The IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Subcommittee (EASC) is looking for volunteers on continuing education and career development

The IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Subcommittee (EASC) is looking for two volunteers to support the organisation of continuing education activities. These positions offer a good opportunity for professionals, academics or students looking for networking opportunities with education experts, industry representatives and human resource managers. Selected candidates will have the chance to get first-hand expertise on the domain and to improve soft skills and competences.

The responsibilities of the volunteers include:
•       Organising and moderating webinars in English language;
•       Liaising with industry representatives and/or stakeholders of the job market;
•       Familiarising with the state of play on skills, competencies and tools in the context of continuing education on engineering;
•       Liaising with relevant print and social media;
•       Collaborating with other branches and volunteers of the EASC team

Each candidate must be:
•       an IEEE member;
•       fluent In spoken and written English;
•       have experience with social media;
Nice to have :
•       broad knowledge in the domain of continuing education;
•       negotiation or moderation skills;
•       experience on university-business cooperation initiatives
•       experience with webinar platforms such as WebEx;

The position demands an average of 2 working hours per week, with peak periods of work when an activity is organised.

To apply, please send a covering email indicating your IEEE membership number, motivation and description of your experience to Mr.EndikaBengoetxea, the IEEE Region 8 EASC Continuing Education Committee Chair, at:

Applycations Deadline: May 31 2017

The industrial internet quest

A 1-month online program for software developers and engineers to access untouched data, build predictive applications on Predix, and get a chance to be rewarded with 30K euros in seed money.
A real opportunity to create new apps, to go from a prototype to a start-up!


30K to win
15K – first prize
10K – second prize
5K – third prize


Gain exposure, showcase your app at GE Minds and Machines Europe, and increase your visibility with IEEE.


Receive coaching and technical support on the Predix GE Industrial Internet Platform to build an app faster and at a lower cost along the way.


Get various untouched datasets and make your predictive apps real.

Do you accept the Challenge? IEEE Region 8 and GE are proud to bring to you this Industrial Internet Quest. A real opportunity to create new apps, to go from a prototype to a start-up. Don’t miss this!
To register follow this link:

DSP 2017 – 50th Anniversary – 22nd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing – August 23-25, London, United Kingdom

DSP 2017

50th Anniversary

22nd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing

August 23-25, London, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

The 22nd International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2017), the most longstanding conference in the area of DSP, technically-cosponsored by the IEEE, will be celebrated for its 50th anniversary in London, UK, where it started in 1968. DSP 2017 belongs to a series of events which had its genesis in London and continued to Florence, Nicosia, Lemessos, Santorini, Cardiff, Corfu, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Beijing. In 2017 delegates will be brought right up to date in heart of London, the biggest, most vibrant and cosmopolitan capital in Europe. The conference will contain a number of special sessions organised by internationally recognised experts. The programme will also include presentations of new results in lecture and poster sessions, together with plenary sessions delivered by eminent scientists. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Call for Papers (PDF Version)

Technical Scope

The focus will be on signal processing theory, algorithms, and applications. We invite the submission of original, unpublished technical papers on topics including but not limited to:

  • Audio and acoustic signal processing
  • Bioinspired Signal Processing
  • Communication signal processing
  • Compressive sensing, dictionary learning, and sparse reconstruction
  • Cooperative networking
  • Design and implementation of signal processing systems
  • Estimation theory and applications
  • Financial signal processing
  • Image and video processing
  • Information forensics and security
  • Language processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical signal and image processing
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Multi-way signal processing
  • Nonlinear signal processing and adaptive filters
  • Quantum Signal processing
  • Radar and sonar signal processing
  • Signal processing for education
  • Sensor array and multichannel signal processing
  • Sensor networks
  • Signal processing applications
  • Signal processing theory and methods
  • Speech processing

Important Dates

  • Special session proposals: 20th February 2017 2nd March 2017
  • Special Sessions notification of acceptance: 10th March 2017
  • Full paper submissions: 03rd April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 28th June 2017
  • Camera-ready papers: 10th July 2017
  • Author/early bird registration: 10th July 2017

The 24th International Conference on Telecommunications

The 24th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2017, ) invites world-class researchers to share their ideas and progress in addressing challenges faced in this increasingly intelligent realm of information and telecommunication technologies as part of a rich conference program including Plenary Talks, Tutorials, Workshops as well as Regular and Special Sessions. Please see attached for the Call for Papers.

The conference is hosted in the Mediterranean coastal city of Limassol in Cyprus, a top holiday destination. This year’s theme focuses on intelligence built into devices, systems, and processes. The ample computation, communication and sensing/actuation capabilities offered by increasingly miniaturized and low-cost electronic devices are enabling a myriad of new applications with transformative implications to numerous economic sectors. We have reached a point where intelligence built into these devices enables, for example, the realization of affordable and useful smart homes and smart grids, autonomous vehicles, and unmanned aerial systems; all of which have tremendous impact on their own but more importantly in conjunction with each other.

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline- Extended deadline
February 26, 2017

Notification of acceptance
March 8, 2017

Camera ready deadline
March 24, 2017

Download ICT2017-CFP Brochure

The IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Subcommittee (EASC) is looking for a Digital Marketer

The IEEE Region 8 EASC is looking for a volunteer to promote our activities and manage relationships with external parties. The position will provide the candidate with a chance to improve their soft skills and to also create new contacts. The responsibilities of the volunteer will include:

  • Writing press releases in English language;
  • Contacting possible sponsors;
  • Manage our social media accounts;
  • Liaising with the print and electronic media;
  • Coordinating with all branches of the EASC team

The candidate shall:

  • Be an IEEE member;
  • Be fluent In spoken and written English;
  • Have experience managing social media accounts;
  • Have negotiation skills;
  • Be creative;
  • Be productive;
  • Have the ability to work under pressure.

In order to work in harmony and cover the position demands, 2 hours of availability per week are required. During an event organization, more volunteer time may be needed.

To apply, please send a covering email with your IEEE membership number and a description of your experience to Mr.Stamatis Dragoumanos, the IEEE Region 8 EASC Pre-University Works Committee Chair, at:

The submission deadline is 5/3/2017

20 openings for fully funded research positions at the KIOS Research Center

The KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus has recently been upgraded to a European Research and Innovation Center of Excellence through a TEAMING project, with significant funding in excess of 40 million euros over the next fifteen years. As a result, we have multiple (20) openings for fully funded research positions at all levels, including PhD scholarships and post-doctoral research positions. Successful candidates are expected to carry out fundamental or/and applied research in one or more of the following areas: control systems, computational intelligence and machine learning, autonomous systems, optimization and networks, embedded systems, fault diagnosis, cyber-security, reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance, transportation networks, water networks, power and energy systems and telecommunication networks.

The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Tuesday, 28th February, 5:00pm. The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. For more information please contact the KIOS Research Center, by phone at +357 22893450/51 or via e-mail at

For details please see the following link:

Alexandros Osana is a panelist at the Brain Fuel plenary on February 10th

Alexandros Osana, Chair – Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee IEEE Region 8, will be one of the three panelists at the plenary session, “Brain Fuel: Issues, opportunities and challenges facing young technology professionals in industry”.

For people attending the IEEE Meetings Week in New Orleans, they can attend the session on Friday, 10 February at 5:30-7:00 PM in the Celestin Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. For those who cannot attend in-person, they can watch Alex live on and IEEE Collabratec™.

The Brain Fuel web page may be found at and the registration page for the livestreaming event may be found at

PhD Position – Formal methods in control (Munich, Germany)

We invite applications for a doctoral researcher position in the field of formal methods in control. The successful candidate is expected to advance theory of as well as computational methods for abstraction-based controller synthesis, to a degree that facilitates routine, fully automated, practical application of the approach to nonlinear continuous-state plants and complex specifications.
The focus is on synthesis algorithms that are both efficient and formally correct.

The project involves theoretical work, algorithm and software development, and, on a small scale, experimental work. There is no teaching requirement and no coursework to be completed. Competitive salary is offered according to the tariff “TVOeD Bund, E 13”.

Required qualifications:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent, giving access to doctoral studies) in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. Students about to complete their MSc will also be considered.
  • Excellent academic record, showing a strong theoretical/mathematical background and a strong interest in dynamical systems.
  • Proficiency in programming (C or Ada/SPARK).
  • Excellent communication skills in English (CEFR level C1).

In addition, experience in one of the following fields would be a plus: Set-valued or validated numerics; dynamic programming; formal methods in control; reactive synthesis; professional-grade software development.

Your complete application consists of the following documents, which should be sent as a single PDF file to the email address given below (deadline: Feb 15, 2017): CV with photo; one-page cover letter (clearly indicating available start date as well as relevant qualifications, experience and motivation); university certificates and transcripts (both BSc and MSc degrees); contact details of up to three referees; possibly an English language certificate and a list of publications. All documents should be in English, with the exception of university certificates and transcripts, which may also be in German. The position is open to applicants worldwide; no special security clearance necessary.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Gunther Reissig
Subject: PhD ref 1777

University of the Armed Forces Munich
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Institute of Control Engineering

The evolution of television from Baird to the digital age

This event will be a ‘celebration’ of the first public demonstration of television in January 1926 at 22 Frith Street London by John Logie Baird, which was attended by some 40 members of the Royal Institution (RIGB). A formal unveiling of an IEEE History Milestone Plaque to mark this achievement will take place at the Bar-Italia coffee shop in Frith Street on 26th January 2017, which is where the 1926 demonstration took place. The event at RIGB on 27th January will cover all of Baird’s TV inventions, setting them into the context of prior and subsequent TV inventions and developments.

Event is free to attend but by invitation only, with sponsorship including the IEEE Life Members Affinity Group, and IEEE Broadcast Technology, Consumer Electronics and Communications Societies.. Anyone is welcome to come to Frith Street to watch the unveiling on the previous day, expected to be at about 1400.

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Date and Time
Friday, 27 January 2017
10:15 – 16:30 GMT

Royal Institution of Great Britain, London.
21 Albemarle Street.
United Kingdom
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4th IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) 2016: The biggest SYP attracting 550 IEEE members!

Under the patronage of the IEEE Tunisia section < >, the IEEE ULT Student Branch had the honor to organize the 4th IEEE Tunisian Students and Young Professionals Congress (TSYP) on December 18-20, 2016 in the Medina Congress center < >, Yassmine Hammamet, Tunisia.


As always, the IEEE Tunisian SYP congress continued to attract more and more IEEE members. During 3 days, about 550 IEEE engineering students from 20 Tunisian public schools and private universities as well as IEEE young professionals gather together to learn further details about the IEEE technical, professional, and education benefits; and to discuss the future engineering challenges. The congress attracts also IEEE members from Algeria, Morocco, and Egypt representing the student branches in their sections.

The purpose of the congress is also to help undergraduate/graduate students and young professionals gain further insight, enabling exchange of knowledge and skills. The congress is the unique event which brings all IEEE student branches in Tunisia to interact, to collaborate, and to increase effective networking.

In the opening ceremony, welcome speeches were addressed by:

  • Mr. Habib M. Kammoun, IEEE Tunisia section chair < >, who presented the IEEE and the IEEE geographic and technical units, their benefits and especially the student transition & elevation benefits, as well as the main IEEE activities organized at the international level, at the region 8 level, and at the national level.
  • Mr. Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed, CEO of Poulina Group Holding < >, who presented the venue (Medina congress center < >) as one of more than 100 national and international companies in different engineering fields. Mr. Abdelwaheb announced that all his companies are open especially to IEEE members for internships and job offers.
  • Mr. Sadok Belaid, President of the Private University of Tunis (ULT) < >, who presented the university and his active students organizers of the congress.
  • Mr. Salmen Ajili, CEO of Primatec < >, who presented the company which provides customized, innovative and cost efficient IT solutions to automotive industry around the world; in partnership with Technical Engineering in Germany; for manufacturers like Lear, BMW, Valeo, Continental, Bosh.

The program included the following professional and technical talks presented by highly qualified national and international speakers:

  • “Me, my life, and my career”, by Nadhem Bardaa, IEEE R8 Professional Speaker, CEO of NTraining, Tunisia
  • “What the CEO want?”, by Hedi Gaaya, CEO of Grands Moulins du Cap Bon, Tunisia
  • “Cloud Computing”, by Mohamed Ali Chouchane, CEO of Cloud Temple, Tunisia
  • “Laboratory Experimentation and Real-Time Computing: Hands-on Experience”, by Ahmed Rubaai, IEEE Fellow, Prof. at Howard University USA, IAS Publications department chair
  • “Who is Who, or Can Be, in “ICT Education”?”, by Edmundo Tovar Caro, IEEE Education Society, Vice President of Educational Activities, Distinguished Lecturer, Spain
  • “How can biosensor design be adapted to specific compound detection?”, by Yasmine Soussi, Prof. at ULT, Tunisia
  • “Unleashing the power of Internet of Things: challenges and key technology enablers”, by Bechir Hamdaoui, Prof. at Oregon State University USA, IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Lecturer
  • “Communication process”, by Eya Mahjoubi Chahed, Prof. at Polytech Sousse University, Tunisia
  • “Women in Engineering WIE” workshop, by IEEE WIE Tunisia affinity group officers
  • “IEEE Humanitarian activities”, by IEEE SIGHT Tunisia group officers < >
  • “I have a Project”, by the Education foundation for Job EFE-Tunisia officers, entrepreneurship program in partnership with the US Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)
  • “Abweb project”, by Amira Haddad Gharbi, Arab World Internet Institute < >

The program also included the annual award ceremony gala dinner of the IEEE Tunisia section. The A&R committee presented the following winners:

  • Outstanding Student Branch Award: ISSAT Sousse Student Branch
  • Outstanding Student Branch Chapter Award: PES Student chapter in ENIM
  • Outstanding WIE Student Affinity Group Award: ISSAT Sousse WIE student affinity group
  • Outstanding IEEE Student Publication Award:
    • Randa Hammami for her paper “A Novel Approach for Semantic Web Service Discovery” published in the 2016 IEEE 25th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE); and
    • Naima Chouikhi for her paper “A Hybrid Approach Based on Particle Swarm Optimization for Echo State Network Initialization” published in the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
  • Outstanding IEEE Publication Award: Prof. Farouk Kamoun for his paper “Analysis of Shared Finite Storage in a Computer Network Node Environment Under General Traffic Conditions” published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications on 1980

The awards ceremony was also an occasion to present the IEEE loyal pins and certificates to recognize our members who have over 20 years of IEEE memberships. < >

Furthermore, an SB contest was organized to select the SB organizer of the next edition: In the first day, 18 student branches organized booths to present their activities to the participants as well as the invited speakers and to the section officers. In the second day, the SB prepared and presented their first drafts of projects to be improved and submitted later to the IEEE Foundation. Based on the SB activities and the proposed projects, the IEEE Tunisia section officers selected 3 SB finalists (ENIT, INSAT, ENIS) in order to present in the 3rd day their plan to organize the 5th TSYP on 17-19 December 2017. After the presentations of the SB finalists, a debate was organized and the participants were able to ask several questions to the finalists. Then, each SB vote for one of the SB finalists and the winner was the SB of the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS). Congratulations!

We trust all speakers and participants had an amazing time! Gratitude was expressed to our IEEE partners: Region 8, Industry Applications Society, Computer Society, Communications Society, Education Society, the IEEE Tunisian subunits (chapters, YP and WIE affinity groups); and our main partners: Private University of Tunis (ULT) and Primatec; and our venue: Medina congress center.


Photos 1-2: Welcome Speech by Mr. Abdelwaheb Ben Ayed during the opening session

Photo 3: Welcome Speech by Habib M. Kammoun, IEEE Tunisia section chair

Photos 4-6: Participants in the opening session

Photos 7-9: IEEE Tunisia section Awards ceremony gala dinner with Tunisian show

Photo 10: INSAT student branch presenting the next 2017 IEEE ME-SYP

Photos 11-12: SB student branches presenting their IEEE activities

Photo 13: Participants enjoying one of the professional session

Photo 14: Networking of participants during the coffee break

Photo 15: A certificate of appreciation to the congress’ organizers “ULT Student Branch”

Photo 16: Group photo of participants

Photo 17: The SB finalists during the debate

Photos 18-19: Announcement of the vote results and the SB organizer of the next edition

Photo 20: IEEE WIE members enjoying the congress

Photos 21-22: Networking between the Egyptian, Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian participants