IEEE Central
Texas Section

ANALOG NEWSLETTER

 

Volume 48-11

November 2004

 


Newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.


Published monthly (Deadline for inclusion is the 25th day of the previous month). T. Scott Atkinson, Acting Editor, (s.atkinson@ieee.org). Have a question or comment? Contact us.

INDEX

Section Activities

Chapter Activities

The Chairman's Column

Joint Circuits and Systems / Solid-State Circuits Societies

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

Chapter Meetings

Computer Society  (Austin & San Antonio)

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Important Events

Consultant's Network

Power Engineering Society

Editor's Notes

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Product Safety Society

Email List

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Joint Signal Processing / Communications / Societies

Student Branches

Engineering Management Society

Women in Engineering

 

IEEE Activities and Links

Your IEEE

IEEE Standards Association

Call for Papers

About the IEEE

IEEE Xplore

the Spectrum

What's New at IEEE

IEEE-USA

 

The Chairman's Column

SEMINAR ON PREPAING FOR THE NEW PE AND FE EXAMS

 

There will be two short seminars explaining the content of the recently revised PE and FE exams, and how to prepare for them.   Dr. Gary Blank, IEEE-USA Vice President, Member Activities., will be in San Antonio on November 16th, and will present a short 2-hour evening seminar on the new FE/EIT and PE exams (for location see web site referenced below), one hour on the FE/EIT exam, and one hour on the PE Exam (EE). There will be a nominal charge with a discount for IEEE members.

 

The seminars will be held in San Antonio on the evening of November 16, 2004.  For details visit http://www.drblank.com/copesa.htm


IEEE REGION 5 & DENVER SECTION INVITES PARTICIPATION IN THE 2005 TECHNICAL, PROFESIONAL AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP.


April 7 – 8, 2005; Coors Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado http://r5.ieee-denver.org

The 2005 Technical, Professional and Student (TPS) Development Workshop will provide a forum for interdisciplinary interaction and exchange on new technologies, new paradigms and ideas, and a program of events that will help in our technical and professional development. TPS will have a balanced program of technical advances, tutorials, and professional development events. On-site meal breaks will provide an opportunity to network with leading engineers, managers, executives, and other professionals.

In addition to technical paper sessions, this event will include in-depth tutorials on RF Engineering, Power Engineering, Six Sigma for Competitive Advantage, Intellectual Property, NARTE Certification Preparation, Career Planning and Management, and other topics.

Submissions Due: November 30, 2004;  Author Notification:    January 22, 2005;  Final Papers Due:       February 28, 2005

Submissions, reviews, and notifications will be electronic.  Please visit the TPS website for instructions: http://r5.ieee-denver.org

TPS 2005 (April 7-8, 2005) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Region 5 Leadership Workshop (April 9-10, 2005).

 

IEEE Organizing Global Pre-College Technology Education Program

 

Continuing in its tradition of innovation, IEEE is taking the lead in developing a new non-discriminatory global pre-college technology education program.  The program titled, emeritbadges.org, will be directed globally towards pre-college boys and girls.  Emeritbadges.org has developed hands-on electricity and electronics instructional material based on the Boy Scouts merit badge requirements.  Instructional material for computer education is being developed.  Any student, boy or girl can use the program to enhance technical literacy and learn more about viable engineering and other technical career options. 

Emeritbadges.org Project Director Ralph W. Russell, II from the IEEE Richmond, VA Section said that this non-discriminatory program would be promoted globally through IEEE and youth programs such as World Organization of the Scout Movement and The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.  The next use of the new global pre-college electronics education material and hands-on kit will be at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree in Caroline County, VA, USA.  Over 35,000 scouts will attend the Jamboree from the USA and several other countries.

Project leaders have started discussions with national and regional Girl Scout leaders to develop a method of incorporating the emeritbadges.org program into the Girl Scout program.  The next step will be to start discussions with the global World Organization of the Scout Movement and The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

 

The 2005 Jamboree will be held at Fort A. P. Hill in Caroline, Virginia.  The Jamboree will start on Monday, 25 July 2002 and end on Wednesday, 3 August 2005.  Hundreds of volunteers that can serve as Assistant Instructors at the Jamboree Electronics Merit Badge booth for at least two days are needed.  Additional project and volunteer information can be found at http://www.emeritbadges.org.



OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS

 

The Central Texas Section is seeking volunteers to assist with the following: Electronic Media Coordinator and Webmaster.  These may be filled by one or more persons.  While these are not overly demanding positions, they each will require several hours per month of volunteer effort.  If you are interested in sharing your talents with the Section, please contact me at John.Purvis@ieee.org. 

AS ALWAYS

We continue to work to get you more involved in your professional association. We always welcome your feedback (John.Purvis@ieee.org). Please let all our leaders know how we are doing and please feel free to make any suggestions or recommendations.

John R. Purvis, PE
Chairman

 

 

Central Texas Section November Meeting:
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This month the Section and the San Antonio Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society are hosting a joint meeting with an IEEE Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Roger B. Marks, who will be speaking on Broadband Wireless Communications. 

 

Details of the meeting and directions can be found on Website, http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org  Reservations are required by Monday, November 15, 2004. The meeting is open to the public.  Please RSVP early for this meeting as seating is limited and will be reserved in the order the RSVP is received.   

 

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Time: 6:30 – Networking, 7:00 – Dinner, 8:00 - Program

Cost: $10 members/ $2 students/$13 non-members

Location: Networking and Dinner in the Skyline Room, Coates Center, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.  The Program will be in the Basement Conference Room in the new Administration Building.  After Dinner we will walk over to the Conference Room.

 

Program: Broadband Wireless Communications.

 

Speaker: Dr. Roger B. Marks, National Institute of Standards.  Dr. Marks is a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Visitors Program.  He initiated the effort that led to the IEEE 802.16 Working Group and has chaired it since inception.

 

Parking:  Instructions are on the Web site. The Alamo Stadium parking is reserved for Alamo Stadium Event parking. Please check out the instructions at http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/meeting_details.htm#Location%20&%20Directions <http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/meeting_details.htm#Location%20&%20Directions> for the parking by Laurie Auditorium.

 

Reservations: Required by Monday, November 15, 2004, to Kevin Nickels,

 

 

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Chapter Activities:  Central Texas Section

(Joint) Circuits and Systems / Solid-State Circuits Societies

Topic:

Speaker:
Date:
TBD
Time:

Location:
For further information, contact Gerald Garcia at gerald.garcia@ieee.org

 

(Joint) Signal Processing / Communications Societies

Topic: Choice an Comparison internationally of Fiber vs. DSL over Copper vs Cable TV in providing Triple Play, IP Broadband Services VIP, DATA and IP-TV Video in the Last Mile.
Date: November 18, 2004
Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Location: Thompson Conference Center, University of Texas at Austin

Speaker: David Burnstien, Editor of DSL Prime Newsletter NYC, NY

Biography:  Mr. Burntien reported the birth of an industry, the boom and bust in the U.S., and the shift to a lead in Asia. He travels extensively around the world and asks questions of the best in the business. He authored  a book (DSL, Wiley 2000, with Jennie Bourne), and has had his work picked published in government reports.

 

Note:  A breakfast with David Burnstien and the press will held at 8:30 A.M on Friday morning , November 18, 2004

 If you plan to attend, please send e-mail to Howard Headrick at hfrjr@swbell.net for planning purposes. .

(Note: We are no longer meeting at the SBC's Labs, Inc., 9500 Arboretum, Dr., Austin, TX.)

 

Computer Society - Austin [for more information]

PLEASE CHECK WEB SITE BEFORE THE MEETING (www.ieee.org/austin_cs)

Date: November 17, 2004

Time: 18:30

Location: National Instruments

Directions: http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/austin_cs/location.ni.html

Title: Forensic Usability

Speaker: Jan Moorman

 

Summary

Your software is going to be usability tested - that is something you can't control. What you can control is when this testing occurs: before development, before release, before success - or - after failure. But how do you reallocate existing resources to improve your software's usability? The mantra "usability is good" yields few clues. Instructive texts on "best practices in usability" do not provide guidance on what to do first.

Usability identifies problems customers have using a software product. Forensic usability digs deeper to explore root causes. All usability problems can be tied back to poor design decisions. The root cause explains why the necessary information was not considered when the decision was made. With the root cause identified, conditions for making design decisions can be optimized, thereby improving all future decisions.

This talk illustrates through specific examples how forensic usability can point the way to improving existing software products and processes - and is fascinating detective work.

 

Bio

Jan Moorman's career has centered on effective communication of technical information. This focus is a common thread connecting illustration, scientific visualization, decision support systems, interface design and usability engineering. In the last twelve years Jan has completed research for the Army Corp of Engineers, Motorola, National center for supercomputing applications and Schlumberger. She has contributed to commercial and internal software products for Trilogy, Nationwide Insurance, Intuit and Travelocity. She has been profiled by Computer Research Association for Women, and in the Computer Graphics Companion to the Encyclopedia for Computer Science. She holds a Master's Degree in Computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana.

 

Computer Society - San Antonio [for more information]

The San Antonio Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society is announcing the November 2004 meeting with a presentation by Dr. Roger B. Marks, on Broadband Wireless Communications.  Dr. Marks initiated the effort that led to the IEEE 802.16 Working Group and has chaired it since inception.  This will also be a joint meeting with the Central Texas Section of IEEE.  On our Website, http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org  you can get detailed information and directions to the November 17, 2004 meeting.  Reservations are required by Monday, November 15, 2004. The meeting is open to the public.  Please RSVP early for this meeting as seating is limited and will be reserved in the order the RSVP is received.   

 

Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Time: 6:30 – Networking, 7:00 – Dinner, 8:00 - Program

Cost: $10 members/ $2 students/$13 non-members

Location: Networking and Dinner in the Skyline Room, Coates Center, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.  The Program will be in the Basement Conference Room in the new Administration Building.  After Dinner we will walk over to the Conference Room.

 

Program: Broadband Wireless Communications.

Speaker: Dr. Roger B. Marks, National Institute of Standards.  Dr. Marks is a speaker in the IEEE Computer Society's Distinguished Visitors Program.

He initiated the effort that led to the IEEE 802.16 Working Group and has chaired it since inception

 

Parking instructions are on the Web site. The Alamo Stadium parking is reserved for Alamo Stadium Event parking. Please check out the instructions at http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/meeting_details.htm#Location%20&%20Directions <http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/meeting_details.htm#Location%20&%20Directions> for the parking by Laurie Auditorium.

 

Reservations: Required by Monday, November 15, 2004, to Kevin Nickels,


Hope to see you at the meeting.

Consultant's Network [for more information]

Speaker(s): TBD
Topic:
TBD

Date: Thursday, (2nd Thursday)
Time:
6:30pm - Networking, 7:00pm - Program
Location:
China Star Restaurant, 6134 Hwy 290E, Austin, Texas, located at the north east corner of IH-35 and 290E

The consultants' web directory has been updated. The directory is to be found at http://www.alesu.com/xltrp/ieeecons/listzero.htm 

 

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society [for more information]

Speaker:
Topic:
Date:                          
Time:

Location
:

For information, contact John O’Brien, john.obrien@ni.com

 

Electron Devices Society (for more information: www.ieee.org/texedc)

 

Date/Time:

Meeting Location:   

Topics & Speakers:  TBD

 

For information, contact Thuy Dao, thuybdao@ieee.org.

 

Engineering Management Society [for more information]

 

This is a joint meeting between the Central Texas Chapter of the IEEE Engineering Management Society and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Management of Technology Program. 

Topic: The 5th World: Why San Antonio-Austin and Texas hold keys to US national competitiveness and security.

     1) Science and Technology Context
     2) STEM workforce crisis (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
     3) Millennials, Video Games and the 5th World
     4) Education and Learning Games
     5) Out of the box ideas.

Speaker: Jim Brazzell

Date: Nov 18th, 2004

Time:  6:30 pm Networking, 7 pm program

Refreshments:  Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

Location: UTSA

Cost: None

Directions:  Enter the campus from 1604 on John Peace Blvd. There is a guard hut on your left as you come in. The guard will be there until 6:30pm and can give you a visitor's pass and directions as where to park.  The Business Building is the first building on your right with an orange top floor. Parallel to the Business Building in the John Peace Library Building. The meeting room is the Regency Room (JPL 4.03.12) on the 4th floor of the John Peace Library Building. Climb all the stairs in front of the building and go into the JPL Building which will be on your right.  Enter the JPL and after the first hall the elevators will be on the right. Go up to the 4th floor. Come out of the elevator and turn left and then left again. Walk thru the double doors and the Regency Room is to your right (JPL 4.03.12).

BIO: Jim Brazell is a consulting analyst for IC2 Institute (ic2.org), University of Texas, Austin. IC2 Institute is an international "Think and Do" tank devoted to solving unstructured problems to accelerate wealth and job creation and shared prosperity at home and abroad. As a research unit at The University of Texas at Austin, IC2 is focused on knowledge exploration, dissemination, and application, across a broad range of academic and applied areas. IC2's "early experiments" such as the Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), The Capital Network, and the Austin Technology Council, are ongoing activities that continue to contribute to the Austin region's tech-based growth, and continue to serve as "experiential learning laboratories" nationally and internationally.

These programs expand the Institute's international network of talent and educational outreach. IC2's "new experiments" such as the Clean Energy Incubator (CEI), Cross Border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD), and the Digital Media Collaboratory (DMC) continue to apply IC2's vision in new ways: improving quality of life and promoting civil societies at home and abroad. Dr. George Kozmetsky (1917-2003) founded the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 while he was Dean of the College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Business. The Institute is currently under the leadership of Dr. John Sibley Butler, Director, and Dr. Alex Cavalli, Deputy Director.

Jim is one of three Digital Media Co-Lab principals. The co-lab is IC2's newest transdisciplinary lab for experiments. The lab aggregates leading talent from UT Austin and peer institutions with global reach. The lab engages academic, industry, government and military personnel in transformation projects within human performance, Artificial Intelligence, convergent media, M&S, and instructional design domains.

Jim lives in San Antonio and is an invited public speaker for groups including Heller Reports, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, marchFIRST, Saturn, Caterpillar, Tennessee Department of Education, Singapore Ministry of Education, the Round Table Group, Air Education Training Command, Navy Education Training Command and most recently for the Project on Science, Technology and Public Policy at the Center for International and Security Studies of the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. Jim's speech is titled "Millennials: Video Games, 21st Century Science, Education and Workforce".

Jim attended San Antonio College on the President's Honor Roll, Captain of the Speech Team and Vice President of Student Senate. Jim received his Bachelor of Science (1995) in Sociology from Bradley University, Peoria, IL. While at Bradley, he was the principal instigator of Interlabs.Bradley.edu, the Sociology of Cyberspace, the Social Informatics Minor and a 1994 George Gilder Fellow in High Technology, Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. From 1995-2000, Jim pioneered early web deployments for Caterpillar, State Farm, First Data, US Gymnastics, CPA Serve, Loancity, Heller Reports, Illinois State Board of Education and the Peoria Public Schools Consortium. From 2001-present, Jim has been working to bridge the gap between San Antonio, Austin and the TX Research Triangle region.

Today, Jim is a consulting analyst at IC2 Institute, co-founder of VentureRamp, Inc. and devicePOINT, Inc. in San Antonio and a civic entrepreneur. Jim's service includes volunteer work for the San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative (SATAI), Technology Advocates of San Antonio (TASA), San Antonio Council for the Cooperation of Scientific and Technical Societies (SACCESS), the Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA), South Texas Funding Forum (STFF), the Corridor Nano-Bio-Tech Summit, Technology Connexus, IC² Institute, ED NET and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR). Jim and his wife, Lisa Cervantes, live in San Antonio are expecting their first baby in May of 2005.

DECEMBER MEETING:

Topic: Project Management

Speaker: TBD

Date: Dec. 2, 2004

Time: 5:45 (networking and dinner); 7:00 Speaker, 8:30 Program close

Location: El Gallo 2910 S. Congress, Austin

Cost: $15. (includes a selection of seven entree selections, coffee, tea and dessert)

 

For more information on Chapter Activities, please contact Leslie Martinich at 512-423-5121 or lmartinich@ieee.org

 

Other Upcoming Engineering Management Events:

 

2005:

January 19th, 2005: Joint meeting with Computer Society (Austin):

August 25-26, 2005: 6th Annual IEEE/UT Engineering Management Conference

     CALL FOR PAPERS (IEEE Program Chair, sprough@austin.rr.com)

          Deadline for papers: May 1, 2005

          Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2005

          Deadline for final paper version: July 1, 2005

July 10-13, 2005: International Professional Communications Conference (IPCC), www.ieeepcs.org/conference/limerick, Limerick, Irland

Sept 8-10, 2005: International Engineering Management Society Conference, St. Johns, Newfoundland

 

For information regarding chapter activities (and those wanting to volunteer), contact Leslie Martinich (leslie@competitivefocus.com) (512-423-5121).  .

 

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

 

Topic:

Meeting:

Cost:

Reservations: 

Speaker:

Directions

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For further information, please contact David G. Kilpatrick, P.E., 210-695-1406, d.kilpatrick@ieee.org.

 

Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD)

 

Brand New Chapter:

For more information, please contact Chapter Chair: Julian Anugom at julian.anugom@conexant.com.

IEEE GOLD is Connecting Young Professionals - a new presentation!

If you are an IEEE member who graduated with your first professional degree within the last ten years, you are automatically part of IEEE GOLD!

Value added - Discount for Graduating Student members

IEEE Student members who graduate and are elevated to full IEEE membership, will automatically receive a one-year discount of 50% off of the full higher grade IEEE and Society membership dues rates upon renewal. The offer is available once to IEEE Student members upon their graduation and elevation to full higher IEEE membership. The discount is available to all IEEE Student members graduating with an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

IEEE Student members who previously graduated with a Bachelors degree and received a discount upon their elevation to full IEEE member grade, would not be eligible to receive the 50% discount again if they returned to school and completed an advanced degree program. Renew your membership today!

 

Experience the Power of GOLD!

  • IEEE technology and information
  • Online research & career Resources
  • Online job search
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Peer connection
  • Local social activities
  • Leadership opportunities

Laser and Electro-Optics Society

Topic: TBD
Speaker:
TBD
Date:
TBD
Time:
TBD
Location:
TBD

For information contact Ray Chen raychen@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

 

Power Engineering Society [for more information]

Topic:

Speaker:

 

Additional information see our web site:  http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/    

 

For further information, please contact Susan Thompton or Steve Kanetsky, at 512-326-3380

 

Product Safety Engineering Society

Topic:
Speaker:

Date:
 (NEW: 3th Tuesday of the month)
Time:

Location:

Future meetings Our November / December meetings will be combined into one meeting in early December, date to be announced. 

 

We encourage you, others in your organization, or other interested parties to participate in our meetings every month. The PSES meets at Crossroads Systems, 8300 N. MOPAC in Austin, on the third Tuesday of every month except in November/December. A combined monthly meeting is held in early December to allow members and guests to enjoy the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. For further information about the PSES, please contact Dale Ritzen at (512) 651-5338.

Chapter Chair:  Daniece Carpenter (daniece_carpenter@dell.com). 

To learn more check out: http://www.theinstitute.ieee.org/inst_art.jsp?isno=09031&arnumber=09031_9w.newssociety%C2%A7=5

 

Women in Engineering [for more information]

 

Nov. 9:  Tour of Sematech Clean Room from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

 

Central Texas WIE will be holding a Tour of the Sematech Clean Room facility in Austin.  The tour is open to both IEEE and non-IEEE members and will take place on Tuesday, November 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pmSematech is located at 2706 Montopolis Drive in Austin

 

You are cordially invited to join us for this tour.  Please pass the information on to your CTS Chapter members as well.  There is no cost to take the tour but registration is necessary.   Additional information as well as a map and directions are available on the WIE website at http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/wie/index.htm.

 

 In order to register, please send an e-mail to Anne Rudack at anne.rudack@atdf.com.   Anne will then respond with a short citizenship form that needs to be filled out.

 

Please note that the tour is limited to the first 30 registrants, so do sign up as soon as possible to reserve your place.

 

See WIE website for details and reservation.  http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/wie/.

 

Jan 19 2005: Tour of Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT Pickle campus in Austin on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Joint event between Austin Computer Society, Engineering Management and WIE Chapters

 

IEEE Central Texas Section Student Branches

For information on events, click on the [for more information] links below:


St. Mary's University – San Antonio [for more information]

 

Trinity University – San Antonio

Contact Faculty Advisor:  Farzan Aminian, Email:  farzan@engr.trinity.edu

Branch President: Brandi House, Email:  Brandi.House@Trinity.edu

University of Texas at Austin [for more information]

University of Texas at San Antonio [for more information]

Upcoming Local Conferences

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 World Congress on Microwave and Radio Frequency Applications (#10021) – Austin

November 7-12.  http://www.microwave-rf.org/

 

2004 - First Texas Electric Energy Forum – TxEEF, 11/19/0411/20/04
The inaugural meeting of TxEEF is organized by Texas universities that have an electric power and power electronics (EPPE) program.  The purpose of such an event is to provide and facilitate an independent forum for exchange of ideas and issues surrounding the development of the state’s electricity sector through the year 2030.  The forum is expected to attract representatives from the state and Federal governments, utility companies with Texas service areas, and vendors and consultants with Texas business interests.  Institutions of higher education, as well as other government and private interest groups, are also invited.

THE FORUM WILL ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ISSUES:

*  The goals for future development of the state electricity sector and those goals’ relation to the DOE vision of the National Grid 2030.
*  The human resources, technology developments, and regulatory issues that need to be pursued to accomplish the vision of the Texas Grid 2030.
*  The role of Texas universities with related educational and research programs in achieving the future developments of the state electricity sector.
*  The way state resources can be combined with Federal and private resources to develop both research and development partnerships that will benefit all the stakeholders in the state and beyond.

THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY OUTCOMES OF THE MEETING ARE EXPECTED:
*  Articulated series of research needs and objectives related to the electricity sector in the state and beyond.
*  Preliminary sketch of a possible research roadmap for the development of the state electricity sector.
*  List of future efforts to be undertaken by the Federal and local governments, the private sector, and academia to develop a comprehensive vision for the state.
*  Ideas for future research and develop partnerships leading to a national technology test-bed located in Texas, as well as participation from local universities and ERCOT.

COMMIITTEE MEMBERS:  Mladen Kezunovic, Texas A&M University (Chair); Ross Baldick, The University of Texas at Austin; Paul C.W. Chu, University of Houston; Michael Giesselmann, Texas Tech University; and Wei-jen Lee, The University of Texas at Arlington.
REGISTER - Partnership for Electricity Research

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submit your research to be peer-reviewed and considered for presentation to the worldwide community of scientific scholars and business leaders.

Abstract & Summary Deadline:
November 23, 2004 12:00 p.m. noon EST (17.00 GMT)

Examples of CLEO and QELS 2005 topic categories include:
Medical and Biological Applications
, Laser Applications and Optical Instrumentation, Solid-State Lasers, Nano-Optics, Semiconductor Lasers, Applications of Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics, Optoelectronics and Applications, Nonlinear Optics and More!

Click here for a complete list of topics.

Additional Online Submission Information:

 

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Author Timeline and General Information

 

*

2005 Electronic Submission Requirements

 

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Speaking Opportunities

 

Sponsored by:

Technical Conference: May 22-27, 2005

APS

Exhibit: May 24-26, 2005

IEEE-LEOS

Baltimore Convention Center

OSA

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 

www.cleoconference.org

CLEO®/QELS 2005 is managed by the Optical Society of America
2010
Massachusetts Avenue, NW* Washington, DC 20036-1023, USA
Phone: 202.416.1907 * Fax: 202.416.6140 * E-mail: cstech@osa.org

 

 

2004 International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety Presents a One-day Short Course on December 1, 2004 on Understanding and Applying Human Exposure Safety Levels in Electric and Magnetic Fields (0 to 3 kHz). Based on IEEE Standard C95.6 – 2002:  “Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0 - 3 kHz”, December 1, 2004, Doubletree Hotel, San Antonio Airport, Texas.  (Held in conjunction with the December 2004 IEEE/ICES Meeting, 2-5 December 2004.  For information contact:  Arthur G. Varanelli, Raytheon Company, 47 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453, Tel: 781 642 2410, Fax: 781 642 2422.

   

Invent Austin!  Inventive Thinking
Purpose
For fourteen years, Invent Austin! has been helping students to create and stretch their imaginations. They learn to think outside the box!
Who can be an inventor?
Every time you figure out a new way of doing something or change something to fit your needs you are an inventor! An inventor is someone who thinks of new ideas to make life easier or better through inventions. Students can be inventors too!

Agenda
December 3
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Set Up Travis HS for Invent Austin!
3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Set Up Student Projects
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Media Interviews

December 4
8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Judging
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Public Viewing
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Media Coverage
2:00 p.m. Dismantle Invent Austin!
(Please make arrangements to pick up projects at 2:00 pm.
Projects not picked up by 2:00 p.m. will be discarded.)

Dear Judges, If you would like to contribute to Invent Austin! with donations of judging, money, or service, please contact me by return e-mail. Sincerely, Barbara ten Brink, 512-414-4590

 

2005 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC 2005 (#10091)" – Austin

IEEE Industry Applications Society & Power Electronics Society will sponsor the conference entitled "2005 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC 2005 (#10091)". This conference will be held March 6-10, 2005 in Austin, TX. For further information, please contact: Mr. Jason Lai, +1 540 231 4741, +1 540 231 3362 (Fax), laijs@vt.edu, or Conference Services Dept., at IEEE Operations Center at +1 732 562 3878

 

2006 World Congress on Information Technology Brings Legacy to Texas.  The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2006) accepted the official crystal from WCIT 2004 symbolizing Austin, Texas, as the next official host of the 15th World Congress. The World Congress, which will be held in Texas May 1-5, 2006, will attract an estimated 2,000 global leaders from business, government and education to discuss IT policy, direct the future of technology, and drive social and economic development.

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20040521005032&newsLang=en

 

 

Other Important Events and Notes of Interest

2004 IEEE International GlobeCom (#9126)Dallas.  Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society.  November 29 – December 2004.  For detail and registration see http://www.globecom2004.org/

2005: Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition (OFC) (#10215) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) will take place together on March 6-11, 2005 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California, USA.  Submissions are currently being accepted for the OFC Technical Program. Click here for more information and to submit your paper online. The deadline for the 35-word abstract and 3-page summary is September 14, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. EDT (16:00 GMT).

2005 IEEE REGION 5 Technical, Professional and Student Development Workshop (TPS).  April 7 – 8, 2005, Coors Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado http://r5.ieee-denver.org.  The 2005 Technical, Professional and Student (TPS) Development Workshop will provide a forum for interdisciplinary interaction and exchange on new technologies, new paradigms and ideas, and a program of events that will help in our technical and professional development. TPS will have a balanced program of technical advances, tutorials, and professional development events. On-site meal breaks will provide an opportunity to network with leading engineers, managers, executives, and other professionals.

Technical Track: TPS invites original contributions for the technology tracks in the areas of electrical, electronic, computer, communications, information, control, and bio- engineering.  TPS encourages original, nontraditional, and interdisciplinary research papers.  Two-page abstracts are requested by November 30, 2004, for consideration.  Papers selected for the Technical Program will be published in IEEE Xplore and CD proceedings.  Technical Track: Submit two-page abstracts to:  abstracts@r5.ieee-denver.org

Forward! Track:  Papers that present topics at early stages, such as new thinking and new paradigms, may be accepted for presentation in the Forward! Track.  Papers for the Forward! Track will be selected from those submitted to the technical program; there are no other special submission requirements.  Forward! Track papers will be published in the CD Proceedings.

Practitioner Reports:  Reports describing real world experiences, best practices, problems, and solutions are solicited.  The report must be submitted with a short explanation of why this work is important.  Reports should be submitted to <practitioner_reports@tps.ieee-denver.org> by November 30, 2004.   Practitioner Reports will be published in the CD Proceedings.  Practitioner Reports: Submit reports to:  practitioner_reports@tps.ieee-denver.org

In addition to technical paper sessions, this event will include in-depth tutorials on RF Engineering, Power Engineering, Six Sigma for Competitive Advantage, Intellectual Property, NARTE Certification Preparation, Career Planning and Management, and other topics.

Submissions Due:  November 30, 2004;  Author Notification:    January 22, 2005;  Final Papers Due:       February 28, 2005

Submissions, reviews, and notifications will be electronic.  Please visit the TPS website for instructions: http://r5.ieee-denver.org

Conference Contacts:
Technical Program Chair: Dr. Bill Newhall, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., wnewhall@ball.com
General Chair: Dr. Pankaj Goyal, MicroMega, chair@r5.ieee-denver.org

TPS 2005 (April 7-8, 2005) will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Region 5 Leadership Workshop (April 9-10, 2005).

 

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