The Analog is the monthly newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. New issues are published around the first of each month.  The deadline for inclusion of material is the 26th of the month.  Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org. Archives of The Analog can be found on the CTS web site here.


You can always check on all of the upcoming Central Texas Section activities here


Follow the Central Texas Section in Social Media
  • Join our LinkedIn group - this group is limited to IEEE members only
  • Follow us on Twitter, use the hashtag #IEEECTS
  • Follow us on Facebook
  • Join CTS on IEEE Collabratec - an integrated online community where technology professionals can network, collaborate, and create - all in one central hub. While there are some "members only" features of Collabratec, it is open to the public to join.


From the Central Texas Section Chair

Mark you calendars for Saturday, September 17 for an awesome opportunity to learn and network: IEEE N3XT is coming to Austin!

And another great upcoming event: November 3: Rock Stars of Big Data

We're bringing a lot of opportunities for you to engage with the world's largest technical community, one that has historically included amazing inventors, engineers and scientists who have changed the world.  You are in good company with IEEE. 

Looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!

Leslie Martinich
Chairman, Central Texas Section
lmartinich@ieee.org

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Membership Development

IEEE Participation in National Instruments NI WEEK 2016
The IEEE Central Texas Section will be participating in this year’s NI Week as exhibitors August 1st though the 3th.  We will be promoting the value of being an IEEE member both nationally and local to the Central Texas Section.

If you’re at NI Week, be sure and stop by the IEEE booth, say hello and help talk to other NIWeek attendees about what it is to be an IEEE member!  As a note, you can get an Expo only badge for free.  It will get you into the exhibits as well as the morning keynotes and exhibit parties Monday and Tuesday nights.

Did you know about IEEE – IEEE Membership Tool-kit
Did You Know –

The IEEE-USA has put together a website to support membership career development.  Whether you're a student trying to select a focus, if you're just starting your career, or if you're getting close to retirement, IEEE has a wealth of resources to help you at every stage of your professional life.
Resource  highlights:
  • Ebooks
  • Salary Comparison
  • Employment Navigation
  • Others

And it’s FREE ……check it out at:
http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
Region 5 Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-744-2968

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Why I'm an IEEE Member

Marcie Gard has been a member of IEEE for 10 years and has been a member of the Central Texas Section for the last few years. On Tuesday Aug 2 she joined other volunteers at the NI Week IEEE booth.

We had the opportunity to ask Marcie why she was a member during a lull in the booth attendance. As to why she is a member of IEEE, she said:
  • Networking with and being recognized by my peers.
  • Keeping technically current within my industry
  • Using IEEE to keep my ears to the ground on future directions within my industry


Why do you feel it is important to be a member of IEEE? Share your story by emailing john.purvis@ieee.org.


To the Leadership of IEEE Region 5

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I attended the June Board series recently along with Region 5 Director-Elect Bob Shapiro.  A number of events transpired during the meeting that might have significant impact on your Organizational Units (OUs – Sections, Chapters, etc.).  Because this is, I believe  [ . . .  an] item [is] of special significance to OUs, I ask you to please read this entire message.

As I am sure you all know, there will be a vote on a Constitutional Amendment on the upcoming corporate election ballot and the first item concerns that.  The Amendment is part of the “IEEE in 2030” effort whose stated goal is to reform IEEE governance in order to create a more flexible and nimble organization.  IEEE’s governance is currently controlled by the Constitution and changes to this require approval of a supermajority in an election in which at least 10% of the eligible members vote.  The 2030 Committee is still working on the final details of the proposed governance changes and it would be impossible to make these changes this election cycle, meaning that it would take until the 2017 election to approve them.  Therefore, in order to speed up the process the Board in November, 2015 approved a different approach.  The current proposed Amendment would effectively move the governance of IEEE from the Constitution to the Bylaws.  If this passes, any changes to governance would simply require Bylaw changes and that only requires approval of a supermajority of the Board of Directors without requiring a corporate vote for approval by the members.  This will make the 2030 changes, or any other future changes by other Boards later, much easier to adopt.  This is the argument advanced in favor of the current Amendment.  The Amendment does not describe what changes, if any, will be made to the governance by the Board; in fact, even keeping our current governance will require the Board of Directors to amend the Bylaws to codify that.  In placing the Amendment on the Ballot, the Board also endorsed the change; this turns out to be significant.  If the Amendment passes, a proposed set of “Baseline Bylaws” has been developed which the Board of Directors may adopt in November; these would more or less keep the current governance structure with some changes.  You may see these Baseline Bylaws at https://www.ieee.org/documents/baseline_bylaws.pdf

Completing the change to the IEEE in 2030 governance structure would require a different set of Bylaws, but the structure is not yet complete and the Bylaws are not yet drafted or available.

As you might imagine, there is significant opposition to this Amendment by some parties.  Some of it is from individuals, and the IEEE-approved statements of opposition by five individuals along with the appropriate rebuttals will appear in the Ballot materials.  In addition, significant opposition appears to have arisen in Technical Activities and certain Societies.  Indeed, the Boards of Governors or Administrative Committees of several Societies have voted to oppose the Amendment and some have so notified their members; these include the Communications Society, the Power and Energy Society, and the Sensors Council.

IEEE has careful rules governing the conduct of elections, including those involving Constitutional Amendments.  In addition, there is now an Election Oversight Committee (EOC) given some authority to oversee elections; this Committee was formally established by the Board at that same November, 2015 meeting.  At the June Board series Dr. Moshe Kam, EOC Chair, warned the Board repeatedly and at length that no OU is allowed to “rise in opposition” to the Board.  What he means by this is that since the Board has voted to endorse the Amendment, no lower-level OU (Society, Region, Division, Section, Chapter, etc.) is allowed to oppose it.  No sanctions were offered but clearly this is against the rules, at least as the EOC sees it.  Therefore, if your OU is considering taking a position opposing the Amendment you should be aware that there are possible consequences to such an action.  Should an OU have taken such a position, please consider ceasing publicizing such opposition.  Positions and statements in favor of the Amendment, however, are not prohibited; indeed, it appears that some OUs are being encouraged to adopt and publicize such positions or statements so if your OU wants to support the Amendment it is free to do so.  Please understand that personally I would much prefer a free and open discussion of all points of view, but the current policies are what they are.  In any case, however, OUs should not appear to tell their members how to vote so statements of support should be limited to a list of reasons why passage is desirable.

It is important to note however that this stricture is placed only on Organizational Units; it does NOT apply to individuals.  Any member is free to state his or her opinion on the matter, either in favor or in opposition.  Being an Officer or ExCom member of an OU does not limit your freedom of expression.  Any or all of the Officers or ExCom members can support or oppose the Amendment AS INDIVIDUALS as they choose; you just should not oppose it as a body, as this involves the OU “rising in opposition”.

I hope the foregoing is clear to everyone, and that we can move forward on this, hopefully without violating the EOC’s pronouncements on the matter.

IEEE is undergoing a time of significant change and I hope you will all carefully consider all of the issues and undertake to vote with IEEE’s best interest at heart.  IEEE and Region 5 work as well as they do because of the efforts of all of the volunteers who pour their time and effort into serving the members, and I truly appreciate all that you do.  We could not accomplish most of what we do without your efforts and you should rightfully be proud of what you do for IEEE and the profession.  If there is anything I can do to help you or your OU, please let me know.  Until we meet again, my warmest regards to you all.


Francis B. Grosz, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
Director, Region 5


News of Interest to the Section


August 3, 2016 Professional Engineers Day
On August 8, 1907, the first professional engineering license was issued to Charles Bellamy in Wyoming. Since that time, licensure has expanded and professional engineers across the U.S. have made the commitment to protect the public health, safety, and welfare. NSPE is celebrating licensed professional engineers with the first annual Professional Engineers Day on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

Austin Among Top Cities for Tech Talent
Austin has moved up among the top five cities for tech talent pools on CBRE Group Inc.'s annual tech talent scorecard, which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets. Austin moved from No. 8 on the report last year to No. 5, only to be outscored by San Francisco; Washington, D.C.; Seattle and New York City. Austin fared well on the report with three of the most influential factors: educational attainment, cost of living and presence of millennials.

Read more . . .


2017-2018 IEEE-USA Government Fellowships: Work with and Advise Government Policy-Makers
IEEE-USA Government Fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. IEEE members to provide expertise to the U.S government and learn firsthand about the public policy process through personal involvement. Each year, IEEE-USA sponsors four qualified IEEE members to serve as government fellows: one Engineering & Diplomacy Fellow; one Engineering & International Development Fellow; and two Congressional fellows. The Fellows spend a year in Washington -- from September to August each year -- serving as advisers to key U.S. Department of State or U.S. Agency for International Development decision-makers, or the U.S. Congress. The application deadline for all 2017-2018 Fellowships is 23 December 2016.


Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members
IEEE-USA is offering “A Living Resume, Book 1: Documenting your Accomplishments” free in July to IEEE members.

Author Harry T. Roman thought that after 26 years, 250 technical papers and nine patents that he had job security. But one day he learned that his company was downsizing and his group was being let go. He was shocked but also prepared.

Roman’s “Living Resume” series is designed to make you think carefully about what you have done in your career and to document it in a logical and powerful manner. Someday you, like Roman, might need a compendium of your career to help you keep your job or secure a new one.

After Roman lost his job, he says he was blessed to have people in his life that cared about his professional development. One of the first things they did was suggest he join IEEE. Roman began to revise his resume and document fact-filled examples to illustrate his value to a new employer.

From now to 15 August, you can get your free e-book to download by going to http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/73254. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code JULYFREE16 at checkout.

AUGUST FREE E-BOOK

In August, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS will offer “Shaping an Engineering Career, Book 3, Volume 1: Advancing to Management,” by Siri Varadan.

In his review of career management, Varadan explores how career advancement is a function of opportunity, preparation and readiness.

SEEKING AUTHORS

Do you have an idea for an e-book you think will benefit your fellow members? If so, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS would like to hear from you. We are seeking authors to write an individual e-book, or a series, on career guidance and development topics.

Please email your proposal to IEEE-USA Publishing Manager Georgia C. Stelluto at g.stelluto@ieee.org.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of nearly 200,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

Local CEDA Chapter Efforts  at DAC 2016 Highlighted
The CTS CEDA Chapter and IEEE hosted an IEEE Career Perspective Panel last month at DAC 2016 held in Austin. Peggy Ayciena, who is a journalist, wrote an article about this panel and published here.

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Call for Volunteers

Programming Volunteers Requested!
September 24, 1-4pm - San Antonio, TX
Mark your calendar for Youth Code Jam's community-wide free event for kids ages 7 to 17 and their parents at ESC Region 20, 1314 Hines, San Antonio. We've got tons of awesome coding stations already planned and are currently looking for volunteer programmers. We are especially looking for folks fluent in Python, C, Scratch and who know how to program with Finch robots and/or arduino.

The Settlement Home is seeking a computer savvy volunteer
The Settlement Home is seeking a volunteer to evaluate proper operation, erase user files and install useful applications on donated Windows-based laptops. We meet at the Settlement Home donation warehouse every Monday morning between 09:00 and 12:00. Due to the wide variety of donations, this is an interesting place to work with all kinds of computer and related technology items.

The Settlement Home is a charity-funded organization providing support for orphaned and foster children. As part of the fund raising effort, donations of all kinds are collected and sorted for a massive garage sale held on the first weekend of November.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jimmy Hill at 512-656-4455.


Living the Cashless Age

In an island called Yap, the Yapese decided to use large stones made of limestones as form of currency and called it Rai. In fact buying a product or service with these stones is informal and all what you have to say: this stone is yours and the transaction will be known by everyone. Every stone has an owner and even does not have to be in the island to be granted as source of funds. William Furness wrote in 1910 about his visit to YAP in 1903 how one of the large stones was lost by sailors at the bottom of the sea. Once the group made it back to the island and told everybody what happened, the islanders decided that the stone money was still good even if they cannot see it.  The Yapese were right, currency can be any legal recognizable entity of acknowledged rate to be used for services and goods and the idea of it was and still built on trust. 

For ages, many nations used money whose value comes from a service or product of which it is made for, consisted of objects that have value in themselves as well as value in their use as a means of interchange include gold, silver, copper, tea, large stones such as Rai stones and even animals such as cows, camels, and horses. The cash itself, or the Bills or paper notes as we know it today, were used for hundreds of years and till today people continue using cash believing in its benefits. But what benefits can be gained from continuing using cash?

The idea of cash even with all the alternatives remains very strong. Using cash as means of payment has numerous benefits. For many of us, holding cash cost us nothing and does not need mediators. It is a face to face transaction does not require recording your personal identity or information. Once cash is paid, your balance is known which makes it easier to control your budget and not falling into debt. 

Cash is itself nothing more than an assurance to pay, a completely exchangeable, manageable promise to pay and alternatives to the cash and its physical form of money or payment will be adequate.  Such a system is one where no transaction requires money in the form of notes and coins, and where value can be exchanged through the transfer of information between both sides. Such alternatives are checks, credit cards, debit cards, and more recently, advanced choices include smartphone-enabled credit card acquirers, such as Square, a financial and merchant mobile payment services, and Automated Clearing House or ACH acquirers, such as PayPal , an online payments system alternative to cash and checks, and even there are more replacements to cash that have been proposed, such as Bitcoin, a web-based cryptocurrency , a form of digital currency managed electronically and finally, smart phones payment apps such as Apple Pay, a mobile payment and digital wallet service uses credit cards with Phone, Apple Watch, or iPad with just a touch to make a payments. It make sense for us to switch to a cashless payments system as it is time saver, more secure, convenience, and eliminate the need to carry cash .

Through the rising amount of smart phones payment apps, there are marks that cash is following the path of many technologies and will be substituted by digital choices. Cash money has not been vanished from our life, but the world is working fast to replace it. Even credit cards are facing competition with the growing numbers of smart phone payment apps. The goal is to bring the cash percentage to zero. Countries like Sweden, UK and Denmark are considering proposing laws for retailers to accept mobile payments and credit cards only.

It is expensive to handle cash and it does cost us fees, time, and theft risk cost. For example, people pay fees to access cash from ATM and cash checks. They spend time and gas to go to banks. My friend Ahmed, a business owner in Texas told me that he receives daily cash from his customers and has to spend over 5 hours a week dealing with his cash. The high risk of cash transactions is costing him a lot every month and he is looking forward to enter the age of cashless but he is concern about any possible switching costs that arise from turning to alternatives. He is also worry from the failure of the system at any time and Internet complex crimes and wrongdoings. Unfortunately, it is possible that there are people who are at work on hacks in expectation of a cashless world and new scam categories and developments will occur, but the cashless era has the potential to offer security benefits to its users. It is easy to secure your digital wallet if it is in the wrong fingers. Your secured digital ID is yours alone, and almost impossible to copy. Industry front-runners such as Master card, Visa, speak in favor of more secure and reliable digital cashless transactions and soon people will be scanning their eyes or blink in front of their phone cameras to perform money trades. Master card is implementing authentication methods like cardholder profiling, device fingerprinting and continual cross-referencing techniques that will prevent such crimes. Visa is leading more secured procedures such as voice recognition technology and retina scans. Amazon recently applied for a patent for selfie authentication, a new technology allows online buyers to take selfie acting as requested act such as twinkling to secure a financial transaction and more secure than passwords.

In Sweden, a Tech forward country turning to the cashless era faster than any other country, every one become attached to digital payment even at a museum built for the memorial of Abba,  the 1970s pop group that wrote “Money, Money, Money,” do not accept bills and coins. A former member of the Abba group told the New York Times reporter back on Dec 2015: “We don’t want to be behind the times by taking cash while cash is dying out,”
Contributed by Qusi Alqarqaz, IEEE Senior Member
http://qusialqarqaz.wordpress.com
qusi.alqarqaz.us@ieee.org


Tips, Tools and Gadgets

If you didn't know, Professional Engineers Day was celebrated on Wednesday August 3.  It is not too late to say something to a PE you know!

I saw this "Thanks to Electrical Engineers" video a few days ago through Google+ and just had to share the URL. It is a tongue-in-cheek look at our common day world if we had only Mechanical Engineers to rely on for product design. I particularly liked the gas powered computers.

I have another Continuing Education recommendation for this month. I saw a post on Twitter by one of our Your Professional members (@DevonRyan) a few weeks ago recommending Blinkist.

Blinkist provides insightful summaries of non-fiction books (1000+ and growing) that can be read in about 15 minutes each using your web browser. These can also be read use their mobile App (available for both Android and iOS) and you can listen to the audio versions.

These allow the reader to read and absorb a tremendous amount of information without dedicating too much of our increasingly scarce free time. Now this is a service that does not come free (well, it does sort of).

If you check the available plans, there are three:
  • Blinkist Free (Free), read one pre-selected book per day, browse the catalog
  • Blinkist Plus ($49.99/yr)- any title, read off-line
  • Blinkist Premium ($79.99/yr) - All features of Plus as well as ability to listen to audio
I joined a few days ago and have read their summaries of two books. I can see where it is helpful, but clearly condensing a full book into what can be read in just 15 minutes must skip over a lot of material. However I can see where reading the summaries would be useful to point you at which books you might want to devote more time to.

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. 

John Purvis III IEEE LSM, P.E.
john.purvis@ieee.org
https://johnpurvis.wordpress.com
Past Section Chair, Analog Editor

Continuing Education


IEEE Provided
Spectrum Tech Insider Webinars
Learn from industry experts about latest technology advances via our free Tech Insider Webinars. This page lists upcoming and available 'on demand' Tech Insider webinars. All the live webinars are archived and are available on demand for 12 months. IEEE members can also earn PDH certificates for each webinar.

More Than 400 Courses Now Available on IEEE Xplore
It’s easier to find IEEE’s more than 400 online courses now that they’ve been added to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Known as the eLearning Library, these interactive online classes can be found in the library’s Courses section. Based on tutorials and workshops presented at IEEE conferences, the courses were developed and peer-reviewed by experts in their fields. Read more . . .
Computer Society Webinars
Register now for our latest free live technical webinars. Or check out our past webinars at your convenience.  See this site  for more information.
Computer Society 2014 Professional Development Courses
Expand your knowledge base by taking a professional development course in your area of technical interest. Half-day webcast formats (3.5 hours) enable you to quickly get up to speed in a specific technology area without leaving your desk. And each are at a low cost of $49. For a limited time, sign up for three courses and receive the fourth one for free.  See the list of training courses.
ComSoc Training
See this calendar  for a list of upcoming courses.
Other learning opportunities
IEEE e-Learning Library
IEEE Online Education Portal
IEEE-USA Webinars (attendees can earn professional development hours -- PDHs)
Other Sources
CodeAcademy
Learn to code interactively for free

Corsea.org
A web site that provides an aggregate of university course offerings. Their tag line is "Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free." They have 16 course categories, most in technology areas from 16 major universities. 

MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. More can be learned here.

Saylor.org: Free Education
The tag line of the Saylor website is "Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free." Although Saylor.org does not grant degrees, students can download a certificate of completion for successfully passing the exam at the end of each course. There are thirteen areas of study that visitors can choose to explore, including Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering.

University of Texas Professional Development
UT Center for Lifelong Education provides several courses (these are NOT free). The list can be found here.

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Career

CTS Job listing
The Central Texas Section receives job postings from time to time. These are posted on the Section Web site. If you have a job to post to the site, send the information to cts-webmaster@ieee.org

IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE members have a new tool to help gain a competitive edge in the employment process. IEEE ResumeLab is a new online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using specialized tools tailored for each step of the job seeking process. This new product is added to the list of offerings that assist members as they find jobs and develop their careers.

The IEEE Job Site
The IEEE Job Site has undergone a makeover with new features and easier navigation to better serve IEEE members. Its still easy for IEEE members or IEEE member job seekers to conduct job searches or create and upload a resume, but with the use of HTML5 technology, the site boasts a cleaner layout and crisp contemporary design making the IEEE Job Site more user-friendly.

The IEEE-USA Career Manager 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


Student Branches and Activities

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)

Faculty Adviser: Wenbin Luo, email: wluo@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Jorge Padilla, email: jpadilla4@mail.stmarytx.edu

Texas State University - San Marcos

Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@txstate.edu

Branch Chair: Alison Chan, email: c_c457@txstate.edu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXST.IEEE



Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: faminian@trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Sang Choi, email: schoi1@trinity.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityIEEE



University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)

Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Walter Oji, email: chair@ieeeut.org

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ieeeut



University of Texas at San Antonio (http://ieeeutsa.com/)

Faculty Adviser: Paul Morton, email: PaulMorton@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Mark Pena, email: Mark.W.Pena@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ieeeutsa

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Useful IEEE Links

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Regional News

     

Call Papers

IEEE Standards Association

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders

IEEE: The Bridge - IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN)'s signature publication, an interactive digital magazine published three times a year.

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


Other Region 5 Section Newsletters


Conferences, Meetings and Events

Local IEEE Conferences, Events or Workshops

August 26, 2016: Call for papers for IEEE IPCCC 2016
The 35th IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communication Conference (IPCCC) 2016
December 9 – 11, 2016
Las Vegas, USA

FULL PAPERS: Submissions should not exceed 8 pages in general. However, if authors are willing to pay an over-length fee of $100/page, 2 additional pages are allowed for their submission. This over-length fee will be charged once the paper is accepted.

All papers will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee and judged with respect to their quality, originality, and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, conditional upon the author's advance registration and attendance at the conference. Awards will be given for the best paper.

Submissions must be received by the deadline of Friday, August 26, 2016 23:59 (US EST Time), through the EDAS system (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=22702). Paper abstracts are due one week earlier by August 19, 2016. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference or workshop. Simultaneous submission of the same work is not allowed. Submissions should use the IEEE conference template. Please refer to the IEEE formatting instruction for details:
 http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

POSTERS: We welcome submissions of poster applications in the form of a two-page extended abstract in PDF formatted with the same template for full papers. A subset of full paper submissions will also be invited to the IEEE IPCCC Poster Session. Students are also encouraged to submit their complete or in-progress undergraduate research projects, master's theses and dissertations. Accepted posters will be included in the conference proceedings as extended abstracts. Authors of accepted posters are expected to prepare and present their posters at the conference. Format of posters for display will be available after notification of acceptance. To submit extended abstracts, please contact the Poster Chair.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper Abstract Due: August 19, 2016
Full Paper Due: August 26, 2016
Poster Paper Due: October 7, 2016
Acceptance Notification: October 31, 2016
Camera Ready Due: November 7, 2016



September 17, 2016: IEEE N3XT™ -- IEEE's 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by Central Texas Section!
Galvanize
118 Nueces St
Austin, TX, USA

See more details here: http://bit.ly/2016Austin

The name IEEE N3XT™ embodies the spirit of future technological development by using the root of the word "next," and the numeral "3" to represent the three event pillars of ideas, innovation, and inspiration.

This event is valuable to you if you are:

  • an aspiring, early-stage, or successful technical entrepreneur
  • transforming your education ideas into inventions or applications
  • interested in learning from conversations with founder peers and the larger technical startup community.
  • inspired by visionaries sharing their stories
  • service provider or vendor to the startup or small business community
  • venture capitalist, accelerator, incubator, angel investor or others involved in supporting new startup activity.

By bringing together the technical entrepreneur community, this event will foster collaboration and innovation, as well as provide encouragement and skills building to the entrepreneurs looking to make their mark.

Click here to visit the IEEE N3XT™ Austin event website to view information regarding sessions, speakers and more!


October 2-5, 2016: 2016 IEEE Professional Communication Society (ProComm)
AT&T Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX, USA
ProComm 2016 will attract technical communicators, engineers, educators, researchers, students, administrators, consultants, and other members of business and academic communities to meet and explore ideas at the intersection of technical communication and entrepreneurship. Technical and professional communicators have long been innovators in their fields. ProComm 2016 invites explorations into the new spaces and the new communication practices created by entrepreneurs.

See http://sites.ieee.org/pcs/procomm2016/ for more information


October 21, 2016: IEEE Photovoltaic Standards Workshop
Friday, October 21, 2016 7:00AM to 6:00PM
Austin Energy, 2526 Kramer Lane, Austin, TX 78758
Kramer Lane Assembly Room

This one-day workshop will provide instruction in design and installation solar-powered systems and equipment with emphasis on recent changes to applicable standards, notably UL 1741 SA.  Presentations will also cover micro-inverter specifications and operation, monitor communications and system functionality. The event will include exhibits by industry experts and suppliers. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive a PDH certificate for eight hours.

Registration and workshop details will follow.


October 23-27, 2016: 2016 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC)
The Marriott Renaissance Hotel
9721 Arboretum Blvd
Austin, TX, USA

Abstract submission deadline: 05 Apr 2016
Final submission deadline: 10 Jul 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 01 Jun 2016

See http://intelec2016.org for more information


October 23-26, 2016: 2016 IEEE Compound Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Symposium (CSICS)
Doubletree by Hilton Austin
6505 N IH 35
Austin, TX, USA

Abstract submission deadline: 01 May 2016
Final submission deadline: 15 Jul 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 30 May 2016

See https://csics.org for more information


November 3, 2016: Rock Stars of Big Data
November 3, 2016 | Brazos Hall | Austin, TX
Lunch and Cocktails Included

Register Now for the One Must-Attend Big Data Event of 2016 – Early Special Pricing Saves 25%. Click HERE for Full Details.

What You’ll Learn –
  • Ways to leverage the big data, dark data and smart data to maximize return on innovation
  • How the need for high-performance, in-memory layers on top of data silos will continue to accelerate, extending the life of these older, siloed systems
  • What technological, organizational, and cultural considerations must be addressed to make big data actionable
  • A universal dynamic data-driven applications model based on data science: inference and prediction from data
  • How to use big data analytics to combat identity fraud
From These Big Data Experts –
  • Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Self-Driving Organization: Big Value from Big Data in the Internet of Things
  • James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist; Team Lead, IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, IBM. Fogs, Logs & Cogs: The Newer, Bigger Shape of Big Data in the Internet of Things
  • Satyam Priyadarshy, Chief Data Scientist, Halliburton, Innovation in the Oil & Gas Industry Through Big Data, Dark Data and Smart Data
  • Stephen Coggeshall, Chief Analytics and Science Officer, ID Analytics, Using Big Data Analytics to Find Identity Fraud
  • Ben Coverston, DSE Architect, DataStax, Eventually Consistent Solutions for an Eventually Consistent World
  • Bill Franks, Chief Analytics Officer, Teradata, Driving Action With Big Data Analytic
Register today for Rock Stars of Big Data to get the special early pricing and save 25%  - click HERE.

November 7-10, 2016: IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD)

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Austin
6505 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX, USA

See https://iccad.com for more information


December 6-9, 2016: 2016 88th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference (ARFTG)

Hilton Austin
500 East 4TH Street
Austin, TX, USA

Abstract submission deadline: 07 Oct 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: 11 Nov 2016
Final submission deadline: 11 Nov 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 24 Oct 2016

See http://www.arftg.org for more details


February 20-24, 2017: 2017 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO)

Austin, TX

Abstract submission deadline: 02 Sep 2016
Full Paper Submission deadline: 09 Sep 2016
Final submission deadline: 04 Jan 2016
Notification of acceptance date: 02 Nov 2016


April 24-25, 2017: 2017 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)

Austin, TX, USA


September 24-29, 2017: 2017 ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS)

Austin, TX, USA


September 26-28, 2016: 2017 IEEE Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability Conference (ASTR)

Austin, TX, USA

IEEE Conference Search 

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

Texas Tech Pulse Calendar of Texas High Tech Events

Second & Fourth Friday of evey month: TechRanch Austin, Campfire
Come join our entrepreneurial community every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Want to connect and network with local tech entrepreneurs? Validate your business idea? Interested in getting more involved with Tech Ranch? Come out for a Campfire!

Campfire is all about connecting you to the larger tech startup community. Every 2nd and 4th Friday at 3:30 PM, we gather interesting, accomplished people from across Austin’s vast entrepreneur ecosystem so you can get the introductions, insight, and help you need to move your business forward, while also helping others.


August 1-4, 2016: NI Week
Austin, TX
Austin Convention Center
The 22nd annual NIWeek conference presented by NI begins August 1 in Austin, Texas, and brings together the brightest minds in engineering and science. More than 3,200 innovators representing a wide spectrum of industries, from automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy, will discover the latest technology to accelerate productivity for software-defined systems in test, measurement, and control.

Register here


August 3, 2016: TechShop Member Orientation
Open to the public
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
6:30 PM
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Parkway Suite #350
Round Rock, TX 78681

You are invited to join us for New Member Orientation, where we will talk about how the shop works and how you can get the most out of your membership here. Bring all of your questions!

August 6, 2016: TechShop Open House
Saturday, August 6, 2016
11:00 AM
TechShop Austin-Round Rock
120 Sundance Parkway Suite #350
Round Rock, TX 78681

For more info: http://techshop.com


October 11, 2016: Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX

Plan now to join us for free technical sessions, free lunch and the chance to network with leading suppliers to our industry

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
10:00AM–4:00PM

Register Now


January 14, 2017: Data Day Texas

Data Day Texas is based entirely on feedback from the Austin data community. What do you want to see this year? Take a moment and share your thoughts with us at suggestions@datadaytexas.com.

Since 2013, Data Day Texas has been held at Austin's premier event facility -- and one of the most warm and welcoming conference venues in the country -- the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas.

As usual, we'll be taking all three floors of the facility -- every spare inch of the building -- room enough for 10 tracks, workshops, birds of a feather, meetups, office hours, demos, happy hours, lounge, and a job fair.

Read more

January 15, 2017: Data Day MD
Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CST)
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center  | 1900 University Avenue | Austin, TX 78705

Based on feedback from the community, the inaugural Data Day MD will be held on January 15, 2017. Data Day MD is an extension of the successful Data Day Texas conference which in its 5th year drew 750 attendees.  Data Day MD is all about the intersection of Data, Medicine, and Healthcare -- learning to take advantage of new tools and technologies, like big data, natural language processing, machine learning, analytics, and the internet of things.

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/data-day-md-tickets-22257139704

January 28-29, 2017: BodyHackingcon 2017
Austin Convention Center
 http://www.bodyhackingcon.com/

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

Women in Science and Mathematics (WiSM)
While the express goal of this website is to recruit and retain women students in sciences and mathematics at Eastern Illinois University, there is plenty of good information on the site for the rest of us. Readers may like to start with Further Reading, where they can link to media coverage of women in science from around the web. From there, they may select Biographies of Women in Science, where they can access dozens of biographies of women who have made contributions to fields as diverse as chemistry, primatology, biophysics, and astronomy. In addition, the site features links to half a dozen other websites on the topic, from the Smithsonian's photo portraits of women scientists to the San Diego Supercomputer Center's coverage of women scientists from around the world.

STEMblog
STEMconnector is both a resource and a service that is designed “to link those advocating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education across disciplines and distances.” It seeks to connect diverse educators, professionals, and government officials together based on a love of applied science. The STEMblog, a project of STEMconnector, is updated regularly and focuses its energies on the relationship between business and STEM subjects. Recent articles, for example, have alerted readers to corporate-sponsored prizes for high school science teachers, a recognition of National Engineers Week, and the math behind a new Android app. For readers who are looking to make connections between STEM subjects and industry partners, the STEMblog is an informative site to check back on regularly.

Texas Girls Collaborative Project


The TxGCP Google Group is the best way to be connected in your region with all things K12 STEM - are you connected to the conversation? Join the group in your region of Texas - http://txgcp.org/k12-stem-outreach-google-group/.

TryEngineering.org

IEEE’s online engineering education resource for pre-university educators, parents and students, is now available in a new mobile-friendly format.  Visitors can now access the TryEngineering content they love, anywhere, any time on virtually any device including desktops, tablets and smart phones.

Starry Sky Austin

Starry Sky Austin is an educational astronomy program for all. The mission of Starry Sky Austin is to share the enthusiasm and knowledge of the universe with others and in doing so, bring about a sense of wonder and appreciation for our universe. Starry Sky Austin offers programming, stargazing classes, Girl Scout badges, and other exciting ways to get everyone curious about astronomy through an informal approach.


Local Chapter Activities

The IEEE is organized into Societies and Special Interest Groups.  The full list as well as a link to join each can be found here.  The Central Texas Section has several Society and  Special Interest Group Chapters with their own local activities as listed below. Note that some Joint Chapters represent more than one Society.

You can subscribe to an RSS feed of all Central Texas Section meetings that have been scheduled through vTools here

Click Meetings to see the next 180 days of planned CTS activity.

ALL of the Chapter Technical meetings are open to the public!!!

The Central Texas Section Chapters

AP Antennas and Propagation Society
AESS Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
CAS Circuits and Systems Society
CEDA Council on Electronic Design Automation
COM Communications Society - Austin | San Antonio
CN Consultant's Network
CPMT Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society
C Computer Society - Austin | San Antonio
ED Electron Devices Society
E Education Society
EMB Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
GOLD GOLD has been rebranded as the Young Professionals
IA Industry Applications Society
IE Industrial Electronics Society
IM Instrumentation and Measurement Society
PHO Photonics Society
LM Life Members - Austin | San Antonio
MTT Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
PEL Power Electronics Society
PE Power & Energy Society - Austin | San Antonio
PSE Product Safety Engineering Society
SC
Sensor Council
SMC Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
SP Signal Processing Society - Austin | San Antonio
SSC Solid-State Circuits Society
TMC Technology Management Council - Austin | San Antonio
WIE Women in Engineering
YP
Young Professionals

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques (AP/MTT)

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

NOTE: Being a member of the following IEEE Societies makes you eligible to be a member of CEDA: AP, CAS, C, ED, MTT and SSC. However, you need to go to the IEEE web site and sign in to be added as a FREE member of CEDA. See this PDF for detailed instructions.

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 (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)

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Austin Computer Society (C)

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BodyHacking: Improving Yourself Through Science, Data, and Technology

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Dustin D. Trammel, Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Ventures
dustin@trammell.ventures
Dustin brings over 15 years of experience in advanced information security research and architecting secure networks and systems. Having long held an interest in cryptography and privacy he became an early contributor to and adopter of Bitcoin. As best as we can tell, he was second person after Satoshi to join the bitcoin peer-to-peer network and the third person after Hal Finney to transact with the cryptocurrency. His early involvement led him to need to make a public statement in 2013 that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto. Dustin is also a passionate advocate for the bodyhacking/biohacking movement. His knowledge of blockchain and information security technologies serves as a wellspring that inspires and informs his investment and inception decisions.

Abstract

Bodyhackers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Even “normal” ones. That’s because bodyhacking isn’t just about appearances. It can relate to inward reflection, chemical adjustment, or even a fancy new watch that connects to a smartphone. The body is a vehicle to be tuned, modified, added to, taken away from, painted, tweaked, and customized. Maybe your preferred method is listed here. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, you belong at BDYHAX.

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17-August-2016
Time:  06:00PM to 08:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40552

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Cadence Design Systems
12515-7 Research Boulevard, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78759

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Topic/Title Sport Technology
Speaker Dr. Peter Bowman

Former Head of the Center of Excellence for Sports Technology, Aspire Peter has a variety skills in the areas of technology, education, entrepreneurship, management and project skills. In the area of technology Peter has been integral in the design, development and implementation of a number of large scale systems along with a variety of computer applications. Peter has a PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science Education and as an educator has taught at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar along with several other universities in the US. Peter has also developed and taught technology training programs. Peter has experience in teaching and working with culturally diverse populations. With respect to entrepreneurial, management and project skills Peter has owned his own technology consulting company and has managed an engineering firm.

Peter has been involved extensively in several industries in the area of new technology innovation, design and implementation. Peter recently finished consulting for curriculum design and development for Military Medical Training. Peter was previously the Head of the Center of Excellence for Sports Technology at Aspire in Qatar with a focus on sports technology innovation and implementation. Also previously Peter was with Williams Formula One/Advanced Engineering in Qatar. As the CTO at Mystikal Solutions he was in charge of developing and implementing the company's technical vision and in leading the company’s technology development.

Before coming to CMU in Qatar he was the Chief Systems Architect for Northrop
Grumman's Logistics Decision Support System (LDSS) for the Future Combat Systems FCS). Also for Northrop Grumman he served as the Principle Investigator for Laser Optics Simulation for the High Energy Bio-Effects Division of the US Air Force.

As the owner and lead consultant for SA Marketwise, Peter provided technology
consulting services to a variety of clients including Southwest Research Institute, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Washington Mutual (WAMU). Major projects for Southwest Research included providing technology training, design, development, testing and implementation of the Theater Medical Information Project (TMIP), the AWAC simulation and training system and TXDOT’s traffic control database for Houston Texas.

As the Director of Technology and manager for Bomar Engineering, Peter was in charge of the integration and implementation of General Electric’s Integrated Blade Inspection System’s NDI systems for the US Air Force. He has also been involved in the development of simulation technology for Integrated Circuits (IC) for Datapoint and GE Calma and as a system analyst for Control Data Corporation, he helped design, develop and implement the first Automated Jet Engine Testing System for the US Air Force.
Abstract There are three specific areas of sports technology: Sports Logistics, Sports Performance and Sports Medicine.  Sports Logistics technology includes all aspects of working with and managing sports venues.  Sports Performance technology includes all areas of helping improve learning about sports and how to best perform sports activities which includes both athletes and coaches.  Sports Medicine technology includes dealing with health and injuries related to sports.
Date/Time 16 August 2016
6:15 Meet in the Cafeteria for some socializing before the meeting.  As usual, we pay for our own meals.
7:00 Brief announcements
7:15 Demonstration of the CodeBug
8:30 Adjourn
Cost
Reservations Please use the IEEE vTools link to register for this meeting.

With your registration, we can properly set up the room and make other arrangements for the meeting.  Our attendance figures are used to measure the Chapter's annual performance, which in turn affects our funding.

When registering, if you are a nonmember or don't remember your IEEE member number, leave it blank.

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40499
Location 1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas
United States 78228
Building: St. Mary's University, University Center
Room Number: Conference Room B
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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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BodyHacking: Improving Yourself Through Science, Data, and Technology

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Dustin D. Trammel, Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Ventures
dustin@trammell.ventures
Dustin brings over 15 years of experience in advanced information security research and architecting secure networks and systems. Having long held an interest in cryptography and privacy he became an early contributor to and adopter of Bitcoin. As best as we can tell, he was second person after Satoshi to join the bitcoin peer-to-peer network and the third person after Hal Finney to transact with the cryptocurrency. His early involvement led him to need to make a public statement in 2013 that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto. Dustin is also a passionate advocate for the bodyhacking/biohacking movement. His knowledge of blockchain and information security technologies serves as a wellspring that inspires and informs his investment and inception decisions.

Abstract

Bodyhackers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Even “normal” ones. That’s because bodyhacking isn’t just about appearances. It can relate to inward reflection, chemical adjustment, or even a fancy new watch that connects to a smartphone. The body is a vehicle to be tuned, modified, added to, taken away from, painted, tweaked, and customized. Maybe your preferred method is listed here. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, you belong at BDYHAX.

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17-August-2016
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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40552

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Cadence Design Systems
12515-7 Research Boulevard, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78759

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Joint meeting with Austin Computer Society, Austin ComSoc Society and Consultant's Network

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

More information on Consultants Networks

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group

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Devon Ryan prepared this 'highlight' video of Young Professional activities at SXSW 2015.

Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

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Photonics Society (PHO)

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group

Life members must be at least 65 years of age and have been a member of IEEE or one of its predecessor societies for such a period that the sum of his/her age and his/her years of membership equals or exceeds 100 years. When an individual achieves Life member (LM) status, their basic membership dues and Region assessments are waived on 1 January of the year following attainment of LM status.

More information on LM

Austin Life Members Affinity Group


Topic/Title LED lighting in urban farms
Speaker Qusi Alqarqaz
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Date/Time 16 Aug 2016
2PM - 4PM
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
United States 78727
Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
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Reservations https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40689
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The Austin Life Members Group meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Life Members meet on the third Tuesday each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 2:00 to 2:15 p.m., followed by presentations from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. by experts in topics of interest to IEEE Life Members.

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San Antonio Life Member Affinity Group

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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

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Topic/Title TOUR OF STP NUCLEAR OPERATING COMPANY
Speaker Sheila Davis of http://www.stpegs.com/
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Date/Time 18 August 2016
Time: 10:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Location 12090 FM 521
Wadsworth, Texas
(Near Bay City, Texas)
Cost
Reservations Please read the following before registering:

Registration will close on August 10 to allow sufficient time for background checks of all attendees.

This tour will fill up, please notify the organizer if you're unable to attend so that someone on the standby list may fill in.

A special form must be filled out and returned to attend the tour, email the organizer if you don't have a copy within a few days after registering.

You must bring your the photo id with you on the day of the tour.

Allow for sufficient drive time of just over 3 hours (non-stop).

Kids under 18 will NOT be allowed on the tour.

When you click the register button (not "save and close") you will see the message "You have successfully registered for this meeting" and you will receive a confirmation email to confirm you are registered. If you don't receive a confirmation email, you are not registered.

We will be carpooling, watch your email for additional details.

Tour information may change after you register; please watch your email for updates.

We will be eating fajitas catered from a local restaurant.

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/39882
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For any questions please contact: Steve Pearson, Program Chairman, IEEE PES/IAS/PELS/IES Austin Chapter; (512) 466-1450; steve@pearsonstrategy.com


Topic/Title ENGINEERING ETHICS
Speaker George Hartmann, P.E. of Texas Board of Professional Engineers

George P. Hartmann, P.E. is a Licensing Project Manager at the Texas Board of Professional Engineers in Austin. He has been with the Board for twelve years. Previously he worked with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and predecessor agencies. He has also worked with Huntsman Corporation; and two environmental engineering consulting firms. He is a 1981 graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
Abstract Our annual Engineering Ethics educational program.
Date/Time 23 August 2016
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, TX
Cost • 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: $3 for dinner (no charge for non-meal participants) • Student Visitors (non-IEEE members): $6 to $10 for dinners ($2 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 RSVP by sending an e-mail to ieee.pi2.austin@zxtech.net

https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/39982
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  San Antonio Power and Energy Society (PE)

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Product Safety Engineering Society (PSE)

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Topic/Title Ethics in Engineering (The topic is presented to each new engineering class at Purdue)
Speaker Jim Bender, Texas Instruments, Director of Worldwide Regulatory and Safety Compliance
Abstract Jim is a graduate of Purdue University, receiving his BSEE in 1976 and MSE in 1977 and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Following internship and full time employment with Underwriters Laboratories in product safety compliance, Jim joined Texas Instruments in 1979 where his career includes quality and product safety management. He is currently the Director of WW Product Regulatory and Safety Compliance, a key assignment that ties directly to the “Ethics in Engineering” subject and making “right” choices.
Date/Time August 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM  Please come early and do some networking!
Cost Reservations: No Cost, but we would like to know how many plan to attend. Please RSVP to Dale Ritzen at austin278757@yahoo.com
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Location Dell Parmer Lane Campus (Parmer Lane East of IH35) Contact Dale if you need directions.
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Austin Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

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Recognized as the 2015 ComSoc Chapter of the Year and a 2015 Chapter Achievement Award Winner


Topic/Title

BodyHacking: Improving Yourself Through Science, Data, and Technology

Speaker

Dustin D. Trammel, Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Ventures
dustin@trammell.ventures
Dustin brings over 15 years of experience in advanced information security research and architecting secure networks and systems. Having long held an interest in cryptography and privacy he became an early contributor to and adopter of Bitcoin. As best as we can tell, he was second person after Satoshi to join the bitcoin peer-to-peer network and the third person after Hal Finney to transact with the cryptocurrency. His early involvement led him to need to make a public statement in 2013 that he was not Satoshi Nakamoto. Dustin is also a passionate advocate for the bodyhacking/biohacking movement. His knowledge of blockchain and information security technologies serves as a wellspring that inspires and informs his investment and inception decisions.

Abstract

Bodyhackers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Even “normal” ones. That’s because bodyhacking isn’t just about appearances. It can relate to inward reflection, chemical adjustment, or even a fancy new watch that connects to a smartphone. The body is a vehicle to be tuned, modified, added to, taken away from, painted, tweaked, and customized. Maybe your preferred method is listed here. Maybe it isn’t. Either way, you belong at BDYHAX.

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17-August-2016
Time:  06:00PM to 08:30PM

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https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/40552

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Cadence Design Systems
12515-7 Research Boulevard, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78759

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Joint meeting with Austin Computer Society, Austin ComSoc Society and Consultant's Network


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San Antonio Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

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Sensor Council (SC)

Membership in the Sensor Council is free if you are already a member of one of the sponsoring IEEE Societies. Those Societies are: AES, AP, BT, CAS, COM, CPMT, C, DEI, ED, EMB, EMC, IE, IA, IM, MAG, MTT, OE, PE, PHO, RA, SP, SSC, UFFC, and VT.

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Joint Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMC) & Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS)

AESS Chapter of the Year Award 2016 for US-based chapters

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If you missed the excellent February meeting on "Supersized Robots" you can watch the video here.

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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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