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)!



The 12th IEEE Iran Section Awards Ceremony

The award ceremony was held virtually in the Zoom cloud platform with the presence of Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2022-2023 IEEE Director-Elect, electrical and electronics prestigious professors from all over Iran, industry entrepreneurs, and deans, counselors, and student branches.



The ceremony had 600 registrants and 350 unique participants in the Zoom session in addition to more than 100 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. Then Prof. Vahid Ahmadi IEEE Iran section chair appreciated Dr. Yazdanian, the ICT Research Institute chair, for all supports and collaborations with IEEE Iran Section. Plaque of appreciation handed over from IEEE Iran Section to Dr. Yazdanian. Prof. Ahmadi introduced Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2022-2023 IEEE Director-Elect by mentioning his academic career and invited him to distribute his talk. Prof. Rahman mentioned the great potentials of the IEEE Iran section and its active members whose remarkable work is entirely voluntary for other members’ growth. He is also talked about plans for IEEE members and the rule of IEEE in past, present, and future of human’s life.



It was time to introduce IEEE Iran section awards and a video clip to give specific details about each one was played. Then, IEEE Iran section Awards and Recognition Committee Chair, Prof. Jawad Faiz, started to give information about nominees of the 2021 awards. List of awards, giver, and recipients of them are:


• Lifetime Teaching Award: The late Prof. Shahrokh Farhangi from the University of Tehran, given by Prof. Jawad Faiz
• Lifetime Research Award: Prof. Hossein Hosseinian from the Amirkabir University of Technology, given by Prof. Ahmadreza Sharafat.
• Prof. Hakkak Award: Prof. Khashayar Mehrani from the Sharif University of Technology, given by Prof. Hakkak’s family.
• Prof. Jabehdar Award: Prof. Zainalabedin Navabi Shirazi from the University of Tehran, given by Prof. Parviz Jabehdar.
• Prof. Caro Lucas Award: Prof. Mohammad Reza Akbarzadeh Totonchi from the University of Mashhad, given by Prof. Reza Faraji Dana.
• Prof. Fakhraei Award: Prof. Vahid Ghafarinia from the University of Mashhad, given by Dr. Hadi Moradi.
• Industry Veteran Engineer Award: Eng. Hamidreza Keshavarz from Crouse Industries, given by Eng. Hossein Riazi.
• Top Entrepreneurs Award: Eng. Abdolreza Yaghoubzadeh from Pooyandegan Rah Saadat Co. , given by Prof. Hamid Soltanian Zadeh.
• Outstanding Student Branch Counselor Award: Dr. Sayed Amin Atabak from Shahr-e Kord Technical and Vocational College, given by Prof. Hossein Askarian Abyaneh.
• Women in Engineering Award: Dr. Leyla Mohammadi form Iran Telecommunication Research Center, given by Dr. Zohreh Azimifar
• Young Researcher Award: jointly Dr. Mohsen Hamzeh from the University of Tehran and Dr. Amin Aminzadeh Gohari from Khatam University, given by Prof. Mahmud Fotuhi Fiuzabad
• Best Ph.D. Thesis Award: Dr. Mahtab Khalilifar from Shahid Chamran University, given by Prof. Nosrat Granpayeh.
• Best M.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Engineer Mohammad Raispour from Amirkabir University of Technology, Engineer Hamed Lastjerdi from Sharif University of Technology, given by Dr. Mohammad Reza Yousefi.
• Best B.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Eng. Abolfazl Qiyasi Moghadam from Shamsipour Technical And Vocational College and Eng. Ali Ramezani from Amirkabir University of Technology, given by Dr. Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi.
• Outstanding B.Sc. Thesis Award: Jointly Engineer Danial Farajzadeh from Buein Zahra Technical University and Eng. Fatemeh Esmaili from Sahand University of Technology, given by Dr. Maryam Tayefeh Mahmoudi.
• Best Student Branch Award: Tarbiat Modares University, Counselor: Dr. Orouji and Chair: Bashir Falegari, given by Dr. Amir Abolfazl Suratgar.
• Outstanding Student Branch Award: Jointly, Shamsipour Technical And Vocational College Student Branch Counselor: Dr. Rezvanian, Chair: Eng. Abolfazl Qiyasi Moghadam, and Shahrekord Technical and Vocational University Student Branch, Counselor: Dr. Seyed Amin Atabak, Chair: Reza Goyandeh Najafabadi, given by Dr. Amir Abolfazl Suratgar.



The final words were from Eng. Mojgan Azizi, the IEEE Iran Section Web Development committee chair and the conductor of the 12th IEEE Iran Section Awards Ceremony Executive Team. She admired the relentless and unparalleled efforts of team members and noted there was not such a fabulous event without them. At last, A memorable group photo was taken with all the prestigious guests.


The professor of Amirkabir university and the head of the communication committee of the Iran section was selected as an IEEE featured author

Professor Gevork B. Gharehpetian, a professor at the department of Electrical Engineering of Amirkabir University of Technology and one of the most prominent researchers in the country in the field of smart grids and power systems, was introduced as the prominent author of IEEE. This professor of Amirkabir University of Technology has been selected by IEEE for his investigation of the topic “Improving frequency control of multiple micro-grids in distribution networks” in January 2022. The selection of this professor of Amirkabir University of Technology and two other outstanding professors from Ohio State University, USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, has been announced in IEEE Xplore. Professor Gevork B. Gharehpetian has so far managed to write more than 1,300 journal and conference articles with more than ten thousand citations in the field of power systems. Also, he is the author and translator of more than 15 domestic and international books and is among the first one percent of the world’s most cited scientists.



The RTSI (Research and Technologies for Society and Industry) forum has been the flagship conference of the IEEE Italy Section for 6 years. For the seventh edition of RTSI is organized by IEEE France Section and cosponsored by Region 8, Italy and United Kingdom Sections.


RTSI2022 is scheduled 24th-26th August 2022 and will be held on the amazing Sorbonne University which is ideally located in downtown Paris.


The main objective of RTSI is to bring together researchers and industry professionals 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 quality of life;
  • promote discussion 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.

RTSI2022 gives the opportunity to participate to:

  • 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 track sessions:
    • 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
    • Ethical Assurance of Autonomous Algorithmic Systems
    • Future Directions of Communications: Vision, Standards and Requirements
  • 1 student forum

More information and registration are available on the RTSI web site:


2022 Call for Nominations for R8 positions

Dear IEEE Region 8 members,

This is an urgent reminder that the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments (N&A) Subcommittee is soliciting nominations for the following leadership positions:

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Member Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Student Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Vice Chair, Technical Activities (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Secretary (two-year commitment)

  • IEEE Region 8 2023-2024 Treasurer (two-year commitment)

Please note that the term of the Vice Chair positions is two years as approved during the recent R8 Committee meeting in Warsaw, Poland, and that they cannot be reelected for a second consecutive term. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are open for re-election.

The Region 8 N&A Subcommittee is also soliciting nominations for the members of the 2023-2024 IEEE Region 8 Nominations and Appointments Committee. Candidates must fulfil one of the following criteria at the time of their election (see the Region 8 Operations Manual, section R8-

  • be a Section Chair in office

  • have been a Section Chair within the past 3 years

  • have been a Section Chair and currently holding an elected or appointed position of the R8 Committee.

Please note that the positions for the elected members of the R8 N&A Committee are open for re-election.

Please submit nominations by filling up the IEEE R8 Nomination Form (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section: ; ). Please make sure that the nominee is willing to serve if elected, and that all sections of the Nomination form are filled up with the relevant information.

Please send the nomination forms to Magdalena Salazar Palma, Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Committee (R8 N&A C), at , and to the R8 N&A Committee at , by July 31, 2022.

These IEEE Region 8 officers and the members of the IEEE Region 8 N&A Committee will be elected at the second Region 8 Committee meeting of this year, 2022, which as of today is scheduled for October 15-16, 2022. The Region 8 Committee members and all the nominees will be informed about the recommended slate of candidates for officers and R8 N&A Committee members 5-6 weeks prior to the meeting.

For all further details, including petition processes, please refer to the IEEE Region Bylaws and the IEEE Region 8 Operations Manual (available at the IEEE Region 8 website in the ‘Documents’ section: ), in particular the sections R8-3.1.5-7 in the Bylaws ( ), and the sections R8M-4.4 to R8M-4.6 ‘Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs’ and R8M-5 ‘Elections and appointments procedures’ in the Operations Manual ( ).

Thank you and best regards,

Magdalena Salazar Palma
Chair, IEEE Region 8 Nominations & Appointments Committee

Call for 2022 Entrepreneurship Week Ambassadors – Deadline July 15th, 2022

Entrepreneurship Week is our flagship event – a series of local entrepreneurship events and competitions, taking place between November and December of every year.


Since 2018, we ran 3 editions of the Entrepreneurship Week with remarkable success

  • 200+ ambassadors taking part
  • 25+ participating countries in the region
  • 60+ local entrepreneurship events
  • 470+ startups competing across all Entrepreneurship Week events

This year, we are planning the 4th edition of this flagship event and aiming to host it across 30 different countries!
If you’re motivated and interested in entrepreneurship and innovation – this is for you! We need volunteers from sections, student branches and affinity groups, to be our local ambassadors, and organize their local Entrepreneurship Week Events and Competition. Sounds like something you want to do? Fill the form here!

IEEE R8 SYP Congress 2022 Funded Registration Applications – Deadline: June 10th

IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress 2022 will take place in Tunis, Tunisia, from the 3rd to 7th of August. In order to improve the participants’ overall experience and guarantee the success of the SYP Congress, IEEE Region 8 will fund attendance for a chosen number of eligible participants. You can now apply for this funded participation by filling in the application form by June 10th. For the full details regarding the funding policy, please review the Funding Policy document.


If your application for funding is ACCEPTED:
– You will be granted a registration for the Congress including everything that a General Registration* would have;
– You will have to pay the registration fee and only after the Congress will you be reimbursed;
– You must follow the funding policy and all its requirements before, during and after the Congress in order to remain qualified for reimbursement. Your attendance will be noted at all times.


If your application for funding is REJECTED:
– You will not be granted a registration for the Congress;
– You may still register as a participant for the Congress by purchasing a General Registration Ticket.


* General Registration (350 USD) includes accommodation with breakfast (arranged by the Congress), coffee and lunch breaks, dinners and participation in all congress sessions.


– Funding Application Period: from May 19th to June 10th
– Funding Application Result Announcement: released before June 15th
– Payment of Funded Registration Period: TBA
– Registration and Payment period for Non-Funded Registrations: TBA


For more information, please check our FAQ section in the SYP webpage: If your question is related to funding, please contact us at and For any other questions, please contact us through the general email

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:
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.
1- 4 of our members won She’s in tech entrepreneurship challenge in Fintech category.
2- 2- One of our members in finalist of Innovate FPGA competition organized by INETEL.