WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE IEEE
THE NEWSLETTER OF
THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, INC
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10 - The major activity since the previous
newsletter was the annual IEEE Region 10 meeting, which was held in
highlight of the program was the presentation to Bob Bogner of an IEEE Region
10 Outstanding Volunteer Award. This is only the second such award made to an
IEEE member in
Dr Jung Uck SEO, Region 10 Director presenting Bob Bogner the IEEE R10 Outstanding Volunteer Award
took advantage of Dr Seo's visit to host a series of lectures entitled "From
Bullock Carts to Information Industries - Transforming the Korean Economy"
The Section Executive also co-hosted with Dr Seo a dinner for the visiting US IEEE staff and representatives, and IEEE AC members who arrived the evening before the meeting.
IEEE Region 10Meeting Gala Dinner
Seated L to R: Andrew Parfitt (NSW), Rae Kennedy, Bob Bogner, Olivia Robinson
Standing: Bruce Vyden, Andrew Piotrowski, ZiaAhmed, James Tien (USA), Keith Kikkert (NQ), Mike Liebelt, Michael Evans (SA), John Robinson (Chair AC)
Australia Council - The IEEE AC met during the
Region 10 meeting as it has traditionally done. All Sections were represented
and a large number of additional delegates were present from IEEE NSW and IEEE
VIC as well as IEEE SA. It was a good opportunity for IEEE SA members to get an
introduction to the other
Correspondence has occurred and we await a reply. IEEE ACT is in the same situation and has addressed it in an identical fashion!
Thanks to Damon Couper who has taken on the web page editorship, but
the Publications Chair and Newsletter Editor positions remain vacant. If you
can assist, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The Section Committee relies
on new volunteers, and new ideas to keep IEEE in
Dr Michael E. Evans
Chair, IEEE South
Section Committee Officers for 2004
Vice Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
IP Chair email@example.com
Inf. Theory Lars.Rasmussen@unisa.edu.au
28 Feb 03
29 Feb 04
IEEE Higher Grade memberships are up 1.1% over last year (+2,806 members). Higher grade memberships
(March) are also improved from the 0.8% gain posted in February. There
continues to be a geographic unevenness in performance. All six of the
From the figures it would appear that associates are becoming members; the number of members was up by 17, and associates down by 13.
Globally Fellows, and Senior Members represent about 2% and 10% of total higher grade membership. On these figures South Australia Section should have 8 Fellows and 40 Senior Members.
IEEE Student Memberships are rebounding this year. Through March, Students are up 4,093 (+7.4%) over the level of a year ago with Region 10 the highest at 13.4%. While this has not completely erased the decline experienced in 2003, it has recouped a good share of it.
IEEE SA is co-sponsoring the conferences:
5th Biennial Asian Control Conference
Sponsored by IEEE (SA, NSW, QLD), IEAust,
Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications
30 August -
IEEE Student Activities
A joint meeting of the three SA university student branches, as well as representatives from the SA Section committee (including the Chair), was held on Thursday 11 March in the city. This was the first meeting of its kind for the SA Section, and was organised to promote the relationships between student branches and the Section, as well as to arrive at ideas for future collaboration.
As a result of the meeting, each of the student branches now have a better understanding of how the other branches, as well as the Section operates. There is also a desire to plan joint activities between the branches, some of which may include: software courses (e.g. Matlab), site visits, career development days and technical seminars. As the planning of events unfolds, input and assistance from all IEEE members will be solicited.
The next Student Activities meeting is planned for the start of Semester 2 (July/August).
Chair, Student Activities
Student Travel Awards
The Section has approved the following post-graduate travel grants so far this year.
Logical effort based design exploration of 64 bit adders using a fixed dynamic-CMOS/Threshold-logic Approach
Hybrid parallel counters-domino and threshold logic
2004 IEEE Computer
Society Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI'04), 19-20 February,
Dynamic channel allocation for mobile cellular traffic using reduced-state reinforcement learning
IEEE WCNC 2004, March,
Signal reconstruction via noise through a system of parallel threshold nonlinearities
ICASSP 2004, 17-21, May 2004,
Yong Shyang Liaw,
Throughput Performance of Multiple Independent Paths In Wireless Multihop Network
IEEE Int'l Conference on Communications
(ICC 2004), 20th – 24th June 2004,
IEEE SA Section Distinguished Service Award
A draft terms of reference has now been established for this program
and nominations are invited for awards to be presented in 2004. Please forward
nominations to IEEE Awards Convenor,
Control, Aerospace and Electronic Systems Chapter
The Chapter sponsored (4 Apr 04) Dr Hugh Stone, U.of Sydney, to deliver The T-Wing tail-sitter UAV, to an audience at DSTO and U.of Adelaide, as part of the joint CAES/AIAA activity program.
If you would like to be put on the mailing list for future meetings please contact me.
Dr Mark Pszczel
Chair, CAES Chapter
GOOD NEWS -
The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) ruled on 2 April that the IEEE's publishing process is exempt from OFAC regulations and licensing requirements for scholarly papers submitted by authors from Cuba, Iran, Libya, and Sudan.
IEEE SCOOP - February
SECTIONS CONGRESS 2005 PROGRAM
The Regional Activities Board will present IEEE Sections Congress 2005
To that end, please visit http://www.surveysolutions.com/ieee/sc2005b.htm and complete the survey. Your answers will help determine what program sessions would be most valuable to the Section leaders attending Sections Congress.
The Institute Online- February
Board Approves Limited E-Mail Voting. IEEE units such as societies, technical councils, and committees can now vote by e-mail on a limited number of actions affecting their organizations, such as formal motions proposed by members. The Board of Directors approved this bylaw change at its November meeting.
IEEE Email Alias
Members with IEEE e-mail aliases have a new layer of protection against spam: a filter that detects unwanted e-mail by analyzing its words. So far about 6000 people have signed up for the service, which joins a virus-detection service introduced several years ago.
Those members who need to UPDATE THEIR IEEE EMAIL ALIAS, may do so by going to: http://eleccomm.ieee.org/
What Do You Think?
In a recent copy of IEEE SCOOP:
YOUR SECTION'S RESERVES
Putting money into savings is commendable, but how much should your Section keep in reserve and how much should be spent on Section operations? This question has been asked more frequently as many Sections have significantly lowered mailing costs by using the IEEE eNotice service for emailing newsletters and announcements, http://www.ieee.org/enotice.
The RAB Operations Manual, 9.4.I.11, says: "Sections may establish a reserve fund at least equal to one half of the total budgeted yearly expenditures." But how much is too much? Unit reserves should be adequate, but not excessive. As a general guideline, a reserve greater than three times the annual rebate, after known commitments and unusual requirements are deducted, would be considered excessive. To stay within this guideline, steps should be taken to increase the level of Section activity to avoid accumulation of disproportionately large reserves.
IEEE SA has reserves which exceed the recommended level which enable a
level of activity which otherwise would not be supportable. If you have a view
on this subject you are invited to send it to the IEEE Newsletter Editor,
INFORMATION - IEEE ONLINE COLLECTIONS
A new section of the IEEE Web site provides visitors with thorough, definitive information on IEEE online collections and other subscription options to access IEEE online technical documents. The new IEEE Publications Online information site is located at http://www.ieee.org/onlinepubs.
This online resource provides comprehensive information on IEEE publications, product features, and subscription options for libraries, members and individuals. The site also helps users understand the multiple subscription options offered by IEEE, and provides pricing details, licensing information, key contacts, support services, training options and other important details related to IEEE online resources.
Technology Futures – 2004, 3–4 June 2004
Futures – 2004, “The Second National Electronics Industry Annual Conference”
will be held on 3‑4 June 2004 at the Hilton International,
In 2004 the Conference will cover topics such as:
· Commercialisation (R&D to Reality)
To complement the Electronics Conference, an exhibition showcasing new technologies and commercialisation practitioners will be held concurrently.
For further information http://www.eiaa.asn.au/event.html
Masters by Coursework in Mathematical Sciences
(Signal and Information Processing)
Two Scholarships will provide
remuneration of the full cost of course fees. Applications close
IEE Student Paper Presentation Prize
IEEE Student Member Kerrin Pine, Flinders U., won the national 2004 IEE Student Paper Presentation Prize competition which was held at the Convention Centre, Adelaide, 2 Apr 04. Congratulations Kerrin.
18th May BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS
Host TSA Speaker and topic not available at time of publishing.
Please check websites for updates
Host IEE Mr Dean Lambert, Project Director Adelaide Light Rail, Transport SA
New Trams for the Glenelg Tramway: What are their characteristics and what implications are there for the existing infrastructure? IEE 2003 Student Prizes will also be presented at this meeting.
20th July EIA: ELECTRONICS HUB
Host IEEE Mr. Tim Stollznow, SA President of the Electronics Industry Association
A background and analysis of the Australian electronics industry, identification of the significant players and EIA’s vision for the future.
Chapman Hall, Engineering House,
IEE Retired Engineers Group
4th June PARTNER”S LUNCH
This is to be a conducted tour of The Roma Mitchell Arts Centre at Adelaide TAFE with lunch at the TAFE Bistro. Because of our likely tour group size it is likely that two tours will need to be scheduled with the first starting at and the second at . Lunch for both tour groups will be will be in the TAFE Bistro at .
4th August Automotive Safety Research (Time and Venue to be advised)
McLean – Road Safety Research Unit,
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
20-23 July, 2004
5th Biennial Asian Control Conference
30 August -
8th IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques, Applications (ISSSTA)