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Energycon 2018 at Limassol, Cyprus

3 – 7 June, 2018
Towards Self-healing, Resilient and Green Electric Power and Energy SystemsENERGYCON 2018 is the 5th IEEE International Energy Conference and will be held between 3-7 June 2018. It is organized by the IEEE Cyprus Section, the IEEE PES Cyprus Chapter, and the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence of the University of Cyprus, in partnership with IEEE Region 8.ENERGYCON covers a broad range of electric power and energy systems topics and is open to contributions that are related to the theme “Towards Self-healing, Resilient and Green Electric Power and Energy Systems”.

ENERGYCON aims to attract scientists, professional engineers and engineering students from all over the world and give them the opportunity to present and publish their work, discuss, exchange ideas and knowledge as well as network for future collaborations. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

More: http://www.energycon2018.


Happy IEEE Day 2017

IEEE Day: Celebrating the first time in history when engineers worldwide and IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884.IEEE Day’s theme is: “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”. While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE focuses on what’s next. IEEE Day 2017 is the 8th edition of the same and will be celebrated on 3rd October 2017.

Worldwide celebrations demonstrate the ways thousands of IEEE members in local communities join together to collaborate on ideas that leverage technology for a better tomorrow. We celebrate IEEE members!

Source: ieeeday.org

 


Nigeria hosts the first African Student and Young Professional Congress

 

Nigeria takes the lead to host the first IEEE African Student and Young Professional Congress (ASYPC 2017). The IEEE Student and Young Professionals Congress was held in Africa for the first time after the final approval by Region 8 and the Ad-hoc Committee on Activities in Africa (AHCAA) in July, 2017.

The Team led by the YP Chair of IEEE Nigeria Section, Engr. Abdullateef Aliyu and seven other members comprised of experienced and new volunteers. Finances was a big challenge, but the team did not give up. With the full support of the Region 8 and IEEE Nigeria Section, ASYPC 2017 turned out a huge success.

The Congress was held from 8th – 10th September, 2017 at Baze University, in the beautiful city of Abuja, with 102 IEEE members and 20 invited guest in attendance. Amongst the ten plenary/keynote speakers were the Nigeria Minister of Communication Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and the IEEE MGA Vice President Elect, Martin Bastiaans. There were 6 workshops and 1 panel discussion on Women in Africa: Success and Challenges. Other activities during the memorable 3 days include: a city tour, visit to Lower Usman Dam, Katempe Hill (Center of Nigeria), and Nike Art Gallery where delegates were welcomed in the African fashion and they had the opportunity to inspect artefacts and take memorable photos.

The IEEE PES Workshop on renewable energy was facilitated by Engr. Tunde Salihu (Nigeria), Continuous Education by Rading Reinhardt (Kenya), IEEE SIGHT by Engr. John Funso Adebayo (Nigeria), TISP and EPICS by Assoc. Prof. Tamer Moneir Mousa Nassef (Egypt). The Strategy of Work was done by Mr. Olabode Ojo, the Director of Engineering of Phase3 Telecom (Nigeria) while the workshops for Entrepreneurship and Young Professionals were facilitated by Mohammed El-Dallal (Egypt). A presentation on “Getting Ready for the Digital Economy” was made by John Matogo, the IBM University Leader for East Africa.

The WIE panel session featured 5 panellists that discussed extensively on “Women in Africa: Challenges and Successes”. The panellists include Prof. Gloria Chukuwdebe, Dr. Amina Batagarawa, Lebogang MM Madise, Patience Enahoro and Engr. Mrs. Chidimma Ibeh-Dimnwobi. The discussion was moderated by Toyin Oluwaniyi, Co-founder of Edu-teen foundation.

A poster session was held with seven student branches contesting. Ten judges inspected their works and University of Ibadan, STB28371 was announced as the winner while the first runner up was Obafemi Awolowo University, STB89601. Prizes for the poster session were sponsored by Smile Telecom.

The attendees of the ASYP Congress cut cross the following countries; Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, and the Netherlands. It was a dream come true for the organizer, the Nigeria section, Region 8 and MGA. We hope this is the beginning of a new era in IEEE activities in Africa. We are very grateful to our sponsors: Prof Mamman Tahir, the Vice-Chancellor of Baze University, Phase3 Telecom, Smile, Ntel, GreenICTi, IAS, IEEE PES, IEEE Nigeria Section, AHCAA, Young Professional AG, WIE, IEEE SIGHT and IEEE- EAB.

Abdullateef Aliyu, YP Chair – IEEE Nigeria Section

https://youtu.be/czPFyJrCZhE


IEEE PES R8 Sponsorship for Students

IEEE PES Region 8 is delighted to offer co-sponsorship of up to 8 students from the region to attend the IEEE PES PowerTech conference in Manchester, UK (18-22 June).

The sponsorship is limited to USD 850 and will cover the conference registration fee and five nights’ accommodation in a shared (twin) room in a 3* hotel.

Eligibility is as follows. Candidates must:
1. Be IEEE PES full-time postgraduate student members living and studying within region 8.
2. Not already be registered for the conference.

Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis (subject to eligibility).

All applications should be sent to Jovica Milanovic (jovica.milanovic@manchester.ac.uk), Chris Wall (Chris.Wall@manchester.ac.uk), and Luis Daniel Gutierrez Lagos (luisdaniel.gutierrezlagos@manchester.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Monday 12 June 2017.


Region8 MD Team Workshop

The Region8 MD Team has recently organized an Membership Development Workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia on May 19-20.
The Workshop was very well attended with 25 participants from 20 countries within the Region 8 and the post event feedback suggested an extremely positive outcome! The participants were welcomed to the venue on Friday afternoon. That first day sessions included basic introduction to R8 and Membership development, with the host section presentation. Later the team was guided to a beautiful city tour followed by an exquisite networking dinner. The second day was filled with MD focused presentations, interactive sessions and brainstorming sessions. Everyone participated to the fullest and managed to learn from each other. Towards the end, a comprehensive joint action plan was generated which all the MDO’s agreed to take it to their respective sections and implement according to their own needs and customized requirements.
Current MDW was an amazing and a successful event that will go long ways in ensuring enhanced membership with the region, many thanks for all attendees and congratulations for the Czechoslovakia Section, that done a great job hosting MDW!
More similar workshops will be planned next years as well, so please consider the opportunity to join us in future!

Warmest wishes on behalf of R8 MDSC!


The First IEEE GCC SYP Congress | 2017

The word congress is originated from the Latin word congressus, which is an off-spring of the word congredi; con- meaning together and -gredi meaning walk, giving us “walk together” or “meet”. And On the 7th and 8th of May, 2017, IEEE’s youth of the GCC got to “walk together” in to the huge halls of Gulf Convention Center, Bahrain, where the first of its kind in the region, IEEE GCC SYP Congress, was held in conjunction with the 9th IEEE-GCC Conference & Exhibition.
It all started when a group of bright individuals being the UOB and KFUPM IEEE student branches, and both the Young Professionals of IEEE Bahrain and Saudi Arabia Sections, decided to join powers and be a part of organizing an event that will gather youth of the area together. Their hard work paid off eventually, when it was time for the event to come through.
The 2-day event was targeted at the students and young professionals of the region but was gladly unbounded by that target. The congress was a welcoming host of more than 300 students and professionals that are focused outside the GCC as well, which added variety to what the congress was offering. It was admirable as well as delightful to see young minds come together to share ideas, success stories, future plans and a lot more with such passion and enthusiasm.

The congress, with open arms, offered a long-awaited platform for youth to engage in conversation and present new ideas that revolve around building a better future and improving the present. Over the two days, attendees also got the chance to participate in organized competitions in the fields of Technology, innovation and Robotics, which all-in-all, displayed excellent technical skills and great sportsmanship.
The congress was also honored to have 2 of the most respected figures in IEEE as guest speakers; The first being the past IEEE R8 Director, Mr. Costas Stasopoulos, and the second being the current R8 Director of IEEE, Ms. Margaretha Eriksson. Both took part in multiple interactive sessions, gladly answered the attendees’ questions and admired the effort put in each individual session.
These were not the only speakers joining us from the R8, as we had multiple sessions being led by R8 representatives. One of the sessions was headed by an R8 SAC representative Mr. George
Papadimitriou, discussing student activities. Another session was entirely about the young professionals and their role and was also headed mainly by another R8 YP representative, Mr. Skander Mansouri.
More than 15 sessions, 3 workshops and 3 competitions took place over the span of the two days. Panel discussions were organized to discuss extremely important topics like women’s role in the field of engineering, entrepreneurship and youth’s participation, which encouraged dialogue and debate from the attendees, which was, what an engineer would call a “desired output.”
Do not be fooled, though. Just like all the workshops and panel discussions took place during the day, social events and dinners took place during the evening hours. Moreover, tours of the country took place in between breaks during morning sessions, to give the attendees of the congress the full experience and to create a friendly air.
The closing ceremony brought many, organizers and attendees, to tears as it was emotional to see all the hard work unfold before their eyes: organizers seeing what they have been working on coming to an end, and participants hearing out competition results.

All of this, of course, would not have been so wonderfully organized if it wasn’t for the organizing team behind the success, headed by Dr. Mohammed Al Muhaini, the congress chairman, under the constant guidance of IEEE veterans like Mr. Muhammad Al Dhamen, Mr. Jaafar Al Ibrahim and Dr Ibrahim Elamin.  An appreciative thank you goes out to all who got involved in bringing such an important event about.
Hoping that this IEEE SYP GCC congress has set the way for many to come in the future, bringing our youth together, to work on a better today and an even brighter tomorrow


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: endika@ehu.eus

Applycations Deadline: May 31 2017


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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, http://ict-2017.org/ ) 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