The Role of Data and Computer Science in the Training of Young Engineers

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Portugal Affinity Group and its Student Branch from Instituto Superior de Lisboa, WIE-IST, are co-organizing a series of webinars, as a hybrid event, free of charge.


You can now fill in the form below to register for the first webinar!


Topic: Data Science’s importance for young women
Title: The Role of Data and Computer Science in the Training of Young Engineers
Date & Time: Nov 22, 2022 12:30 PM GMT (Lisbon)
Local: Online or presential at IST Campus Alameda
Speaker: Cláudia Antunes


Cláudia Antunes is an Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa. She is PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering by the same university. Her research interests are in the area of Data Science, in particular to what concerns to the usage of knowledge domain and the exploration of the temporality to enrich the classification task. She has more than seventy papers published in journals and international conferences, and has supervised more than thirty Master thesis and a few PhDs. She has been lecturing data science courses for twenty years, both in graduation and post-graduation programs.


Register HERE

IEEE R8 WiE in IEEE R8 Committee Meeting in Cairo, Egypt

On October 15th 2022, during IEEE R8 Committee Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, Dr. Maria-Alexandra Paun, Chair of R8 WIE Committee, presented the activities of her amazing team for the promotion of women in engineering at Region 8 level.


As she finishes her term at the end of the year, the take-away message and key word of two-year activity of R8 WIE team is the visibility we gained as speakers at various international and R8 flagship IEEE conferences. We emphasize the importance of being technical speakers and have such interventions, on top of our other current activities.

A big thank you to the whole team at R8 WIE! You have been really amazing!



Ambassador Program – 2022 IEEE International Humanitarian Technologies Conference (IHTC)

The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference is a Multi-Regional Conference Series rotating between R7 (Canada), R8 (Africa, Europe, and Middle East), and R9 (Latin America and Caribbean).This interdisciplinary conference series focuses on showcasing challenges, success stories, lessons learnt, case studies and technological innovation related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICT4D and the application of Humanitarian Technologies (including Disaster Relief and Disaster Recovery) and facilitating engagement of stakeholders from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors around the world. We place a particular emphasis on facilitating participation by key stakeholder groups from low and lower middle-income countries as well as low resource communities.

IEEE IHTC organizing Committee is pleased to open a call for ambassadors for the year 2022.

The responsibilities of an ambassador are as follows:
1. Awareness of IEEE IHTC in the community.
2. Promote the video contest.
3. Urge your Institutions/Friends to participate in Conference

Perks of being an ambassador
1. Chance to work with IHTC conference committee.
2. Electronic certificate on completion of conference.
3. Free access to the IHTC sessions/activities.
If you are interested to register yourself as ambassador:

Deadline to submit the ambassador application: 20th November 2022

Technical paper writing workshop


The Technical paper writing preparation workshop will be held on Oct 31, 2022, at 07:00 PM Universal Time UTC

This workshop is hosted by IEEE R8 SAC, IEEE African Council, and IEEE R8 WIE.


We shall discuss the importance of writing technical papers and bring to your attention the contests and structure of a quality research paper. The best female student paper shall receive an award sponsored by the Africa Council.


Our members from R8 SAC will also contribute to this event.


The main guest is Eszter Lukács.


Eszter is a Client Services Manager and works with IEEE Xplore Digital Library customers located in Europe and Israel. She gained her Magister degree in Linguistics from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the information industry, and she has joined IEEE in 2013. Eszter offers free online or on-site seminars mainly about IEEE Xplore Digital Library and trains the user communities, including librarians, engineers, researchers, students, and faculty. She speaks German, English, and Hungarian and is based in Berlin, Germany. Through her work, she is also supporting a lot of initiatives and the information needs of IEEE Student Branches.


With her experience, we are sure that you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn from her and participate in the Q&A.


Here is the whole agenda for this event:


Moderator – Vildana Hrnjić
Opening remarks – Vera Marković
Introducing R8 WIE – Maria Alexandria Paun
About Africa Council – Adel Alimi
How to write a good Technical paper – Eszter Lukács
Closing remarks – Sally Musonye


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 865 3602 5054
Passcode: 400808



If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

See you on 31st October!



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