IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 57-07

July 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


General Interest


Chairman's Column

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and you have a fun and save 4th of July. There are many chapter meetings in the summer months and I look forward to joining you at them. See below for dates and details.
 
August will also be a busy month starting with the NIWeek Conference 5-8 Aug.IEEE has a booth in the exhibition hall and CTS will be sponsoring Texas day on Tuesday Aug 6th again this year.
 
As last year, CTS will be manning the IEEE booth for the four days of the conference. If you can spare time to help man our booth for a few hours or a day in exchange for an exhibit pass for all days, please email Kenny and Don at krice@ieee.org and drumtra@ieee.org .
 
If you would like to attend more of NIWeek see http://www.ni.com/niweek/registration/ for the various options.

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

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Membership Development

HALF PRICE IEEE MEMBERSHP

That’s right half price IEEE membership.  Join IEEE for the first time and pay only annual dues.  If you have been looking to join, but waiting for a good excuse, now is it.  Go to http://www.ieee.org/join for details.

If you are currently unemployed and have not renewed your membership for 2013, you also receive IEEE membership at price.  Simply go to: http://www.ieee.org/renew.


Did you know about IEEE – myIEEE
Did You Know –

You can find out what are the most accessed documents in IEEE Xplore for the month. By selecting the Knowledge Tab in myIEEE, you will see the IEEE Xplore module located in the middle column. Here you will find a list of the top 10 documents accessed this month. Citations and their Abstract are available with quick links to the full article. IEEE Xplore has over two million documents on emerging and revolutionary technologies.

GO TO myIEEE now at http://www.ieee.org/myieee

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

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News of Interest to the Section

NI Week
Each year National Instruments hosts Texas Day at NIWeek. This one-day engineering and networking event is on Tuesday, August 6, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Austin Convention Center. Texas Day includes access to NIWeek's kickoff keynote presentation featuring Dr. James Truchard! Throughout the day, learn from today’s leading innovators through a variety of interactive technical sessions, panel discussions, and hands-on and case study presentations for beginners and advanced developers.

Texas Day also includes an invitation-only luncheon featuring guest speaker Dr. Edward Coyle, Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on the physiological factors limiting exercise performance. Dr. Coyle advises multiple team members for the intercollegiate athletics at the university, as well as several professional teams including the San Antonio Spurs (National Basketball Association) and the Chicago Blackhawks (National Hockey League). With National Instruments and the graphical system design approach, Dr. Coyle is equipped with the necessary tools to provide the sports field with cutting edge research and helps him develop athletes to their fullest potential.

Meet your local NI field engineers and NI Alliance Partners, and discover how you can use NI products to advance your application and retain your competitive advantage.

Books of Interest

IEEE members can access several free e-books that focus on technologies for improving people’s quality of life.
http://theinstitute.ieee.org/benefits/ieee-books/books-of-interest-june-2013

The Best of Today’s Engineer: on Consulting – Volume 2
The ebook will be offered free in July to IEEE members. In August, as a special benefit of IEEE membership, an e-book on technical presentations will be made available.

In the introduction to the consulting e-book, author William R. Kassebaum P.E., 2011 chair of the IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks Coordinating Committee, writes that “many engineers are apprehensive about making the transition from a salaried position with predictable weekly or monthly earnings, to a situation where the perception is that income would be uncertain and irregular.

“… Almost all experienced consultants were once company employees.”

This compilation of articles is a convenient reference tool for those who want to build on and incorporate new ideas into their practice. It addresses topics such as reasons for becoming a consultant; how to become a better networker; and how to incorporate social media into your practice.

“The Best of Today’s Engineer: on Consulting – Volume 2” can be downloaded at
http://www.ieeeusa.org/communications/ebooks/files/i28asie2/Best-of-TE-On-Consulting-Vol2.pdf for free to IEEE members in July. The nonmember price is $5.99.

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Continuing Education


July 10, 2013:Introduction to Professional Wireless Communications
10 July 2013
Online
9:00am - 4:30pm EDT
Instructor: Alan Bensky
Price: $300 non-member; $250 IEEE/ComSoc member
Register today. (Register by 4 July and save $25!)
Earn 0.6 IEEE Continuing Education Units.

This training course is for professionals who need to stay competitive in today’s job market with up-to-date knowledge of technologies, products and services in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry. Topics include radio/spectrum/mobility terms and definitions; wireless broadband, cellular, WLAN , grids and short-range networks; devices such as smartphones, sensors; and multimedia, applications, and services.

The training will first introduce terms and definitions to understand this industry such as radios/antennas, basestations/access points, key Air interfaces (TDMA, CDMA, OFDM), key applications such as location, voice, data, video and broadcasting, and Key Performance Indicators (capacity, bandwidth, throughput, transmission, reception, delay, latency, etc.). The course continues with a presentation of wireless systems architecture: the protocol OSI TCP/IP reference models with physical, data link, network, transport and services/application layers as they apply to systems in use today. The last part of this training will cover prevalent products and standards in the market place such as 3G/4G Cellular, home RF, Satellites, GPS/Location, wireless sensors, RFID, Android and iOS smartphones, and CDN/Cloud Services.

Learn more.

July 11, 2013: Delivering Full-Featured Mobile Experiences on Mid-Range Devices
Thursday, 11 July 2013
11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT / 15:00 UTC/GMT (Duration: 1 hour)

The mid-range mobile market is projected to exceed the number of premium smartphones and tablets beginning in 2015, with more than 580 million mid-range mobile devices expected over the next two years.

This webinar with examine a suite of new ARM processor, graphics and video products optimized for power, performance and die size designed to power this growing market. Used together, this suite of IP will provide mobile developers with faster time to market and less design risk, and deliver to consumers premium features like virtualization, big.LITTLE processing and GPU compute at mid-range price points.

July 23, 2013: 4 Ways to Improve Linux Performance for Multicore Devices
1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT / 17:00 UTC/GMT
(Duration: 1 hour)

In the embedded Linux world, increasingly dominated by multicore CPU solutions, performance is key. It is well understood that standard embedded Linux does not meet all the range of performance requirements or characteristics that various embedded multicore computing solutions demand. There are many definitions of performance in computing but in the embedded space it most often involves two aspects: a) real-time responsiveness/determinism, and b) throughput. Within this context the presentation analyzes four different approaches for performance improvement: a) Linux with real-time extensions (i.e. the PREEMPT_RT patch set) with core isolation, b) multicore “vertical partitioning” with core isolation augmented by a “light-weight threading or LWT  model, c)  virtualization techniques that are based on real-time kernel accelerator engines, and d) a relatively new technique called “Event Machine” that presents a model for scalable and dynamic load balancing in a multicore device. Each of these approaches has a different profile with respect to real-time response and throughput, for control, data plane, or hybrid systems. The intent of this presentation is to educate the audience on the best fit solutions available for the variety of real-time response and throughput requirements that are a part of the varied embedded systems landscape.

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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/

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

Topic/title

Affordable 3D Printing at the Human Scale by re:3D - large-format 3D printing under $6k

Speaker

Tim Sandfort is employee #7 and responsible for Global Sales, Marketing and Strategy at re:3D, a start-up in Austin, Texas. Tim's background is in technology marketing and advertising. He has written copy at GSD&M, the Wizard of Ads and several other agencies, tested and implemented a social network for the Austin Board of Realtors, launched Dell’s security portfolio online and owned the Large Enterprise homepage, sold software for Bazaarvoice, raced professionally in Olympic-format triathlon, and coached NCAA Swimming.

Abstract

Public awareness of 3D printing reached a tipping point only in the last year. But the technology has been around since the 1980’s. So why is it just now coming into its own? What is so different about it? And will it live up to the media predictions as the manufacturing revolution of the future?
In this talk we will trace a brief arc of human manufacturing to the present day; discuss 3D printing techniques and materials; explore some current and future uses, applications and legal implications of the technology; survey the landscape of the 3D printing industry today; and demonstrate how re:3D is breaking new ground with Gigabot.

Date/time

July 17th, 2013 6:30 - 8:45 PM, with food/drinks (membership not required to attend)
6:30 p.m. Networking and Gathering (Pizza, Salad, drinks provided - free)
7:00 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
7:15 p.m. Presentation, with Q/A
8:45 p.m. Meeting Evaluation, Adjourn

Location

THE ADVISORY BOARD - BUILDING 7 (map - http://bit.ly/PA804c)
Room Number: Suite 100
12357-C Riata Trace Parkway
Bldg 7, Suite 100
Austin, Texas

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/19255

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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 Future Internet - The Transformation Continues
Speaker Len Hause, President, MashBrain
Speaker Bio Len Hause is President of MashBrain LLC where he consults on transformational strategies that leverage Internet technology and marketing.  He was a Fellow of the Technical Staff, Associate of the Science Advisory Board, Internetologist, and Senior Marketing Director at Motorola where he spent more than 30 years in global management roles and as an individual contributor.  He has been recognized as a pioneer in the adoption of Internet protocols and culture within the Enterprise for innovation, collaboration, and organizational learning.  He was recently selected as an IEEE-USA Engineering & Diplomacy (US State Department) Fellow for 2013-2014.  Len holds US Patents in telecom and a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Abstract The Internet could be the most powerful transformation engine that the World has ever known.  What lessons can we learn from previous technology and social transformations that might apply to future Internet strategies?  What fundamental principles can be applied across sectors and what opportunities can be exposed thru a maturity model based approach?  This session will briefly review case studies and discuss a methodology using the Smart Grid and the energy sector as an example.
Date Wednesday,  July 24, 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 An IEEE Consultants Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1 pm to 6 pm,
in the “Bldg-A” Auditorium at the 7700 W. Parmer Lane Business Park.
The focus will be on:  “Manage Your Career - Don't Get Blindsided by Reality.”

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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EducationSociety

Topic/title

Leading an Effective Engineering Organization

Speaker

Leslie Martinich

Abstract


Date/time

July 15, noon--1pm

Location

Building: Building 7
Room Number: Suite 100
The Advisory Board
12357-C Riata Trace Parkway
Austin,  Texas

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/19243

Notes

JOINT MEETING of Austin Technology Management Council Chapter, Women in Engineering, Education Society

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

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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 CPS Energy Home Management Programs
Speaker TBD
Abstract CPS Energy offers several Home Management Programs, with innovative communications between your home and the CPS network.
The speaker will discuss the economics and the technology of these programs.
Date/Time July 18, 11:30 AM
Location Building: Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub
842 Loop 410
San Antonio,  Texas
Cost Attendees will order from the regular lunch menu, and the restaurant will provide separate checks.
Reservations Use IEEE vTools to reserve, or contact Tom O'Brien (Chair) at 210 481 3443 or t.p.obrien@ieee.org.
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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 (PES/PELS/IAS/IES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

Topic/Title Next Generation Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A Change of Design Paradigm
Speaker Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Mark Ehsani
Professor M. Ehsani received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in electrical  engineering. In 1981 he founded the power electronics and motor drives program of teaching and research at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas where he is now the Robert M. Kennedy Endowed Professor of electrical engineering and Director of Sustainable Energy and  Vehicle Engineering Program of the Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory. Dr. Ehsani has been a founding member of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) AdCom and has been the chairman of numerous IEEE committees. He was the General Chair of IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference for 1991. He is the founder of IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference. In 2002 he was elected to the Board of Governors of VTS. He also serves on the editorial board of several technical journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of SAE, an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and Vehicular Technology Society Distinguished Speaker, IEEE Industry Applications Society and Power Engineering Society Distinguished Lecturer. In 2001 he received the IEEE-VTS Avant Garde Award for “Contributions to the theory and design of hybrid electric vehicles” and in 2003 he received the IEEE Field Award for undergraduate Teaching.  He is the co-author of over 350 publications, 17 books, over 20 US and EU patents, and has given numerous international seminars and short courses. He has been a consultant to over 60 international companies and agencies.  He is also a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.
Abstract Commercially available HEVs have been around for more than ten years. However, their market share remains small. Focusing only on the improvement of fuel economy, the design tends to reduce the size of the Internal Combustion (IC) engine in the HEV, and uses the electrical drive. However, the low power density and the high cost of the electric motor drive and battery packs dictate that the HEV either have worse performance and much higher cost than the conventional vehicle. In this research a new design philosophy for series and parallel HEV is explored, which uses a full power engine that guarantees the vehicle performance to be at least as good as the conventional vehicle, and then hybridizes with an electrical drive to improve the fuel economy and performance beyond the conventional vehicle. Dynamic programming was used for a sensitivity analysis of the fuel consumption versus electric hybridization, to determine the optimal hybridization ratio of the full power engine HEV.  The objective was optimizing the size of electrical system for fuel economy, performance, and cost.
To demonstrate the advantage of this new design approach over the present conventional and hybrid vehicles, comparisons of fuel economy, vehicle performance, and incremental cost payback time were made with the 2011 Toyota Corolla, and 2011Toyota Prius.
Date/Time Tuesday, July 23, 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 El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 512-444-2205
2910 S Congress
Austin, Texas
Cost Choose from a select menu of soups, salads and dinner plates.
  • IEEE 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.
Notes The Chapter is also hosting A Panel Discussion by the EMerge Alliance on July 8.  See full details in the Section of the Analog that covers IEEE meetings. 

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

Topic/Title IEEE-PES San Antonio Chapter does not plan to have a July meeting
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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses/

Topic/Title Accessibility Rules For ITE - Changes We Can All Live With
Speaker
Abstract The US has new regulations on accessibility for ITE for the general public, not just government purchases any more. This topic covers those new rules and how ITE makers are adapting to them.
Date/Time July 9, 2013 (Please note that this is a week earlier than our normal meeting date!) Meeting time: 6:30pm to 8pm
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Location Dell Parmer Campus, Parmer South Building 4, Victoria Conference Room
Notes For further information please contact Dale Ritzen, (512) 651-5338

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 Leading an Effective Engineering Organization
Speaker Leslie Martinich
Date/Time July 15, noon--1pm
Location
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Registration https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/19243
Notes JOINT MEETING of Austin Technology Management Council Chapter, Women in Engineering, Education Society

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 Leading an Effective Engineering Organization
Speaker Leslie Martinich
Date/Time July 15, noon--1pm
Location Building: Building 7
Room Number: Suite 100
The Advisory Board
12357-C Riata Trace Parkway
Austin,  Texas
Cost
Registration https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/19243
Notes JOINT MEETING of Austin Technology Management Council Chapter, Women in Engineering, Education Society

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

  • July 8, 2013: A Panel Discussion by the EMerge Alliance
    The EMerge Alliance is “an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards.” Alliance members Nextek Power Systems, Emerson Network Power and ABB will conduct a panel discussion regarding the reasons for the alliance, its status, and future plans.

    Date and time: Monday, July 8, 2013. Check-in starts at 6:00 PM and the panel discussion starts at 6:30.
    Drinks and Snacks have been provided by the panel member companies and IEEE PI^2 Austin.
    Location: Freescale Semiconductor, Building A Auditorium; 7700 Parmer Lane West, Austin, TX 78729. Turn in the Parmer Lane entrance and park in the visitor / customer area. Building A is on the left as you face the complex from the parking lot.

    Panel Moderator
    David E. Geary, PE - Director of Engineering, StarLine DC Solutions
    Panel Members (details below)
    • BJ Sonnenberg - Manager Business Development, Emerson Network Power
    • Paul Savage - CEO, Nextek Power System
    • Dr. Mietek Glinkowski - Global Head of Technology, ABB

    RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/18073.
    • There is no charge for the event, food or drinks.
    • Registering reserves your food and drinks.
    • Walk in registrations will be accepted if seats are available.
    • You do not need to be a member of IEEE member to attend.

    Questions? Contact: Steve Pearson, Vice-Chairman, IEEE PES/IAS/PELS/IES Austin Chapter; (512) 466-1450; steve@visionexsolutions.com

  • July 11, 2013: door64 South Happy Hour sponsored by Freescale, Opal Divine's Penn Field, July 11, 5:30-8:00pm

  • July17, 2013: door64 North Happy Hour sponsored by netSpend, Park at the Domain: July 17, 5:30-8:00pm

  • July 18, 2013: door64 Downtown Happy Hour, Dogwood: July 18, 5:30-8:00pm

  • August 28, 2013: IEEE Consultants Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 1 pm to 6 pm,
    in the “Bldg-A” Auditorium at the 7700 W. Parmer Lane Business Park.
    The focus will be on:  “Manage Your Career - Don't Get Blindsided by Reality.”

  • 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

July 12, 2013:Oracle Solaris 11 Workshop - Friday, July 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Oracle office
Conference Room DEMO-1110
5300 Riata Park Court Austin

For more information and to register click here


August 5-8, 2013: NI Week

NIWeek delivers technical networking and instruction with interactive sessions by NI R&D engineers and guest lecturers; targeted industry summits; hands-on workshops; exhibitions on the latest advancements in design, research, and test; and keynote presentations from leading technology thought leaders. Past presenters include Dr. Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, Dr. Michio Kaku of City College of New York, and the late Tim Samaras of Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers. Attendees include engineers, scientists, and executives from organizations such as Boeing, CERN, John Deere, ST-Ericsson, and UC Berkeley. Join us from August 5-8, to learn how you can accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery with National Instruments

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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

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