George Michael


IEEE STEM Summit

Held on 24-27 October 2023, the IEEE STEM Summit is a free virtual event where pre-university educators and volunteers learn about STEM opportunities, resources, and activities. In past years, hundreds of participants used the Summit as a chance to ask questions to award-winning educators and knowledgeable volunteers, who offered practical advice on how to plan interesting and effective outreach activities. Sessions included topics on STEM pedagogy, engineering education, best practices in STEM outreach, inspirational talks, and resources to empower our STEM community.
This year, we will feature several presenters including keynote speakers Tiffani Teachey, Wioleta Burdzy Seth, Jenna Carpenter, and Minjuan Wang. You can read more about them and their passion for pre-university student outreach here. Session topics will include climate change, AI, semiconductors, pedagogy, and more.

2023-August – Ottawa

This page contains information about the 121st IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting to be held in Ottawa, Canada, on Friday 11 August 2023.

 

Important Documents and Information

Provisional Meeting Schedule

Friday, 11 August 2023, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)

07:00–08:00 Breakfast at Lord Elgin Hotel (registered participants and companions)

08:00–13:00 The R8C meeting

10:30–11:00 Coffee Break

12:55–13:00 Group photo

13:00–14:00 Lunch at Lord Elgin Hotel (registered participants and companions)

17:00–20:00 Sections Congress Opening Dinner and Session

 


Reports – Ottawa

OpCom Reports

 

Director Director-Elect
Past-Director Secretary
Treasurer V/C Member Activities
V/C Student Activities V/C Technical Activities

Committee Reports

 

 

 

Action for Industry  (AfI) History Activities Coordinator  (HA) Region 8 News (R8News)
Awards & Recognition Committee  (A&RC) Humanitarian Activities Committee  (HuA) Section Vitality and Development
Chapter Coordination Committee  (ChCC) Life Member Coordinator  (LM) Strategic Planning
Conference Coordination Committee  (CoCC) Membership Development Committee  (MDC) Women in Engineering Coordinator  (WIE)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nominations and Appointments Committee Young Professionals
Electronic Communications Coordinator (ECC) Professional and Educational Activities Committee  (PEAC) AdHoc IEEE R8 on Climate Change
Entrepreneurship Committee Publications and Communications Committee  (PnC) AdHoc Standards coordination
AdHoc Careers New Initiative AdHoc Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) AdHoc R8 Website

Section Reports

 

Algeria Section Iraq Section Romania Section
Austria Section Iran Section Russia Section
Bahrain Section Israel Section Russia (Northwest) Section
Belarus Section Italy Section Russia (Siberia) Section
Benelux Section Jordan Section Saudi Arabia (East) Section
Bosnia and Herzegovina Section Kenya Section Saudi Arabia (West) Section
Bulgaria Section Kuwait Section Serbia And Montenegro Section
Croatia Section Latvia Section Slovenia Section
Cyprus Section Lebanon Section South Africa Section
Czechoslovakia Section Lithuania Section Spain Section
Denmark Section Malta Section Sweden Section
Egypt Section Mauritius Section Switzerland Section
Estonia Section Morocco Section Tunisia Section
Finland Section Nigeria Section Turkey Section
France Section North Macedonia Section Uganda Section
Germany Section Norway Section UK and Ireland Section
Ghana Section Oman Section Ukraine Section
Greece Section Poland Section United Arab Emirates Section
Hungary Section Portugal Section Zambia Section
Iceland Section Qatar Section

Sub-Section Reports

 

 

Burkina Faso Kazakhstan Subsection Yemen
Ethiopia Tanzania

 

Report Templates


2023-March – Bucharest

This page contains information about the 120th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting to be held in Bucharest, Romania, from Saturday 25 March 2023 to Sunday 26 March 2023.

 

Presentations

Provisional Meeting And Social Events Schedule

(update 2023-03-15)

Friday, 24 March 2023 (EET, winter time)

08:00–18:00 Committees of R8 in-person meetings

18:00–19:30 Welcome reception: IEEE Romania Section & University Politehnica of Bucharest presentation and a cocktail

19:30–22:30 Welcome Dinner

Saturday, 25 March 2023 (EET, winter time)

08:00–18:00 The R8C meeting, Day 1

18:30–20:00 Sightseeing Bucharest City

20:00–23:00 Gala Dinner at the Bragadiru Palace, Grand Collosseum Hall

Sunday, 26 March 2023 (EEST, summer time)

09:00–13:30 The R8C meeting, Day 2

13:30–14:30 Adjourn and lunch

Monday, 27 March 2023

Departure or optional self-paid Dracula’s Castle and Transylvania Day Trip


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 (www.ifip.org) , 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).

 

Panelists

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.

 


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:  https://ihtc2022.ieee.ca/ambassador-program/

Deadline to submit the ambassador application: 20th November 2022

IEEE Region 8 – Strategy Retreat 2022 – Geneva

Some photos from the organization of the 2022 IEEE R8 Strategy Retreat for identifying possible approaches to creating and maintaining a healthy volunteer pipeline, improve student retention, and expand financial sources.

 


2022-October – Cairo

This page contains information about the 119th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting to be held in Cairo, Egypt, from Saturday 15 October 2022 to Sunday 16 October 2022.

 

Meeting agenda

 

Schedule

Friday

18:00–19:30 Welcome reception: Egypt Section presentation and a cocktail, Cairo Marriott

19:30–20:00 Walk (5 min) to the boat on the Nile next to Marriott

20:00–22:00 Dinner on the boat Nile Maxim Restaurant cruising 2 hours on the Nile

Saturday

08:00–17:30 Region 8 Committee meeting, Day 1. Aida Ballroom

13:05-14:05 Lunch. Almaz

18:00–18:30 Bus transfer to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

18:30–20:00 Visit of the museum exhibition and Pharaohs mummies (the golden parade)

20:00–23:00 Gala Dinner at the Museum garden with Awards Ceremony

Sunday

08:00–13:15 Region 8 Committee meeting, Day 2. Aida Ballroom

13:30–14:30 Lunch. Omar’s Cafe

Monday

08:00–12:00 Giza Pyramids visit (optional)

 

Materials

Meeting Streaming


Network connection at Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino

Network: MarriottBonvoy_Conference
Password: 526356

Invitation for Region8 Section Chairs, OpCom members, and Committee Chairs