2020-March – Online

2020-March – Online

This page contains information about the 114th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting to be held in online, on the 21st of March 2020.





OpCom Reports


Director (Magdalena Salazar Palma) Director-Elect (Antonio Luque)
Past-Director  (Margaretha Eriksson) Secretary (Ana Madureira)
Treasurer (Adam Jastrzebski) V/C Member Activities (Adeel Sultan)
V/C Student Activities  (Maciej Borówka) V/C Technical Activities (Sohaib Sheikh)

Subcommittee Reports


Action for Industry (AfI) Life Member Coordinator (LM) Social Media Coordinator
Africa Council Membership Development Subcommittee (MDSC) Standards Coordinator (StC)
Awards & Recognition Subcommittee (A&RSC) Nominations and Appointments Subcommittee Strategic Planning
Chapter Coordination Subcommittee (ChCSC) Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee (PEAsC) Student Representative
Conference Coordination SubCommittee (CoCSC) Publications and Communications Subcommittee (PC) Voluntary Contribution Fund Coordinator (VCF)
Electronic Communications Coordinator (ECC) Region 8 Today (Region8Today) Women in Engineering Coordinator (WIE)
Finance Subcommittee Region 8 News (R8News) Young Professionals Subcommittee (YP)
History Activities Coordinator (HA) Region Vitality Coordinator (RVC)
Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee (HuA) Sections Congress Coordinator

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 Norway Section Uganda Section
Germany Section Oman Section UK and Ireland Section
Ghana Section Poland Section Ukraine Section
Greece Section Portugal Section United Arab Emirates Section
Hungary Section Qatar Section Zambia Section
Iceland Section Republic Of Macedonia Section


Updated note about COVID-19 and the 114th Region 8 Committee meeting

We have continued to closely monitor through official health and travel advisory channels from reliable global and local partners the situation in Poland and Region 8 countries with respect to the spread of the epidemic and the restrictions imposed on travels and meetings.


Today we took the difficult decision of cancelling the face-to-face Region 8 Committee meeting which was scheduled to take place in Warsaw, March 20-22, 2020. In taking this decision we consulted with and took into account the opinion of the Poland Section Chair and Past Chair.


We are very sorry that we needed to take this decision. Behind the preparation of the meeting there is a lot of work and dedication of many volunteers, not only the R8 OpCom members (in particular the Treasurer, and the Secretary and her team), but also the Poland Section leadership and the many local volunteers who were ready to help with their participation in the various events (from the Chapter Coordination meeting and Poland Section presentation to the various social activities) and, of course, the R8 Subcommittees Chairs and their teams. There are also many IEEE leadership guests, both volunteers and staff, who committed their time and effort to help to improve our Region through knowledge and information sharing about the IEEE current status, hot topics, new programs and initiatives. Thank you all for your hard work.


Now we are working out the options we have in going ahead. Essentially we are considering:

  1. Postponing the face-to-face meeting to a later date, also in Warsaw. As possible dates we are considering April 25-26, May 2-3, and May 9-10, being the later the preferred option for some of us.
  2. Substituting the face-to-face meeting for a WebEx meeting, most probably on Saturday March 21. We have also considered the possibility of scheduling the WebEx meeting at a later date.

We will inform you as soon as possible of the final decision, with the hope that you will make every effort to participate in this important meeting.

For those of you, who have already booked your tickets to attend the meeting in March 21-22, please wait to take any further action until we inform you of the final decision. Apparently some airlines have informed about their agreement to change the date of an existing reservation but not to cancel it.


I am really looking forward to meeting you in the near future one way or the other!


Thanks again for your support and understanding.




Magdalena Salazar Palma, R8 Director
Antonio Luque, R8 Director Elect
Adam Jastrzebski, R8 Treasurer
Ana Madureira, R8 Secretary