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IEEE European Public Policy Webinar on Grid Stability

Policy Aspects for a Paradigm Shift in Maintaining Grid Stability

On 1 December (16:00 CET), the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a policy webinar looking at the grid stability challenges associated with recent EU energy and climate proposals.
In particular, the webinar will explore how the recent EU “Fit for 55” Legislative Package may affect the stability of the electric power grid and what the policy and technology challenges and solutions to address this issue can be.

Speakers include representatives from the European Commission’s DG Energy, electricity transmission system operators (TSOs), as well as IEEE EPPC and IEEE-SA.

 

For more information and/or to sign-up for this free webinar, go to: https://engage.ieee.org/EPP-Webinar-Grid-Stability-Sign-Up.html

For an overview of the EU fit-for-55 package, go to: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/legislative-train/theme-a-european-green-deal/package-fit-for-55


Save the date! First-ever IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit in Italy, in-person and online!

We are very happy to announce that on December 2 and 3 we will host the first-ever IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Summit in Italy! We are going to have a hybrid event with participation both online and in-person.

 

We have planned sessions on empowerment, entrepreneurship, mentoring, and also parenting! The event is open to anyone, especially to women and minorities in the STEM area.

 

Registration is now open, you can check out the schedule and get your tickets from the official website at this link: https://wieils-italy.eu/

 

The IEEE WIE ILS is an internationally acclaimed program of IEEE Women in Engineering, which is one of the world’s largest technical communities working towards shaping the scenario of underrepresentation of Women in Engineering and Technology.

 

IEEE WIE ILS started in 2015  was organized in Chennai with the theme “Beyond Yourself – Leveraging your strengths and breaking barriers”. The summit drew more than 200 participants which paved the way for more such summits all over the globe. Now every year ten such summits are organized across the globe.

 

Join us (either in person or online) for two days of panel discussions, keynote presentations, round table discussions, and networking!

 

Spread the news and see you in December!


IEEE IHTC 2021 – Program & Registration

2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC 2021) takes place as a Virtual Conference from 02 – 04 December 2021. Download the Program and Register to participate.

Background

The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE IHTC) is a Multi-Regional Conference Series rotating between R7 (Canada), R8 (Africa, Europe and Middle East), and R9 (Latin America and Caribbean). 2021 is organised by volunteers from IEEE UK a​nd Ireland Section (UK and Ireland SIGHTUK and Ireland SSIT and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT) with support from Region 8, Region 7 and Region 9, SM​C and Systems Council Chapters, and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE Africa Council.

The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE IHTC) is an interdisciplinary conference 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 and facilitating engagement by stakeholders from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors around the world.

Program

The IEEE IHTC 2021 Program incorporates a mix of plenary presentationsthematic sessions and workshops.

Plenary Speeches include

  • IEEE: Advancing Technology to Benefit Humanity, Susan Kathy Land, 2021 IEEE President & CEO
  • Humanitarian Activities in Africa, Middle East and Europe, Antonio Luque, IEEE Region 8 Director (2021 – 2022)
  • Region 7 2021 Humanitarian Activities and Future Plan, Jason Gu, IEEE Region 7 Director (2020 – 2021)
  • Humanitarian Activities in Region 9, Alberto Sánchez, IEEE Region 9 Director
  • Ed Palacio, Co-Chair, IEEE Joint Ad-hoc on Sustainable Development

Thematic sessions focus on sharing results related to the appropriate use of technology in the areas of Agriculture, Disaster Mitigation, Energy, Education, Healthcare, Supporting Integration of Refugees and Water and Sanitation. Authors come from R8 (France, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates); R9 (Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobogo); R7 (Canada), R10 (India, Pakistan, Singapore) and United States.

Workshops share insight into Ethical Considerations in Technology Implementation and Artificial Intelligence and A Comprehensive Approach to Rural Electrification Processes.

Registration

To register for IEEE IHTC 2021, please visit https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/registration/

For further Information, please contact

Registration and General Queries – secretariat@ihtc21.org.uk

Program Queries – program@ihtc21.org.uk

We look forward to your participation.


IEEE Day 2021 celebration in Spain

IEEE Day was celebrated in Spain on Friday 22 October in Madrid, at the UNED’s Education Faculty. The event was conducted in a semi-presential format, with participants attending presentially and virtually.

 

Enrique Romero, President of the Spain Section, inaugurated the meeting with a brief description of the Section’s current situation. Jesús Fraile, the former President, honored the memory of Julia Merino, Section treasurer who passed away this year.

The program continued with a global presentation of IEEE by Antonio Luque, current Region 8 President, who highlighted the social impact of IEEE’s activities. Then Manuel Castro presented the case of IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu), the IEEE excellence and honor society, of which a Chapter had been formed in UNED in 2020.

 

The traditional Technical Section of the Spanish IEEE Day was given by Agustín Delgado, Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Iberdrola, and Rafael Estévez, Head of Industry Sectors – Utilities & Industria at Telefónica TECH. The main topic discussed by the speakers was the relationship between the energy transition and digitalization, two of the main transformations in current society.
The awards ceremony took place before the break. The Distinction to the Institution 2021 was awarded to the UNED in recognition of its constant cooperation with IEEE in the last 20 years. The Best Chapter award was given to the Spanish Power and Energy Society (PES) for the high number and high-quality activities fostered by the chapter in the last two years. The awards ceremony concluded with the presentation of the medals for the members with 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 years in IEEE.


After the break, José Antonio Gómez presented SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology), a program launched in 2011 by IEEE HAC (Humanitarian Activities Committee) for fostering development cooperation and humanitarian aid activities within IEEE.

To conclude, Patricia Rodríguez, Student branches representative, summarize their current situation and presented a plan for increasing the presence of IEEE at the universities in the context of a higher number of presential activities in the university, whose reduction impacted negatively in the last academic year.


IEEE Iran Section Awards Ceremony

The award ceremony was held virtually in the Zoom cloud platform with the presence of Prof. Vincenzo Piuri, 2021-2022 IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect, electrical and electronics prestigious professors from all over Iran, industry entrepreneurs, and deans, counselors, and student branches. The ceremony had 480 registrants and 270 unique participants in the Zoom session in addition to more than 50 live Instagram users on the IEEE Iran section Instagram page.

In the beginning, the host welcomed all prestigious guests around the world and started the session officially.

 

IEEE Iran section 2019-2020 board of directors was introduced to the audience by a video clip.

 

For more information please check this link: ieee.org.ir/committees/awards-and-recognition/awards-recipients/


IEEE DAY Egypt Section celebration

IEEE Day is an annual event where all IEEE members from different organization units can share ideas, challenges, solutions, and recent trends in technology.

 

 

This Year was special as COVID-19 pandemic prevent a lot of physical gathering events all over the world. Egypt Section and SAC branches accept the challenge of planning for event that gather SAC branches all over Egypt in large open area taking all health precautions into consideration.

 

 

IEEE Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST) in Alexandria hosted the event in their campus.

 

Logistic team start to plan for transportation from different Egypt pick points to AASTMT campus using buses sponsored from them more than 150 members picked up from different locations all over Egypt.

 

 

After arrival IEEE Egypt Section welcome all members with small talk and event started with circle of confidence game to build bonds between different members.

 

Then, sports game time started all members divided into small groups and distributed to different fields.

 

 

The photo time came all teams start to wear their IEEE Day celebration T-shirt in orange color. After photo lunch break sponsored by AASTMT is provided.

 

 

Then, competition on the IEEE Egypt section trivia conducted with small gifts from IEEE Egypt section. Finally, the day came to an end with a lot of good memories and experience shared with members from different branches.

 


The largest technical university in Baltic celebrates IEEE Day with workshop on Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless communications MTTW’21 and series of keynotes and invited speeches

The third-year successively, IEEE Day is celebrated in the largest Technical University in Batiic states – Riga Technical University (RTU) by a series of scientific, promoting, and technical events. The core of celebration is the free-of-charge IEEE Workshop on Microwave Theory and Techniques in Wireless communications (MTTW’21) organized by IEEE Latvia Section COM/MTT/AP Joint Societies Chapter and IEEE Latvia Section with technical support of RTU and other European universities. The IEEE Day celebration has been organized in a hybrid format and continued for two days, from the 7th to the 8th of October, with the involvement of significant international and Latvian experts.

This year, Professor Nadezda Kunicina, Head of the IEEE Latvia Section, delivered a keynote address as part of the ceremonial events. She spoke about RTU’s wide range of research opportunities and emphasized the IEEE’s support for inter-university collaboration. Continuing celebration keynote speeches were delivered by experts from Europe: prof. Oscar Quevedo Teruel from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) gave a speech on “Geodesic Lens Antennas for 5G/6G and Satellite Communications”, while Gavle University (Sweden) was presented by Yuri Shestopalov and lecture “Complex Waves and Resonances. A Review on Recent Advances”, in turn, young researcher Marek Götten from University of Applied Sciences Wismar( Germany) announced the latest developments on “Fiber optical sensor networks.” At the end of the first day, presentations of the Latvian participants of the IEEE Workshop MTTW’2021 were taken in person and broadcast to all other participants.

 

On October 8, the event also took place both in-person and remotely. The second day began with the opening of the MTTW’2021 remote sessions and a hybrid lecture “Hyper-Performing Cities with Human Artificial Intelligence.” The speech was delivered by Professor Agnis Stibe, a Latvian scientist who currently works at the EM Normandie business school in France. The celebration program continued with a lecture on “Sorting Algorithms for Large Data Sets” by Shahriar Shirvani Moghaddam, Associate Professor at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training Univesity in Iran. After that, the young researcher Andzej Borel from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University presented the latest findings on “Power Amplifier Linearization Methods for upcoming 5G networks”. In the afternoon, a remote part of IEEE Workshop MTTW’21 was organized in six thematic sessions: Beyond 5G technologies; Antennas; Microwave electronics; IoT, Sensor and other Networks; Optical communications and photonics; Signal processing for communications systems. The workshop has been attended by participants from 30 countries (Latvia, Germany, Turkey, Ukraine, Algeria, Greece, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Morocco, Ecuador, Canada, Croatia, New Zealand, Libya, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Spain, Iran, Pakistan, Tunisia, Great Britain, Vietnam, China, Finland). Each day of the event was attended by more than 100 people who saw the broadcast translation or participated in the event in person. The photo gallery of IEEE Day celebration in RTU – http://mttw.org/gallery/new/
Special thanks for contributing to the organization of the celebration of IEEE Day at the Riga Technical University should be expressed to Assoc. prof. Arturas Aboltins – Head of the IEEE Latvia Section COM/MTT/AP Joint Societies Chapter, and Assoc. prof. Anna Litvinenko – Membership Development chair of the IEEE Latvian Section.

 


IEEE IHTC 2021 – Secondary Call for Papers Deadline 08 October

Dear Colleagues,

IEEE IHTC 2021 wishes to thank authors who submitted papers by the initial deadline. To facilitate authors who had challenges finalising papers, we are issuing a Secondary Call for Oral Presentations, Short Paper Presentations and Full Paper Presentations by 08 October.
IEEE IHTC 2021 takes place in R8 as a Virtual Conference this year, organised by Volunteers from IEEE UK and Ireland Section (UK and Ireland SIGHT, UK and Ireland SSIT, SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT) as well as Region 8, Region 7, Region 9, SMC and Systems Council Chapters, and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE Africa Council.
Background
The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE IHTC) is an interdisciplinary conference 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 by stakeholders from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors around the world.
Call for Participation
Submissions are invited for Oral Presentations, Short Paper Presentation (3- 4 pages sharing early stage results) or Full Paper Presentation (up to 8 pages sharing mature results) by 08 October 2021
Please download the paper guidelines and IEEE Paper templates from https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/call-for-participation/
Submit pdf files for blind peer review at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieee_ihtc_2021
Papers must present analysis of initial or final research results or an analytical case study. It is important to highlight actual or expected impact as well as the level of innovation. General project descriptions or project proposals will not be assigned for review. It is necessary for papers submitted to include new elements that have not previously been published to warrant inclusion in the conference proceedings.
See https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/call-for-participation/ for Paper Guidelines and Paper Template.
Each presenter can present ONE paper or Oral Presentation in the Programme. It is necessary for papers or Oral Presentations to be presented by an original author / co-author who will also answer questions during the event to facilitate inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
Conference Themes
Relevant thematic areas include but are not limited to:
  • Technologies for poverty alleviation, ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG 1, 2)
  • Technologies for ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3).
  • Technologies to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all (SDG 4) including Humanitarian and sustainable engineering programs, educational technologies, course material, curricula
  • Technologies to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6).
  • Technologies to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SDG 7).
  • Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11).
  • Technologies to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13).
  • Community engagement; social and economic factors in humanitarian engineering
  • Ethical, Societal, Privacy and Security considerations in the co-design, implementation and deployment of Sustainable Development, ICT4D and Humanitarian Technologies
  • Technologies to specifically assist in disaster mitigation, management, relief, and recovery.
  • Technologies for effective management of refugees, sustainable (re)settlements and integration.
  • Supporting Implementation of Other SDGs
Call for Thematic Reviewers
If you are an experienced conference or journal reviewer with the necessary technical, professional or research expertise to address one or more of the conference themes, please complete the application form at https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/ihtc-2021-committee/  and volunteer to review paper submissions and provide actionable, constructive feedback to authors.

 

Committees
Please visit https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/ihtc-2021-committee/  for information on conference officers.
For further Information, please contact
    Registration and General Queries – secretariat@ihtc21.org.uk
    Abstract and Paper Submission and Program – program@ihtc21.org.uk
We look forward to your submissions.
Best wishes,
Prof. Ali Hessami and Prof. Paul M Cunningham, IEEE IHTC 2021, Conference Chairs
IEEE IHTC 2021
02 – 04 December 2021

https://www.ihtc21.org.uk/


Call for Proposals – IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022

 

We would like to invite proposals to host the upcoming IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022.

 

The Region 8 SYP Congress is the biggest IEEE event for students and young professionals in Region 8. 400+ members from across the region come together for five days to enhance their knowledge, expand their network, develop skills, socialise with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds and have a lot of fun! 

 

Many students regard the SYP Congress as the highlight of their IEEE experience, so if you would like to host this prestigious event in your University in summer 2022, submit a proposal to us now! 

 

 

 

Writing of a Proposal

To nominate your IEEE Student Branch to host the next SYP Congress, you must submit a proposal document to us, explaining how your IEEE team will facilitate this event and some ideas for the event programme. Suggestions for a well-prepared proposal include:

  • Demonstrate that you have an enthusiastic team that is experienced enough for the task and have ideally participated in a previous edition of the Congress.
    • Collaborate with your local IEEE Section officers, local Young Professionals and Women in Engineering affinity groups, Humanitarian Activities Committees, etc.
  • Show that you have the infrastructure within your chosen city to host the event, which includes:
    • Attendee accommodation.
    • Transportation and travel options.
    • Catering (keep in mind diverse dietary needs).
    • Facilities for hosting workshops, panel sessions, plenary sessions, and networking.
    • Facilities for social events.
  • Present and showcase your chosen city and suggest tours and/or cultural activities.
  • Include a preliminary five-day schedule and a budget estimation.
  • Show innovation and creativity!

 

For full details and advice on how to organize a Student and Young Professional Congress in your University, please download and read The SYP Congress Manual.

 

 

 

How to Apply

The nomination is a multi-stage process. 

 

1st Stage

First, a two page proposal shall be submitted to us, before 21st of September 2021. This proposal should include essential items such as: the date, location, team members, why you should be selected, student branch background and experience, ideas for the program, etc. Based on this first stage proposal, we will provide valuable feedback and suggestions for the next phase. This stage is mandatory to submit your final proposal.

 

Please submit the first proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP First Proposal-<Name of SB>” to cct@ieeer8.org.

 

2nd Stage

The final proposal shall be submitted by 30 September 2021. This proposal should be less than 25 pages in length, and will be used to fully evaluate the ability of the candidates to host the IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2022. The final decision regarding the host of SYP Congress will be announced in mid-October prior to the Region 8 Autumn Meeting.

 

Please submit your proposal with the subject: “IEEE R8 SYP Final Proposal-<Name of SB>” to cct@ieeer8.org.

 

 

 

History

The Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress has been hosted in a wide variety of Sections in the past. We equally welcome applications from new and previous hosting countries, so start your application now to bring the SYP 2022 to your members!