IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 54-11

November 2010

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


Published monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 27th day of the previous month. Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org


CONTENTS

1. Section Activities

Chairman's Column

Membership Development

Austin Vice-Chair's Column

San Antonio Vice-Chair's Column

Section & Chapter News

Continuing Education

Student Branches

Calls for Volunteers


2. Chapter Activities

Multiple Chapters

Chapter Meeting Notices

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques

Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits

Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

Computer Society - Austin

Computer Society - San Antonio

Consultants Network

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electron Devices Society

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Graduates of the Last Decade

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Life Members Affinity Group

Power Engineering Society - Austin

Power Engineering Society - San Antonio

Product Safety Engineering Society

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - San Antonio

Technology Management Council - Austin

Technology Management Council - San Antonio

Women in Engineering


3. News & Information

Latest issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer


4. Local Conferences

5. Other Conferences


IEEE EXTERNAL LINKS

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

Call for Papers

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Standards Association

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders


1. Section Activities


Chairman's Column

Congratulations to Kristi Hummel and Robert Flake for starting an new chapter of the Instrumentation and Measurements Society here is the Central Texas Section.  I had a chance to go to their first meeting and conducted the election of Kristi as the chapter chair.  The speaker was  Ahmed Tewfik,the new Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering and the Chairman of the ECE Department at the University of Texas, Austin.  Dr. Tewfik gave a very interesting talk on Proactive Transmit Opportunity Detection in Cognitive Radio Networks.

Tony Ambler has retired as Chairman of the ECE Department, but told me a while ago that he plans to stay in the area.  We look forward to a continuation of the great support Dr. Ambler has given to the IEEE Student branch and branch chapters at the University of Texas. 

The Section officers met last Saturday, and Treasurer Kenny Rice reported that we seem to be on target to underspend the 2010 budget by a few thousand dollars.  This is good because the budget was set to cut into section reserves to allow the services we need to provide our members.  Thanks to all the leaders who helped, either by being frugal or by finding some external sources of funding for some of their activities. 

For chapter leaders, it appears that we will be able to have all the chapter secretaries listed to use the vTools interface for doing meeting reports.  Dina Triyoso, our secretary, is in the course of entering all the current chapter secretaries into the appropriate officer roster. 

This is a reminder that All chapters need to have an election of officers by the end of the year.  Chapter chairs serve for a maximum of two consecutive years.  If you are having trouble with setting up your election, be sure to talk with Vice Chairs Thuy Dao in Austin or Dawn Roberson in San Antonio. 

Tom Grim
Chairman, Central Texas Section
t.grim@ieee.org

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Membership Development

SENIOR MEMBER UPGRADE EVENT - WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2010

“Supersize” your IEEE Membership - Upgrade to Senior Member Grade

If you have a BS degree in engineering and seven or more years of professional experience you are eligible to apply for upgrade to Senior Member Grade.  Complete upgrade information, including requirements can be found at:

www.ieee.org/seniormember

The Central Texas Section (CTS) will be hosting a Senior Member Event Wednesday, November 3rd in South Austin.  Senior members who have been through this process will be at the event providing assistance in reviewing your application to insure a successful review by the IEEE Awards and Advancement (A&A) Committee.  After the event, we will manage that the required references are written by CTS senior members.  Light refreshments will be provided.

It’s not too late RSVP! Send me a note to let me know you are coming. I will respond with detailed instructions.

Did you know about IEEE – Continuing Education – Career Enhancement

IEEE offers a wide range of learning, career enhancement, and employment opportunities within the engineering sciences, research, and other technology areas.

IEEE career enhancement programs offer various online and in class certification and professional development opportunities. These programs cater to various career stage requirements ranging from pre-college to retirement by offering education, networking and employment resources.

Find our more at:  http://www.ieee.org/education_careers/index.html

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-522-3729

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Section & Chapter News

Central Texas Future City Competition
The Central Texas Future City Competition will be held on January 15, 2011 on the campus of Texas State University.  We are in need of mentors and judges.  Mentors will be assigned a specific team to work with for the entire time.  Judging can be done remotely - we provide the SimCity software and the metrics to judge the city, or if writing is more your thing, you can judge the essay from the comfort of wherever you may be.  We also need judges the day of the competition for the model of the City and the presentations.

Contact Andrew Hunt (ACHunt@lan-lan-inc.com) for mentoring options - there are teams needing mentoring in Austin! or Dean Schneider (d-schneider@tamu.edu) for judging.

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Continuing Education

Nothing this month

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Student Branches

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)
Faculty Adviser: Djaffer Ibaroudene, email: dibaroudene@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Ug Igboanugo, email: uigboanugo@mail.stmarytx.edu


Texas State University - San Marcos (new branch, 2009)
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@TXState.edu
Branch President: Eduardo Gonzalez, email: eg1196@txstate.edu


Trinity University - San Antonio (http://www.engr.trinity.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: Farzan.Aminian@Trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Paurakh Rajbhandary, email: paurakh.rajbhandary@trinity.edu


University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Erik Eyberg, email: chair@ieee.ece.utexas.edu


University of Texas at San Antonio (http://www.utsaieee.org/)
Faculty Adviser: Yufang Jin, email: Yufang.Jin@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Kevin Messenhimer, email: kmessen@gmail.com


Student Member News


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Calls for Volunteers

Help needed!!   Are you looking for a great opportunity to give back to the profession?   Are you ready to help out our membership by leading one of our section activities?    Tom Grim, our chairman, needs you to raise your hand and help us out in one of the following activities:

a.  Section Leader, Education Activities.
Fosters continuing education, professional development and training opportunities for IEEE members in CTS.  Responsibilities include providing guidance and assistance to Section entities in organizing short courses and publicizing educational opportunities available from the Institute; promoting educational activities at the member level and communicate to the Section the educational concerns of the membership; and providing the Section membership with current information regarding continuing education and professional development opportunities.


b.  Section Leader, PACE.    

PACE (Professional Activities Committees for Engineers) is a grassroots network of IEEE volunteers and committees organized at the section and chapter level in the United States with support from their respective regions and IEEE. The goal of the PACE Network is to promote the professional interests of IEEE's members as well as provide a mechanism for communication of members' views on their professional needs.  IEEE's success is attributed largely in part to all the hard work out forth by volunteers from the PACE Network.


If you're ready to step up and be part of the great Central Texas Section leadership team, just send a note to Tom Grim at t.grim@ieee.org.

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2. Chapter Activities


Multiple Chapter Events

None planned for this month

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Chapter Meeting Notices

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ap_mtt/


Topic/Title

No meeting planned at this time

Speaker


Abstract

Date/Time

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Topic/Title

Instrumenting a Wind Turbine Power Train Model

Speaker

 Jules Campbell, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract

Many wind turbine designs employ induction machines, operating as fixed speed, squirrel cage generators, or as variable speed, wide slip generator or double fed induction generator (DFIG). In order to demonstrate and evaluate the characteristics of each design, an electro-mechanical model of a wind turbine power train was constructed at approximately 1/1000th the power level of a utility-scale wind turbine. The power train model includes a prime mover and reducing gearbox, to simulate the low speed, rotor torque, an increasing gearbox, and a Wound Rotor Machine (WRM) as the generator.

Date/Time

November 15th - Reception: 6-6:15pm, Presentation: 6:15-7:30pm

Cost

None

Reservations

RSVP: http://ieeectxinstmsmtnov2010.eventbrite.com/

Location

National Instruments, Building C Room 1S13 - 11500 N Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX 78759 

Notes

First meeting of new Chapter


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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ssc_css/

Topic/Title

No meetings planned at this time

Speaker




Abstract


Date/Time


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Reservations


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The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact renhaoxing@ieee.org or zhuoli@ieee.org

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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

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Computer Society - Austin
http://www.austin-cs.org/

Topic/title

No meeting scheduled at this time

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Computer Society - San Antonio
http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/

Topic/Title

Are You Ready?

Speaker

David T. Gallant, President of Gallant Computer Investigative Services, LLC

David Gallant is a retired Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agent.   The last five years of his career, he specialized in computer crime investigations.  He retired in 2001 and went to work for e-fense, a leader in computer forensics, incident response training, and the creators of Helix, a popular incident response suite of tools.  In February 2009, he started Gallant Computer Investigative Services, LLC, and provides incident response training, computer forensics services, computer forensics training, and expert witness services in South Texas and nationwide.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, an AccessData Certified Instructor and Examiner, a member of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee, and is a contract instructor for AccessData Corp and New Horizons Computer Learning Center.

Abstract Security breaches are inevitable.  Most system administrators vigorously pursue suspected breaches without first preserving volatile evidence.  This lecture will discuss a prioritized response to ALL computer security incidents to avoid tainting evidence when "The Big One" actually happens.
Date/Time

Thursday November 18, 2010

Location

Trinity University

Cost

None

Reservations

None required

Notes See http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org for directions and parking information. This meeting is open to the public.

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn

Topic/Title Technical Trends in Telecom/Datacom Drive New Wave of Architectural Design and New Market Opportunities
Speaker Fawzi Behmann, Founder of TelNet Management
Speaker Bio Fawzi Behmann has over 30 years experience in telecommunications and data communications.  His roles have included product management, marketing leadership, program management, and software development.  Currently an independent consultant, his TelNet Management company offers proactive services to help business entities advance to the next level, capitalizing on the most advanced techniques and tools.  Key areas of focus include streamlining the governance model to increase business results, and technical and business initiatives fostering collaborative innovation.  Prior to TelNet Management, Fawzi was the Director of Strategic Marketing with Motorola/Freescale and he was also the chair of the marketing committee of Power.org advancing Power Architecture technology and ecosystems.  Previously, he was senior product manager at Nortel Networks.  He has also been a  project leader and program director at a global service provider, leading software development for a system based on computer networks for real-time monitoring and control for telecom traffic and services. He participated in the development of ITU M.3000 standards for Telecom Management  Networks, has written and published several white papers, and was presenter or keynote speaker at several conferences.  Fawzi holds a B.SC, Master in Computer Science, and Executive MBA.    
Abstract

The presentation provides a macro view of technological trends supported by examples and market data and will discuss impact on semiconductor SoC architectural design.  Will also provide examples covering value chain from semiconductor to service providers for some vertical markets.  Some of the topics that will be addressed include:  trends in computing, mobility, internet, video / multimedia, storage, semiconductor process technology, processor overview, SoC design, multicore, virtualization, power management, market share, and application examples such as LTE.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of Telecom/Datacom trends and the identification of emerging market opportunities. 

Date

Wednesday, November 17, 2010,  Networking at 6:00 pm, Business and Program from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

China Star Restaurant, 6134 Hwy 290 E, Austin TX. Westbound access road of 290E, just east of IH 35

Cost

$5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. Supper is at optional extra cost.

Reservations

Not required. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Notes

For more information, contact Ed Gordon, ebg@ieee.org, or Kai Wong, kaiwong@ieee.org

Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks: http://www.ieeeusa.org/business/whatis.asp

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/ctx-emcs/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

Topic/title

The Science of Lightning

Speaker

Mike Noth            LCRA

Michael (Mike) E. Noth, P.E., is the Senior Electrical Engineer in the Facilities Department of Samsung. He has over 25 years experience in the Power Electrical Industry. He received his BSEE from the University of Texas in Arlington and holds PE licenses in the states of Texas and Oregon. Mike is an active member of the Power and Energy Society of IEEE.

Abstract

The force of nature that illuminates the sky and thunders through the air is not completely understood, but we do know much about certain types of lightning. This presentation will show you how and why certain types of lightning develop from a scientific and engineering point of view.

Date/time

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

6:30pm - Social/food
7:00pm - Chapter Meeting
7:20pm - Technical Presentation
8:20pm - Wrap-up
8:30pm - Meeting ends

Location

National Instruments

Cost

Reservations

none

Notes

Food and refreshments are provided. See the EMC Society Chapter web site at http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/emcs/chapters/centraltexas/index.html for more information and directions. This meeting is open to the public.

For meeting information, contact Ross Carlton at ross.carlton@ieee.org or 512-683-6392

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Electron Devices Society
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/eds/

Topic/Title

No meeting scheduled at this time

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Abstract


Date/Time


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Engineering in Medicine and Biology
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/embs/index.html

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at this time
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Engineering Management
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ems

The Engineering Management Society has become the Technology Management Council. Information about meetings can be found in the sections for Technology Management Council - Austin and Technology Management Council - San Antonio

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Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at this time
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Abstract
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Notes

For more Information contact Jeffrey Langston (axu913@my.utsa.edu). 

More information on GOLD: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/gold/index.html

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Laser and Electro Optics Society

No meeting scheduled at this time.

For more information, contact Ray Chen

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group - San Antonio

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at this time
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More information on LM: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/life_members/index.html

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Power and Energy Society - Austin
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

Topic/Title

“CMC Steel - Tour”, Seguin, Texas

Speaker
Abstract


Date/Time

November (date not specified)
Saturday Tour
10:00-Noon

Location
Cost
Reservations

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. To reply or for further information, please contact Kevin Ewing via email at kewing@shermco.com.

Notes

Check the web site for further information, or contact Kevin Ewing

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Power and Energy Society - San Antonio
http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

Topic/Title

Power Quality

Speaker

Curtis Cryer, CPS Energy

Abstract

TBD

Date/Time Thursday November 18, 2010
Location

Grady's BBQ, 6510 San Pedro, San Antonio (210-806-8036)

Cost

$10 members, $15 non-members, Free for students

The price includes drink (iced tea or water), tip and tax. Barbeque meal includes brisket, beans and potato salad.

Reservations

RSVP to Christina Gaydos via e-mail at chris@grubbengineering.com or via phone at (210) 658-7250.

Notes

For more information please go to our web site at http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

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Product Safety Engineering Society
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses/

Topic/Title

No Meeting this Month - Product Safety Symposium in Boston

Speaker
Abstract

Date/Time

Next meeting planned for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cost


Reservations


Location


Notes


We encourage you, others in your organization, or other interested parties to participate in our meetings. The PSES meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, with the program starting at 7:00pm. For further information about the PSES, please contact Dale Ritzen at (512) 651-5338.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin
http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org/

Topic/Title

MIMO: The Final Frontier in Wireless Communications(?)

Speaker

Prof. Angel Lozano, Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
Angel Lozano is a Professor of Information and Communication Technologies at UPF (Pompeu Fabra University) in Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches and conducts research on wireless communications as head of the WiCom (Wireless Communications) Group. He worked at Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies, now Alcatel-Lucent) in Holmdel, NJ from 1999 until 2008, where he was a member of the Wireless Communications Research Department. Between 2005 and 2008 he was also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, NY.

Abstract

Motivated by fundamental information-theoretical results, MIMO (multiple input multiple output) communication emerged with force in the late 1990s and, in record time, made its way into a central feature of commercial wireless systems. We will –briefly– review how MIMO has grown and developed, and assess its current standing. Then, we will examine the challenges faced by wireless systems today and, in particular, by macro-cellular systems: the foundation of the wireless revolution. We will see how MIMO principles are being applied to tackle those challenges, and discuss various competing approaches. Finally, we will speculate on what the future might hold for macro-cellular systems, and on their potential roles in the complex wireless communications landscape that is shaping up.

Date/Time

Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 6:00-7:30 pm

Location

AT&T Labs - 9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

Cost

Admission is Free

Reservations

http://mimo-wireless.eventbrite.com

Notes

Check our website http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org for details.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - San Antonio
http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org/

Topic/Title

No meeting scheduled at this time

Speaker


Abstract


Date/Time


Location


Cost


Reservations

Please RSVP to Brian Kelley at dr.brian.kelley@gmail.com.

Notes

Check our website http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org for details.

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Technology Management Council - Austin
http://www.austin-tmc.org/

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at this time
Speaker
Date/Time
Location
Cost
Registration
Notes

Contact Doug Russell for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Technology Management Council - San Antonio

http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/CH05214
Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at this time
Speaker
Abstract
Date/Time
Location
Cost
Registration
Notes

Contact Roxanne Constable (constabler@sbcglobal.net) for information about the San Antonio TMC.

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

More information on WIE: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/women/women_about.html

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Non-IEEE Meetings of interest suggested by the membership

November 4, 2010: Entrepreneurs Series
Please join us on November 4th for this new networking series to bring together technology entrepreneurs, start-ups, Venture Capital firms, academics and leaders from IBM, Austin Chamber of Commerce, City of Austin and companies from the local community. The series is scheduled to run through 2011, featuring different entrepreneurial luminaries and topics at each meeting as we look to enhance our base of innovative companies throughout Central Texas.
Highlights:

• Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell kicks off inaugural session, lending his support for entrepreneurial job creation
• Luminary speaker: John Cohn - IBM Fellow, Tech wizard, mad scientist, senior boy scout and member of the Discovery Channel’s “The Colony” (Season 1)
• Discover unique resources to help entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business
• Enter a drawing for a chance to present at the next Series forum
November 4, 2010 5:30pm to 7:30pm
IBM Austin Executive Briefing Center 11501 Burnet Road, Building 904 Austin, TX    78758 iic_austin@us.ibm.com
Register:
http://tinyurl.com/IBM-Austin-Innovators


November 11, 2010: A-SPIN
Title:
Risk-based Testing: What it is and How You Can Benefit
Speaker: 
Rex Black, President of RBCS
Abstract:
Over the last fifteen years, leading professionals working in software and system testing have learned how to apply the powerful techniques of risk analysis and risk management to their projects. Rex Black’s pioneering Managing the Testing Process was both the first test management book and the first to discuss risk-based testing.  In this presentation, Rex will explain:

The benefits of risk-based testing.
Why adding risk analysis to the test team’s responsibilities actually reduces their workload.
The importance of stakeholder participation.
Common mistakes that can occur in risk-based testing.
Rex will illustrate these points, not through hypothetical discussion, but by examining a case study where RBCS helped a client launch risk-based testing. You will learn how to analyze risks to quality, and use that analysis to be a smarter test professional.
Meeting Agenda:
6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering
7:00 p.m. Call to Order, Announcements
7:15 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A
8:45 p.m. Door Prize, Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn 
Meeting Location (Microsoft recently moved to this new location):
Microsoft Technology Center: Austin
Quarry Oaks Atrium
Bldg. 2 - 2nd Fl.
10900 S. Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, TX  78759

November 13-14: Central Texas FIRST LEGO League needs volunteers for youth robotics tournaments. 

What: 2010-11 Central Texas FIRST® LEGO® League Qualifying Tournaments
Where: Dailey Middle School & LBJ, Westlake and Westwood High Schools
For more info: www.centraltexasfll.org | 512.323.6773 x 115

November 16: Texas Wireless Summit Provides Open Door to the Core of Wireless Innovation
The Austin Technology Incubator, a not-for-profit commercialization unit of the University of Texas, is partnering with UT's Wireless Networking and Communications Group to host the eighth annual Texas Wireless Summit http://twsummit.com/, November 16 at the AT&T Conference Center.
 
The Summit will highlight technologies emerging from industry players, startups and research groups at the core of the wireless industry's continued innovation explosion. Keynotes, panels and presenting companies will drive the day's discussion

November 22: Major Global Innovation & IP Leaders Coming to Austin
The Austin Chamber of Commerce will host the Texas Global Intellectual Property Leadership Summit on November 22, 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Austin Hotel. Top leaders, who represent the recent wave of new leadership at key global IP agencies which are revolutionizing the marketplace of ideas, will share their expertise and thoughts. The Summit will feature the top Intellectual Property leader in the nation, David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and global visionaries at the helm of the World IP Organization (WIPO) and the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).

To learn more about the IP Summit agenda and registration information, visit www.austinchamber.com/IPsummit2010.html.

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3. News & Information

October issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer includes these features:

  • Feature Stories: 
    • Entrepreneurs & Government Seek Technologies to Strengthen Homeland Security
    •  IEEE-USA Energy Fly-Ins Help Lawmakers Understand Energy Policy from an Engineering Perspective
    • 2010 Legislative Wrap-Up
    • Diary of a Mass Media Fellow: Computer Scientist in a Newsroom
  • Eye on Washington: IEEE-USA Activities on and around the Hill
  • Students' Voice: Engineers as Responsible Digital Citizens
  • Spotlight: Sandra (Candy) L. Robinson, IEEE-USA Region 5 Director
  • E-Book: More on Engineers Can Write!


Read more.

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4. Local IEEE Conferences

  • November 2-4, 2010: 2010 IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) at Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center. For more information see http://www.itctestweek.org/.

  • February 12-16, 210: 2011 IEEE 17th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), Rivercenter Marriott Hotel, San Antonio, TX.  Further information can be found here.
  • February 22-24, 2010: 2011 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), Hyatt Regency San Antonio, TX.  Further information can be found here.  
  • March 3-6, 2011: 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, "Engineering in Motion: Engineering Policy & Technology in Transportation & Energy," Austin, TX, Renaissance Austin Hotel.  Further information can be found here.

5. Other Conferences & Workshops

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