Congress Schedule

09:00 - 09:30   The 6th IEEE UK&RI Student Branch Chair Meeting Opening Speeches Keynote Address # 2
09:30 - 10:00 Keynote Address # 1
10:00 - 10:30 IEEE R8 SBC14
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
IEEE-X Academic Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30

Ethics Competition (Oral Defense and Presentations)

11:30 - 12:00 Workshop #1
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00 Closing Speeches and Award Ceremony
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch Group Photo & Lunch  
13:30 - 14:00  
14:00 - 14:30 Check In & Bath City Tour IEEE Student Activities  
14:30 - 15:00  
IEEE Day 2013  
15:00 - 15:30  
IEEE Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) Talk  
15:30 - 16:00  
16:00 - 16:30  
Coffee Break  
16:30 - 17:00 Workshop #2  
17:00 - 17:30  
17:30 - 18:00  
18:00 - 18:30 Welcome Reception Bath Invited Talk  
18:30 - 19:00 Gala Dinner  
19:00 - 19:30 Networking Activity Ethics Competition (Case Study and Analysis)  
19:30 - 20:00  
20:00 - 20:30  
20:30 - 21:00  


Keynote Speech 1

The Secret Life of An IEEE Standard

Speaker: Adrian Stephens

Abstract: What really goes into the making of an IEEE Standard? In the talk "The secret life of an IEEE Standard", Dr Adrian Stephens who is an officer of IEEE 802.11 will give a personal perspective on: what is the value of a standard, what are the challenges met (with some examples of good and bad practice) and why this activity might interest you.


Keynote Speech 2

A Career as A Reluctant Volunteer – from British Army to Undergraduate Student to IEEE Board of Directors

Speaker: Anthony Davies

Abstract: After a brief discussion of decision-points in career and life, the talk will give an overview of the key events associated with and resulting from 'volunteering' in the speaker's personal life, which comprised volunteer work for engineering organisations and various events which were a consequence of such volunteer activity. These extend from being a student-representative of a university to Director of IEEE Region 8 and a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, being employed in four different places (England, British Columbia, USA and West Germany) and visiting many countries.


IEEE-X Academic

IEEE-X Academic: Changing Global Education in A Local Scale

Speaker: Rui Costa

Abstract: Education is changing. Also, the using of online education as a resource to enhance the way students learn academic contents is becoming fairly popular worldwide. There are several already-existing initiatives that promote web-based educational resources but those are often not adapted to the student's local needs due to language, cultural or curricula differences. The IEEE-X Academic is a global IEEE project, driven by students, that in close-collaboration with teachers create contents adapted to the students needs, locally. In this presentation, the project will be unveiled and thoroughly explained. Also the role and importance of the local teams working together in a global project with a global purpose, motivating students to join the project and create the IEEE Academic UK&RI.


IEEE Student Activities

IEEE Region 8 Student Activities Unchained

Speaker: Christian Schmid

Abstract: Student branches are the places where magic happens. From job fairs to field trips, from technical to social activities: IEEE Region 8 student branches have them all! But I want more, and I want you to unleash your ultimate student activity powers. If you are looking for the tools to do this and learn a little about IEEE in general this talk will be perfect you!


IEEE Day 2013

IEEE Day 2013

Speaker: Simay Akar

Abstract: IEEE Day 2013 is the 4th time in history when engineers worldwide will celebrate the anniversary of the first time IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. While the world benefits from what's new, IEEE is focused on what's next. Thus, this year the theme of IEEE Day will be "Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow". This session is about the best practices and general information of IEEE Day.


IEEE Student Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) Talk


Speaker: Arti Agrawal

Abstract: In this talk we explore the benefits of GOLD membership for IEEE members, especially student members who are about to or have recently graduated. Why should they retain their IEEE membership? What is the nature of activities GOLD organises and how can you be involved? A summary of some recent GOLD activities in the UK &RI section will also be discussed.


Bath Invited Talk

The Research Student as Apprentice Academic?

Speaker: James Davenport

Abstract: The PhD is defined as a "degree in research training", and academics are expected to conduct research. Learning how to do research in your specific sub-discipline is something you do with, and are expected to learn from, your supervisor. However, academics are expected to do all sorts of other things as well. In this talk, I will examine some of the other things academics do, and suggest ways in which research students can broaden their apprenticeships (and make themselves better job candidates!).



IEEE Region 8 Student Branch and GOLD Young Professionals Congress 2014 Krakow - Invitation.

Speaker: Maciej Borówka

Abstract: The IEEE Region 8 Student Branch & GOLD Congress is the flagship student and GOLD event in Region 8 where more than 400 young engineering student and young professionals from Europe, Middle East and Africa meet together to network, discuss present and future engineering challenges and learn more about the IEEE. Next SBC will be held at AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland, 6th-10th of August, 2014 During speech will be presented Congress program, which combining workshops and company visits, with a number of interesting and unique initiatives such as the Gala Dinner at Wieliczka Salt Mine Chamber situated 125 meters underground, tram-party and variety of interesting contest and events during and before SBC.


Workshop Session 1

Teacher In-Service Program - Designing a Rescue Rover

Speaker: Sohaib Sheikh

Abstract: The Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) provides a forum for IEEE volunteers to demonstrate the application of engineering, science and mathematics concepts by sharing their real-world experiences with local pre-university educators through practical lesson plans. The TISP training workshop at this congress is aimed at preparing IEEE volunteers to conduct TISP workshops with pre-university educators in their locality to enhance the interest of pre-university students in joining engineering/science fields. The participants will design and build a rescue rover with everyday use materials in this workshop.

Student Chapters Workshop

Speaker: Simay Akar

Abstract: Interested in Societies and Technical Chapters? And establishing new student chapters or activate your student chapter in your student branch? In this workshop, participants will design new projects regarding their interest area (They will represent the chapter they chose) by using tools of "being Student Chapter" and benefits.


Workshop Session 2

Can The Cloud Be Secured?

Speaker: Charles Shoniregun

Abstract: The criminals continue to leverage new technologies for financial and non-financial benefits by avoiding detection and improving the effectiveness of their activities. The Cloud services infrastructures are actively being targeted because of the limitation in the fraud detection capabilities. Although, some Cloud providers strive to ensure security is well integrated into their service models, however, it is critical for consumers to understand the security implications associated with the usage, management, orchestration and monitoring of Cloud services. Reliance on a weak set of interfaces and APIs exposes organisations to a variety of security issues related to confidentiality, integrity, availability and accountability. However, this raises a plethora of questions concerning Cloud security.

WIE and Student Affinity Group Opportunities

Speaker: Simay Akar

Abstract: In this workshop Women in Engineering Affinity Group opportunities will be discussed.

Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) in IEEE

Speaker: Maciej Borówka

Abstract: Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) program-in-IEEE is a program that organizes university (IEEE student branches) and high-school / pre-university) students to work on engineering related projects for local humanitarian organizations (NGO). Main objective is to empower student branches and IEEE GOLD groups to work with high school students on engineering projects with the focus on development of devices and systems in IEEE's fields of interest that address projects involving access and abilities; environment; education and outreach; or human services. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn more about EPICS-in-IEEE, and the discussion will pursue an approach towards developing potential proposals for funding. The workshop will actively engage participants to learn the principles and include presentations, discussions and individual reflections so that participants can develop a customized plan to get an EPICS program up and going. Funding is available for EPICS in IEEE projects- up to few thousands U.S. dollars.