2008-April – Malta


2008, April – Malta Agenda Book Index

Back to the Malta meeting main page.

2 options:

  • download the full agenda book (in single pdf file) [11MB]
  • access the original individual documents indexed in the following table
General information
Floor plan Hotel Le Meridien:  floor_plan_meridien
List of Participants
Unapproved Minutes of the Bucharest meeting:  bucharest-minutes-rev_4
Attendees list Bucharest meeting:  attendees_list_bucharest
Motions for Malta: motions_malta – Motion for Québec:  motion_patent_malta_quebec
OpCom reports
Director:  director_report_malta
Membership Activities:  ma_report_malta
Student Activities:  sac_report_malta
Technical Activities:  ta_report_malta
Treasurer:  treasurer_report_malta
Secretary:  secretary_report_malta
minutes of the Paris OpCom meeting:  paris_opcom_minutes_malta
Subcommittees
Awards and Recognition:  arc-r8_report_malta
Chapter Coordination [report:  ta_chapter_coord_report_malta] [chapter overview:  ta_chapter_overview_malta]
Conference Coordination [report:  ta_conference_coordination_report_malta] [MELECON 2010 proposal: ta_conference_melecon_2010_proposal_malta]
Educational Activities:  ta_educational_activities_report_malta
Industry Relation [action plan:  ta_industry_relation_action_malta] [report:  ta_industry_relation_report_malta]
Nominations and Appointments:  nominations_and_appointments_report_malta
Professional Activities:  professional_act_report_malta
Standards Activities:  ta_standards_activities_report_malta
Strategic Planning – Areas:  strategic_planning_areas_malta
International Holiday Calendar 2007-2017:  10yearholidaycalendar
Section Reports [in alphabetical order]
Austria:  austria_report_maltaIceland:  iceland_report_maltaRepublic of Macedonia:  macedonia_report_malta
Bahrain:  Malta_Malta+April+2008Iran:  iran_report_maltaRomania:  romania_report_malta
Belarus:  belarus_report_maltaIsraelRussia
Benelux:  benelux_report_maltaItaly:  italy_report_maltaRussia (Northwest):  russia_nw_report_malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina:  bosnia_herzegovina_report_maltaJordan:  jordan_report_maltaRussia (Siberia):  russia_siberia_report_malta
Bulgaria:  bulgaria_report_maltaKenya:  kenya_report_maltaSaudi Arabia:  saudi_arabia_report_malta
Croatia:  croatia_report_maltaKuwait:  kuwait_report_maltaSaudi Arabia (West)
Cyprus:  cyprus_report_maltaLatvia:  latvia_report_maltaSerbia and Montenegro:  serbia_montenegro_report_malta
Czechoslovakia:  czechoslovakia_report_maltaLebanon:  lebanon_report_maltaSlovenia:  slovenia_report_malta
Denmark:  denmark_report_maltaLithuania:  lithuania_report_maltaSouth Africa:  south_africa_report_malta
Egypt:  egypt_report_maltaMalta:  malta_report_maltaSpain:  spain_report_malta
Egypt (Alexandria Subsection):  egypt_alexandria_report_maltaMorocco:  morocco_report_maltaSweden:  sweden_report_malta
Estonia:  estonia_report_maltaNigeriaSwitzerland:  switzerland_report_malta
Finland:  finland_report_maltaNorway:  norway_report_maltaTanzania Subsection
France:  france_report_maltaOmanTurkey:  turkey_report_malta
Germany:  germany_report_maltaPoland:  poland_report_maltaUkraine:  ukraine_report_malta
Greece:  greece_report_maltaPortugal:  portugal_report_maltaUnited Arab Emirates:  uae_report_malta
Hungary:  hungary_report_maltaQatarUnited Kingdom and Republic of Ireland:  ukri_report_malta
Other reports
ISBIR report:  isbir_short_report_malta
Voluntary Contribution Fund Report:  vcf_report_malta
Update on Section’s Congress 2008:  sections_congress_update

2008, April – Malta

This page contains information about the 90th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting held in Malta on 25-27 April 2008.

Agenda Book

Access to the Agenda book

Last-minute guide

  • to get from the airport to your hotel, taking a taxi is the best option as there is no hotel shuttle service. We encourage you to purchase vouchers at the taxi booth in the terminal (the airport is very small). A ride from the airport to either hotel should cost around 16EUR.
  • the mains supply in Malta uses the ‘British’ system of three rectangular pins for the plugs and sockets (220V, 50Hz), so both Continental Europeans and North Americans need to bring adaptors for their laptops.
  • As of 1st January 2008, the Maltese Lira ceased to exist. Euro is the official currency.
  • Malta has two official languages, Maltese and English.
  • Although tap water is not dangerous, it is recommended to drink mineral water.
  • Tipping rate is about 10%.
  • during the meeting, you may expect outside temperature between 14°C/57°F and 19°C/66°F, mostly sunny and dry.
  • if you plan to drive in Malta, remember to drive on the left lane.
  • A map of Malta ( map_malta) indicating the location of the hotels. Navigate Malta through Google Maps.
  • For more complete information, download the Malta travel guide ( Malta_travel_guide_V3) prepared by Tony Davies.

News

Reimbursement

Note that for people staying at another hotel, the limit for accommodation per night is 100 euros.

Schedule

timeLibra CLibra A/BGemini
Friday, 25th April 2008
07:00AM
08:30AM
IEEE buffet breakfast (Companions welcome)
08:30AM
10:30AM
Student Activities
in Region 8

Martin Bastiaans

VCTA meeting
George Paunovic

Membership Development
Rolf Remshardt, Aleksandar Szabo

10:30AM
12:30PM
Industry Relations
Benito Palumbo

GOLD
Eva Gutsmiedl

12:30PM
01:30PM
IEEE buffet lunch
01:30PM
03:00PM

Conference organisation in Region 8
Samantha Padilla & Francisco Sandoval
Sections Congress Update
Mo & Ferial El Hawary & Tony Davies

03:00PM
03:30PM
Steps to Becoming an IEEE Fellow
Rosann Marosy

03:30PM
05:00PM
Chapter Coordination
Gerard-Andre Capolino
Professional Activities
Joe Lillie & Charles Turner

05:00PM
06:30PM
Presentation of GOLD and student activities in Egypt
M. Younis, S. Shaheen & N. Amirah
Education Activities in Region 8
Doug Gorham & Fanny Klett
MGAB updates
Joe Lillie & Cecelia Jankowski

06:30PM
07:30PM
Meeting with the Malta section
07:30PM
09:30PM
Welcome reception (Companions welcome)


Saturday
TimeItemAgenda ItemTypePresenter
8:00AM
8:10AM
1Call to OrderJ-G. Remy
8:10AM
8:20AM
2Welcome to MaltaC. J. Debono
8:20AM
8:40AM
3Roll Call – Introduction of delegates

C. Stasopoulos
8:40AM
8:55AM
4Robert’s Rules of Order Overview

PresentationJ-G. Remy
8:55AM
9:05AM
5Adoption of AgendaApprovedC. Stasopoulos
5aAdoption of consent agenda

Approved
9:05AM
9:15AM
6Approval of Region 8 Committee Meeting Minutes – Bucharest Oct 2007Consent Agenda
9:15AM
9:40AM
7IEEE President’s Presentation

PresentationL. Terman
9:40AM
10:05AM
8IEEE President Elect’s Presentation

PresentationJ. Vig
10:05AM
10:35AM
9MGA VP Presentation – Update on MGA Workshop

PresentationJ. Lillie
9aReserved for actions from Workshop
10:35AM
10:55AM
Coffee Break
10:55AM
11:30AM
10Update on Region 8 Finances

ReportB. Harrington
10aApproval of 2008 Region 8 BudgetAction
11:30AM
12:00PM
11Site Selection – 2009/2010 Region 8 Meetings (Italy, Portugal, Turkey)

ActionS. Donati, J. Costa Freire, B. Yüksel / I. Tekin
12:00PM
12:30PM
12Sections Congress Presentation – Workshop Results

ReportM. & F. El Hawary, T. Davies
12aReserved for actions from Workshop
12:30PM
12:50PM
13Conference Presentation – Workshop Results

ReportS. Padilla, F. Sandoval
13aReserved for actions from Workshop
12:50PM
2:00PM
Lunch with candidates for Directorship Presentations
2:00PM
3:40PM
14Presentation of the outcomes of the workshops (Fellows, Professional Activities, Membership Development, Students Activities, GOLD, Technical Activities, Industry Relations, Chapters/Society links, Education Activities) held on Friday

ReportM. Bastiaans, E. Gutsmiedl, B. Palumbo, G. Paunonic, R. Remshardt, R. Marosy, C. Turner, J. Lillie, G. Capolino
14aReserved for actions from Workshops
14bThe R8 committee approves 15k$ for Membership Development to hold one Information and Training Meeting for Section MD and other officers in 2008.ActionR. Remshardt
14cEnergy motions

ActionG. Al-Dandan
14dSections with many Student Branches in good standing far away from London that have problems in getting low cost airfare can apply for financial support for a maximum of $500, with a total maximum of 20k$.ActionM. Bastiaans
3:40PM
3:50PM
14eLegal status of sections

PresentationR. Kahre
3:50PM
4:00PM
Coffee Break
4:00PM
4:20PM
15Education Product from EAB – Workshop Results

ReportD. Gorham, F. Klett
15aReserved for actions from Workshop
4:20PM
4:50PM
16Establishment of Areas in Region 8

DiscussionB. Zajc
16aPosition Paper on Building R8-AreasDiscussionA. Luxa
4:50PM
5:10PM
17Awards & Recognition

ReportV. Fouad-Hanna
5:10PM18Recess MeetingActionJ-G. Remy
Sunday
TimeItemAgenda ItemTypePresenter
8:00AM19Reconvene MeetingActionJ-G. Remy
8:00AM
9:00AM
20Reports from R8 Opcom
20aVice Chair – Membership Activities

ReportM. Delimar
20bVice Chair – Student Activities

ReportM. Bastiaans
20cVice Chair – Technical Activities

ReportG. Paunovic
20dVice Chair – Strategic Planning

ReportB. Zajc
9:00AM
10:00AM
21Presentation of Motions
21aSupport of proposal by Russia Northwest IEEE Section to hold EUROCON 2009Consent AgendaOpCom
21bApproval of MELECON 2010 Proposal – MaltaConsent AgendaOpCom
21cSupport of the 2008 IEEE HISTory of TELecommunication CONference (HISTELCON)Consent AgendaOpCom
21dIn Region 8, any section chair must be informed on any activity, nomination, request, proposal or application made by any of section’s entities or members in the territory of that sectionWithdrawnJ-G. Remy
21eExcellent volunteer awardConsent AgendaV. Fouad-Hanna
21fRegion 8 Volunteer awardConsent AgendaV. Fouad-Hanna
21gFriends of IEEE Region 8 awardConsent AgendaV. Fouad-Hanna
21hClementina Saduwa AwardConsent AgendaV. Fouad-Hanna
21iPartnership in the development of US PatentsDiscussionM. Adnan Al-Alaoui
10:00AM
10:05AM
22New/Other Business
10:05AM
10:10AM
23Italy’s InvitationS. Donati
10:10AM
10:15AM
24Time/Date – Next MeetingC. Stasopoulos
10:15AM
10:20AM
25Final Comments and AdjournmentJ-G. Remy

Other files:

Important dates

  • 27 February 2008: deadline for submitting additional agenda items
  • 15 March 2008: registration deadline
  • 23 March 2008: deadline for submitting section or subcommittee reports
  • 10 April 2008: final agenda is put online

Input for the meeting

According to Region 8 Bylaws (R8-303.9) the Director is requesting input for the next meeting until 27 February, which is on time for the next Region 8 OpCom Meeting.

Section or subcommittee reports (deadline 23 March 2008)

Once filled in, send these reports to costas@ieee.org in Word (.doc) format (pdf is not allowed).

Registration

Registration is open only for the people having been invited to the meeting. If you have been invited, you have received an e-mail containing a link to the registration form. Please use that link to register.

Please respect the registration deadline stated in the important dates (above).

VISA requests