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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.

 


IEEE RTSI 2022

 

After 6 editions of being the flagship conference of the IEEE Italy Section, the RTSI2022 (Research and Technologies for Society and Industry) forum has been held August 24-26, 2022 in the Jussieu Campus of Sorbonne University Paris, France.

 

 

It was organized by IEEE France Section and co-sponsored by IEEE Region 8, Italy and UKRI Sections. RTSI2022 was able to gather around hundred participants coming from all around the world.

 

 

The main objective of RTSI2022 was to bring together researchers and industry practitioners in the technical fields covered by IEEE in order to:

  • promote and strengthen partnerships and cooperation between academia and industry;
  • increase understanding and awareness of how engineering and technology can have a positive impact on the quality of life;
  • promote discussion in between the research community and government agencies on effective and successful research policies;
  • disseminate the latest progress, discoveries and innovative applications;
  • promote cooperation between researchers working in different fields of research.

The R8 Director, Antonio Luque did chair the opening session. Then RTSI2022 gave the opportunity to attend:

  • 4 Special Sessions:
    • Antennas Design for Communication, Sensing and Characterization Methods
    • Intelligence Artificial and the COVID’19 Crisis
    • Sensors for a Smarter World
    • Smart Medical Devices

  • 5 Technical Tracks:
    • Communication Systems
    • Computer Engineering
    • Control, Robotics & Signal Processing
    • Electronics, Microelectronics & System Integration
    • Power & Energy

 

  • 4 Tutorials :
    • Humans and Semiconductors Interface: Energy Efficiency and Edge Artificial Intelligence
    • Context Awarness and Collaborative Work
    • Power-to-X: an Opportunity for Cross-Sectoral Integration
    • The IoT World and 5G Networking Concepts

 

  • 4 Panels:
    • Prediction of Failures in the Industrial Sector
    • Action for Industry (AFI from IEEE R8)
    • Ethical Assurance of Autonomous Algorithmic Systems
    • Future Directions of Communications: Vision, Standards and Requirements

  • 1 Student Forum


2023-2024 R8 OpCom and 2023-2024 R8 N&A Committee Candidates

Dear Region 8 Committee members,

On behalf of the 2021-2022 Region 8 (R8) Nominations and Appointments Committee (N&AC) it is my pleasure to announce the slate of candidates for the incoming elections of the 2023-2024 R8 Operating Committee (OpCom) members and the 2023-2024 R8 N&AC members:

  • R8 Secretary (one position):

o   Ljupco Karadzinov, North Macedonia Section

  • R8 Treasurer (one position):

o   Adam Jastrzebski, UK & Ireland Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Member Activities (MA) (one position):

o   Vinko Lesic, Croatia Section

o   Andrejs Romanovs, Latvia Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Student Activities (SA) (one position):

o   Abdullateef Aliyu, Nigeria Section

o   Theodoros Panagiotis Chatzinikolaou, Greece Section

  • R8 Vice Chair (VC) for Technical Activities (TA) (one position):

o   Marios Antoniou, Cyprus Section

o   Albert Lysko, South Africa Section

  • R8 N&AC (3 positions):

o   Vicent Egessa, Kenya Section

o   Jan Haase, Germany Section

o   Ilhem Kallel, Tunisia Section

o   Dalius Navakauskas, Lithuania Section

o   Sergio Rapuano, Italy Section

o   Catarina Silva, Portugal Section

 

Note that to the previous slate, the names of any successful candidate by petition (for the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and the three Vice Chairs) will be added, as mentioned on the R8 Operations Manual R8M-5:

“… In the case of the R8 Secretary, R8 Treasurer and the three R8 Vice Chairs (MA, SA, TA) a candidate may be added to the slate provided by the R8 N&A Committee by a petition including the signatures of at least 15 voting members of the R8 Committee. Valid signatories comprise anyone who is a voting member of the Committee during the calendar year in which the petition is submitted. If the petition is not submitted by the candidate, it must be accompanied by the written confirmation of the willingness of the candidate to serve if elected. The petition must be submitted to the Director or Secretary twenty-one (21) days before the election is due to take place, and after verification of validity, awareness of the additional candidate(s) must be made available to the R8 Committee fourteen (14) days before the election.”

This year, nominations by petition must reach the Region 8 Director by 25 September, 2022. Note that during the R8 Committee meeting, petition candidates from the floor will not be accepted.

 

All candidates’ biographies/IEEE activities/statements will be distributed to the R8 Committee members prior to the R8 Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, 14-16 October, 2022.

For all further details please refer to the IEEE R8 Bylaws and the IEEE R8 Operations Manual, available at the R8 website (http://www.ieeer8.org) in the documents section (http://www.ieeer8.org/category/documents/). In particular I would like to highlight that the R8 OpCom members (Secretary, Treasurer, VC MA, VC SA, VC TA) will be elected by the R8 Committee voting members (OpCom members and Section Chairs or their alternates), while the R8 N&AC members will be elected by the Section Chairs (or their alternates).

 

During the incoming R8 Committee meeting for those positions with just one candidate and for the R8 N&AC, no oral presentations will be necessary. The candidates for R8 VCs (MA, SA and TA) are expected to give a 5-minute presentation of themselves. Questions and Answers (Q&A) will follow.

 

If you have any question or comment please feel free to contact the R8 N&AC Chair, Magdalena Salazar Palma, at salazar@tsc.uc3m.es, or the R8 N&A Committee at nominations.and.appointments.sc@ieeer8.org .

Best regards,

 

 

Magdalena Salazar Palma

IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair


IEEE Algeria Section Activities January-April 2022

A new breath has been brought to the IEEE Algeria Section by the new office which was elected by the end of January, where many activities have been launched for the promotion and the enlargement of the membership within the whole country.

 

The IEEE Algeria section is technical sponsoring many international conference locally and abroad where many IEEE members are involved.

 

The more active chapter within the Section is the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Chapter which organized many workshops along the year and a summer school is schedules to be organized next July.

 

IEEE Student Branch University of Boumerdes is the first IEEE student branch in Algeria founded in 2016, located at the institute of electrical and electronic engineering university of Boumerdes. Indeed, The IEEE Student Branch University of Boumerdes organized several activities from January 2022 to April 2022, which can be summarized as follows:

 

 

Webinars:

 

1- Let’s Talk mars with Pr. NOUREDDINE MELIKSHI where we discussed curiosity and perseverance missions.

2- Techknowledge: a series of technical webinars aimed to introduce student to new technologies that they need in future including: Quantum computing, Cisco systems

 

Continuous trainings:

 

1- Deep learning training: participants learnt basics of programming techniques then practicing them through a set of labs to help them get started with deep learning.

2- PCB Design: a series of workshops targeting beginners in circuit design, modeling and PCB design.

3- Graphic Day: graphic design training for beginners finished with a challenge and winners got the chance to volunteer with our SB.

4- Machine Learning Bootcamp aimed to develop our member’s skills in machine learning followed by a 30days of programming challenges to put our student skills into action.

 

IEEE programs:

 

1- IEEE PES DAY 2022: we have three ambassador from our SB, we organized REMENA gathering to talk about energy situation in MENA region, as well as webinars in smart grids and grid protection training.

2- IEEE Smart Cities Week 2022 in collaboration with Tipasa smart cities we organized a week of conferences, webinars and challenges in different smart cities topics.

 

Competitions:

 

1- 4 of our members won She’s in tech entrepreneurship challenge in Fintech category.

2- One of our members in finalist of Innovate FPGA competition organized by INETEL.

 


IEEE Computer Society SUPCOM SB Chapter Chair

With Meta’s announcement to invest in the Metaverse, the world’s interest has shifted toward AR/VR technologies. IEEE Sup’Com Student Branch, in collaboration with IEEE SMU Student Branch, Vsober and Talan decided to join in on this movement. We are currently planning a first-of-its-kind event: The Metaverse Tunisian Summit. The 3-day conference will take place from September the 30th to October the 2nd and will tackle an emerging technology: Augmented Reality and XR technologies.

 

We are targeting 300 participants from Tunisia and the MENA Region. The event is intended for students and engineers passionate about AR/VR technologies. The explorers and the less experienced will participate in virtual webinars before the start of the Summit and attend panels, workshops, and exhibitions during the Summit. The Exhibition will feature the solutions provided by startups and companies. A first experience to get in touch with this technology’s applications. The passionate and the experienced will participate in a Hackathon to implement their knowledge and come up with cutting-edge technology solutions.

 

The hackathon will start virtually before the Summit and will continue face to face. The winners may have the chance to attend and present their ideas during the Francophonie, held this year by Tunisia to gather people from French-speaking countries and allow them to expose different accomplishments.


WIE International Leadership Summit Tunisia 2022

IEEE Sup’Com WIE Affinity Group is glad to announce that the second edition of WIE International Leadership Summit in Tunisia will be held from the 10th to the 11th of September 2022.

 

The IEEE WIE International Leadership Summits are small- to medium-scale events held locally worldwide and focused on Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Emerging/Disruptive Technology. WIE Summits provide regional opportunities for networking, mentorship, training, and collaboration. ILS aims to provide a forum for women in technology to network with peers and gain insights from industry, entrepreneurship, academia, and government leaders. Attendees share their unique points of view through real-life projects and experiences, discuss lessons learned, identify challenges and limitations, and collaborate on critical skills for leadership development in projects in teams. Up to ten WIE Summits will be conducted globally in 2022 in different countries.

 

ILS Tunisia 2022 will include panels with international speakers, team building activities, workshops, mentoring sessions, and a competition. The event will focus in all its parts on “The empowerment of women in rural areas”. ILS Tunisia 2022 is a two-day catalytic experience of rich learning, new ideas, fresh perspective, and inspiring stories from leading experts spanning a wide range of fields and backgrounds.

 

Join us to learn more invaluable leadership insights, further your professional development, create evergreen strategies for tomorrow’s challenges.

 


IEEE MELECON 2024 – Porto – Portugal – 25-27 June 2024

IEEE MELECON is one of the flagship conferences of IEEE Region 8 and will be held in Portugal, Porto on 25-27 June of 2024, supported by the IEEE Portugal Section.

 

IEEE MELECON 2024 will be a major international forum presenting design methodologies, techniques, and experimental results in emerging electro-technologies.

Researchers and practitioners from different technological fields of Electrical Engineering, including Control Systems, Communication and Information Technology, Mechatronics, Nano- & Micro-Electronics, Electrical Power Systems, and Signal & Image Processing will be welcomed. Save the date and join us at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/P.PORTO)!