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.
  • Slack - Several CTS members have begun using Slack to exchange ideas and foster discussion. If you are interested in joining the CTS Slack Team send an email to Fabio Gomez ( fabio.gomez@ieee.org )

From the Central Texas Section Chair

Check out some of these great events coming up! Click on the links for more info and to register:

In addition to all these great events, IEEE offers additional opportunities. 
From 1 June through 15 July, IEEE members can get a free download of the e-book Passion, Perseverance and Making a Difference by going to http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/76670.

Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code JUNFREE17 at checkout.

I hope to see you at some of these upcoming events!


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

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Membership Development

Not an IEEE member and have been waiting to join?
Join now with ˝ year dues!  Join IEEE and receive 8 months of membership for the price of six.  If you have been away from IEEE for more than a year, you can re-join for half price! http://www.ieee.org/join

Did you know about IEEE - IEEE ResumeLab
IEEE has member benefit, the IEEE ResumeLab.  The ResumeLab is an online service that allows IEEE members to develop a resume or curriculum vitae using a wide array of resume templates.  The site is great for new engineers just entering the job market or for those seasoned engineers who want to update their resume and interviewing skills.  Log on and check it out at http://www.ieee.org/resumelab

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

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News of Interest to the Section

Free eBook from IEEE USA to IEEE Members
What do Microsoft Corporation, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, and the IEEE/IEEE-USA New Faces of Engineering have in common?  Simple answer – Maria Vlachopoulou -- author of "Women in Engineering--Book 2:  Passion, Perseverance and Making a Difference."

Book 2, in this award-winning IEEE-USA WIE e-book series, is the thought-provoking and inspiring story of Maria Vlachopoulou, a data analyst/program manager with Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington.  Vlachopoulou overcame great obstacles and challenges to pursue a technological career: limited pre-university opportunities to learn about technology in her hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece; learning to use a personal computer for the first time as a university freshman; undergraduate studies in her second language, English; and changing both career and engineering directions, while in graduate school.
 
Vlachopoulou was the 2013 IEEE/IEEE-USA New Face of Engineering for her contributions to Smart Grid research, while employed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in Richland, Washington.  She has two M.S. degrees: in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and in Industrial Engineering, from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; and a Bachelor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
 
In addition to her technical achievements, Vlachopoulou volunteers to promote the profession. She is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society and Society of Women Engineers. She is founding chair of the Richland Section Women in Engineering affinity group, a previous vice-chair of the section’s Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) affinity group, and a prior assistant coordinator of the FIRST LEGO League annual tournament in the Tri-Cities, Wash. area.

In June, IEEE-USA E-BOOKS is offering this award winning e-book free to IEEE members.

Now through 15 July, IEEE members can get a free download of this e-book by going to http://shop.ieeeusa.org/usashop/product/careers/76670. Log in with your IEEE Web account, add the book to your cart, and use promo code JUNFREE17 at checkout.

CALL FOR AUTHORS

IEEE-USA E-BOOKS seeks authors to write an individual e-book or a series on career guidance and development topics. If you have an idea you think will benefit members in a particular area of expertise, 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 190,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE.

IEEE Maker Project
Attention Makers: This is your opportunity to show the world the work that has been keeping you up at night. So, if you are tirelessly tinkering with a tech project that solves complex problems and has applications to benefit society, and want to win great prizes, we want to hear from you.

How to enter: Showing off your work is easy. Fill out the entry form for your chance to win. Top submissions in each category will be sent to our expert panel of judges who will select one finalist from each category. The grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges.
Contest Categories:
  • Accessibility
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Health & Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation
  • Other
Register at http://transmitter.ieee.org/makerproject/


Lepide Sets Austin As New HQ, Plans To Hire 50
Lepide, a developer of IT security and compliance software, announced in early May that it has selected Austin to act as its new global headquarters, hiring 50 people in the city over the next 18 months. Lepide--which currently has offices in London and New Delhi--currently employs 236 staff. The company said it moved to Austin due to the IT security market's size and current growth trajectory in the U.S. Lepide is led by CEO Aidan Simister. The company specifically cited the "ton of top IT talent" as well as the continuous flow of IT graduates from such schools at UT Austin.

IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Projects
IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) announces the second call for
humanitarian projects proposals between US$20k-$60k. Deadline is JUNE 26!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B48rW0pDHKZwOUpYbGh3TnVlVUU/view

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Volunteer Opportunities

Texas STEM Connections

Texas STEM Connections is a web-based tool that makes it easy for STEM professionals to connect with K-20 educators, classrooms, out of school time programs, and other volunteer opportunities. Professionals can share their skills and expertise to bring real-world, authentic learning opportunities to all our students helping to create the next generation of innovators. Through in-person matches and virtual sessions, professionals can help educators and program providers connect their students to the world of STEM. Together we can make a difference.


Webmaster/Social Media

Immediate opportunity is now available for Webmaster/Social media for the  upcoming two events in September 2017 (2017 ComTech Innovation Summit in Health and Wellness) and April 2018 (2018 IEEE GreenTech International Conference of Smart City) in Austin.

If interested, please contact Fawzi Behmann at f.behmann@ieee.org.

Other volunteer opportunities are also available.













Central Texas in Europe - News:

Fawzi Behmann has organized a panel session 5 industry and academic experts for ICC2017 under the title of
“ComTech Innovation and Trends towards Smart Connected Car Environment”
that was held Thursday 23 May.
The session focused on answering the following questions:
  • What are some of the issues and concerns regarding development & operations of smart car in smart environment?
  • How IPv6 enable Smart Car environment?
  • What are the key difference and benefits between small cells in 5G and 4G/3G 5G Small Cells as the enabling ComTech solution?
  • What solutions are required to address the needs for smart transportation and critical infrastructure in a Public Protection and Disaster Response?
  • What are some of the lessons learned from pilot launch of Electric autonomous shuttle buses?


In addition, as a distinguished Lecturer, Fawzi presended three different sessions in Croatia in May to businesses and Academia:
  1. TVZ Technicko Veleuciliste U Zagrebu
    Topic: "Developing IoT Solutions for Smart Homes/Buildings, Smart Car and Smart Energy",
  2.  Ericsson Nikola Tesla
    Topic: "Developing IoT Solutions for Health & Fitness and Public Infrastructure and Smart Communities/Cities",
  3. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical, Engineering and Computing
    Topic: "Is there a common vision for IoT, 5G and Virtualization by 2020?"



Future cars are smarter but more expensive

I can assure you that the keyless entry and start, touch sensors and the augmented reality head sets in today’s cars are features I did not have in my first car in 1981.

If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the cars before power windows and CD players. I remember my first car well. It was a 1980 Honda Civic, and it had no features, no leather, no cupholder, and of course no cassette players. It wasn't also fast!

Time have changed and so have the cars. Indeed, the innovations in cars is changing the simple features of the classic cars and increasing the cost of manufacturing them. In a recent study for PwC, the price amplifications of acquiring different digital equipments in cars and the need to expensive electronic parts and recruiting software engineers and  technical talents is at least 20% greater than the old generations of cars costs.

The rate at which technology is reshaping personal and commercial cars and trucks  accelerates every year, which will make the  future high tech cars real and not fictions. Many of these technologies are either coming soon or already have and in few years, we'll have cars capable in emergencies of applying the brakes even if the driver has not.

Most of the new technology advancement in cars are in interior, safety or entertainment. The autonomous car will  change the concept of cars’s interiors. The front seat can face the back seat, so travelers can talk as they usually do at home while the car is driving. Soon we can see active front glass capable of displaying images, navigation system that will show the next street as we come close to it.  Augmented reality displays  will  provide alerts, safety aids, and warn us using a screen embedded in the windshield. Most cars will be capable of  pairing with our health wearable devices and in emergencies or if the driver is having heart attack, the cars can pull over and call 911.

The story is not different in commercial trucks. Self driving trucks or autonomous trucks, are almost in service and commercial transport companies  begin the process of redesigning their trucking system to have a GPS system that can learn to drive from human truckers . Arizona’s startup company embedded IBM’s Watson Internet of Things for Automotive into a driverless shuttle Olli , a bus manufactured by 3D printing that actually been tested on the streets of a shopping district just outside Washington, DC.

What could happen next? Are we going to have a truck and SUV in one vehicle?

Can we choose our cars technologies before buying them? Soon we will know

Contributed by Qusi Alqarqaz, IEEE Senior Member
http://qusialqarqaz.wordpress.com
qusi.alqarqaz.us@ieee.org

Call for Nominations

It's time for the nominating process to begin for section and chapter officers for next year.  If you are interested in nominating someone for a section officer position or one of the section committee chairs, contact the Nominations and Appointments Committee Chair, Kenny Rice.  His address is krice@ieee.org.  Self-nominations will be considered by the Nominations and Appointments Committee.

Nominations for chapters and affinity groups should go to the chairman of the group.

In the past, Central Texas Section officers have been elected for a two year term, and chapter officers in the section have been elected for a one year term   The MGA Operations Manual states that the section may have terms of office of either one or two years, and the Central Texas Section has documented the choice of two year terms for its officers.  

Recently, the MGA Operations Manual declared that sections must make a separate choice of terms of office for all of their chapter officers.    In the absence of a Local Operating Procedure on this topic, the Section Committee has decided that chapter officers must be elected every year, Chapter officers are limited to consecutive service of four years.  

The schedule for our elections is as follows.  This message constitutes the Call for Nominations.  The nominations committee will accept nominations from section members during the month of April, and will communicate a slate of nominees to the CTS Executive Committee by August 15th, for ratification at the Executive Committee meeting at the end of August.  The ratified slate will be published in the September Analog newsletter, and petition candidates will be accepted until October 15th. The modified slate will be announced to section members in the October Mid Month Reminder.   The election will be announced in the November Analog.  The elections will begin on November 1.  We intend to use the IEEE vTools election process for the election.

Chapter nominations and elections should follow a similar schedule and process at the chapter level, although the election itself may be held at the November chapter meeting instead of on line. 

Below is the section Elections process specified in the MGA Operations Manual (it can be found at http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/operations_manual/index.html ).  The chapter process is substantially the same,  


G.    SECTION ELECTION PROCESS

Six months prior to the date of election, the Section Nominating Committee Chair shall issue a call for nominations for all positions elected at-large to all voting members of the Section through an appropriate medium. 


Section members shall submit nominations within one month of the call for nominations. 

The Section Nominating Committee shall verify the candidates’ eligibility and willingness to serve. A candidate must be a member of the Section to hold office in that Section. The Section Nominating Committee shall also gather position statements and biographies of the potential candidates, as appropriate. 


4    The Section Nominating Committee will select from all such submissions at least two but not more than three candidates for each position elected at-large, and submit the slate of candidates to the Section ExCom for ratification. In the case where the slate that is submitted for ratification consists of a single candidate, the Section ExCom may recommend to the Region Director the approval of proceeding with the election process with a single candidate slate.

  • The slate of candidates for elected office shall be communicated to the voting members of the Section not less than six weeks prior to the election date. In addition, provision shall be made in the communication for petition candidates for these offices. 

  • In addition to the candidates nominated by the Section Nominating Committee, individual voting members eligible to vote in such election may nominate candidates by petition. 
In accordance with IEEE Bylaw I-307.17, the number of signatures required on a petition shall be determined as follows. For all positions where the electorate is less than 30,000 voting members, signatures shall be required from 2% of the eligible voters. 
For all positions where the electorate is more than 30,000 voting members, 600 signatures of eligible voters plus 1% of the difference between the number of eligible voters and 30,000 shall be required.” 
The petition shall be completed at least 28 days before the date of the election. 

  • The entire slate of candidates for office shall be communicated to the voting members of the Section not less than two weeks prior to the election date. 

  • The election process shall be by secret ballot. 

  • The Section Chair shall submit the names of up to three members of the Section to serve as a Tellers Committee, to the Section for approval. After the tally of votes, the Tellers Committee shall report the results of the election to the Section Chair. The Section Chair shall inform each candidate for office of the results of the election prior to announcing the results to the Section membership. 


Tips, Tools and Gadgets

If you listen to podcasts, you might want to try the Internet History Podcast. These are published about once per week and range from 20 minutes to 2 hours in length. I've listened to a couple of these and found them to be very interesting.

If are close to my age, you may remember the CDC 6500 Supercomputer. There is a short (11:24) video showing one that has been refurbished. This is an interesting look back at the early days of computing.

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


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More Than 400 Courses Now Available on IEEE Xplore
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Register now for our latest free live technical webinars. Or check out our past webinars at your convenience.  See this site  more information.
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Other learning opportunities
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Other Sources
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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
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* 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

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

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

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Branch Chair: Mark Pena, email: Mark.W.Pena@gmail.com
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UTSA Students Recognized by AES/SMC Chapter

The IEEE Central Texas Section Joint AES/SMC Chapter once again presented a special recognition award at the 2017 Spring Semester UTSA College of Engineering Tech Symposium to a team of electrical engineering students for their senior design project which best represented the technical fields-of-interest of our societies.  The award was presented by Chris Camargo, Director of Avionics and Support Systems at Southwest Research Institute and a member of the local AES chapter.  The winning team was "Air Violin":

Engineering Students: Jorge Campos, Daniel Fernandez, Yat Ching Shiu, Jorge Zapata
 
The Air Violin is intended to be a low-cost, easily transported alternative to an actual violin. It consists of a pair of embedded gloves that can closely simulate the feeling of playing an actual violin. The first glove is the "Bow Hand" which acts as the hand that holds the bow while playing the instrument. The second glove will act as the "Play Hand" and its functionally is to determine which note the user wants to play. A compatible android application will also be included to provide record and playback functions.

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2017


June



8




IEEE ComSoc 5G Summit, Renaissance Hotel, Dallas
Theme: Making 5G a reality — Issues & Challenges

5G will usher in new types of applications requiring unprecedented bandwidth, ultra-low latency, and massive sensing. The IEEE 5G Summit Dallas, in collaboration with the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), will focus on these applications as well as the systems, standards, and policies needed to bring the next generation to market. Perspectives, challenges, and solutions from equipment manufacturers, chip makers, operators, test and measurement companies, policymakers, and academics will be shared in a series of talks, and in an interactive exchange where the audience will be challenged to work with panelists to identify key hurdles and how to overcome them.
Target Audience: 5G technology vendors, operators, startups, policymakers, academics

Registration:

https://www.tiaconnectivityjam.org/ieee-5g-summit/




15




Professional Engineering Ethics Webinars hosted by TBPE
10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

The Board is offering these free ethics webinars to assist license holders with meeting their ethics requirement.  Each ethics presentation provides an up-to-date overview of agency activities, case studies, and a review of professional ethics topics.
 
There is a maximum of 1,000 attendees for each webinar and they fill up quickly. Don't wait too long or you may miss out on getting your ethics credit prior to your renewal deadline.
 
Webinar Registration Page:  http://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html
After registering, please be sure to save the confirmation email as you will need the unique link on the day of the webinar in order to attend.



17




2017 ACM/IEEE International Workshop on System Level Interconnect Prediction (SLIP)
High speed chip-to-chip interconnect design • Design and analysis of chip package interfaces • Power consumption of interconnects • 3D interconnect design and prediction • Emerging interconnect technologies • Applications of interconnects to social, genetic, and biological systems • Co-optimization of interconnect technology and chip design

Austin Conventional Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX, USA

http://sliponline.org/



17-18




The 26th International Workshop on Logic & Synthesis
sponsored by ACM/SIGDA and by the IEEE
Thompson Conference Center, Austin, TX
The International Workshop on Logic and Synthesis is the premier forum for research in synthesis, optimization, and verification of integrated circuits and systems. Research on logic synthesis for emerging technologies and for novel computing platforms, such as nanoscale systems and biological systems, is also strongly encouraged. The workshop encourages early dissemination of ideas and results. The workshop accepts complete papers highlighting important new problems in the early stages of development, without providing complete solutions. The emphasis is on novelty and intellectual rigor.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: hardware synthesis and optimization; software synthesis; hardware/software co-synthesis; power and timing analysis; testing, validation and verification; synthesis for reconfigurable architectures; hardware compilation for domain-specific languages; design experiences. Submissions on modeling, analysis and synthesis for emerging technologies and platforms are particularly encouraged. The workshop format includes paper presentations, posters, invited talks, social lunch and dinner gatherings, and recreational activities. Accepted papers are distributed exclusively to IWLS participants.

Paper abstract submission:  March 5, 2017
Full paper submission:          March 12, 2017 - 11.59pm Anywhere on earth
Notification of acceptance:   April 16, 2017
Final version due:                 May 14, 2017

http://www.iwls.org/iwls2017/



18-22




Design Automation Conference (DAC)
Advance registration for the premier conference for the Design & Automation of Electronic Systems is now open.  DAC consists of a Research Track, Designer Track, and IP Track on the following themes: Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Electronic Systems & Software (ESS), Design, Intellectual Property (IP), Internet of Things (IoT), Automotive, and Security.  DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Register today Http://www.dac.com - DAC June 18 – 22, 2017, Austin Convention Center

I LOVE DAC Free Registration (deadline is May 25) includes:
  • Keynote sessions from:
    • Monday: Joe Costello, CEO, Enlighted, Inc.
    • Tuesday: Chuck Grindstaff, Executive Chairman, Siemens PLM Software Inc.
    • Wednesday: Tyson Tuttle, CEO, Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
    • Thursday: Rosalind Picard, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Access to the Exhibition Floor with over 180 exhibitors
  • Access to the DAC Pavilion sessions each day
    • SKYTalks
    • Fireside Chats from industry CEO’s
    • Industry Panels
    • 3 Tear-downs
  • World of IoT
  • Designer Track Poster Session
  • IP Track Poster Session
  • Networking receptions
    • Sunday Night Welcome Reception on the 4th Floor of the Austin Convention Center, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Networking Receptions in the Trinity Street Foyer, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Tuesday Designer/IP Track Poster Session Reception on the exhibit floor, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    • Tuesday & Wednesday Work-in-Progress Poster Sessions & Reception in the Trinity Street Foyer, 6:00pm - 7:00pm




25-28




Smart Cities Connect
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas

Austin has been declared one of the top 10 Smart Cites to watch, turning to technology to better connect our communities, improving citizen services, and perhaps most of all, finding more intelligent ways to manage resources. As an incubator for innovation, we are proud to host the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo at the Austin Convention Center this June 26-28, 2017!

The 2017 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo brings together over 200 Cities and their respective leadership to prospect and partner with innovative technology and service providers; linking progressive cities with state-of-the-art solutions and best practices.

Register here


July



25




SysAdmin Day
http://sysadminday.com


September



6




Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.




2017 ComTech Innovation Summit in Health and Wellness
The ComTech Innovation  one day Summit provides vision,  breakthrough in innovation, technology impact & regulatory challenges related to health with smart connected medical devices and wearables, remote monitoring & management, data analytics and AI and assess impact and influence towards precision and personalization.

Suggested Topics:
  • Global healthcare challenges, vision, roadmap to smart connected healthcare system for personalized services.
  • Monitoring, diagnostics, surgical, emergency care
  • Preventive and Precision Medicine
  • mHealth Innovations
  • Healthcare innovations: Wireless devices, systems, services
  • Use of technology such as sensors, Wireless, LTE-5G,  IoT,  virtualization, cloud-based big data/analytics and security in delivering ecosystem solutions
  • Medical and Healthcare Data Communication, Security, Privacy
  • Regulatory challenges
We welcome your participation and support. If you wish to present or help, please send a quick message to f.behmann@ieee.org.



16




Central Texas Section Semi-Annual ExCom Meeting



17-21




2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAP)
ISAP is a unique forum where two scientific communities meet: power systems and intelligent systems, and also where scientists and engineers and economists working in the industry align their vision on the needs and demands of the power industry. The Conference welcomes papers on Intelligent Systems Application to Electric Power and Energy Systems (Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Markets, Operations, and Planning)

Westin Riverwalk
420 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://2017isap.tamu.edu/



17-22




2017 ACM/IEEE 20th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS)

The annual Models conference brings together an international audience of researchers and practitioners to discuss all aspects of modelling in software engineering, including modelling for requirements, process modelling, design modelling, quality modelling, user interface modelling, test modelling and product-line modelling. It covers modelling languages, meta-models, standards, code generation, modes of process and all related topics. It also covers modelling education. Anything related to modelling is welcome including pragmatics of modelling, industrial use of modelling, uses of models in any software context, transformation of models or to models, reverse engineering to models, standardization involving models, blending models and programs, etc. case studies, empirical studies and all other forms of papers are welcome.

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th StreetAustin, TX, USA

Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Final submission deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 09 Jun 2017

http://www.modelsconference.org/




26-28




2017 IEEE Accelerated Stress Testing & Reliability Conference (ASTR)
Austin, TX
Full Paper Submission deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Final submission deadline: 09 Jun 2017
Notification of acceptance date: 09 Jun 2017



27-29




2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference
The event is co-sponsored by IEEE and ASQ
The 2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference is focused on highlighting cutting-edge methods to deliver maximum cost-benefits from reliability testing. ASTR 2017 is relevant to manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, medical, telecommunications and other industries where reliability is a key driver of operational and business success. If your company needs to improve product testing with a goal to improve reliability, reduce warranty costs, improve profits, gain market share, and be more competitive, then the 2017 ASTR Conference is for you.

September Conference – 09/27-29/17

Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference

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Sept. 27-29 in Austin Texas

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ASTR is co-sponsored by ASQ-Reliability Division and IEEE Reliability Society.

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Exceeding Customer Expectations through Accelerated Reliability Testing

The 2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference is focused on highlighting cutting-edge methods to deliver maximum cost-benefits from reliability testing. ASTR 2017 is relevant to manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, medical, telecommunications and other industries where reliability is a key driver of operational and business success. If your company needs to improve product testing with a goal to improve reliability, reduce warranty costs, improve profits, gain market share, and be more competitive, then the 2017 ASTR Conference is for you.

You’ll Use What You Learn at the 2017 ASTR Conference

Accelerated stress testing is a key tool within a well-structured development program—enabling timely opportunities for product improvement and delivering assured product performance.

ASTR 2017 will be comprised of short sessions, tutorials and will feature exhibits. Topics will include Accelerated testing, degradation methods, effective test, HALT, and field reliability.

Who should attend?
  • Anyone who determines how to test for reliability, experts and novice
  • A Reliability Development Managers
  • A Sensor Manufacturers
  • A Test Equipment Manufacturers
  • A Senior Reliability Engineers
  • A Test Engineers
  • A Test Lab Managers
  • A Quality Engineers
  • A Reliability Engineers
  • A Systems & Development Engineers
  • Engineering students & faculties interested in Accelerated testing or Reliability

Reliability Topics:
  • Product and Process Reliability in the Medical arena
  • Availability, Maintainability & Reliability synergies
  • Design of Experiments and Reliability–case studies
  • Risk & Reliability connections
  • Explaining Risk to Management
Location:
Austin Downtown Hilton Garden Inn
500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78701

http://www.ieee-astr.org


October



5




Austin Tech-Security Conference
The Austin Tech-Security Conference features 40-60 vendor exhibits and 8-12 educational speaker sessions discussing current tech-security issues such as cloud security, email and social media security, VoIP, LAN security, wireless security, USB drives security & more. Numerous door prizes such as iPads, Kindles, $25, $50 and $100 gift cards and lots more!  You'll come away with advice and knowledge so you can start proactively protecting your environment from the latest security breaches.  Your registration will include your breakfast, lunch, conference materials and entrance into the conference sessions and exhibit area. THIS CONFERENCE QUALIFIES FOR CPE CREDITS.  Scroll down to view the full conference agenda.

http://www.dataconnectors.com/event/austin-10-5-17/



10




Austin (CTEA) Expo & Tech Forum
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Location: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane
#365
Austin, TX

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

Free Technical Program & Schedule:
Exhibit Hours:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
10:00AM - 3:00PM

http://www.smta.org/expos/#austin



26-27




LASCON 2017 (8th Annual Lonestar Application Security Conference)
LASCON 2017 will be held again at the Norris Conference Center, with the conference dates to be Thursday and Friday, October 26-27, 2017. Training will also be offered,

The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals. LASCON is held in Texas where more Fortune 500 companies call home than any other state and it is held in Austin which is a hub for startups in the state of Texas. At LASCON, leaders at these companies along with security architects and developers gather to share cutting-edge ideas, initiatives, and technology advancements.

https://lascon.org


December



6




Texas Board of Professional Engineers Ethics Webinar
Registration links will be posted 30 days prior to the event at: https://engineers.texas.gov/webinars.html.



11




Workshop on Fuzzy Similarity
IEEE CTS ComSoc/SP/CS/EMBS is collaborating with Texas State University,  School of Engineering on Senior Design Activity event  at San Marcus and offer a workshop on Fuzzy Similarity.

For the recent decades, we have seen rapid progress on hardware and intelligent applications. These bundled systems are widely dependent on traditional Artificial Intelligence techniques such as neural nets and deep learning. However, with a chip that can contain a billion of transistors, it is time to build a "massively parallel array processor" on such a chip. The massively parallel array processor can be used to implement the nearest neighbor (most fuzzy similar) classifiers for the recognition and classification problem, and the function computation model. That is, fuzzy similarity measurements can be used to find the nearest neighbor.

The modern CPU's "functional programming model" is limited by the need to build functions that are denoted by expressions. The fuzzy-similarity-based function computation model is different. Given x, it searches the most fuzzy similar neighbor m of x and takes the function value f(m) of m as the function value f(x) of x.  This computation model is fundamentally a table-look-up approach. Previously, we did not try this model because a computer CPU is limited. Now, a chip can contain a billion of transistors. Also, we have seen the tremendous growth in silicon photonic circuits.  Therefore, it is time to try this function computation model.

Topics in the 2017 International Workshop on Fuzzy Similarity include but are not limited to the following:

·      Feature Extractions and Fuzzy Similarity Measurements.

·      Applications of   Fuzzy Similarity in image recognition, moving object detection, image description, time data classification, function computation model, self-driving car, natural language processing,  health care, genome, virtualization, and big data analysis.

·      Hardware and Platforms: Massively Parallel Array Processor, FPGA, IC Chips with a massive number of transistors, and OpenCL for heterogeneous computing platforms.

·      MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) or Silicon Photonic circuits for massively parallel processors.

We welcome your participation and contribution. If you wish to present, please send a quick message to Dr. CL Chang nicesoft2009@gmail.com  or  f.behmann@ieee.org
2018


March



4-8




2018 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The conference addresses issues of immediate and long term importance to practicing power electronics engineer.

henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.apec-conf.org/


April



4-6




2018 IEEE GreenTech International Conference of Smart City"

The GreenTech of Smart City conference provides a forum with government, industry and researchers and startups to collaborate and innovate on future frameworks, plans and technological solutions in moving towards smart green cities.

For example, moving to a smarter grid will reduce emissions by allowing greater integration of renewables and more efficient use of the energy they produce, integration of smart vehicles which can act as storage devices to reduce transmission losses and promote cleaner transport and the introduction of demand response mechanisms to reduce demand.

By improving people’s experiences on the road, in the air, at stores and at work, technologies are moving us all toward a better life and a better world.

Suggested Topics:
  • Smart cities impacted by Green Technology empowered by IoT, wireless, virtualization and  Analytics/AI technologies
  • City’s environmental challenges (emissions, waste water management, recycling)
  • Smart Energy Consumer-Grid: Appliances, smart homes, building, transportation, industrial, distribution, transmission monitoring, Reliability, Efficiency, creative billing, and sustainability
  • Regulatory considerations, Policies, Economics and Sustainability
  • Climate change adaptation & resiliency / Climate risk and adaptation strategy
  • Micro-grids: ac/dc systems, control and optimization, energy management, storage
  • Energy Efficiency and Consumption: business models, incentives, markets, policies and frameworks, and smart customers, loads and meters
  • Electric Transportation and Smart Grids: electric vehicle charging/discharging strategies, grid interface and impacts, resilience, sustainability
  • Power Transmission & Distribution (e.g. Remote communication and control of T&D assets, Distribution System Reliability)
  • Next Generation Control Centers: generation, T&D control centers and system operators and applications (big data analytics, visualizations, situational awareness)
Case Study: Pecan Street Project

Case Study: Autonomous Vehicles

End Users: Industrial, Transportation, Building Technologies

We welcome your participation and support. If you wish to present or help, please send a quick message to  f.behmann@ieee.org




7-8




IEEE R5 Annual Meeting

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE USA, R5 and CTS



May



13-18




2018 IEEE International Workshop Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR 2018)
Reliability & Quality of Communication Networks

AT&T Conference Ctr
1900 University Ave
Austin, TX, USA

http://www.ieee-cqr.org/


June



10-13




2018 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC)
This conference papers are dealing with application, development, analysis, testing, and service experience with electrical insulation in electrical and electronic equipment around but not limited to the following themes: rotating machines, transformers, cables, variable speed drives, testing, outdoor insulation, nanodielectrics, switchgear, new materials, etc.

San Antonio, TX, USA

http://ieeedeis.org/eic


July



27-29




IEEE Future Leader Forum
2019


July



8-12




2019 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference (NSREC)
Conference offers a one day "Short Course" and 3.5 days of Tehchnical sessions consisting of 8-10 session of contributed papers. The material presented is completely related to the radiation environment and its impact on electrical components and materials

San Antonio Rivercenter Marriott
101 Bowie St
San Antonio, TX, USA

http://www.nsrec.com/


October



27-30




2019 IEEE Sensors Conference

Austin, TX
Sponsor: IEEE CTS and Sensors Society
Conference Bid  deadline: 30 Aug 2016
Notification of Venue selection: October, 2016


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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 - Austin | San Antonio
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)

Chapter Web site

The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.

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Council on Electronic Design Automation (CEDA)

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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.

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  Join CTS CEDA on LinkedIn

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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Joint Austin Computer Society (C) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB) Chapter

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Topic/Title Bringing True Full Duplex Communications to Life: Promises and Challenges
Speaker Mr. Hardik Jain, VP of Engineering, GenXComm Inc.
Hardik Jain received B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in 2011 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He is a graduate student currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interest includes full duplex wireless transmission, design of wireless communication systems and coding theory. His work on full duplex radios and self-interference cancelation technology is being commercialized to build a product at GenXComm Inc. where he serves as the VP of Engineering. His former industry experience includes work at Texas Instruments, Bangalore in 2011 and Broadcom India Research, Bangalore from 2011 - 2013.
Abstract Wireless is a broadcast medium, one radio's transmission can be received at multiple locations in its range. This creates an interference region where other transmissions at the same frequency are prohibited due to potential collisions and interference. Current radios generally either take turns to transmit and receive or use different frequency to transmit and receive to avoid interference from the transmitter at their own receiver. In this talk, we will discuss the most desired way of transmission in wireless networks, full duplex transmissions. Full duplex radios can listen to the transmission from other radios while concurrently transmitting data from their own transmitter without needing any orthogonality. This unique capability at the front-end of the physical layer enables host of benefits at L1 and L2 layer to massively improve the data carrying capacity of the link and the network. We will first discuss the key principle technology that allows simultaneous transmission and reception. Subsequently, we will discuss the use cases / transmission scenarios where this technology can improve the capacity of networks without changing the existing standards and the user equipment. In the end, we will conclude the talk with the impact of full duplex technology as it becomes the part of next generation standards.
Date/Time 15 June 2017
6:00 p.m. Networking and Gathering
6:20 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
6:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Meeting Survey Feedback, Networking
Location 9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45673
Notes
Joint Austin C/EMBS and ComSoc/SP Chapter meeting

Seat are limited. Please RSVP

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San Antonio Computer Society (C)

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group

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Topic/Title Drones
Speaker Robert Youens of Camera Wings Aerial Photography
Robert Youens
 is the owner of Camera Wings Aerial Photography.  Studying Engineering at Texas A&M, College Station, and Business at The University of Texas, Austin, has given Mr. Youens a solid base to drive technology in the immerging field of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems / Drones. The past 8 years have been focused on unmanned aircraft development, advancing flight control, integration of modern photogrammetry (digital aerial mapping), architectural analysis and motion picture cinematography techniques. His team of developers include a leading Defense Department imaging expert, flight systems designers, computing specialists, video editors and cinematographers that are pushing the bleeding edge of UAS usage. While others are involved in UAS development, with Mr. Youens every second of every day is 100% committed to Drone imaging advancement. Check out CameraWings.com.

An examples of his work in the U.S. and internationally include:
  • Architectural View Analysis of future high rises in Houston, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Seattle, and Austin. This work is done with a Patent Pending drone camera system developed by Camera Wings Aerial Photography. 

  • 3D mapping of the Circuit Of The Americas race track – Austin, TX, Exuma Chain of Islands in Southern Bahamas for University of Miami, West Caicos Island in Turks & Caicos for University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology, Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles for Texas A&M. 

  • Motion Picture and TV cinematography with projects including the recently released feature movie MAX for MGM, Angle Sings working with Texas Director 

  • Commercial Real Estate: CBRE, Trammel Crow, Stream Realty, HFF, Oxford Commercial, Johnson Development are just a few examples of the movers and shakers Mr. Youens works with in this industry. 

Mr. Youens enjoys public speaking and sharing with all that will listen, the fun and fortunes that can be had with “Drones”.
Abstract
Date/Time 28 June 2017
6:00 to 6:30pm -- Networking
6:30 to 8:30pm -- Business and Program
Location 2121 West Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village Ave.
Austin, Texas
United States 78727
Building: PoK-e-Jo's Smokehouse
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45779
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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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The EMC and MTT/AP Society Chapters are Jointly sponsoring an Antenna Workshop on September 27. See IEEE Events for details.

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Electron Devices Society (ED)

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMB)

(see Austin Computer Society for information on Austin EMB Chapter activities)

Chapter Web Site San Antonio

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Young Professionals (YP/GOLD) Affinity Group

If you are attending SXSW be sure to come by the YP Mimosa meetup on March 11. In San Antonio the YPs will host a Happy Hour on March 22.

Follow the Young Professionals on Facebook

More information on YP/GOLD 

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Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IM)

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Photonics Society (PHO)

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For more information, contact Mikhail Belkin

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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 Meet at DAC
Speaker
Abstract We will meet at the Austin Convention Center. Further information will be sent by email to those registering through vtools
Date/Time 20 June 2017
Come for all or part of the day
11:30 AM  Lunch
1:00 PM  Exhibit 
6:00 PM Networking Reception
Location Austin Convention Center
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45694
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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

Topic/Title TOUR OF NEW WITTE MUSEUM EXPANSION
Speaker Katye Brought

Katye Brought is the Director of Communications for the Witte Museum

Randall Webster

Randall Webster, Creative Director of the Witte Museum
Abstract Museum Tour of the New Witte Museum Expansion

The Witte Museum Chief Creative Officer, Randall Webster and The Director of Communications Katye Brought will welcome the IEEE Life Members of San Antonio and conduct a tour of the Witte newly transformed Susan Naylor Center. This $100 million expansion opened this on March 4 of this year!  If it happened on Texas land, water, or sky, you can experience it at the Witte Museum! You can marvel at dinosaur skeletons, witness how people lived thousands of years ago and explore the wildlife from vast regions of Texas. The transformed museum sits on a campus featuring six major gardens and riverside landscapes of the San Antonio River.

Visit the Witte Museum Web Site at WitteMuseum.org for information about the Museum and the new recently opened expansion
Date/Time 15 June 2017
10:30 am The Chapter Members will gather at 10:30 in the Lobby of the Witte Museum at 3801 Broadway St
10:45 am  Tour of the new Museum
12:00 pm  Lunch at the Picante Grill at 3810 Broadway St
Location 3801 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas
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Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45604
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Austin Power and Energy Society (PE/PEL/IA/IE)

Chapter Web Site


Topic/Title REMOTE CONTROL & MONITORING OF ELECTRIC UTILITY SYSTEMS
Speaker Craig Schaub, Control Engineering Manager of Austin Energy
Craig manages a team of engineers, analysts and technicians responsible for large scale, realtime control systems (such as SCADA/EMS, ADMS and DERO). He has been directly involved in establishing electric utility remote control and monitoring systems for over 30 years. His background is rooted in protective relaying, telemetry and communication systems.
Abstract This presentation is intended to describe how Austin Energy uses technology to remotely monitor and control power grids. Today’s utilities are pushing technology beyond the “substation fence” out onto the distribution system, dramatically increasing our realtime “vision”. From sensors in the field to Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) in the office, we bring the grid to operational experts charged with making power continuously available to the citizens of Austin, TX.
Date/Time 27 June 2017
Registration, Dinner and : 6:00 to 6:30PM
Social & Business Meeting:  6:30 to 7:00 PM
Program 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location 2700 West Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas
United States 78757
Building: Cover 3
Cost We ask that all attendees order at least $15 in food and drink or consider this to be a cover charge.
Reservations If you plan to attend, please RSVP via e-mail to "pi2-secretary@ieee.org"

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45575
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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 When Products Do Harm
Speaker Gary Schrempp, Director - Global Regulations and Product Safety Investigations, Dell Technologies
Abstract A Case Study in Product Liability from a Manufacturer's Perspective
Date/Time Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7pm
Cost None
Reservations Not necessary, but please RSVP to austin278757@yahoo.com if you do plan to attend.
Location Dell Technologies, Parmer South Campus, Building PS4 (visitor's entrance)
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Austin Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society (COM/SP)

Chapter Web Site

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

Topic/Title Bringing True Full Duplex Communications to Life: Promises and Challenges
Speaker Mr. Hardik Jain, VP of Engineering, GenXComm Inc.
Hardik Jain received B.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in 2011 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. He is a graduate student currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interest includes full duplex wireless transmission, design of wireless communication systems and coding theory. His work on full duplex radios and self-interference cancelation technology is being commercialized to build a product at GenXComm Inc. where he serves as the VP of Engineering. His former industry experience includes work at Texas Instruments, Bangalore in 2011 and Broadcom India Research, Bangalore from 2011 - 2013.
Abstract Wireless is a broadcast medium, one radio's transmission can be received at multiple locations in its range. This creates an interference region where other transmissions at the same frequency are prohibited due to potential collisions and interference. Current radios generally either take turns to transmit and receive or use different frequency to transmit and receive to avoid interference from the transmitter at their own receiver. In this talk, we will discuss the most desired way of transmission in wireless networks, full duplex transmissions. Full duplex radios can listen to the transmission from other radios while concurrently transmitting data from their own transmitter without needing any orthogonality. This unique capability at the front-end of the physical layer enables host of benefits at L1 and L2 layer to massively improve the data carrying capacity of the link and the network. We will first discuss the key principle technology that allows simultaneous transmission and reception. Subsequently, we will discuss the use cases / transmission scenarios where this technology can improve the capacity of networks without changing the existing standards and the user equipment. In the end, we will conclude the talk with the impact of full duplex technology as it becomes the part of next generation standards.
Date/Time 15 June 2017
6:00 p.m. Networking and Gathering
6:20 p.m. Call to Order, Announcement
6:30 p.m. Presentation
7:30 p.m. Q&A
8:00 p.m. Meeting Survey Feedback, Networking
Location 9505 Arboretum
Austin, Texas
United States 78729
Building: AT&T Labs
Room Number: #220
Cost
Reservations https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45673
Notes
Joint Austin C/EMBS and ComSoc/SP Chapter meeting

Seat are limited. Please RSVP


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

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Sensor Council (SC)

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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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MONITORING EARTHQUAKE ACTIVITY IN TEXAS - TEXNET SEISMIC SENSORS NETWORK

Speaker

Alexandros Savvaidis, Ph.D. of Bureau of Economic Geology
Alexandros Savvaidis is the Manager of Texas Seismological Network (TexNet) and Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

Abstract

In an effort to better understand the causes of recent seismicity events, and to monitor earthquake activity in general, the 84th Texas Legislature included funding to create a statewide, seismic monitoring program, known as TexNet.

The goal of TexNet is to provide authenticated data needed to evaluate the location, frequency and likely causes of natural and induced earthquakes, the latter potentially associated with the development of hydrocarbons and associated disposal of wastewater.

TexNet will consist of at least 22 new permanent seismic monitoring stations across Texas, augmenting the 17 existing stations. In addition, 36 portable seismometers will be deployed to further examine seismic events, particularly in areas with denser population or critical infrastructure.

Which are the prerequisites for a seismic sensor and a site selection for a TexNet station deployment? What is the advantage of such sensors and different type of deployments for a state wide seismic network?

Date/Time

14 June 2017
6:00-6:55 Food, drink and networking
7:00-7:50  Presentation
7:50-8:00  Q & A
8:00 End
Attendees pay for food & beverage. 
$5.00 donation suggested for supporting the chapter

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North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery-Stonelake
10010 Capital of TX Hwy
Austin, Texas

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https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45756

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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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Austin Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

Chapter Web Site

Topic/Title Discussion Topic: What Does it Take to be a Great Leader in the 21st Century?
Speaker
Abstract Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic discussion group, focused on developing your leadership skills.

In this inaugural meeting, we'll discuss a  provocative 10 minute TED Talk:  What It Takes to Be a Great Leader.  How can you adapt your leadership style to take your career to the next level?  You will leave with new ideas for yourself!

For further background thoughts on your leadership style, take a look at  Leadership Styles.  It is definitely more 20th Century than 21st.  We'll discuss what you think, and decide what to discuss in June.

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 13 June 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn to BlackFinn for a complimentary Happy Hour!
Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, Texas
Cost
Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45302
Notes

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

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San Antonio Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEM)

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group (WIE)

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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB SAN ANTONIO: NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY
Speaker
Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section (San Antonio)

Book / Article Discussion: Negotiating Your Salary

Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 14 June 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn
Location Microsoft Store
15900 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Cost
Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45489
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB/COMMUNICATIONS
Speaker
Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section

Book / Article Discussion: Communication

Join us for snacks, a glass of wine, good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

We'll discuss what we've learned from notes from the WIE International Leadership Conference.

Free parking is available at on West St. after 6PM.  (Meeting is at the NW Corner of 7th and West) .  No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 20 June 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn
Location Cirrus Logic
800 W. 6th St.
Austin, Texas
Cost
Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45753
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Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB AT THE DOMAIN/NEGOTIATING
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Abstract IEEE Women in Engineering Book Club: Thriving and Surviving in the Tech World

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Note: Change of date to June 27!

Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic discussion group, focused on developing your career.

In this inaugural meeting at our North Austin location, we'll discuss negotiation.  You negotiate tradeoffs, features, your vacation days, all sorts of things, both at work and at home. We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations! You will leave with new ideas for yourself!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 27 June 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn to BlackFinn for a complimentary Happy Hour!
Location Microsoft Store at the Domain
3309 Esperanza Crossing #104
Austin, Texas
Cost
Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45304
Notes



Topic/Title CTS WOMEN IN ENGINEERING MONTHLY BOOK CLUB SAN ANTONIO: NEGOTIATING YOUR SALARY
Speaker
Abstract SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY: A Monthly Book Club for Women in Engineering in the Central Texas Section (San Antonio)

Book / Article Discussion: Negotiating Your Salary

Join us for a snacks, beverages,  good company and a fantastic book club, focused on SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE TECH INDUSTRY.

We'll discuss two short articles: "Get the Most From Your Next Salary Negotiation" and "Make More Money, Be More Valued." And perhaps we'll try some practice conversations!

No charge for the event. Bring a friend!  And make new ones!
Date/Time 12 July 2017
6:30 Snacks and networking
7:00 Discussion
8:00 Adjourn
Location Microsoft Store
15900 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Cost
Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/45703
Notes



Join us on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Cirrus Logic, 800 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78701

Contact Leslie Martinich (lmartinich@ieee.org) for more information about WIE.

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