IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 57-06

June 2013

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

Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.

Published monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 26th day of the previous month. Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org


CONTENTS


General Interest

Chairman's Column

Membership Development

News of Interest to the Section

Continuing Education

Student Branches

Calls for Volunteers


Local Chapter Activities

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques

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

Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Life Members Affinity Group

Joint Power and Energy, Power Electronics, Industrial Electronics, and Industrial Applications Societies - Austin

Power Engineering Society - San Antonio

Product Safety Engineering Society

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio

Systems, Man and Cybernetics

Technology Management Council - Austin

Technology Management Council - San Antonio

Women in Engineering


Conferences, Events and Other Meetings

Local IEEE Conferences, Events and Workshops

Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership



Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

Career

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

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

IEEE Regional News

IEEE Member Newsletter http://theinstitute.ieee.org


CORRECTION TO LINK IN MAY ANALOG: The Chapter Elections process is specified in the MGA Operations Manual, section 9.6.F Chapter Election Process ( it can be found at http://www.ieee.org/documents/section_09_feb_2013.pdf ).

General Interest


Chairman's Column

I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend. With the time for vacations approaching, the CTS activity level will be somewhat reduced over the coming summer months, but there are still many quality events planned by several Chapters.

Congratulations to the Central Texas Section San Antonio Life Members Affinity Chapter for being selected as a 2013 Outstanding Life Members Affinity Group.

Kenny Rice
Chairman, Central Texas Section
krice@ieee.org

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Membership Development

Membership only E-learning tutorials

The IEEE a vigorous E-learning program.  In addition to the many tutorials provided at nominal fee, the following are but a few provided at no charge to IEEE members:
  • Village Energy: Understanding Rural Energy Needs
  • Product Development for the other 90%: Lessons Learned
  • IPR Copyrights Tutorial
  • IPR Patents Tutorial
  • IPR Plagiarism Tutorial
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Watch your inbox for an IEEE Email with details or visit the IEEE Member eLearning website.

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Did you know about IEEE - IEEE Jobsite

IEEE maintains a Jobsite to assist engineers in finding jobs, seeing what is available, and determining benefit and salary comparisons.  The site is open to the public but many of the extended capabilities are available through your IEEE Web Account.  See http://careers.ieee.org/
  • The upgraded Jobsite contains:
  • Schedules of virtual and physical carrier fairs from major employers
  • Webinars on using IEEE job seeker tools and other topics
  • Articles on the latest employment trends
  • IEEE Job Search Widget
  • Rated as one of top 100 job website
Log on and check it out!

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

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News of Interest to the Section

Houston Tops List Of Top Engineering Job Markets
Houston has ranked number one for engineering jobs, in a report from job listings site Monster.com which was published in late May, with both Dallas and Austin also seeing a high ranking. According to Monster, the online job board service, it ranked the top engineering job opportunities by location, and found that Houston had the highest volume of engineering jobs listed nationally in the past 120 days. Houston even beat out San Jose, California, for the number of opportunities. Both Dallas and Austin also ranked highly, with Dallas listed at number seven in the nation, and Austin at number ten in terms of ranking.

IEEE-USA June E-Book
In June, IEEE-USA E-Books will offer “The Best of Today’s Engineer: On Career Transitions.” This collection of stories can help you handle almost any situation you might face in your career, whether you're changing projects, employers or career paths.

Articles include, among others, “Handling Downsizing; Conquering Change”; “Kick your Career Up a Notch – Become a Licensed P.E.”; “In My View: The Realities of Age Discrimination”; “Finding a Job in an Unstable Economy: Coping with Fears”; and “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Making the Career – Enhancing Transition.”

Congratulations to new Senior Members
The last A&A Review Panel meeting was held on 27 April 2013 in Raleigh, NC.  At that meeting Jefferson Xu and Ali Ender Yilmaz were elevated to Senior Member. 

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Continuing Education


06 June 2013 | 2-3 PM Incubation and Community Development/Job Creation
This webinar is for high-tech entrepreneurs seeking to access capital markets and achieve success in collaboration with community development organizations.

20 June 2013 | 2-3 PM Seven Ways to Build Your Necessary, Notable, Networking Skills
Learn about a networking skills program that will help you get others to appreciate your value and expertise, and to think of you for career opportunities, and introduce you to potential clients.

27 June 2013 | 1-2 PM IEEE-USA Legislative Update
Stay up to date on recent developments in Washington that affect IEEE members. IEEE-USA's Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities will brief you on what Congress is doing for, and to, our profession.

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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: Jordan Dean, email: jdean5@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos (new branch, 2009)
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@TXState.edu
Branch Chair: Adrian Fabian, email: af1362@txstate.edu

Trinity University - San Antonio (http://www.engr.trinity.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: Farzan.Aminian@Trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Mohsin Rahim, email: mrahim@trinity.edu

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

University of Texas at San Antonio (http://www.utsaieee.org/)
Faculty Adviser: Shuo Wang, email: Shuo.Wang@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Michael Starkweather, email: michael.starkweather@ieee.org

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Calls for Volunteers

None at this time

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Local Chapter Activities

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


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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ceda


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The CEDA chapter normally meet on the 3rd Thursday 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 zhuoli@ieee.org.

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits (CASS/SSCS)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cas_ssc/


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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. IIf you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact zhuoli@ieee.org.
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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

Topic/Title

Plasmonics and Metamaterials to Control and Manipulate Waves

Speaker

Andrea Alů
Andrea Alů is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the Laurea, MS and PhD degrees from the University of Roma Tre,  Roma, Italy, respectively in 2001, 2003 and 2007. His research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetic theory and applications, nanooptics and photonics, acoustic and quantum metamaterials. Over the last few years, he has received several research awards, including the OSA Adolph Lomb medal (2013), the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011), the SPIE Early Career Investigator Award (2012), an NSF CAREER award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010) and the DTRA Young Investigator Award (2011).

Abstract

In this talk, I will discuss our recent progress and research activity in the field of metamaterials, nanoantennas and plasmonics, covering a wide range of topics, from theoretical approaches to model the anomalous wave propagation and interaction with metamaterials, to various applications at microwaves, THz and optical frequencies, including enhanced nonlinearities, artificial optical magnetism, graphene‐based devices, sensing, radiation patterning, energy funneling and harvesting. I will discuss our most recent experimental results involving lithographically printed and AFM assembled metamaterial nanostructures, including the concept of magnetic‐based Fano resonances in nanoclusters and enhanced artificial magnetism and chirality in properly tailored nanostructured metamaterials. I will also discuss our recent advances in the area of metamaterial cloaking and invisibility, including the first experimental realizations of metamaterial and metasurface cloaks for 3D free‐standing objects and our theoretical results on the general limitations of cloaking using passive materials. Physical insights into all these exotic phenomena will be discussed during the talk.

Date/Time

June 20th, 2013.  Social 6-6:30, Presentation: 6:30-7:30

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Freescale, Building B
7700 Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78729

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

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

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

Topic/Title It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World of Mobile Marketing
Speaker C. K. Kumar
Speaker Bio C. K. Kumar is a consummate Marketing and Strategy professional who has spent the past 16 years in several technology and marketing roles in start-ups and large companies including AMD and Synopsys.  His diverse work experience includes engineering roles in semiconductor and marketing / strategy roles in technology.  He is currently helping a couple of local startups on their marketing and business strategies.  He has an MS in Computer Engineering from  UT / University of Toledo and an MBA from Stern School of Business at NYU.
Abstract NEWS FLASH !!  Mobile Marketing is taking over the world of Marketing.  This interactive, case-driven session, is an attempt to understand what factors make mobile marketing so special, and whether / how it is different from traditional marketing.  Considering that everyone is now a mobile marketer, what does it really mean to have a successful "Mobile Marketing Campaign"?  What are the hidden challenges and naked opportunities?  And how can one drive additional business or improve profitability using the right Mobile Marketing techniques.  Get to this session to find out whether this mad, muddled world of Mobile Marketing is indeed the solution to effective marketing or just Snake Oil.
Date Wednesday,  June 26, 2013
Networking at 6:00 pm;  Business and Program from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location PoK-e-Jo’s,  2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village,  Austin  TX  78727
Cost $5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant.   Supper is at optional extra cost.
Reservations Not required.  All interested parties are invited to attend.
For more information, go to:  http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn/
Notes

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/

Topic/title

TBD

Speaker

Rich Worley

Abstract


Date/time

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Location

TBD

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Reservations

Please contact Dale Ritzen (512) 651-5338 for further meeting information.

Notes

This is a joint meeting with the Product Safety Engineering Society

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

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

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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

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

GOLD Launches Mentoring Connection Webinar
Are you interested in becoming a mentor or finding a mentor to help with  your professional development? If the answer is yes, check out a free new IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) webinar aimed at
helping mentors and mentees connect with each other. Learn more at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/17953/32170

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M)

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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 Bioeffects Research for USAF
Speaker Garrett Polhamus, PhD, PE
Abstract
Date/Time June 13, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
842 NW Loop 410 (at Blanco Road)
Cost
Reservations Tom O'Brien, Life Members (SA) Chair, 210 481 3443 or t.p.obrien@ieee.org
To Register, https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/18377
Notes



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 (PES/PELS/IAS/IES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

Topic/Title Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Speaker Satish Ravindran, Houston Advance Research Center
Satish Ravindran is a Research Associate at Houston Advanced Research Center. He works primarily on Combined Heat and Power projects and provides technical support to the Gulf Coast Clean Energy Application Center. He conducts feasibility studies and analysis related to CHP, district heating and waste heat recovery. Satish graduated with his Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M in 2009. He has over three and half years’ experience in the field of energy efficiency and HVAC at Nexant Inc. His areas of expertise include Retro-commissioning and energy auditing of facility systems and performing engineering and energy analysis calculations. Satish has good experience in working as a project engineer for various utility programs in Texas. He has worked on CenterPoint Energy’s Retro-Commissioning program and was involved in program design and development. He is a licensed EIT engineer in Texas.
Abstract The presentation will address Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology and its implementation, project development, the current market in Texas and US, future outlook and potential, and the regulatory policy environment.
Date/Time Tuesday, May 28, 2013
·         6:00 to 6:30 PM Social
·         6:30 to 7:00 PM Dinner
·         7:00 to 7:30 PM Business Meeting
·         7:30 to 8:30 PM Program
·         9:00 PM room closes for the benefit of long distance drivers and early risers
Location See the map linked from our website: http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/ .
From I–35: Exit at Oltorf and drive west. At S. Congress, turn left (south). El Gallo is about 500 feet past the next traffic light (Cumberland), on the right (west) side of Congress, directly across from the entrance to St. Edward’s University.
From Ben White Blvd. (US290/SH71): Exit at S. Congress Avenue and drive north. El Gallo is about 600 feet past the next traffic light (Woodward), on the left (west) side of Congress directly across from the entrance to St. Edward’s University.
Cost Members and accompanying spouses: $11 to $17 for dinners ($2 non-meal participants)
·         Visitors (non-IEEE members): $14 to $20 for dinners ($5 non-meal participants)
·         IEEE Student Members: FREE or $3 for select dinners (no charge for non-meal participants)
·         Student Visitors (non-IEEE members): $3 to $6 for dinners (no charge for non-meal participants)
·         All: $2 for non-alcoholic beverages (A bar is available for those who care to purchase a beer or other alcoholic beverage)
Reservations If you plan on attending, please RSVP by sending an e-mail to ieee.pi2.austin@zxtech.net.
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Power and Energy Society - San Antonio
http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

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

Topic/Title TBD
Speaker Rich Worley
Abstract
Date/Time Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost
Reservations Please contact Dale Ritzen (512) 651-5338 for further meeting information.
Location TBD
Notes This is a joint meeting with the EMC Society

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://sites.ieee.org/ct-comsp/



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Joint Communications and Signal Processing Society - San Antonio (Com/SP)
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/satx

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Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society

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For further information, contact David Akopian david.akopian@utsa.edu

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

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Technology Management Council - San Antonio (TMC)

http://webinabox.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/CH05214
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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

Topic/Title No meeting scheduled at thist time
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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Conferences, Other Meetings and Events

Local IEEE Conferences, Events or Workshops

  • June 2, 2013:2013 ACM/IEEE International Workshop on System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP)
    Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin
    Austin, TX, USA
    http://www.sliponline.org/

    You can find the program at the following link:

    http://www.sliponline.org/slip13_program_v3.pdf

    The general technical scope of the workshop is the design, analysis, prediction, and optimization of interconnect and communication fabrics in electronic systems. The special focus topic is optical interconnects.

    In order to take advantage of the extended early registration deadline which is this coming Wednesday, please take a moment to register for the workshop using the instructions here:
    http://www.sliponline.org/registration13.html

  • June 2-3, 2013: 9th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics System Education (MSE) to be held on June 2 -3 2013 in Austin Texas.

    MSE is the premier conference dedicated to furthering undergraduate and graduate education in designing and building innovative microelectronic systems. MSE is co-located with Design Automation Conference (DAC) providing the participant a unique opportunity to attend both conferences.

    Topics of Interest
    The MSE conference provides an excellent opportunity for educators and industry to work together to ensure continued excellence in the field of microelectronic systems.  Of particular interest is incorporation of emerging trends in the microelectronic system industry and research into the classroom.
    Papers are invited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

    Pedagogical innovations using a wide range of technologies, including nanometer-scale integrated circuits, low-power design, nanotechnology, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), multicore/many-core processors, graphics processing units (GPUs), sensor networks, and embedded systems. Educational techniques including novel curricula and laboratories, assessment methods, distance learning, textbooks, and design projects. Industry and academic collaborative programs and teaching. Preparing students for industry, entrepreneurship, academics, and/or research.

    Submission
    Papers submitted to MSE 2013 should not exceed four (4) pages in length. Submissions must comply with IEEE Computer Society formatting requirements.  Submissions in PDF or postscript format may be submitted on-line at http://www.mseconference.org.  Submissions will be judged on originality, appropriateness, technical strength, assessment, and other relevant criteria.
    Important Dates
    Submission of papers:                   January 15, 2013
    Notification of acceptance              March 15, 2013
    Submission of final papers              April 8, 2013

  • June 2-6, 2013: DAC- Device Automation Conference
    For those of you who have not heard the 50th IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference will take place in Austin, Texas in June 2-6, 2013. The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is the leading technical conference and tradeshow on electronic design, design automation, embedded systems and software . It is where IC Design and the EDA ecosystem learns, networks, and conducts business. DAC 50 will take place at the Austin Convention Center celebrating 50 years of innovation and research. It's the first time DAC will be in Austin. The conference is typically held in California. This is a wonderful opportunity for both the conference and the design communities in Texas.

    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is celebrating 50 years as the leading technical conference and tradeshow on electronic design, design automation, embedded systems and software.  This year DAC is offering FREE limited registration to everyone who registers before May 17th. Go to the I LOVE DAC campaign to register. See below for more details on I LOVE DAC.
    DAC is usually held in California, so we are excited to have this event local to Austin this year.  It is also the 50th anniversary of the conference that has played a central role in the EDA industry. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about what is new and exciting in the electronic design automation universe.  It's also an opportunity to see your peers discussing some of their innovations in this industry.
    Conference details can be found at: http://www.dac.com/dac+2013.aspx with many direct links to the programs/sessions listed below
    We look forward to seeing you at DAC! 

    There are two ways to attend the 50th Design Automation Conference in Austin, Texas, June 3-5, 2013.
     
    1. Full Conference Registration: this badge includes ALL that DAC has to offer Monday thru Friday:
     
    5 Keynote Addresses from National Instruments, Samsung, Freescale, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm
     
    Technical Sessions
    34 technical paper sessions, 20 sessions focused on EDA, 10 on embedded systems and four specific to system-level design
     
    12 Special Sessions
    In parallel to the technical sessions, 12 special sessions dive into technical depth on specific topics, such as: designing with IP, FPGAs as accelerators, the roadmap to the 6nm node, 3-D, low-power, medical device security, synthesis and modeling of biological systems.
     
    10 Technical panels
    Industry experts will share the challenges and engage participants on the role of design automation covered in the 10 technical panels
              
    6 SkyTalks ** New to DAC
    There are two SKY talks each afternoon. Six prominent speakers from the following companies and universities will be presenting SKY Talks: IBM, NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, DARPA, D.E. Shaw Research and Stanford University.
    Designer Track - 56 presentations in 12 sessions and 100+ posters in two sessions.
    Including: Designed in Texas, This program will consist of 30-minute invited talks across two days of the conference. Designed in Texas talks will feature senior technical leads and managers presenting design experiences and results. This will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Texas design community to interact with each other and the DAC community.
     
    Networking receptions & Events - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, including Monday night's 50th DAC celebration at Austin City Limits.
     
    In addition to the full technical program, a full conference registration grants you access to the exhibit floor including:
     
    175+ exhibitors showcasing their technology and services
    15 Pavilion Panels
     
     
    2.  I LOVE DAC - Exhibits Badge; valid Monday - Wednesday only. This badge is free for those who register through the I LOVE DAC campaign before May 17. I LOVE DAC registration page: http://www.dac.com/registration+i+love+dac.aspx
     
    Includes:
     
    Access to the exhibit floor with 175+ exhibitors showcasing their technology and services
     
    5 Keynote Addresses from National Instruments, Samsung, Freescale, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm
     
    15 Pavilion Panels
    The Pavilion will host a lineup of 15 exciting, educational and entertaining panels
     
    Designer Track - 56 presentations in 12 sessions and 100+ posters in two sessions.
    Including: Designed in Texas, This program will consist of 30-minute invited talks across two days of the conference. Designed in Texas talks will feature senior technical leads and managers presenting design experiences and results. This will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Texas design community to interact with each other and the DAC community.
     
    Networking receptions & Events - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening, including Monday night's 50th DAC celebration at Austin City Limits.
     
    New to the Exhibit Floor for DAC 50:
    DAC, being an institution that made a global impact over the past 50 years, will be hosting a special Global Forum exhibit where invited countries will be represented in an interactive exhibition to show relevant electronic design activities in their corresponding countries. Representatives will include academia, industry and government bodies.

  • June 7-8, 2013: IWLS 2013
    22nd  International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis
    Austin, TX
    http://www.iwls.org/

  • October 7-9, 2013: 2013 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE)
    Westin at the Domain
    Austin, TX, USA
    Registration for ISPCE 2013 - IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering opens June 1, 2013!
    Advance Registration reduced rates are available until July 19. Register now while they are available. Register online by clicking on the registration tab on the ISPCE website.
    Advance Registration closes at midnight, July 19, 2013.
    http://www.psessymposium.org/

  • October 20-23, 2013: 9th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom).
    This conference will be held in Austin

  • December 3-5, 2013: 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP)
    Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin
    Austin, TX, USA
    http://www.ieeeglobalsip.org/

  • December 8-12, 2014: Globecom2014
    IEEE International Globecom Conference is coming to Austin in December 8-12, 2014. Plan is underway targeting 2,000 in attendance to be enriched with technical, Industry and social programs.

    The technical program will provide a high quality and comprehensive

    Coverage of the state-of-the-art research in all areas of communications. The program features will include tutorials, workshops and symposiums presented by leading researchers and experienced academics in more than a dozen parallel technical tracks.

    The Industrial Forum and Exhibition (IF&E) events will provide a comprehensive program tailored to the telecommunication practitioner’s fields of interest, to include current technologies, major implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models and engineering methods. Sessions will include keynotes, tutorials, exhibits and presentations by experienced industry engineers and managers.

    An outstanding social program is being planned for you and your family’s enjoyment. We will have pre-conference tours, a Texas style Welcoming Reception, an active Guest’s Hospitality Suite, a uniquely structured Banquet with outstanding local talent plus post-conference tours and events. We want to make this one event for the memories that you and your family will remember for many years to come.

    If you are interesting to

    -        volunteer and help in any of the above areas,
    -        interested in speaking opportunity,
    -        interested to get information about having a booth at the exhibit floor

    Then please send your contact information to f.behmann@ieee.org expressing your are of interest and we’ll provide you with more information.
  • IEEE Conference Search can be found at http://www.ieee.org/web/conferences/search/index.html

  • See also http://www.wikicfp.com - A place to organize and share Calls for Papers.


Non-IEEE Meetings and Events of interest suggested by the membership

June 11, 2013: door64 South Happy Hour sponsored by Cirrus Logic, Opal Divine's Penn Field, 5:30-8:00pm.

June 17-19, 2013: HostingCon, Austin, Texas
The Premier Industry Conference and Trade Show for Web Hosting and Cloud Service Providers

June 19, 2013: door64 North Happy Hour, Park at the Domain: 5:30-8:00pm

June 20, 2013: door64 Downtown Happy Hour sponsored by netSpend, Dogwood [NOTE THE NEW LOCATION]: 5:30-8:00pm

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Events and Information

June 17-19, 2013: U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
U.S. News STEM Solutions - June 17-19 in Austin
Mark your calendar and register today for the only National Conference that seeks to find answers to the STEM challenge through collaboration. Attend the second annual U.S. News STEM Solutions in Austin, Texas June 17-19, and be part of the solution.  Details at http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/. NOTE: Last year we had a discount code so you may want to wait a bit to see if that happens again before you register. Early registration ends April 30. 

Career

The IEEE-USA Career Manager (http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers) is organized into eight categories designed to help you manage and advance in your career:

* Career Management Interactive Workshop
* Salary Service
* Consulting and Entrepreneurship
* Professional Development Webinars
* Employment Assistance and Job Search
* IEEE Online Distance Learning
* E-Book Library
* IEEE.tv

Tips, Tools and Gadgets

Do you have a Mac but would sometimes like to be able to run Windows?  Do you have a Windows computer and would like to try Linux or BSD?  Setting up a dual boot environment is a solution, but that is often a more complicated answer than you may be looking for. 

You can go with a virtualization solution, allowing a host computer to run another virtual machine with a different OS.  Commercial solutions are available, Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/) or VMware Fusion (http://www.vmware.com/products/fusion/overview.html) for Mac OSX, and VMware Workstation (http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/) for Windows and Linux.  However these can be a costly solution for the individual.

Another approach is to use VMware Player (http://www.vmware.com/products/player/overview.html), which is free and can be installed on Windows or Linux (no OSX support).  This will let you create virtual machines, and then run any one virtual machine at a time.  VMware had a product called VMware Server that was also free which allowed multiple virtual machine to run concurrently, but it is no longer supported, though it is available for download. 

A more robust free solution is to use VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/).  VirtualBox runs on Windows, OSX or Linux, and virtual machines with Windows and Linux OS can be created.  This approach also has the advantage (providing you have sufficient memory and RAM) to let you run multiple virtual machines at a time if that is desired. 

I have used VMware Player, VMware Server and VMware Fusion in the past, and all were very effective.  I have just recently begun using VirtualBox on my OSX computers and will be adding it to my Linux computer.  This way I can run Windows on my MacBook on those rare occasions when I need it.  I can also have various Linux and BSD distribution images available to test their functions and features. 

This is far faster and cleaner than setting up a multi-boot environment and allows easy communication between the host machine and the virtual client. 

If you have comments, or suggestions as to something I should mention in a future issue, please let me know at john.purvis@ieee.org.  I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.  

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